Music Lessons Inner West Sydney

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All one-on-one and group instrumental and theory lessons have been moved online as of March 2020!!

What Instrumental Lessons Are Available?

Catherine teaches double bass, bass guitar, guitar, ukulele, cello, violin and recorder lessons to adults and children in Sydney’s Inner West. Teaching privately and at several music schools across Sydney, Catherine draws upon her own studies (AMEB and university) as well as her live music experience to formulate lesson plans for musicians of all levels.

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Double Bass, Bass Guitar, Guitar Lessons in Sydney.

Catherine Golden enjoys a deep passion for music and a skill for passing on musical knowledge to her students, having taught double bass, guitar and bass to children and adults since 2009. She brings a fun yet dedicated approach to music lessons and her instruction is designed to lead students to becoming well-rounded, knowledgeable and skilled musicians, whether they play for fun or are preparing to become professional musicians.

Packed into each lesson is the philosophy, skill and theory gained through 20 years of live music experience and led by Catherine’s Bachelor of Music studies as well as the rubrics of the AMEB syllabi.


Catherine offers the following types of music tutoring:

  • Private, one-on-one instrumental lessons: Double Bass, Bass Guitar, Ukulele, Guitar, Cello, Recorder
  • New Gen-Ukulele Club (The New Gen Ukes): The new generation uke group classes are for 7-12 year olds. Group classes are now online!
  • Uke Can’t Stop The Music: Ukulele ensemble playing for grown-ups! We meet weekly for Strum’n’Sing sessions (beginner to advanced players) and Ukulele Orchestra sessions (intermediate to advanced players). Group classes are now online!
  • School Band conducting and arranging for diverse school groups – strings, woodwind, guitar, ukulele, keyboard, percussion.
  • Junior Music /Preschool Music Class – Specialised early childhood music for preschool, day care centre and primary school music instruction offered
  • Music Theory lessons/Music Theory classes – AMEB Music Craft and Musicianship grades.


Sydney music lessons are available on the following instruments:

Double Bass Lessons Sydney

Sydney Double bass teacher, specialising in classical, jazz, contemporary double bass, and AMEB Double Bass Classical Grades to Grade 5.

Private Double Bass lessons are offered to students at all levels including:

  • Beginner double bass lessons
  • Mature musicians wanting to transfer to double bass from a different instrument
  • AMEB Grades for Double Bass
  • Musicians who play in bands and want to transfer their skills to the double bass

Styles include:

  • Classical
  • Jazz
  • Bluegrass
  • Blues

Sydney Bass Guitar Lessons

One-on-one bass guitar lessons, specialising in rock, funk, and jazz-fusion.

AMEB Grades (Contemporary Popular Music / Rock School)

Cello and Violin Lessons

  • Beginners
  • Early grade students

Music Theory and Composition Lessons

  • Music Composition Lessons
  • Song Writing
  • Music Theory lessons for beginners to advanced students
  • AMEB Musicianship, Music Craft and Theory of Music Exams

Guitar Lessons (contemporary) Sydney

Guitar teacher Sydney, specialising in rock, pop, blues, folk. AMEB CPM grades (Contemporary Popular Music).

  • Beginner guitar lessons
  • Intermediate guitar lessons
  • Kid’s guitar orchestra – classes are now online!
  • Adult’s guitar orchestra – classes are now online!

Styles include:

  • Guitar chords
  • Rock guitar
  • Pop
  • Blues
  • Folk

Ukulele Lessons Sydney

  • Individual lessons for all levels
  • Children’s ukulele group classes – New Gen Ukes!
  • Adult’s ukulele group classes: Uke Can’t Stop The Music!
  • Strum’n’sing: play and sing your favourite songs on uke!
  • Ukulele Orchestra: play classical music, movie themes and more in a ukulele orchestra!
  • AMEB grades for ukulele
  • Rock School

String Ensemble

Catherine is currently teaching, conducting and arranging for string ensembles in private schools

Recorder Groups in Schools

Teaching group recorder lessons, to prepare students for the  Festival of Instrumental Music (FOIM) at Sydney Opera House

Conducting and Tutoring School Music Ensembles

In many schools, the school ‘band’ consists of a wide variety of instruments and skill levels. Catherine enjoys the challenges of training these mixed ensembles, arranging music to best suit  specific ensemble.

Private one-on-one music lessons in Sydney’s Inner West!

To enquire about music lessons in Sydney’s Inner West, please contact Catherine. 

All enquiries will be responded to within 24 hours.

Sydney Suburbs where Catherine teaches:

Catherine draws music students from the following suburbs:

  • Sydney
  • Newtown
  • Erskineville
  • Enmore
  • Marrickville
  • Stanmore
  • Inner West Sydney

Catherine is also available for lessons in the following suburbs:

  • St George
  • Rockdale
  • Arncliffe

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