Steve is an adjunct Guitar Professor at Muskingum University and owner of Eurydice Studios. Steve specializes in teaching rock, jazz, classical, and fingerstyle guitar as well as bass guitar. He is also knowledgeable in other musical subjects such as theory and songwriting/composition.
Steve's guitar journey began when he received a cheap electric guitar for his 13th birthday. In high school, his band director taught him classical guitar, in exchange for him playing the French horn in the school's concert band.
He earned his Bachelor of Music from Muskingum University and will be attending Cleveland State University for his Masters degree this fall. There he studied classical guitar and actively performed with various jazz and rock ensembles.
Currently, Steve performs around Northeast Ohio as a solo artist and as part of many community and professional groups including local bands, pit orchestras, dinner theaters. In 2019, he was a featured artist in the Southeastern Ohio Symphony Orchestra's "Concerts at the Museum" series playing a selection of baroque pieces on classical guitar. He also performs with his rock band "Grimestone" and in the acoustic duo "Downtown, Overhead." He also performs at the Congregational UCC every Sunday Morning as part of their service.
As an active community member, Steve has worked with EN-RICH-MENT of Stark County, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing music education and performance opportunities to underprivileged youths in the Stark County area, and has given public presentations on topics relating to the guitar.
Your Instructor: Steve Miller
We charge $100 for four half-hour lessons each month. We also have a discounted price of $160 a month for full-hour lessons.
While we would love to teach for free, our rates allow us to afford to teach music full time. This commitment allows us to do more for our clients than other private music programs such as recitals and ensemble classes.
We believe in remaining flexible for our clients and will always make an effort to make up any missed time. In addition, the rate you sign on with remains the same, regardless if prices change within the studio!
We have two physical studio locations in Canton, OH and New Concord, OH.
The Canton location is 1530 Easton St. NE Canton, OH 44721, at the Congregational UCC. We are not a religious affiliated company.
The second spot Steve's office in Walter Hall on Muskingum University Campus. This location has limited availability!
Not close to either location? No problem! We can also provide lessons via Skype or Zoom! We do not provide "house calls" barring very extenuating circumstances.
Why "Eurydice Studios?"
When our founder, Steve, began teaching guitar, he wanted to avoid any associations to a certain rock group from the 1970s.
He decided to name his studio after the Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice. In this myth, the hero Orpheus plunges himself into the heart of Hades to save his beloved Eurydice, who had recently died from the bite of a hidden serpent. Armed with only a lyre, Orpheus is able to battle the demons of the Underworld by enchanting them with the power of song. Eventually, Orpheus is given the chance to bring Eurydice back up to the surface world.
Although the myth does not end well for Orpheus and Eurydice, the story still encapsulates what Steve believes to be the ultimate purpose for music: to uplift others and spread happiness and beauty.
We also prefer to refer to our business as a studio to reflect the vernacular used in college music programs.