Steve Hilstein

Steve has played in bands since he could hold a pair of drum sticks. He has toured the country as a drummer and recording artist, playing almost every genre known to man. Music performance and instruction is his passion and his purpose. His creative drumming style can be seen with The Scarlet Furies, Stereo Steve, and countless others.

Steve loves working with kids and created the Bucket Busters, a group of young drummers who bang, clatter, and whomp on buckets, trashcans, and water jugs pumping out fast-paced percussive and world beats rhythms that will challenge you to sit still. These drummers aren’t just beating on buckets, they’re investing in their community by collecting music scholarship donations for kids’ who otherwise would not have the opportunity to take music lessons. Steve is also a certified trained facilitator for "Beat The Odds" (an evidence based program developed at UCLA Arts and Healing). Steve lives with his wife, Stefanie and dogs, Pepper and Nellie. 


Roger Hooper

A composer, performer, producer and recording artist residing in the Washington, DC area, Roger graduated from the University of MD with a Music Theory degree before focusing on a composing career.  His work has appeared on NBC, FOX News, CNN and HGTV, and he has also scored gameplay trailers for EA Games, political ads, various promos, commercials, etc. Clients include Citygate Films, Voice of America, Desiring God, Zynga Games, McCarthy Hennings Media, Rosetta Stone, Murphy Vogel Askew Reilly, Green Grass Studios, PCM Animation Studios, HZDG, the Waldorf Astoria, Christ in Youth, Rock Creek Strategic Marketing, Third Story Films, Ed Mitchell Communications, Vinegar Hill Creative, Bonnemaison Inc. Roger also performs solo piano and jazz trio gigs in the DC/Baltimore/Northern VA area, and teaches synthesizer seminars.