Waiting List in operation for Term 2

Dave is a sought after teacher – and currently all lesson timeslots are full, and a waiting list for lessons with him is in operation for Term 2 starting 26 April.

When a vacancy occurs, students will be invited to attend 2 lessons for Dave to assess the student’s current skill level and commitment, and how they fit with his teaching style and current balance of students, before being invited to take on a spot as a regular student.



Improvisation & Solo’s – A short winter refresher

Are you an intermediate or advanced guitarist, mandolinist or fiddler who doesn’t really need regular lessons – but would like a refresher on the skills for good improvisation and solo’s?

Dave is holding a short two week refresher course on Improvisations and Solos.

The course consists of two one hour classes held on Tuesday 5th and Tuesday 12th August from 7.00 to 8.00pm and costs $50

Maximum of 6 students

Enrolments open now

daveoneillmusic@gmail.com or 0418 405 236


Term 4 Classes & Workshops

Dave is away in France teaching now until late September – then he’ll be back for a gig with Liz Frencham at the Merry Muse on 28th September.

In the meanwhile – here’s a little bit of information on the classes and workshops that Dave will be offering in Term 4.

10 Tunes in 10 Weeks – starting Monday 14 October

A course aimed at advanced beginners or intermediate melody players who want to practice learning by ear and building a common repertoire.  You will need to know your way around your instrument and know G and D scales and arpeggios.

Dave will teach phrase by phrase a tune a week (with revision of past tunes)….starting them slowly and building them up to moderate session speed.

Location: 71 Kent St, Deakin  from 7.30 to 9.00 pm

Improvisation & Solos (10 weeks) – starting Tuesday 15 October

A course aimed at advancing intermediate players who are looking to be able to improvise and take solo lead breaks.

Location: 71 Kent St, Deakin from 7.30 to 9.00 pm

Intro to Atkins Style Guitar – Saturday Workshop – 23 November, 2.00 to 4.3o pm

A Saturday afternoon intermediate guitar workshop exploring Atkins style guitar with afternoon tea.

Irish Fiddle –  Saturday Workshop – 30 November, 2.00 to 4.3o pm

An advanced beginner/intermediate fiddle workshop on playing Irish fiddle, with afternoon tea from 2.00 to 4.30 pm.

Blues & Bluegrass Mandolin –  Saturday Workshop – 7 December, 2.00 to 4.3o pm

An intermediate mandolin workshop on both blues and bluegrass mandolin styles.

More detail will follow when Dave returns, but in the meantime, if you have any enquiries call Sharon on

T:  0418 405 236

or email

E:  daveoneillmusic@gmail.com