advanced guitar lessons
See calendar below for available spots
Want to get your lead playing to it's maximum potential? I can help. I've been helping people reach new heights in their guitar playing for 20 years.
Using a goal-based approach and withholding no secrets, I will help you perfect your technique, and equip you with an arsenal of melodic ideas to not only play great lead guitar, but to use them to personalise a style unique to you.
My lessons may save you months or years of running around in circles in some areas that may have frustrated you for quite some time.
Lessons with Chris Brooks provide real solutions with practical applications
Popular lesson topics include:
* Building a toolbox of soloing ideas
* Techniques: legato, speed-picking
* Increasing speed through improved economy
* Diagnosing issues that may be holding you back
* Modes and getting the most from them
* Note choice
* Album recording mentoring
* Instrumental songwriting
* Combining ideas (e.g arpeggios and scales)
* Outside / passing tone ideas
* Playing across key changes
* Building a productive practice routine
* Breaking the monotony of your current ideas
* and more
Many of these things have taken me years to assemble in my own playing, so I recommend a commitment to multiple sessions to gain the best results and make lasting change in your playing for the long haul. Casual lessons are also available.
Advanced Lesson Pricing:
Casual hour: $95
Scheduled Regular Sessions: $320 for four x 1 hour (save $60)
How do I book?
Choose your spot from the live calendar below. This is constantly up to date. Then, email to book, supplying your name, postal address and mobile number for invoicing purposes.
Where are the lessons held?
I'm located in Sydney's outer west, not far from Blacktown & Quakers Hill. Many people travel from as far as Wollongong, the Blue Mountains and the Central Coast for my lessons, so I hope you can make the trip!
What do you need?
Bring your guitar, a tab book or tab paper, and a video camera as I may record some examples for you to save time on notation during the lesson.
Wait, so who are you?
I've been playing guitar since 1988, studied the playing styles of the great shredders like Yngwie Malmsteen, Vinnie Moore, Paul Gilbert, Joe Satriani and well as jazz and fusion legends like George Benson, Frank Gambale. I've studied with homegrown monsters like Dieter Kleemann, Ike Isaacs, Guy Le Claire, Carl Orr at the Australian Institute of Music. Since then I've recorded two well received instrumental albums, recorded with Brett Garsed, Rick Graham, LORD and members of Yngwie Malmsteen, Dio, Black Sabbath. I've now been teaching the guitar for over 20 years and have a number of instructional packages in development.
Why should I try your lessons?
* I care about your progress
* I deliver to you what's worked in my own playing, no secrets withheld
* Unlimited email support for ongoing students
* I teach subjects in the order I know works best. Too many teachers sit their student down and ask "So how do you wanna do this?". I take the lead and provide you with a logical progression of concepts
* I'm an honest guy. If I can't help you, I will say so.
Testimonials from recent students
"Chris Brooks was my guitar teacher for just a little over half a year and i can safely say that without a doubt my money was well spent. Within that short time frame Chris' superb knowledge of music theory and ability to cater to particular students capabilities enabled me to overcome various technical boundaries i faced in the past associated with techniques such as speed picking and legato as well as equipping me with a brand new arsenal of licks/chops to incorporate into and build up my improvisational skills. The greatest thing about the lessons however was that it didn't feel like a lesson, more so just two mates jamming and having fun on the guitar, which really made going to lessons something I looked forward to every single week. I commend Chris on his fantastic guitar lessons and thank him ever so much for not only making me a better musician, but for inspiring me to keep playing the guitar. I highly recommend Chris's guitar lessons to just about anybody aspiring to not only be a better guitarist, but also a better Musician." - Jake Mikosic
"I am a guitar teacher myself who has been playing for around 15 years. I have had many different teachers, and recently had 2 lessons with Chris to help out with my technique and knowledge of modes. Up until then, I felt like my head was cluttered with all these ideas and approaches to modal playing, but Chris was able to explain things in a way that now leaves me feeling organised and confident. If Chris can do that for me in 2 lessons, I can't wait to see what he will do for me in 2 years! Chris has a great knowledge base, and more importantly knows how and when to deliver the right information at the right time. He also has some fantastic technique building exercises. I would highly recommend him as a teacher for anyone of any skill level." - Michael.
LIVE SCHEDULE CALENDAR - These are the current available spots.