Electric & Acoustic Guitar Lessons BRisbane

with Matt McCarthy

Guitar Lessons Brisbane


Guitar lessons are tailored to the students goals, playing abilities and style to ensure your guitar playing progresses in the direction you desire. Advance your guitar playing by studying your favourite guitar heroes technique, playing style and more to fast track your skill level on the electric & acoustic guitar. 

Learn to master the styles of pop, blues, rock & more with the support of Bachelor of Music graduate, Matt McCarthy – a professional guitarist with over a decade of guitar playing experience, and, over 7 years of hosting guitar lessons in Brisbane Northside for beginner, intermediate and advanced level.

My method for teaching is to keep things SIMPLE and ENJOYABLE to ensure your guitar lessons are stress free.

Guitar Lessons are accompanied with learning materials such as personalised tablature, video learning material, and chord diagrams to help in every possible scenario as I understand every student is unique in their learning style. Also, you will have access to professional  guitar tones, recording software, tablature software and more to further aid your guitar learning experience.

Guitar lessons are located in Everton Park, Brisbane.

"I was someone that always wanted to learn to play, but never did. I finally decided to start (in my forties), and Matt was encouraging from the start. One of his strengths is tailoring the lesson to the student (and their goals). Very patient, professional and accommodating. Highly recommend!"
- Anthony

Guitar Lessons Brisbane

Take Your Guitar Playing To The Next Level

Pop Guitar

Learn the skills you need to perform songs from some of your favourite pop artists such as Ed Sheeran, Imagine Dragons, Coldplay, Charlie Puth, Shawn Mendes, Taylor Swift, Sam Smith, Maroon 5, Justin Bieber, Vance Joy & more with my tailored guitar lessons and resources.

Master acoustic blues guitar, electric blues guitar, improvisation, theory and more by focusing on the fundaments of blues guitar.

You’ll learn the skills and techniques to play like Jimi Hendrix, B.B King, Eric Clapton and Stevie Ray Vaughn.


Rock Guitar

We’ll be closely looking at a wide range of techniques and skills required to play songs from artists like The Beatles, AC/DC, Black Sabbath, Nirvana, Guns N’ Roses, Metallica, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Queen, Foo Fighters, Green Day and more!

After ensuring you have the basics of rock guitar, we’ll be diving into areas which are always overlooked so you sound just like the greats.

Matt McCarthy | Guitar Coaching
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Addison Joy
Addison Joy
07:55 23 Mar 20
I do online lessons with Matt and they are so good. Matt is a great teacher and has supported me as a guitarist to... reach my goals.read more
jackson southurst
jackson southurst
01:11 12 Nov 19
I’ve been taking lessons with Matt for over 12 months now, and his knowledge and guidance has given me a clear... pathway to play some of my favourite songs, and also achieve solid technique foundations with the guitar. He’s incredibly friendly and makes learning completely stress free. Matt has been so accommodating with all the travelling I have to do for work by taking our lessons over Skype during these trips.Before giving it a go I had reservations about doing lessons over Skype, but it proved to be a really easy and convenient way to learn guitar when I’m away from home.Would definitely recommend Matt to anyone wanting to take guitar lessons!read more
Courtenay Smith
Courtenay Smith
22:31 13 Oct 19
I started having lessons with Matt as a complete beginner who had never even held a guitar before. He has provided... professional and knowledgeable information every step of the way, from helping me purchase all my gear through to learning to play my first song. Lessons are tailored to suit individual needs and I have never felt bored or overwhelmed. I couldn’t recommend him highly enough as a beginner and have no doubt he would be able to help advanced musicians as well.read more
Greg Sawtell
Greg Sawtell
22:58 03 Oct 19
At age 71, I had never learned to play a musical instrument of any kind but learning to play The Blues on electric... guitar was on my retirement bucket list. Matt was recommended to me and I found him to be a very impressive and talented young man. I started learning some basics on my own from books and YouTube but since commencing lessons with Matt 18 months ago my I feel my playing has advanced in leaps and bounds.Matt lets me concentrate on the areas I enjoy but every week adds something outside my comfort zone so that I am constantly improving to the point where I feel I am now playing some reasonable Blues.I would highly recommend Matt as he is a patient and talented teacher and learning with him has far exceeded my expectations.read more
David Wecker
David Wecker
02:11 26 Aug 19
I've been getting guitar lessons from Matt for several months now and I think he is a great teacher. I am a baby-boomer... who wishes he started learning guitar 50 years ago but on the other hand thank goodness I've found Matt now to help me along my guitar journey. He is very patient with beginners and happy to move you along at your own pace, but also introduces you to new concepts to extend your musical experience. I would certainly recommend Matt McCarthy as a guitar teacher to anyone old or young.read more
09:06 21 Aug 19
Matt has been a great teacher and has helped take my playing to the next level. He has been very open and helpful to... teaching any topic/style of my choosing (and talented enough to teach them very well) and at the same time pinpoint and focus on my weak points. I definitely recommend Matt's Guitar Coaching if you want to drastically improve your playing. As a bonus, Matt is very friendly and very easy to get along with which make the learning a lot easier and a lot of fun.read more
Erwin van den Heuvel
Erwin van den Heuvel
10:17 29 Jul 19
I have been enjoying the guitar lessons with Matt for over more then a year now. Over this period I have not only... improved my guitar playing, but also my general understanding of music theory and songwriting. Matt was able to quickly identify why I was struggling with certain songs and provided me with just the right exercises to get me past these challenges. Matt is patient, friendly and - most important - a very talented musician and a great Guitar Coach. Most highly recommended!read more
nick massimissa
nick massimissa
11:22 25 Jul 19
Matt is an amazing teacher, since I started lessons with him about 6 months ago my ability has skyrocketed. He is the... easiest person to get along with and you can feel his genuine passion for teaching which creates a great learning environment. Not only does he take the time to thoroughly explain concepts until you get them but he gets you to apply it in a way that helps you to actually retain the information far longer, which in my opinion is invaluable. Furthermore, Matt works to your pace, never rushing you and making you gloss over stuff, whilst still ensuring you're learning from every lesson. I've never walked out of a lesson unsatisfied. For anyone looking for a teacher, I highly recommend Matt!!!!read more
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Fingerstyle has become a great passion of mine, and I love making arrangements of the worlds most popular songs. I record, mix and master these tracks all in my home studio and release them on Spotify, Apple Music and more.

*This is actually Eddie Van Der Meer. I’m just waiting on my recordings to get accepted by Spotify 🙂