Tom & Hazel G — parents — Braintree, MA
I could tell from the first meeting with Steve, as he sat round our dining table, that my 15 year old son was about to start the journey he had always wanted to take – to be a professional musician. Two years later, late one night in March, the first person my son excitedly texted news of his acceptance to Berklee College of Music, was Steve.
Steve works with families not just the student. He speaks the language of young musicians, but is able to translate that into informed opinion, practical advice and real insight for non-musical parents. To the music student, he is a genuine coach, able to encourage as well as closely question and recommend (but never tell) in a way that commands respect. Steve came to performances, opened eyes, found the right tutors, reviewed applications, conducted mock interviews, calmed nerves and suggested great opportunities.