Steve Scholz

Steve S.

San Francisco, CA

About Steve S.

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Steve teaches: Ages 10 and up
Teaching since: 2005
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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!



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


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


Masters Degree - Jazz Piano Performance
Aug 2009 - May 2011
Florida State University
Masters Degree - Jazz Piano Performance
Aug 2009 - May 2011
Florida State University

3 Reviews on Steve S.

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Neslihan D. Feb 20, 2017
· Piano · In home Steve has the right balanced approach to teaching, he's not overwhelming but on the other hand encourages me to push my limits to improve. He's experience shows through his comments and how he understands the underlying problem/issue. He will point out to the source of the mistake. He has a very calm and relatable personality. After a long break to piano playing, I find myself lucky to have found such a great teacher. I highly recommend Steve.
Bryan Jan 31, 2017
· Piano · In studio My first lesson with Steve was fantastic. Having little to no formal history with the piano myself, the idea of learning the instrument seemed a little intimidating, but Steve is so professional and knowledgable, I couldn't help but feel at ease. He takes the time to get to know your specific learning strategies, tastes, and skill so that he can personally tailor your sessions. Going in, I was excited and a little nervous, but I left our session feeling genuinely confident in my learning ability. He's a great guy too - I can't recommend him enough.
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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