Wollongong Guitar Lessons -Courses
The Creative Guitar School, now also offering in Wollongong guitar lessons and courses in contemporary music styles as rock, pop, jazz, blues and flamenco.
From Beginner to Advanced
The Creative Guitar School caters for guitarists and songwriters that wish to develop their own personal style in playing contemporary music.
After completing the first two levels, you will be able to choose any song you like and figure out on your own its chords and melody. You will learn how to play solos and perform in a group as lead or rhythm guitar. Furthermore, you will also learn how to compose simple songs.
This is all great fun, and it requires a structured pathway and your commitment to learning.
In Levels 3 and 4 you will learn how to play blues, jazz, flamenco, how to create unique solos, impressive backing tracks and beautiful compositions that reflect your inner voice.
Always with a Teacher
Develop all your creative skills using a step-by-step curriculum that is goal oriented. We encourage all students to be part of a vibrant community, to have fun and make beautiful music with our Wollongong Guitar Lessons and Courses.
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Meet Your Teacher Thomas Lorenzo
I am excited to share with you my knowledge and experience. I am a recording artist with over 35 albums, a Berklee College of Music Graduate, teacher, composer and author of one of the leading text books on Arranging and Orchestration in the Spanish Language: “El Arreglo , Un Puzzle de Expresión Musical”.
I have dedicated my life to learning how to be creative and explore my full potential as a musician and guitarist. I wish to share with you a practical quicker pathway to achieve your goals that simplifies the learning process by focusing on the final self expression which is what music is all about.
I want you to have fun so you can spend the rest of your life with music, as a pathway to feel good about yourself and others.
Learn as a Group
Study in groups of 4 members, 1 hour per week. See next available courses.
Certificates, Progress Bars
In between classes access our online learning tools to compliment your learning. Monitor your progress with points, quizzes, assignments.
Feel – Imagine – Create
Music is a language we have developed to express emotions. I have reinvented how to learn music to focus on this goal.
Therefore you will soon be a guitarist that never runs out of ideas and never gets stuck on playing the same things over and over again. You will learn how to be creative and unique by focusing on your own personal expression.
Produce Studio Quality Recordings
Songwriters and composers learn to transform their songs into full band, release- ready, studio productions, with rich harmonies, powerful accompaniments and impressive sound. For online learning please visit the Creative Guitar Academy
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You also have the option of dedicated support with one on one learning. Please consult availability and price structure.
Kim & Red Hot Chilli Peppers
Macaco/ Grammy Nominee
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Perform and showcase your compositions and songs on a regular basis at our concerts. Let’s have fun and share our love of music with the community.
Gateway between Classical and Contemporary Music
The CGS study program is the gateway to the classically trained musicians that find it difficult to play without reading a score. Learn to hear the melody, and the chords separately and open up your playing to improvising.
How it Works
Everything You Need, In One Place
Enjoy access to an incredible suite of learning tools to help you play and write on the guitar in the most creative manner.
Develop a solid technique, but learn to perform, compose and record by gaining skills in:
- Aural training to help you learn to hear what you want to play, memorise and be able find it instantly on the guitar.
- Harmony to help you compose, expand your creativity and develop your improvisational skills.
- Arranging so you can learn how to play your songs in a band or studio recording format.
There are 4 levels of learning.
Your first step is to acquire a solid foundation on how to play the songs you love( Ed Sheeran, James Brown, Clapton, etc) in a group format. Yes, you will learn: chords, scales, melodies, songs by memory, left- right hand techniques, rhythm coordination, pitch recognition, song structure…. But above all, you will learn how to play and have fun in the real context, in a group and in a structure, with a start and finish.
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 requires a structured pathway and your commitment to learning.
It’s time to improvise, create good grooves, play expressive solos and expand your creativity. For this purpose you will develop solid technique, a thorough understanding of chord scale relationships and a set of practical tools for improvisation in a variety of blues and pop styles.
Learn how to create a good rock solo and riffs. We will analyse solos from guitarists such as Stevie Ray Vaughn, Eric Clapton, Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, Robby Krieger (The Doors) and Keith Richards amongst others.
Learn to produce studio quality acoustic recordings for your own compositions or selected pieces.