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About Tutor Ariki

Rik has 30 years of experience in live performance, song writing and band
collaboration as a multi-instrumentalist. He teaches bass, drums and guitar and
has played in indi/alt-rock, metal and funk influenced groups since his teens.
His original solo works combine those feels with core elements of 60’s soul,
folk, reggae, country, hip hop and blues which have all held a special place in
his heart since childhood.

He started learning drums at age 11 on his brother’s drum kit. Then on hearing
AC/DC’s Let There be Rock for the first time, he took up guitar lessons from age
13. By 15 he’d discovered a love and extra ease for bass guitar and started
playing regularly in bands.

Rik teaches guitar, bass and drum techniques and can help with fundamentals
of music theory, ear training, singing while playing and jamming with other
people. He can also advise on instrument setup, upkeep, and basic repairs.
His many years working as a care worker have not only called for a lot of
patience and understanding of different learning styles and abilities but has
also helped in recognising the importance of listening and finding a rapport.
Rik is a passionate musician who loves to pass on skills and knowledge that
help others progress to the next stage of their musical journey. Whether that be
a career path, building confidence for live performance and recording or just for
fun, he strives to help unlock a students creative potential.

Ariki provides guitar, bass, voice, drums and composition lessons in South Sydney, Sutherland Shire, Eastern Suburbs, Inner West, Western Sydney and South West Sydney including the following suburbs:

  • Burwood
  • Randwick
  • Hurstville
  • Canterbury

Are you living in a location that isn’t listed above but still want to take music lessons from Guitar Tutor Commuter? Don’t worry – we are here to help you find a solution! Submit an enquiry or call us on 0433 539 728 to see if this tutor can travel to your home or if another suitable tutor is available now.

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