I grew up in a family of teachers and one of the most important things I learned was that every student is different and therefore my teaching methods need to adapt to what is best for them, as opposed to expecting the student to fit a mold I have set for them.
I am a professional performing musician, music educator and music producer. I have been performing on my instrument for over 12 years. In 2015 I graduated from the New England Conservatory of Music with my Masters degree in jazz guitar performance. In 2016 I was selected as one of 10 guitarists from around the world to participate in the Montreux (Switzerland) Jazz Guitar Competition.
In-studio lessons :
30min : 30$
1h : 50$
In-home (at your home) :
30min : 45$
1h : 80$
Steven Bilodeau is a guitarist, composer, bandleader, producer and music educator currently based in Brooklyn, New York.
Professor of guitar, The Fessenden School, Newton, MA 2015-2018
Guitar Instructor, HUB guitar, Boston, MA June 2015-August 2015
Guitar Instructor, PAGE Music, Boston, MA June 2015-August 2015
Guitar Instructor, Children’s Music Center of Jamaica Plain June 2014-June 2015
Guitar Instructor, Discover Music and Art, Dedham, MA June 2014-June 2015
Guitar Teacher, self-employed, various locations via Skype 2013-(present)
Guitar Teacher, self-employed, Ottawa, Ontario and Montreal, Quebec 2007-2013
Guitar Instructor, Kanata Music Academy, Ottawa, Ontario 2005-2006
New England Conservatory of Music, Boston, MA, USA.
Masters degree in jazz guitar performance.
McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada.
Bachelor’s degree in jazz guitar performance. Was awarded ”outstanding achievement in jazz guitar” upon graduation.
Was selected as one of 10 finalists from around the globe to participate in the Montreux (Switzerland) Jazz Festival’s Jazz Guitar Competition. 2016
Received a full scholarship to attend the world-renowned Banff Jazz and Creative Music program. 2015
Received a grant from the Canada Council for the Arts to aid in funding my Masters degree 2014
Was selected as one of 25 young musicians worldwide to attend the Betty Carter Jazz Ahead program at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, on full scholarship. 2014
Was awarded outstanding achievement in Jazz guitar upon graduation from McGill University 2011
Placed 2nd in the Finals of the Montreal guitar grand prix 2010
Recipient of the Rogers scholarship at the Ottawa International Jazz Festival 2010
Was selected as one of 20 young musicians across Canada to participate in the Ottawa International jazz festival’s “National Youth Summit Band” 2010
Steve is talented, hardworking, and passionate about what he does. With decades of experience, Steve teaches you the fundamentals of guitar in a fun yet detailed manner. He also teaches you songs you’ve been trying to learn. This helps as motivation for showing progress and it helped me understand how much I learned from him. Thanks Steve!
Steve Bilodeau was an awesome instructor. We did weekly or bi-weekly lessons for about a year and covered the basics of jazz guitar scales, chords, and theory. Professional dude, great guitar player and an expert at his craft.
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