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Welcome to Lachlan's website.


Lachlan holds a degree in Music (Jazz/Popular) from Monash University where he graduated with high distinction. He also holds a degree in Education from the Deakin University. Lachlan began learning the guitar at the age of 10 years and since that time he has been dedicated to his love of the instrument.

At Monash University, Lachlan studied under the esteemed lecturers and musicians Robert Burke, Tony Gould, Stephen Magnusson and Doug DeVries. Lachlan enjoys conveying his passion for music and the guitar to his students whilst also developing their creative and technical skills. He has an enthusiastic, patient and friendly approach to teaching which has yielded very successful results for both children and adults. Musicality, aural ability and musical literacy are all key focus points in Lachlan’s lessons.

For over five years Lachlan has taught guitar as a private tutor. He has also taught at various schools including Streeton Primary School (Yallambie) and for several music schools in the suburbs of Melbourne. He has taught students of varying ages – primary, secondary, tertiary and adults. Lachlan teaches a range of styles including jazz, funk, rock, fusion, Brazilian (Samba, Bossa, Choro) and classical. He teaches students at all levels – beginner, intermediate and advanced. Lachlan has crafted his own unique musical style within the realm of jazz and popular music. He performs regularly. Throughout his years of playing guitar Lachlan has performed many different musical styles with various bands around Melbourne. He has performed in ensembles and bands with many well known musicians including the premier jazz guitarist Stephen Magnusson and the renowned singer Kate Ceberano.

Below is a video of Lachlan performing Armandos Rhumba composed by Chick Corea.




Lachlan Barratt offers a personalised approach to each student, providing them with the exact skills they need to progress as a competent musician. He teaches a wide variety of styles some of which include jazz, rock, funk, soul, bossa and samba. Musical literacy (reading and understanding written music) is a key focus in his lessons.

For lesson enquiries, please contact Lachlan on 0412 583 844.

Email - lachlan@lachlanbarratt.com


  Lachlan Barratt B.Mus, B.Ed