Hello all, I'm Art from Melbourne Australia

I joined Justin Guitar late 2022 after almost giving up my dream of learning to play the guitar. I guess I fit into the “old dog” category and I’m okay with that. Bought my first guitar back in the 80’s (an acoustic) and took some lessons, but unfortunately, I let life get in the way and did not finish the journey. I still have the acoustic and have since added an electric and another acoustic, and although I have had a couple of restarts, I had not been able to find a teacher or online lessons that I felt connected with. Until I came across Justin’s website, and a lot of things fell into place. I am now thoroughly enjoying the journey. It now all makes sense. Still consider myself a beginner (at 70 and retired) but loving every minute of it. Thanks Justin.


Hello Art,
Welcome and I wish you a lot of fun here :sunglasses:

Hello Art, and welcome to the community, from a fellow Aussie.
Great that you found Justin - he’s a tremendous teacher with a great setup here. Quality tuition, and a quality environment to learn in.
Join in, and reach out anytime.

Plenty of ‘old dogs’ here too mate, most with a good sense of humour, and all havin fun and kickin plenty of goals on the guitar.

All the best.

Cheers, Shane


Hi Art,

Welcome to the community good luck on your journey.


Hello Art, welcome to the community! Enjoy your time here.



Welcome Art, it’s so nice to have you here :hugs:.
Many others here with a quite similar story. Justin’s course really seems to make a big difference :star_struck:.
I’m so happy for you, that you are enjoying your guitar journey :smiley:.

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Hello Art… Welcome to the community :smiley:

Hello and welcome to our community Art. :slight_smile:

Nice to read that Justin helped things to fall in place for you.

Hello Art! Welcome to our Community, I wish you a lot of fun in your journey…stick to Justin’s program and trust the process…and always enjoy your time with your guitar!

Welcome to the forum Art.

Welcome Rusty!!!

Hi Art, we’ve started our Justin Guitar journey around the same time. Looking forward to seeing how we both progress. Happy playing.

Hey Art, great stuff. Glad to hear you are making progress. Playing music is so very rewarding

Welcome, Art, it’s a great place. After waiting decades I figured it was too late to play guitar, yet here I am learning something every day since I really started trying 2 months ago.

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Hi Art

Welcome to the group and being a guitar player.

I don’t know where you are in Melbourne but I run a guitar group. We meet monthly, knock out a few songs just for the fun of playing with other guitar players.

Check out Darebin Guitar Playing Group on Meetup Create a Meetup Account | Meetup

Lots of beginners young(ish) and old. You’re welcome to come along.

Cheers Curtis

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Hi Curtis,
I live on the Mornington Peninsula but I just might take you up on that and rock up to your group

Thanks for the welcome.


Thank you everyone for your welcoming comments. It sure is encouraging to feel part of something positive.


Welcome Art and greetings from Adelaide. Nice to have you here with us. I bought an acoustic on a whim about 12 months ago and I’m so glad I found Justin’s site soon after.

Hello Art, a very warm welcome to the community! It’s never to late to start (again). Have a lot of fun!