Since the late 1980's, Stephen has been teaching music to
children and adults, many of whom have gone on to become performers
and teachers themselves.
Born in Jonquière, Québec, he began playing
guitar at the age of ten years while living in Dundas, Ontario.
Further studying brought him to London, Ontario and to Montreal,
where he studied classical guitar. In Toronto, Parton also
studied fingerstyle guitar with Canada's premier acoustic
guitarist, Don Ross. Classical guitar instructors have included
masters Alexander Dunn, Davis Joachim and Norbert Kraft.
Parton has composed for, and performed on guitar several times
as a soloist with the Vancouver Island Symphony Orchestra.
He still plays professionally as a session guitarist (live
and studio), in the Avalon String Ensemble, and as a soloist.
Steve's guitar work has graced over a dozen albums.
Steve also owns Avalon
His music website is www.partonmusic.com.