Steve graduated from Messiah College, Pennsylvania, in 1981 with a Bachelors of Science degree in Music Education and a concentration in Piano. He continued his education at Ohio University where, in 1983, he received a Masters of Music degree in Composition and also completed course work in Music Theory. He began teaching piano at the Malverne School of Music in 1985 and became the Director in 1989. In addition to holding several Church Music Director positions over the last 25 years he accompanies and performs throughout the NY Metro area. In 2013 he completed a Doctorate from the Robert E. Webber Institute for Worship Studies in Jacksonville, FL.