Stephen Kleiman

King Of Prussia

Stephen Kleiman is currently an Adjunct Professor of Music at Arcadia University in Glenside, Pa, where he has taught for the last 18 years. Due to his ability to perform on many string/fretted instruments(Guitar, Bass, Tenor Banjo, 5-String Banjo, Mandolin and Ukulele) and is comfortable in a variety of styles, he is one of the most sought after musicians/teachers in the Tri-State area. He has performed with Grammy winners Siane Schurr, Al Martino, and comedian Rich Little. The Woody Herman Big Band and the Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra are among some of his many musical credits. Stephen has an extraordinary reading ability and gets calls for local show work in the Philadelphia area. He has worked on “Cats”, “Suessical the Musical”, “Dessa Rose”, “Pippen”, “3 Penny Opera”, and “52 Street”, just to name a few. Stephen studied with legendary guitarist Pat Martino and Maestro Dennis Sandole, who is also John Coltrane’s teacher. He has done recording work in Philadelphia at Morning Star Studios and arranging for many of the local singers, as well as written some local jingles. In the 70’s, Stephen was on the road with the late great Buddy Miles, who was the founding member of The Electric Flag in 1967, then as a member of Jimi Hendrix’s Band of Gypsies from 1969 through January of 1970. Some of Stephen’s students have ended up being plaved in many top music colleges and universities including Curtis, Temple, Drexel and Duquesne.