Manuel Diewald has been involved in music since he was just 10 years old when he learned to play saxophone in his school band. In high school, Manuel decided to play the acoustic guitar for a few years before picking up the electric guitar and creating a band with his friends. later on, he began to think more seriously about music as a career, and with this thought in mind, Manuel decided to learn the Classical guitar and build his knowledge in music theory as well as a broader understanding of music.
Manuel has a Bachelor of Music (Honours) with Honours Class 1 in Music pedagogy from the University of New South Wales (UNSW). Here he learned about music history, Music theory and took on a serious approach to his technical abilities with the classical guitar. By dedicating his studies to the Pedagogy stream offered at UNSW, Manuel was able to evolve his teaching towards his Classical, acoustic, and electric Guitar Lessons, as well as his music theory lessons.
Manuel has over 8 years of teaching experience in a wide range of styles and ages. He continuously seeks to learn about education for young musicians and has taken many masterclasses with guitarists such as Denis Azabagic, Guiseppe Zangari, Vincent Lindsey-Clark, Omar Cyrulnik, and was studying under Raffael Agostino.
Manuel is currently with the Sydney Guitar Collective, the Classical Guitar Society of Sydney Ensemble and Orchestra (CGS), and performs as a duo with flutist Rachel Woolley and Musicano Fusion Ensemble
Bachelor of Music (Honours) with Honours Class 1 in Music Pedagogy at UNSW
A.Mus.A, Associate in Music Performance in the Subject of Classical Guitar
Solo, Ensemble, Guitar Quartet, and Guitar and Flute Duo performance experiences
Performed in Australia and Vienna, Austria
Teaching experience for over 10 years
Manuel Diewald Plays a Tony Morison Guitar
Manuel Diewald's private studio is located right by the entry of the house making the studio easily accessible. The private studio offers big windows which allow a lot of natural light to enter the studio. Air conditioning is also available to make your lessons as comfortable as possible on both those hot summer days and cold winters. A seating area is also located in the private studio where parents, friends, or family members can wait and observe their child's lesson.
This is a fun and engaging environment where you can learn to play guitar that will both challenge and excite you. Here you will be guided by a professional musician who will help you reach your goals whether that is to become a professional musician yourself or to play guitar as a hobby.
"I have progressed so fast and Manuel gives me good tips for the classical guitar. He is an amazing teacher and an extremely kind person - 10/10" - Adam
“It has taken me a while to learn the different chords but now Manuel is teaching me some tunes and it is all coming together. He is very patient and I’m really enjoying every lesson.” - Jacob
"I am lucky to have found Manuel as a guitar teacher. He is a professional guitarist performing at a very high level who has studied the teaching of music, also to a high level, at university.
Manuel creates a relaxed, low-stress atmosphere in his beautiful teaching studio and he is able to communicate with beginners, intermediate and advanced students at their own levels. In addition to my own experience I often witness the last few minutes of the lesson before mine, this student is close to 60 years younger than me, and the way Manuel adjusts his language and teaching is a sign of a really natural teacher.
My own playing has improved greatly in the year I have been studying with Manuel. I highly recommend him without reservation."
- Dr. Bill Chivers