Steve takes a personal interest in the student and their specific needs and interests. Having degrees in psychology and music, and four decades of music teaching experience in colleges, music stores, and student homes, Steve has the capacity, patience, and understanding of human nature to build a positive learning experience for beginner to advanced students.

Whether you’ve never touched an instrument, or need help getting over a technical or inspirational musical bump -- Steve is ready to sit with you and your instrument and get things moving! Lesson(s) may be customized to your specific needs (i.e. - combining techniques, music theory, specific songs, improvisation, etc.) to expand your musical experience.

You may visit his website to see all the performing he has done across the United States ( Resume of

Teaching Experience:

Places Steve has taught at in California:

Palos Verdes: Mr. B's for Music 1975 to 1980

Redondo and Manhattan Beach Recreation Centers 1975 to 1980

Soulsearching Music; Presently Steve's store in Topanga Canyon

Places Steve has taught in Michigan:

Kalamazoo (area) Michigan:

Dodds and Davidson's Music

Midwest Music

Kalamazoo College

Glen Oaks College

Grinnel Brothers

Freemont Michigan:

Freemont Public School

Grand Rapids:

Marshall Music

Muskegon Michigan:

Meyer Music

Montague Michigan:

Steve's own music store; Strings and Other Things... 2002-2009
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