Steinberg studied with Brian Ganz of the Peabody Institute, Jules Gentil of the L'Ecole Normale in Paris, and composer Elizabeth Gould. He served on the Board of Directors of the Kennedy Center's Young Concert Artist series. He was founder of a performing arts group of governmental and business leaders in Washington, which included Senators, Congressmen, and Cabinet members. Steinberg was accepted into the Masters of Piano Performance Program at the Peabody Institute and into the Mozarteum in Salzburg. As a young pianist, he was a soloist with various symphony orchestras. Influences include Andre Watts, Rudolph Serkin, Leon Fleischer and Glenn Gould. Steinberg is or has been a management consultant, trial attorney, Reagan Administration appointee, classical pianist and author of five books.