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Guitar Lessons For Children & Adults That Inspire Bentleigh East, Melbourne

With guitar lessons in Melbourne ranging from complete beginner to professional, Alla's Music Studio can give you the musical education you need to reach your guitar-playing goals. We offer lessons for various styles, including Classical, Jazz, Blues, Pop, Rock and more. Sign up for your first class now, or get in touch for further info.

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Guitar Lessons Melbourne

Learn one-on-one with one of our talented teachers, or choose group classes and learn with like-minded people in an open and low-pressure environment. Whatever you're hoping to achieve, Alla's Music Studio can help you get there. Book your first lesson online or contact us today for more information.

Our Guitar Teachers

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Daniel Ortiz
Bachelor of Music Performance (specializing in Guitar), Javeriana University, Bogota Colombian guitarist and composer Daniel Ortiz offers personalized guitar lessons. With over 15 years of experience, he can teach you classical or electric guitar, help you prepare for exams, play in an ensemble, compose music, and even introduce you to music technology.

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Daniel Ortiz is a guitarist and composer originally from Colombia.

He obtained his Bachelor of Music Performance degree from Javeriana University, Bogota. Daniel delivers customized guitar lessons tailored to your needs.

After completing his Bachelor of Music Performance degree, he expanded his expertise by studying Suzuki methodology and music production. While working at Chiron Music Academy in NZ, Daniel organized a comprehensive curriculum for students focusing on solo guitar and ensemble performance.

Daniel has over fifteen years of teaching experience which involves exams preparation in both classical and electric guitar, guitar ensemble coaching, composition workshops and introduction to music technologies.

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Lily Jones
Bachelor of Music in the Jazz and Improvisation (specializing in Cello and Voice), University of Melbourne Lily started her professional journey of music studying classical cello at The Victorian college of the arts secondary school. She studied under Josephine Vains and achieved top class award for her studies in musical performance, which lead her to perform a solo concerto concert at The Melbourne Recital Centre and perform in multiple orchestras in Melbourne.

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Lily started her professional journey of music studying classical cello at The Victorian college of the arts secondary school. She studied under Josephine Vains and achieved top class award for her studies in musical performance, which lead her to perform a solo concerto concert at The Melbourne Recital Centre and perform in multiple orchestras in Melbourne.

She has since gone on to finesse her studies at The University of Melbourne, currently completing her Bachelor of Music in the Jazz and Improvisation course and has trained under some of the most respected and distinguished teachers of jazz in Australia.

Lily also has experience in performing many different vocal styles and has her own ensemble that has been performing her original vocal music around Melbourne’s iconic venues for the last five years.

She has expertise in vocal foundations including, breath control, voice projection, diaphragm setup, musical storytelling, tone control, stage anxiety, vibrato and utilising head and chest voice.

This year she will be going on to complete her Suzuki teacher training course for classical cello and has been teaching different styles of music on cello for the last four years.

Lily started playing Guitar when she was 10 years old. Her motivation was a wish to write her own music.

Lily proficient in teaching electric and acoustic guitar, specialising in Rock, Pop, Soul, and Blues styles. Lily played lead guitar in a Rock band performing at Federation Square. She also accompanies herself during her own singing performances.

Whether you want to learn how to play an amazing solo or become a chord master Lily will help you to achieve your learning goals on the Guitar.

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Stewart Thompson
Diploma of Music Industry (Specializing in Performance), Box Hill Institute, Melbourne Stewart started as a guitarist but shifted to drums due to his passion for rhythm. He's pursuing a Bachelor's in music performance on the drums at Box Hill Institute while gigging locally with the Jade Temper band.

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Stewart has been playing the guitar for 15 years and has a range of experience playing different styles in different bands. He is currently studying for a bachelor’s degree in music performance at Box Hill Institute. Stewart’s primary goal as a teacher is to motivate his students to play, and he encourages them to take an active role in directing their learning. He likes to get new students to play some simple songs before diving into the more technical aspects of the instrument. He enjoys teaching people at any level on their journey with their instruments.


