• Teacher

  • Musician

  • Performer

  • Composer

 

Teachers & Gallery - Guitar Speak

Zeb Vescio         

 

Beginnner-Advanced Guitar

 

I have been playing guitar for almost 12 years. Initially self-taught, I went on to study tertiary level and had the chance to learn from some incredible musicians and teachers. During this time I became very interested in jazz and in 2014 went to America to hear my favourite musicians live and get lessons with some of my heroes including Peter Bernstein, Brad Shepik and Mick Goodrick. I have spent much of the past year devoting my time to teaching. My lessons are structured differently for each student but tend to be focused around working on performing songs and developing a secure technique while nurturing the interests of the student in a fun and encouraging environment. 

 

Here's some information about my qualifications, skills and experience as a

teacher, musician, performer, & composer:

 

Qualifications           

  • Bachelor of Applied Music Performance - Box Hill Institute
  • DUX of Music Performance (Group and Solo) - Wangaratta High School

Teacher

  • Experience teaching according to the AMEB and ANZCA exam syllabuses
  • Ability to motivate and inspire students of all ages and skill levels on both acoustic and electric guitars and in all genres and styles

Musician, Performer & Composer

  • Has led and been a member of projects performing throughout Melbourne at venues including Uptown Jazz Cafe, Dizzy's Jazz Club, The Penny Black and The Espy.

  • Solid Amateur Theatre musician

 

Joel Loukes

 

Beginnner-Intermediate Guitar

Beginner-Advanced Bass Guitar

 

Having begun playing Electric and Double Bass in both contemporary and jazz ensembles from the age of 10, I discovered my love for music and creating at a young age. It is this same passion and drive I wish to instil in my students with a creative and personalised approach to teaching.

In my lessons I satisfy my students natural curiosities while providing them with a strong basis to find their own voice on their chosen instrument. I do this by tailoring each lesson to the student with a large focus on embracing their own individual interests and drive.

 

Here's some information about my qualifications, skills and experience as a

teacher, musician, performer, & composer:

 

Qualifications           

  • Bachelor of Entertainment in Popular Music Performance (B.Ent)

Teacher

  • Experienced teacher of students aged 7-30
  • Offers highly personalised lessons for each student, catering to a wide range of genres and techniques
  • One-on-one as well as large group teaching experience

Musician, Performer & Composer

  • Highly experienced Bass Guitarist in a wide range of genres
  • Competent guitarist & double bassist in both live and teaching environments
  • Extensive National Touring experience
  • Performed in a wide range of venues including Rod Laver Arena, Qudos Bank arena, Burswood Dome Perth, The Athenaeum theatre, Corner Hotel, The Espy, Prince of Wales Bandroom, The Forum and many more.
  • Played in Supporting Band on 2011 Miley Cyrus tour nationally
  • Played Bass guitar at the 2008, 2009 and 2010 end of year JMC Academy showcases
  • Extensive Musical and sight-reading experience in amateur and semi-professional musical theatre productions
  • Old Carey Performing Arts Club resident bassist
  • Bassist for acclaimed performances of 'Guilty Pleasures' and 'We've Got This Covered' by Blue Saint productions
  • Big Band and jazz trio experience at jazz festivals such as Merimbula jazz and Paynesville jazz festival
  • Received top of the class in JMC academy final performance 2010
  • Creative composition and song-writing skills in band and solo configurations.
  • Recording and mixing skills using Protools, Ableton and logic DAW software in a home studio

 

 James McKay

 Director of Guitar Speak


Passion, enthusiasm, dedication and creativity are the words that spring to mind to describe my approach to playing guitar and imparting my skills and

knowledge to my students. I have been playing guitar for over 12 years and teaching students for 5 years. My approach is to tailor lessons for each

student according to their aspirations, music preferences and learning style

while developing their skills.

 

Here's some information about my qualifications, skills and experience as a

teacher, musician, performer, & composer:

 

Qualifications           

  • Grade Eight ANZCA Modern Guitar Examination Certificate - Honours
  • Bachelor of Entertainment in Popular Music Performance (B.Ent)

Teacher

  • Accomplished and experienced teacher of both acoustic and electric guitar, demonstrating an ability to motivate and enthuse students of all ages.
  • Registered ANZCA teacher, qualified to tutor students for ANZCA examinations level 1-7
  • Several students successfully completed ANZCA exams with grades ranging from Credit to First Class Honours
  • Operation of own business from February 2009 to May 2012 providing private tuition to students aged 5-25 years of age in their homes, specialising in acoustic modern guitar styles.
  • Operation of Guitar Speak business since May 2012, providing private tuition for students aged 6-60 years of age at commercial studios

Musician, Performer & Composer

  • Highly accomplished guitarist, playing both lead and rhythm guitar in a variety of alternative and commercial styles of music
  • Competent bass guitarist in live performance as well as studio recording
  • Performed in bands at a number of notable Melbourne venues including Corner Hotel, Revolver, The Espy, East Brunswick Club, Prince of Wales Bandroom and The Forum.
  • Played lead guitar at the 2008, 2009 and 2010 end of year JMC Academy showcases (Awarded 'Student of the Year' in 2009 and 2010)
  • Creative composition and song-writing skills in band and solo configurations. Also experienced with composition and arrangement of complex pieces using Sibelius software
  • Recording and mixing skills using Protools software in a home studio environment

 

 

 

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