Based in Denton, North Carolina, Key Elegance is a music service that features professional pianist Steve Shoaf. Steve, who has been practicing piano since the age of 4, has many years of experience and an extensive set of skills that he utilizes to deliver memorable and meaningful performances. Whether your tastes are classical or contemporary, Steve can produce unique musical selections that represent the relationship between you and your partner. His professional nature, adaptability, and sensitivity to clients' desires all combine to make Steve a sought-after wedding musician.
Steve studied piano privately at Salem College in his early teen years and then attended the North Carolina School of the Arts during high school, where he studied under the renowned Dr. Clifton Matthews. Steve has performed many styles of music with a variety of groups across the Carolinas, entertaining at weddings, corporate events, and private events. He was influenced early on by pop artists such as James Taylor, Carole King, Elton John, and Billy Joel.
Key Elegance can provide elegant piano melodies for ceremonies, cocktail hours, and receptions. Steve is able to supply his own keyboard and PA system when a piano isn't available. His repertoire includes traditional wedding songs, and he can also cover up-to-date, modern selections. Though Steve's repertoire is vast, he is also willing to learn new songs that are meaningful to each couple. Moreover, clients can avail of the following services and equipment through this company:
Recommended by 100% of couples
Sarah Johnson · Married on 08/03/2019
My mom hired him (I’m the bride)
Steve played piano at my wedding and he did a great job! 10/10 would HIGHLY recommend, he’ll work with you and he’s very flexible! I loved working with Steve!!!Sent on 08/12/2019
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.