The Guitar Dojo

The Guitar Dojo The Guitar Dojo provides a unique system of learning for juniors that combines the best of private guitar lessons with small group classes. For older students private lessons are also an option. All students get unmatched levels of support/latest in tech.
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07/01/2020

A warm welcome back to our members who are resuming lessons this week.

To celebrate the New Year we are happy to announce that we now have a relationship with Arobas Software and are part of the Guitar Pro educators program which provides discounts to our members. So if any of our intermediate-advanced students are interested in purchasing Guitar Pro (the gold standard in guitar notation software and something we use to produce some of our lessons) , then don't go ahead and pay the retail price of around $100 AUD. ($US 70)

If you let us know , we can arrange directly with the company for a 50% discount ! 🎸🎸🎸

16/12/2019

HAPPY CHRISTMAS!!

We would like to wish all our students+families, friends and followers a very happy Christmas and new year ahead.

2019 has been a year where (to quote Bill Lawry) "it's all happening" - from our move to Danaher Drive for many of our students , the new ukulele program for the wonderful residents at Arilla Retirement Village , licensing the G4 guitar curriculum and getting our app up and running without too many hitches.

We have enjoyed the continued support of existing students and met plenty of great new people (and families) during 2019.

Thanks again and we look forward to a great 2020 .

All students will be contacted directly over the next 24 hrs but ,in short , we take a break from 23rd December and resume lessons on Monday 6th January.

If anyone needs any assistance over the break , please send Brent a message through the app and we will help you out!

Tough week in the Aussie music scene with Greedy from Mental as Anything and Stuart Fraser from Noiseworks passing away....
07/12/2019

Tough week in the Aussie music scene with Greedy from Mental as Anything and Stuart Fraser from Noiseworks passing away. Both local legends but Stuart had a real influence on me as a young kid - not a technical player but he possessed something that is a big part of being a "great" and that is a unique sound/tone and sense of rhythm. That debut Noiseworks album to me had a real atmosphere and , despite some strong material on subsequent albums they never beat it IMHO. R.I.P.

Friday (un)funny - KISS cancel their Australian tour . :(Friday funny ...........probably not the best backdrop of all t...
15/11/2019

Friday (un)funny - KISS cancel their Australian tour . :(

Friday funny ...........probably not the best backdrop of all time.

04/11/2019
Spotlight

Yes you can :)

81-year-old picks up guitar in a store, shocks everyone when he starts to rock out

via storyful

I have just put in my application for Swedish citizenship
25/10/2019

I have just put in my application for Swedish citizenship

Friday funny  - I suppose I should be offended by this having studied some jazz but it's sorta true.
11/10/2019

Friday funny - I suppose I should be offended by this having studied some jazz but it's sorta true.

The Guitar Dojo is celebrating the 4th Annual Kids Music Day (Friday 4th October) with our best introductory offer of th...
04/10/2019
SPRING SAVINGS | The Guitar Dojo

The Guitar Dojo is celebrating the 4th Annual Kids Music Day (Friday 4th October) with our best introductory offer of the year for young beginners. TEN heavily discounted packages are available that include a guitar pack and one month of weekly lessons.

www.theguitardojo.com.au/spring-savings

To celebrate Kids Music Day (October 4th) we are offering our best deal of the year for young beginners!

04/10/2019
So that's where they all are.......
27/09/2019

So that's where they all are.......

