Is an Inspirational/New Age artist focusing on the style of the Traditional Native American Flute
Steven began his playing of the Native American flute in 1999. He received his first Flute recording as a gift from his mom and dad. It was the “Emergence” recording from R. Carlos Nakai. His sound inspired Steven to play the Native American Flute. In 2008, Steven released his debut album “Prairie Paths”. (which included his teacher, Mike Becker)
It was then revised and re-released in 2013. His other releases include: " Autumn Spirit", "Honoring the Code" A Tribute to Chester Nez, "Campfire Song" & his newly released single: "Heartbeat" Steven really enjoys improvising on the Native American Flute and composing his own songs. Mike Becker has also taught him some of the Old Traditional songs, as well. Steven has had a high interest in the Native American People since Grammar School. He’s attended various Native American Pow Wow’s in the Chicagoland area and in Northern Wisconsin.
Steven is also very supportive of the Native American Cause. He is a member of The Partnership with Native Americans Organization. “The Partnership with Native Americans is a nonprofit organization committed to helping bring about a brighter future for Native Americans living on remote, isolated and impoverished reservations.”
PWNA provides material aid, educational support and community-based services. As a member, Steven provides a monthly donation to PWNA’s Northern Plains Reservation Aid (NPRA) Circle of Friends program. Steven’s donation is used to provide food where it is needed most.
If you would like to know more about PWNA and their work, checkout their website at: http://www.nativepartnership.org or www.nativepartnership.org/npra Aside from his flute playing, Steven is also a Horticulturist. He received his Associate’s degree in Applied Science (AAS) under Ornamental Horticulture/Landscape design & Maintenance in 2004. He is currently working for a Nursery/Garden Center & Landscaping company.