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Ned Dempsey
Studying Bachelor of Music Performance in Contemporary guitar at The University of Melbourne. Ned, a young and diverse musician, is studying a Bachelor of Music Performance in Contemporary guitar at The University of Melbourne. With valuable performance and teaching experience, he is eager to share his knowledge with students of all ages. Ned's unique understanding of young learners allows him to guide them through exams and casual musical interests.

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Ned Is currently studying for a Bachelor of Music Performance in Contemporary guitar at The University of Melbourne. Ned is a young and diverse musician with valuable experience in music performance, as well as education, that he is keen to share with students of all ages.


Falling in love with music when he first picked up the trombone at age 12, Ned has since progressed through multiple instruments, such as guitar, trumpet, ukulele, drums, folk instruments, as well as traversing genres including Jazz, classical, folk, blues, and rock.

Ned successfully combines studying, teaching, and playing in funk and blues bands on the weekends.

Teaching Style

Ned’s approach to teaching focuses on building relationships through communication that allows him to work with his students to tailor lessons to their musical goals and interests, with the balance between technical focus and personal ambition to maximize engagement and improvement.

His experience teaching freelance as well as at primary schools has cultivated and refined such a style.

Ned has a unique and genuine understanding of young students’ situations, and an enhanced capacity to guide students through VCE and AMEB exams, as well as casual musical interests.

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Liam Bradford
Bachelor of Applied Music (Performance), Box Hill Institute, Melbourne Liam Bradford, a friendly and fun guitarist with nearly ten years' experience and a Bachelor of Applied Music (Performance), offers classes covering various genres. He emphasizes both method and theory, ensuring students leave with a good grasp of sheet music. Liam's personalized and rewarding approach aims to instill joy and passion for music in his students.

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Liam Bradford is a fun and friendly guitarist with nearly ten years of experience, and a Bachelor of Applied Music (Performance) through Box Hill Institute. Starting his musical journey at 14, Liam immediately found himself swayed with passion for the instrument, having not put his guitar down since. That passion has led him to develop a taste for a multitude of genres, varying from rock and metal to the blues, jazz and, even pop!


He boasts a wide stretch of musical endeavours. Liam started supporting local bands, before studying at Box Hill Institute, where he was a part of the afrobeat and soul lab ensembles there. Nowadays, Liam works with the Adrenaline Music Group, where he composes entrance music for local professional wrestlers.

Everything he does comes with passion, and he brings that vibrancy with him to his teaching.

Teaching Style

Liam’s classes include teaching both the method and the theory, assuring that his students can leave the class with a good grasp on how to read sheet music too. He’s a very dedicated educator, assuring that each lesson is curated specifically for his students’ needs. As each class is curated around fun, Liam takes a more personal approach, taking onboard their interests to deliver a class that is both a lesson and an experience. He strives to make sure his students leave class feeling rewarded.

To him, music is joy – and he wants to teach that and encourage it in his students.

Why Learn Guitar?

The Guitar is an amazing instrument dating back to its development and invention around the 15th Century. It is an extremely versatile instrument and allows musicians to play styles from Classical to Jazz to Rock to Blues and more!! The benefits of playing the Guitar/Bass include assisting in developing emotion/patience/expression, motor skills, dexterity and memory while being fun and enjoyable.

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Benefits of Playing the Guitar

If you're looking to learn an instrument, the guitar is a fantastic place to start. With its intuitive design and long history, you can pick it up and start learning almost immediately. Our guitar lessons will help you learn the correct way to play, basic and advanced music theory, fingerpicking and advanced skills, and more. Here are some more reasons to learn guitar:

  • Develop coordination and finger dexterity
  • Improved mental acuity and focus
  • Benefits to timing and improved time management
  • Stress relief and reduction in anxiety
  • Exposure to a wide variety of music types
  • Improvements in confidence and self-esteem
  • You look really cool!

