Guitar Lessons

Welcome to the Music Matters School of Guitar. Teaching Guitar has been my passion and joy in Somerset West since 1984!

My goal is to provide you with professional tuition in a happy and encouraging environment. I have endless patience and my studio rule is that you are not allowed to stress!

I teach children as young as 5 years of age and my oldest student to date was 85 years young!

Junior students from the age of 5 to 8 years are taught in half hour private lessons only and not in groups as I find concentration is much better with one on one attention. Parents are welcome to sit in on their child’s lesson.

Students from 9 years to adults are taught in either private or group lessons.


What the course includes

  • - Tuning the guitar
  • - How to re-string the guitar
  • - Learning to read chord diagrams for Open and Barre Chords
  • - Understanding and playing of Root 6 and Root 5 Barre Chords
  • - Rhythm guitar exercises
  • - Fingerpicking exercises beginner to advanced
  • - Basic reading and playing of music notation
  • - Tablature reading
  • - Songs and instrumentals
  • - Open Tunings
  • - Basic Blues Guitar
  • - Understanding Chord Formulas and Progressions
  • - Guidelines for song writing

Fees for 2024


  • - 45 minute lessons once a week = R2200.00 per term payable in the first month of the term.
  • - I work according to the Government School Timetable. I work on a nine lesson term.
  • - Should you miss a lesson, I will record the group lesson and send it to you and email you the notes.
  • - Group lessons which have been missed may NOT be caught up as Private Lessons.

Mini 30 Minute Groups:

- Two students sharing a half hour lesson = R250.00 per student per lesson

- Three students sharing a half hour lesson = R230.00 per student per lesson

Private Lessons

  • - 45 minute lesson = R500.00 per lesson payable in advance per month.
  • - 30 minute lesson = R350.00 per lesson payable in advance per month.
  • - Any lessons missed are to be rescheduled at a time suitable to both parties.

For more information please contact me either via email:
kathyash@telkomsa.net or call me +27 72 447 3925 out of teaching hours as follows: 19h30 to 21h00.

“When you are happy doing what you love, you've already won.When you do something with passion and perseverance, you are already a success. If you can earn your living from your passion, you will never have to work another day in your life!”