At The Creative Guitar School in Melbourne, I offer structured guidance, through guitar courses and lessons, to those guitarists who wish to explore their natural talent, and uniqueness through their creativity, in order to shine and feel good about life.
Covid 19 Update
Restrictions are slowly easing and group courses are coming back to life. The group size has now been reduced to 3 members and with plenty of room to maintain social distancing requirements. Learn more about my next scheduled courses.
Why choose the Creative Guitar School
My learning program not only teaches you to play the guitar, that is to move your fingers to create music, but above all, you will learn to understand the language of music, the how to create music and how music works.
Guitar students in all lessons will develop skills in:
Ear Training: To help us compose, memorise a composition, improvise with ease, transcribe our favourite songs and write our own songs.
Performance: Melody, accompaniment, improvisation.
Harmony: Music theory to help us play and compose with uniqueness using the guitar as our tool.
After completing the first two levels, you will be able to choose a song you like, figure out it’s chords in any key, play the melody, play a simple solo and perform the song in a group setting as lead or rhythm guitar. Furthermore you will also be able to compose simple songs.
This is all great fun, and it requires a structured pathway and your commitment to learning.
Your final goal is to play the guitar in contemporary styles of music, but creating artistic expression as a soloist, accompanist and composer. Therefore the more levels you complete of your Melbourne Guitar lessons the more diversified your artistic expression will be.
Guitar Courses in Melbourne
Guitar Concerts in Melbourne
The Creative Guitar School hosts regular concerts for all student ensembles. All guitar students showcase their compositions and arrangements.
Best Guitar Teacher
Thomas is the best guitar teacher I have come across so far. His style of teaching allows you to experience music in a way that I have never felt before. Highly recommend lessons with Thomas, he is more than great!
Hannah Donaldson, Melbourne, Victoria, 2018
Who is Thomas Lorenzo?
Thomas has released five solo instrumental albums in contemporary Jazz, Blues and Flamenco styles. His latest release Spanish Breeze debuted at #36 on the Top 50 JazzWeek World Music Album Charts in 2010 and was #32 on the College Music Journal Jazz Chart. The album features Grammy nominee Alphonso Johnson (Weather Report, Grateful Dead) on Bass, Dave Garfield (George Benson) on Keys, and Walfredo Reyes (Chicago) on Drums, and was produced by Grammy nominee Bruce Sugar (Ringo Starr).
MUSICAL EDUCATOR – GUITAR INSTRUCTOR
Thomas has a prolific musical education background. In the early nineties he graduated from the Berklee College of Music in Boston, USA under the supervision of Grammy award winner Robert Freedman. He has taught and lectured in a number or significant musical institutions including Paul McCartney’s Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts and “L’ Aula de Musica Moderna i Jazz” of The Barcelona Liceo Conservatory.
In 1995 Thomas Lorenzo was commissioned by the Spanish Society of Authors to write the first Spanish text book on arranging and orchestration. The text book “El Arreglo, Un Puzzle de Expresión musical” is now in its third edition and extensively used throughout the world in Spanish language music schools, universities and conservatories.