Sam Monty's Music Tuition

Hi, I'm Sam, here's a bit about my musical journey playing the guitar and teaching:

I became enthusiastic about learning the guitar when I was 10 after watching Sweet Child O' Mine on Youtube. After pestering my parents for lessons for a month, we found a tutor at the local music store. He taught me to play with classic rock and metal riffs such as Paranoid by Black Sabbath, Seek and Destroy by Metallica and Back in Black by AC/DC. I learnt from this teacher for a year before he moved over seas and I found a new tutor who taught me to play Joe Satriani, Megadeth, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and Hendrix style lead guitar work. He also pushed me to learn other genres and styles such as finger picking, bossa nova, blues and more. Soon I was teaching a few of his extra students and my guitar teaching career begun. After finishing high school I began working in a music store and studying jazz guitar at University of Auckland to develop further as a guitarist and musician. After this I began teaching through music schools and companies, gaining experience as a teacher. Throughout this time I have been posting videos of my playing and development as a musician on youtube as sammonty. Get in touch to organise private lessons with me and I'll get back to you immediately.

What's your musical journey?

Lessons in Khandallah, Wellington. Also offering delivery to neighbouring suburbs.


  • 16 years of playing and performing experience.

  • 10 years of teaching experience.

  • Bachelor of Music in Jazz Performance (University of Auckland, 2019)

  • Honours in Jazz Performance (Victoria University of Wellington / New Zealand School of Music, 2021)

  • KBB Jazz Player of the Year Award (2018)

  • Experienced performing guitarist, drummer, bassist, backing (karaoke) vocalist and more


  • $40 for half an hour or 30 minutes - delivered

  • $70 for one hour or 60 minutes - delivered

  • $30 for half an hour or 30 minutes - online (Zoom, Facetime or Skype)

  • $60 for an hour or 60 minutes - online (Zoom, Facetime or Skype)

Types of Lesson:

  • Guitar Lesson

  • Drum Lesson

  • Bass Lesson

  • Ukulele Lesson

  • Beginner Piano Lesson

  • Group lesson (multiple learning same instrument or band tutoring)

  • Production lesson - Learn how to use DAW and use current computer software to record instruments or make music with a computer.

Monty's Music Tuition perks:

  • Catered sheet music made with professional notation software Sibelius to assist with your practice - Emailed

  • Private one on one tuition from an experienced professional

  • Help with getting the right gear to start playing and practice effectively

  • Proven techniques and methods to feel confident on your instrument of choice

  • Up to date music choices and comprehensive assistance throughout the learning process


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