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Jim Maguire

Guitar Lessons | Electric Bass Lessons, Ukulele Lessons | Aural Lessons, Song Writing Workshops, Theory Lessons, Jazz Improvisation Lessons, Skype Lessons

  • Qualifications: Berklee College of Music (Boston) Grad, 10 years Teaching Experience, Full-time Professional Musician, 4 years teaching at School of Rock
  • Pricing: $60/hour (I come to you) or $50/hour otherwise and 35/half hour (recommended under 10 years old) Monthly plan options available.
  • Styles: Rock, Fusion, Blues, Jazz, Country, Metal, Pop
  • Suitability: 6-99 years of age, Beginner to Collegiate Level


I will use the songs you love to listen to to teach you every aspect of the guitar or ukulele.

I am a Berklee College of Music grad and have been in bands that have toured all over the USA. Recently arrived in Christchurch. I have taught guitar for over 10 years to people of all ages, but especially kids and teens.  Thinking about music school? My students have always gotten into their first choice of music school. I am comfortable in almost any style but I specialize in shred, rock, fusion, metal,  and texas blues and country.


Teaching Info

Get a lesson in the comfort of your own home. I teach my unique methodology that will help you master your instrument while using the songs you love as guides for improvising, jamming, and even songwriting too. Every week I will give you music to practice and a customized plan that tells you what you need to do and for how long to get you jamming!