Personalised Guitar Lessons

While most of our music classes follow one of four standard music curriculums, one-on-one guitar lessons are tailored to your personal needs. Everyone learns differently, and everyone has different goals. Being taught in a way that works for you is incredibly important when learning an instrument. The teacher you choose can also have a huge impact on your learning. Booking a trial lesson with a teacher will help you get a good feel for the style of the lesson before you commit to anything.

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Instrument Purchase and Hire

If you don't have an instrument or aren't yet ready to commit to buying one, we offer instrument hire and purchase at competitive prices. We have a range of different guitars available for beginners. Talk to us today for more information on hiring instruments for music lessons.

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Private Music Lessons

We offer individual music lessons of 30, 45 or 60 mins for Piano, Violin, Guitar, Voice and other musical instruments

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Student Concerts

We run student concerts in Melbourne's Kingston Town Hall

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Qualified and Experienced Music Teachers

Alla's Music Studio is filled with friendly and talented teachers who share their love for music with students
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See what our clients saying about our music lessons

12:58 03 Apr 24
have been learning piano with Michael for three years at Alla studio. i have now achieved a grade 6 in my second year which i have never dreamed of as an adult learner.. throughout my three years experience, the teachers are all very qualified and passionate at their jobs. the studio accormodatesto our needs and timetable requirement
John Nikolaou
John Nikolaou
03:30 15 Dec 23
Ned is an amazing guitar teacher to our two boys, who knows how to motivate and challenge his students. He has a lot of experience and knowledge in different genres and techniques. Alla’s Music Studio is a wonderful place to learn music, with a friendly and supportive environment, reasonable prices, and a convenient location. I highly recommend them!
Kanni MS
Kanni MS
02:04 23 Oct 23
Great music school with excellent teachers. My son enjoys his piano lessons here with Samuel, a kind and talented pianist. Thanks Samuel! Alex inspires to be like you!
Karen Utomo
Karen Utomo
07:26 19 Jul 23
The studio is very comfortable for students. And Teachers are very knowledgeable and very considerate in setting achievable goals. We could see progress and development in our son’s piano skills.The teacher we had is Gabe and some subtitute teachers such as Samuel, Alex, Adele.Note to the admin who always give reminders and care for the student’s timetable, and making sure we are happy and taken care of.
Simon Zandberg
Simon Zandberg
00:51 28 Apr 23
Although mostly servicing school-age music students, Alla's Music Studio caters for all ages and is a really well-operated music school.Jack McNamara has been giving me trumpet lessons there since mid December 2022 and I could not expect to have a better teacher.Jack is incredibly passionate not just about playing trumpet, but in imparting his knowledge and experience to others.Jack is beyond his years in maturity and ability to connect with his students.For over four months so far, he has kept me engaged and excited in learning this most difficult of instruments.The more I improve, the more he feeds my hunger for greater challenges with clever tips, tricks and things to practice between lessons.
Ping Yang
Ping Yang
04:42 22 Feb 23
Alla and her team are amazing. My little one and myself have both enjoyed the piano lessons with the teacher, Agnes, not only because she focuses on the accuracy of the notes, but the theories by showing and asking my little one to write the notes. This is something, I know, my little girl will benefit forever. Agnes is a super star, with clear instructions and encouraging tones. Thank you. Also thank you to Rita - the best assistant you can ever find in Australia!
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sushma tata
00:15 17 Feb 23
Alla’s music team is very welcoming & professional. This music studio has a very friendly atmosphere & Liam is very patient with my son. He is very skilled and focused on my son’s learning. I see my son growing in confidence in his guitar skills. Liam understands my child’s interests & not only teaches him how to play guitar with good technique, but he also encourages my child to enjoy it! Liam also emails recordings for practice. Highly recommend Liam for guitar learning.
