Teaching and Classes


Dave teaches across the spectrum from beginners through to advanced, teens through to seniors, with intermediate and advanced students passionate about the folk genre given preference.

Dave is in demand, and most years runs a waiting list for new students.

Dave is cognizant of the work, home and family pressures that mean adult students tend to take 2 steps forward, 1 step back, and may have a few weeks here and there where practice doesn’t happen – however he expects a more than casual commitment from his students over the longer term.  Lessons are only worthwhile to both student and teacher if regular practice is reinforcing the learning and progress (even slow and erratic progress).


All classes take place at 10 Wylie St Narrabundah

Types of classes

Individual/Private Lessons

30 minute (beginners/intermediate) lessons.  A one on one session with Dave for those who are serious and want to make fast progress.

45 minute advanced lessons.

Small group lessons

5-10 students generally at the same level (absolute beginner, intermediate, advanced) for an hour. Sessions will usually involve learning a new skill, practicing a previous skill, and having some fun and making music together.

Large group lessons/workshops

10 or more students generally at the same level.  Sessions will involve a little bit of skill development, and a lot more having a go and making music together.

Dave O’Neill Music.  Dave O’Neill Musician.  Dave O’Neill Teacher.


2 thoughts on “Teaching and Classes

  1. Hi Dave,
    I am interested in joining the beginner group classes and am wondering when the next group classes start and thr price.
    Many thanks,

    • Dave is back from France this week and currently enrolling students for Term 4 commencing Monday 14 October.

      TO BOOK any of the spots – please call Sharon on 0418 405 236 or email: daveoneillmusic@gmail.com

      Lesson spots open are:


      3.30 pm (fortnightly lesson on 14 Oct and every 2 weeks)
      6.40 pm weekly lesson


      3.30 pm (fortnightly lesson on 22 Oct and every 2 weeks)
      4.00 pm weekly lesson
      4.30 pm weekly lesson


      4.30 pm weekly lesson


      4.30 pm weekly lesson

      Play by Ear Course commencing 17 October

      There are just 2 places available on this 9 week course commencing 17 October. The course takes place 6.30 pm to 8.00 pm on Thursdays at the Burranda Training Room, Youth Coalition of the ACT, 46 Clianthus St, O’Connor ACT 2602

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