Steve grew up listening to his father, a skilled big band clarinetist, who performed alongside the likes of Patty Page and Anita Bryant. This soon sparked Steve’s passion for music.
His early music training found him studying the piano and cornet, performing in symphonic bands and other school ensembles. But in his early teens, he found his true love – the guitar. This love was set more ablaze by Steve’s attendance at a plethora of concerts of many different music artists.
Steve began learning to play the guitar by taking lessons from an instructor using the Mel Bay Guitar method training series. Throughout Junior High and High School, Steve played in a variety of garage bands which acted as the ignition for his musical career. Once graduating from high school and completing service in the U.S. military after that, Steve performed in the local professional band scene, playing in various locations in Florida. During this time he also became interested in the classical genre and studied under a professional classical guitar instructor.
Steve’s musicianship abilities also matured through his service on a few church worship teams and also as a worship leader at a church he attended while living in Michigan.