Bonnie Mackinnon - Guitar Teacher

Guitar, Guitar Acoustic, Guitar Classical, Voice Music Teacher

About

Playing music is my passion and I love sharing the wonder and versatility of guitar with my students. I run lessons 6 days a week from my dedicated music room in West Pymble, Sydney. My students have acoustic guitars, nylon stringed (classical) guitars and electrics. I’ve been playing guitar for more than 30 years and teaching since 2012. I take beginners through a carefully worked-out programme of chord and tab songs. Once they get to an intermediate level, they then get to choose their own music from a list of several hundred pieces which I’ve arranged and downloaded into Spotify playlists. I spend many hours of my week on music preparation. I encourage students to try a wide range of techniques (guitar percussion, different strumming patterns, strum-pick combos) and music genres eg. pop, rock, folk, blues, jazz and world. Students can learn to read music in tabs, notes and chords and I also prepare quite a few for external AMEB exams. For teenage students studying music as an elective, I am happy to help with prep for school performance assignments. I teach many parent-child duets (learning an instrument alongside your child is a really good bonding exercise and two people keep each other motivated to practice). Halfway through the year, I host a workshop, in which I invite an eminent guitarist to come and share his/her specialist skills with my students. At the end of the year, I hire a hall and put on a big concert in which my students get to perform, amplified, for friends and family if they wish. Most of the time, there is an opportunity for everyone to do one or two songs as a large group, which is a bit chaotic but great fun. It gives everyone the opportunity to share their love of music with like-minded friends.

Contact Details

Bonnie Mackinnon

0404740764

Send an eMailbon@inkyblue.com

West Pymble
Sydney
NSW 2073

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Regions Serviced

Sydney, Sydney North

West Pymble, Pymble, Turramurra, North Ryde, Macquarie Park, St Ives, Wahroonga, Warrawee, Killara, Roseville

Teacher's Studio

Instruments and Subjects

Guitar, Guitar Acoustic, Guitar Classical, Voice

Aural Training

Styles and Specialities

Blues, Classical, Pop, Rock

Performances, Sight Reading, Special Needs Children, Transposing

Lesson Format

One-on-One Lessons, Group Lessons

Qualifications and Experience

AMEB

2012

Security Details

7+ years

Yes

WWC0898584E

02/02/2021

Last updated: 19-Mar-2019 10:22 AM

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