About Steve

I’m Steve Flack, a qualified guitar teacher, a passionate musician, owner of the Liverpool Academy of Music and founder of band Steve Flack’s Guitar Heroes

A.Mus.A with the Australian Music Examination Board (A.M.E.B)

L.T.C.L (Licentiate Trinity College London) for classical guitar


Qualifications and achievements

Since Steve was just 8 years old, he has pursued his love of music.

Over the years, Steve has played with a number of leading musicians, including Ian Moss (Cold Chisel), Pete Wells (Rose Tattoo), Phil Emmanuel, Phil Manning (Chain), Dennis Wilson (Kharvis Jute), Dai Pritchard (Billy Thorpe and Rose Tattoo), Les Gock (Hush), Jake Lardot (Lee Kernaghan’s band), Jim Kelly (Crossfire) and Dom Turner (Backsliders), and more.

As a teacher, Steve has spent over three decades running and teaching at the highly-regarded Liverpool Academy of Music in Sydney. He is now an A.Mus.A with the Australian Music Examination Board (A.M.E.B), and a L.T.C.L (Licentiate Trinity College London) for classical guitar.

Steve has been featured in the Daily Telegraph, and contributes a regular tuition column and guitar lessons (via DVD insert) for Australian Guitar Magazine.

Why the Trinity College London method?

The internet is saturated with guitar courses and tutorials claiming to transform a beginner guitarist into a pro in a matter of days.

The truth is, these don’t work. Instead, they leave you frustrated, disappointed, and confused.

The Trinity College London music education method is different – it’s proven. Students learn from the ground up, covering everything from foundational theory to specialist playing techniques. Musicians work through a series of grades, each with an optional exam.

This structured learning process is fun, highly effective, and recognised by a number of leading educational bodies in Australia and abroad.

Steve Flack’s Guitar Heroes

Steve’s current performing and recording project is a show called Steve Flack’s Guitar Heroes that celebrates guitar greats with high profile Australian guitar players, guesting on the CDs and in his shows.

The show is a tribute to his first inspiration to take up the guitar, the blues rock guitar players of the classic rock era, guitarists like Eric Clapton, Jimmy Hendrix, Jimmy Page and Carlos Santana.

The band has performed at venues and festivals across the country.

Recordings

Steve has recorded 2 CDs of well-known tunes – jazz standards.

  • The first with Ron Martin, a Sydney based upright bass player who boasts being the first bass player to play electric bass guitar in Australia
  • The second with another legendary Australian bass player, Steve Hunter
Always another project

He has created an online library of interviews with leading guitar musicians, such as Albert Lee, one of the world’s greatest country and rock and roll guitarists, who has played with Eric Clapton, Emmy Lou Harris and others.

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