Steven Ettling

Steven E.

Houston, TX
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Lesson Details

Guitar

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
My lesson plans are designed to be musical and fun. I want my students to understand the language of the music by studying their favorite bands and understanding the theory behind it. I have a strategy for everyone starting from beginner, intermediate, to advanced. I remember picking up a guitar for the first time and what a struggle it was to play my favorite songs. There is a method for achieving these goals and it is different for everyone. The one thing that will allow you to succeed is having a desire to learn and a passion for music. If you have those two things then I can direct you to the right path to achieve your musical goals!
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About

Steven passed a background check that includes a SSN verification, national criminal record check, and sex offender registry search. Learn More
Steven delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
and Ages 5+

Teaching since:
September 2000

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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Experience

Director of Music
Jul 2013 - Present
CrossPoint Community Church

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

Education

Guitar performance
Sep 2006 - Sep 2010
MI

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

Piano/ Voice performance
Jul 2008
MI

Studied extensive piano and vocal training

Photos & Videos

Getting ready to rock 2014!

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Rock soloing.
Playing blues solo live!

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Performing!

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Wall of guitars!

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Guitar solo competition.

15 Reviews

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Stacey Nov 9, 2016
Piano · In home

Steven has been working with my daughter in piano and singing. The first lesson he discussed with her what she'd like to achieve, and they set goals for them to work towards, which I love. My daughter really enjoy's working with Steven and practicing piano is no longer a chore for her. He's teaching style is a great fit for her, and in 4 weeks she's learned more from Steven than she has from other instructors we've had. I have no trouble recommending Steven.

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Ashley Sep 14, 2016
Piano · In studio

I would like to say Steven was an amazing piano teacher for my 5 year old and he really was able to teach him a lot of the basics and some neat tunes. He is great with kids and with my child being 5 and needing a lot of patience it was really a breeze for Steven to teach and keep his attention during the lesson. He is definitely a natural at what he does! I am very satisfied with Steven and his style of teaching. He is a well deserved five star rating and I can not wait till my son gets to start guitar lessons with him in the future.

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Keesha M. Aug 26, 2016
Piano · In studio

Steven is an awesome teacher. He is extremely knowledgeable and will have you playing actual songs in record time! He also adjusts to your learning style to make learning the instrument easier. I recommend Steven to aspiring piano players of all ages and abilities!

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Jeff R. Aug 10, 2016
Piano · In home

First lesson was great. My wife and I like where it is headed. I think we will benefit from Steven's style.

Andres P. Aug 6, 2016
Guitar · In studio

He's great..point me some basic stuff but already send me homework to practice. I being in guitar classes long time ago when I was a kid(now 38yrs) when got bored with more paperwork then practice and never went back, but Steve give me the basics and now already practicing. Very patience and knowledge. Looking forward to keep it up for good now!

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arno B. May 27, 2016
Piano · In studio

Steve is an awesome teacher and very patient. He has a vast knowledge of music theory and is great at figuring out a difficult piece. He is also extremely patient and calm, all characteristics of a good teacher.

Matthew A. Dec 27, 2015
Guitar · In home

Steve is unreal. I know I made the right choice picking him to be my teacher

Ron M. Oct 16, 2015
Guitar · In studio

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.
Ron

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Jennifer D. Aug 6, 2015
Piano · In studio

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

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

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

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!!

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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
Piano ·

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
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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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