The Piano Guys from St George Utah

Enjoy one of my favorite Piano Guys videos.

It’s Friday, and I like to write fun things on Friday, calling it Friday is for fun. Actually on this blog it all should be about fun. Even the serious real estate business is fun. December has the Piano Guys in concert at Energy Solutions Arena on December 2oth. “A Family Christmas” is the theme. I have my tickets, I think there are still some seats available for you to join in on the fun.

About the Piano Guys: Paul Anderson owned a piano shop in St George, Utah. He met musician Jon Schmidt as the latter walked in to ask if he could practice there for an upcoming concert. Months later, Paul and Tel Stewart (then just for fun) started making videos together with Jon Schmidt. It was not too long after that they did their first collaboration with Jon , Steven Sharp Nelson, and AL Van Der Beek as the studio and music technician. After the five of them started collaborating the group really started to take off, producing a music video each week and posting it to YouTube.

Several of the group’s YouTube videos have over 20 million views, while all of them have over 750,000. As of October 2014, The Piano Guys’ YouTube channel had more than half a billion total video views and over three million subscribers. In June 2011, The Piano Guys won the “Most Up-and-Coming Channel” award in the YouTube “On the Rise” contest with “Michael Meets Mozart” with Jon Schmidt and Steven Sharp Nelson.

My first discovery of the Piano Guys was probably like many in that it was not only the music that was upbeat and catchy but the video presentation was just captivating. I remember grabbing Kathleen and we sat at my iPad and went from one video to another.