Stephen Davidson is a passionate and enthusiastic music educator, and loves nurturing talent and creativity wherever he can. He has been teaching for nine years, offering private lessons, master classes and sectionals. Stephen has taught students from a huge range of different cultural and educational backgrounds, and with very diverse goals. He has experience teaching in schools and studios and is trained to meet a wide variety of educational needs.
Stephen has performed extensively throughout Canada with groups such as the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, Vancouver Miniaturist Ensemble, Letter Four Quartet and behind open doors arts collective. As a Composer his music has been featured on the Sonic Boom, New Music in New Places, Mercredimusics and Mardispaghetti music series. In 2010 Stephen received a grant from the Canada Council for the Arts to come to London, where he is actively pursuing a career as a performer, composer and teacher.
Stephen holds an MMus in Clarinet performance from McGill University, as well
as a BMus in Clarinet Performance from the University of British Columbia. His teachers included Ian Mitchell (Trinity), Lori Freedman (McGill) and Cris Inguanti (UBC). He has taken masterclasses with Alan Hacker, David Campbell, Richard Stoltzman and David Krackaur and has also studied at the Bang on a Can Summer Institute, the Vancouver Institute for Creative Music, Dartington International Summer School, Guildhall Body Mapping Workshop, Orford Arts Centre, Le Domaine Forget and KlezKanada summer school.