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Classical guitarist 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.
Ron Payne currently teaches at his private studio in Lower Templestowe in Victoria, where he specialises in performance practice, music history, theory, form and analysis, and ear training. Preparations for examinations, competitions and concerts can also be arranged.
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what people say
"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
"Ron helped me rediscover and re-ignite my passion for the classical guitar after somewhat of a hiatus.
He instilled in me a drive to continually improve and push myself to the next level; guiding me with great success through my Eighth Grade and beyond. Ron is a real credit to the Australian classical guitar scene - his dedication towards his students is unsurpassed and his enthusiasm is completely infectious. Undoubtedly Ron has helped me become the guitarist and musician I am today."
- Nicole Rogers
"I spent 2 years under the tuition of Ron Payne. In that time he helped me to develop my performance confidence,
was able to correct inevitable errors in my reading and timing, and gave invaluable critical advice on interpretation. Above all, Ron is a patient and good-natured teacher, under whom lessons are a pleasure rather than a chore. I would recommend him as a teacher to anyone who wants to develop their classical guitar skills in a friendly learning environment."