Who is Donald Stevens

  • Donald Stevens is an Emmy Nominated Composer/Singer-Songwriter born and raised in White Plains New York. He is a father of three and husband to one wife. Donald has dedicated his life to serving the community through ministry and music. Since the age of two Donald has been playing music with his first love being the drums. He later began playing trumpet at the early age of nine and was taught by the great Milton Augustine Williams, the father of actress Venessa Williams. At the age of ten, he learned how to play the keyboard by ear through the inspiration of his father. Donald always had a love for music and people and decided that he wanted to serve people with his gift later on in life. After graduating from Southern Connecticut State University in 2008 with a Bachelors in Music, he attend the Music Therapy Graduate Program at New York University where he then graduated top of his class.

    Over the past 11 years, Donald has worked as a Music Therapist in the Westchester area. During his time at the Music Conservatory, Donald has written music for students and was able to perform original pieces on huge platforms such as Radio City Music Hall, Madison Square Garden, Capitol Theatre, and much more. Outside of his work as a music therapist, Donald works as the Director of Music at Bethel Baptist Church, where he oversees various singing groups. Donald recently launched his online music program Diligent Hands Music Program where teaches individual lessons and group sessions to all communities including the special needs community where his passion lies.

    Donald recently wrote a song called “You Can Change the World” for an upcoming show called “Date While You Wait”. He also appeared in the music video for the song and made an appearance in an episode.


Artist Statement

I believe that music can bring out the best in an individual, and also has the ability to speak directly to a person. Music has always been a natural source of medicine that heals the soul. I approach music and therapy with the mindset that every child and adult has an ability, not a disability. The goal is not how well you can play an instrument or sing, but how well are you able to receive the universal sound of music.