I truly believe music and art can help break down social and political “walls” and help to build cultural bridges. That being said; I simply enjoy performing for, and with, people! I’d like to inspire students to venture further into music and performance, and Interact with them in a positive, fun, and educational, way!
Steve has been a percussionist for 30 years. He has performed on stage his whole adult life, touring with bands in the U.S. and abroad, contributing drums, percussion, songwriting, and vocals. As a front-man, he has a unique ability to engage and connect with audiences. Since 2011, Steve has pursued a career as a teaching artist, beginning with performances as a back-up musician for Young Audiences artist Kevin Martin’s “Birth of Steel Drums.” Steve has taught residencies, completed the Teaching Artist Institute Seminars 1 and 2 and currently performs with the Young Audiences ensemble, G.R.O.W. This year, Steve is looking forward to bringing his own assembly and residency, both titled “Adventures in Rhythm,” to Maryland students.
It was such a wonderful experience to work with such a talented musician who was willing to both grow as a teaching artist and to share his knowledge. My first-graders loved drumming with Steve and learned so much--it is no small feat to manage a classroom of primary students with bucket drums and make it so much fun to learn!
Candice, Teacher, Kensington Parkwood Elementary
It was my favorite part of first grade when Mr. Steve came to drum. He rocked!
Mr. Steve was nice because he actually let us drum on the drums. He taught us a song.