Steve Seidenman, Instructor

Instructor: Guitar Lessons, Classical Guitar Lessons, Beginner Piano Lessons

Biography:

Steven studied classical guitar with concert guitarists Jan Filip, Larry Snitzler and Myrna Sislen. He has performed in master classes with guitarists Frederick Hand, Michael Cedric-Smith, and Roland Dyens. He also had the privilege of performing in a series of master classes in music interpretation given by the eminent Italian composer, Guido Santorsola, during the maestro’s visit to Washington in 1988. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from The University of Maryland, and studied harmony with composer Robert Parris at The George Washington University.

In addition to performing at weddings, receptions, corporate events, community centers, libraries, fundraiser and other charitable events, Steven has given concert recitals at various local venues, including the Martin Luther King Memorial Library, Church of the Epiphany, the Washington Guitar Society, Montgomery College Guest Artist Series, Rockville Civic Center, The Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington, University of Baltimore’s Wright Hall, and Lisner Auditorium. He performed as a winner of the Montpelier Recital Competition. He was also invited to perform at the 8th annual Zihuatanejo International Guitar Festival (Zihuafest) held in Southern Mexico, representing the classical guitar among the diverse styles of guitar music presented at the festival.

Steven has performed twice for Maryland Cable TV. He has released two CDs of solo guitar music. He has also made several guitar transcriptions of music by Bach, Mendelssohn, Chopin, and other composers. In addition to classical music, his repertoire also includes tasteful arrangements of vintage American standards.

He has taught guitar for over 15 years, having taught at Dale Music Company, Montgomery College, and out of his home music studio. Steven values the opportunity to help students of all ages reach their musical goals. He emphasizes good technique, music reading and interpretation, and basic music theory, all in a way that’s both interesting and fun.

Steve speaks Spanish and Italian.     Yo Hablo Español,  Io Parlo Italiano

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