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Gabe grew up in a musical family, his father is a saxophonist and his mother is a singer, so music is certainly in his blood. Gabe always loved music since he was very little and started playing guitar at 8 years old and is classically trained. He then found his love for rock and electric guitar and certainly understands the hard work and dedication required to become good. Spending several hours everyday locked in his room practicing and playing music. He had his first band when he was 13 and has been playing professionally since he was 16. He is a natural born performer and feels completely at home on stage. Gabe is originally from New Zealand and has deep roots in the Australian music community and is well respected. Gabe moved to Australia in his early 20’s with Kiwi rock band Weta, they signed a major deal with Warner Records. This opened the door to extensive touring of Australia and New Zealand, many recordings, film clips and exposure to the national and international industry. Weta's debut album Geographica reached Platinum sales in New Zealand. The first Weta gig he played, was with Foo Fighters at the Wellington Town Hall. Weta played Big Day Out shows, Offshore Festival, Rocket Festival. Also supported Silverchair, Powderfinger, Shihad, Regurgitator, Jebediah, Magic Dirt, Killing Heidi and played with Motorace, Nitocris and Pre Shrunk on the Triple JJJ Turn Up Your Radio Tour. In 2007 Gabe was asked to join Grinspoon as a session guitarist on there national tour of Alibis and Other Lies. Spending a year on the road with on of Australia's greatest rock band was an extraordinary experience. To be a part of one of Australia’s greatest rock bands.
Gabe has since been performing professionally, song writing, recording, (including a recording session in the U.S.A with Gina Schock from the Go-Go’s). He also plays, records and writes songs in his own band and does solo gigs. He continues to contribute as a session guitarist and write songs with Local artists.
Gabe has a wealth of knowledge, is an expert in his field with over 25 years of experience in the music industry. Has guided and mentored many ambitious musician’s. His advice is with dedication anyone can become musically developed. Gabe would like to see the live music world stay alive and wants to share his passion for music. This led him to start teaching over 5 years ago and also open TMMSA with his great team of like minded musicians and educators.
He is a great educator and has taught all walks of life and abilities, hobbyist to professional, from very young to retires. His "down to earth" approach has inspired many learners onto their musical journey
He effortlessly communicates the joy of learning music with a sense of fun and humour with his charismatic approach. He has incredible patience, enthusiasm and dedication. With his wealth of experience and knowledge in all areas of the music world, he assists bringing the thrill and pride of playing guitar to all. Gabe has a lot to offer who desire to learn and brings out the best in all of his students. His lessons are creative, supportive and he encourages students to exceed their expectations, be dedicated and to practice. He also encourages monthly performance and records his students regularly to show growth. He believes this really helps drive his students and builds confidence. His knowledge of music is very broad and thus he can teach all styles from pop, blues, country, heavy metal, classic rock, r n b, alternative country, hard rock...
His unique approach will help assist you to reach your goals, give you the tools to achieve them and certainly makes your learning experience exciting whilst you grow as an artist on your music journey.
Gabe is available on Wednesday and Thursday afternoons/evenings.
Gabe has a business background and has management and marketing skills. He has been running his music school for over 8 years now. He has outstanding customers service skills and is very friendly, energetic and driven. Gabe will be more than happy to assist you with anything you may need to enquire about at TMMSA.
30 minute lessons
$38 per lesson(inc GST)
30 minute lessons
$35 per lesson(inc GST)
60 minute lessons
$68 per lesson(inc GST)
60 minute lessons
$63 per lesson(inc GST)
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