Stéphane began learning music at the age of 15 with Eric Régnier. Over the years tuition continued with Benoît Delbecq, Serge Adam and Eric Barret. Meanwhile, he strengthened his training during special programmes with George Russell, Dave Liebman, Richie Beirach and Steve Coleman. In 1993 he studied at Berklee College of Music (Boston) with Bill Pierce, David Locke, Steve Prosser. From 1996 to 1999 he was part of Tribe of Geoffroy De Masure. From 2000 to 2004 he was a member of the Hask Collective.