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RUNNING SYDNEY’S LEADING REHEARSAL SPACE FOR OVER 28 YEARS TEACHES YOU A THING OR TWO ABOUT THE MUSIC BUSINESS.

LEARN FROM THE BEST.

PRACTICE LIKE HELL.

 

No matter what your level, what you music choice, your experience or age, there’s always something you can learn, always something you can do better and at Zen there’s always an experienced working musician that can help you.

All lessons are recorded, so you can keep track of your lessons, your notes and your progress. Or just go back to the bits that you don’t remember when practicing at home.

 

DRUM LESSONS 

RUNNING SYDNEY’S LEADING REHEARSAL SPACE FOR OVER 23 YEARS TEACHES YOU A THING OR TWO ABOUT THE MUSIC BUSINESS. LEARN FROM THE BEST. PRACTICE LIKE HELL.

The Zen Studios Academy offers drum lessons & tuition like no one else. All levels and ages are catered for, from complete beginners to advanced players. Our instructors have decades of experience including national and international touring, studio, theater, film and television work. Learn technique, reading, rudiments, tuning and how to apply all of this in a practical and musical way to help make you the drummer you have always wanted to be!

Our professional facilities provide students with a comfortable and productive learning environment, so you can get the most out of your drum lessons. The drum kits are maintained weekly to ensure they are up to scratch, every room is equipped with stereo recording facilities if you would like a reference of each drum class, and your drum tutor can send you your own personal drum lesson summaries straight to your email. Everything you need to learn to play drums.

To really get the inspiration and motivation flowing we have some of the best drummers and drum teachers in the country on hand to teach you the ropes. They have a lifetime of experience teaching, national and international touring, ARIA awards and other accolades between them. For more information about our drum tutors, take a peek at Our Music Teachers page.

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GUITAR LESSONS

RUNNING SYDNEY’S LEADING REHEARSAL SPACE FOR OVER 23 YEARS TEACHES YOU A THING OR TWO ABOUT THE MUSIC BUSINESS. LEARN FROM THE BEST. PRACTICE LIKE HELL.

The Zen Studios Academy offers all types of guitar lessons for beginners to advanced students. Our highly trained and qualified staff cater for all genres, from contemporary to traditional playing styles. We provide students with guitar tuition in the areas of basic to advanced skill, technique, chords, rhythm, scales, arpeggios, triads, aural skills, recording techniques, composition, songwriting, guitar equipment, HSC and university admission preparation. Our professional facilities provide students with a comfortable and productive learning environment, so you can get the most out of your lessons.

Our programs are tailor made to the individual student’s needs, and we provide support for students wanting to complete AMEB, IMEB, ABRSM and Suzuki grades. We also offer expert tuition for guitarists completing the HSC or preparing for university admission – composition, musicology, performance and aural skills are demystified. Above all we endevour to make our lessons enjoyable for all students as we believe learning should be fun.

Ned McPhie Bmus. [Composition and Music Production], Graduate Certificate, Mus. [Screen Music]

Ned is a guitarist, performer and Freelance film composer from the Inner West.

Starting out as a classical and flamenco guitarist at a young age, Ned is a virtuosic finger-style guitarist that performs and composes intricate instrumental pieces on the acoustic guitar utilising advanced techniques. He has played alongside local and international artists such as Van Larkins and Maneli Jamal of CandyRat Records, and performs around the country in folk-punk band The Bottlers, performing at The National Folk Festival, Illawarra Folk Festival, Folk By The Sea, and more.

When not performing, Ned writes musical scores for Film, TV, and theatre. Ned’s collaborations have been screened all around the world, and notably his work was nominated for Best Original Score at The OzFlix Independent Film Awards in 2018, and has worked on two films nominated for the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards (AACTA).

Ned is available for tuition for:

– Beginner and Intermediate guitar (Acoustic/Electric)

– Advanced techniques for acoustic guitar

– Beginner ukulele, mandolin, and irish tenor banjo

– Music Composition and Production (Logic and Protools)

– Film and Video Game music composition

– Music Theory basics

Guitar Lessons

 

A testimonial from one of your satisfied customers:
Hi Alan, I wanted to express our gratitude for the wonderful lessons that Ky experienced last night. Bec (piano), Cam (singing) and Ash (song-writing) were each brilliant teachers who drew on a wealth of experience but always made it about Ky and what suited him and our goals. Ky has already written his first song, less than 24 hours later, and look forward to getting some expert opinions and advice next week. Thanks so much – we loved your venue and look forward to many more great experiences.