Your first guitar lesson is always special to us as we discuss your personal musical goals, stylistic preferences, assess your playing abilities and agree on a plan to turn your musical dreams into reality.
For complete beginners, your guitar tuition starts with learning how to read music rhythms and melodies using Mark’s personally written book, ”Contemporary Guitar Essentials’’.
In conjunction with this, we teach you how to play the chords and strumming patterns to your favourite songs. Your favorite guitar riffs are also easy to learn using professional guitar tablature.
Private weekly lessons will introduce all of the essential skills in our proven teaching syllabus guiding you to success in your playing.
Play In A Band
Our bands are in demand at local music festivals, school events such as Australia Day and Queensland Day. Get involved!
Our studios are set up with computers loaded with the latest software and a massive library of songs, guitar techniques and guitar solos.
All of our teachers are qualified professional musicians who are keen to inspire, mentor and guide their students to the next level!
One to One Lessons
An individual lesson with you teacher and mentor each week is the fastest and most enjoyable way to progress quickly and confidently with your chosen musical instrument. Your teacher will guide you in your path, balancing all of the technical, reading, theoretical, rhythmic, stylistic and artistic skills required to become a great musician.Book Now
Play in a Band
Playing together with like minded musicians is one of the best ways to play & enjoy making music. Mark Joe Hope Music School excels in bringing students together, teaching them how to play live as a cohesive unit and giving them the opportunity to perform regularly throughout the year to appreciative audiences at great venues in Brisbane.Learn More
Concerts & Events
Our gigs & concerts have become highlights of the year for our students, teachers, parents, friends and families. Getting up on a professional stage with support and guidance from our top sound engineers and teachers is an experience that our students of all ages work hard for, love and enjoy. As well as performing live at our shows, Mark Joe Hope Music School bands are also in demand at local community music festivals, school fetes and events such as Australia Day and Queensland Day, supporting and celebrating our community.Learn More
Videos and Galleries
Here are some photos and videos from some of the many concert events that we have held over the last 10 years.......Learn More
As a professional performing and recording musician, Mark has studied and performed music in an incredibly wide range of musical genres over many years. Together with our incredibly talented teaching staff we have all musical styles covered. We also foster the writing, development and recording of original music with our students, one of the most rewarding experiences our teachers and students enjoy. Some of the many musical genres we teach and perform on guitar include Rock, Pop, Country, Classical, Reggae, World, Indie, Jazz, Latin, Blues, Slide, Progressive Rock, Metal and Soul.
Your Journey To Excellence
Let's get the Basics - Start reading music - Open chord rhythms - Easy rock tabs.
Understanding It All
Moving on with scales, solos, and chord melodies. Put some theory behind the practice and start our contemporary courses.
AMEB exams, play in our bands, start jazz, and or classical guitar styles.
Tertiary studies and come on back to teach with us!
Frequently Asked Questions
How do you run your lessons?
Our students come for a one on one private lesson once a week at the same time as a regular teacher. Pay for the first lesson only and make sure you are happy with your teacher. We bill in 5-week blocks, payable at the beginning of each block.
Do you teach beginner students?
Yes, we are very experienced at teaching people from the beginning as well as players with some experience and advanced players. With Mark Joe Hope syllabus and our experienced teachers soon you will be rocking with the best and feeling confident to play in front of your friends and family.
What styles do you teach?
We teach all styles at all levels with our teachers being specialists in various genres. Some of the many musical genres we teach and perform on guitar include Rock, Pop, Country, Classical, Reggae, World, Indie, Jazz, Latin, Blues, Slide, Progressive Rock, Metal, and Soul.
What ages do you teach?
We are experienced with teaching all ages from about 5 years old through to adults of all ages. We often have sons & daughters learning with their parents so they can play together. In addition we have many retirees who are up for further life challenges and ways to meet new people.
What days do you teach?
We teach Monday to Saturday in the daytime and evenings to about 9.00pm.
Where are you located?
We have a dedicated house in Greenslopes, 747 Logan Rd with spacious studios, computers loaded with teaching resources, musical instruments , a comfortable waiting room and a great atmosphere.