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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