Steve’s parents recognized his gift for music when he was only three years
old. They felt confident that he should follow a musical path in his formative
years, so they sought out the best piano teacher locally, in Dayton, Ohio. He
studied everything from classical to baroque to contemporary styles under the
watchful eye of Audley Wasson. His years of study continued through out high
school, when at the end, Steve performed a senior recital.
It was during his younger years that Steve met his future brother-in-law, who
introduced him to the music of Chicago, Weather Report, Herbie Hancock and