While our faculty is well known for their teaching ability and experience, you might not know that many Orpheus teachers also regularly perform as professional musicians at the highest levels! For instance, Douglas Stefaniak, Senior Guitar Instructor at Orpheus and Artistic Director of Pathways Through Music, recently had the opportunity to perform with a professional orchestra in the opera The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs. Mastering his part was a challenging but rewarding process for Doug, and he had many great takeaways from the experience.
Doug is a Senior Guitar Instructor at Orpheus Academy, and received his Masters of Music from the University of Texas at Austin. Doug also serves as the Artistic Director of Pathways Through Music, a non-profit music education organization that he co-created with fellow Orpheus teacher Jesse Crites, to serve schools and communities in Williamson County, TX.