Welcome, Bienvenido!


The Melbourne Guitar Studio is offering lessons for beginners to advanced players. 

Weekly lessons and are available Monday - Friday during the afternoon and evenings.


About the school


"Learning guitar makes you smarter!" 

Music is a great way to use both sides of your brain, and develop cognitive functions that keep you're mind be more alert and focused within your daily life. Great for students and professionals.


Opposed to learning from the internet or YouTube, weekly one-on-one lessons fast track your learning curve and develop your abilities as a musician.



Lessons are tailor made for your own goals and ambitions as a Guitarist.



About Gerard Mapstone MMus (Perf), BMus.


Over the past 20 years of teaching I've gained much experience through helping students achieve thier goals, whether it be preparing to learn in Spain, learning to read music, getting into a tertiary institute, or helping navigate our ever changing industry.


I've been fortunate to be invited to give Master Classes and Workshops across Australia and abroad for the Melbourne University MCM & VCA, Queensland Conservatorium of Music, Bonyi International Youth Music Festival, QUT Creative Industries and the Australian Folk Federation. Thes experiences along with my own quest for knowledge have enabled me to appreciate the learning process as well as understand the various aspects of inspiration and motivation one needs.


I'm an alumni graduate of the Queensland Conservatorium of Music and have a Master of Music degree from the University of Melbourne. I've studied in Spain with flamenco guitarist José Ignacio Franco in Jerez de la Frontera, and Classical Guitar with professor Carlos Bonell at the Royal College of Music (RCM), London. I've been nominated for the Freedman Fellowship, and awarded the Queensland Conservatorium of Music Guitar Prize, all I believe have been worthwile persuits.


My lessons address an overall development of finger style guitar, and professional development in music industry. While my specialty is on flamenco and classical guitar other genres are taught; Jazz, Folk, World Music - Classical Indian, Arabic, Cuban, Latin and French Gypsy. 




Guitar, Bass Guitar


Rhythms - traditional, folk, accompaniment.

Reading notation 


Music theory

Practice techniques


Music Industry 


Song Writing


Early Learning

Adult Learning

Performance Preparation 

Taking AMEB and Trinity College exams.



Lessons offer insight to the world of Guitar and professional development to any performing artist.



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One-on-one lessons - $60 half hour / $100 hour.



Outside curriculum offered:

Instrumental Teaching Programs


Master Classes

Studio lessons




Working with Children Check: Yes

Police Check: Yes




Gerard Mapstone

0410 170 944



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Find out where Gerard is playing next by checking out his upcoming tour dates.

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