Steve Scholz

Steve S.

San Francisco, CA

About Steve S.

Background check: Last verified 06/02/2016
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Steve teaches: Ages 10 and up
Teaching since: 2005
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Overview

Hi! Music learning should be natural and fun - I am Professional working/touring pianist/keyboardist (Masters Degree and Bachelors Degree in jazz piano performance) and former adjunct professor of jazz/popular piano and beginning piano at Diablo Valley College and Contra Costa College, and band director of grades 3-8.

I am fluent in all styles and have a long resume of professional and teaching experience as well the ability to teach all ages and types of current or future musicians who are passionate about diving deeper into learning and developing their craft.

Whether you are a hobbyist, long-time pro, or curious beginner - we can work together on staying inspired and creating the music you desire to make!!

Professionally I specialize in improvisation, jazz, blues rock, pop, funk, soul, American songbook standards, keyboards, Hammond B-3, as well as specific classical (Chopin, Bach, Satie, Beethoven etc)

Please inquire to find out more about my experience and to get in touch with references!

Best,

Steve

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Hi - a little welcome video about my teaching style and history

Experience

Adjunct Professor - Piano/Beginning Piano

Jan 2012 - May 2013
Diablo Valley College

Music Teacher/Band Director - grades 3-8

Aug 2011 - May 2013
Hacienda School

Adjunct Professor - Jazz and Popular Piano

Aug 2011 - May 2013
Contra Costa College

Graduate Faculty - jazz piano, jazz ensembles

Aug 2009 - May 2011
Florida State University

Education

Masters Degree - Jazz Piano Performance

Aug 2009 - May 2011
Florida State University

Masters Degree - Jazz Piano Performance

Aug 2009 - May 2011
Florida State University
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1 Review on Steve S.

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Peter M. Jul 5, 2016
Piano · In home
Steve is an incredible teacher. He brings his musicianship and academic experience together to deliver a highly professional and fun lesson. Steve has an uncanny ability to make things that seem hard at first, simple to understand and absorb. Although he has the academic and professional music background to to teach at the college level (he has), he is able to meet the student where they happen to be - beginner or expert. Steve's patience pays off for the student; I've been surprised at how well I can play things I've never dreamed of playing....all the while enjoying the journey immensely. I highly recommend Steve as a teacher.
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