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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.Read Bio
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My name is Alec and I’m eager to be your new music instructor! I'm a gentle, soft-spoken, and patient individual who enjoys showing young people and the young at heart the arts. I believe that music has the inherent soothing and therapeutic power that can be enjoyed by anyone! My passion for music began with cello, Violin, and classical music, which I was trained in for 10 years during primary school. In my adolescence, I picked up the guitar and performed live at local venues in my hometown. I continue to practice my Violin, Cello, and Guitar today. I have over a decade of experience working with children, but I am eager to teach anyone willing to learn. I also have worked with those experiencing challenges with learning, such as ADHD and ASD. It is my belief that people learn best under the patient, encouraging instruction where they are able to engage their creative facilities. This looks like providing an initial set of conceptual tools, helping you develop your musical goals, or maybe just teaching you how to play your favorite song. I heavily value improvisational skills as I believe it is the quickest and simplest way to learn about the structure of musical theory and how to play with others. I hope we can play together!Read Bio
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