Recording a record

SECSDEVIL recorded its first record!  Recording a record is tons of fun.  Here is my bandmate Sarah and I, aka “Fire and Ice!”


The recording session is done and now it’s in post-production.  Meanwhile, most if not all of our band is on vacation.

Can’t wait to get back into rehearsal and hopefully book an East Bay show for our loyal fans!

In addition, I’m looking for 1-2 more guitar students for private lessons.

Happy Mid-Summer!

Been a Minute

I’ve been too busy actually playing music to write about it!  That’s freaking awesome.

My new band, SECSDEVIL, had our debut show last month.  It was an incredible event and our friends and family came out.

Follow us on facebook and check it all out!

This is a song I wrote about taking a Separate Lyft.  You know we’ve all been there.

Aside from band shenanigans, I’m still working on my music empire.  Teaching, with more to come.

Summer Slump

Hello all,

It’s the middle of summer and I am trying to keep my momentum going with music. Vacations, etc is preventing me from playing as much as I want with my students and friends.  But when all else fails, I still have the Power of Stevie.

I’m trying to make my lessons more cohesive and weave into each other more.

Time to clip the nails, get new strings, and sign up for some Open Mikes!


In other news, I have been listening to Grimes on repeat.

Check Her Out!


Intro to Strumming

Man, guitar just keeps giving back to me the more I put into it. A couple weeks ago my student asked me about strumming and I realized that I haven’t really ever thought that much about it!

She motivated me to really learn how to articulate some basic patterns and I must say we’ve spent several lessons talking about strumming basics. Here’s the video to get the ball rollin’ 🙂