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Mr. Sternberg attended Berklee College of Music in Boston and has a Masters in Elementary Education from the University of Florida.  Steve has been a professional musician since 1975 playing piano, keyboards, harmonica, saxophone, flute and percussion in various bands and as a solo artist at clubs, festivals and house concerts throughout the United States. In 1982 he began teaching private music lessons  in Gainesville, Florida.  After graduating from U.F. Mr. Sternberg taught elementary and middle school classroom and elementary music in Alachua, Putnam and Bradford Counties.  From 1990-2008 he presented artist-in-the-schools programs in 14 north Florida counties.  He then relocated to Tallahassee and has been teaching here since 2000.  That same year he was an Artist-in-Residence at Chipola Community College in Marianna, FL.  In 2001 Mr. Sternberg was an Artist-in-Residence sponsored by the Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra for 10 Leon County schools.  Steve won the award for Best New Florida Song sponsored by the Will McLean Foundation in 2002 with his "Apalachicola Blues."  At the annual Florida Folk Festival in White Springs Steve was a performer for 7 years and presented workshops on jazz history and ragtime and blues piano.  In 2010 and 2011 at the Museum of Florida History Mr. Sternberg performed live music  accompanying the 1928 silent film "The Flying Ace" from Norman Studios out of Jacksonville.  Mr. Sternberg engineers a home recording studio and has produced and distributed three commercial albums and recorded four other cassette tape albums and cds including cds for advanced students.  For the past two decades Steve has been performing throughout Florida, Georgia and Alabama in retirement homes and nursing centers.  The pandemic put a halt to those gigs for 8 months in 2020 but now all those facilities are back open across the state and Sternberg is back to performing regularly locally and statewide.  Through all this time the music lessons never stopped!

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