“That rare combination of awesome piano skill and the voice of an angel.”
Piano and vocal performance
Sharon Davis is a professional piano player based in Melbourne, Australia.
In her 30 year live career, Sharon has played with and supported some of the finest musicians from Australia and overseas. Most notably Australian Idol star Emily Williams, ARIA Award-winning platinum selling singer Kate Ceberano and Grammy Award-winning American trumpeter, composer, producer Maurice “Mobetta” Brown.
Sharon maintains a busy solo and band gig diary in and around Melbourne. Venues include Memo Hall, The Spiegeltent, The Paris Cat, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne Town Hall and Melbourne Exhibition and Convention Centre.
She works as a soloist, doing completely live piano and vocal gigs. The Sharon Davis Trio includes local Jazz musicians on guitar and percussion/drums, and plays regularly at the RACV club.
She supplies solid rhythm section keyboards and backing vocals to a wide range of other bands, including the Elvis Big Band. Singers love her supportive and thoughtful accompaniment.
She also holds an Associate Diploma in Jazz Piano and degree in Arts Management from the WA Academy of Performing Arts.
Sharon teaches in person, and also online lessons, using Zoom. She specialises in KeyNotes Group lessons, where each song has multiple extension challenges. This means everyone in the group has something that’s a perfect fit to play. These classes are beautifully suited to beginner students.
Keynotes is underpinned by sound teaching pedagogy. It’s written by Melanie Bowes, who has a Masters in Music Education, and is currently further developing her knowledge as she undertakes a PhD. The program is delivered internationally, continues to be developed.
Sharon also teaches private lessons to a limited number of students.
She loves the joy of guiding newcomers to help them love music, and is a kind and encouraging teacher.