Steven Fox

Steven F.

Columbus, OH
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Steven F offers instruction for electric or acoustic bass guitar, upright bass, mandolin and ukulele as well as music theory.

Steven F., a professional musician and teacher for over fifteen years, graduated cum laude with a performance degree in the upright bass from The Ohio State University where he studied and performed everything from classical to classic rock. Indeed, from the blues to bluegrass, from rock to classical, he has done it all. He currently plays with The Spikedrivers, Fox ‘n’ Hounds Bluegrass Ensemble, and Neil Jacobs' American Gypsy. He recently performed with guitar legends GE Smith and Jorma Kaukonen and David Grier.

In addition, Fox is a gifted instructor with over twelve years of experience. He incorporates music theory and technique in lessons so his students are able to go farther than just reading music. They learn to create music, to play with other musicians, and to play by ear.

Although Fox is serious about music he is able to keep lessons entertaining for students, and offers instruction in many musical genres. Many of Fox’s students have gone on to study music in college and have started successful careers in the field.

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  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 1998
  • Cum Laude Bachelors in Music Performance Double Bass from The Ohio State University

Reviews (12)

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Beau Feb 26, 2019
Upright Bass · Online

I can’t believe how much material was covered in a 60 minute lesson! Steven was engaging and encouraging. My 16 year old son learned a lot and had a great time doing it. We are looking forward to future lessons!

Brad N. Nov 12, 2018
Upright Bass · Online

Steven is an excellent teacher. He had a lot of helpful information and made a great effort to assess my needs. I’m looking forward to more lessons!

Will Peterson Oct 29, 2018
Ukulele · In studio

Steven is an excellent instructor. He is patient and kind. He breaks things down to make it easier to learn and play. I see improvement in my lessons every week.

Manuela F. Oct 27, 2018
Upright Bass · Online

Mr. Fox has been an amazing teacher! Just one lesson in, and he taught me more in 30 minutes than I learned in 3 months of playing upright bass at school! He has a way of teaching that is quick, in-depth, and efficient without feeling rushed or confusing. I would definitely recommend him to anybody who is looking at learning how to play the upright bass.


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Fred Oct 19, 2018
Upright Bass · Online

Super intelligent guy, very patient and easy to work with.

Will Oct 13, 2018
Ukulele · In studio


Will Oct 3, 2018
Ukulele · In studio

I really enjoyed my time with Steven. He is easy to get to know and is a wealth of knowledge. He is patient and takes time when you are having trouble understanding anything. I definitely recommend him!

Will Oct 2, 2018
Ukulele · In studio

Steven is very easy to get to know. He connects on a personal level and works in detail with his students. He explained things so I could understand and achieve. I would highly recommend him to anyone. His knowledge is vast and he knows how to share it.

Faith Aug 1, 2018
Bass Guitar · In studio

Quickly assessed appropriate level to begin at and jumped right in. Really impressive musician with great communication.

john May 15, 2018
Upright Bass · Online

Steve is a very talented teacher and bassist with great teaching capacity.

Sharon Jan 16, 2018
Upright Bass · Online

My Instructor was very clear and specific so that what he was teaching made sense to me, both in concept and actual playing the double bass. I would give him 10 stars if I could.

Tony P. Oct 21, 2016
Ukulele · Online

I find Steven to be very encouraging, his explanations are clear and concise, and the lessons are a lot of fun. I am amazed at how much we're able to accomplish in a thirty minute lesson.


Jan 2009 - Present

F. N Hounds

F. N Hounds is a bluegrass power trio that features my original material and provides me an outlet to demonstrate my arco ability's on the upright bass.

Oct 2004 - Present

Neil Jacobs American Gypsy

Since 2004 I have been honored to be apart of Neil Jacobs American Gypsy. This ensemble consist of Neil Jacobs on 12 string guitar and Arkidy Gips(violinist for Madaonna) on violin. We perform Neil's original songs as well as traditional tunes from the Balkan's.

Jan 2003 - Present

The Spikedrivers

I am a founding member of The Spikedrivers one of Ohio most beloved Americana bands. The Spikedrivers have toured throughout the United states and have released 5 critically acclaimed albums.

Jan 2003 - Present

The Spikedrivers

Music Instructor
Sep 2001 - Present

Steven F.

I have been been providing private music instruction for over 10 years. Many of my students can be found performing throughout the Central Ohio area.


Cum Laude Bachelors in Music Performance Double Bass
Sep 1998 - Jun 2001

The Ohio State University

Bachelor's in Music Double Bass Performance
Sep 1997 - Jun 2001

The Ohio State University



Fluent / Native Proficiency


American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers
Jan 2006
The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) is a membership association of more than 480,000 US composers, songwriters, lyricists and music publishers. The ASCAP is committed to nurturing music makers throughout their careers.

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