workshops for musicians


As a published composer with Oregon Catholic Press and Spirit and Song, Steve has spoken on music, songwriting and liturgy at the National Pastoral Musicians Conference, LA Congress and countless parishes and diocese’ around the country. The most important gift a liturgical musician can bring to their community is the ability to get out of the way of prayer, to “decrease, so that Christ may increase”.

Leading liturgical prayer and worship is not about performing but allowing others to enter into the moment and pray. Steve’s music workshop, while particularly well suited for more contemporary styles of music, shares invaluable tips on music in worship for any ensemble and, filled with inspiration and humor, can also be a great retreat day for a parish music program.

Celebrate with a Joyful Heart!

As church we celebrate our faith with passion.  From very practical considerations of logistics and music selection to helping an assembly move beyond the “sit and stare” syndrome, explore a number of ways to make your parish prayer and worship more powerful! 

Essential Skills for Music Leaders!

“How can I get people to sing?” is a mantra of liturgists, music ministers, religious educators and youth ministers alike.  Singing is perceived by many as a risk.  Our society reinforces the roles of “performer” and “audience.”  Discover how to create a relaxed “safe-to-sing” environment.