Stephen Cooper has been a teacher and musician for more than 30 years, including for many years at Alpha Alternative School in Toronto, Canada’s first public alternative elementary school.
Stephen plays a number of stringed instruments, including guitar, ukulele, mandolin, bazouki and banjo. Over the years he has played with various Bluegrass, Old-time, and Celtic bands and sessions. He is also a keen Contra and Irish Set dancer. One of the continuing great pleasure’s in Steve’s life is sharing his love of folk music, dance, and games with young people.