Melbourne Music Teachers

Steve Burch Guitar

Steve Burch Guitar

5/16 Bullen Street, Doncaster East VIC, Australia

Guitar Lessons | Electric Bass Lessons, Ukulele Lessons | Theory Lessons, Jazz Improvisation Lessons

  • Qualifications: Advanced Diploma (Jazz) A.Mus.A. (Classical)
  • Pricing: $30 Half Hour. $60 One Hour.
  • Styles: Jazz, Classical, Blues, Rock, Pop, Contemporary, Latin, Funk, Country. All Styles.
  • Suitability: Any


Guitar, Electric Bass and Ukulele Lessons.     

Styles: Rock, Pop, Alternative, Blues, Jazz, Folk, Classical, Reggae, Latin.

Skill Level: Beginner – Advanced.

Age: Any. (Have taught many students well into their 70’s.)

2023 Pricing: $28 per Half Hour. $55 per Hour.   No Upfront fees / Lessons in advance. Cash or Bank Transfer.

Availability: Every Day and Evening. Including Saturday and Sunday.

Lessons in Home studio 5/16 Bullen Street Doncaster East  or

‘Online’ via  ‘Zoom’ or ‘Skype’.


If you are looking for a dedicated, incredibly patient, highly experienced Guitar, Electric Bass or Ukulele teacher please contact me.

M: 0419 110 516          Email:

I have been teaching Guitar, Bass and Ukulele to people of all ages (Electric and Acoustic) from beginner through to advanced, for over thirty Five years. I have gained a great deal of teaching experience in all styles of playing. I can help you to gain the various skills needed to play the music of your choice which may be some or all of the following styles: Rock, Blues, Jazz, Country, Folk, Rhythm and Blues or Funk, Soul, Latin Jazz, Fusion, Ska, Reggae or Gospel.

I see myself as a dedicated teacher first, but also as a player who is able to demonstrate clearly to the student any aspect of what is being covered.
In my time as a teacher I have been employed by over twenty prominent schools in and around Melbourne (including the Victorian education Department.) I have always run a very successful private teaching studio.

I have developed (and continue to develop and streamline) an excellent curriculum which ensures success.

I teach people of any age and ability and tailor my lessons accordingly.

All of my students over time are taught all aspects of playing: some of which include: Chords and Rhythm Guitar (including chord construction and voice-leading), Scales and Music Theory that relates to Improvisation (soloing), All Left and right hand techniques: some of which include-including right hand Finger Picking, Finger-tapping, Percussion and Artificial Harmonics. Music reading, both standard notion and Guitar Tablature are taught from the first lesson.

For those wishing to sit for Examinations I am very experienced in preparing students for VCE Solo Performance, Group Performance and Music Investigation which includes both Contemporary and Classical styles.

The majority of my VCE students achieve an ‘A’ for their performance Examination.
I also prepare students for AMEB Classical, CPM, Rock School, ANZCA and Trinity Examinations.
Aside from studying Jazz, Rock, Pop and Classical Guitar privately with leaders in these fields I have also completed an ‘Advanced Diploma of Music’ (Jazz / Contemporary) (National Training Authority Accredited)  and an ‘Associate in Music’ (A.Mus.A) Classical Guitar AMEB and Grade 6 Musicianship.

I have a current ‘Working with Children Check’
I am a fully accredited member of the ‘Victorian Music Teachers Association’.

Thank you for your visit.

Please give me an opportunity to help you on your musical journey.

Steve Burch.   M: 0419 110 516

Guitar, Electric Bass, Ukulele, Music Theory

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Teaching Info

For those just starting out our first lesson will include: (But not limited to)

Sitting position, Holding the guitar correctly and options. Left and Right hand finger names/numbers. Tuning the Guitar. Make a start on reading both Standard music notation and Tablature. Learn simple melodies on the first few strings using notation and tablature. How to read Chord diagrams, play a number of 3 string chords and a song. Give advice on how to practice/what to practice? How long to practice? Keeping a music Diary. Where to access free sheet music on the internet? Use the last 5 minutes to recap what has been covered and to answer any questions. Hopes and Dreams?


For those students who have already been playing for some time I will ask them to email me about their previous study and to answer some questions– How long have they been playing? Can they read music? Can they read Guitar Tablature? What songs can they play? What chords do they know? Scales? Do they also play another instrument? Can they sing? Do they play in a band? Where do they want to go with their playing? Are there specific areas they want to focus on?


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