Launceston Guitar Lessons

Student Reviews


If you’re thinking about learning or improving your guitar playing, Andy is the sensei you've been waiting for!

Wade Bone
Andy made me feel at ease from day 1.

He makes the lessons fun and lets you learn at your own pace. He is a fantastic teacher!

Jacqui Cameron
Coming to learn guitar older than most I was worried that I would struggle. Andy is a fantastic teacher, he understands exactly what I need to improve my playing.

I look forward to my lesson every week and can't recommend him highly enough.

Matt Brown
I can vouch for Andy's talents. He is an amazing guitarist and has a great personality as well.

If I had teens looking to learn, I would send them his way in a flash!

John Rothwell
I was so lucky to find Andy. I had been struggling for years to learn on my own. Andy was able to find the balance right for me in expectations and patience and I always left a lesson with a smile on my face.

Andy was able to really connect with me as a teacher as he never loses sight of the hurdles that a newbee faces in taking on this beautiful and challenging instrument.

Graham Lillywhite
Launceston Guitar Lessons student - nik
I had been playing for quite a few years but my lead playing was ‘stuck in a rut’, lessons with Andy really took my lead playing to a whole new level.

Easy to follow, inspirational and fun!

I would recommend lessons with him whatever level your playing is at.

Nik Davis


If you’re a beginner or looking to grow you're guitar playing skills Andy is your man!

He went above and beyond helping me get from learning my very first 4 chord song to performing my exams in college, to then writing my own music. He was always passionate about helping me learn no matter what it was!

A very professional but relaxed, patient teacher. You will always walk away from lessons feeling inspired!

Alice Headlam
After many attempts of trying to teach myself the guitar, I almost gave up as I could not get the hang of it.

I was recommended by a friend to have lessons with Andy and it was the best decision I made.

Andy understood where I was at and continued to teach me in a way I could understand.

Hollie Knowles
My guitar skills had come to a halt before beginning lessons with Andy.

Andy’s skills & knowledge have helped my guitar playing reach new heights.

His friendly attitude makes you feel comfortable as soon as you enter the room.

Brady Hansson
In the past year, Andy has helped me achieve one of my goals of being able to play the guitar.

I can now say I’m a confident campfire guitarist!

Hayley McCubbin


My 12 year old son Chilli started lessons with Andy 2 years ago as a complete novice, never having played an instrument before, and WOW, you should hear him now!

Andy has taught Chilli so much and given him such great support and positive feedback, which has really helped Chilli build his confidence and develop a passion for music.

We love Andy to bits, and I'd absolutely recommend Andy to any parent looking for a guitar teacher for their child, you won't find a better one.

Narelle van der Aa
Mother of Chilli, age 12
As parents, we couldn’t be happier with what we’ve seen Haydan achieve over the last six months.

From not being able to play to auditioning for the school rock band and being picked for the lead guitar!

Andy has a natural talent for teaching music and makes lessons fun, positive and challenging to bring the best out in his students.

He provides a safe and friendly environment at his family home and always has a smile on his face.

Adam and Tracey McCarthy
Parents of Hayden, age 11
Andy has been teaching my daughter since 2015. He has an amazing ability to connect, explain and create a musical wonderland for the younger guitarist.

Through weekly lessons with Andy, my daughter has found a creative outlet for herself and throughly enjoys her lessons, always leaving with a smile and excited chatter afterwards.

Andy provides a comfortable learning environment within his beautiful family home, a modern technology approach with post lesson practice and a well rounded inclusion of all musical styles.

I highly recommend Andy as a teacher, he understands a childs abilities and assists them is a positive manner to achieve their full potential without any unnecessary pressure.

Bianca Lomman
Mother of Madison, age 12
One year ago our son Ptolemy began his guitar journey with Andy, and it was the best decision we made.

Andy built an immediate rapport with Ptolemy and the lessons have been the highlight of his week ever since.

As a teacher and mentor, Andy strikes the perfect balance: besides being a great guitarist with a vast repertoire, he is also fun, cool, easy-going, professional and very likeable, and he gets the best out of the individual.

Ptolemy’s guitar skills have flourished in a short space of time, as have his confidence, motivation and self-assurance.

It has been wonderful to hear the amazing music he can already play, having started his lessons as a complete novice.

Thank you Andy for bringing out the best in him in many ways.

Kate Torney
Mother of Ptolemy, age 10


As a song writer going to Andy for guitar lessons opened up not only new possibilities musically, but also new song ideas!

I felt like he really understood where I was wanting to take my guitar playing and adapted his teaching style to suit!

Luke Triffitt - guitarist for Paper Souls
There are countless things I have done with my music that would not have been possible were it not for this guy.

Andy is an amazing teacher, I can't recommend him enough if you are thinking of getting lessons. Friendly, relaxed and great fun. Do it!

Sam Locke - guitarist for Actuality
Best guitar teacher in Launceston in my opinion!

Really good if you want to learn/refresh your music theory as well as your practical stuff too. Andy basically prevented me from imploding during Pre-tertiary music in college.

Pat Broxton - guitarist for The Sleepyheads