Thank you so much for playing at our wedding and adding to the lovely atmosphere of the day.
Your professionalism, talent and nature were outstanding.
We are so lucky to have found you and can't thank you enough.
Our day was perfect.
All the best.
Suzy & Scott M.
wonderful guitar playing
Thank you so much Barry, We really appreciated and enjoyed your wonderful guitar playing.
Our family felt it helped create the relaxed wedding ceremony atmosphere we required.
I will definately recommend you to couples who may require a musician for their wedding.
Our warmest regards,
Dee & Reese H.
very talented guitarist
Ryan and I were extremely happy with your services both on the day and in the lead up to it.
Thank you again for sharing your wonderful talents with us and our guests and being part of our
Ryan & Carly T
(Carly also posted a review on Easy Weddings :-
Very talented acoustic guitarist.
Barry played for our ceremony and drinks in the garden.
We received great comments from our guests on what a nice atmosphere his music helped to create.
Barry was very obliging in learning a piece of music we wanted for my walk down the aisle....Carly T)
beautiful guitar music
Barry Bickel performed live regularly at Casablanca Restaurant, Mooloolaba Esplanade, when I was manager.
Regular gig on Saturday Night where his beautiful guitar music entertained and delighted customers of all ages.
Barry's repertoire is broad and transcends all ages.
Many customers requested his performing for their birthday dinners or engagements.
(Lyn Howard, then Manager of Casablanca Restaurant)
Thank you for your services on Saturday evening. You were outstanding!!!
We will be certainly using you again.
(Olivia Banks, Art Nuvo Gallery, Buderim - Exhibition Opening)
gifted teacher with infinite patience
If only I had known…
I started ‘playing’ the guitar when I was very young…nearly 50 years ago. To be honest, I thought that I was a pretty good guitar player.
However, about 6 months ago, my wife requested that I record one of ‘my best’ pieces so that I could hear what it sounded like. OMG…I was horrified! No sense of rhythm, timing or musical feel.I had been abusing my guitar for most of my life and never knew it. I falsely believed that I was one of those gifted few that didn’t need a teacher…I was wrong!
After lessons with Barry, I have learnt more than all of my life beforehand. Barry is a gifted teacher with infinite patience who allows and encourages you to develop your own style rather than just copy what he does. I really enjoy that he is completely honest and points out errors without discouraging you. Thanks to Barry, I feel that I am making good progress.
I now believe that you cannot learn to master the guitar by looking at the internet and reading books. Please don’t make the mistake that I made and think that you can do it all yourself.
If you have ever had the desire to learn this beautiful instrument, please give Barry a call. I promise that you will not be disappointed.
very professional, approachable and knowledgeable
My son has been attending weekly guitar lessons with Barry Bickel since we relocated to Mountain Creek.
He was learning guitar prior to our relocation, however after attending lessons with Barry, I have realised just how much he was missing out on, and how more professional and thorough Barry is.
My son is now learning how to play his instrument properly and not just copying as his previous teacher had taught him.
I would highly recommend Barry as a music teacher to any prospective parents who are looking to enrol their child in music tuition, as he is very professional, approachable and knowledgeable.
On occasions we have had to arrange alternate days because of school activities and Barry has been more than obliging in accommodating these changes to routine.
I am very happy with the way my son's guitar knowledge, and repertoire, is building and I am delighted that Barry has been able to give him the motivation and encouragement to keep learning.