In-Person Lessons


30 Minutes

Per week



NZD per month

30min weekly lessons

All-year lessons*

Custom lesson plan

Exam prep options

Cancel any time**

45 Minutes

Per week



NZD per month

45min weekly lessons

All-year lessons*

Custom lesson plan

Exam prep options

Cancel any time**

60 Minutes

Per week



NZD per month

60min weekly lessons

All-year lessons*

Custom lesson plan

Exam prep options

Cancel any time**

*Lessons continue all year round except for three weeks during the festive season

**Cancel any time with no prior notice except during the 4 weeks leading up to this festive season period

In-person lessons take place at my studio in Haruru (right outside Paihia)

Frequently Asked Questions

All in-person lessons take place at Erick’s home studio in Haruru, Northland (right outside Paihia).

I teach students from age 10 and up. Almost no one is too old for guitar lessons. I have taught students up to the age of 70.

I teach all skill levels form first-timers all the way to highly advanced. My theory knowledge is also advanced (I have an Honours Degree in music). I can also help you with certified exam preparation such as Rockshool or Trinity.

The main styles I have experience in teaching are Pop, Rock, Blues, Metal, Jazz, Latin, Funk, Country, Folk.

Styles I have less experience in are Flamenco and Classical.

The term ‘play the guitar’ is so broad and can have  a completely different meaning depending on who you ask. However, most of my students are able to strum along to their first song after about one month. 

To get good enough to perform well-known songs on stage (or to a small group at home) can take years, depending on the kind of repertoire you have in mind. It also depends on how many hours a week you practice outside the lessons.

Ultimately, I give can you the tools and show you the best way to get from point A to point B but it all comes down practice time, focus, and determination. Having fun while you do it, is crucial to long-term success.

If you don’t stay close enough to make in-person lesson viable, I’d recommend either Online or Once-off lessons depending on your situation.


Online lessons are a good option if you have:

  • A working computer with a webcam and microphone. A smartphone or tablet will also work
  • A reliable internet connection
  • Some prior experience playing guitar (not a complete beginner)

Once-off lessons are a good option if you don’t stay near Bay of Islands but you do visit here every now and again. Once-off lessons consist of longer sessions and are very flexible as you can just book a single lesson whenever suits you.

For In-Person lessons I accept credit or debit card payments via Stripe. This is generally the easiest way.


If you’d prefer to pay with PayPal or direct bank transfer, just let me know and I’ll accommodate you with a manual payment option.


I also accept cash for in-person lessons.


Hear it from some former students of mine:

Shanu van der Berg

Former Student

Mandy Arazym

Parent of Former Student

Meyer van der Walt

Former Student

Sean Williamson

Former Student and Professional Musician

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