Classical guitar teacher and guitarist Ron Payne HonFNMSM commenced his guitar studies at an early age after hearing the great Spanish guitarist, Andres Segovia. Learning the basics from the eminent Brazilian guitarist, Laurindo Almeida, he began formal studies with John Mills and Peter Calvo, (a disciple of Len Williams [father of John]) at the Sydney Spanish Guitar Centre.
Ron currently teaches at his private studio in Lower Templestowe in Victoria, where he specialises in performance practice,
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music history, theory, form and analysis, and ear training. Ron draws from the precepts and principles of Andres Segovia, Abel Carlevaro and Leo Brouwer. Preparations for examinations, competitions and concerts can also be arranged.
Having taught for over 40 years Ron saw the need for teachers, performers, students and aficionados to network and so published and edited the Australian Guitar Journal and the Music Teacher Magazine.
A broad taste in music has encouraged him to embrace ...