About Khalid Stetkevych
Get to know Khalid Stetkevych
Originally from Bloomington, IN, Khalid Stetkevych began playing guitar at the age of 13, and began composing music and gigging regularly at the age of 14. While he has a love for classical and jazz, he is something of a heavy metal aficionado and historian, growing up performing songs by Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Black Sabbath, Metallica, Megadeth, etc..
Khalid Stetkevych has an Associates of Arts in guitar performance and audio engineering from Musicians Institute in Los Angeles, CA. While attending MI, he took private lessons from legendary guitar instructors such as Bill LaFleur, Tom Kolb, and Alex Machacek, and worked in recording studios such as Rhythmik Studios and The Mix Room. He continued his musical education taking theory and composition courses at Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music, including private lessons with renowned composers Dr. Don Freund and Dr. David Dzubay.
While working professionally as an audio engineer in southern Indiana and the surrounding Midwest, Khalid led the progressive metal band Siddius – writing, performing, recording, and mixing two full length albums and headlining to audiences reaching up to 5,000+ people.
Khalid has experience working closely with teenagers, creating free music lesson programs at The Boys & Girls Club of Bloomington and the Monroe County Public Library, while mentoring young musicians at Rhino’s All Ages Music Club from 2013-2016. Khalid also has teaching experience with teenagers, teaching for the Monroe County Community School Corporation and the Bartholomew Consolidated School Corporation from 2014-2016. He is currently enrolled in Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College of Education as a masters student in clinical mental health counseling, where he will continue his education on the development of teenage minds.