James Buchanan

James Buchanan
Head of Contemporary – Guitar Tutor

James has worked professionally as a guitarist and educator since completing studies in contemporary music in 2007, and has enjoyed a varied career teaching in both instrumental & tertiary education settings.

Playing in almost every situation from Jazz trios, Symphony Orchestras, Punk, Rock, Metal, Pop Bands, Music theatre and more. Currently lead guitarist/composer in Godfrey Turner Overdrive, which have performed supporting national and international music acts. James also works as professional live sound and recording engineer.

Stephen Somerville
Contemporary Guitar Tutor
Stephen has been playing since he was a small lad. Starting with classical guitar and piano. He moved into contemporary guitar and has since featured in many bands such as IO. Stephen works closely with many HSC students and adult learners.

Phillip Moran
Classical Guitar Tutor
Phil Moran is one of this country’s finest classical guitarists. He is known for his excellent solo guitar recitals and performances with orchestra, as well as collaborations with artists such as flutist Jane Rutter. He possesses a unique ability to captivate an audience with his superb musicianship and warm tone and personable approach.

Leon Just
Guitar Tutor