Andy Mack’s Guitar Tuition

MON-SAT: Mobile Guitar Tuition

Ph: 0401 766 693

Servicing: From Edmonton to Kewarra Beach.

Call now to secure your mobile guitar lesson!

Gift Certificates Available

Have you have ever considered the enjoyment and sense of achievement of playing the guitar?
I have now been a private guitar teacher in Cairns for 10 years and I currently have a few places for new students.
My teaching methodology is totally flexible and can include acoustic and electric playing, modern songs, strumming, scales, soloing and music theory.

Lessons are priced at $30 for 30 minutes paid on a weekly basis. Feel free to give me a call or send a message to discuss lessons.

Regards, Andy.

Bluecard Certified
Dip. Music
Dip. Sound Eng.

Author of ‘The Reference Book’.
Also available for Live Music Performance, Live Sound Engineering, Live Production Management and Videography.

Why teach music

JCU Orientation Week with Senator Ian Macdonald and Student Interviews

I had the privilege to speak with Senator Ian Macdonald, The Vice President of the JCU Student Association Laura, and the JCU Sustainability Club’s Lucy and Mathilde at this year’s ‘O Week’.

I also spoke with other Student Leaders and Mentors Aaron, Sarah and Jennifer. My mission is to see how we can empower the community without costing the earth.
It is heartening to see so many intelligent and motivated people at this year’s event.

Senator Ian Macdonald

The Vice President of the JCU Student Association – Laura

The JCU Sustainability Club – Lucy and Mathilde

Business Student Club – Aaron

Inter Alia – Sarah

Creative Industries Student – Jennifer

Cairns People’s Climate Action March at the G20

Cairns residents joined millions worldwide for the largest climate mobilisation in history in a march calling for action on dangerous global warming.

Cairns was in the unique situation of holding the People’s Climate March in the same week that it hosted some of the most powerful decision makers in the world at the G20 Finance Summit.

Cairns People’s Climate March – 21 September 2014 from Jennifer Frei

The March



Cr. Rob Pyne



ABC News

7 News

WIN News

Jason Becker: Inspirational guitarist who has ALS.

Soon after joining David Lee Roth’s band at the age of 20, Jason Becker was diagnosed with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease).

In spite of Jason’s incapacitation, he continues to compose music. His life and works were documented in the 2012 film ‘Jason Becker: Not Dead Yet’.

Jason continues to inspire millions with his desire to communicate through his art.

‘Disruption’ is the most important movie on Climate Change. Ever.

After having just watched ‘Disruption’, the new, free to download movie on Climate Change, I can recommend it as the most important movie on the subject ever produced.

It spells out the history of Climate Science, social and environmental costs of Climate Change, and the predictions and solutions we have for the crisis.

Please watch the trailer, and download and watch the movie if you can.



PC Speed Boost with SSD (Solid State Drive) Upgrade

It was time to reinstall Windows on my 5 year old Acer Aspire 6930 and I found that I couldn’t. I suspected bad sectors on my HDD (Hard Disk Drive).

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 operating system (a distribution of Linux) as an interim measure as an alternative to Windows.

Although Ubuntu installed on my faulty drive, I could not install my important graphics and music software such as Cubase, Band in a Box and Corel Draw.

SSDs, just like stick USB drives don’t have any moving parts which make them faster and more reliable. I installed a Samsung SSD 840 EVO. I recommend the upgrade.

“You can checkout any time you like, but you can never leave” – The Eagles

Interviews with Melinda Irvine

Melinda Irvine is a Far North Queensland musician who has just returned to the Philippines to continue her extraordinary volunteer and charity work. Her impetus for volunteering was the devastation caused by Typhoon Haiyan in November 2013.

The videos on this page are the interviews that I conducted with Mel in April 2014. They were filmed by Brett Charles of Leftfield Sound Vision and Multimedia, and assisted by Jen Frei from The Office Expert.

More information on these interviews can be found at:

If would like to donate to help Mel help the people of Iloilo in the Philippines, you can do so at :

“It’s not how much we give but how much love we put into giving.”  – Mother Teresa

Selling my Rings…

Hey everybody, a few years ago I had planned to drive around the country playing gigs and doing market stalls. For the market stalls I bought a lot of costume jewelry rings because they were easily transportable and they don’t degrade. Anyway, long story for another day but I never did that trip and I still have all the rings.

They are all for sale as a job lot. Here is a quick video to show you what I have. In the near future I will do a stocktake to figure out how many of each type that I have.
All enquiries welcome.

“I lost my shirt, I pawned my rings, I’ve done all the Dumb Things” – Paul Kelly

Douglas Reef Rally

 What? Douglas Reef Rally

When? The 23rd of February, 2014

Where? Port Douglas, QLD, AU

Who? Concerned citizens marched to save the Great Barrier Reef.

Why? To save the Reef from the approved dredging and dumping of Three Million Cubic Metres of sediment.
To save the planet from opening up the Galilee Basin to coal mining which will add 705 million tonnes of CO2 to the atmosphere.

Singing credits at the start of the video – Chantelle Wignall.