Michelle Nelson

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Michelle Nelson
BMus (Hons) (Melb), LMusA (Classical Guitar) (AMEB), ADipA (Modern Guitar) (ANZCA)
Main Areas Taught
Classical Guitar, Guitar, Composition
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Address: Blackburn North VIC

With over 30 years experience as a working musician and specialist teacher, Michelle has an assured teaching routine based on solid experience. Working from her studio Modern Guitar Tuition, in Blackburn, Michelle offers one-to-one beginner to advanced tuition in both Classical Guitar and Electric Guitar, and also coaches theory and composition.

Classical Guitar: all the standard classic material and a wide range of styles, covering several centuries worth of music. Exams to diploma level; AMEB and ANZCA.  Many A and A+ results.

Electric Guitar: classic plectrum-style playing, as typified by the traditional Rock style of the 1960-2000 era. Teaching combines detailed rhythm-slash reading with traditional notation, as well as Rock and Blues style improvising. Exams to diploma level; ANZCA and VCE. Many A and A+ results.

Michelle is an experienced composer, specializing in plucked-strings music. Many of her compositions are recorded and numerous pieces played on radio, both in and outside of Australia. Currently she is the composer-in-residence, and leader of the guitar section in the Concordia Mandolin & Guitar Ensemble.

As well as many fine compositions for Classical Guitar, Michelle is an active author of educational material for Contemporary Guitar. In particular, she has authored the Modern Guitar, grade books Preliminary to Grade Six for the ANZCA music examination system, and also the extensive Modern Guitar Chord Styles series (volumes 1, 2 & 3).

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