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Tam Scholes

Guitar Lessons | Artist development, Aural Lessons, Theory Lessons

  • Qualifications: Bachelor of Performing Arts Maj. Jazz Guitar
  • Pricing: $25 - 1/2 hour
  • Styles: Jazz, blues, pop/rock and fingerpicking.
  • Suitability: All ages and levels.


I am 26 years old and have been playing guitar for 16 years. I have been privileged to learn under many great New Zealand musicians whom I still very much admire; including Dixon Nacey, Neil Watson, Johnny Fleury, and Kevin Haines.
I enjoy improvising and collaborating with other musicians. Bill Frisell, Joel Haines, Kelly Joe Phelps, George Harrison, J.J Cale, Jim Hall and Wes Montgomery are some of my favorite players.
In recent years, I have played at Tauranga Jazz Festival, Auckland’s Music in Parks, the Town Hall, Prana Music Festival, and Parihaka.
I love teaching, and find great satisfaction in passing on all that I know of music.

Teaching Info

I believe in a more relaxed approach to teaching. I think it is important to practice, but more important to be inspired and develop a love of music.