Stephen is a Rollins College graduate with a degree in music. Stephen's love and passion for music has moved many. During his study at Rollins he has been a part of several choirs including: Rollins Chamber Singers, Rollins Concert Choir, Bach Festival Society of Winter Park and the Handel's Messiah Society. Stephen was employed as a singer for the First United Methodist Church of Winter Park, where he performed in many musicals and sang as a choir member. One of Stephen's many joyful experiences was the ability to study voice and music performance abroad in Germany. There he sang and performed in both theatrical and classical settings. At Rollins he has had the opportunity to conduct both chorus and orchestra for several years. He has also had the privilege to be a judge for the live stream event "Buscando un Adorador." (Spanish version of American Idol for worshipers) He has also been a choral/Classical DJ at WPRK 91.5 during the time of his college career. Stephen's love and passion has changed the lives of many. He never stops learning,with that said, he will never stop teaching! Many people have gifts, his job is to find your forte and maximize it to the best of your ability.
*** Lesson Details ***
In Stephen's Studio you can find yourself not only learning music and all the technicalities that come with it but also learn to love music. Stephen's students are treated the way they want to be treated, whether you are looking to learn your voice and expand to new horizons, or a beginner who just wants to understand music in general, or even those who want to choose singing as there career. He is willing to go the extra mile to see you succeed. Your success is a reflection of his teachings. Not to mention, he is an enjoyable, fun and energetic teacher.
*** Studio Equipment ***
upright piano, living room, vaulted ceilings, mirror
*** Travel Equipment ***
I would only travel if student has a keyboard or piano. Unless, if I'm teaching music theory.
*** Specialties ***
-I teach singing diction in all language in using the International Phonetics Alphabet (IPA)
I use many different vocalizing methods. I can teach intermediate music theory. Ive performed in Germany under the direction of Richard Owens. Curtis Rayam is my voice coach. Singing and performing both opera and musicals..
· Singing · In studio Best teacher ever!!!! He is great!!
· · He's the perfect teacher that I was looking for... He is also a perfectionist so he is always pushing you to get the best of you and I find that very effective because I find myself giving everything i got..You can also see the passion he has for music and it's very nice to have something in common as a music student.
· · An Excellent Instructor-
I've learned more in the past few weeks than I've learned in nearly a year! Stephen has been helping me "fine-tune" my voice in areas I didn't even know about. Very fun and relaxed. Stephen really goes above and beyond the average teaching methods and takes your personal lesson very serious. Definitely an experienced and great coach. :)