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.
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.
“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.
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
We would love to hear about your upcoming wedding or event.
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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.
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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
WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 16 Virtual Bridal Show at LoveStartsHere.com. From 7:00-8:30 PM log on and I will be playing the whole time while Susan answers your questions in the Chat feature. Request your favorite wedding song.
FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 18
Steve, for the first time, will be at the New Eagle Castle in New Eagle PA, playing Electric Violin for an evening concert from 6:30-9 PM. You might want to bring chairs and sweaters but I believe there will be food trucks and beverages available.
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 19
Steve will be doing a PopRock Electric Violin and DJ Package for a Wedding Ceremony and Reception at Seven Springs Mountain Resort.
We will also have performers doing weddings at Seven Springs (for a second wedding), The Mansion in Butler, Betsy's Barn in Portersville, Hampton Presbyterian Church, Gardens of Stonebridge, Bella Sera Event Venue and a family residence in Stoneboro PA.
Nothing currently on the schedule but check back for frequently for updates.
FACEBOOK LIVE GIG.
Electric Violin live from my back deck - 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.
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"
"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 :)"
"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
WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 16 Virtual Bridal Show at LoveStartsHere.com. More details soon.
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.