Stephen Flory is a percussionist and music educator from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Westminster College with a bachelor’s degree in music education in 2012. In addition to his teaching, he has performed throughout Western Pennysylvania with the Shenango Valley Chorale, the Joe Barth combo, the Area Community Theatre of Sharpsville, the McKeesport Little Theatre and various high school music productions. He has taught many drum lines as well including Mercer Junior-Senior High, Keystone Oaks High School, Highlands High School and Plum High School. In June of 2013 he and fellow percussionist Vince Wallace opened Monroeville Music Lesson Center in Monroeville, PA, where they offer a variety a instrument lessons and recording services and are also an authorized retailer of 1710 Percussion. Stephen is fully endorsed by 1710 and uses their drums in everything from live shows to recording sessions. He also serves as the Director of Sales for 1710 Percussion. He has performed “Inuksuit” by John Luther Adams in Pittsburgh, Cleveland, and Nashville. Stephen currently resides in North Versailles, PA where is the Director of Percussion for the Pittsburgh Youth Philharmonic Orchestra and owner of Monroeville Music Lesson Center. Additionally, he performs at Heinz Field with the Pittsburgh Steeline during the Steelers’ games throughout the football season. He is a member of the D’Addario Education Collective, the Sabian Education Network, PMEA, the Percussive Arts Society, and Mu Phi Epsilon.

TEACHING STYLE

I teach music because it allows students to explore and create something of their own doing. Music gives us an outlet to connect with others emotionally and creatively that other classes can’t offer. Whether it's drum set grooves, hand drum technique, or just the beginning basics I tailor all of my lessons to each individual students needs to ensure growth and success as a percussionist.

Professional Affiliations

D'Addario Education Collective