Steve Stine is known as the world’s most sought-after guitar instructor. After years of struggling to understand how the guitar “really works,“ he developed a step-by-step training method to help guitarists quickly overcome obstacles and rapidly advance their playing to a level they never dreamed possible.
He has created over 40 full length guitar courses and Masterclasses for Guitarzoom, and literally hundreds (if not thousands) of instructional videos on various social media and guitar-related channels.
Over 30 years, he’s helped literally millions of guitarists in over 100 countries. Stine has been rated in the top 10 Guitar World lessons 3 years in a row.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in music education from Minnesota State University, Moorhead. And he’s played lead guitar in dozens of bands, touring the U.S. and UK. He’s a featured guest instructor at Guitar World Magazine and the distinguished former Prof. of Modern Guitar Studies at North Dakota State University.
Steve started playing at age 13 and attended college at age 17 (graduated early from high school) studying Music Performance at Moorhead State University in Minnesota.
His love of teaching began early (age 17), and this celebrated educator and private lesson guru has been teaching lessons in various forms ever since (private, group, online, seminars, webinars, and clinics worldwide). Stine was a Montessori Music Instructor for over 15 years. He continued as Professor of Modern Music Studies at North Dakota State University in Fargo for 4 years.
An active performance career began at age 23 that took Stine on celebrated world tours throughout the US, Canada, and Europe and flavored his teaching with a stronger sense of the music business and myriad genres of music.
Additionally, Stine has co-written songs with artists such as Rick Springfield, Brian May, Julian Lennon, Benjamin Orr, and many others. He has toured and recorded extensively with numerous bands
Stine is married and has two children.