Steve has been teaching guitar and bass for over five years now, and has over fifty private students ranging in age from five to seventy. Steve specializes in teaching rock, jazz, classical, and fingerstyle 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. 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."
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
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.