Michael Jefry Stevens Music

Michael Jefry Stevens Music

5.0 (8)
3 hires on Lessons.com
1 employee
43 years in business

About this pro

I am a 69 year old professional Jazz pianist, composer and educator.  I currently teach at ETSU in Johnson City, TN and the Asheville Music School in Asheville, NC.  I have released over 100 cds of my original music and composed over 350 original compositions.  I specialize in teaching adults of all ages, and occasionally work with gifted high school students.  i do NOT teach young children (age 12 or under).

I love sharing the beauty of music with my students as we discover what THEIR musical goals and desires are.  I personalize my lessons specifically for each individual student.  I have  Masters Degree in Music from Queens College in New York City.  My web site is:


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Black Mountain, NC 28711
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8 Reviews


  • Melisa Stephen – Rhodes College

    “Hands-down coolest person I’ve ever had the pleasure of knowing & learning from back when I was a freshman.”

  • Mutsuki Yamaguchi Japanese Exchange Student

    “How wonderful to hear from you. You’ve built the foundation of my Jazz knowledge. Many thanks to that.”

  • Colin Stack Composer/Educator (M.M. New England Conservatory)

    “You are still the teacher that I compare all other teachers to. You are also the teacher that I try to be the most like. I can’t thank you enough for all that you’ve given me. You told me when I was fifteen that I would be lucky if I could in years later say that I had studied with three good teachers. You were right. I learned the fastest with you. No other teacher has been able to duplicate this for me. If I had trouble understanding or playing something, you immediately knew the hang up, and you knew the right solution. I’ll be damned if I wasn’t cured by the end of the hour. I became a composer after you taught me how to write my ideas down. I told you at the end of that summer that I was going to give my life to this thing and that I was going find a way into a conservatory. I did find a way into New England Conservatory and it couldn’t have been done without you.”

  • Bobby Brennan NYC bassist B.A. California Institute of the Arts

    “Happy birthday to one of my favorite musicians/teachers I’ve had the pleasure of knowing.”

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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

First lesson is always free.  This is a meet and greet as we discuss the student's goals and whether or not I am the best person to help them meet their goals.

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

Master Degree in Music (Queens College, NYC)

Currently on the music faculty of Eastern Tennesse State University.

Former faculty member of Rhodes College in Memphis, TN.

Former faculty member of Five Towns College in Dix Hills, NY.

Former Keyboard instructor at National Guitar Summer Workshop in CT.

Former instructor at EMU Conservatory in La Plata, Argentina.

Master classes at many universities around the world including:

Sibelius Institute - Helsinki, Finland

University of Michigan - Ann Arbor, MI

Virginian Tech University - Blacksburg, VA

Aarhus Music Conservatory - Arhus, Denmark

and many others.

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

$40 per 1/2 hour.

$80 per hour.

$60 per 45 minutes.

Weekly, bi-weekly, or at your leisure.