Sunday, May 20, 2012

88 MILLION Views

Friday night I got to take the kids to The Piano Guys in concert. Jon Schmidt on piano and Steven Sharp Nelson on cello started putting a handful of music videos on Youtube exactly one year ago and since then, they have hit around 88 MILLION views. This is the big leagues. This Coldplay song is one of my favorites, filmed in an area where I often run:


Click HERE to visit their Youtube page for more songs. I promise you won't regret it. My kids treated me like Justin Bieber when they learned that I have worked with both of these guys. (In my other life I'm also a piano player.) They were thrilled to hang out with Jon after the show:

They were also amazed when they learned that Steve has played cello on a few of my CDs. They were ecstatic to see him after the show too:

We had a memorable night together. All of us went home wanting to work harder at the piano.

9 comments:

  1. I am so super jealous.... Love Jon Schmidt and the Piano guys.

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  2. Being a piano teacher myself I totally appreciate your kids desire to want to work harder at the piano. Good job kiddos!

    These performers definitely are pretty cool! You just went up a notch on the coooool thermometer too Cory for having the opportunity to work with them.

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  3. And all of a sudden Dad's cool! That's so nice that you could do that with your kids.

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  4. It was great bumping into you guys that night. What an awesome show!

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  5. Wow, awesome talent! Great that you can do things like this with your kids and even better they think you are so cool!

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  6. Ultra marathoner. Gifted piano player. Cool dad. Nice and generous neighbor.

    Nobody can be that perfect. There is a skeleton in your closet somewhere. When I find it, look out!

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  7. He came to our town a couple of years ago and I was really impressed. My 17 year old plays the piano pretty well and we told him he could use it to get girls later on. So cool that you got to work with him.

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  8. I discovered The Piano Guys not that long ago. Now, I can't get enough of them. Peponi is one of my favorite of their pieces.

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  9. SO cool, thanks for sharing! Love Joh Schmidt...and everytime I hear anything from him I want to get better at the piano too. I've played all my life but really neglected it in the last few years. That's awesome that you've worked with him!

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