Dirk Steffens (born May 20, 1950) is a German musician, audio engineer, and record producer. Steffens studied guitar and piano at the Hamburg Conservatory of Music. He played in the group Beathovens between 1969 and 1971. In 1971, he began his own group Pennywonder which also consisted of Thomas Kuckuck, Jürgen Ehlert, and Enrico Lombardi. In July 1973 he joined the group Birth Control and left them for family concerns in January 1974. He then worked as a guitar instructor and studio musician.