Steve Duster began to study ethnic music at an early age on the West Side of Chicago, Illinois. Throughout his life Steve has experienced music from a variety of races, cultures, and nationalities including African American, Asian, European, and Jewish. Musical styles include a combination of Classical, Jazz, Blues, Pop, Asian, Sacred, Jewish, Contemporary Christian, and Gospel.
At the present, Steve has composed and performed a number of pieces reflecting his own experience living and studying music in areas such as the inner-city, the Philippines, the Republic of Korea, Japan, and a variety of other lifestyles throughout North America.
Steve has studied and performed on the piano and electronic keyboard for over 35 years, His skills and techniques combined with years of training both on the street and with a few top professors have given Steve the edge on piano, keyboard performances, and composition.
Besides performing alone, Steve has performed and toured with a variety of groups such as the University Concert Band, the University Chorale, and the Choral Union at Pacific Lutheran University.
Steve Duster has received a Master of Arts in Education, a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration, and an undeclared major in Music at Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, Washington.
Steve currently works as a music teacher for the Department of Defense Schools: He also is the owner and founder of Sand Dust Studios and Elkanah Records.
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