Steven Mann

Steven M.

New York, NY

Lesson Details

Music Performance

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Steven delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+ and special needs

Teaching since:
September 1998

Dr. Steven M. was born in Newport Beach and grew up in Southern California. He began studying the piano when he was seven years old and studied with Dr. Mark Sullivan from 1998 to 2002. During that time, he was a full-time student at the Orange County High School of the Arts in the Instrumental Music Piano department under the direction of Dr. Stephen Cook. He received a Bachelor of Music degree and a Performer Diploma from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, where he was a student of Distinguished Professor of Music Menahem Pressler. He received a Master of Music Degree from Manhattan School of Music, where he is currently a doctoral candidate studying with Andre-Michel Schub.

Dr. M. has received awards in many competitions and festivals including Second Prize and the award for the best performance of a piece written by an American composer at the Frinna Awerbuch International Piano Competition. In 2002, Steven was admitted to the Young Artists Guild, the most prestigious recognition awarded by the Music Teachers Association of California. While at Indiana University, Steven was awarded the Kenda Webb Memorial Scholarship and the Theodore Presser Scholarship in recognition of his outstanding work. He has served on the faculty of the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music pre-college piano program and also as an associate instructor of piano at the college level. He has performed extensively as soloist, chamber musician, and with orchestras throughout the United States and Europe.

Steven has worked with such distinguished artists as Yoheved Kaplinsky, Jerome Lowenthal, Andre Laplante, Christopher Elton, Roger Vignoles, Carol Vaness, Dawn Upshaw, Virginia Zeani, and Golda Vainberg-Tatz. He has established himself as a prominent collaborative pianist playing many recitals each season with singers and instrumentalists. He has participated in numerous music festivals including Music Academy of the West, The International Keyboard Institute and Festival, The TCU-Van Cliburn Institute, and the Adamant Music School where he performed live on Vermont Public Radio.

In addition to operating a successful private teaching studio in New York City, Steven currently serves on the faculty at Manhattan School of Music in the Keyboard Skills department, is the official accompanist for the Denes Striny Vocal Studio, and is the Director of Music at St. John's Lutheran Church in Hoboken, New Jersey.

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Sep 2009 - Present
Manhattan School of Music

Keyboard Skills Faculty

Sep 2006 - May 2007
Indiana University Jacobs School of Music

Associate Instructor of Piano

Sep 2004 - May 2007
Indiana University Jacobs School of Music Precollege

Piano Faculty


Doctor of Musical Arts
Sep 2009 - Dec 2014
Manhattan School of Music
Master of Music
Sep 2007 - May 2009
Manhattan School of Music
Performer Diploma
Sep 2006 - May 2007
Indiana University Jacobs School of Music
Bachelor of Music
Sep 2002 - May 2006
Indiana University Jacobs School of Music
Sep 1999 - Jun 2002
The Orange County School of the Arts


Fluent / Native Proficiency
Limited Proficiency


Doctoral Fellowship
Sep 2009
Manhattan School of Music
Silver Medalist
Oct 2006
The Frinna Awerbuch International Piano Competition
The Theodore Presser Foundation Scholarship
Sep 2005
Indiana University Jacobs School of Music
The Kenda Webb Memorial Scholarship
Sep 2003
Indiana University Jacobs School of Music
Young Artist Guild Winner
Jun 2002
Music Teacher's Association of California


Chamber Music America
Aug 2007

Chamber Music America (CMA) is an American non-profit organization that provides small ensemble professionals with access to a variety of professional development, networking, and funding resources. CMA's regular initiatives include grants, awards, and commissioning programs for ensembles and presenters, a national conference held annually in New York City, and the publication of Chamber Music magazine.

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