Guitar Lessons

Strum away and groove to your favourites with guitar lessons at Penrith Conservatorium!

Tune up your electric guitar, plug in your amp and groove to the music! Or is acoustic your guitar of choice? Bring along your instrument and learn from our fantastic teachers who will help you reach your musical potential. Guitar lessons are a great way to unleash some of your creative energy.

Accompany yourself (or a better singer!) to the likes of Jason Mraz (I’m Yours) on the ukulele. Or create your own Polynesian sounds. All our guitar teachers can provide ukulele lessons.

While you’re at it, why not add to your mix with some bass guitar lessons? The possibilities are endless – you’ll become a rockstar in no time!

If classical guitar, mandolin or a banjo is your cup of tea, we’ve got you covered, never fear!

Guitar Teachers

Jacob Wielgosz

Jacob Wielgosz

Jacob Wielgosz studied classical guitar at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, where he obtained a Bachelor of Music (Honours) in Performance. His teachers included Gregory Pikler, Aleksandr Tsiboulski, Marco Tamayo, and Raffaele Agostino. In 2014, he founded the Penrith Classical Guitar Club. The club involves performance workshops, ensemble playing, and chamber-music performances of arrangements and newly-commissioned works. Jacob has toured regionally and internationally with the Sydney Balalaika Orchestra, both as a domra player and a guitar soloist. In addition to being a musician, Jacob is also a luthier, building classical guitars. Recent projects involve instruments built from Australian woods, designed to specifications which allow instruments to achieve the same standard as those built using traditional—now endangered—hardwoods. Jacob is currently Music Director of Good Shepherd Parish, Plumpton, where he oversees the liturgical music of numerous choirs. He runs cantor training workshops and conducts and arranges music for string, wind, and choral ensembles. Jacob is registered with the AMEB.

  • BMus (Perf) Hons. Sydney Conservatorium; Dip. Ed. ACU
Alex Whichello

Alex Whichello

Alex was always surrounded by music and benefited greatly from his families decades of professional musical experience. Over the years he has worked with many instruments (guitar, bass, domra, mandolin, voice, drums and more) in almost every aspect of music – recording, producing, mixing, performing in bands, dous, solo and even building and maintaining instruments, across a broad range of genres from rock to classical.

Alex has an AMus A through the AMEB and over 25 years experience in studying and performing music and 17 years of teaching experience. His teaching style focuses on relaxation and bio-mechanical advantage for technique but most importantly feel and passion for music. Although moving to specialise in stringed instruments, Alex has maintained his drum skills throughout and is perfectly suited to teaching beginner and intermediate drums.

  • AMus A