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Steve is a knowledgeable drummer and a great teacher. I am an intermediate drummer with a large amount of exposure to drumming and was impressed. During the lessons he is patient and informative; gives examples and plays along. The advice he gives will last a lifetime!Dec 12, 2014Verified
Steve is a great musician and a wonderful music instructor. My son has taken lessons with Steve for 6 years starting at age 5 and 3 different instruments - piano, drums and guitar. Steve is very patient and encouraging but also recognizes kids can have good and bad days. When COVID hit, we transitioned to virtual lessons and barely skipped a beat. Lessons have continued as normal and my son is progressing as usual. We consider Steve a friend of the family and even go to some of his performances. We definitely recommend him as a music instructor both in person and virtually.Sep 29, 2020Drum, Guitar, Piano, or Ukulele Lessons's reply
Thank you, Theresa!
My 17-year-old son enjoys his lessons with Steve. Steve is patient and explains everything thoroughly, and has been very flexible throughout the pandemic, transitioning seamlessly to online lessons. My son also really likes that he is able to play the type of music he likes.Oct 8, 2020Drum, Guitar, Piano, or Ukulele Lessons's reply
Thank you, Karen!
Steve is a fabulous guitar instructor. He creates a bond with his students and keeps the parents in the loop about his lessons and his expectations. He has come up with creative ways to work with students during distance learning.Oct 1, 2020Drum, Guitar, Piano, or Ukulele Lessons's reply
Thank you, Zainab!
I played an organ years ago ( I am 70 years old) and lost a lot of skills. I now have a digital piano, but I was not satisfied with my progress. So I signed up for lessons with Steve. I took piano lessons from Steve for about 18 months. I moved about an hour away, so it was not practical to continue with him. The lessons from Steve were exactly what I was looking for. He figured out my skill level and set up a plan for me. He stressed the fundamentals while teaching a song at the same time. Being able to play a song, even a simple one, was a great reward. Then we progressed to develop more skills and more interesting songs. Steve is patient, attentive and a good coach. He genuinely loves teaching and finds that “spark” in to build on. I saw this many times as I would listen to him teaching the student before me. Steve is a great teacher and I strongly recommend him.Oct 17, 2020Drum, Guitar, Piano, or Ukulele Lessons's reply
Thank you, Dale!
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?I will usually speak to the student or guardian over the phone first to get an idea of the goals and aspirations of the player before the first lesson.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I have majored in music at College of Dupage in Glen Ellyn IL and also studied music performance at Musicians Institute in Los Angeles CA. I continue to practice and study every day.
- How did you get started doing this type of work?I started teaching music in 2003 at Hix Brothers Music in Aurora IL