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Steven has been both a musician and teacher for more than 35 years. He was a member of the Grenadier Guards Band for over three years before leaving to start his career as a music teacher. In his diverse professional life he has been involved with the National Symphony Orchestra, London Festival Ballet and the British Philharmonic Concert Orchestra along with a huge variety of well known orchestras and ensembles. Steven is very proud of the time he spent as principle percussionist with the well known local Grimethorpe Colliery Band who shot to fame in the film ‘Brassed Off’.
In his time as a peripatetic and freelance percussion teacher he has worked with music services in Rotherham, Sheffield, Nottinghamshire & Leicestershire as well as the Rotherham College of Arts and Technology and the University of Sheffield. He has also been active in coaching with many organisations as far ranging as the National Youth Brass Band of Switzerland to the City of Sheffield Youth Orchestra.
He has performed with the Phillip Jones Brass Ensemble, James Sheppard Versatile Brass and numerous other brass bands including Brighouse & Rastick and Black Dyke Mills. In the world of commercial music, Steven has had the privilege of working with performers including Gene Pitney, Matt Monroe, Neil Sedaka, Andrea Bocelli and the Moody Blues.
Steven has accumulated over 30,000 hours of teaching experience in both the state and private sectors and has a wealth of experience in providing specialist coaching for examinations at all levels.