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Private Violin Lessons

Violin instruction in Fiddling, Jazz, and Rock styles as well as Electronic instruments, effects, and sound systems. Emphasis on improvisation, embellishing, memorizing, and arranging for performance.

Students must have at least 2 years of playing experience. Adults welcome.

School Programs
Concert-style – a 30-60 minute program playing a wide variety of violin music from Mozart to Led Zeppelin. Good for mixed audiences of music students and non-musicians.

Demonstration-style – focuses on the background and “how to’s” of the Violin, the many styles of music, and the electronic equipment.

Instruction and interaction with music students playing their instruments. Focus on Fiddling, Jazz, and Rock styles while implementing electronic instruments and technology.

Watch a video of one of my recent school workshops.

Workshops
“Marketing For Musicians” – designed for musicians of all ages who are considering making music a professional part of their life.

“Building A Community-wide Alternative Styles Strings Program” – based on founding the Extreme Strings Orchestra.

“Playing Off The Page” – a look at this unique approach to musicianship which emphasizes the 5 elements of improvising, embellishing, memorizing, arranging, and composing.

Teaching Credentials

Steven has taught and conducted workshops at or attended:

  • Strings Without Boundaries/Pittsburgh Jazz and Fiddling Camp at
  • Duquesne University
  • ASTA (American String Teachers Association conventions in Albuquerque and Atlanta
  • Eastern Strings Institute at Villanova University
  • OMEA (Ohio Music Educators Association) in Columbus
  • PMEA (PA Music Educators Association)
  • Pine Richland Schools Summer Music Camps for 3 years
  • Strings North (two times)
  • Norwin, Hampton, Deer Lakes, Northgate, West Mifflin, and Blackhawk
  • Schools Districts
  • Christian Howes Creative Strings Camp

In addition, Steven has earned multiple certifications. For example, Steven is a:

  • Certified String Educator for Yamaha Corporation of America
  • Certified Teacher of the Mark O’Connor American Music Strings Teaching Method

Start Your Violin Lessons with Steven Vance

To schedule your violin lessons or workshop, or to receive more information, call us at 800 303 1947

Contact Us

We would love to hear about your upcoming wedding or event.

Please email us at stevenvance@stevenvance.com

or call 800 303 1947

Steven Vance has provided high-quality corporate entertainment and wedding music for over 20 years and more than 10,000 special events in Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, Maryland, DC, Virginia, New York, and surrounding areas.

Steven Vance Entertainment
SVENTERTAINMENT LLC

 

YES, we are doing micro-weddings and mini-ceremonies. Ask us to put together a special package for you to get married NOW with all the style, class and fun our music can add.

KEEPING UP WITH STEVE 

This Week:

FRIDAY OCTOBER 16

Steve is doing an Electric Violin/DJ Package for a Ceremony and Reception at the Beaver Train Station. 

SATURDAY OCTOBER 17

Starts at St. Killian Church with Steve and a pianist playing a Catholic Mass.

Then he moves The Mansion in Butler to perform a PopRock Electric Violin and DJ Package for a Wedding Ceremony and Reception. Plus, Uplights and photobooth.

SUNDAY OCTOBER 18

Then another Electric Violin & DJ Package for a Wedding Ceremony and Reception at Succop Nature Park.

We will also have performers doing weddings at Greystone Manor, Stone Tower Winery in Leesburg VA, Lemont, St. Bonaventure Church, Southpointe Golf Club, the Old Stone Church,  Lingrow Farm and Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church in Youngstown.

PUBLIC GIGS 

Hope to have more coming soon.

Online Shows

FACEBOOK LIVE                                                                                                                             

Electric Violin live from my back deckMaybe Sunday September 27.- if the weather is nice.              Go to my Facebook page (link below) to watch. LIKE my page so you can check announcements and see invites. SHARE with your friends are my new friends. In the meantime, you can also watch all of the sessions (15) we've done so far.  Many of them are now posted on our YouTube Channel.  Click the icon above.

We've had a wonderful turnout for these so we plan to keep doing at least one every week. The next one will be  posted here and on our Facebook and Instagram pages. Update soon.

NEW VIDEOS 

Steve plays Electric Violin on  "Circles" by Post Malone                                                                                PopRock Electric Cello plays  "Best Day Of My Life" by the American Authors                                        Cadillac Jazz Trio (Sax, Keyboards and Bass) plays "All The Things You Are"                                          PopRock Violinist Charles May plays Justin Bieber's "Love Yourself"                                                Steve plays Electric Violin on the new Duo Lipa song "Don't Start Now"

See over 400 on our YouTube Channel. Enjoy !

LATEST REVIEWS

"I’d like to pass along my sincerest gratitude to DJ Mike Greca. He made our wedding experience so wonderful and was truly a delight. He was professional, on time and prepared, and a fabulous MC for our wedding! We appreciate everything and could not have asked for a better DJ."
Chris & Amanda Vos  9/26/20 Red Barn Inn Swanton MD DJ Mike G

"I’m on my way to my honeymoon, but I wanted to send you a quick email to say thank you. Tiffany and Lorenzo were both fantastic and made sure my wedding was wonderful. Tiffany’s music was stunning, and it was easy to work with her. But what I really wanted to let you know was how wonderful Renzo was! He went above and beyond for me the entire time I was working with him. He was very communicative and easy to talk to in advance. He came out to visit the venues with me so that he would be prepared, and was generous with his time and very patient. He made sure he had all the info he needed. He was professional, and fun to work with. And he was a great DJ! Set everything up very well, kept the guests entertained, on the dance floor, and kept my timeline going. He even gave a little salsa lesson to my guests because I told him it would mean a lot to me, and everyone had a blast! Anyway, I’m sure you know all of this (and I need to get to my honeymoon), but he was so wonderful throughout, I just wanted to let you know 🙂 I know he will do excellent work for many more of your brides in the future!"

Stephanie & Dustin  9/12/20 Tranquility Farm Purcellville VA Electric Violinist & DJ Package
"We just got back to New York yesterday and wanted to send a quick note to thank you again so very much for being a part of our bootleg backyard wedding on the 3rd. I'm so sorry that I didn't get a chance to say hi in-person - everything was such a whirlwind that day! This year has been a rocky one to say the least with everything going on in the world, but it was all so completely worth it to still be able to get married on our original date. You were a huge part of that, and we are forever grateful. Hope you have a great rest of the weekend, and we'll see the trio in December for the big wedding :)"
Caitlin & Matt 7/3/20 Private Residence in Somerset Solo Violinist Steven Vance

"Steve was a must-have for our wedding as he did my sister's 8 years ago (and we loved him) and should be a must-have for your event! Not only does he do an amazing job MC'ing and DJ'ing, and running the event, but the live violin - WOW! The violin adds elegance to your event that guests will continue to talk about for years to come.  Steve also is an expert in the field, leaving no worries for the bride-to-be in the event. I knew our reception would run perfectly with him in charge and it did. Highly recommend!!"     Paige & Russ 3/14/20  Soldiers & Sailors Hall

Wedding Shows

SUNDAY 11/8 - RESCHEDULED FROM MARCH 29, JUNE 14 AND SEP 13                                         

Look for us at the Pittsburgh Bridal Showcase at the David Lawrence Convention Center from 12-4:30 PM.