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Basement Music Tuition

Guitar Lessons | Banjo Lessons, Bass Guitar Lessons, Ukulele Lessons | Aural Lessons, Theory Lessons, Composition Lessons, Jazz Improvisation Lessons, Mixing and Mastering Lessons

  • Pricing: (30mins: $30) (45mins: $40) (60mins: $50) Referrals: Refer a friend and both you and your friend get $30 off or a free 30minute lesson
  • Styles: Rock, Blues, Jazz, Classical, Pop, Folk
  • Suitability: 7 Minimum, No Max


Providing Guitar, Bass, Banjo and Ukulele lessons to anybody over the age of seven.
Based in Hillcrest, North Shore.

Hey, my name is Brad, I’m twenty-five, and the instructor for Basement Music Tution.
I’ve been playing guitar since the age of twelve. During high school I played in the jazz big band, jazz combo, orchestra and a blues/rock band.
After high school I completed a one year course in contemporary music performance.
The following year I worked full time for a music franchise where I taught Guitar at local primary and intermediate schools on the North Shore.
The next three years I completed a degree in audio engineering while remaining with the music franchise where I taught part time. During these years I also picked up the banjo and have become a loyal convert to bluegrass.
In 2015 I left the franchise to travel around America while working and tutoring guitar at a summer camp for kids.
Now that I ‘m back in New Zealand I’ve started up my own private music tuition business where I offer lessons for Guitar, Bass, Banjo and Ukulele. If this sounds like something you could be interested in then don’t hesitate to get in touch!

Teaching Info

The content of the lessons are largely tailored to the individual depending on their age, interests and goals.

For young kids or beginners who are unsure about their motives for learning their instrument I like to introduce both music notation and tablature right from the get go.

I cover basic songs, techniques and various genres. Once they have learnt the fundamentals of their instrument and have had a taste of the different ways forward the student normally has a good idea of where they want to go next.

For people who just want to learn how to play their favourite songs and prefer a more casual approach then a typical lesson would involve looking at which songs they are interested in which are within their skill level then downloading the chords/tablature and sitting down and tackling the song together.

For more advanced players lessons may involve in-depth music theory, compositional techniques, improvisation and all the tech-nerd stuff that goes into recording your own music, such as mixing, mastering, microphones and various studio techniques.

(Audio portfolio’s are provided for any student or parent upon request).

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