Steve Arie

  • Professional musician for 25 years
  • BA Psychology

I offer private lessons in saxophone, guitar, double bass and electric bass.

I teach from my home studio in Ashbury (between Ashfield and Canterbury) and all lessons are tailored to suit the individual, their age, level and pace.

All ages and levels are welcome and I specialise in getting beginners up and running and playing as soon as possible.

I am a 'Creative Kids' provider so you can redeem your Creative Kids vouchers with me.

I charge $40 per half hour. Home visits are also available (additional fees may apply).

"My two boys have had guitar lessons with Steve for the past eighteen months. The one thing which impressed me the most (apart from the incredible knowledge and skill of all the instruments he teaches), is his extreme caring and gentle nature and withstanding patience with the children. Many a times where I would have given up on them, Steve showed a quiet, gentle perseverance which impressed me (and which the kids responded to!). Steve's passion for music and teaching others is evident and I would highly recommend him. Over the years, having learnt music myself, I can say he is one of the best music teachers I have come across." - Maree Turner

Steve is everything you’d want in a music teacher. He’s a talented professional musician who genuinely wants you to do well and really makes you feel as if you’re making progress. Steve’s also incredibly patient. I massacre some of his favourite music with my squeaks and squawks (saxophone, beginner) week in, week out and still he finds something positive to say.” – Anna Evangeli
Steve’s lessons are a wonderful mix of the basic mechanics of playing an instrument, challenging kids on scales and music theory and fantastic fun of jamming with even the earliest beginner musician! For the first time I understood why they say boys benefit from having male teachers.” – Liza Schaeper (double bass lessons)

Details last updated on April 30, 2019