Guitar Teachers

Want a chance to learn guitar from a university educated instructor in your own home? YourPlace Music School offers in-home guitar lessons around Victoria and online guitar lessons from anywhere you happen to be. 

We offer everyone from kids, teens, adults and seniors a chance to learn guitar. We can accommodate any style: acoustic, classical, electric, slide guitar and more. We also accommodate any genre from pop, jazz, rock, blues, classical, funk, reggae, metal and beyond. We like to incorporate fun games into lessons to help kids use their competitive nature to develop muscle memory. 

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Matthew Stott

Matthew (he/him) is a post-secondary student studying classical guitar. He is classically trained in guitar and able to play other fretted instruments, including ukulele and bass. He has experience in studio recording and songwriting as well. He has been playing classical guitar since he was 14 and has been playing in public since. Matthew has also competed in the Performing Arts BC Provincial Festival 2018 for classical guitar and received an award for 1st place in contemporary classical voice in the Kiwanis Music Festival 2018 Classical Voice. He is comfortable with all ages and excited to ...

Hart Parnell

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With a passion for music encompassing multiple styles, Hart Parnell (he/him) combines classical training with years of playing in rock and blues bands. Having studied under classical guitar virtuoso Alex Dunn, Hart graduated from UVic with a BMus (2017). Equipped to teach guitar of all styles, ukulele, bass and piano, Hart believes everyone deserves the opportunity to learn to play music and has had great success with students with ADD, ADHD and other diverse abilities in the past. Hart’s lessons focus on fun and enjoyment for the student while sprinkling in basic music theory. He's happy to...

Ian Sirias

Ian Sirias (he/him) is an accomplished pianist, teacher and musician. He has been actively teaching and performing piano and guitar on the island for over 10 years. Ian received a Bachelor of Music from the University of Victoria as well as a Diploma from the Victoria Conservatory of Music. On top of being classically trained, Ian teaches a variety of styles including rock, jazz and more. Students have remarked on Ian's easy going and fun nature that allows for an engaging and interactive learning experience. Ian takes great pride in his work to bring the joy of music into peoples lives.

Drew Redman

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Drew Redman (he/him) is an award winning composer who is offering Guitar lessons, Piano lessons, Ukulele Lessons and more in Victoria, BC. With an interest in both acoustic and electronic music, Drew's work has garnered him skills ranging from orchestration to sound design, giving him a varied flexibility in compositional styles. He received his BFA in music composition from Simon Fraser University in 2011, and his MMus summa cum laude in scoring for film, television, and video games from Berklee College of Music in 2014. Since then, he has worked on various video games, advertisements, and fi...

Jesse Horwood

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I wear many hats in my life. I’m a father, a husband, a musician, a band leader/manager, a board member for the Victoria BC Ska and Reggae Society, and I’m now adding local business owner to the mix. One role that I’ve played for the past 17 years is that of a music teacher.  Throughout the years I’ve learned a lot about students of all ages and backgrounds. I generally let the students guide the lesson while steering them towards the all important balance between fun and discipline. *Please note that Jesse is currently at capacity and not accepting any new students* ...

Troy Serson

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Troy Serson resides in Victoria, BC, where he’s been actively teaching guitar lessons, bass lessons and ukulele lessons for 9 years. He teaches a wide range of students: from beginners where focus and perseverance are instilled early; to dedicated youth building a skill set to express their own particular musical voice; to hobbyist adults with a methodical approach to help dive into the craft of musicianship. Troy studied Classical Performance at the Victoria Conservatory of Music, and currently holds his Level 9 Classical Guitar with the Royal Conservatory of Music (Canada). Troy has exper...

Brett Smith-Daniels

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Brett holds a BA Hons in Guitar from the BIMM Institute in London England, where he studied closely under musicians Femi Temowo (Amy Winehouse) and John Wheatcroft (Carl Palmer/Billy Cobham). Offering lessons for guitar, bass and ukulele - Brett combines traditional method techniques with a more modern, tailored approach to best meet the individual needs of each student. First picking up the guitar in 1999, Brett has performed with musicians such as Randy Bachman (BTO), Mick Taylor (Rolling Stones), Micky Moody (Whitesnake), and graced the stage at venues such as Massey Hall (Toronto), and The...

Daniil Melnicenco

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Daniil (he/him) is daily empowered by the idea of inspiring others through music. Growing up in a family surrounded by musicians: mother a devoted pianist, violinist cousin who toured the world with some of the best orchestras, godfather who sings for and co-leads the national music ensemble of Moldova. Daniil teaches guitar, voice, and music theory to beginners and intermediate students alike with a student-led approach that’s empowering and accessible. As a music teacher, Daniil is constantly striving for self-improvement and is continuously learning new skills to better cater to the nee...