Steve Cyphers

Art Form(s)
Artist Credentials
MSAC Teaching Artist Roster
Teaching Artist Institute Graduate
About this Artist

Pronouns: he/him

Steve Cyphers has been a percussionist for 30 years. He has performed on stage his whole adult life, touring with bands in the U.S. and abroad, contributing drums, percussion, songwriting, and vocals. As a frontman, he has a unique ability to engage and connect with audiences. Since 2011, Steve Cyphers has pursued a career as a teaching artist, beginning with performances as a backup musician for artist Kevin Martin’s “Birth of Steel Drums.” Steve teaches residencies and is a graduate of the Teaching Artist Institute.

Artist Statement

I truly believe music and art can help break down social and political “walls” and help to build cultural bridges. That being said, I simply enjoy performing for, and with, people! I’d like to inspire students to venture further into music and performance, and interact with them in a positive, fun, and educational way!


"It was such a wonderful experience to work with such a talented musician who was willing to both grow as a teaching artist and to share his knowledge. My first-graders loved drumming with Steve and learned so much--it is no small feat to manage a classroom of primary students with bucket drums and make it so much fun to learn!" --Candice, Teacher, Kensington Parkwood Elementary