Steve Herberman received his undergraduate degree with honors from Berklee College
of Music. His principal teachers were William G. Leavitt, Larry Baione, Jon Damian, and
Al Defino. He studied improvisation with Gary Burton and John LaPorta.
Herberman has written extensively on jazz harmony and counterpoint for the guitar.
His articles have been published in several magazines including Downbeat, Fingerstyle 360, Just
Jazz Guitar, Modern Guitars, Guitar International, Guitar Sessions, and the National
Guitar Workshop Newsletter. He has published 33 video masterclasses
on the subject of jazz improvisation and harmony with accompanying literature.
Herberman has given numerous masterclasses and workshops at universities such as
James Madison University, Duquesne University, and Virginia Commonwealth University.
He has conducted workshops and ensembles for Maryland Summer Jazz, Mid-Atlantic
Guitar Festival and for the North Wales Guitar Society in the U.K. He has performed
across the United States and recorded three CD's on his own label.
Herberman has taught at Towson University since 1999 as an adjunct faculty member. He currently teaches jazz/commercial private guitar lessons and has taught guitar pedagogy,
guitar history, jazz guitar ensemble, and student combos. He is currently on the faculty of
Sidwell Friends School in Washington DC and has taught previously at Howard Community College, Levine School of Music, and Washington Conservatory of Music.