Steve is a professional drummer born and raised in Southern California. One of the founders of Stillwater, our core philosophy was developed around Steve’s unique, hands-on teaching style that centers on playing music first rather than emphasizing music reading and theory up front.
Steve has played in and directed professional bands in the Four Corners since arriving to Durango in 1997. His formal teaching career began in 2001 when he took over a steel drum band program for a local 9R middle/high school music program. He brings to Stillwater his extensive experience in recording, arranging, composing, and performing. He earned a BA in General Music from Fort Lewis College.