Monday, December 17, 2012

Getting in the Christmas Spirit with THE PIANO GUYS!

I had the most fabulous weekend! A good friend of mine, the author of The Style Sister's blog, hosted a dinner party. It was great to get together with close friends. As you would imagine, the table settings were spectacular, and the company was too.

Afterwards, I attended another Christmas party where Jon Schmidt from The Piano Guys treated the guests to a private concert. Talk about a phenomenal experience! Jon Schmidt is one talented individual! One of my favorite moments was when he played Rudolf the Red-nosed Reindeer while laying on the piano bench and playing upside down.

Simply put, Jon's music makes me happy. It's inspiring to see him sharing his talent and enriching the lives of others. Hearing that concert and watching him perform with his whole heart and soul made me want to be a better writer. He made me want to try harder, to reach higher, and to never give up on my dreams.

Not only is Jon an amazing musician, but he's a down-to-earth guy. My family and I got a chance to talk to him before the concert, and he was very gracious when we paid him compliments, often turning our comments around to compliment us.

If you've never seen The Piano Guys in action, this will be a real treat! They do a series of youtube videos. My favorite is when they play the Charlie Brown Melody at a rest home. It's fun to watch the energy that builds when Jon begins to play.



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    All comments are welcome and I’m happy to fix any errors or omissions.

    Best wishes and many thanks,