Steve Van Zandt

“Solar” Steve – Banana Slug String Band Rhythm guitar, banjo, jaw harp and vocals Steve Van Zandt is a graduate of UC Santa Barbara in Environmental Studies /Geography. He received a multiple subject teaching credential from San Francisco State and an Administrative Credential from San Jose State. Steve worked as a naturalist at San Mateo Outdoor Education and at Exploring New Horizons as well as at Youth Science Institute, and as a Co-Director/Intern Coordinator at Hidden Villa. Steve was also a Co-Manager for the Pigeon Point Youth Hostel. He has been a classroom teacher for kindergarten, third and fourth grade and a Life Lab and ESL teacher K-7. The father of three boys, Steve is one of the founding and active members of the Banana Slug String Band. In addition to music, Steve enjoys writing, poetry, ping-pong, vegetarian/vegan cooking, surfing and swimming under waterfalls.