Classical guitar teacher Ron Payne HonFNMSM commenced his guitar studies at an early age after hearing the great Spanish guitarist, Andres Segovia.
Learning the basics from the eminent Brazilian guitarist, Laurindo Almeida, Ron began formal studies with John Mills and Peter Calvo, (a disciple of Len Williams [father of John]) at the Sydney Spanish Guitar Centre.
"One of my goals is to help the student apply his lessons so as to form a program and then perform; to become his OWN teacher." - Ron Payne
Ron Payne currently holds guitar lessons at his private studio in Lower Templestowe in Victoria, where he specializes in performance practice, music history, theory, form and analysis, and ear training. Preparations for examinations, competitions and concerts can also be arranged.
"I believe a student should play and perform. He's studying today what he aims to produce tomorrow. The focus is on the doing. Theory, theory, theory is for the ivory tower specialist."
- Ron Payne
Having taught for over 30 years Ron Payne saw the need for teachers, performers, students and aficionados to network and so published and edited the Australian Guitar Journal and the Music Teacher International Magazine.
A broad taste in music has encouraged Ron to embrace a wide repertoire in his programs - these ranging from the lute music of the Renaissance to the great masters Bach and Britten.
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I have been very fortunate to have found Ron. He came highly and warmly recommended. My experience serves only to confirm those recommendations. From the perspective of a novice, I was firstly impressed with his genuine enquiry as to the question, “Why Tim?” We have our reasons and Ron’s empathy with mine was greatly appreciated. We have since departed on a wonderful journey that has often been bewildering and taxing, but at all times exhilarating and rewarding. If only more time to practice. Ron has at all times been supportive, engaging and inspirational. His passion is infectious and his patience a virtue.
Tim Seccull, Barrister
In my twenty-five years of involvement with music and music education, I have never come across a musician or a music teacher that is so amazing. You can not help but learn and progress, deepen appreciation for, access and enjoy music in such little time with the method taught by Ron Payne. Here is one of those wonders that one observes in themselves...namely: rapid musical developement. I have leaped and bounded in the few short months more than I ever had done before with other instruments/teachers and that is without mentioning the complexity of Guitar. Ron Payne has made it so easy and his diverse experience and relaxed manner make it so enjoyable. I can already see that the tuition I have had with Ron so far is going to create such a solid foundation in technique and performance that I can honestly say this approach to learning is the style every musical educator should use...because it is the embodiment of success. Opportunities to meet, perform and socialise with other students of all ages and levels of society further empower ones technique and language of music. Thank you Ron for making my musical progress so exciting.
- Russell Williams - Laboratory Technician / Sitar Player
Just thought I’d let you know that as a 65 year old newcomer to the classical guitar, I’ve derived a tremendous amount of inspiration and encouragement from your weekly lessons. You’ve helped me get over the confidence hump to the point I now really want to succeed. Your regular student “soirees” create the perfect environment for students such as myself to perform without pressure. Our common goal is to play well and making mistakes is part of the journey. Thanks for everything.
- Dr. Chris Reynolds
“I live in Mildura, some 500 km away from Melbourne, and I can only attend a lesson every two to three months. Ron has been fantastic in the few lessons I have attended since I started in January 2006. As well as helping me out with technique, I find his advice and discussion on presentation invaluable. His passion for classical guitar is infectious! I have had three lessons and have noticed a significant improvement with my playing.” James Huckson.
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Thanks Ron, for the valuable help and guidance in preparation for Licentiate Diploma. Your vast knowledge and wisdom helped to make this journey an enlightening and exciting one." -Louis Arcoraci
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