Sean Steeves has been playing and teaching piano and trumpet for 15 years throughout Vancouver, BC, Canada. He is classical trained but plays rock, jazz, blues/gospel and pop. He has played in many weddings, small ensembles, rock/pop bands, big bands, dixieland emsembles and orchestras and accompanied various artists throughout his piano and trumpet performing career.
In 2005, Sean received a Bachelor of Arts in Music in trumpet performance from Trinity Western University (TWU) in Langley, BC, Canada. Since then he has played prinicipal trumpet in the TWU Orchestra, on-call trumpet player for the Vancouver Philharmonic Orchestra, Bruce James Orchestra and resident play for 7 years for the Moonliters Big Band. He also has played for various dixieland jazz groups such as the Jenn Hodge All Stars, First Avenue Hot Six and various other groups in Vancouver area. In 2012, he received a music teaching degree from University of British Columbia and I am currently a band and elementary music classroom teacher.
Sean aims to help students to learn their instrument well and feel good about it every lesson. He has prepared students for university auditions, Royal Conservatory exams and recitals. He has also taught beginning band students how to become better at their instrument so they can be successful in school band. Overall, he has high but reasonable expectations for his students. He always finds something that his students can relate to (music, stories, etc.) to help them learn and advance on their instrument so they can have a fun and positive lesson time.