03:55 24 Dec 22
Alla and her team have always been great at running the studio and music lessons!The teachers are top-notch and the atmosphere and presentation in the studio is always relaxed and welcoming.Margarita the receptionist is always on-point and keeps on top of things whilst Alex the IT assistant keeps tabs on the website side of things, ensuring things operate smoothly behind the scenes.Would recommend everyone in the area who has kids interested in learning to play instruments to contact this school as they're the best around!
Liyan Du
Liyan Du
11:44 17 Dec 22
Highly recommend Alla’s music studio! Alla and Rita and amazing, very professional and super friendly. Piano teacher Samuel is an awesome teacher, he is extremely good with teaching young children with his kindness, patience and great sense of humor. My 5-year-old loves coming every week.
Michael Weisman
Michael Weisman
08:51 14 Dec 22
Alla and staff are incredibly nice to deal with and very prompt when I have to reschedule or cancel my daughter’s piano lesson, which has happened a few times during 2022. Another good thing about the studio is that lessons continue throughout the school term breaks, unlike most other extracurricular activities. My daughter has progressed so much in the short time she’s been learning piano at the studio. It’s a testament to the expertise and professionalism of Alla and staff members. Highly recommend sending your kids to this studio!
Shai Lavi
Shai Lavi
05:17 09 Dec 22
The teachers here are incredibly patient. My 7 year old loves coming every week!
Dr Anushi rajapaksa
Dr Anushi rajapaksa
23:48 08 Dec 22
Highly recommend Alla's studio for music lessons for kids! We have been attending for a year and are so impressed with the student's achievements and teachers' dedication. Their bi-yearly concert is a culmination of this and tastement to their outstanding performance!
Odille Barry
Odille Barry
05:54 08 Dec 22
Samuel is very a talented artist and knows how to convey his passion to his students. My daughter progressed a lot and loves to play and put up her own show. Alla and Rita are very welcoming as well. Thank you for the beautiful concert and all the students played amazingly.
Amanda Peterson
Amanda Peterson
06:19 06 Dec 22
Wonderful music school. My daughter enjoys attending her lessons and has progressed so much since we started. Alla is great with her and so patient. Will definitely be continuing in 2023!
11:27 11 Oct 22
Love this school. Great teachers, and the owners are amazing. Thank you for the chats before my lesson Rita… Harry is an incredible violinist, and an awesome teacher. Alla, keep doing what you’re doing I wish you all the success!
Alex V
Alex V
04:10 14 Sep 22
My children started music lessons with Alla’s Music Studio at the beginning of 2022. All my children enjoy their music lessons and love their teachers. The teachers are very professional and friendly. The admin team is always helpful with rescheduling or arranging all make up lessons if my children are sick. The director Alla is very friendly and constantly updates me on my children's progress and is always there to help if there are any issuesOverall - great service and awesome team!!!
My son has been attending guitar lessons at Alla's for over an year by now. Great teachers and wonderful staff.Thank you Zach and Andy for guiding my son through the beginner and intermediate levels.
Joanne Chuang
Joanne Chuang
23:57 05 Sep 21
My kids are learning the flute and cello at Alla. Lovely teachers. Alla and the receptionist are absolutely wonderful. Excellent follow up and class reminders and ever so prompt to answer my questions. Thank you!!
08:15 15 May 21
Alla and her team are amazing. The service and communication are always efficient, considerate, and more importantly, super friendly and warm. Highly recommend Alla Studio to all!!
09:45 29 Apr 21
Highly recommend Alla’s music studio for kids learning instrument, always feel welcome and professional to deal with. The violin teacher Alexandra is fantastic, patient and very talented. My kid is very excited to come every week to learn the violin.
Anshul Bhargava
Anshul Bhargava
08:13 25 Apr 21
Alla is very talented and experienced teacher. We saw our son’s inclination towards music and were able to expose him to music at Alla’s.She guided us on how to setup a routine for him and get the best out of him.
03:12 13 Apr 19
Very professional. Great communication between Alla, teachers and parents. Very happy we have found a music school where you know your children will learn from the best.
Tim Deller
Tim Deller
05:51 30 Oct 18
Wonderful teachers and welcoming school for all age groups and skill levels.
