Become a REAL Guitar Hero!


  • Are You Frustrated With Your Current Level Of Guitar Playing?

  • Sick Of Trying To Teach Yourself Out Of Books?

  • Do You Want To Impress Your Friends Everytime You Play The Guitar?

  • Are You A Beginner Guitarist looking For Fast Results?

  • Are you an advanced guitar player wanting to break through to an unbelievable level of guitar playing?
  Simon Candy

If you want to start playing the guitar, or simply improve your current level of playing, and live in the Springvale, Keysborough, Dingley, Noble Park or Dandenong area, you have come to the right place. I too, was once frustrated with my guitar playing. I discovered however, that under the guidance of a great guitar teacher, you can dramatically improve your guitar playing skills.

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My name is Simon and I own and run Simon Candy School Of Guitar. We are based in Dingley and service the surrounding suburbs of Springvale, Keysborough, Noble Park, Dandenong, Cheltenham, Edithvale, Aspendale, Mordialloc, Parkdale and Mentone. I have helped many people, just like you, to play the guitar in ways they never thought possible.

Imagine being the guitar player and musician you want to be. Imagine that you can play the songs and make music the way your guitar heroes do. This is a realistic goal, and I can help you achieve this and more!

Students of mine have found that with effective learning methods, delivered in the correct way, and at the right time, they are well on their way to becoming the guitar players they want to be.

I am so confident I can help you with your guitar playing, that I am offering you a free, no obligation, introductory guitar lesson. That's right, all you have to do is turn up, and I will do the rest. So if you are in the Springvale, Keysborough, Dingley, Noble Park, Dandenong, Cheltenham, Edithvale, Aspendale, Mordialloc, Parkdale or Mentone area, see below for details of how you can book your free guitar lesson to get you on your way!

"I have learned pretty much everything from Simon including sweeping, tapping, chords, soloing and improvisation. Each week I receive a practise schedule so I know exactly whatto do to stay on track and on task. I would definitely recommend Simon as a guitar teacher because he communicates very well in his teaching. I have friends who have taken guitar lessons before and they have said that the communication was poor from the teacher but with Simon it’s definitely productive and he teaches exactly what you need to know to get where you want to be as a guitar player and musician."

~Nicko Mroczkowski

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Here is what I do different to help you become a better guitar player, compared to normal guitar lessons:

 What You Can Expect From Normal Guitar Lessons:What You Can Expect From Your Guitar Lessons With Me:
How will you find out what I want to be able to do with the guitar and what I need in order to reach my goals? Normal guitar teachers will ask you what styles of music you like and what songs you would like to learn. This is about as far as they will go. I will set up an initial free introductory guitar lesson for you. During this time I can assess where you are at with your guitar playing and what you need in order to take the next step, or to simply get started if you are a beginner.
How will you help me overcome the problems and frustrations I have with my guitar playing? Normal guitar teachers have no plan for you. They will teach from lesson to lesson, often winging it, with no real strategy in place to solve your guitar playing problems. I will make sure that I develop a plan from the outset to solve your guitar playing problems. I will keep track of your progress and refine the strategies I have set in place for you if need be.
How will you record my progress and know where I am at with my guitar playing? Most guitar teachers do not record their students progress and may even forget what they have taught you in past lessons. I will keep detailed notes on your guitar playing from lesson to lesson so I know what the next step is for your progress to continue. I will also provide you with opportunities to record so that you yourself can hear the improvement in your own guitar playing.
How will you find out what I want to be able to do with the guitar and what I need in order to reach my goals? Normal guitar teachers will ask you what styles of music you like and what songs you would like to learn. This is about as far as they will go. I will set up an initial free introductory guitar lesson for you. During this time I can assess where you are at with your guitar playing and what you need in order to take the next step, or to simply get started if you are a beginner.
Do you offer any additional opportunities such as gigs and masterclasses outside of the guitar lesson? Most guitar teachers do not bother with any of this. Students of mine have opportunities to perform at jam afternoons with an actual real band of seasoned professional musicians. This is a fantastic experience and builds confidence in your playing as well as accelerating your progress. It’s also a lot of fun!
How can you help me make sure that I am practicing in the most efficient and effective ways between my guitar lessons? Most normal guitar teachers will offer some general tips about practicing, but that’s about where it stops. All your lesson materials will be stored online in your own personal account so that you can refer back to them and review them whenever you feel you need to. You will also have your own personalised practice schedule that is updated from week to week.
How can you prove that you can get good results with your guitar students? Most teachers cannot do this I have taught many satisfied guitar students over the years. Please refer to my student testimonials to hear some playing and to hear what they have to say about their guitar lessons with me.


