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Guitar and Strings

South West Music has an enthusiastic cohort of guitar and strings students.


You can learn classical or acoustic guitar, electric guitar, bass guitar, ukulele and banjo.

Lessons are also available via videoconferencing in violinviolacello and double bass.

Guitar and strings lessons are available at your school, at South West Music or online.


Our guitar and strings tutors

Brett Allitt

Brett learnt piano at a young age then went on to learn classical guitar.


He attended Lismore Conservatorium of Music and Box Hill College of Music, where he studied Jazz and Improvisation and completed a Higher Diploma of Commercial Music.


Brett enjoys all styles of guitar including rock, blues, jazz, country and folk. he has been teaching at South West Music for nearly twenty years.

Chris Bodey

Chris is a multi-instrumentalist who has been playing guitar in all of its many forms for more than 50 years.


Chris currently delivers classroom music programs in primary schools in the Southern Riverina, reaching as many as 400 students a week through the ukulele program.


Classrom Ukulele

Our ukulele program currently delivers classroom music programs in primary schools across the Southern Riverina. Ukulele teacher Chris Bodey brings the fun of ukulele to around 400 students each week. 

Schools small and large - from Booligal to Balranald, Hay to Berrigan - receive regular lessons via videoconferencing and outreach visits.


To find out how your school can join the program, contact our office

Student resources


A fun intro to handwashing

Beginner Fingerpicking

You Are My Sunshine

How to read music notes

Sheet music

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Swan Lake Op. 20


Classical sheet music



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The Entertainer

Scott Joplin

Ragtime Sheet music



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Happy Birthday


Sheet music for beginners



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Home on the Range

Dr Browder Higley

Sheet music for guitar



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