Starting his music studies at the age of 6, Stepan plays guitar for 27 years now. Graduating with honours from conservatory in Europe, obtaining a classical guitar performance degree from the Academy of Music in Slovakia, and winning the Czech national guitar competition Guitarreando in 2002 didn’t fulfill his artistic ambitions. So he founded a “SpeedFolk” band PerKelt in 2007, which later won The Best Live Act in the UK 2014 Exposure Music Awards and is currently touring festivals across the continent and gaining worldwide recognition. As a guitarist, Stepan took the technical skills and attention to detail from his classical guitar studies, and with his love for all kinds of music, he adapted to all genres he performs with various artists. After moving to London he extensively cooperates with the legendary producer Martin “Youth” Glover (the award-winning producer of Pink Floyd, Marilyn Manson, U2, Paul McCartney, Killing Joke and many others), mostly on the new cross-genres projects Indotranceltic and Three Strings.
Stepan has been teaching all genres and styles of guitar playing for 16 years now and always leads his students to develop their musicality and technical skills equally, so playing guitar with him feels quickly as natural as talking. His kind and light-
hearted personality then ensures that every lesson is just as fun as it is beneficial and inspiring.