"I have been learning guitar from Simon for 18 months. I had previously tried to teach myself from a book but felt I wasn’t succeeding. Since commencing lessons with Simon I feel my playing has improved. I now have greater knowledge and understanding of the guitar and I always enjoy the lessons because Simon has a great style of teaching of incorporating different skills of playing the guitar such as chord changes, strumming, picking style etc rather than spending a lot of time concentrating on mastering one skill at a time. I also love the weekly practice schedules after each lesson and the webpage of mp3 tracks and drum loops which aid with practicing. I would highly recommend Simon as a guitar teacher."

~Carol Charters


11 Ways I Will Make You Become A Better Guitar Player

  • You will learn to play guitar up to 10 times faster than on your own with instant feedback on your guitar playing
  • You will learn how to practise guitar effectively to gain maximum results
  • You will learn the right things, in the right order, at the right time
  • You will have opportunities to meet with other like minded guitarists
  • You will play with other musicians, a great way to improve your playing big time!
  • You will improve your rhythm skills and time, so important to any guitarist
  • You will learn to play like your guitar heroes
  • You will learn to play your favourite songs
  • You will have fun while making music
  • You will have opportunities to record yourself playing guitar and track your progress
  • You will have a personalised student account set up on my website, that will not only have all your lesson materials organised for you, including a practice schedule, but also give you access to additional resources to make sure you are getting the very best out of the time you are investing in your guitar playing.


"My son Kevin has been learning the guitar with Simon now for 3 years. Kevin really enjoys his music lessons and looks forward to them every week. Being in a group under Simon’s constructive and disciplined guidance is a real dynamic experience; Kevin is more motivated to learn his songs and improve his performance. It gives me great pleasure to see him enjoy playing music and making real progress along the way. We were privileged to attend a gig which Simon organised for all his students in 2011. We watched with awe as Kevin and other students performed with great confidence and musicality on the stage. Simon is a dedicated and talented guitar teacher and Kevin has benefited enormously under his instructions."

~Kelly Nguyen (Kevin’s mother)


Even More Benefits of Guitar Lessons

  • You will learn to overcome stage fright, as you will play in front of others
  • You will become more confident as a guitar player and as a person
  • You will be able to play songs that your guitar heroes play
  • You will have a lot of FUN learning and playing the guitar
  • You will be more motivated and inspired to learn, therefore creating much faster results
  • You will be the envy of all your friends


"As a first time guitar student I started weekly lessons with Simon approximately 12 months ago. Since then I have been pleasantly surprised with both my progress and just how enjoyable the learning process has been. As a teacher Simon has shown a great ability to explain clearly and concisely how to continue developing good guitar skills; - and when my playing doesn’t quite reach my aspirations, he shows great patience encouraging me forward. If you really want to get the most from your potential, book your lessons with Simon, like me you’ll see it’s well worth it."

~Mark Trounce

D. Nguyen"Simon Candy has been a role model and instrumental in sharing his knowledge of music to The Song Room scholarship students...."

"These students from refugee and migrant backgrounds have never had a lesson in guitar, and Simon has approached this language barrier by using his skills to enhance the students experience of music. Not only has he been teaching the young people, but he has also provided his own scholarships to students to continue their music journey. The Song Room would like to thank Simon's work and love for music."

Diana Nguyen
The Song Room
DIAC Community Liaison Officer

Luke and Adam Forbes"My two sons, aged 10 and 12, started guitar lessons with Simon Candy just 2 months ago and have already gained a huge knowledge and understanding of music and guitar."

"They look forward to their lessons and have no hesitation in picking up their guitars and working on the practice that Simon has asked them to complete. Their lessons are geared towards their age and musical interests and both boys love to pick up the guitar at home and not only play what Simon has asked them to practice but they have gained the confidence to try to play music that they are listening to. It’s fantastic how far they are coming along. Simon is very committed to teaching and runs his business very professionally. Couldn’t recommend him highly enough. Keep up the great work Simon."

Claire Forbes

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