As an educator, Steve developed Practisin2Play.com with internationally renowned guitarist/composer/educator Mike Walker
Steve teaches applied theory, professional musicianship and improvisation to all instrumentalists. Alongside private tuition, Steve has designed and taught degree courses for individuals, groups and ensembles at Southampton Solent University and BIMM Bristol and is a UHI associate tutor. He is also resident guitar tutor on the LMFL International Jazz Summer School and a tutor for Bristol Pre-Conservatoire and South West Music Schools.
Steve teaches intermediate to advanced students. Emphasis is placed on self-expression through solid foundations of rhythm and harmony (including triads, arpeggios, chords, etc.) from which phrasing and narrative can develop. Focus on musical elements such as aural awareness, listening, feel, dynamics and tone are also explored. Each student is encouraged to practice with effective and enjoyable methods that build confidence and independence.