Guitar Lessons

Guitar Lessons Perth

Keyed Up Music is the largest music school providing Guitar lessons for kids in Perth. With over 550 guitar students per week, the professional guitar teachers at Keyed Up know how to not only teach guitar competently to your child but also engage, inspire and create learning opportunities for them. Coupled with some basic practice discipline and good ol’ fashioned grit, there are simply no limits to your child’s musical potential! They too could be a Rock n’ Roll star of the 21st Century.

How do I know my child’s teacher is qualified and appropriate for my child?

 We take teacher selection very seriously. All of our guitar teachers hold WWC (working with children checks) and are also cross-referenced by our administration staff with previous employers and referees. 

All of our guitar teachers also hold tertiary music qualifications with many of them having studied right here in Perth at either WAAPA or UWA. 

Our guitar teachers also undergo a training module as part of their Keyed Up Music induction and receive ongoing support with a senior teacher observing, reviewing and providing feedback on their lessons once a term via email and a phone call the following day.  

Where can I find guitar lessons near me?

 With over 40 venues in Perth there is bound to be a venue close to you. Just click on the ‘locations’ tab

to find guitar lessons near you. Please note that not all venues listed have guitar lessons and a few venues are for students of that school only. Please call the Keyed Up Office for more information.

How can I enrol?

Just click on the enrolment form on the home page to enrol you son/daughter into guitar lessons. (See link)

 Once the form has been received, we can then offer you a place and time at a venue convenient to you. 

When can my child start guitar lessons?

 We conduct guitar lessons for beginners from 8 years of age (Year 3) but a good rule of thumb is if they hold a classical guitar upright they can then begin to play the guitar. If your child is an older beginner, this is absolutely fine too as they will most likely progress at a faster rate. We teach children up to 17 years of age.

 How much are guitar lessons?

Individual Guitar class: $35.75 (incl GST)

Group of 2 Guitar class: $25.30 (inlc GST)

Group of 3/4 Guitar class : $20.35 (inc GST)

*All lessons are 30 minutes in duration unless otherwise arranged with the Keyed Up admin. team.

How do the group guitar lessons work?

Most of our guitar lessons are in a small group of up to 3 students in a class. The teacher then moves in between the students and works with each child with where they are at. 

Each child has their own book which is provided to the student upon commencement of their guitar lessons.  Students do need to bring their guitar to the guitar lessons!

Do I need a guitar at home to practice on?

Yes, your child needs a guitar at home to practice each day on. This will ensure that your child gets the most from their weekly guitar lesson and can rehearse the concepts taught during their lesson time.

Just call the keyed upoffice if you would like some advice on a suitable guitar for your child. We recommend using a nylon string classical acoustic guitar. The nylon strings are softer on the fingers, especially for little fingers. 

Can I hire a guitar? 

Yes, just click on the following link for information about hiring a guitar. Guitar hire is $44 per term (10 weeks) with a $25 refundable bond.

Can my child do formal AMEB (Australian Music Board Examinations) with Keyed Up.

Yes, absolutely. We have many students each year sitting AMEB examinations and doing very well. We generally advise that if sitting for an AMEB exam then an individual 30-minute lesson is appropriate. Especially if it is for an AMEB guitar exam of grade 2 or above.

Will my child learn to read music and guitar tabs?

Yes, from the first lesson you child will be reading music notation and tablature. On average, by the end of the first term (10 weeks), they will be reading standard music notation after beginning on guitar tabs. This is of course, dependant on the student’s at home practice routine, the child’s age and of course natural music reading ability. Like all good teaching, our aim is to do ourselves out of a job as soon as we can!

How can I keep track of my child’s musical progress on the guitar?

Each child is given a practice planner at the beginning of each term which is signed by the parent for each day of practice that their child completes. PRACTICE PLANNER TERM 2.pdf

Each child will receive a report at the end of each semester, much like their standard school report. It includes information regarding student behaviour, attitude and instrumental and theoretical progress.