Bill Griffith Guitar Lessons

You're never too old or too young
to learn to play the guitar!

Call today: 0413 855 060

About Bill Griffith Guitar School

Bill Griffith Guitar School offers private guitar lessons in St. Marys for beginners and advanced players Monday to Friday morning, afternoon and night.

From 4 years of age to seniors in their 60's and 70's, you are not too old or too young to learn under the guidance of Bill Griffith.

Bill Griffith Guitar School has been providing guitar lessons since 1963.

In 1963 fourteen year old high school student Bill Griffith started teaching the guitar for his teacher, Mr Les Green at a council hall in the Sydney suburb of Burwood.

Bill GriffithFive years later he opened his own music school at Bankstown at only 19 years of age and became the youngest full time guitar teacher in Sydney. It didn't take too long for enrolments to reach over 70 private students each week. Little did Bill know then that his guitar teaching business would become the oldest guitar school in Sydney.

In addition to teaching the guitar five nights a week, and all day Saturday, plus practicing everyday from 9am - 3pm, Bill was playing at least three gigs a week in clubs all over Sydney, the Central Coast and South Coast as a band member and musical director for guest artists.

Selling his Bankstown school towards the end of 1969 and after taking a short holiday, he opened another music school in St Marys where within two months he had over 100 students attending private class lessons every week. It was also at his St Marys school that he met his future wife, Jacqueline. After they married and bought a house they had 110 students attending private and class leesons each week in their loungeroom. Lucky for Bill, Jacqueline was a guitar player and the daughter of a musician and understood the profession.

Post marriage milestones in Bills career include;

1971 Wrote and published the first of the Bill Griffith Australian Guitar Teaching books after the Sydney music publishers turned him down because they already had enough OVERSEAS publications.

1972 Invited to become a recording session guitarist by musical director Ron Martin at EMI Records, Sydney. Recording alongside well known and established session players such as Dave Bridge, Kenny Kitching, Kevin King, Tommy Spencer and in later years a young man destined for an international career, Tommy Emmanuel.

Flying Guitar Teacher1974 Australian pioneer of audio visual guitar lessons. Wrote Bill Griffith Guitar Chords Book.

1977 Founder of the Flying Music Teacher Service at Bourke NSW. With an area of 90 000 square kilometres this was the largest music school territory in the world. Funded by the Federal government Bill was flown to isolated schools and individual properties to teach children and adults the guitar. Properties were so large that five acres were designated for every one head of cattle, and the homestead was often more than five kilometres from the front gate. In the absence of Bill, students on these large properties did all of their schooling on the School of the Air and continued with their guitar studies with the Bill Griffith Audio Visual Guitar System.

1978 Appointed full time class music teacher at one of Sydneys exclusive private schools, St Patricks Boys College, Strathfield.

Other schools where Bill has taught the guitar as a visiting guitar teacher were;

  • bill Griffith GuitarSanta Sabina Girls College, Strathfield.
  • Nagle Girls High School, Blacktown
  • Rooty Hill High School, Rooty Hill
  • Colyton High School
  • St Dominics Boys College, Penrith
  • Windsor High School (Community College)
  • Riverstone High School (Community College)

1984-87 Official guitar teacher for NSW Department of Corrective Services, Parklea, Parramatta and Silverwater Gaols.

1985 Writer and producer of Australia's first video guitar teaching system. This system was purchased by the University of Western Sydney to assist music students with their studies.

Bill Griffith believes that all teachers are students. "Show me a teacher who doesn't learn while they teach and I'll show you a teacher who doesn't teach"

From illiterate life serving prisoners, some of whom gained honours passes at their AMEB music exams, to students on 50 000 acre properties at the Back 'O' Bourke who have never seen a traffic light, to students in private and state schools, TAFE and University, rich and poor suburbs, Bill Griffith has spent over 35000 hours delivering over 70000 guitar lessons face to face, by audio and video, books, and the first person in Australia to conduct guitar lessons on commercial radio.

In a career spanning more than 55 years of dedication, passion, learning, practice and reliability, no other guitar teacher in Sydney can match the experience of Bill Griffith.

The electric guitar as we know it today was just five years old when, thanks to his older sister, Gail, Bill Griffith started learning how to play the guitar. Many things have changed in its design and capabilities.

Why not learn from the man who was there in the beginning.

Lessons are held at St Marys, Monday to Thursday morning afternoon and night.

Contact Bill today on 02 9623 8406 or 0413 855 060.


Bill Griffith provides Guitar Lessons to St Marys and surrounding areas including,
Minchinbury, St Clair, Mt Druitt, St Marys, Ropes Crossing, Werrington, Erskine Park, Colyton, Plumpton, Penrith, Cambridge Park, Cranebrook, Werrington, Glendenning, Kemps Creek, Luddenham, Badgerys Creek, Oakhurst, Eastern Creek, Huntingwood, Rooty Hill, Oxley Park, Whalan, Arndell Park, Doonside, Claremont Meadows, Tregear, Emerton, Blacktown and more.

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