Guitar lessons with Ron Payne
Have you ever wanted to learn the classical guitar?
I commenced my guitar studies at an early age after hearing the great Spanish guitarist, Andres Segovia.
Learning the basics from the eminent Brazilian guitarist, Laurindo Almeida, I began formal studies with John Mills and Peter Calvo, (a disciple of Len Williams [father of John]) at the Sydney Spanish Guitar Centre.
I currently teach at my private studio in Box Hill, Victoria, where I specialise in performance practice, music history, theory, form and analysis, and ear training. Preparations for examinations, competitions and concerts can also be arranged. – Ron Payne HonFNMSM
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What Students Say
The lessons are informative, fun and very enjoyable
“What a fantastic teacher. The lessons are informative, fun and very enjoyable. Since starting with Ron at the beginning of the year my guitar playing has improved more than I could have imagined. I highly recommend Ron to anyone of any age to get lessons from him. I do mine by skype with no problems. Thank you Ron”.
During this COVID lockdown no. 6 – how grateful I have been
“I just wanted to write you a short note of encouragement during this COVID lockdown no. 6 to say how grateful I have been for the many hundreds of hours of not just knowledgeable and articulate guitar tuition but also the clever cheerful banter. You have been able to channel the love of classical guitar from great maestro Segovia as well as custom fit down to earth accessibility in practise regimens which have inspired me to keep up our lessons even though more than ten years have passed since our first lesson. In particular I commend you on your ability to patiently walk me through the many “wish”pieces that though far from perfect are an ongoing source of motivation to keep playing this wonderful instrument. Thanks so much Ron and see you soon for our next lesson”
Dr. Shawn Choong
Develop my skill with enjoyment
“I have been studying with Ron for two and a half years, starting as a beginner at the age of 64. What I have found with Ron is that he is able to guide my development by recognising where I am currently situated in my development and recognise areas of improvement by setting appropriate exercises. His extensive knowledge of the guitar repertoire has enabled him to select pieces that develop my skill and give enjoyment at the same time. He is a good listener and helps me further my understanding of playing techniques in which I am having difficulty and suggests methods to overcome them. Importantly, he has an easy going manner and makes learning fun and interesting – I look forward to my lessons!”
Study via Skype
“I have studied in person with Ron while living in Melbourne, and now study with him remotely via Skype. Both methods have proved deeply satisfying. The guitar has been a great source of comfort in my life since I started playing and it was Ron who opened the door. His teaching style is both encouraging and sincere, with a touch of humour… Highly recommended teacher!”
Preparing for auditions for future uni applications, successfully with Ron’s methods.
“Last year I was doing my year twelve guitar while also preparing for auditions for future uni applications. I was required to demonstrate sight reading ability during the auditions, which I had no practice in. So I began to take lessons with Ron throughout the year and was surprised with how fast we moved through the material. The lessons were relaxed while pushing steadily through the work, with Ron oﬀering sight reading tips and knowledge, and by the end of the year I was easily uni standard. I am now in my top preference uni and continuing my guitar skills.”
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Ron helped me reach my full potential
“Ron played a pivotal role in preparing me for tertiary auditions. His insight and helpful advice offered a fresh perspective that helped me reach my full potential and the performance opportunities he offered were invaluable in helping me learn how to deal with nerves. I am extremely thankful for the time he invested in me.” –
– Evan Hopkins