Joshua Aveling

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Joshua Aveling
Bachelor of Music Performance (VCA)
Main Areas Taught
Classical Guitar
Also Teaches
Contact Details
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Address: Brunswick West VIC
Additional Information
School/Teaching Studio:
Media Luna Guitar Tuition

Since I founded Media Luna Guitar Tuition in 2011 I have taught everything from Classical guitar lessons to Celtic banjo to Spanish flamenco guitar with outstanding results.

However with more and more students wanting to take the Australian Music Education Board (AMEB) exams I’ve realised over the past few years that this is where I can help my students most effectively (and, indeed, it’s what I’m best at with a 100% success rate). I work with students doing Preliminary through to Licentiate and beyond.

I have had many great teachers myself over the years, especially during my studies at the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA) and the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA). In fact the key reason I returned and completed a second degree in music performance after moving to Melbourne was to work with Tonie Field at the VCA. Since graduation I’ve also continued to study with both Phillip Houghton and Alex Tsiboulski.

I enjoy being a student as much as being a teacher and have always been the kind of student interested in pretty much everything! This has led me to some great opportunities including playing the Big Day Out with a punk rock band (and fulfilling a dream of having my band’s name on the very same poster with Metallica) and touring the United States playing the Celtic Banjo.

What sets me apart from the many other qualified teachers out there is my ability to quickly assess my students and find the approach that best suits their guitar lessons. Every student learns at a different pace and with a different style. There is no one-size-fits-all. This individualised method supports them reaching their goals quickly, with a great sense of achievement and enjoyment every step of the way. I believe the art of teaching is a craft to be studied, honed and of equal importance to actually being able to competently play the guitar.

Whichever little niche within the classical guitar excites you more than anything else, I’m 100% confident I can guide you in getting the absolute best out of yourself with your chosen path with music and the guitar.

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