Alphington Guitar Tuition

Guitar lessons taught online or in-person in Melbourne (Inner and North East)

Contact Details
Matthew Roche

Covid-19 update*
In-person lessons have resumed at the studio. Alphington Guitar Tuition is committed to the public health and safety of its students, the wider community and there are appropriate hygienic practices in place. All surfaces are wiped down after each lesson, lessons are scheduled with a 5 minute break between students and all lessons are socially distanced with at least 1.5m metres from the teacher and student. For flexibility, there is also the option of online lessons which are conducted on Zoom.

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”.

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.

Teaching Since
Qualifications and Awards
Honours degree of Bachelor of Music (First Class Honours)
Music Lessons Provided
Guitar, Guitar Acoustic, Guitar Electric
Classical, Contemporary, Jazz
Composition, Improvisation, Musicianship, Sight reading, Technique, Theory
Accompanist, Accompanist Specialist, Child Checked, School Instrumental
Areas Serviced
Online, Melbourne (Inner, North East)
Alphington, Brunswick, Fairfield, Ivanhoe, Melbourne, Northcote, Preston
Other Details
Minimum age taught

Last Modified: 14 October 2021 at 12:49 PM