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Compass Music Studio

Compass Music Studio


Guitar Lessons | Bass Guitar Lessons, Keyboard Lessons, Piano Lessons, Singing Lessons, Ukulele Lessons | Artist development, Song Writing Workshops, Theory Lessons, Composition Lessons

  • Qualifications: BMus
  • Pricing: Come see us for a free consultation
  • Styles: Rock, Metal, Indie, Pop, Blues, Folk
  • Suitability: Age 5 to adult



Michael and Ruth Germon – Melville, Hamilton

We are passionate musicians, and have been playing multiple instruments for over a decade now.

Michael specializes in guitar, bass and piano, Ruth in guitar and Singing.

Ruth also holds a Bachelor of Commercial Music from Wintec.

We have both played with and composed for multiple bands and projects, specializing in the rock and metal genres.

Whether you are a beginner who just wants to jam at home or whether you have aspirations of writing and performing your own music, we can help you on your musical journey.

Teaching Info

Are you a beginner?

Or have you been playing for some time?

Are you looking to learn the basics?

Or do you want to learn how to improvise and write your own music?


Compass Music Studio can offer you the right lessons for you and your goals.

Come and see us for a free half-hour consultation to assess where you’re at with your chosen instrument and how to best achieve your goals.


I have worked with Michael both professionally and as a student and I fully recommend him as a teacher. He has great knowledge of theory and teaches it in a practical way that encourages growth in your instrument. Michael puts in a lot of time and effort and really goes the extra mile that most would not go to, just to benefit the student. I would not be half the musician I am today without his lessons and input.

John Brodie

Michael is knowledgeable and enthusiastic about music teaching. He is able to communicate his knowledge clearly and without overwhelming. He has been teaching me guitar for around 2 years and I have found his friendly manner and patient approach to be valuable in helping me keep going. He is always able to offer useful insights and practical tips to help me progress. I have appreciated his ability to be flexible on the odd occasion that I have needed to reschedule. I would recommend him as a guitar teacher to anyone who, like me feels a bit intimidated picking up an instrument without much prior experience.

Luke Mercer

Michael is a fantastic teacher with a wealth of musical knowledge. Everything from theory, technique, production and song writing. Super relaxed environment and always very friendly. I could not recommend Compass Music enough

Jono Watson

I’ve worked with Michael on a number of studio music projects now, and I highly endorse his level of knowledge and practice. If you’re looking for quality music tuition, and a positive, mindful attitude, look no further!

Jake Booth of Mordecai Records
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