Welcome to the official website of musician David Alexander Shenton.


David’s is a composer, pianist, violinist, arranger, orchestrator and producer. His compositions have been praised as “totally ingenius” by BBC Radio 3’s Jeremy Sams; his piano playing (in particular as an accompanist) has been described as “the pinnacle of accompanists in the world today,” and “…able to switch from tour de force classical piano repertoire to swinging jazz or pop on the turn of a dime”. As arranger and pianist, David has appeared on some 25 albums, and has collaborated with some 300 renowned singers and instrumentalists from every genre, ranging from Pinchas Zukerman to Chris Botti to Alfie Bøe to The John Wilson Orchestra to Vanessa Williams to Marilyn Maye, and many more.


Thanks for visiting!

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I'm thrilled to announce that one of the two operas I wrote during the pandemic premiered on April 17th & 18th. The first opera in Bellissima Opera's Tales of Transcendence series ON CALL: COVID-19 be premiered by the Bellissima Opera Cast on April 17 & 18, 2021 and will be performed by the Western Michigan University Opera Department on May 1 & 2, 2021. For more information please click on the images above.

Cheers! ~ David

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I'm excited to announce the release of my Santa Claus Variations, produced by STEINWAY & SONS.


"A virtuosic take on the holiday favorite 'Santa Claus Is Coming to Town.' A brilliant set of variations by composer David Shenton incorporating each of Chopin’s 24 etudes in a thrilling performance by pianist Joanne Polk."

STEINWAY & SONS, 11/6/2020




DISCLAIMER: All services are to be scheduled with the understanding that David Shenton will operate with a 24-hour cancellation policy for all private lessons, rehearsals and recording sessions unless otherwise discussed and agreed upon. All lessons are to be paid for in advance. Rehearsals are to be paid at the end of the rehearsal unless otherwise agreed upon. Package deals are to be discussed on a case by case basis and are to be paid in full prior to the commencement of lessons. All lessons are non-refundable, unless David somehow violates the commitment or good will intent of the arrangement. All lessons are to be arranged by the client. All package deals for private lessons will expire after 6 months of the date of the first lesson. Regular lessons are highly recommended and discussed upon commencement of lessons, since sporadically scheduled lessons over a long period of time are non-effective. David Shenton is a member of ASCAP and all uses of his music and or arrangements music be agreed upon by David prior to performances, streaming, recording, or filming. © ShentonMusic 2021

David at Redlands Bowl