Born in Long Island, New York and raised in New Smyrna Beach, Florida – Steve Scholz began his career as a professional musician at age 15.
Working his way through the gig scene of the greater Daytona Beach area, Steve quickly gained prominence amongst local musicians and began to hone his skills as a performer and entertainer in hotel lobbies, restaurants, bars, weddings and private parties. During these formative years the young pianist didn’t hesitate to prove himself in more formal settings as well. Awarded the illustrious position of jazz pianist for the Florida All-State Jazz Band three years in a row (2003, 2004, 2005), nominated “outstanding soloist” and IAJE notification at FSU Jazz Festival (2005), UNF Jazz Festivals (2004, 2005), Lakeside Jazz Festival (2004,2005) First-Place Winner in the Duke Brown Blues Scholarship Competition (Daytona Beach Florida, 2005) and First-Place Winner in the Central Florida Jazz Society Competition in (Orlando, Florida 2005).
San Francisco, CA
Willing to teach
Intermediate to advanced students
Masters Degree - jazz piano performnce FSU
Adjunct professor of jazz/popular piano at Contra Costa College
Diablo Valley College
$60hr all ages all levels