Born to two musicians, Steffani has had a love of music since birth. She began studying piano and dance at age 5 and went on to study classical voice and jazz technique until graduating from New England Conservatory in Boston. She moved to New York to develop her sound in the early 90’s, and has had a career writing for tv and film, and as a session singer on countless recordings, demos and albums, developing a reputation as a reliable professional.
She recently was the vocal coach on a recording session for TRANSPARENT, the Amazon series, with Gaby Hoffmann and Jay Duplass, and in the summer of 2017 sang the lead vocal for a song to be played over the closing credits of a new film, ROSE, starring Cybill Shepherd, James Brolin and Pam Grier.
Steffani was a Grand Prize Winner of the USA Songwriting Competition (with her song "I Got A Feeling"), a finalist in the Unisong Contest, and a runner-up in the 2007 Song of The Year contest with "Worth The Wait".
She has been in Broadway Workshops (with Raul Esparza, Sandy Duncan), and has sung backing vocals with Kate Pierson of the B52's, Lesley Gore, Mary Wilson, Keith Diamond, Al B Sure! and Wayne Brady, to name a few. She was also part of the backing vocals for the PBS special "Hey La, the Girl Groups are Back", featuring the great Motown/Phil Spector acts of the 60’s.
For 5 years she co-ran a music company, Raw Sugar Music, and composed tracks for NBC, FOX, the 2000 World Series, the 2000 Olympics, and the 2002 MTV Music Awards.
And as a singer/songwriter, Steffani has released 2 records, including her EP "Worth The Wait", which was produced by world renowned drummer Nir Z (John Mayer’s "Room For Squares", Chris Cornell), guitarist Nunzio Signore (guitarist, Brian McKnight, Angie Stone, Destiny's Child), bassist Byron Isaacs (Lumineers, Donald Fagan), and bassist Lee Nadel ("Waitress", Rita Wilson). She has played in venues with the likes of Jesse Harris, Greta Gaines, Rebecca Martin, Mike Errico, and Jen Chapin. She is also a staff writer for the non-profit organization "Songs of Love", which writes and records personalized songs for terminal and chronically ill children.
Her debut CD, "I’m The Girl" was chosen as a "TOP 12 DIY" (self-release) in Performing Songwriter Magazine.
She co-wrote and sang a jingle for "LA Carpet and Flooring" with Jeff Bova (Grammy Winning keyboardist: Mick Jagger, Michael Jackson, etc etc!), and co-wrote a song for Will Makar (American Idol finalist).
She now resides in NYC, where she performs locally and is a professional voice coach and piano teacher.
"This ‘Top 12 DIY’ (self-release)…carries a sense of playfulness while still being warm and downright sensual…"
–Neil Fagan, Performing Songwriter Magazine"
Her music shifts and slides through a variety of subtle textures…songs sparkle with a crispness that gives this girl the edge she needs to stand out."
"...nothing but chops and pro standards, this CD is a stunner and certainly shows solid things to come...Keep an eye out…"
–Midwest Record Recap
"A great collection of pop tunes with an original soul edge, landing somewhere between Joni Mitchell, Rickie Lee Jones, and Lisa Stansfield."
–The Muses Muse