Here at Unstrung Music, Steph Payne teaches vocal and ukulele technique classes, private lessons, music theory lessons, practice jams and ongoing performing ukulele and choir ensembles.

The growing Unstrung Music community encourages music enthusiasts to develop to their potential and enrich their lives with the joy of music using positivity, skilled teaching techniques, quality learning materials and Steph’s fun musical arrangements. You can read the latest Unstrung Music Newsletter here (with apologies for the strange formatting – it’s built for email)

Rehearsals, group classes and lessons are conducted in-person but Zoom may be used if necessary.

Coming Up

Term 3 starts 16 July 2024

Gig Guide

Steph Payne performs with multiple professional bands and directs community groups.

NFFC Theme Night
An evening of songs about Dancing
Multiple groups in this one!
7pm, Saturday 13 April 2024. Newport Bowls Club.
Willin Wimmin
Wyndukes Ukestra
Queens of the West
Paisley & Plaid

WOV Hobsons Bay and WOV Wyndham
Altona Pier Revue
Louis Joel Arts and Community Centre
Friday 26 April 2024

Queens of the West
Newport Jazz Festival
3-5 May 2024
Friday 3 May, 8pm – Newport Bowls Club
Saturday 4 May, 5pm – Newport Scout Hall

Willin Wimmin & Friends
Willin Wimmin Family & Friends Evening
Wednesday 8 May 2024
The Bridge Church Hall – Cnr John St and Douglas Parade, Williamstown.

Wyndukes Ukestra
The Hills Ukulele Festival
18-19 May 2024
Sunday 3:45-4:15pm – SLC Stage

WOV Wyndham and WOV Hobsons Bay
Winter Street Party
Watton St Werribee
6:30pm, Friday 28 July at the intersection of Watton St and Bridge St, Werribee.

Newport Folk Festival
28-29 June 2024
Multiple groups performing!
Paisley & Plaid – Saturday 2pm
Willin Wimmin (Choir Sing-off) – Saturday 12pm 
Queens of the West – Saturday 5pm

Paisley & Plaid
This is a cheeky early announcement!
The wonderful Moira Smiley will be in Melbourne 10-12 July! There are three workshops planned and a concert.
Paisley & Plaid will perform in the concert with Moira Friday 12 July 2024. More information to come.

Paisley & Plaid
2024 marks our 10th Anniversary! To celebrate we are planning a concert in September. More info to come!
Wyndukes Ukestra at Dianella Community Centre March 2023 – The Superhero Set

With One Voice – Wyndham at Dianella Community Centre, singing and laughing!
With Onw Voice Hobsons Bay and Wyndham Community Choirs at Louis Joel ACC Showcase April 2023
With One Voice – Wyndham and the former Altona Meadows Choirs 2023.

Gift Vouchers for both online and in-person group classes and lessons are available.

  • Learning music is empowering.
  • Playing music allows you to connect with musical communities.
  • Developing new skills keeps your brain active.

“I’ve had one remote group lesson lead by Steph Payne of Unstrung Music and I learned SO much in that one hour!
I was impressed with her knowledge, and her calm method of explaining things clicked in my mind super fast! I recommend Steph as a music teacher, and I look forward to working with her more to increase my skills! Thank you Steph! The gift of music is ongoing, and I am truly grateful.”
Catherine Thambirajah. June 7, 2020 on Facebook.