Steve is an amazing teacher. He is patient and really cares that you understand not only the basics of cello but also musical appreciation. I have been going for 8 months now and I love every session. I always leave with a spring in my step and looking forward to going home to practice what we just learned. I will say this… he can be tough if he needs to be but it is for your own good because he wants to correct things before they become a habit and are harder to break. On the other side of that he is always complimentary when we have a good session or duet. Many times after leaving I receive a text that says “good show!” I always wanted to play the cello and I am so grateful that I looked Steve up on yelp! If you are even contemplating taking lessons – just go for it! You will love it!