While growing up in the Midwest, Staś had a knack for chancing upon world-class musical experiences as he studied piano, voice, violin, and percussion. He picked up a number of other instruments along the way and continued to compose. Unbound by genre, Staś has performed in theatres, symphony halls, clubs, and studios across the country. Stas enjoys giving private instrument lessons, clinics, and any opportunity to be a guest conductor. He spent several years working alongside music therapists in mental health clinics, and has partnered with and helped develop numerous professional musicians and groups.