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Easy To Follow Lesson Plans For Both Group & Private Guitar Lessons

A Creative Guitar Curriculum That Captivates & Engages Your Students

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Introducing The Guitar Ninjas Program

Are You Looking For A Contemporary
Guitar Curriculum That Will…

  • Save you lugging 10 different method books to your lesson each week in order to teach all the key concepts you deem necessary
  • Save you hours of time wasted on lesson preparation each week.
  • Keep your students highly engaged and motivated to learn guitar with you
  • Add years to the amount of time a student stays with you through our karate-style level-up system.
  • Cover all the essential skills, concepts and techniques needed for contemporary guitar in a gamified learning approach.
  • Provides teacher’s guides, lesson plans and video demonstrations to ensure easy comprehension and lesson delivery for you & your students
  • Create the opportunity for additional revenue through book sales and online learning memberships
  • Help you make way more money by leveraging your time through group lessons that actually work
  • Help you make more money by dramatically increasing your studio retention and the lifetime value of each student.

If you've found yourself saying "YES" then the Guitar Ninjas Program is the guitar curriculum you've been looking for!

The Guitar Ninjas Program is a guitar program and curriculum that takes students from total beginners and transforms them into accomplished musicians.

Guitar Ninjas combines modern guitar tuition with the psychology of learning, cutting edge sports science, the discipline of martial arts and the fun of video games resulting in the ultimate guitar method enjoyed by students of all ages.

By focusing on The 7 Key Areas of Guitar students are able to make rapid progress in all areas and only grow in confidence with each victory their next lesson brings.

Students learn all of the key skills and concepts they need for contemporary guitar playing as they work their way through 9 levels: White, Yellow, Orange, Green, Blue, Purple, Red, Brown and Black!

Keep reading to find out more about how Guitar Ninjas works.

How Guitar Ninjas Works

Guitar Curriculum Books

Our core Guitar Ninjas Lesson Curriculum is made up of 9 levels, each with its own Method Book and accompanying Online Course on our Guitar Dojo Online platform.

There are also a number of supplementary books and additional online courses to help students dive deeper into key areas of guitar playing.


The Karate Belt Level System

Students receive different coloured guitar straps each time they level up within the Guitar Ninjas Program  

Too often learning guitar is one big journey with no clear start or end point and little to no direction in between.

Our Level-Up system helps you align your student's short-term goals with a long-term vision and rewards each milestone along their guitar-playing journey.

Geometric Learning Format

Our geometric approach to learning covers the 7 key areas of guitar playing and helps students progress in the fields of Lead Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Fretboard Knowledge, Repertoire, Creativity, Musicianship Skills and Music Theory.

This ensures our students become balanced players by advancing in all of areas of their playing instead of having huge gaps in their knowledge like most guitar students who go years without learning theory, guitar solos or how to be creative.

Checklists & Gamification

We use Checklists to clearly outline exactly what the student needs to learn and to give an overview of the entire level and learning outcomes.

The process of ticking off checklists gamifies the learning process much and makes practice addictive as each tick they earn acts like an XP point in a video game.

It will also make it very easy for you to see exactly where a student is and to track their progress, especially if you have multiple teachers at your studio.

80/20 Applied To Guitar

We focus on the core 20% of skills that students use 80% of the time to ensure rapid results in key areas and soaring levels of motivation as student progress from victory to victory without getting bogged down with boring and unneccessary concepts like reading music and nursurey rhymes which every other guitar method book ever written uses to very poor results

Learn With Guitar Dojo Online

All of our Students have access to over 40 courses containing 900+ video modules on our Guitar Dojo Online platform.

Students can supplement their in-person guitar lessons with online content or can learn remotly from home without ever setting foot in our studios. 

Students complete Challenges, unlock Achievements and earn Badges as they progress through each course. This makes the learning process totally addictive and fast-tracks their progress. It also make assigning homework and tracking if they actually do it a breeze for you.

A Message From The Founder Of Guitar Ninjas

Hello and thank you for considering our Guitar Ninjas Program for your own teaching studio.

I have spent the last 5 years writing, revising and perfecting Guitar Ninjas within my own studio: Melbourne Guitar Academy and am proud to be sharing this opportunity to use our teaching method & curriculum with you. Let me share with you how Guitar Ninjas came to be.

When I first started teaching at my local music store, I struggled to keep students beyond their first 5 lessons. If I could get the students beyond their first 5 lessons then it was highly likely that they would stay with me forever however, getting them engaged from the start and keeping them motivated to practice was a massive struggle.

Sure I was pretty new to teaching, but I cared a lot about my students and didn’t think I was the reason students were quitting after their initial run of 5 lessons. I thought about whether it was the students who were the problem, and while I had some bad students that didn’t practice or seem all that interested in guitar, there was certainty nice students who appeared motivated in their first session but gradually lost interest over the course of several weeks, so I couldn’t blame the students either.

I asked the other teachers I worked with and they all seemed to have a similar problem, getting students engaged with learning and keeping them long term. It didn’t seem to matter whether we had good students or bad students, or whether we were good teachers or bad teachers, something wasn’t working…

Then I realised…It was the curriculum that the shop owner had us teaching from.

