Steven graduated from the Rockacademie in 2013 and holds a Bachelor's degree in music. He works as a composer, producer, songwriter and teacher. Below you can find a small selection of his work.
Childhood - Solo Piano Pieces
In 2013, Steven published 'Childhood', his first piano book, containing 11 songs written for solo piano. It received great reviews from teachers as well as pianists, and it is used in the classroom everyday.
"Steven van der Hout is a composer with a distinctive voice. His compositions for solo piano distinguish themselves through the use of various playing methods and ambiences, in which pop, classical, and minimal music interconnect. The way the pieces are notated leaves room for the player’s own interpretation when it comes to tempi, pedal use, dynamics, and phrasing. This, amongst other things, makes this beautiful piano music an excellent addition to any classical or more jazz & pop oriented repertoire, as well as highly useful within a teaching context."
"This is an extraordinary collection of original piano pieces by a promising young composer. Each piece has its own character and no two of them are alike: they can be humorous or introverted, mischievous or melancholic. Steven’s very own musical personality shines through in each of them. This material is ideal for advanced piano and keyboard students, and is also excellent for proficient sight-readers. I have made use of it with several of my own students - and what’s more, I often find myself playing the pieces for my own enjoyment!"