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Steve Coyne

Degrees & Studies

B.M. from Berklee College of Music and an M.S. in Music Education from Western Connecticut State University.



Music Conservatory of Westchester

Faculty since 2022

Performances & Distinctions

Steve has performed and recorded with Billboard Charting Smooth Jazz artists Ragan Whiteside and Dennis Johnson, 3 Time Grammy Winner Tom Swift, Steve Buslowe (Meatloaf, Celine Dion), 2x Platinum selling vocalist Michael Vescera (Yngwie Malmsteen, Loudness, D-Metal Stars, Animaze), Mike Lapond (Symphony X) and band members of the groups Dokken, House of Lords and Autograph. Steve released an instrumental rock album on Shredguy records and is a songwriter for the band Eynomia on Pure Steel Records. Steve has studied guitar with Tony MacAlpine, Jon Finn, Al Joseph and Luca Mantovanelli.
Steve is endorsed by and has done clinics for GHS/Rocktron.
Steve holds a New York teacher certification and has been a music teacher for the city of Mt. Vernon, New York for 22 years.

Teaching Philosophy

“ I am a very technique oriented player in the way that a lot of my ideas involve logistics on the guitar and the technical limitations and advantages of the guitar. When I started compiling a series of progressive exercises for the guitar, I realized that rather than lead students through each technique (alternate picking, sweep picking, hybrid picking and tapping) individually, I began to design exercises that could be adapted to each technique within the same chapter or practice session. This helps my students to build all techniques simultaneously. I found that this helps to inspire students to a greater level as they amalgamate and synthesize techniques to create something that is new and unique to them.”