25/09/2019

We'd like to extend a very warm welcome to Cooper who started guitar lessons tonight. Off to a flying start. 🎸🎸🎸

And anyone who has been to a rock/metal concert with me will relate to this......as I stare at the fingers of the guitar...
20/09/2019

And anyone who has been to a rock/metal concert with me will relate to this......as I stare at the fingers of the guitarist .πŸ˜›

Friday Funny.........I missed last week , so we'll do two.  Anyone who knows me well will be able to relate to this  :)N...
20/09/2019

Friday Funny.........I missed last week , so we'll do two. Anyone who knows me well will be able to relate to this :)

Number 1

The promised blog series on buying guitars for kids shouldn't be too far away - too much admin and not enough guitaring ...
06/09/2019

The promised blog series on buying guitars for kids shouldn't be too far away - too much admin and not enough guitaring for me this week :)

In the meantime ........with AFL finals into full swing , we reckon a guitar-related Friday Funny featuring Meatloaf might be warranted. We acknowledge that nothing will ever top his 2011 AFL Grand Final performance so here's that too :)

https://youtu.be/XZdiaFXW2U8?t=359

Friday funny.........priorities!
30/08/2019

Friday funny.........priorities!

Friday funny - hopefully this won't get me into strife 😬
23/08/2019

Friday funny - hopefully this won't get me into strife 😬

19/08/2019

The Guitar Dojo would like to extend a warm welcome to Massimo who will be starting lessons shortly 🎸🀟

Friday Funny........
16/08/2019

Friday Funny........

Shameless plug - one of Australia's biggest tech websites recently posted a short article on gamified learning in guitar...
14/08/2019
Learning the guitar made easier through gamification - Tech Guide

Shameless plug - one of Australia's biggest tech websites recently posted a short article on gamified learning in guitar lessons and it was The Guitar Dojo who they chose to reference 🎸🎸🀟

https://www.techguide.com.au/news/gaming-news/learning-guitar-made-easier-gamification/

Like any skill worth having, learning a musical instrument takes time, effort and plenty of practice but it is fair to say that those who persist are well rewarded. The benefits of music go well beyond the obvious – both children and adults also see improvement in areas such as concentration, memo...

14/08/2019

We'd like to extend a warm welcome to Nadia who started out this week - plenting of adults dusting off guitars in the area , which is great to see :)

This week's Friday Funny is dedicated to Simone :)
09/08/2019

This week's Friday Funny is dedicated to Simone :)

Friday funny that is topical but may not mean much to non guitarists.  The new Prime Minister of the United Kingdom!  Re...
02/08/2019

Friday funny that is topical but may not mean much to non guitarists. The new Prime Minister of the United Kingdom! Reminds me of George Bush reading his upside down book :)

02/08/2019

The Guitar Dojo extends a very warm welcome to Georgia who at 6yo is our youngest student. Looking forward to your first lesson!

I am working on a couple of requests for blog posts (next of which is a guitar buying guide for kids) but in the meantim...
01/08/2019
Gig Guide 1st August - South Morang/Mernda/Doreen/Epping/Mill park and Surrounds

I am working on a couple of requests for blog posts (next of which is a guitar buying guide for kids) but in the meantime here's what is on for you guitar heads over the weekend when it comes to live music. Feel free to add your own and/or warn us against some bands that ain't so great! We'll be at The Commercial on Saturday for the Bon Jovi tribute 🀘🀘🀘

One of our adult guitar students who can't be bothered looking it up himself (j/k) has asked me a couple of times about local live guitar ba

I'm told that a page doesn't qualify as fair dinkum unless it does some Friday Funnies.  I'm up for the challen...
26/07/2019

I'm told that a page doesn't qualify as fair dinkum unless it does some Friday Funnies. I'm up for the challenge , so here's our first offering (with a musical twist)

The Guitar Dojo was interviewed by a Google News syndicated start up blog a few weeks back.  I didn't post it here at th...
24/07/2019
SWEET STARTUPS INTERVIEW: Brent Lyons from The Guitar Dojo On Harnessing The Benefits of Community and Technology In Guitar Teaching.

The Guitar Dojo was interviewed by a Google News syndicated start up blog a few weeks back. I didn't post it here at the time but if you have nothing better to read 😜...........

🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸

Today we are talking to Brent Lyons, the Manager and Guitar Teacher at The Guitar Dojo in Melbourne, Australia. Read our interview to learn about their modern

16/07/2019

Thanks to everyone who has liked The Guitar Dojo page or recommended/reviewed us.....much appreciated. We have had some questions about lessons for people that are not local to the area and I can confirm that Skype lessons are available "out of hours." We are 100% focused on our local clients on weekday evenings but can schedule a mutually convenient time for a Skype lesson outside of those times.We are building a dedicated Skype Lesson page on our website but effectively all you need is a decent internet connection and a webcam. Cheers- Brent :)

Your First Guitar - Acoustic or Electric?
13/07/2019
Your First Guitar - Acoustic or Electric?

Your First Guitar - Acoustic or Electric?

Like many guitarists I began my musical journey on a classical/acoustic guitar and much later progressed to an electric guitar. Here at The Guitar Dojo we ofte

08/07/2019

A very warm welcome to Shaun - our newest adult member. Nice taste in music .......blues, rock and metal 🀘

The Guitar Dojo currently has a limited number of openings for kids and adults guitar lessons.  We're always very happy ...
03/07/2019

The Guitar Dojo currently has a limited number of openings for kids and adults guitar lessons.

We're always very happy to answer your questions via Messenger m.me/thegeetardojo

For those all ready to join us , please register here: https://www.theguitardojo.com.au/sign-me-up

We look forward to talking to you and welcoming you to The Guitar Dojo!

Brent, Bel and Ben.

As a guitar school in π’πŽπ”π“π‡ πŒπŽπ‘π€ππ†  we are slightly biased but......Here is a good article on the flow-on benefits of ki...
26/06/2019
Music: A Pathway to Success

As a guitar school in π’πŽπ”π“π‡ πŒπŽπ‘π€ππ† we are slightly biased but......

Here is a good article on the flow-on benefits of kids learning music - the article is written by a teacher at Brighton Grammar (all boy school) but it's also very relevant for girls. Just sub in 🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸🎸for choir :)

And a link to the ABC show : https://iview.abc.net.au/show/dont-stop-the-music

At times communicating with boys can be a challenge, but music is the universal language that everyone understands.

Testing............testing.............our first blog post :)
13/06/2019
Welcome To The Guitar Dojo!

Testing............testing.............our first blog post :)

Our family would like to extend a warm welcome to the early birds here in The Guitar Dojo community. We have been working hard for a year now on putting togeth

Address

5/9 Danaher Drive
South Morang, VIC
3752

Buses 382 and 901 pass right by Danaher Drive and we are within a 15 min walk of South Morang train station

General information

The Guitar Dojo welcomes students of all ages but has a particular passion for working with beginner to intermediate level guitarists that want to learn the guitar step-by-step via a fun but well structured plan. That way we can get things on the right path at an early stage. The absolute beginner will learn the basics and develop the ability to play simple songs but our end goal is to produce a guitarist that understands what they are playing and can improvise or even write their own songs. So music theory as it relates to the guitar becomes a more important part of the program over time. Our unique offering is not just about face to face lessons either. Each student has a dedicated web based portal where they can see lesson summaries, download or view handout material and answer relevant quiz questions. The portal also allows students and parents to ask Brent questions directly so that there is always support available between lessons.. Our Music Lab is a key part of each lesson , where students are exposed to gamified learning of music concepts such as pitch, rhythm and general ear training.

Opening Hours

Monday 16:00 - 20:00
Tuesday 16:00 - 20:00
Wednesday 16:00 - 20:00
Thursday 16:00 - 20:00

Telephone

+61394042656

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The Guitar Dojo is a specialist guitar school that prides itself on quality content and support. We love teaching and playing songs but also invest heavily in making sure that you have the right information and support to understand the instrument and one day hopefully create your own music. Each student at The Guitar Dojo receives complimentary hard copy materials , premium practice app subsciptions and a dedicated log in to our online app where their personal practice material is available for viewing and download. Brent will also respond directly to questions via the platform. No need to spend most of the next lesson talking about questions that have built up during the week!

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