Stephen Burnham Classical Guitarist


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Classical Guitarist, Stephen Burnham PGDip.  is an experienced performer and member of the Magic Circle. The former magician has now returned to study to refine his technique and learn from some the world’s most esteemed classical guitarists.

Stephen started playing the guitar aged of 11 and displayed a natural aptitude for the instrument; achieving Grade 8 with the ABRSM at the age of 16. Then aged 19, Stephen got an agent and the bookings flooded in; obtaining residencies at several London hotels and restaurants, playing classic repertoire and standards; while studying with Antonio Albanez at Guildhall School of Music and Drama.
In the mid-nineties Stephen’s career as a magician took off and he became a regular on cruise ships. During this time his interest in guitar never diminished and when back on dry land, he took up private lessons in 2012 with the Royal College of Music’s Senior Professor of Guitar, Carlos Bonell.
In 2014 Stephen successfully auditioned for a place at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, and has now completed the Postgraduate Diploma with Professor of Guitar Graham Devine; and at least for the foreseeable future, he will not be sawing anyone in half.


 Repertoire List

Classical Repertoire:

The 5 Preludes- Villa Lobos 
Etude No.1 - Villa Lobos   
Etude No.3 - Mauro Giuliani
Recuerdos De La Alhambra - Francisco Tarrega  
Prelude In E Major (4th, Lute Suite ) - Johann Sebastian Bach  
Fugue in A Minor (BWV 1000) - Johann Sebastian Bach 
Spanish Romance - Anonymous
Cordoba - Isaac Albeniz
Variations on a Theme of Mozart - Fernando Sor - Op.9

Pop Repertoire:

Various Standards - George Gershwin 
Yesterday -The Beatles
Sound of Silence - Simon and Garfunkel
Cavatina - Stanley Myers

Learn Guitar with Stephen

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Stephen is available to give you guitar lesson either at his home in Watford, or he can travel to you in the London area. Stephen is an experienced teacher, taking pupils from beginner to advanced level. He works in a very structured way, using Alexander Technique methods to develop appropriate technique, and to ensure students play in a relaxed manner. He currently charges £35.00 per hour for lesson. 


Booking Stephen

Experience live performer and recitalist Stephen is available for weddings, private functions, restaurants and quiet pubs. Stephen currently charges £150-£250 for a three hour set with one break in the middle. There may be additional charges for long distance travel.  

Telephone: 07810 696 343