Crescendo Music Loft welcomes Steve Shelton to the faculty!

Steve teaches guitar lessons on Saturday mornings from 10:00 am – 2:30 pm to ages nine and up and all skill levels. Contact him today at 203-996-6547 or steve@crescendomusicloft.com to schedule a lesson today! ($45/45-minute lesson)

From Steve:

I am delighted to be a new teacher at the Crescendo Music Loft.  I have known Director Sandy Connolly for many years, and it is her inspired vision of creating and playing music that led me here.

I have played the guitar since I was seventeen years old…don’t ask how long ago that was!  I have a lifelong passion for the guitar, spending almost my entire life studying and performing all types of musical styles.

My teaching style is to treat every student as an individual, and tailor a learning path that is comfortable for you, and one that gets you playing as soon as you can.

I look forward to meeting you and helping you achieve your personal goals.

Teaching

Lead Instructor: CHILDBLOOM OF SOUTHERN CONNECTICUT – Guilford CT
Director 1999 -2002 – Accredited instructor of classical guitar for ages 5 through 14. Group and individual lessons, community recitals

Learning

Jody Fisher – Los Angeles College of Music -Online – Advanced Jazz Studies –
Tony Lombardozzi – Guitar Dept. Wesleyan University
Andrew Leonard – Guitar Dept. Yale University
Neighborhood Music School – Dir. Mike Asetta/Jesse Hameen – Jazz Ensembles

Playing

The Reactions – Rock cover Band 1999 – 2009
The Muddy Rudders – Rock cover band 2009 – current
The Racket Downstairs – original rock/pop 2014- current
Shoreline Jazz Big Band – Dir. Jim Antonucci
Tuxedo Junction Big Band – Dir. Pat Todd

The rest of the story

BRANFORD HILLS HEALTH CARE CENTER – Branford CT
Administrator / Director of Operations 1989 – present

GUILFORD YOUTH MENTORING – Guilford CT
Mentor and academic coach serving students of Guilford Public Schools
Vice President 2016 – present
Secretary 2012 – 2016

GUILFORD YOUTH LACROSSE – Guilford CT
Directed all fundraising for lacrosse activities town of Guilford
Board of Directors 2005 – 2007; Chair – Fundraising

EAST SHORE ADULT DAY CARE CENTER Branford CT
Board of Directors 1992 – 2002; Chair – Personnel Comm. 1992- 2002

VNA SERVICES, INC. – Hamden CT
Board of Directors, Finance Comm. 2001 -2003