Educator, composer, and Banana Slug String Band's "Solar Steve" Van Zandt

Banana Slugs String Band’s Steve Van Zandt on the Songwriter-Panel at ThinkingFunny21

You may not know his name, but chances are that you’ve heard his band’s music, including hits like Dirt, You Made My Lunch, Ants, and Don’t Swat It.

Join this talented and fun composer on April 3, 2021 at the ThinkingFunny21 Humor & Comedy-Writing Conference. Register here.

Steve Van Zandt has been writing and singing songs for kids and families as well as leading workshops for musicians and teachers for more than 40 years. As a naturalist, educator and musician with the Banana Slug String Band’s, “Solar” Steve has co-produced 11 albums of original award-winning music. Steve’s personal songbook includes over two hundred songs along with another batch waiting for new BSSB projects. For the last 28 years Steve has been the Site Director/Principal of San Mateo Outdoor Ed, a resident outdoor school that teaches nature awareness and science to 5th and 6th grade students.

Through his work as an outdoor education principal, curriculum writer, workshop presenter and teacher trainer, Steve received the Howard Bell Award for outstanding contributions to outdoor education. Steve lives in Bonny Doon CA with his wife Laura. They have three adult children, a dog and a bunch of chickens. Steve enjoys the creative process, poetry and ping-pong, surfing and river rafting, vegan cooking and swimming under waterfalls.

You can learn more about the Banana Slug String Band by clicking here, and about one of Steve’s driving passions, as manager of outdoor education for the San Mateo County Office of Education, by clicking here.

You can register for this conference by clicking here.


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