I am a Musical Director who has scored original music for many motion pictures and television and was musical arranger for the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. I've scored and arranged original music for several television shows including, Desperate Housewives, MTV's Making the Band, It's Showtime at the Apollo and numerous series on PBS, A & E and Disney, . I have also served as on-set vocal and piano coach for many Disney TV series. As a piano instructor, I believe in giving every student a foundation in classical music.. I enjoy teaching and playing Jazz and pop as well. I've worked with students ages 5-90. I simply love the teaching process and respect every student's journey. Mixing structure and discipline with a positive teaching style, I work to inspire students to be their best within a well structured curriculum that is fun and engaging. Music must be fun...always! *** Lesson Details *** My students see progress. I don't believe in cookie-cutter instruction. I take the time to learn a students individual comprehension of the musical language and their learning style. I also build a practice schedule that is realistic and creates growth. Music instruction should not feel like a burden, but should be joyful. It's a process I have respected. Whether you are 90 or 9, you can learn music, love music and feel its presence by playing an instrument or singing. My job is to communicate that joy and show you how you can do it for yourself. Learning to master a musical instrument is a two way commitment and I will always give you my full effort as I love the results. *** Studio Equipment *** I have a digital upright piano for piano and vocal instruction. *** Travel Equipment *** I will provide the lesson material and help students with purchasing the right method books. *** Specialties *** For beginning Piano-Intermediate, I have embraced the James Bastien series, as I believe it paces the young student and builds a foundation on a musical and pedagogical level. Vocally, I follow a classical technique, but use that foundation as a basis to meet the goals of the singer for the style they want to achieve.
Teaches all skill levels
Teaching since 1993
Two Bachelors of Music (Vocal performance) and (Music Theory)
Teaches ages 5+
Has background check
Steve is an excellent voice instructor. Very knowledgeable. Extremely talented and has a great ability to teach and demonstrate exercises to expand voice range, hold notes, and sing on key! I would definitely recommend Steve for voice instruction!