Stefanie Andersen is a producer, Push ninja, DJ and turntablist based in the San Francisco Bay Area. A longtime educator and technologist, Stefanie owns a music production school called Sequence One, where she teaches aspiring producers. She also co-organizes the SF Ableton User Group.
- San Francisco CA United States
Stefanie Andersen (aka Step1) is known for her exciting live performances that blend finger drumming, scratching and on-the-fly beatmaking with Push. She was featured by Ableton as a Push artist in 2018. Stefanie has also contributed lessons and content to Melodics, an app designed to help musicians hone their finger drumming skills.
Stefanie’s musical journey started in 2004 when she bought her first pair of turntables and fell in love with scratching. In 2006, she began using Ableton to record and edit mixes. Her interest in songwriting blossomed after picking up a bass guitar in 2008, and eventually she began producing original music. When Push was released, Stefanie immediately recognized its potential for composition and performance, and she was inspired to learn finger drumming. Her live performances are the convergence of her many musical passions.
Stefanie also has an extensive background in education and music scholarship. A pioneer in the field of hip hop studies, she earned a Master’s degree in cultural studies and taught the very first hip hop course at Florida State University in 1999. She's a former college and high school English teacher, and worked for over a decade as a writer, curriculum designer and trainer for technology companies in the Bay Area.
These days, Stefanie uses her writing and teaching skills to help students master the art of producing music. Students love her clear and engaging style, her approachable and well-structured lessons, and her knack for breaking down incredibly complex concepts so they’re easy to understand.
Stefanie teaches online courses through her school, Sequence One. She occasionally offers group workshops and classes in the Bay Area.
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