Born and raised in Germany, Steffen studied classical guitar and trumpet at the Richard Strauss Conservatorium in Munich, achieving the State Guitar Teachers’ Degree. He then moved to Los Angeles to study jazz at the renowned Guitar Institute of Technology.
Playing everything from classical concerts to studio sessions to band gigs and tours in Europe, Steffen moved to New Zealand in 1993 where he quickly established himself as a professional musician and teacher.
Playing regularly at corporate functions, ministerial engagements, weddings, arts events, etc., Steffen is also a highly experienced teacher, inspiring hundreds of students over the last 20 years through his teaching at secondary schools in the Wellington region.
In 2009, he completed a New Zealand-based music qualification with the Bachelor of Applied Arts (Music) at Whitireia Polytech.
Originally from Dunedin, I studied music at Whitirea Polytechnic in Porirua before heading to Teachers College at Victoria University. I have a deep passion for all kinds of music and instruments, and have spent the last few years teaching on a range of instruments. I’ve been playing in original bands since I was in high school and am currently playing in 6 bands around wellington. I teach guitar and bass and have an eclectic taste in instruments such as 6 – 10 string basses, 7 – 8 string guitars, and fretless instruments. I am also an avid classical guitar enthusiast.
I can teach the following on either bass or guitar:
- and Classical guitar