Curtis Elwood, VIC 3184

  • Masters Qualified Classical and Contemporary Guitar Teaching

About Me


- Bachelor of Music, Master of Music (Performance Teaching), Graduate Diploma in Education
- Registered with the Victorian Institute of Teaching
- 4 years teaching experience, 18 years playing experience
- Can assist with VCE performance preparation, AMEB and other external music board examinations

With over 10 years performance experience and 4 years teaching experience , I pride myself on providing guitar and theory lessons that are effective and enjoyable for students of all ages. I specialise in both classical and contemporary guitar styles - beginner to advanced.

Since 2013, I have been teaching in schools across the Inner Melbourne area, including Richmond, St Michael's and Port Melbourne. I have more recently expanded to my own private teaching studio, located in Elwood, for which I am now taking students (I am able to travel to inner suburban suburbs including suburbs near the CBD where required).

Having completed a Bachelor of Music (Performance) at The University of Newcastle in 2012, I went on to study a Master of Music (Performance Teaching) degree at the University of Melbourne, from which I graduated in 2015. To further develop my teaching skills, I completed a Graduate Diploma Of Teaching in 2017, and am a currently registered classroom teacher with the Victorian Institute of Teaching.

Through the guidance and influence of teachers, colleagues and peers, I have become competent performing and teaching a wide range of classical and contemporary styles of music. Whether it’s pop, jazz, rock or metal, I keep well informed of new and innovative music and performers while maintaining an appreciation for classical traditions. I advocate an open-minded approach to music and encourage my students to learn music from a variety of styles and their own specific interests.

Ultimately, I am a passionate music teacher and performer who staunchly believes in the benefits of high quality and sustained music education. I aim to provide lessons and constructive feedback that encourage continued, autonomous involvement in instrumental music learning and performance.

Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions, thanks!



Graduate Diploma in Education (Middle Years)

LaTrobe University

2016 - 2016

Master of Music (Performance Teaching)

The University of Melbourne

2013 - 2015

Bachelor of Music (Performance)

The University of Newcastle

2010 - 2012

Background Check

  • Working with Children Check (Reference No.: 0023591A-01)
  • Police Check (Reference No.: Upon Request)


Lessons available in both classical and contemporary guitar styles, beginner to advanced, all ages welcome. Rates are drawn with consideration from

30 minute Lesson - $25
60 minute Lesson - $50

*Rates for group lessons are negotiable depending on size

Lesson Information

  • Lesson Type:
  • One to One
  • In Group
  • Online


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  • Elwood, VIC 3184