Guitar, Beginning Piano, Ukulele
Classical, acoustic, folk
Steven began acoustic guitar lessons at the age of 8 at "Wheaton Music," and switched to classical guitar two years later after coming across a couple old records of Andres Segovia and Narciso Yepes in his father's record collection. He subsequently continued his in-depth study of classical guitar with concert guitarists Jan Filip, Larry Snitzler and Myrna Sislen. He has also performed in master classes with guitarists Frederick Hand, Michael Cedric-Smith, and the late Roland Dyens, as well as in a series of master classes in music interpretation with the eminent Italian-Uruguayan composer Guido Santorsola at Northern Virginia Community College. He also studied harmony with the composer-in-residence at George Washington University, Robert Parris. He has released two CDs of solo guitar music, and has completed a third CD, currently in the production phase.
First, I understand that communication is key, and that one needs to communicate in a way that kids can relate to, which may be different from one to the other. Second, having begun lessons as a child myself, I have a good sense of what it's like to begin lessons at a young age, including the challenges, as well as the joys, encountered along the pathway from beginner to advanced level.
Andres Segovia, Christopher Parkening, Simon Wynberg
Europe, Italy, Switzerland, Mexico, Canada
"Really enjoyed the lessons had so far. Very knowledgeable and good at teaching."
"Steven is an excellent guitar teacher! My daughter loves her lessons with him. He is very conscientious and dedicated, and gives every lesson his all."
"Steve is a good teacher and obviously has solid grasp of the content he's teaching me. I've been enjoying lessons for about 7 months with Steve and look forward to continuing"
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