Brad DicksonHi, I’m Brad Dickson, and I’ve been playing music since I was very young. I started out with piano, moving to guitar when I was thirteen years old, and have been teaching students of all ages since I was nineteen.

I have undertaken various studies in areas such as guitar playing, live performance, digital technology, music theory, aural training among others. I have also recorded a solo instrumental album and played in several bands including, up until the end of 2014 as a guitarist in acclaimed original heavy metal band ‘Darker Half’, playing shows in Sydney and in every other state/territory in Australia. With Darker Half, I’ve also been on tour for two months playing shows throughout the USA.

My official qualifications include:

  • Australian Institute of Music – Bachelor of Music
  • AMEB Contemporary Guitar – Grade 4 (Advanced)
  • Currently studying at the University of New England – Master of Secondary Teaching

I also possess a current Working With Children certificate, as I’ve experience in teaching students of all ages.

Why do I love music?
Why do I teach?
My teaching philosophy


Brad is an excellent guitar teacher with large knowledge of both practical and theory based understanding of the guitar.

I have just finish my HSC and brad helped me learn and build my skills to help me greatly succeed in the HSC. he is very good at teaching both higher level and beginner guitarists.

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Our son Dylan has been learning the guitar with Brad for 6 years. As a 7 year old he took an instant shine to Brad & the guitar.

It's hard to imagine that Dylan would have embraced the guitar as much as he has, or for as long as he has without Brad's tutelage.  It is always a pleasure listening to them both jamming together.

Thank you for giving him the passion Brad, you are an amazing role model.

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