Learn to Play Guitar at Studio 19

Guitar Teacher

You will experience a family friendly atmosphere that’s personal and relaxed in a private studio setting. You get quality guitar instruction geared to each individual by an experienced guitar teacher.

Students learn how to play chords, scales, music notation and tablature, fret board knowledge, improvising skills, along with materials and songs that interest you, as well as learning how to maintain and look after your instrument.

Start right from the beginning, brush up on your existing skills, take your playing in a new direction, learn guitar theory, or just learn to play all your favorite songs. All your printed learning materials are included in your monthly tuition.

About Oz

Hi! My name is Auz Cunningham.

I own and operate Studio 19 Music Lessons in Thornton, Ontario. I’m a Professional musician and I have been teaching students to play guitar for twenty years.

I studied Guitar at Lindy’s School of Music in Barrie during the mid 1980’s. I continued to acquire and polish my skills, learning classical guitar, finger style picking and song writing techniques, working with Canadian Singer Songwriter J.K. Gulley.

In 1994 I graduated from The Recording Arts Program of Canada.

I love music, playing guitar, teaching and helping aspiring guitar players find their hidden talents!

My goal is to help you learn to play your guitar for lifelong enjoyment.

Lesson Rates

Private lessons – 30 minutes in length – $80/month for 4 lessons

Group Lessons – please contact for rates

Beginner to Advanced

I teach beginner to advanced level Guitar as well as beginner Bass, Mandolin and Ukulele.


Flexible time slots available to fit your busy schedules, weekly or bi-weekly, daytime and evening.


"Auz has been teaching my child guitar for the last year. He is kind, patient and professional. I would not hesitate to recommend him to any one at all."

V. McKinnon

"Studio 19 has been a great place for me to learn to play guitar. Auz is a great teacher for ALL ages whether you currently play and want to brush up on some skills or if you are like me and never played before or for kids just starting out. The lessons are geared to the individual so it never gets boring but always remains challenging & most importantly...FUN!"

Steve Roberts

Guitar Camps and Workshops

Contact us to find out about programs and rates!


I also enjoy performing with my three piece band called “Fretless”.

Check out our 3 piece live band, playing music from the 50’s to the 80’s!

We can be seen entertaining at private gatherings and charity events throughout Barrie and Simcoe County.

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