Thornleigh Guitar Academy established 2003

Free resources for guitar teachers

I have a wide range of resources for guitar teachers. Including TAB & Manuscript paper, scales and chords as well as some theory sheets. PDF format.

Free downloads

All my downloads are free including Scales, Chords a Chord and Note wall chart, Notes on the guitar & bass neck up to the 12th fret. Plus lots more.

Guitar Pro TAB library

I have over 3,000 songs in my Guitar Pro library when you enrol as a new student you will get free access to the library via a Dropbox folder.

I have a current NSW Working With Children number. Click here for Parent information

Repairs & Servicing

Repairs & servicing for guitar & bass all servicing includes quality strings. Guitars $75.00  Basses $85.00


Thornleigh Guitar Academy

Began in 2003 with the aim at providing quality guitar & bass tuition. I had worked in various music shops in Newcastle & Sydney where I gained a wealth of teaching experience which, I have applied to my private teaching studio. I cater for students of all ages and tastes in music. Although, I have to draw the line at 'Death Metal' this is the only style I do not teach. Lessons are held in a safe environment situated just across the road from Thornleigh MarketPlace.


John MacPherson Allan - Guitar & Bass Teacher

John has been actively involved in a professional capacity in the music industry for the past 28+ years. Having spent his formative years studying at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music and later playing in various Rock and Jazz bands, John's musical experience and interests traverse several genres of musical styles.

Prior to establishing Thornleigh Guitar Academy, John spent several years working in retail music stores in Sydney advising beginners through to advanced musicians in instrument selection and purchase, buying and selling new and second hand instruments and repairing and servicing guitars. Thornleigh Guitar Academy caters for students of all levels, his philosophy is that learning is a journey of discovery and above all fun!

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Terms & Conditions

* Lessons are 30 minutes.

* All tuition is one-to-one, no group classes.

* All lessons are payable in advance in Multi-Lesson blocks. Payment is due on the first lesson.

* A make up lesson is offered for any canceled lesson (at least 24 hours notice to be given).

* Make up lessons can be taken in any school holidays.

* Make up lessons cannot be accumulated only 2 permitted per school Term.

* A hold deposit is due at the end of each Term to hold your lesson time. If you fail to pay this deposit you may forfeit your time slot.

* Payment options: Cash, EFTPOS with Visa, MasterCard or Debit Card or Direct Deposit. I no longer accept Cheques as payment.

* 2 weeks notice must be given when you want to stop lessons please email or call (02) 99450018




Contact Information


20 Bellevue Street Thornleigh NSW 2120

(02) 99450018  0432 211 122

CPM & RockSchool guitar & bass exams

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THORNLEIGH GUITAR ACADEMY  •  20 Bellevue Street Thornleigh NSW 2120  •  Map •  (02) 99450018  Mob: 0432 211 122