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Ben O’Leary

Guitar Lessons | Electronic Dance Music Production Lessons, Ukulele Lessons | Song Writing Workshops, Theory Lessons, Skype Lessons

  • Qualifications: Bachelor of Applied Arts (Music)
  • Pricing: $30 Half Hour, $50 Full Hour
  • Styles: Rock, Blues, Soul, R&B, Pop, Funk, Reggae, Metal
  • Suitability: All ages and skill level


Hello! I am a professional musician currently playing guitar for the Wellington based band Drax Project. We have played countless shows across New Zealand, and are making our mark on Australian stages.

My music career started at age 15 whilst touring around the North Island alongside former ‘Blindspott’ member Brandon Reihana.

After finishing high school, I moved to Wellington to study commercial music at Whitireia Polytechnic.

During my final year of tertiary study, I was asked to join Drax Project.
Since then the band has gone on to record two successful EPs and sign with Universal Music. We have written, and continue to write, with musicians from Shapeshifter and Six60, and have opened for acts like Brian McKnight, SBTRKT, Gorillaz and Six60 in venues around New Zealand and Australia.


Teaching Info

Each lesson is tailored to suit the level, goals, and musical taste of the student.
Whether a student just wants to learn a couple of songs, or focus more on the theory behind music, the overall goal is to have fun!
My aim is to make the student feel as comfortable as possible, and to create an environment where they feel they are able to try new things and know that it’s ok to make mistakes!

Students can have the option of printed-out material, or be sent PDFs of what ever we are working on.
Also, custom made backing tracks can be provided.

Lessons are held at my house in Newtown where I have a studio space optimised for listening, recording and writing music.