I am a seasoned veteran drummer with over 35 years of varied experiences. As a caring, nurturing and patient drum instructor , my lessons will significantly benefit beginner, intermediate and advanced students regardless of their age.
I have taught several students with learning disabilities such as ADHD and ADD and their confidence and ability has grown from learning to play drums.
Genres of music include: Hard Rock, Soft Rock, Rock-Pop, Classic Rock, Blues, Shuffles (Double Bass Drum), Funk, R&B, Jazz, Progressive Rock and Heavy Metal among others.
As a result of my many years of drumming experience, I am a dynamic, powerful & original drummer with distinct style and technique.
I have played in many rock bands around the country and have been giving drum lessons for 10 years in Los Angeles, Arizona and now in Florida.
Studying drums and percussion for ten years with private drum instructor, Ken Battat gave me the ability to perform live and to record with various groups around the Albuquerque area which I succeeded in accomplishing. This included performing with my high school Jazz band and receiving the opportunity to participate as first chair drummer in the state of New Mexico All-State jazz band in 1995, performing with the CelebrateYouth Jazz band of Albuquerque, working with two Heavy Metal bands, a Blues band, a Reggae band, a Fusion/World trio, two Salsa groups, a Country band, a Spanish/Variety band and a Variety Rock band. In 1998, I placed second in a state wide drum competition called Thunder Drums and also, had a two year stent providing drum lessons to the community. As I was taking lessons and classes from drummers such as Zoro, Joe Morello, Giovanni Hidalgo, Steve Smith, Charlie Adams, Joe Bonadio, Phil Maturano, Steve Houghton and Gordon Gottlieb, I moved to Los Angeles in 2000 where I resided for eight years and recorded with several different groups, artists and religious organizations such as Mark Salling, Kluverbucy, the Brock Band, Sugar Spun, Loaded, Sayed Sabrina, The Dwayne Stephenson Trio, Spirit Works and Open Door Worship Center. Lastly, I am honored to have had the opportunity to work with and learn from Grammy award winning producers, John Rodby and Charles Goodan while working with each of them on two separate projects.
Guitar, Singing, Clarinet, Saxophone
Besides my experience and love of music, I'm a people person with a gift of teaching, so it's a win-win. I have a B.S. degree from the University of Tennessee with a minor in music. I'm a concert level clarinetist (over 30 years) as well as barbershop/worship leader & singer, guitar player for over 20 years, sax player for several years, and I also play handbells, have directed three youth musicals, and have led lots of music at youth camps, conferences, retreats, and worship. I'm currently leading a bluegrass band which is a blast.
Bass Guitar, Guitar, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Songwriting
I have been passing on what I've learned in my own studies, personal and privately taught, to help new students get the strong foundations for becoming the best musician they can be. I've been playing since age 6 (now 44) and performing since 18. I started with Classical guitar, then Rock and Jazz. In all my years of study, I've learned how to teach and how NOT to teach. I have had many years of private lessons. I've written, recorded and performed for over 20 years. My wife and I even do voice over work on occasion.
Piano, Music Performance, Music Theory, Songwriting
Originally from Columbia SC, Steve began music lessons at age 8. He continued with them for ten years then enrolled at The University of South Carolina as a music major. Steve studied piano with Dr. John Williams Emeritus Professor of Music, studied music theory and composition with Dr. Peter Gerschefski and was a member of the Choir led by Dr. Arpad Darazs. All of these great musicians and teachers had a major influence on Steve.
After college Steve traveled extensively and playing and performing in Las Vegas Style show bands.Steve moved to Charlotte in 1982 married Debra and began a Family, At that time a neighbor asked Steve to teach his son piano. Steve discovered he enjoyed sharing his knowledge and love of music. The rest, as they say, is history. Steve has been a full time private piano teacher for the last seven years.
Steve is a member of Charlotte Piano Teachers Forum and conducts recitals and performance opportunities for its members.
Steve continues to teach full time and perform with various groups.
Many of my students not only learn to sing, they also learn to write their own songs and record. However, if you want to learn to sing, we can do that. I have two Master's degrees, one in education and one in supervision. So I understand how students learn. I have been teaching over 10 years. My training took place with very special teachers, people who write, and sing for a living. Jai josel who worked for RCA, Jason Blume, who wrote for Brittney Spears, and Stephen Schwartz who wrote the Broadway Musical, Wicked. My singing teachers include Van Christy, Roger Love, Rosemary Bulter and others. Recently I completed an album of 12 original songs. I have a website which I will share with you after you enroll in my class.
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