Steve Shoaf is a professional pianist/keyboardist, playing an extensive range of musical styles, including classical, oldies, jazz, beach, motown, blues, country, pop, and rock. Steve has played throughout the Southeast US, covering wedding ceremonies, cocktail hours, wedding receptions, corporate events, private parties and clubs.
Beginning piano at the age of four, Steve trained classically at the North Carolina School of the Arts under the renowned Dr. Clifton Matthews. With over 25 years of performance experience, Steve is a seasoned professional, and can easily adapt to your unique entertainment needs. He excels in both traditional and contemporary wedding ceremonies, and can provide a pleasing and unobtrusive background ambiance for elegant dinners and cocktail hours.
Steve has an extensive song list, but with his ability to play by ear, he can easily address requests for new songs, whether they be recent hits, or a unique, jazzy take on pop classics or old standards. He usually performs as a solo, but can include other musicians as desired, forming a duo, trio, four piece, or even a five piece band. Steve's sensitivity to clients' desires, his trustworthiness, and his ability to appeal to all ages put him in high demand.