Lessons / Workshops/School Programs


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

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


Concert-style – a 30-60 minute program playing a wide variety of music from Mozart to led Zeppelin. Good for audience 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.

Steven taught and conducted workshops or attended:

Strings Without Boundaries/Pittsburgh Jazz and Fiddling Camp at Duquesne University,
ASTA (American String Teachers Associatio)n conventions in Albequerque 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 2 times
Norwin, Hampton, Deer Lakes, Northgate, West Mifflin, and Blackhawk Schools Districts.
Certified String Educator for Yamaha Corporation of America
Certified Teacher of the Mark O’Connor American Music Strings Teaching Method
Christian Howes Creative Strings Camp