Stephen maintains a busy teaching schedule in classical, fingerstyle and popular styles of guitar playing. Lessons are offered to students of all ages and levels.

After obtaining his Bachelor of Music in Music Education Degree (University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon SK), he taught in the public school system, the Mount Royal University Conservatory (Calgary AB) and now at his private home studio in the West Island of Montréal.

His past performance experience includes solo guitar music, a concerto with string orchestra, various chamber music settings with flutists and soprano vocalists, and guitar duo and quartet performances in university faculty concert series. Stephen has also performed lead and rhythm guitar on electric and acoustic guitar, backing singer-songwriters and live bands. He embraces diversity strongly because of the 'wealth of culture and knowledge to be learned and enjoyed by engulfing oneself in a multitude of beautiful music'. Recent performances were for private functions at Chateau Lake Louise, various performance locations in Banff and Calgary AB, L'Auberge des Gallants, Château Montebello QC, Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal, Forest and Stream Club (Dorval QC), Mont Tremblant, Parisian Laundry, l'Hôtel Lac Carling, Hyatt Regency Montréal, Botanical Gardens (Montreal), l'Orée du Bois (Sainte-Adèle QC), Villa Armando, Ritz Carlton, Haut Bois Normand, Hyatt Regency, and other venues.

Stephen enjoys playing guitar standards by Bach, Albéniz, Barrios, and Latin American composers, while experimenting with new warm-up and technique-efficiency ideas which he regularly shares with his eager students during their lessons. He also delves a bit into the acoustic fingerstyle side of things, which leads to arranging, transcribing and experimenting as the steel strings inspire a different world.



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