LEARN GUITAR WITH VAN LARKINS!
Have you ever watched those YouTube videos of crazy Fingerstyle Guitarists from around the world and thought to yourself, "How did they just do that?"
Well I can help you to understand the techniques needed to create your own unique brand of guitar music, and perform it in style!
Here are some of the subjects that will be involved depending on your current skill level, with focus on progression
- Guitar choice
- Open chords
- Chromatic scale
- Power chords
- Learning a song
- Barre chords
- Key Signatures
- Speed training
- Note names
- Two-hand Tapping
- Live sound
Once you have completed the registration form, choose from an option below:
What you will need:
• Completed registration form
• A calendar
• A willingness to learn
• A guitar (no missing strings)
• Skype on your device
• A metronome and tuner
The benefits of learning music
• It improves academic skills
• It develops physical skills
• It cultivates social skills
• It refines discipline and patience
• It boosts self-esteem
• It introduces children to other cultures
• Improved cognitive functions
• IT'S FUN!
• Diploma of Music
• Diploma Music Technical Production
• Certificate IV in Music Performance
• Certificate IV in Music Production
• Certificate IV in Small Business
• Certificate III in Contemporary Music with Award
• Certificate III in Digital Media
• 20 years experience
Here are what Van's Students have to say...
"I was a student of Van Larkins for approximately 18 months and found him to be an exceptional teacher and guitarist. He was very attentive and was able to adapt each lesson to suit my needs. I progressed very quickly under Van's teaching and was quite upset when he left. Even though I now have a new teacher with different methods I still employ a lot of Van's teachings in my practice sessions and everyday guitar playing. With his skill as a teacher and guitarist I have no doubt he will be a valuable asset to any student"
- Shane Cathcart
I was taught by Van Larkins for two years and I learnt so much off him. He was so knowledgeable in his approach to teaching me and guiding me through my musical journey. If I ever had a question about music in any way he always seemed to know the answer. He helped me really fall in love with the guitar, by encouraging me to explore the guitar and various genres rather than just teaching me set songs from a book.
- Sean Rosney, 13 years old.
I've worked with Van over the years and have always found him to be totally professional on every level. He listens and is eager to test new ground. He's definitely one of the best guitarists on the planet at the moment and his compositions and innovations are up there with the greats. He's also a wonderful human being.
- Kaj Totoro
Here is a short video of Sean, Van's student of two years. What a rockstar!