Skype Lessons

Skype Lessons

(WhatsApp or FaceTime is fine too)

Online Skype lessons can be just as much fun and as rewarding. Having an experience guitar mentor watching you play is the key ingredient here, as well as the ability to ask questions.

The human element of online lessons is essential. Touching base, chatting, learning and laughing. This is all part of the experience.

To arrange your Skype Lesson contact me either by phone or using the contact form below.

It would be a real pleasure to work with with you.

Before the lesson commences please see checklist below.

  1. Choose Rate
  2. Contact myself either via phone or by using the contact form below to arrange and confirm a time.
  3. Ensure payment is made to Mike de Velta Professional Guitar Tuition for the correct amount via PayID through your bank account using my phone number 0415108230 as my ID or Bank details


    ANZ BSB 016725

    Acc 560 444 515

  4. Make sure your have a solid connection with audio and video ready go at least 15min prior the lesson.
  5. Have your guitar tuned and seat yourself in a well lit area so we can improve the quality of the video feed.
  6. Skype  name – Mike de Velta

God don’t ever change Blind Willie Johnson


From the classic by Blind Willie Johnson a modern recreation of this incredible slide guitar blues. To me Blind Willie Johnson was a true case of a mans struggle in life as a result of his affliction from poverty, racial discrimination and blindness. Travelling the streets singing hollars and spirituals with a tin can on a piece of string as he played for tips to the passers by. What is even more incredible is how a makeshift Dallas studio in 1929 was to be the place where he recorded his timeless pieces, God don’t ever change and Dark was the Night, Cold was the ground. Dark was the night is now travelling through space on a gold disc as we speak on the Voyager satellite as a representation of our music and humanity. “Dark Was the Night, Cold Was the Ground was included, according to Timothy Ferris, because “Johnson’s song concerns a situation he faced many times: nightfall with no place to sleep. Since humans appeared on Earth, the shroud of night has yet to fall without touching a man or woman in the same plight.” I hope you enjoy my contribution in honor of Blind Willie Johnson. Let this man and his faith in God be a light for you and the struggles and injustices that life may have dealt you. Indeed, God don’t ever change! Our rock and our refuge. Amen. PLEASE SHARE #bluesguitar #gospel #spirituality #dobro #slideguitar