The Guitar Lab is the perfect environment for students of all ages to learn the guitar. With studios in Drummoyne right in the heart of Sydney's Inner West, our guitar lessons are conveniently located for almost everyone.
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The 2011 Night Of Young Stars student concerts were definitely some of the best performances recorded. Here is Ben French performing "Cliffs Of Rock City" with his tutor David Thirgood. Watch out for the blistering traded solo's between Ben and David at 1:36 in the video!
During 2010, our principal guitar tutor and business owner David Thirgood was a defining figure of "The Big Foozle" sessions at The Albion Hotel. Two performers were chosen to front a house band and up to 200 people with only 1 rehearsal... and sometimes things were forgotten on-stage! Watch David perform "half-a-solo", get reminded there was more to go and come running back to do so!
During 2010, our principal guitar tutor and business owner David Thirgood was a defining figure of "The Big Foozle" sessions at The Albion Hotel. Two performers were chosen to front a house band and up to 200 people with only 1 rehearsal! It was a crazy time and some very special moments were created "in the moment"... just like this guitar solo!
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We’d love to welcome our new ukulele tutor here at the studios, James!
Just kidding folks! This is my awesome son on a quick visit to the studios today. I couldn’t resist taking a quick snap of his enthusiasm!
Have a great day everyone :)
At the height of the "Night Of Young Stars" student concert series, we were holding up to 3 concerts in an afternoon/evening every term. This timelapse video is a fantastic "behind the scenes" look at how those shows were set-up, rehearsed, performed and pulled-down. A lot of hard work from students, teachers, parents and volunteers goes in to shows such as this to create a relaxed platform for students to showcase their immense talents.
We’re very excited to announce that we have made the addition of some slat-wall to house guitars, a new student chair with additional footstool for the younger students, a very comfortable parent chair and a completely revamped waiting area outside! While there’s still some small additions to be made, I think we can call this studio complete 🙂
Let us know what you think in the comments below!
THROWBACK TUESDAY: This video is a HUGE favourite of our guitar tutor, David Thirgood. Idan was a very long term student who showed a natural ability for the guitar from his very first lesson at age 7. Idan's consistent practicing coupled with his genuine love for music and the guitar ensured that he progressed quickly. David and Idan shared a love for so many different songs and performed together countless times, but this performance captured something special, natural and organic between these two musicians.
Sit back, relax, and enjoy Idan performing "Riders In The Sky" by The Shadows.
We know it's great for people to see our past and present students "live" and "in action", but our guitar tutors have history too! Here's a great clip from 2011 where one of David's students - Angelena Locke - got on the mic and rallied the audience to get David up and sing. We know that this clip still holds a very special place in his heart. Thanks Ange for making this happen!
THROWBACK TUESDAY: 2012 was a special year for the "Night Of Young Stars" concert series. We had a lot of brand new students making their stage debut, performances of a lot of original material and the return of some experienced students who continued to absolutely WOW our audiences! REMEMBER... if you see yourself or someone you know, SHARE the post!
One of our "Top 10" videos of all time - this time, all the way from 2009! Jack - the guitarist on the left - makes his performance debut at the "Night Of Young Stars" student concert. Jack always displayed amazing groove and stage presence even at the tender age of 13. Jack continued tuition until leaving high school and was promptly hired as a tutor by David Thirgood for his tuition school. Jack continues to this day to successfully teach many students and bring the joy of guitar in to the lives of young musicians.
Tag: Jack Willis
I would like to extend a huge Thank You to Olivia from The Apothecary By Olivia for supplying the studio with the most divine candle EVER! The “Citrus Dream” is perfect for our space and has completely transformed the overall feel of the studio!
If you are in need of completely natural, hand poured, 100% soy candles with only the best essential oils for aroma, The Apothecary By Olivia is your place to go!
THROWBACK WEDNESDAY: Highlights from the second year of "Night Of Young Stars" student concerts held on 1/5/11, 17/7/11, 25/9/11 and 11/12/11. SHARE this post if you recognise yourself or someone in the photo! 🎸
THROWBACK TUESDAY: Highlights from the very first year of "Night Of Young Stars" student concerts held on 5/4/09, 5/7/09 and 27/9/09. SHARE this post if you recognise yourself or someone in the photo! 🎸
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Before and after having my desk and storage unit delivered. With a quick cleanup, it’s now ready for the bookshelves to be delivered and installed! #the.guitarlab.au #we’renearlythere #veryexcited
The mess that two brothers make fitting a brand new door in to a frame that’s over 60 years old. Who knew that just retro-fitting the door knob and deadlock alone would take over 3 hours?? Luckily, it cleans up ok! #the.guitarlab.au #carpentryforbeginners #helpfromthebro
Last of the paint progress photos! One showing halfway through and the second showing the finished product. Next step: Replace the entrance door (not pictured!) and get some furniture set up. #the.guitarlab.au #goodbyerentalbeige #thankslittlebro #couldntdoitwithoutyou
The first coat of paint is up! We’re on our way to covering up the beige 👌 #the.guitarlab.au #erasethebeige #rentalbeige #helpfromthebro
I am very proud to announce that The Guitar Lab lease documents are officially signed and the keys are mine! Lessons will commence after some minor alterations and upgrades are completed #theguitarlab #newbeginnings #breakoutthepowertools
The Guitar Lab is the perfect environment for students of all ages and abilities to learn the guitar. With studios in Drummoyne right in the heart of Sydney's Inner West, our guitar lessons are conveniently located for almost everyone.
All students are assessed so that a completely unique and tailored programme can be delivered to match the wants and needs of the individual. This ensures that every student maintains the highest level of enthusiasm while still delivering all of the essential information required to be successful.
The Guitar Lab operates a studio that is outfitted with professional grade instruments and the latest in computer and software technology to create the perfect environment for all students to learn efficiently.
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