Melbourne Music Teachers

Alphington Guitar Tuition

Alphington Guitar Tuition

2 Kelvin Road, Alphington VIC, Australia

Guitar Lessons | Artist development, Aural Lessons, Song Writing Workshops, Theory Lessons, Composition Lessons, Jazz Improvisation Lessons, VCE Music Exam Preparation

  • Qualifications: Master of Teaching (Secondary), the University of Melbourne (2020 - 2021). Honours degree of Bachelor of Music (First Class Hons), Monash University (2014). Bachelor of Music, Melbourne Polytechnic (2011 - 2013)
  • Pricing: $70 for 1 hour lesson, $40 for half an hour lesson
  • Styles: Jazz, Contemporary, Classical
  • Suitability: Beginner to Advanced


Covid-19 update*
In-person lessons have paused at the studio, lessons will be conducted online via Zoom until business restrictions ease. Alphington Guitar Tuition is committed to the public health and safety of its students and the wider community. During this challenging time all students have access to personalised guitar TAB’s and sheet music. Students also have access to their own Google Drive folder which is filled with lesson material and practicing tips to keep you motivated.

Flexible delivery. If Zoom is not for you, there is the option for asynchronous lessons where video content will be available for you when you want it. Get in touch to find out more!

Alphington Guitar Tuition has been providing specialised and accessible private guitar lessons to students of all ages and experiences since November 2018. Located in a boutique home studio in the inner north, lessons are proudly tailored to students long-term and short-term creative goals. With lessons taught by experienced and dedicated teacher Matthew Roche, Alphington Guitar Tuition is committed to nurturing and developing the next musicians of tomorrow.

Matthew says that “my teaching philosophy is based on the understanding that music is not just an otherworldly talent that you either have or you don’t, but something that can be crafted from the ground up. Unfortunately, some students are put off learning music, playing guitar as they feel like they don’t have enough talent. But with proper instruction, deliberate and regular practice, students can easily achieve their musical goals”.

“Matthew is a spectacular teacher. I came to guitar as an adult beginner and have learned far more under Matthew than I thought possible – not only about the instrument, but about “how to learn.” Learning guitar with Matthew has also greatly enhanced my appreciation of music. I now listen to a much wider range of genres (jazz!) and can hear and value things that previously went over my head.
Matthew is patient and kind and makes you feel like it’s ok to make mistakes. After roughly one year of lessons, I joined a band and that has been transformative for me. I would highly recommend Matthew to anyone, young or older who has always wanted to learn to play guitar.” – Jess

Teaching Info


The lessons are taught in Alphington at Matthew’s guitar teaching studio: a light and spacious room filled with musical instruments, indoor plants and easy computer access.

Students will be given a strong understanding of music fundamentals such as chord/scale theory relationships, exercises to work on rhythm/time feel, tips for sound production.

Due to the physical nature of the guitar, Matthew doesn’t have a strict by rote approach to navigating the guitar fretboard and is instead passionate about getting students beyond the point of imitating others – the goal is to get them to sound more like themselves.


$30 per half an hour lesson

$60 per hour lesson.

There is also an option to invoice in blocks of 5 or 10.


Currently completing his Master of Teaching (Secondary) at The University of Melbourne, Matthew Roche is passionate about sharing his musical expertise with his students. He believes strongly in the power of music to enhance student’s well-being and mental health and is committed to delivering accessible, practical and engaging guitar lessons for everyone.

With more than 5 years experience teaching music privately and within the public school system, Matthew has a strong understanding of music pedagogy and practice, and specialises in contemporary and improvised music.

Also an accomplished composer and guitarist in his own right – Matthew has extensive performance experience as a bandleader and touring musician. See for more info.


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