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.

070Matt Arthur
Contemporary Guitar Tutor
Matt Arthur is a proven and experienced guitar teacher with over 35 years playing and more than 25 years teaching experience. Since 1987 Matt has been teaching guitar to children, teens and adults in both a private and school setting, both one on one and in groups. With his wealth of experience and knowledge, Matt is able to teach a variety of styles including classical, jazz, rock and blues guitar.

Before moving to Orange in early 2015, Matt was the founding owner of “My Guitar School” in Sydney. My Guitar School taught over 500 students and a staff of 8 teachers.

Matt is currently running guitar programs as a representative of the Orange Regional Conservatorium at Catherine McAuley Primary, St Mary’s Primary and James Sheahan High. Matt also runs programs at Kinross Wolaroi and Orange Public. He also conducts the ORC Guitar Ensemble on a Monday evening.

Matt performs on a regular basis within the Central West, either solos shows or teamed up with other notable musicians. Matt is a highly professional guitarist and guitar teacher. He is  welcomed asset to the Orange community.