- Hourly rate $60
- Response Time 9h
- Number of students 10
Singing, Guitar + Bass teacher with over 11 years of teaching & live performance experience
- Fitzroy North
- at their home
- at your home
Declan is one of our best Singing tutors. High-quality profile, verified qualifications, a quick response time, and great reviews from students!
About the lesson
Teaching musical skills to anyone is a strong passion of mine. Whether it be professionally or for recreational use, I like to help students find their personal voice in the musical language and I believe having fun is the key!
I provide ear training, musical exercises, songs and notation reading. I like to invite students to use their imagination and expression in the process which enables them to become familiar and identify musical techniques clearly. Overtime when becoming more comfortable on the instrument I expand on their practical and theoretical knowledge.
I'm a fun, bubbly person and I'm very flexible with scheduling!
- Music Reading
- All Levels
I've been playing music since I was 10. I have a Bachelor of Music (UNSW) and AMEB (grade 7). I studied classical guitar in my youth and went on to study jazz at university.
I have over 10 years of teaching experience, with people aged between 3 to 60 years old. I also have been playing gigs since I was 18, experience with jazz, punk, rock, alternative, rnb, funk, soul and cover work groups. Playing live music and teaching are my passions I never get bored of them. I'm originally from NSW and moved to Melbourne last year.
Perfect! Had a great time with Declan! I played and the guitar on and off for a few years without guidance but now I feel so much more autonomous when it comes to picking up my guitar and explore. I listen so much more attentively and I feel like that layed the basis of a much more assiduous practice. Strongly recommend!
- Declan's response : Hope you're doing well and playing is going great!
if you have any questions before doing another lesson feel free to let me know =)
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Declan has taught our son in guitar over many years; throughout primary school and now into high school. Declan is an enthusiastic and passionate teacher, really connecting with our son and building a wonderful rapport and continually inspiring his joy for music with a positive and easygoing approach. He takes an interest in what styles and genres our son has liked to play, and is always encouraging that, as well as putting a lot of thought into introducing him to other bands’ music that he may not have otherwise been aware of, in turn broadening his horizons. Declan is forthcoming with insightful and constructive feedback for us, which of course as parents we always appreciate. Very happy to recommend Declan!
We were so fortunate to have Declan give our son guitar lessons over the past 3-4 years. We started locally for us in Wollongong NSW and our son was instantly comfortable with Declan. He found him to be a positive and supportive teacher and was easy to understand. Thank goodness for Declan and skype lessons during COVID as they didn’t miss a beat during this time , and it set us up to follow through with lessons when Declan was finally able to relocate to Melbourne . Certainly our loss is your gain in VIC! Declan is a very caring teacher and we have enjoyed his steady approach. We definitely recommend Declan for your guitar lessons.
Callum & Robyn Jack
I have been taught by Declan for just over 5 years. His technical ability, way of teaching, and friendly nature saw me build a relationship with him that went beyond just a guitar teacher. He is technically gifted, with a passion for music and teaching, and his broad skillset within music allows for him to be the perfect teacher for anyone.
I started taking lessons with Declan purely for guitar, and through exploring different play styles, genres etc, Declan's broad skillset was evident almost immediately. As time went on, we moved to piano, singing and even song production. When you get taught by Declan, you get so much more than a teacher. You get a man who is gifted in the art of music, passionate about teaching people, and someone you can just have a chat to. From personal experience, I would implore anyone who has the opportunity to take lessons with Declan to do so. There is simply no way you will regret it.
Declan is clearly the best of all my son's excellent guitar teachers. He's engaging, enthusiastic, and very knowledgeable- a great combination that inspires a love of music and helps develop skill. I will always highly recommend him!
I can’t recommend Declan highly enough as a guitar teacher. He taught my son guitar for 2 years , he is very approachable and reliable. More than this though, his knowledge and passion for guitar and music went above and beyond . Declan’ is an awesome teacher who easily passes on his skill and talent to his students of any level.
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