Over 25 years live performing experience, Sharon is available for all your special occasions and social events. Pianist has over 350 songs available from all eras and genres, including classical, ambient, adult contemporary, gosple, R and B, Blues, Jazz, jazz fusion and freestyle, country, pop, rock, stride, ragtime, boogiewoogie, honkytonk, swing, latin, ballroom, oldies, bigbandand many others. Reasonable rates. San Antonio and surrounding cities. Can travel up to 100 miles to venue, if needed. Pianist also has a portable digital piano to rent for venues without a piano. ie outdoors ect.
Professional Associations & Certifications
- San Antonio Blues Society, National association of performing Pianist guild of America,SXSW,National
- Society of Performing Pianist, UT Austin, alumni
- Cash Only, Money Orders, Personal Checks, Travelers Checks
|Person||Sharon Abney Pianist for Hire|
|City||San Antonio, TX|
|Phone Number||(210) 396-7408|
Sharon Abney Pianist for Hire
Sharon began her musical career at the age of nine in St Louis, attending formal private piano lessons until she was thirteen. Surprisingly, Sharon is self taught, thereafter. People are surprised to hear this after listening to her perform.. Her advanced level of performance truly exceeds the amount of years spent in formal lessons. She began performing and teaching at 14 years old. At age 17, she became the keyboardist for a well known band performing different venues in South and Central Texas.Yes, she moved away and joined a rock band! At age 20, she began college at UT Austin where she earned a double major in Music and Pharmacy.What a combination!. During college, she was the Lobby Bar Pianist, performing nightly at the Omni Hotel in Austin. Other venues include Barton Creek Country Club, Green Pasteur's Restaurant, Driskill and Four Seasons Hotels in Austin, Omni Hotel in Corpus Christi, Embassy Suites, in McAllen, Texas, and other private events. Her repertoire is extensive, containing many different musical genres. These include Rag, Classical, Pop, .Ambient, Honky Tonk, Boogie Woogie, R and B, Adult Contemporary, Country, Jazz, Fusion, Freestyle Jazz, Rock. Most of the songs she performs are the unique arrangements created by Sharon,which add to the enjoyment of her audiences.Sharon has composed many songs throughout her career, which she performs upon request.Her influences include Jely Roll Morton, Liberache, Elton John, Art Tatum, Lux Lewis,Marcia Ball to name a few. She is member of several musician organizations throughout the United States. She presently resides in San Antonio, Texas and performs regularly for audiences. She also is Director of North Central Piano Academy and gives Piano lessons for students of all ages and levels..
Typical Gig Duration: 60 - 300 minutes
The audience will experience a medley of familiar songs that are remastered arranged to accentuate the feeling and styles of every song. Sing a long's are encouraged as well as requests. Speciial requests requiring learning and practice can also be done. Audience participation is encouiraged as well as socializing between us Past performances are often longer than the agreed gig and I do not have a problem with that. I am flattered and enjoy every minute so I DO NOT CHARGE EXTRA FOR HRS OVER unless there is a scheduling conflict, which is rare. People in the audience are upbeat and thrilled with many of the songs. There is something for everyone. I play the songlist with differenyt styles, speed ect alterating between other styles. I can play softly for dinner/background or can get Down AND REALLY POUND KEYS, whatever your desire.jUST LET ME KNOW. I do require breaks every 1-1/2 hr for 5-10 minutes. If extra time is wanted, I do require tha the prorated fee be paid at that time.My minimum time is 2 hours and maximum is 6 hours. I also can furnish a digital piano to perform on for venue without a piano. The fee is 100.00 and I would also need an electrical outlet for this.
Sharon was delightful to listen to all evening at my husbands Crawfish Boil/Birthday Party. She played a wide range of tunes that young and old enjoyed and of course, led us in singing Happy Birthday!!
Sharon was a wonderful addition to my Christmas party. She plays the piano beautifully! So many people commented! She communicated easily and promptly prior to the event in order to fully understand what my needs would be. Very easy to work with and accommodating. I would recommend Sharon for any type of gathering.