MMUS, Jazz Performance (Guitar), University of Auckland 2011.

Neil is avaliable for regularly scheduled or casual lessons from his Te Atatu Peninsula based studio. Lessons may also be arranged for other locations. 

Teaching Strengths:


  • A mastery of guitar styles.

        (Jazz, Blues, Rock, Country, Latin etc)


  • Able to demonstrate musical skills across a variety of musical genres and skill levels.


  • Proficient in musical theory.


  • Performance and teaching flexibility.

         (Able to adapt to many artistic and learning personality types)


  • Strong interpersonal professional relationships.


  • Active composer, recording and performance artist.

      (Literate with Sibelius score writing software and Pro-Tools recording software)


  • Has a large collection of published and original educational recourses and materials across a wide variety of styles.

Teaching Experience:


  • Has close to two decades experience as a private guitar tutor.


  • Has run various master classes, clinics and workshops througout New Zealand.


  • Guitar tutor, lecturer and tutor for the Jazz and Popular music programes at the University of Auckland since 2003.


  • Guitar and combo tutor for the Jazz Studies programe at the New Zealand School of Music, Massey University Albany Campus since 2002.


  • Guitar tutor at the ‘MAINZ’ Polytechnic music course. 2002


  • Has been an Intinerant guitar teacher at Northcote College, Orewa College, Birkenhead College and Glenfield College.