Guitar | Bass | Ukulele | MandolinSteve Brainard
Steve started out by playing bass in a band with some of his high school buddies. Soon after, he started playing bass for his high school jazz band and began studying guitar. He continued feeding his love of music and passion for playing during his college years by studying music including deep-dives in music theory, ear training, guitar, bass and recording engineering. Steve holds a Bachelor’s of Arts in Music from CSU Chico and has been playing in varying capacities ever since. He has consistently played in worship bands over the years and currently plays guitar and bass for Bayside Church in Folsom. He has also performed in several bands including a cover band featuring Rush songs. Steve enjoys almost every style of music including rock, jazz, funk, country, R&B, pop and bluegrass. His diverse musical influences include Victor Wooton, Sting, Brad Paisley, Snarky Puppy, Steely Dan, Spyro Gyra, Greta Van Fleet, Dua Lipa, Joe Dart, Corey Wong, Brian May, and on and on. Steve looks forward to working with you whether you are a beginner or a seasoned player looking to get to that next level.
- Beg – Advance Guitar & Bass
- Beg – Intermediate Uke & Mandolin
- Music Theory (know what you play & why)
- Ear Training (play what you hear)
- Audio Production (capture what you dream)
- Song Writing (express what you feel)
Guitars: Fender Stratocaster Floyd Rose, Strat with Gold Foils, PRS singlecut, Takamine acoustic, Alvarez classical. Line 6 Pod Go floorboard.
Basses: Fender Jazz, Tobias (6-string), Carvin (6-string fretless), and Ibanez lawsuit Rickenbacker, mandolin, ukulele.
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