Leigh Fopp  C.I.T
Professional Guitar Teacher
Member Australian Guild of Music and Speech
Member Independent Music Teachers Guild
Member Music Teachers Association
Certificate of Instrumental Teaching in Guitar

I’m sure that you will want to know about my background when you are looking for a music teacher, so here is a short version of my guitar history.

1979 Commenced teaching Guitar.

I have been fully employed ever since, teaching Guitar in primary and secondary schools, privately at Glenelg Guitar Studio, TAFE, WEA, Flinders St School of Music and Elder Conservatorium of Music ( Adelaide University). I have received the WEA Certificate of Achievement for 15 years service to the guitar community.

Student ages have been from 8 to 80+ years, with experience teaching guitarists individually and in groups of up to 16. I have played professionally in Guitar ensembles, bands, musicals and have performed at concerts with my students.

I occasionally play in an instrumental Guitar duo as well as extending my own experience, attending master classes with renowned Guitarist, recording artist and teacher Jason Waldron. This ongoing learning process keeps me up to date with the latest trends and most importantly keeps me firmly in touch with what it’s like to be a student.

I regularly prepare students for school concerts, school music exams as well  as for external Guitar and theory-of-music exams with national and international music examining bodies (with students winning national awards and cash prizes every year.)

I’m interested in all styles of guitar playing and have a passion for teaching students in the way that will best help them achieve their goals.

I look forward to helping you with your Guitar learning.
Leigh Fopp

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  1. Hi Leigh I came across your site as I was looking for some block tuition for guitar playing. I live in country SA and visit adelaide 4 or five times a year usually for a week to ten days at a time. Leigh is it possible to receive lessons on long term basis eg intro plus 3×1 hour over a six month period I will be in Adelaide late september or early october and available for intro and lesson one. Date to be finalised late this month. To make a booking will try and give you 4-6 weeks notice.
    Again around 7th december and back again say 29th december. There after usually visit every 3 months for short periods. I am probably grade one guitar player. I can finger most basic chords and have done so for about 5 years. Though struggle to have some chords sound clean especially Fmaj and Bar chords, also timing and counting seems to be my main problem. I just cannot seem to play and sing a song out, though I have tried quite a few cannot seem to get past starting point. I would like some help to be able to strum and or finger pick these songs while trying to sing them in my fashion.
    Leigh please advise if you are able to assist me.
    Kind regards

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