Stephane is an internationally recognized drummer, clinician, educator, and author. Steph lives in New York City and Québec City, traveling between the two countries every month. He is currently playing with his jazz quartet while freelancing with more than 30 bands per year including: Colin Hunter, Jordane Labrie, The Christian Pare World Ensemble, Kabir Kouba Band, Roxane de Lafontaine, The Phonethemental Band, The T.A.M. Band (The TV Show T.A.M), Flavia Nasciemento Brazilian Quartet, The Tree Spirit Band, Yann Brassard, The Rosheen Celtic Band, Les Jumelles Barabé , The Julian Gutierrez Trio and Quintet, The Robojazz band, The Janis Steprans Quartet, The Françis Grégoire Quartet, The Carl Mayotte Fusion Quintet and the list goes on.
Steph has also presented hundreds of drum clinics and master classes in the United States, Canada, Taiwan, Europe, Brazil, and China. He has performed at the Canadian Cape Breton Drum Festival, the Taipei International Percussion Summer Camp (Taipei National University of the Arts), the Da Dong Tian Xia Music Concert (Shanghai Grand Theatre), the Batuka International Drum Festival in Brazil,the Shanghai International Percussion Camp, the Benny Lim SG Drum Academy in Singapore, the Quebec Capitale DrumFest, the Chris Lesso Drum School in Toronto and at the Drumming Lab in Paris, just to name a few.
Stephane maintains a busy private teaching schedule, coaching students from 15 countries on Skype and at his studios, located in Quebec City (Canada) and New York City (USA). Students from all around the world come for intense, unique and personalised programs. Stephane has studied drumset with many renowned teachers from around the globe including Dom Famularo, Jim Chapin, Paul Brochu, Rick Gratton, Robby Ameen, Jeff Salem, Paul DeLong, Joe Bergamini, John Favicchia, Aldo Mazza, Memo Acevedo, Eduardo Guedes, Richard Irwin, Claus Hessler, and Frank Belluci. He attended the Manhattan School of Music to study with John Riley and Bobby Sanabria, and also studied at the Conservatory of Music in Quebec City.
Steph’s interests in writing and education have led him to become very active in the music publishing world. He is the co-author of the books The Weaker Side, Drumset Duets, and Pedal Control (Wizdom Media – Alfred Publishing). He has worked on the book Drumset for Beginners (Alfred Publishing). Stephane also edited the latest editions of the worldwide number one drum books, Stick Control, and Accents and Rebounds, by George Lawrence Stone. He remains a contributing writer for Modern Drummer, Canadian Musician and Percussive Notes. Steph endorses Sabian Cymbals, Yamaha Drums, Evans Drumheads, Promark Sticks and Gonbops Percussions.