Stress free Guitar Lessons.

We do private one on one Guitar Lessons for all Ages , Styles and Levels.

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Why  Us ?

Why Us ?

The Guitar Factory School has been around since 2000. We teach all ages and levels. Our staff are qualified trained professionals with decades of playing and teaching experience. We cover any style or level you like. In other words - we know what we're doing !

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Pricing

We're $35 per 1/2 hour lesson. The first trial lesson is a one off payment. If continuing - we have lesson block options for 4 , 5 or 10 weeks. The 5 week lesson block is standard. Lessons are weekly. Flexi-times can be arranged.

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Outcomes

Lessons can be as light or as in-depth as required. At the very least - student's learn a repertoire of their favourite songs, if they want to dig deeper, they learn the foundations to get to a professional level. We specialise in broad-ranging styles such as  Rock, Classical, Metal, Jazz, Fingerstyle and Country.

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Mon -Thurs - 10.00 am - 9.00 pm. 
Sat - 8.30 am - 5.00 pm.

280 Victoria Rd,  Gladesville,   Sydney  2111 NSW. | Phone - 0409 663 238

Testimonials

    Hamish MacMillan is a great guitar teacher. His knowledge of the guitar from a theoretical and practical perspective is excellent and he is able to clearly communicate practice and theory. He makes lessons enjoyable and he is a good listener. He ensures lessons are tailored to meet students' particular needs. I have always enjoyed lessons with Hamish and have progressed well as a result of his help. He has also written a text book the Beginners Survival Guide for Guitar. I regularly refer to it. It is an essential resource and reflects his comprehensive knowledge of the guitar. I highly recommend Hamish as a guitar teacher.
    Michael Shevlin
    Michael Shevlin
    22:15 28 Nov 17
    I've been playing guitar for many years and in that time I've taken lessons with several teachers. I'm really happy to have found Hamish as a teacher. He has taught me more over the last few years than I could ever imagine. His practical and theory teaching methods are very broad, as is his knowledge of various musical styles. His teaching methods are fun, yet structured and informative and I always walk away from a lesson feeling that I have achieved something positive. He has patience and is excellent at transferring his skills. Highly recommended!
    John Ackland
    John Ackland
    23:34 27 Sep 17
    Hamish is a great teacher and player. He is able to teach students of all levels and abilities; additionally he has an easy-going manner and is flexible in his approach. I couldn't recommend him more highly.
    Mark Ross
    Mark Ross
    04:21 30 Oct 17
    Had lessons with Hamish at the guitar school and had an excellent experience. He was punctual, helpful, patient and tailored lessons really well to fit the level of my playing. Would not hesitate to recommend him to players of all levels. And hey, he's a great guitarist and a nice guy!
    Angus McEwan
    Angus McEwan
    02:09 16 Oct 17
    I can honestly say 'Hamish is the best Guitar Tutor' I have ever come across. Hamish is patient, kind, and generous with his time. I've had lessons from Hamish on and off over the last five years and I will continue to be his student for years ahead. Hamish displays in depth knowledge of music theory and tears come to my eyes when he plays 'The Blues' his improvisations truly move my soul!
    John Bonato
    John Bonato
    01:43 25 Sep 17
    I started last year pretty much from scratch after not picking up a guitar in 45 years. Hamish was great and got me going quickly. However, lack of practice means that some of what I learnt has gone, so I'm about to get back into it and am looking forward to sitting opposite Hamish again.
    Paul Donnellan
    Paul Donnellan
    06:54 26 Feb 18
    Before learning from Hamish, my eight-year-old son had never played a guitar. After just a few months of lessons he can play all the standard open position chords, read sheet music and guitar tablature, and play several pieces of music. From the beginning Hamish exposed him to different genres of music.
    joel couchman
    joel couchman
    00:13 27 Apr 18
    As a complete beginner with no prior music exposure, I tried attending a beginners’ class elsewhere but felt uncomfortable and was about to give up. A friend suggested I try the Guitar Factory School at Gladesville and so I went along and was lucky enough to meet Hamish. Hamish is an amazing guitar player and teacher who knows how to structure his lessons to suit his audience. He has a world of patience and is truly enthusiastic about imparting his knowledge on guitar students of all ages and skill levels.
    Christine Young
    Christine Young
    10:32 30 May 18

    Our Staff

    Guitar Teacher - Hamish MacMillan

    Hamish MacMillan

    Ass. Dip. Jazz Studies - Sydney Con.


    Began guitar at 15. Has over 35 years teaching and playing experience. Studied Jazz at the  Sydney Conservatorium of Music. Has conducted clinics and workshops on a wide variety of musical concepts.

    Areas - Blues and Jazz.

    Guitar Teacher - John Wardle

    John Wardle

    Co-ordinator - Aust Inst. of Music.


    Background in cultural planning policy. Helped change NSW licensing laws to benefit performing musicians. Former policy adviser to NSW Cabinet Ministers. All round great guy and fingerstyle freak !

    Areas - Country and Fingerstyle.

    Guitar Teacher - Felix Lalanne

    Felix Lalanne

    B.Mus Jazz Performance - Syd. Con.


    Started playing guitar at 5 in Paris. Graduated in 2016 from the Sydney Con. Has taught in Sydney since 2010 and performs in his bands 'Funk Engine' and 'Arcing Wires'. Felix transmits knowledge with clarity and attention to detail.

    Areas - Jazz and Classical.

    Banjo Teacher - Ted Nash

    Ted Nash

    Banjo - Mandolin Man.


    Ted has performed and tutored banjo and mandolin for over 20 years.  He's performed as a multi-instrumentalist with country artists such as Jackie Dee and Sara Storer. Plays solo, in cover bands/duos, and his bluegrass quintet around Sydney.

    Areas  - Bluegrass Banjo styles. Fluent in other musical genres.

    Guitar Teacher - Hillary Geddes

    Hilary Geddes

    B.Mus Jazz Studies- Sydney Con.


    Hilary is a highly experienced and enthusiastic music educator. She aims to inspire students and instil in them a love for the guitar. Hilary teaches students of all ages and is accomplished at teaching a range of styles. Hilary gigs regularly across Sydney as an in-demand guitarist.

    Areas - Rock, Blues, Jazz,Pop.

    Bass Teacher - Josh Spolc

    Joshua Spolc

    B.Mus Jazz Studies- Sydney Con.


    Our new Bass specialist with experience performing on both electric bass and double bass. He's passionate about working with students to develop not only as competent bassists but also as well-rounded musicians and effective musical communicators.

    Areas - Jazz, R&B, Funk, Indie Rock.

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