Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Meet Steven A, Bigelow, Our Newest Teacher

In our mission to provide quality music programs for school aged children, RI Kids Create Music School is offering guitar lessons with Steven A. Bigelow, who has a very impressive background.  Here is an example of a man who had a passion for playing the guitar at a very early age and pursued his dream to play in a band.  

He was already playing guitar in the community in his home town of Groton, Connecticut, at high school dances, and the Navy Base at the tender age of thirteen, with his mother as a chaperon.  When he turned eighteen, he had an opportunity to play Country and Rockabilly with Sleepy La Beef.  His music career began early, leading him to opportunities to play with an impressive list of recording artist such as:  Greg Allman, Marcia Ball, Johnny Copeland, Willie Dixon, Foghat, Sleepy LaBeef, Dr, John, Keith Richards, Mick Taylor, Carol King, James Montgomery, Blood, Sweat and Tears, to name a few.  While playing with Young Neal and the Vipers in 1988, he met Ahmet 
Ertegun, the founder of Atlantic Records and was able to sign a recording contract with him in 1989.

Steve has had experience playing Rock, Roots, Blues, Swing, Country, and Cajun/Zydeco music.  He has had experience in working with children at private schools and plays in the worship service at his church.  He is currently playing with various bands in Providence and Boston with Boogaloo Swamis and the Hubcaps.

With his extensive experience as an upright bass, electric bass guitar and fretless player and singer, Steve is an asset to our school and would have many stories to share with the students about his work. Steve will be teaching improvisation and composition at the Busy Beaver Piano Camp in Portsmouth, RI this summer.


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