"Steve offers online lessons via Lessonface and in-person lessons in the Hudson Valley, NY area for bass guitar, guitar, drums, music theory/ear training, and recording music. He can also transcribe music and create sheet music if you need songs charted out or parts transcribed. Steve has been playing and studying bass, guitar, drums, piano, various styles of music, music theory, ear training, and other instruments going on 15 years. Steve's mindful, compassionate, and experiential based approach to teaching caters to anyone who wants to learn an instrument and anyone who enjoys being motivated and inspired to continue on their musical journey. Steve is a graduate of Naropa University (Boulder, CO) with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music. He is also an alumni of Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA where he studied the bass guitar along with topics such as music theory, ear training, piano, harmony, arranging, jazz improvisation and the study of other instruments. Steve is currently gigging, recording, writing, and teaching music in the Hudson Valley, NY area. He is currently playing and gigging with various projects that range in styles from Soul to Jazz to Rock and Pop, with various other genres covered (R&B, Groove, Fusion, Funk). With a current location in New Windsor, NY, Steve is able to host lessons, travel to you, or you can learn from the comfort of your own home with his online lessons via Lessonface. He is also part time in Westchester, NY teaching and playing. Steve uses a stable program called zoom for all online lessons. This ensures that the quality of the video will be good and that you will be able to communicate one on one through online lessons. He has several online students right now and it works very well for the students. He provides written and visual materials to aid in each lesson to ensure that that student is clear about what they're working on and to have things to work on between each meeting. Steve is currently a teacher at New Windsor Music Academy in New Windsor, NY and has also worked at Paul Green’s Rock Academy in Woodstock, NY and Croton Harmon Music Academy in Croton-on-Hudson, NY.
I really enjoy working with each musician on a case by case basis and helping them to work towards their goals. From teaching technique, how to learn songs, and catering to each individuals inspiration, I really enjoy watching students find their groove, progress, and feel elated as they perform their favorite music and gain confidence in their craft."