Making it easier to play guitar: blog 1

April 20, 2019

Putting a bit of graphite or pencil lead in your nut can really help with tuning. The strings slide through the nut uninterrupted making for a more exact tuning. The nut is located up by the head of the guitar, it’s white and made of a petroleum product. It sets the height and space of […]

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April 14, 2019

Are guitarists the coolest of all the musicians or is it all in their heads? Interesting belief but really the coolest of all the musicians are the ones that are not over playing, in time and relaxed. Being able to listen also adds to the cool factor. Learning to play with a metronome is the […]

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Young Wellington guitarists busking during school holiday program April 2019

April 7, 2019

Holidays are just around the corner! Do you have any young guitarists, singers or keyboardists keen to play some music in the holidays?   Holiday programme dates are:   April 15th, 16th and 17th – Mon, Tues, Wed.   April 23rd, 24th and 26th – Tues, Wed, Fri

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April Holiday Programme Wellington 2019

April 1, 2019

April Holiday Programme. Term one is almost done and we are taking bookings for our school holiday programme. Book in March and receive 10% discount. April dates: Week 1: 15th, 16th and 17th. Week 2: 23rd, 24th and 26th. Book at: Or email: Testimonial: Thanks so much for the fabulous 3 days of […]

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Practice what you preach…

March 19, 2019

Practice what you preach. The owner of The Rock Academy is still playing live and doesn’t intend on stopping anytime soon. Oh and he still loves giving the odd lesson and helps with mentoring and all things in between. Leading by example..

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Next generation guitar teachers in Wellington just keep getting better…

March 12, 2019

Nick V one of our fantastic guitar teachers here with the busking group during the school holidays. Nick is amazing and can play/teach guitar, drums, piano and composes music for film. I love the talent of this next generation and it just keeps getting better.

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Ready for the next challenge…joining a band!

February 27, 2019

  Luke has been busking a few times now and is ready for the next challenge…joining a band! It is something every young musician should experience and once they have one session they are usually hooked. Its the perfect healthy miss spent youth 🙂

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Six string bass? Why not?

February 17, 2019

Six sing bass? Why not? It’s lots of fun playing a six string bass as apposed to a four stringed bass. More strings, more notes, more fun? There are a couple of issues that you have to get your head and fingers around with the extra strings. The first is while you play you need […]

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Young singer headed for the top

February 11, 2019

Liv Calder is a young singer headed for the top. This girl has a great future with her voice. A very relaxed mature disposition and a joy to work with. Liv has been singing with The Rock Academy during the busking trips and her voice sublime.

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February 5, 2019

Music Lessons Wellington – The Rock Academy focuses on finding the offer a half price trial lesson to make sure the pupil and the tutor connect and are comfortable. Having lessons in the home environment is a great way to learn. For more information please visit our website, email or call. 021 565 […]

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