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.

“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

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.


This Week:


Steve will play Solo Acoustic Violin for a "Secret" Wedding Ceremony at a home in Somerset for the Bride's Grandmother.  


Steve will play Solo Acoustic Violin for a mini-Ceremony at Armstrong Farms in Saxonburg.

PopRock Electric Violinist Joyce will be at the Bella Sera in Canonsburg to play a Ceremony.


PopRock Electric Violinist Joyce will be at the White Barn in Prospect to play a Ceremony.

Public Shows

FACEBOOK LIVE GIGS. We've had a wonderful turnout for these so we plan to keep doing at least one every week. The next one will be this weekend. Maybe on Independence Day. Update soon.  Electric Violin live from my back deck - if it's 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 (12) we've done so far.  Many of them are now posted on our YouTube Channel.  


PopRock Cello plays  "Best Day Of My Life" by the American Authors                                                     

PopRock Violinist Charles playing Justin Bieber's "Love Yourself" 

Steve plays Electric Violin on the new Duo Lipa song "Don't Start Now"

Enjoy !


"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

Wedding Shows



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