How Long have you worked at DEROSA?
I worked for DEROSA when it was previously known as Playsomething from 2008-2012. I began working for DEROSA again as of Easter 2015.
Please give a brief summary of your musical background and experience.
11 years as a professional session guitarist & corporate entertainer. I am also a published songwriter and have released my own material on iTunes. Some of my session jobs included working on TOTP with Peter Andre, Lionel Richie. Also played with ex Savage Garden frontman Darren Hayes from 2007 – 2012 gigs included The Royal Albert Hall, Wembley Arena and venues across America and Australia. I have songs on Home & Away and CBBC – you can find out more on www.steveyounguk.com
Please Describe what you do at DEROSA
I will teaching the band groups. Very much in the style of the well known movie School Of Rock I will be taking a group of musicians and teaching them how to listen to a song, break it into parts, learn the fundamental attributes of each song with an end goal of performing them in front of a live audience. There will some theory along the way if required but these lessons are very much performance based and all about fun. NB No Exams or Grades but pupils will need a basic playing ability to join my classes.
How do you inspire your students to become musicians?
For me music is all about the live experience. The energy and the emotion. I inspire by listening to what ‘they’ are listening to and what type of music makes them tick and then trying to reapply that back into the lesson so they feel like they are following in the footsteps of their idols. If any of the pupils write songs I will encourage the group to learn these and progress as an original performance.
Why do you think students should choose to come to DEROSA?
With the recent employ of some seriously experienced musicians coming to DEROSA means you will be taught by a road weary professional and not just academic musicians.
DEROSA, based in Bishop’s Stortford, is a leading institute in contemporary music. At DEROSA we offer lessons in drums, piano, guitar, bass, vocals, ukulele, band and now saxophone, clarinet and flute. We also offer services to Primary education.