Piano and Cello at the Grand Canyon

The Piano Guys

The Piano Guys David Guetta / Faure playing at the Grand Canyon

What do you get when you mix up a marketing genius that does video, a studio engineer that writes music, a pianist that had a successful solo career, and a cellist that does pretty much everything? The Piano Guys: a miraculous meeting of “guys” with the same intrinsic purpose – to make a positive impact in the lives of people all over the world through music videos.

They’re not your average musical group, but they’re not your average rock stars, either. Four Utah dads became piano movers of sorts, and in the process exploded into global music video sensations known as The Piano Guys. Lee Cowan introduces us to the men behind the YouTube hits.

The Piano Guys began their quest to perform at all of the Seven Wonders of the World two years ago when they played on the Great Wall of China. Pianist Jon Schmidt described it as a surreal experience that had him thinking, “Wow, I’m glad my mom made me practice

About the Author

Bill West
The founder and director of several art and sculpture related marketing companies along with their companion websites. Bill West is all about Art, Sculpture. Music, Architecture, Technology and items that move like cars and all motion related cool - all things Spatial. Bill West first became involved in the visual communications industry in 1972. Starting with a Craft store, then moving into commercial and fine arts store and both wholesale and retail as well as publishing our own 300 page catalog. That morphed in as gallery and large custom picture frame operation. Soon after that we ventured into drafting and engineering supply company and large scale photo reprographics services operation with complete large format color lab! Next came a Computer graphics systems integration company. Selling both cad/cam systems and micro-computer design cad systems which integrated AutoCad and 3D visualization programs to the PC. Always a forward thinker, Bill can spot market changes in the making and is good at positioning companies to benefit from that eventuality. A good example of this seeming clairvoyance is the way he jumped on the internet in 1993. By 1995 he had created a respected internet marketing business catering to the visual arts community.

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