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The Piano Guys

Classical Crossover Act & YouTube Sensation; Known for Their Covers of Pop Songs on Classical Instruments

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The Piano Guys Biography

The Piano Guys is a musical group hailing from Utah. The group, which consists of pianist Jon Schmidt, cellist Steven Sharp Nelson, videographer Paul Anderson, and music producer Al van der Beek, is known for combining elements of pop, rock and roll, and classical music.

The Piano Guys gained popularity through YouTube, where they posted piano and cello renditions of popular songs and classical music. Schmidt and Nelson's music is accompanied by professional-quality videos shot and edited by Paul Anderson (formerly by Tel Stewart).

As of August 2018, the group had surpassed 1.6 billion views on their YouTube channel and had 6.2 million subscribers. To date, they have topped the Billboard Classical Albums chart six times and the New Age Albums chart eight times.

Before The Piano Guys took off commercially, all of its members were middle-aged family men with separate careers. Schmidt had a solo musical career with eight albums and seven piano books to his credit. Nelson owned a real estate agency, Anderson owned a piano store, and van der Beek operated a recording studio in his home. After signing with Sony in 2012, all four quit their jobs to pursue their joint musical career.

All four members of The Piano Guys are devout Mormons, and each of them served full-time proselyting missions: Anderson in Washington state, Schmidt in Norway, with Nelson and van der Beek in separate missions in Korea. The group prays together before each recording session, video shoot, concert, and songwriting session.

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    Booking fees for The Piano Guys, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire The Piano Guys, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • WHO IS THE AGENT FOR The Piano Guys?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like The Piano Guys for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book The Piano Guys for your next private or corporate function.
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Classical Crossover Act & YouTube Sensation; Known for Their Covers of Pop Songs on Classical Instruments

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The Piano Guys Biography

The Piano Guys is a musical group hailing from Utah. The group, which consists of pianist Jon Schmidt, cellist Steven Sharp Nelson, videographer Paul Anderson, and music producer Al van der Beek, is known for combining elements of pop, rock and roll, and classical music.

The Piano Guys gained popularity through YouTube, where they posted piano and cello renditions of popular songs and classical music. Schmidt and Nelson's music is accompanied by professional-quality videos shot and edited by Paul Anderson (formerly by Tel Stewart).

As of August 2018, the group had surpassed 1.6 billion views on their YouTube channel and had 6.2 million subscribers. To date, they have topped the Billboard Classical Albums chart six times and the New Age Albums chart eight times.

Before The Piano Guys took off commercially, all of its members were middle-aged family men with separate careers. Schmidt had a solo musical career with eight albums and seven piano books to his credit. Nelson owned a real estate agency, Anderson owned a piano store, and van der Beek operated a recording studio in his home. After signing with Sony in 2012, all four quit their jobs to pursue their joint musical career.

All four members of The Piano Guys are devout Mormons, and each of them served full-time proselyting missions: Anderson in Washington state, Schmidt in Norway, with Nelson and van der Beek in separate missions in Korea. The group prays together before each recording session, video shoot, concert, and songwriting session.

The Piano Guys Videos

  • Someone You Loved (Piano/Cello) Charity & Andres Farewell ...
  • Let It Go (Disney's "Frozen") Vivaldi's Winter - The Piano Guys ...
  • Coldplay - Paradise (Peponi) African Style (ft. guest artist, Alex...

FAQs on booking The Piano Guys

  • How to book The Piano Guys?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like The Piano Guys for both live and virtual events for over 20 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for The Piano Guys, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for The Piano Guys or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book The Piano Guys?

    Booking fees for The Piano Guys, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire The Piano Guys, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for The Piano Guys?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like The Piano Guys for clients worldwide for more than 20 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book The Piano Guys for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent The Piano Guys or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for The Piano Guys or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

The Piano Guys is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book The Piano Guys for your event is $100,000 - $200,000. The Piano Guys generally travels from UT, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Train, Jimmy Eat World, Lifehouse, Pentatonix and One Direction. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling The Piano Guys for an upcoming live or virtual event.

The Piano Guys Speaker Videos

  • Someone You Loved (Piano/Cello) Charity & Andres Farewell ...
    Let It Go (Disney's "Frozen") Vivaldi's Winter - The Piano Guys ...
  • Coldplay - Paradise (Peponi) African Style (ft. guest artist, Alex Boye ...
    One Direction - What Makes You Beautiful (5 Piano Guys, 1 piano ...

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

If you are the talent, and wish to request removal from this catalog or report an issue with your profile, please click here.

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