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  2. Who Are The Piano Guys? Jon Schmidt Pianist/Songwriter Steven Sharp Nelson Cellist/Songwriter Paul Anderson Producer/ Videographer Al van der Beek Music Producer/ Songwriter

  3. Their Story… • Jon came into Paul’s piano store (The Piano Guys) in St. George, Utah to see if he could practice for one of his upcoming concerts • Paul approached Jon with his idea to market his pianos with music videos via the internet • Jon’s friend Steve, a “multi-instrumentalist” and pioneer of a new methodology to cello and song-writing, joined the team • Al met Steve when helping move him into a home in his neighborhood • Al’s “decked-out” studio along with his engineering skills became the most important writing tool for The Piano Guys

  4. Their Vision… “…is to create music and videos that inspire and uplift. Whatever we do, we put out heart and souls into every note and frame.”

  5. Their New Genre… A mix of Pop/Rock, New Age, and Classical along with videos.

  6. Their Dream… Perform on the Great Wall of China! Playing “Oogway Ascends” from “Kung Fu Panda”

  7. Their Challenge… "People laughed at us when we said we were determined to do it."

  8. Their Reality… On the Great Wall of China! With only 12 hours to film…  "This was a life-changing experience for us."

  9. Their Albums… 2011 2012 2013

  10. Their Video/Song List… Home (NEW!): Berlin: Begin Again: Mission: Impossible: We Three Kings: O Come, Emmanuel: Lord of the Rings: Titanium / Pavane: What Makes You Beautiful: Rockelbels Canon: A Thousand Years: Bourne Vivaldi: So Happy Together: Can't Help Falling in Love: Somewhere Over the Rainbow/Simple Gifts: Beethoven's Five Secrets: Just the Way You Are: Paradise (Peponi):

  11. Carol of the Bells: Where Are You, Christmas?: Cello Wars: Without You: More Than Words: O Fortuna: All of Me: Nearer My God to Thee: Rolling in the Deep (vocal): Rolling in the Deep (instrumental): Charlie Brown Medley: Twinkle Lullaby: Bring Him Home: ThePianoGuys Day Off: Rock Meets Rachmaninoff: Moonlight: Desert Symphony: The Cello Song: Harry Potter Theme: Bittersweet: Michael Meets Mozart: To the Summit: Waterfall: Dumb Song: Game Day (Indoor Version): of the Caribbean: Game Day:

  12. Their Success… 2 Million YouTube subscribers as of October 7, 2013!

  13. “Music is designed to be shared. …The actual experience, feelings, and meaning of music is determined and shaped by the social worlds within which it exists.” --Joseph A. Kotarba, et al.

  14. REFERENCES: Kotarba, Joseph A., Bryce Merrill, J. Patrick Williams, and Phillipi Vannini. Understanding Society Through Popular Music, Second Edition. New York and London: Routledge, 2013. 39. Print.