Steve is an experienced drummer well versed in rock, blues, country, jazz, latin and funk.

He teaches students of all ages, from beginning through intermediate/advanced levels at his newly opened acoustically tuned and soundproof studio in Napa.

Two great sounding Pro Drum sets are used for lessons that are inspiring to play. Steve thoughtfully tailors his teaching to the needs and aspirations of of each student. Taking the time to talk about their preferred musical styles and what drumming goals they may have in mind.

For those approaching the drums for the very first times, Steve has had great success in quickly developing the basic skills and coordination to play the drum set. He has an extensive library of books and DVDs covering technique, coordination, and various styles to draw from. Through the use of a variety of play-along CDs the students are able to feel the excitement of playing with a band and learn new styles or improve on the ones you already like!

Steve thoroughly enjoys passing on thirty plus years of live performing experience to his budding students. So whether a drummer wants to play drums as a hobby or concentrate on specific styles and advanced techniques, Steve will enthusiastically guide them along to achieve their personal goals while having a lot of fun in the process!!! The 851 Music Studio in Benicia and Consumer Music in Vallejo also feature Steve as their drum instructor.

Photos from Steve's Napa Studio.


Photo by Erika Angelheart


Photo by Erika Angelheart


Photo by Erika Angelheart


Photo by Erika Angelheart


Photo by Erika Angelheart


Photo by Erika Angelheart


Photo by Erika Angelheart


Photos from Steve's lesson room at Consumer Music in Vallejo


Photo by S.N.Jacobson


Photo by S.N.Jacobson