Gerry Hale (of Uncle Bill fame) is now the proprietor of the Guitar Gallery at 30 Johnston St, Fitzroy. The Guitar Gallery specialises in acoustic instruments. The focus of the shop has broadened to include a great selection of banjos, mandolins, and dobros as well as guitars.
The Guitar Gallery is owned and staffed by musicians who also run workshops and take classes and lessons in guitar, banjo, dobro, mandolin in various styles such as Irish and bluegrass. The tutors have many years of experience as performers and teachers of their chosen instruments. They create a warm and encouraging environment for students, from beginners to advanced.
The gallery is now running monthly beginner workshops in mandolin, banjo and dobro on Wednesday nights from 7pm – 9pm. The next workshop is beginner mandolin on April 16th. Bookings and enquiries Ph 03 9417-2252. If you don’t have an instrument you can attend the workshop and use one from the shop. It is a great way to get started with a maximum of 6 people in each workshop.