tauranga guitar
lessons & sessions
with hedley

Friendly, experienced, qualified teacher
All levels - beginners welcome
Acoustic or Classical/Spanish Guitar


Learn your favourite songs ASAP
Trinity College Music Exams available


Build your confidence by playing together

PLEASE CONTACT PAUL HENDERSON www.taurangamusiclessons.co.nz

Acoustic and Classical/Spanish Guitar lessons.
Convenient central location near Memorial Park.
Learn with friendly, experienced, and qualified teacher Hedley Timbs.
Take advantage of free jam sessions or ensemble practice.

Beginners a Specialty

I teach players.of all levels, however most tend to be at beginner / intermediate level.

We'll create a strong foundation with correct technique and efficient practice habits. 

We will constantly reflect on your progress and set new goals.

For extra motivation classical/Spanish guitarists may want to sit Trinity College guitar exams.

Learn your favourite songs

Learn the songs you want to play! This is the most motivating way to learn the guitar. 

I'll tailor your wishlist so you progress from simple songs to complex masterpieces.

I teach many styles of guitar e.g. rock, pop, folk, fingerstyle, classical, jazz, bossa nova.

Check out my youtube channel for useful video lessons

All together now!

Once you master the basics it's time for a Jam Night! These are held each month and give you a chance to play with others

Classical/Spanish guitarists who have reached a suitable level are invited to join the Tauranga Guitar Ensemble.  

Check out facebook for bits and bobs

To hear me play songs you might want to learn and also to see a range of song charts check out the songs page

Popular Songs

Stand by me

A classic four chord song arranged using simple chords. Essential singalong song and uses the most common strum pattern.   

Better Be Home Soon

Delve into this well crafted pop classic by Crowded House. There's more to it than meets the eye.  

Space Oddity

Classic Bowie using a variety of chord progressions and rhythms. Tricky three part structure will test your memory but you've got to learn this one.

Thinking Out Loud

Vintage Ed. Slow groove for your right hand using the ol' Sheeran slap.

Why enrol with Tauranga Guitar?

Tauranga Guitar Lessons

There are many guitar teachers around so why should you have lessons with me? Here are a few key reasons:

  • Unique lessons tailored to your specific needs
  • I have over 10 years of teaching experience and am a qualified, NZ registered teacher
  • I have a genuine desire to help you reach your musical goals
  • Free jam sessions / ensemble practice

I aim to help you become the best guitarist you can be. This means I will do my best to motivate you and get you playing the songs you want to ASAP. My teaching approach is personal and professional so we will have fun as we get the job done. 

Hedley Timbs

Tauranga Guitar Students