All Ages

We cater for students from all ages; from primary school up to mature-age students

Specialising in Beginners

GuitarStart specialises in beginner lessons and is there to help you begin your lifelong enjoyment of music.

Value Added Service

In addition to guitar lessons we can give you expert advice on purchase, maintenance and servicing of your instrument.

GuitarStart Services.

Whether this is your first time learning guitar or you gave up some time ago, you need a dedicated guitar teacher to help and motivate you.
At GuitarStart, we tailor guitar lessons to individual needs and help you to achieve your goals. Des Mahoney, the owner and teacher at GuitarStart, has over 15 years’ experience in teaching music.
We can also help you whether you are preparing for you annual school function or just want to learn a song from your favourite singer.nnDes provides lessons for both private students and also small groups.
He teaches students from 8 years up to 70+ years old, and has taught students with varying degrees of physical & intellectual abilities. 
He has taught other School Teachers, so that they are now able to help students enjoy Music in their classrooms. 

Ukulele can be used as a fun, team-building activity which can be incorporated into Professional Development for your staff. We specialize in Ukulele and Acoustic guitar.n

Listen In – A Welcome From Des

Years Of experience
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Hear A Quick Guitar Lesson

Listen To A Ukulele Tutorial


Des Mahoney is a qualified teacher with over 15 years of experience and a guitar player since the age of 14. Des has received a number of recognitions including Swinburne TAFE teacher of the year award 2006 and Vice-Chancellor's teaching award. Now Des combines his love of music and teaching in providing Guitar & Ukulele Lessons to the community. In addition to this Des also has:

•A current working with children check and experience teaching individuals with disabilities.
•Taught guitar at TAFE, Neighbourhood & Community Houses and to private students.
•Played and sung at local Cafés, Churches, and various Charity gigs.
•Accompanied other musicians in CD recordings, musical performances and various Gigs. Des has played in a Bush band, Jazz band, Party (cover) band and Church Worship bands
•Learned classical piano at an early age, studied Music at Secondary School, sang in the NSW annual Choral Concerts choir and in a solo group at the Sydney Opera House Choral Concerts