Coolum Sunshine Coast


Need Help Getting Started Playing Guitar?

Or Are You Already Playing, but Feel Stuck?


Hi, My name is Ian Hildebrand and
Welcome to my Guitar Teaching page for The Sunshine Coast.


Beginners need help to learn the basics,
but people who already play can feel like they have reached a plateau.


With over 40 years as a professional guitar player playing almost every style of music, along with as many years teaching people how to play guitar, I can help you achieve your guitar playing dreams!




What style do you want to learn ?

Finger style, Rock,  Blues, Classical, Jazz?

...or a mixture of different styles?


Let Me Help Help You


Guitar Lessons for All Styles and Levels.

Beginners, Intermediate to Advanced.


 Plectrum & Fingerstyle
 Ear Training
 Chord & Scale Theory




Reading & Tabs

Most students prefer not to read music (although I am happy to teach reading), they usually prefer to learn Tablature.. or "Tabs" as it is known.

Tablature is great. It is like shorthand for guitar music, and a very effective way of writing guitar fingering for songs.

While reading music is not necessary, it is a good idea to at least learn how to read written rhythm. This is great for learning strumming patterns.


Beginners are welcome as well as advanced students.


When learning to play a musical instrument, it is very common to feel like you aren't progressing, or aren't getting anywhere.


Beginners need help to learn the basics, but also people who can already play can feel like they reached a plateau.

In fact nearly everyone who learns an instrument will experience this at some point. Sometimes getting some helpful pointers and guidance from a teacher can help you get over this hurdle.


I have been a professional performing musician, and teaching guitar since the 1970s.

I have taught almost all styles of music:

Pop, rock, acoustic guitar, finger picking - steel string & nylon string, electric guitar and classical.

Learn - technique, songs, finger picking, strumming, scale theory, ear training and reading tablature.


No matter what style you want to learn, I can help you progress, and build your guitar skills to a better level.

Learn the music that you want to play.



Contact me for more information on the lessons,
or if you have any questions.
 Ph 0415 291 956



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 - serving Sunshine Coast from Coolum, Maroochydore, Peregian Beach, Mt Coolum, Peregian Springs, Yaroomba, Kawana, Caloundra, Marcoola, Yandina, Mt Coolum, Twin Waters, Mudjimba, Noosa, Nambour, Eumundi, Marcus Beach, Sunshine Bch, Castaways Bch, Wyeba Downs, Sunrise Beach, Tewantin, Point Archwright, Pacific Paradise, Kunda Park, Buderim, Kuluin, Mooloolaba, Verrierdale  & Point Arkwright



Contact us - Contact Form or Ph 0415 291 956
International - + 61 415 291 956