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Elsternwick 3185
VIC AU
Tel 0425 854 020
Fax 613 95327010

Guitar classes

Guitar Classes - Guitar Lessons - Suzuki or Traditional Method

Guitar classes are offered at our Elsternwick studio. Guitar Tuition available for children and adults. Fully qualified and experience Guitar teachers. Guitar lessons offering a range of different genres. Guitar tuition offered using traditional teaching methods or Suzuki.

Good musicians:

  • Hear what is sung
  • Sing what they hear
  • Hear what they sing
  • Play what they hear and sing
  • Read and hear what they play and sing
  • Sing, hear and play what they read!

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Methods that suit your needs

At Music Works Magic, children and adults have the opportunity to learn Guitar with either a traditional or Suzuki teacher. Our Director is happy to discuss the different approaches to help you to decide the best approach for you or your child. Exam preparation available but optional. All students are encouraged to perform at our concerts but again this is not compulsory. We encourage students to attend concerts to learn from and support each other. Before signing yourseslf or your child up to learn an instrument we recommend reading this fabulous article reprinted with kind permission from Melbourne's Child April 2010 edition. Click to download. Key Competencies by Helen Hayward. Back to top

Individuals catered for

Each child’s and adult's individual needs are catered for within our various programs. Teachers are selected according to the specific requirements of each child or adult. Private guitar lessons offered with additional group lessons for Suzuki students. Back to top

Concerts

Music Works Magic runs an end of term concert each term. Watch the home page for details of our upcoming concerts. The next concert will be on Sunday 26th June at 9.00-10.00am at the school hall at Sholem Aleichem college, 11 Sinclair St. Elsternwick.

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All your musical needs catered for

Need an instrument, accessories or sheet music? Need some about what to look for when buying an instrument? Our retail store at Music Works Magic supplies an ever increasing range of instruments, accessories and sheet music/ books and Cds to aid learning. We are happy to order in any titles not currently available. Ph: 90296879

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Our Instrumental Teachers

Music lessons can be orgainsed with our highly qualified and experienced music teachers on the following musical instruments at our Music School in Elsternwick:

Guitar Electric, Accoustic & Suzuki Guitar

Eddy Markovican,B.Mus. (Hon.) Suzuki Music (primary accreditation), completed a Bachelor of Music Degree at Monash University in 2002, majoring in composition and performance. Eddy has studied harmony, counterpoint, 12-tone serialism, and Shenkerian analysis with Thomas Reiner. composition with Peter MacIlwain, classical guitar studies with Jochen Schubert and Ken Murray. In 2003 Eddy completed an Honours Degree of Bachelor of Music at Monash University specialising in composition, specifically process composition. Eddy currently teaches classical guitar at various locations, working with very young children, teens and adults. Eddy has completed his primary level training and accreditation with the Suzuki Talent Education Association. Eddy also teaches rock guitar and has developed his own Rock This Way method.

Alexandra Velasco is currently in her third year of her Bachelor of Music (Performance stream) at the University of Melbourne Conservatorium as a classical guitarist with teacher Ken Murray. Alex was introduced to the Suzuki method by her previous teacher, Zeah Riordan, and is currently undergoing her Suzuki Primary Accreditation – to be completed this year. As Alex has also been trained as a classical pianist for six years, she has also been involved as a musical director, organist or guitarist in several choirs. Alex has also been able to participate as a musician in high school and university musicals, volunteering for any opportunity to grow as a musician. Although she was introduced to the Suzuki method later in life, she completely fell in love with the method and the philosophy, believing whole-heartedly that all children have the ability to play beautifully with excellent technique and tone. She is incredibly passionate about bringing the classical guitar and its repertoire to the hearts and ears of everyone she encounters, and believes that the Suzuki method is one of the greatest ways to achieve this. Back to top

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Eddy Markovican

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Alexandra Velasco

Piano / Guitar Electric & Accoustic /Theory

David Morris, A. Mus. A. (Piano) has had extensive experience teaching piano and guitar both privately and in schools. He has also been actively involved as a performer and songwriter and has travelled widely throughout the world. Some of the bands he has been involved with include White Noise, Head Injuries (Midnight Oil tribute band) and The Tripping Diggers. He has taught music at both Primary school and Secondary school level and taken part as musical director of such musicals as Joseph and the Technicolour Dreamcoat, Kid Stuff and Boys Own Macbeth. David covers a broad range of styles including classical, jazz/ blues, flamenco, pop and R & B. As well as piano and guitar, David is a vocalist and took part in the Royal Melbourne Philhamonic Orchestra's performance of the Messiah. Most recently David has been recording his original songs and playing in Shabby Rd. who will be presenting the Beatles legendary album Abbey Rd. in its entirety at Gasworks Theatre in August 2011.

David accompanying Samantha, and Elinor two of his students at our concert in June 2011. Back to top

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David Morris

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