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
SATURDAY AUGUST 8
Steve will be doing PopRock Electric Violin and DJ Package for a wedding at Sea Cliff Manor in Long Island NY.
SUNDAY AUGUST 9
Steve will be playing PopRock Electric Violin for a Ceremony and Reception at Bella Sera Event Venue.
We will also have performers doing weddings at Uniontown Country Club, Carrolltown Golf Club in Carrolltown OH, Landoll's Castle in Loudonville OH and St. Stephen Church in Sewickley.
Saturday August 15 Steve will be rocking the Electric Violin at Frescos at The Chadwick on Perry Highway in Wexford from 7-9 PM. Covered outdoor dining. Reservations highly recommended because of limited seating. Go to https://www.frescospittsburgh.com/ or call 724-935-7550 for details.
FACEBOOK LIVE GIGS. We've had a wonderful turnout for these so we plan to keep doing at least one every week. Electric Violin live from my back deck - if the weather is nice. The next one will be posted here and on our Facebook and Instagram pages. Update soon.
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.
Steve plays "I Think We're Alone Now" by Tommy James And The Shondells and covered by Billy Joe Armstrong of Green Day. PopRock Cello plays "Best Day Of My Life" by the American Authors PopRock Violinist Charles May plays Justin Bieber's "Love Yourself" Steve plays Electric Violin on the new Duo Lipa song "Don't Start Now"
"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
“My husband and I cannot recommend Steven Vance and his team enough! We first encountered Steven Vance at a cousin’s wedding in October of 2018 and we absolutely fell in love with the unique blend of pop-rock violin with DJing! For our own wedding, we had the absolute pleasure of working with Nate Goodrich. During the planning process, Nate did a wonderful job of ensuring that he understood exactly what we wanted and helped make sure the flow of the evening was perfect! Nate did an absolutely incredible job ensuring that our cocktail hour and reception went perfectly. For our cocktail hour, Nate performed a variety of pop-rock violin selections that we and our guests absolutely loved. To this day we are receiving compliments on how wonderfully he played and how unique the experience was. To say the least, having Nate perform during the cocktail hour definitely took our wedding to the next level! As for the reception, he did an EXCELLENT job of keeping our guests on the dance floor and having a good time! What was most impressive is that he selected music that kept guests of all ages moving! Along with the wonderful music selections, Nate did an amazing job of keeping the evening well-paced without feeling rushed. Overall, we would absolutely recommend Nate Goodrich to anyone who is planning a wedding! Thanks to Nate, we had an absolutely unforgettable wedding day!” Zach & Rose 2/29/20 Marriott Hotel Cranberry Electric Violin & DJ Nate
SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 13 - RESCHEDULED FROM SUNDAY MARCH 29 AND JUNE 14
Look for us at the Pittsburgh Bridal Showcase at the David Lawrence Convention Center from 12-4:30 PM.