"Nocturne in Eb major" (Chopin)
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I grew up in Quebec, Canada and at an early age declared to myself that I would be a pianist when I grew up. Since piano lessons were not readily available in my rural area I was mainly self taught immersing myself in listening to the wonders of classical piano music and following the printed music. Later I was fortunate to study piano at both Tyndale College and the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto. Over the years I have had the privilege of playing piano in many venues including some in Canada, Europe, and most recently, Mexico. I have also been fortunate to play piano for many special events in places like the Denver Country Club, The Governor’s Mansion, the Stanley Hotel and the Rialto Theater in Loveland as well as having been chosen as the featured Colorado Front Range musician for the recent TedX events. And a recent update: Was invited to play at Carnegie hall in October 2015 to perform two of my original piano pieces for an awards ceremony for New Age/Ambiant piano writings. What an honor!
I have released four piano CD’s. Two are of original piano pieces for relaxation and meditation, one jazzy one for Christmas, and one of some of my favorite classical piano solos. As well as performing classical piano I also enjoy playing more contemporary and pop music as well as occasionally picking up my guitar.
I currently reside in Loveland but also serve the areas of Fort Collins, Denver, and Boulder and other cites along the Front Range of Colorado. I maintain a private piano studio at my home in Loveland where I offer professional quality teaching. It features a very special Steinway grand piano! I very much enjoy providing musical instruction, piano lessons, writing music, and yes even practicing! Being both a pianist and a teacher is great!
I love what I do and hope I will get the privilege of sharing the joy of music with you! -- Gary
"Moonlight Sonata" (Beethoven)
Gary Schmidt has been a featured artist on Real Piano Music.com since December 18, 2017.
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"Nocturne in C# minor" (Chopin)