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 in violinviolacello and double bass, some via video conferencing.

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

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Chamber Music Program

Our new outreach program designed to tour a small group of professional musicians in a duo, trio or quartet setting to rural and remote schools. Designed by Head of Music, chamber music specialist and Teaching Artist, Louise King, this program gives students the opportunity to experience professional musicians playing a variety of orchestral instruments up close and live and blends imaginative storytelling with live music.


Each show is designed to excite and entice children to explore the world of music through literacy.


Tour planned for October 2022


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

Beginner Class String Program

This program is for students who wish to study violin or cello in a supportive and interactive class program.  Our experienced teacher will help students develop a love of music through quality innovative education and bust the idea that learning a classical orchestral instrument is boring! SWM has violins and cellos for hire.


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

Beginner Class Guitar Program

Students learn in groups (3-10 students) or in a class during school, making the lessons affordable and easily accessible. Students are taught basic entry skills to play acoustic or electric guitar while learning alongside their peers. A school performance showcase for parents and peers is built into the program to create excitement and motivation through each term of lessons.


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

Our guitar and strings tutors


Louise King

Head of Music

Louise King is an exciting example of an independent contemporary classical musician, with extensive international experience and training. A refined English cellist with extensive international experience and training, she is an inspiring concert artist, teacher, recording artist, adjudicator and event producer.

Louise has won prestigious scholarships, solo prizes and several international chamber music competitions and now performs in Australia’s finest music festivals and classical concert series.

Louise is a highly experienced and motivated educator and is a great asset to the region and the NSW Conservatorium movement.

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Zech Walters

Zech will be leading the River Rock Band Program and teaching guitar and song-writing.


New Zealand-born Zech is also a member of Woodlock, a band of brothers with an international profile who have headlined tours through the Philippines, China, and Canada.