This particular method book, like many others, focused on teaching the student to read music first, learning one string at a time and then playing a bunch of nursery rhymes and 300 year old Beethoven songs for the first year (assuming students made it this far). Then if they made it through the first book they would move onto chords so that they could play accompaniment parts to traditional folk songs that most of them didn’t know.

With each rendition of Ode To Joy I watched their enthusiasm drain little by little by little while assuring them that once they had the basics down they could move onto learning their favourite pieces…but they never made it that far.

Most of us can relate to a similar situation, watching our students enthusiasm for music wane away while our own enthusiasm for teaching evaporates as we try and get the students to do what we think is best for them. Most of us learned this way, and we often teach this way, but most of us forgot how difficult guitar was at the beginning, and often don’t realise that we are the 1% of students who were engaged right away and couldn’t put our instrument down…most people aren’t like us.

Questioning whether there was a better way to teach guitar led to the breakthrough that was developing Guitar Ninjas.

The first change I made was I started teaching students what they liked and using songs they knew as study pieces to teach them essential skills.

Then I started teaching my students the core skills they needed to start playing the music they liked in the order best suited to them so that they could start playing and having fun right away. This got the students motivated and making great progress.

Then I started asking myself “how can I make this better, easier, more efficient, and more fun?”

This resulted in me creating my own curriculum which instantly increased student engagement, boosted retention and made both me and my students happier, not to mention the progress they made absolutely sky rocketed!

I refined my program over a number of years and after seeing how martial arts implement a successful learning ascension system through their belts, decided to try it out with different coloured guitar straps. I also started to take quest based system in video games and checklists from the business world to help set objectives for students and to help quantify their progress, which turned out to be the lasts few pieces of the puzzle to unlocking ultimate student engagement through gamification of the whole learning process.

I wrote the Guitar Ninjas Program with three objectives

  1. To create a modern guitar method that is highly engaging for students which leads to them having more fun,  being able to play real songs straight away, and ensuring they stick with guitar long term.
  2. To create a guitar method that allows students to develop in all areas of their playing so that they understand their instrument and have both the theoretical knowledge and technical proficiency to bring the music inside of them to life.
  3. To raise the standard of Modern Guitar Education so that future generations of guitar players are able to reach their musical goals and dreams through more professional, competent and enthusiastic teachers who have fun sharing their passion for music with their students and love what they do.

I hope that we can partner together with Guitar Ninjas to improve not only your teaching skills, but the entire learning experience for each and every one of your students.

-Michael Gumley 
Creator of Guitar Ninjas

Why Guitar Ninjas Works So Well For Students

Fun and engaging modern lesson content with a focus on core skills, quick victories and rapid results.

Checklists clearly layout what the student needs to learn in order to level up and gamify the whole learning experience.

Levelling up with our martial arts style belt system gives students something to strive for and a sense of accomplishment each time they advance.

Students progress quickly by learning the right things in the right order at the right times and quickly turn their growing enthusiasm into unstoppable momentum!

Why Guitar Ninjas Works So Well For Teachers

Instantly look more professional and stand out from your competitors with an organised curriculum that wows students and parents alike.

Save hours of lesson preparation time with our pre-made lesson plans and teacher’s guides that cover all of your fundamental skills, core concepts and repertoire.

Student's take an average of 6 years to complete the 9 Levels of our Guitar Ninjas which will boost your retention significantly as they aim for black belt level.

Watch your studio come to life as students take to the gamified learning approach, become addicted to practice and race each other to level up.

Easily track each student’s progress with easy to follow checklists and content roadmaps that outline key learning areas and the requirements for leveling up.

Students can learn at their own pace and get 24/7  access to supplementary video demonstrations and playhroughs with our Guitar Dojo Online Learning Platform.

Get access to both national and international level Workshops, Bootcamps and Live Training Events for both teachers and students.

Earn additional revenue for your studio through the onselling of our Guitar Ninjas books and Guitar Dojo Online affiliate memberships to your students.

Access and network with a support group of other highly motivated Guitar Ninjas Teachers via our teacher's forum.

You get ongoing email support and a monthly Q&A livestream as part of your membership.

Grow your own teaching skills with our Teacher Ascension Program comprising of course modules and monthly live calls.

Grow your business skills  and studio with our business coaching courses and learn everything you need to attract, convert and retain new students.


Brady Schultz
Klamath Falls Guitar Lessons

Guitar Ninjas is the best guitar curriculum I've ever used and I am happy to recommend it to any other teacher that is considering it for their studio.

Our students love it and the level-up system gives them clear direction and has them practising between lessons every week.


Sam Blake
BMT School of Music

I was burning out running a school of 200+ students in private lessons.

With the help of Michael and his Guitar Ninjas Program I was able to switch to group lessons and cut back on 20 hours a week of teaching

The guitar curriculum itself is also next level and all of my students absolutely love it!


Rich Constable
Guitar Lessons Weighbridge

Guitar Ninjas is like G4 on steroids!

I've never seen such a comprehensive and well thought out approach to learning guitar and I'm so glad I made the switch!"

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