Stephen M.

Teacher
Stephen M.
Plays/Teaches

Experience:

Stephen has been teaching guitar, music theory, and music production for the past 5 years, with a passion for teaching and inspiring students to reach their individual goals. He believes learning an instrument should be a fun and rewarding experience.

Education:

Bachelors Degree from Berklee College of Music in Professional Music.

Located:

Manhattan, NY

As a full-time touring and session musician for over 10 years, Stephen M. has worked with some of the industry’s most influential artists, including Quincy Jones, The Marcus King Band, Nikki Yanofsky, Taylor Danes, Ethan Farmer and more. Through his global work as a guitarist and musical director, he has performed at many prestigious venues and music festivals, such as Radio City Music Hall, Tokyo Blue Note, Massey Hall, Gibson Amphitheater, Montreal Jazz Fest, and North Sea Jazz Fest. Stephen started playing guitar at 12 years old, committing his free time to learning as many styles of music as possible, developing a passion for pop, blues, jazz, and rock. By the age of 18, he had received a scholarship to attend the distinguished Berklee College of Music in Boston. While at Berklee, he studied an extensive curriculum of modern, jazz, and traditional music theory, guitar technique, and music production. A day after graduating Berklee, he was offered the opportunity to play guitar on critically acclaimed jazz singer Nikki Yanofsky’s album, “Little Secret,” produced by the legendary Quincy Jones. Stephen continues to musically tour the world and perform on dozens of records for various artists. Stephen is also a co-owner of The Farm Studio in West Chester, PA, an all-inclusive, state-of-the-art recording studio. Currently residing in Brooklyn, NY, Stephen is working on his debut EP for his solo project coming this fall.