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Steve Stockmal, professional drummer and music instructor, began performing music at the age of 5. He is an honor graduate of the Percussion Institute of Technology (PIT), an author and publisher (president of SMG Inc), and maintains a full schedule of performing and teaching music.
He has appeared as drummer, singer, and guitarist with groups like Mercenary, Crystal-Reign, & Pelikanesis (featuring Paull Rubin). He has also performed internationally including tours in Japan, Australia, a “freeze-out tour” in Greenland, and 7 years in Greece working with top artists like Anna Vissi, Stelios Rokos, Kostas Tournas and Sakis Rouvas.
Fronting his own band he plays concerts showcasing original compositions and appears as a solo act singing and playing blues, ballads, rock, and jazz standards.
Throughout his career Steve has played a diverse variety of musical styles and venues ranging from intimate Jazz clubs and society gigs, television and radio spots, international tours, and theater performances, to 10,000 seat rock concerts. He performed as percussionist with SIERRA WINDS (a 35 piece classical woodwind orchestra), and played the role of drummer Jerry Allison in the Garvin Theatre’s production of The Buddy Holly Story.
Combining his extensive training with years of touring & teaching, Mr. Stockmal has synthesized his knowledge into a series of educational music books and videos.