Auckland Guitar Studio

Guitar Lessons @ Auckland Guitar Studio

Music is what we do...

At Auckland Guitar Studio we are dedicated to all things Guitar and all things Music. With a passion for everything involved, we are striving to pass on as much of what we have received from music and the industry as we can.

Sam Cullen

Senior Tutor and Studio Manager


Sam Cullen - Auckland Guitar Studio

With a wealth of experience not only as a professional guitarist but also as a solo artist, songwriter and producer, Sam Cullen has played on some of Aotearoa’s biggest stages including the main stage at Rhythm & Vines

Having also completed his Bachelor of Music (Jazz Performance) at Te Koki New Zealand School of Music, his knowledge of how to navigate the music industry is coupled with an excellent mastery of the guitar. Sam is passionate about passing on his knowledge on the guitar as well as all things music-related.

For more information about Sam, feel free to get in touch.

Oscar Miller

Senior Tutor

Oscar Miller - Auckland Guitar Studio

Oscar is the lead guitarist and songwriter for the touring act Silcrow, bringing over 20 years of expertise to his role as a guitar instructor. Specializing in rock, blues, and grunge, Oscar offers personalized lessons tailored to each student’s musical interests and goals.

Known for his dynamic playing style and creative approach to songwriting, Oscar’s teaching emphasizes technical proficiency alongside artistic expression. Whether you’re a beginner or looking to refine your skills, Oscar provides a supportive environment for musical growth and exploration.

Passionate about sharing his knowledge and love for music, Oscar inspires students to reach their full potential.

Arlo Briss

Senior Tutor


Arlo Briss - Auckland Guitar Studio

Arlo Birss is a dedicated musician with a deep love for sharing his passion for music with others. With years of experience playing professionally, he brings a wealth of knowledge to his teaching.
Arlo studied at The University of Auckland, where he earned a Bachelor of Music degree with a major in Jazz Performance. His time at university has only strengthened his already impressive musical abilities, and he is excited to pass on his knowledge to others.
Whether you are a beginner or an experienced musician looking to refine your skills in any style, Arlo is committed to helping you achieve your goals.

For more info about Jonathan feel free to get in touch.

Jonathan Ashwell

Senior Tutor

Professional Musician Jonathan Ashwell

Jonathan Ashwell is a professional musician with a passion for helping people learn and discover music.
Both a guitar player and a singer, he has over 20 years of experience.
Jonathan studied at the Music + Audio Institution of New Zealand, majoring in contemporary music performance and is the lead singer of Royal Jackets, active since 2012.

For more info about Jonathan feel free to get in touch.

Callum Goldie



Auckland Guitar Studio Personal

Being a professional musician and music educator with over 20 years of experience and also a tutor at The Drum Studio, Callum is fully committed to music and music education.
With a background in international band management, residencies in multiple countries, and a music degree in jazz performance, Callum has a wealth of knowledge.

Some of his favourite artists include Mark Guiliana, Chris Dave, Meshell Ndegeocello and Robert Glasper.

For more info about Callum feel free to get in touch.