When you're looking for the perfect piano music for your wedding, look to Key Elegance, featuring Steve Shoaf, based in central North Carolina. Beginning piano at the age of four, and trained classically at the North Carolina School of the Arts, Steve has the skill and experience to make your wedding special! Whether your tastes are classical or contemporary, Steve can deliver the unique musical selections that define you and your special someone. In additional to ceremonies, Steve often plays for cocktail hours as well as for dinner receptions. With over 20 years of performance experience, Steve's sensitivity to clients' desires, his professionalism, and his ability to appeal to all ages put him in high demand.
Steve began playing piano at the age of four, and studied privately at Salem College as an early teen, and then under the renowned Clifton Matthews at the North Carolina School of the Arts during high school. Steve has performed many styles of music with a variety of groups across the Carolinas, entertaining at weddings, corporate events, country clubs and private events. He was influenced early on by pop artists including James Taylor, Carole King, Elton John and Billy Joel. Later, through experience singing four-part harmonies and playing in swing bands, he explored many of the standards of the early jazz and big band eras. Throughout his career, Steve has learned to “read” an audience to know what to play to maximize the listener experience.
Steve provides elegant piano music for all aspects of weddings. He provides his own keyboard and PA when an existing piano isn't available. His song selection includes traditional wedding songs, but he also covers the latest contemporary selections as well. Though Steve's repertoire is extensive, he is willing to learn songs that make every wedding unique and special. Services include...
Recommended by 100% of couples
User2719471 · 2+ years ago
Steve was everything we hoped for and more. He's not only very talented, he's professional, accommodating and a delight to work with. I recommend his services without reservation. You won't be dissappointed!Sent on 10/17/2012
Cara · Married on 08/06/2016
I hired Steve to accompany a vocalist for my wedding ceremony at the Charlotte City Club and would highly recommend him for your wedding or other pianist needs. The vocalist accompanying him was a personal friend of mine traveling into Charlotte for the wedding. As a result, she was not available to rehearse with Steve until the day of the wedding. While this might stress some brides out, Steve was available to discuss the event with me in advance, we came up with a rehearsal timeline and process that worked for both of us, and I had complete confidence in him based on his responsiveness, professionalism, samples of his performances available, and high reviews across multiple sites. He did an excellent job performing, site reading music, even improvising where necessary. The vocalist passed along very high regards from her experience working with him. I also believe he is an excellent value for the quality of experience and level of professionalism he provided.Sent on 08/16/2016
User2124774 · 2+ years ago
Steve was great and very flexible. The music was outstanding and his patience was remarkable!Sent on 10/25/2012
Key Elegance Price Rates
Book Key Elegance for a cocktail hour or dinner in addition to a ceremony and receive $50 off!
Steve is a very talented pianist! I recently had the pleasure of working with him at a client's wedding, and his ceremony performance was perfect. He plays both classical and modern pieces effortlessly, and can even accompany other live performers like soloists. Very professional, very elegant. Hope to work with him again.
Steve Shoaf is an incredibly talented pianist from every angle. He can provide the perfect instrumental background, ceremony, or reception music AND he can accompany any singer - even himself! I've had the pleasure of working with Steve and he was able to pick up large amounts of unfamiliar music and play it all flawlessly. Additionally, he accompanied me as I sang several songs during a wedding ceremony with ease. If you are looking for an adaptable musician who can do it all, you will be so pleased to have Steve as a part of your wedding.