John Miners guitar

    About John Miner     

John learned the ukelele from his father as a child,
he then started playing banjo in 1969 changing to acoustic guitar in 1970.

In 1974 he opened The North Shore Piano and Music Centre in Crows Nest (Sydney) where he learned
the finer points of repairing/tuning pianos & stringed instruments.  

The North Shore Piano and Music Centre also had a large music school where John taught Guitar and Banjo.

He sold the business in 1980 & moved to Cairns in North Queensland where he continued to deal in pianos, guitars and banjos.

As a solo performer John loves to play ragtime jazz, blues & country although he is competant in many other styles of music.

He has performed in many bands from Folk, Dixeland Jazz and Country to Rock.
In Oct 2015 John returned to his home in Brisbane
after spending 4 years travelling around Australia with wife Kate in their Winnebago Motorhome,
playing music and collecting interesting stringed instruments.  

Now working from his home in Springwood in Brisbane, John continues to collect, build and repair guitars, banjos & ukes etc. 

Learning from John   

As of January 2017 John will again be taking on students who wish to learn to play either ukulele, or guitar.

Ukes & Banjos are available for sale, Ukes from $70.

Lessons will be held at Cinderella Dr Springwood 

(Parking on-site is available)


Sample John's teaching on Utube

A 1 Hr lesson is $35

To book call Kate on 0421 046 273.

Or Email:

John will teach people of all ages and skill levels & most learn a song on the 1st lesson.

If you know of a group who would like to learn an instrument call Kate for special group rates.

Classes are Mon - Sat 10am-4pm

John & his wife Kate also teach seniors guitar at U3A (an adult university) at Springwood. Lessons are free but you must be a member of U3A & over 50)

All classes for U3A are fully booked at the moment.


From Febuary 2018 John will be running a series of Ukulele Workshops around Australia called John Miner's UKULELE GURU Workshops (guru means teacher).

They will run from 1-2 hours & will cover most if not all, of what most people will want to know about playing the Ukulele.

If you would like John to conduct a workshop for your group, or organisation Email or Phone Kate... ... 0421 046 273

There is more info about the Workshops

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