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Stephen Galvin – ABC Studios

Stephen Galvin  – ABC Studios


Singing Lessons | Bass Guitar Lessons, Drum Lessons, Guitar Lessons | Theory Lessons, Jazz Improvisation Lessons, NCEA Music Tutoring, Online Lessons

  • Qualifications: LTCL BA BMus MMus(Honours) Diploma Teaching
  • Pricing: $450 - $800 a nine-week term
  • Styles: Contemporary, Jazz and Creative Music
  • Suitability: 9-99 years. Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced


Now Online! From 21st August Music lessons are operating using Zoom. Zoom is a great way to learn, especially if you have a good internet connection.

ABC Studios provides courses in Singing, Guitar, Bass and Drums in structured programmes with optional external examinations. Discounts are available for long-term study up to one year.

Principal Teacher:

Stephen Galvin LTCL BMus BA MMus(Honours) Diploma Teaching

is an Auckland-based musician and multi-instrumentalist with performing background in contemporary, jazz, classical music and music theatre. He is a qualified, experienced and registered teacher.

Teaching Goal:

“To share the joy of making music for pleasure and epiphany.”

ABC Studios [established 1985] is based at 1 Marston Street, Parnell, Auckland 1052, close to the Spark Arena and the University of Auckland.

Teaching is suitable for Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced levels, from aged nine to ninety-nine.

Stephen Galvin has taught Music since 1984 to many thousands of Auckland residents from his studio in Central Auckland. Stephen has also taught Music at many Auckland high schools, as Head of Department Green Bay High School and Ormiston Senior College, and now teaches Singing, Guitar, Bass and Drums at three Auckland schools.

He holds a Performer’s Diploma from Trinity College London, a Bachelor of Music degree, a Bachelor of Arts degree, a Master of Music degree with First Class Honours and a Diploma of Teaching from the University of Auckland. He is a registered teacher with the Education Council of Aotearoa New Zealand. Stephen is also a qualified English teacher.

He performs with his own band, The Residentz, The Stevie G Band, West City Jazz Orchestra, Santiago Band Auckland, and others. In 2021 Stephen recorded the New Zealand Jazz album Modal Behaviour available on the ABC Studioz – New Zealand Music webpage.

His current interests are in making music every day and developing Music through Education, Media and Performance.



Teaching Info

Tuition at our Parnell Studio and Online Lessons using Zoom 

One-to-one Tuition in Structured Courses.

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