Steven Ettling

Steven E.

Houston, TX

About Steven E.

Background check: Last verified 01/05/2016
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Steven teaches: Ages 5 and up
Teaching since: September 2000
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Steven E. is an American guitarist, pianist, singer, educator, producer, and song writer. Steve currently is a music director at CrossPoint Community Church. He also is a former member of Christian pop-rock group Press Play playing for thousands of people in Los Angeles, Ca. Steve holds a degree from one of the best contemporary music schools. At Musicians Institute he had an opportunity to study and play with some of the best teachers and students studying an eclectic array of musical styles. Learning from players such as Scott Henderson, Alan Hinds, Alex Machacek, Paul Gilbert, Chris Broderick, the list goes on.. During that time he produced several records. He also worked on projects for members of Melissa Ethridge as well as mixing projects for jazz virtuoso Marcus Singletary. Steve is also an educator giving music lessons for beginners to professional musicians.

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Getting ready to rock 2014!


Director of Music

Jul 2013 - Present
CrossPoint Community Church

Music director, lead sing, guitar, and piano. Direct band.


Guitar performance

Sep 2006 - Sep 2010

Languages Spoken


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Piano/ Voice performance

Jul 2008

Studied extensive piano and vocal training

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9 Reviews on Steven E.

Matthew A. Dec 27, 2015
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
Steve is unreal. I know I made the right choice picking him to be my teacher
Ron M. Oct 16, 2015
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Steve is terrific. His lesson plans teach the fundamental skills while keeping my son interested with relevant music. My son loves to practice and looks forward to seeing Steve. My musical career was ruined early on with intense study of music theory. Instead, my son is learning to express his love music by playing. The theory can come along later when he's older and his love of playing and skills are well established.
Highly recommend lessons with Steve.
Jennifer D. Aug 6, 2015
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Steven is a very knowledgeable instructor with piano and music theory. He was very patient, allowed me to pick my own music, and very accommodating with my schedule. I would recommend Steven to anyone looking for a personable and knowledge instructor!
Larry F. Mar 27, 2015
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Steven was kind, considerate (seriously listened to my guitar goals and concerns), very knowledgeable about music and the guitar. I am glad I met and chose him.
Jim and Lorraine Y. Oct 13, 2014
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
I've been working with Steve for a little over a year now and my knowledge of the guitar has increased a lot as has my overall music knowledge. Steve is great to work with and has helped my playing a lot.

Highly Recommended!
Estella G. Sep 9, 2014
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
I would like to thank Steven very much for his Piano Lessons.
I am very pleased with Steven, he has been very patient with me, especially because I am Dyslexic......Dyslexia is a reading disorder, but i see, and feel it interfering also with my piano lessons!!

I would recommend him to my family & friends...

Thanks again!!
Brian S. Aug 28, 2014
Guitar · In home
Steve sets a high professional standard for what he does. Lessons are flexible and fun which makes progress fast. I give my highest recommendation to someone considering his services.
Harry F. Mar 2, 2013
Verified Student
Dylan likes taking ppiano lessons from Steve.he is learning and practices on his own.very satisfied

We are pleased with Steve. Dylan is very attentive during the lesson and practices on his own. As long as Dylan is interested in continuing we will
VanessaA1 May 3, 2012
Thank you so much for the lessons, i believe Anthony is learning alot from eveything you are teaching him. He's really excited about his lessons and practices daily.

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