Steven Maughan studied music at Durham University before going on to study piano accompaniment at the RNCM, and to train as a coach and répétiteur at the National Opera Studio.

Since then, Steven has worked principally at Glyndebourne where he is now a senior coach. Next season, he will work on a new production of Pelléas et Mélisande and a revival of Der Rosenkavalier, both with Robin Ticciati. Steven also works regularly for De Nederlandse Opera in Amsterdam where he prepared, amongst others, Der Rosenkavalier with Sir Simon Rattle, Don Carlos with Yannick Nezet Seguin and La Fanciulla del West with Carlo Rizzi.

Steven was senior coach on The Rape of Lucretia at the ROH Covent Garden, and was music and language coach on David McVicar's new production of The Turn of the Screw at the Mariinsky Theatre, St. Petersburg, conducted by Valery Gergiev. Steven now coaches at the National Opera Studio, the Royal Academy of Music and the Royal Northern College of Music.