In the beginning…


In 2010, Brisbane guitarist Reuben Staines converted an empty shopfront in Stafford into teaching studios with a waiting room. He put a sign on the door and Six Strings Guitar Tuition was born. Six Strings is now booked six days a week with beginner to advanced students of all ages, learning a range of genres and styles, from a convenient location on Brisbane’s Northside.

Our philosophy

The Six Strings philosophy is simple: music is fun, learning it should be too.

That’s why we listen to our students, and work with them, at their pace, to help them meet their music goals.

“[Reuben] finds a balance between guiding me through a song list, new songs and riffs and licks to learn, mixed in with theory to practically show how what I play all relates. He listens well, not just to the music but to the student and their needs”

Mark Forbes, adult student

What you can expect from Six Strings

  • Learn your favourite tunes
  • Friendly teaching environment
  • Learn from experienced teachers
  • Beginner to advanced lessons
  • Acoustic and electric guitar tuition
  • A range of genres and styles

Some of the genres our students enjoy learning

  • Classic rock
  • Blues
  • Jazz
  • Heavy rock
  • Fingerstyle
  • Pop
  • Metal
  • Indie folk
  • Contemporary

The benefits of learning an instrument

  • Improves memory and concentration
  • Sense of achievement
  • Builds confidence
  • Increases your social circles
  • Relieves stress
  • It's fun!

Meet Your Teachers


“Since completing a Bachelor of Music in 2007, I’ve been involved in many areas of the music biz, from owning and operating a production hire company, running a studio, producing music, and gigging as a session muso. No matter the style, I just love good music and the challenges that come from learning how to play and produce it. Helping people achieve their musical goals as they develop their own styles and taste is what drives my passion for teaching.”

- Reuben Staines


“I’m currently in my final year at Jazz Music Institute studying Bachelor of Jazz Performance. But I’m not just about jazz. I’ve toured the East Coast with metal bands, played acoustic solo and duo gigs, as well as the occasional busking stint. I appreciate good music of any genre, but my favourites are definitely heavy metal, jazz and ambient post-rock. The most rewarding part of teaching for me is helping people learn a song or riff they really connect with.”

- Rhys Thompson

Book a guitar lesson

Whether you’re a beginner wanting to rock out like your idols, a gigging musician looking to tighten your technique, or a music enthusiast needing to unwind after work, Six Strings has you covered. And yes, we have air con!