Learning music is like learning a language - the best way to master it is by speaking it, or in this case, playing it. With my teaching approach, we'll tap into your inner musician right away, so that you'll be playing music from day one. While the technical aspects of playing guitar will naturally come with practice and time, the focus is on getting you to soar on the guitar as quickly as possible.

After all, you don't need to understand every detail of a plane to take off and fly. Whether you're a beginner looking to get started on the guitar or an intermediate player seeking to refine your technique and take your skills to the next level, I'm here to help. So if you're ready to rock and roll, let's get started!


Hey there, I'm John Malan - a seasoned guitarist with over 30 years of experience performing live, recording, and composing. As a professional musician, I've had the privilege of playing in bands and as a session player across a range of genres, from blues and rock to jazz and funk.

I've been teaching guitar and music since 1991, when I graduated from the Musician's Institute in the USA. Since then, I've had the pleasure of helping hundreds of students unlock their inner musicians and master the guitar. My approach is all about tapping into your unique strengths and interests and working together to build a solid foundation of skills and knowledge.


Beginners to advanced guitar lessons in rock, pop, metal, alternative, blues, folk, and jazz.