About - Bio


Ian Hildebrand


I have been working extensively in the music industry since the 1970s.

As well as being a performing musician those many years, I have also been a professional teaching guitar.

I have taught hundreds of students, of different ages, different abilities and in many styles.


When I got my first guitar my mother insisted I learn Classical Guitar. While this is a fantastic thing to develop great technique, I would have to say it was listening and playing along with the radio that really taught me to hear and work out songs, which is basically ear training.

As well as study in classical, I later attended the Sydney Conservatorium of music and received an Assoc. Dip. In Jazz Studies.

Professional instruction is invaluable in learning how to play a musical instrument. An understanding of music is also important and I love to help people play guitar by passing on what I have learned!





Studio proprietor, engineer, arranger and producer.
Session work & production experience since 1973.

Producing and Arranging

Ads, Albums, Voice Overs.Song Development for artiists including and The Donovans, winner of the 2004 Deadly Award for best Indigenous Band.

Music Productions for broadcast

Sound Track for Indigenous Documentary 'Big Girls Don't Cry' screened at Byron Bay Film Festival, aired on SBS 2001.
Theme music for 2SER Program.
Short Film Music pieces - Garden of Love


The Whitlams - Co-writing credits with Tim Freedman for ARIA Award winning Eternal Nightcap - Double Platinum - 1998.
The Whitlams - Co-writing credits on 'You Sound Like Louis Burdett', also used in a stage production of 'Dons Party' by david Williamson.
Frog Stamp by Silverpram - Co-writing credits for B Side, ARIA Nominated in Best Comedy category 1996. Closer The Hogs - Co-writing credit, B Side 'Feel The Beat' - 29,000 copies sold.
Platypus Educational Software - Music Composition and Production.
Stepps Album - 'Waltz For Tiger Joe' and 'Cumulous".
Going Down Swinging CD of spoken word. Music for Don Walkers poem 'Saturday' and StJAM "Arrangements To Be Made' (co-write Vidale Hildebrand).


Classical Guitar 3 years study with the late Walter Schumacher President of The Sydney Classical Guitar Society. 
Classical Guitar 3 years under Antonio Losada, a former student of Andre Segovia. 
Jazz Associate Dip. of Jazz NSW Conservatorium of Music under Don Burrows, George Golla and Tommy Emanuel. Fellow students included James Morrison. 
Jazz Workshops - Ike Isaacs (from Stephan Grappelli), Herb Ellis and Barney Kessel.


Private Guitar Tuition 1975 to 2008 - all styles, plus jazz improvisation and theory. 
Guitar Tuition Studio 4 Music, Bradmans Music, Hornsby Music Centre, Liverpool Music and The Guitar Factory. Guitar Tuition Schools Oakville College, Macarthur Girls High.
Music Mentor for Noosa Creative Careers Program, 2005
Workshops in studio engineering and Cubase.



Band Work All styles including Jazz, Rock, Country & Duos, 1981 to 2018.
Backing Toured with a host of Local and Overseas Artists. 
Stepps - Original Sydney Fusion Band. Featured on Double J, plus live to air ABC Concert. 1978. 
Conservatorium Big Band Live performance plus recordings, 1980 
Live to Air Triple J Acoustic performance with The Whitlams, 1998 
Indigenous Artists Extensive work with indigenous artists - Jimmy Little, The Donovans - The Deadly Awards, Fox Studios on SBS 2000. Survival Concert 2000 & 2001
Psychedelia - 60s Cover Band and a mainstay of the Verrierdale Moondance



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