Gold Coast School of Guitar's mission is to help adults play songs for fun by providing the coast's premier tuition and community.

Meet The Founder

Allen Hopood's personal background and musical journey - Gold Coast School of Guitar

Allen Hopgood, the heartbeat behind Gold Coast School of Guitar, brings a wealth of experience as a guitarist and educator.

With 32 years in the industry, Allen has honed the art of nurturing musical talent in adults of all ages.

His passion for music and unwavering dedication to his students form the very core of Gold Coast School of Guitar's GC Guitar Club ethos.

Raised on a rich blend of The Shadows, The Beatles, Kiss, and classic Aussie rock, Allen's guitar journey began in 1983 with a $200 guitar - a 'gift' from his brother, which he paid off at $5 a week.

When he's not with his guitar, you'll find him lost in a book, savouring a good wine, or cheering at an AFL game.

A proud dad of two, he also enjoys gradually expanding his vinyl collection.

The Gold Coast School of Guitar Difference

  • Community Connection: Learning how to play guitar in a small group isn't just about learning chords and strumming patterns. It's about joining a community of like-minded individuals. The small group guitar classes in Carrara, foster camaraderie, ensuring that your musical journey is not just educational but also a social experience.

  • Motivation and Accountability: The shared experience of learning with others keeps motivation high. The sense of accountability within the group encourages regular attendance, making your musical progress a collective achievement.

Some members of a Strum Squad Class - Gold Coast School of Guitarr
Strum Squad guitar class members enjoying the community and connection at Gold Coast School of Guitar
  • Diverse Musical Exposure: Embrace a variety of musical styles as you learn alongside fellow adults with different tastes. From classic rock to contemporary hits, Gold Coast School of Guitar exposes you to a rich tapestry of genres, expanding your musical horizons.

  • Cost-Effective Learning: I believe in making music education accessible. The small group guitar classes for adults are not only enriching but also budget-friendly, ensuring that learning the guitar is within reach for everyone.

Some Love From GC Guitar Club Members

Phil Green

"The sessions are easy as they are straight forward, step by step instructions... ""

Lisa Seredycz

"It's very easy. Very achievable.. even my husband could do this (and he doesn't even play!)"

Geoff Morgan

"A really easy way to learn new songs!"

Ready to Play? Test-Drive the GC Guitar Club for Free!

Test-drive a small group guitar class for adults with a complimentary 2-hour session. This is your chance to experience the dynamic group setting, meet our experienced instructor, and get a taste of the fun and supportive atmosphere that defines our classes.

To schedule your free session, simply click the big, orange button below.

No commitment required – just bring your curiosity, your guitar and a willingness to strum!

Join Gold Coast School of Guitar's 'GC Guitar Club', where the joy of music becomes your own.

Let's play songs for fun!

Get In Touch



Studio: 1 Greenbank Circuit, Carrara

Session Times

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday - 6:00pm

Sat – 9:00am

Phone Number:

0448 620 966

1 Greenbank Cct, Carrara QLD 4211, Australia

Fun. Community. Connection.

Your Adventure Begins With Gold Coast School of Guitar

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0448 620 966

1 Greenbank Circuit, Carrara