Inspired by the playing of his father from childhood Stephen Behrman began playing the guitar and practicing diligently at around the age of 9. He studied classical guitar at the University of Denver with Samuel Guarnaccia and completed a major in Classical Guitar Performance in 1982, graduating Suma Cum Laude. Since that time he has devoted much of his time and effort into composing, arranging and leading musical productions in church settings as he has followed the inspiration of his faith in his musical expressions. He has produced four recordings that include both instrumental and vocal arrangements and original compositions. Motivated by his sister, Ladelle's, need for a Christmas pad for an Arizona Teen Challenge video, he recorded the Medley (God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, We Three Kings, and Away In A Manger). Enjoying the process and inspired by the opportunity to compile a more complete collection, he devoted the additional time, effort, and enjoyment into completing "A Christmas Wish" as it is.