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Callum Allardice

Callum Allardice


Guitar Lessons | Theory Lessons, Composition Lessons, Jazz Improvisation Lessons

  • Qualifications: Postgraduate Diploma and Bachelor of Music in Jazz Performance
  • Pricing: $60 per hour, $30 for half an hour
  • Styles: Jazz, pop, rock, fingerstyle, bossa nova, blues
  • Suitability: All ages and levels


Graduating from the New Zealand School of Music with a Post-graduate Diploma in Jazz Performance with Distinction in 2011, I have dedicated my life to being a professional contemporary jazz musician. I’m a prominent player and composer in the New Zealand jazz scene and an integral part of successful groups such as The Jac and Antipodes, with regular tours around the world.

Highlights of my career include receiving the APRA Best Jazz Composition award in both 2016 and 2017, as well as being a finalist for a Tui Award for Jazz Album of the Year in 2015.

I have 15 years’ experience teaching guitar, composition and theory, catering to students of all ages and experience levels.

Teaching Info

My lessons are tailored to my students individually, catering to their specific needs. Lesson content ranges from basic open chords and strumming patterns, to advanced technique and improvisation.

Though jazz is my specialty, I enjoy playing and teaching all styles of music. I am always interested in talking to my students about what excites them musically, and applying this to their lessons.

As a teacher, I am friendly, engaging and enjoy a good sense of humour. I’m passionate about music and teaching, and I’m not afraid to be a hard task master if that’s what you’re looking for!

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