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8 years in business
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9:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
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Steve is a really great teacher! He takes into consideration what I want to learn and what my goals are. His lessons have a perfect balance between learning music theory and basic skills, and working on songs that I’ve always wanted to learn. I feel like I am making progress on the guitar and learning a lot from each lesson. Also, he is flexible with scheduling which has been really convenient for me! I highly recommend Steve as a teacher!May 16, 2018Verified
I have been taking Bass Guitar and Drum lessons from Steve for over a year. Steve exhibits the utmost in professionalism and take the time to make sure I've mastered the task at hand before we move on to the next lesson. I would highly recommend Steve to any aspiring musician. Joe BMay 15, 2018
Steve's lessons offer a relaxed atmosphere and a flexible approach. He adapted his strategies to the things I was already doing and based the lessons on things I was interested in. Basic practice strategies and handwritten directions were provided at each lesson.Nov 3, 2017
Steve is not only a great musician and teacher, but a terrific role model for my kids. He always shows up on time ready to teach with a positive attitude. My children always look forward to his lessons and they are motivated to continue with their musical practice.Jun 10, 2018
I’d never even picked up an instrument before and Steve taught me guitar! He’s patient and reliable, and music is his passion so he is very easy to talk to and learn from. Great guy and now a great friend as well! 🎰 Thanks again for everything! -JT 🎸💎💎💎💎💎🎸May 15, 2018
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?My rates vary depending on job type, if travel is involved, and my availability. Online (Video Call) rates are the best. Contact me to quote your project.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?I like to talk with each student beforehand and hear where the student is at with their musicianship. I love hearing about a students goals, motivations, and inspirations. I try and cater to each individual student and see where they're at and give them tools that are going to help them be better all around musicians.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I currently work at New Windsor Music Academy in New Windsor, NY and also work with several private lessons students outside of the school. I have experience working with students that range in age from 3 years old to 65+. I've been playing music for about 15 years and have been playing in bands and gigging for just as long. I was very lucky to have grown up with friends that were also playing music and kids right in my neighborhood who were forming bands and going out and playing shows. I've been lucky to be able to study music more formally and have had lessons and have been in classes with great teachers. I've studied bass guitar, including music and performance at Berklee College of Music (Boston, MA) and graduated from Naropa University (Boulder, CO) with a BA in Music. I believe in the mind/body connection and practice yoga and mediation regularly. I believe in a compassionate approach to music and listening, as well as openness in both music and life. The combination of learning by playing with others, listening, formal training, and spiritual practice all give me tools to help each student that I work with in achieving their musical goals.