Control room


Drum kit


More Guitars

Even more Guitars

Valve Channel Strip

Rack gear

Chill out zone


Stu Black

Music tutor with many years of teaching experience through out the northern rivers catering for all ages and experience from beginner to advanced students.

I am a professional gigging musician who loves teaching those willing to learn, for the more advanced students I offer a clear and concise teaching method with a focus on theory so the student truly understands their instrument. For the beginner the lessons are fun and encouraging making their experience as enjoyable as possible.


I can assist year 12 students prepare for performance exams with arrangement or re-harmonization of charts, help develop sight-reading and technique correction.

Having studied at Southern Cross University in the contemporary music program I am well aware of what is expected of 1st year students and can help prepare students for university studies if they wish to pursue a contemporary music degree.

Lessons $25 per 1/2 hr


Teaching in a clean air-conditioned creative environment my aim is to provide concise music pedagogy that is enjoyable rewarding and fulfilling. I also have a small but clean 18-channel digital studio, situated in a lush garden setting in sleepy East Ballina this cosy creative space offers very competitive rates for recording and mixing with a vast amount of equipment available (see equipment list below).

Refreshments provided for day packages

Computer & Software

Apple iMac 27’ using Logic pro X

Eventide plugins

Steve Slate plugins

Outboard gear

Apogee duet II interface for Vocals

Focusrite 18i20 interface

Focusrite octopre mic pre’s

DBX 166 compressor

Rode, Shure, Auto Technica mics

Korg Taktile surface control MIDI keyboard

Presonus surface control

TL Audio valve EQ

TL Audio Valve compressor

TL Audio Valve pre amp

Instruments guitars

Gibson 335 1998 model (USA)

Gretsch 6120 Chet Atkins 1990 model (MIJ)

Fender Jazz Master 1995 model(MIJ)

Fender Telecaster 1962 ri 1986 model (MIJ)

Fender Nocaster 1952 ri John Cruz Custom shop master built 1996 model (USA)

Fender Stratocaster 1957 ri 1988 model (MIJ)

Gibson SJ 150 Jumbo acoustic 2004 model (USA)

Maton EBG 808 acoustic


Fender Blues Jr

Fender Deluxe 1x12

Vintage Fender 75 1980 model

Large selection ofpedals TC electronics, Strymon, Mi audio, Codtone etc


Sonor Sonic Plush Jazz kit 2001 (German)

LP classic congas 2000 (USA)

Vintage Zildjian cymbals   1970’s new beat hats 1960’s 20’ ride plus a selection of A series crash and splash cymbals

LP hand percussion cowbells woodblocks etc

For rates please contact Stu  

PH 0419 592 909