Warren Everitt
Warren Everitt
07:23 25 Oct 18
Have been taking my son to Alla's for piano lessons over the last 2 years. He has really progressed. Our teacher is extremely experienced and super friendly. Boris who manages everything out front is really helpful and extremely nice on all occasions. Would definitely recommend to anyone looking for lessons for their kids.
Andrew Dobrowolski
Andrew Dobrowolski
07:23 27 Sep 18
Fantastic music school, the kids love having a concert at the end of each year to look forward to!
Denis Frolow
Denis Frolow
10:36 10 Jan 18
Very good music studio for kids and adults. Works 6 days a week. Experienced teachers and kind and friendly staff.
Oliver Menhennitt
Oliver Menhennitt
02:04 30 Nov 16
Amazing! The staff were fantastic, they held an amazing concert at the end of the year. Definitely recommend.
Rawin Takshak
Rawin Takshak
04:21 10 Apr 16
Plenty of options, highly experienced staff, conveniently located and run by someone who live and breathe music.
Sally Smith
Sally Smith
02:50 08 Jun 12
One of the parents asked me to wright a review about Alla’s Music Sudio, so here it is. I have 3 kids who are all into music. My daughter, the oldest, plays violin both the traditional and Suzuki method. My oldest son plays acoustic piano, keyboard and every other musical instrument which has keys on it, and my little son plays drums. Many years ago when my kids were just starting to take music lessons, finding a good music teacher for each instrument was not easy, and then driving the kids to different places for their music lessons was like having a full-time job. Fortunately, this has changed after we found Alla’s Music Studio. The studio provides musical education for all ages, all instruments and all methods. The teachers are all experienced musicians. I was able to book music lessons for my kids so that they all have it on the same day at the similar time. I leave my kids at the music school and then pick them up after the lesson; I have more free time now to do whatever I need. The school is in the short driving distance from Ormond, where we currently live. I’ve met some parents who are based in Balaclava, Malvern and Caulfield, and a happy to drive the kids which is still only 15 mins drive from where they are. If you are living in one of the below suburbs and looking for a music teacher for private or group lessons, I think that Alla’s music school would be one stop for all your child’s music education. Brighton, Highett, Murrumbeena, Clayton, Cheltenham, Hughesdale and Oakleigh. They also have a website with the pricing info, holiday program, etc..
Tanya Fel
Tanya Fel
04:48 10 Apr 12
Alla’s Music Studio was recommended to me by a friend. I was looking for a good and affordable piano teacher in Bentleigh, and when I met Alla I felt confident that my son will receive the music education on the professional level. We have been attending Alla’s Music Studio for about 4 months now and my son’s piano skills have certainly improved. I would recommend this service to any parent who is currently looking for a professional music school around Bentleigh area in Melbourne
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A unique, Bespoke, tailored programme of tuition to help people of all ages and abilities to make progress, enriching lives through music, developing their confidence and improving musical skills

Guitar Lessons FAQ

Can I teach myself guitar?

So, the answer is yes, you can teach yourself to play the guitar. But having a competent instructor will make learning the guitar much easier and faster. When you learn to play the guitar from someone who spent years learning and teaching this instrument, you simply get more knowledge and experience than if you do it yourself.

What should I learn first on guitar?

Open chord playing

A beginner guitarist's first step in learning the instrument is to learn open chords. If you can master those three, you can play a wide variety of radio hits. One of the greatest ways to learn the fundamentals of the guitar is to follow a chord chart.

In the guitar, what are the five most fundamental chords?

C major, A major, G major, E major, and D major are the 5 chords we'll analyze. We stick to major chords since it's easy to make minor versions of any chord by shifting a few notes around.

What is the hardest way to play the guitar?

Barre chords

We're not joking around when we call barre chords the most difficult type of guitar chord to play. Despite popular belief, the reason why so many guitarists can pull them off is not that they are simple but because they are necessary.

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