Brew School of Music
- Brew School of Music founder Steve Brew has been providing quality music lessons to students of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities for over a decade. From college students to kindergarteners, from competition winners to first-timers, from Indiana, to New York, to Massachusetts, Steve has helped countless students reach their musical goals.
- Steve believes that all people can be musicians, so long as they are committed to regular practice and careful study. He will meet students where they are, and bring them along at their own pace. Often times, Steve creates unique materials specifically catered towards the needs of the student.
- Most importantly, Steve will go above and beyond to make learning fun! Ultimately, music is something that should give us joy, not stress. Students will never feel belittled, demeaned, or ridiculed; instead we will create a positive and supportive learning environment!
- Steve holds a Doctorate in Guitar Performance from Indiana University, a Masters in Guitar Performance from Syracuse University, and a Bachelors in Guitar Performance from SUNY Fredonia. His past performances include a tour of Spain with the Fredonia Guitar Quartet, a third-place finish at the Philadelphia Classical Guitar Society's National Competition, and a featured performance at the Roland Dyens International Arranging Festival.
"Steve is a thoughtful, self-motivated, reliable, patient, and kind individual who connected well with the participating students and their families...The Say Yes Zaira Meneses Classical Guitar Program could not have succeeded during its years of operation without Steve's commitment to the program and its students."
“I was lucky enough to have found Steve a few years ago and had the honor of studying classical guitar under him for 3 years. Starting from a complete beginner level and not knowing the first thing about reading music...notes, chords, you name it.. Steve patiently taught me the highest level of classical guitar teaching one could ever ask for. We met once per week, consistently for 3 years. Long story short, Steve in my experience, is truly a brilliant, talented musician and teacher that is super patient coupled with amazing teaching skills.”
“Steve is a masterful teacher who regularly brings patience, joy, and even a good dose of humor to the musical learning space. I participated in a collegiate ensemble led by Steve for a few years and it was honestly one of my favorite memories from my undergraduate experience. He leads with precision and perfect form, but is also a huge cheerleader and supporter for his students, with loads of sensitivity and kindness as well. You will learn so much in a short amount of time and have a really great support system while you do - so don't hesitate to sign up for lessons with Steve. He’s simply the best at what he does!”
“I have been taking virtual lessons from Steve for over a year now and I could not be happier with the experience. Steve's understanding of the guitar and music in general is unparalleled and there hasn't been a question I have thrown at him he hasn't been able to answer. That being said, not everyone learns the same way and Steve has a number of different and creative ways to deliver that information until it sticks. I have learned more and have experienced more growth as a guitar player in a short period of time and I can directly relate that to the quality of instruction I have received from Steve. Great instructor and an even better person!”