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Ari Freeman

Ari Freeman


Guitar Lessons | Bass Guitar Lessons, Singing Lessons | Ensemble Coaching, Song Writing Workshops, Theory Lessons, Composition Lessons, Jazz Improvisation Lessons

  • Qualifications: Mus B (Canterbury University), Diploma in Jazz Performance (CPIT), Diploma in Audio Engineering (MAINZ)
  • Pricing: $30 per half hour lesson, $60 per hour lesson. Lessons are once a week.
  • Styles: All
  • Suitability: 7 years old and upwards, beginner to Tertiary course entrance.


Ari Freeman is a bassist and guitarist from Christchurch.

He is known around Christchurch and beyond as the front man of the psychedelic funk band Rhomboid, and as The Blues Professor, a One-Man-Band playing blues and rock’n’roll .

Ari has diverse skills and experience that is rare to find in one individual. He is variously a recording engineer, a live musician, an instrument builder, and a music teacher. He has worked full time teaching guitar and bass for several years, and performs and records music regularly.

Teaching Info

My promise to my students is two-fold.

1. You will leave every lesson a better musician than when you arrived

2. You will get to learn the music YOU like, without exception.

My lessons can include:

• Learning songs by ear

• How to get the most out of your practice time

• Playing techniques

• Songwriting

• Applied music theory

• Guitar maintenance and minor repairs

• Improvisation

• Reading of chord charts, tab, and sheetmusic

• Amps, Guitars, Effects Pedals, what they are, and how they work

• How to make a band sound great

• How to tap your musical creativity

I will help you find your sound, regardless of the genre. I have taught musicians to play music from Pop to Jazz to Noise-punk and everything in between.

I have successfully prepared students for Jazz School entrance.

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