Jarrah Thompson Music

Guitar Lessons Elwood, Torquay Melbourne.

Private Guitar Tuition

Jarrah Thompson live in the studio - guitar lessons Elwood.

Jarrah is available for private guitar lessons at his home studio or online via zoom. 

Jarrah has a wealth of knowledge to share from over 15 years in the music business. Through releasing 3 albums over 2008 – 2014, Jarrah went on to tour Brazil 7 times, Europe and over 300 shows across Australia including being the recipient of several grants through Austrade and Arts Victoria. Along this journey Jarrah studied guitar and music under different mentors and private teachers, giving him a large spread to teach from enabling him to connect with students from all backgrounds, ages and abilities. Jarrah’s true calling is to inspire people through songwriting and creativity, this being the corner stone beliefs of his teaching in his guitar teaching programs. 

Beginner to advanced – all ages ages in either bayside Melbourne, Elwood – Torquay on the surf coast – and if face to face lessons aren’t available, Zoom is also an option. 

Lessons  are 1 hour in length and focus on key areas for guitar and music  development. The foundations of guitar and music in these lessons are  theory, chord and scale knowledge, blues and improvisation, picking and  playing techniques, repertoire, music elements and composition. Going beyond the ‘nuts and bolts’ of guitar, Jarrah’s mission is to teach the tools to becoming an artist and finding your uniqueness on the instrument.

Jarrah is also the proud author of ‘Guitar For Kids’ Artist Path Method Book 1 – Buy now via  store linkeBayAmazon and select book stores across Melbourne. 

Jarrah has had the privilege of working with the below schools as a guitar instructor; 

Universal School Of Music (now music valley), 
Geelong Grammar 
,Hume Anglican Grammar , Kidko Performing Arts School and Bellbrae Primary. 


“I can well recommend Jarrah as a guitar/music teacher, he took me on as a retired person with no knowledge and playing ability and gave much time and understanding to my development. After 4 years of tuition, and much frustration, I can read music, understand some of the nuances of what I’m reading and I can play acoustic guitar fingerstyle reasonably well. Great teacher, great musician.”
Dennis (Torquay)

“I have been fortunate enough to be enjoying guitar lessons with Jarrah for many years now. These lessons have given me methods to practice, ways to understand and interpret playing music and just recently song writing. Jarrah is a patient and inspiring music teacher..”
Emma (Melbourne) 

“I have been having lessons with Jarrah for almost 2 years. For someone who had never picked a guitar I was so nervous to begin this journey. Jarrah is incredibly patient, kind and he made me feel so comfortable to learn something so foreign to me. It has been heaps of fun and couldn’t imagine learning with anyone else he has been awesome!!”

— Penne (Google Review) 

“Fantastic place. I have had Guitar lessons with Jarrah for 4 years so far. As an older student I have found his patience and flexibility to adapt to my abilities have been extremely reassuring. His knowledge across all genres of guitar is second to none. Looking forward to many more years of learning and progressing”

— Andrew (Google Review)