Owner/teacher Dylan Kay set up Auckland Guitar School in 2012, on moving to Auckland from the UK.
I studied at Berklee College of Music, the Guitar Institute and Oxford University and have been teaching guitar professionally for over 20 years, including many years teaching at the Guitar Institute (ICMP) in London. I have also taught guitar at a number of high profile UK schools and written for Guitarist and NZ Musician magazines (Jazz Guitar Shed column). I’ve performed extensively in the US and throughout the UK leading my own bands and performing with others, everywhere from small cafes and bars through to theatres, clubs, festivals and the 02 Arena in London.
What sets Auckland Guitar School apart?
It’s very simple – we care. This underlies everything we do at the School. We care about you as a student. We care about your progress, and have the skills, experience and desire to help you get to where you want to be as a guitarist.
We take our responsibility to you very seriously. A huge amount of care and thought goes into refining and improving everything we do for you as a student, to make your experience here as enjoyable and effective as possible.
And the work continues behind-the-scenes when you leave the classroom, so that we can offer you unmatched opportunities, experiences and value, above and beyond your regular lesson/s.
We pride ourselves on the care and attention that goes into preparing and teaching every lesson. (We don’t just ask when you walk in the door, “What song do you want to learn today?”, and then print out TAB from the internet – sadly, this is very common amongst guitar “teachers”!)
Our focus on guitar makes us Auckland’s only specialist guitar school. This allows us to direct our energy and expertise into being the best at what we do. (Visit the reviews page for proof of this).
All teachers at the School are extensively trained in-house, to ensure that the highest quality and consistency of teaching is maintained and that you get the results you want from your studies. We work together from a unique core curriculum, so that you build strong foundations and develop the skills to play the music you love.
Students come from all over Auckland to have guitar lessons at Auckland Guitar School. We currently have students from Albany, Birkenhead, Browns Bay, Devonport, East Tamaki, Epsom, Flat Bush, Howick, Manukau, Mission Bay, Northcote, North Shore, Parnell, Ponsonby, Remuera, St Heliers and Takapuna.
The School currently has two locations, making it easy for you to get us, wherever you live
– our East Auckland location in Howick
– our North Shore location in Takapuna