The perfect friendly and professional space for lessons and pro recordings, in the beautiful Dandenong Ranges town of Gembrook.

Paul, owner Smokestack Studios

Hi, I’m Paul Andrews, owner and operator of Smokestack Studios in Gembrook, Victoria.

I’m a multi-instrumentalist who’s taught practical music lessons for many years. I’ve specialised in teaching kids as young as 8, and as young at heart as 75, how to play on their own and in a band.

In addition to coaching and mentoring for two major Melbourne rock band programs during the last ten years, I teach both acoustic and electric guitar, beginner bass guitar and beginner drums.

My specialty is practical application of skills – like learning how to properly use your equipment (amplifiers, digital effects units, electronic drum kits and more), how to work in a group musical environment or a solo performance situation, and how to get the most out of your instrument in a live environment.

My lessons involve more than just technical mastery of your instrument – it’s an immersive experience where you’ll be playing along with your favourite songs, jamming with backing tracks and even doing your own solo recordings in my professional recording studio set-up.

I also offer a full-suite professional recording service for artists and bands – my studio equipment is second to none and I’m an experienced audio engineer, so I know how to get the best quality recording possible.

Got questions? Give me a call any time on 0488 762 578

Paul 🎸

Recent Recording Sessions

The Devil’s Interval – Save Me Some Love

“Save me some love” was recorded using the Superior Drummer 2 program triggered by the Roland TD 25 KV BD electronic drum kit. The Bass guitar was direct to the RME Fireface interface preamp, and the guitars were mic’d “LOUD” and played through the Fractal Axe FX and Matrix digital stereo poweramp and 2 Ulbrick […]

The Devil’s Interval – Way Too Cool For Me

   This is a test recording of the new Roland TD-25KVBD electronic drum kit, triggering Superior Drummer 2 program and featuring myself on guitar, plus some fellas I regularly jam with. It also features the Fractal Axe FX digital guitar system, direct bass guitar and live vocals. No studio trickery on this track, what you […]

Lewis Kruizinga – Pretty Colours

Local singer songwriter and musician Lewis Kruizinga has been busy recording his first EP at Smokestack Studios Gembrook these last few months. This track called “Pretty Colours” is the first release. As a multi-instrumentalist, Lewis has played every instrument on his recordings, and he’s definitely made great use of Smokestack’s equipment list. He’s been playing and singing since […]

Leroy Acoustic Recording Session

Smokestack Studios has completed its first official recording session with up and coming singer/songwriter Leroy and guitarist Brendan Allen. Check out exclusive video, audio and images from our inaugural recording session by clicking on the icons above right, or just click on the purple session title above.