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The guitar is a wonderful instrument for all ages to learn. It is affordable and portable.

If you want to be a superstar or play folk tunes around the campfire.....the guitar is a great choice.

There are 2 types of lessons available at 'Check One Two'.

  • Group

  • Individual


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    Group Lessons.....

    Playing with others at your level is fun and it sounds great.


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    Individual Lessons.....

    A 'one on one' lesson can be tailor made for each student.


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    The lesson locations are.....

  • Group - Mt Gravatt, Indooroopilly, Jindalee & Forest Lake

  • Individual - Goodna.


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    2014 Prices.....

  • Group Lesson - $27.00 for 45 minute lesson

  • Individual lesson - $32.00 for 30 minute lesson

  • Individual lesson - $58.00 for 60 minute lesson


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    About the Teacher.....

    Hi my name is Richard Farmer. I have been playing the guitar for as long as I can remember. I enjoy it now as much as I ever have, and play every day.

    I also really enjoy teaching people. Through my guitar lessons I aim to impart to others some of the passion I feel when I'm creating music.

    In my lessons I use a 'one chunk at a time' process to build student ability. This process helped me become a full time guitarist. My message to students is that how you approach something is more important than any innate talent.

    If you want to be good at something.............just KEEP DOING IT.




    Frequently asked questions.....

    WHEN DID YOU START PLAYING THE GUITAR?

    When I was about 7 or 8.

    HOW DID YOU GET TO BE SO GOOD?
    I practiced a fair bit. I often set myself mini goals, working on the areas I felt needed improvement.

    WHEN WILL I BE GOOD?
    This is a very common question from students, and it's difficult to answer. If you practice you should be playing some OK music in a few months.

    HOW MANY GUITARS DO YOU HAVE?
    I have 12 guitars, 6 amps, 2 PAs (and a partridge in a pear tree). Some of the guitars are spare ones for students.

    WHICH IS YOUR FAVOURITE GUITAR?
    I go through phases. I have a 1969 GIBSON ES-175 which is pretty cool. My favourite electric guitar is a PRS. I have an OVATION acoustic guitar and a beautiful RYOJI MATSUOKA classical guitar.

    WHAT MUSIC DO YOU LIKE?
    I listen to a broad spectrum of music, and I have an appreciation for many types. I enjoy classical, and I also like listening to new bands and genres. I encourage my students to suggest works they are interested in.

    WHO ARE YOUR FAVOURITE GUITARISTS?
    Eric Clapton, Carlos Santana, Joe Satriani & Billy Gibbons are some of the first that come to mind. I also enjoy Dave Gilmour from Pink Floyd as he plays within the song, and not on top of the song.

    ARE YOU IN A BAND NOW?
    No......if the Rolling Stones need a guitarist, please let them know I am available.

    DO YOU DO GIGS?
    Yes. I perform some solo gigs, playing covers and originals. I am also asked sometimes to play on studio recordings.

    WHAT ARE THE MORE INTERESTING GIGS YOU HAVE DONE?

  • 'Green tights' wearing minstrel at a medieval feast (UK)

  • Playing at a Hell's Angel bikie convention (Stratford UK)

  • Supporting the 'Psychedelic Furs' at Festival Hall (Brisbane)


  • HAVE YOU BEEN ON THE RADIO?
    Yes. I've done lots of interviews as well as 'Live to Air' mini concerts.

    DO YOU STILL PRACTICE?
    Yes - I usually practice about an hour a day.

    HAVE YOU EVER HAD A PROPER JOB?
    Before I became a full time musician I had various jobs. The list is quite long but some were.........
  • Child care worker (had to drive a double-decker bus)

  • Nurse in aged care

  • Heavy goods driver

  • Door to door encyclopaedia salesperson

  • Guitar playing Santa

  • Retail


  • WHAT IS THE BEST CONCERT YOU HAVE SEEN?
    Another job I had was as an usher at a concert venue. I was very lucky to see lots of artists. Some of the best shows were Stevie Wonder and Elton John.

    WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE TO SOMEONE LEARNING THE GUITAR?
    Use your ears and not just your fingers. This may sound simplistic but it is not.

    DO YOU EVER GET SICK OF TEACHING?
    No - it is a cool job to have.

    SOME HUMOUROUS QUESTIONS ASKED
  • Were you ever in the Beatles?

  • Did you used to be a musician?


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    Chord Names

    To be a fluent guitarist it is necessary to have a well rounded chord knowledge. Linked to the site are 3 chord naming exercises ranging in difficulty from the easiest (level 1) to the hardest at (level 3).

    Good luck and the answers can be found on the 'answers to all' link below.

    chords level one (link)

    chords level two (link)

    chords level three (link)

    Learn Tab and pick the tune

    Although traditional music notation will always have its uses, tablature is fast emerging as the guitar language of the future. It is quick and easy to understand and has enabled many new guitarists access to their favourite songs. Please click on the link for a quick lesson and to learn an old favourite.

    tablature (link)

    answers to all (link)

    (pic = Richard Farmer)


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    Testimonials


    It is remarkable how one teacher can have such an impact on a child's motivation and self esteem. Your encouragement and guidance has motivated Tammy to perform at her best and strive for her goals....Roslyn M.


    I wish to take this opportunity to thank you for your unwavering professionalism in providing Chelsea with the tools and knowledge to learn guitar. Since starting one year ago with you as a complete new beginner, her standard of playing has soared. So much so, that she has been able to participate in concerts singing and playing solos and as part of a band member.

    She has great confidence in her musical abilities and I attribute this to you for guiding her throughout the year....Lisa B.


    Female, forty and feeling like learning a new skill?

    I was drinking a wine with a friend and reflecting on how having turned forty - I wish I had learnt to play the guitar and my friend turned to me and said "Why can't you learn now?"

    She was right, there was no reason I couldn't. Then I found the right teacher in Richard - patient, knowledgeable and experienced with beginners and the best! That was nearly a year ago and I've come along way under Richard's tuition,(and a commitment to practice!)

    Oh! and F is also for family - my 11 year old son and 9 year old daughter are also learning with Richard. We've even performed together!

    Richard Farmer - highly recommended!....Susan C.


    The format is really effective and non-threatening. He has loved learning the many classic songs along with learning the guitar techniques used.

    I really think you're on a winner with the format. ....Mark M.


    Your confidence in your students and consistent positive comments were fantastic. This was definitely compounded by your expectations that we could all do it and it was only a matter of practice. Your clear assumption was that everyone had the talent and skills.
    Combined, all these factors came through every minute of each lesson and were hugely motivating and affirming.

    Setting the standard and having the high expectations, coupled with the review of each lesson at the end, as well as directions to practice in specific areas meant that the time between each lesson was well spent and linked specifically with the prior and forthcoming lessons. Your frank outline of practice schedules, duration (sometimes life gets in the way) and the way they should be structured was really informative and useful.

    Your teaching skills and explanations were excellent. Clear, direct instructions and demonstration. Correction was great: tactful yet direct and purposeful. You took account of all the skill levels in each group and never let them interfere with the flow of the lesson or any student's confidence. Clearly everybody was there to improve their own skills and competition did not show its face.

    I also welcomed the opportunities to ask questions that cropped up in my reading, listening or playing between each lesson. These discussions were really stimulating and developed my interest in exploring things further. And the advice you gave was particularly welcome and useful.

    These were consistent factors and never wavered from one week to the next. The high professional standards you demonstrated were exceptional. Your own skills and knowledge were enhanced by the courtesy and respect you always showed towards your students.

    Many thanks Richard.....Gerry M.(ex School Principal)


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