Steven, as his friends call him, is a vocalist, violinist, and songwriter hailing from Los Angeles, CA. From a young age, he developed an interest in the musical arts, starting with piano and voice. He took up the guitar in middle school and continued to expand his instrumental repertoire with cello and darbouka. At 17, he later picked up the violin after watching Celtic Woman perform songs from their album ‘A New Journey’. That experience alone encouraged him to learn musical styles including Chalga, Turkish, Arabic, Latin and Neo-Soul. His list of influences includes Mairead Nesbitt, Toni Braxton, Robert Glasper, Matthew Mayfield, Jay Nash, and David Ramirez. In 2012, Steven embarked on his songwriting journey by participating in local open mic nights in Long Beach, Newport, Seal Beach, and Ventura County. It was during those open mic nights that he decided to pursue full-time musician. As of this year, he is recording his first R&B project, set to be released in Fall 2019 while his debut single will be released in late 2018. As an instructor and violinist, he understands that playing such a fickle instrument can be challenging, so he encourages all his students to have patience and get to know their instrument first. During his spare time, he surfs, writes music, and reads articles on Men’s Fashion. He is currently pursuing an A.A. degree in Music Production and Songwriting at Orange Coast College.

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