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Steve Fidyk

An accomplished percussionist and educator, Steve Fidyk is in demand as a player, clinician, and studio musician with over thirty recordings to his credit, including three Grammy Award nominations. His performing and touring credits include Maureen McGovern, New York Voices; Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer; Tom Paxton; the Woody Herman Orchestra; Michael Abene; and the Taylor/Fidyk Big Band. An ensemble that he CO-leads with Mark Taylor.

An active educator, he has recorded over 30 jazz play along volumes for the Hal Leonard Corporation for developing improvisational skills. He has also written educational articles for the Ludwig Drum Company, the Zildjian Cymbal Company, Modern Drummer Magazine, and Percussive Notes and has contributed drum transcriptions to the Hal Leonard publications Drum Standards and Peter Erskines The Drum Perspective.

In January 2003, his new Zildjian Drum Stick Big Band Jazz was premiered at the National Association of Musical Merchandisers Trade Show.
Fidyk has served on the faculty at Wilkes University, St. Mary's College of Maryland and is currently the director of drum set studies at George Mason University and the University of Maryland, College Park.
Steve attributes his success to his great teachers: his mother and father; wife Tamela and sons Tony and Joey; Angelo Stella, Robert Nowak, Ed Soph, Kim Plainfield, John Riley, and Joe Morello.

Steve Fidyk holds a Masters Degree in Jazz Studies from the University of Maryland and a Bachelors in Music Education from Wilkes University.

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