Meet Steve Brodie


Steve has been a guitarist in the Los Angeles area for over 30 years. Steve has studied guitar with guitarist Ted Greene for many years and with Joe Pass for a short time. As a guitar teacher at McCabes in Santa Monica, CA for over 10 years, Steve taught individual and group lessons in the 80’s and 90’s. Steve has played in various environments as a guitarist, from rock and blues bands, duos, and as an accompanist backing singers. Steve has also played in jazz trios and quartets and was a fill in player in a college jazz band. He has toured the Western United States & Canada as the guitarist in a musical production. Steve was proud to play guitar at his parents wedding anniversary, in the 90s,in Amsterdam, where they live. Presently, Steve plays and records solo jazz guitar, and primarily plays at private engagements and occasionally in club settings. Steve works on his arrangements of tunes and plays them first, for his ultimate critics, his two cats, Peanut and Nestle. Steve is a frequent player at events at the Tarzana Community Center, is becoming a regular at the Whisper Cafe, in Encino, CA, and has recently played at the Oyster House in Studio City, CA and the Biltmore Hotel in L.A.

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This site is dedicated to the memories of guitarist, friend and teacher Ted Greene, and my two fallen feline friends Quasar and Hershey(aka Pulsar).

  1. George Sillman
    November 5, 2012 at 4:45 pm

    Steve Brodie gave me guitar lessons at McCabes in Santa and then at Wilson Music in Woodland Hills in the late 1970’s and early 1980’s. Steve is not only a fine musician but an excellent teacher. I still have all my music lessons in a binder. Although the lessons are all hand written and often difficult to read, they are comprehensive. Looking back at the material as a unit, you would never know they came from private lessons. They look more like class material from a theory course at a four year college. One of the books assigned by Steve is a Ted Greene learning to read music book. This is another fine book. In short, I had several guitar teachers in my late teens and early twenties but Steve’s lessons are the only ones worthy keeping. I am just now picking up the guitar again after many years away from the instrument and Steve’s lessons will be instrumental (pun intended) in my retraining.

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