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Jon Schmidt

Jon Schmidt

Title: Musician

Company: The Piano Guys

Location: Bountiful, Utah


Jon Schmidt began songwriting at age 11. He now has over one million YouTube subscribers with nearly 200 million views from his project called The Piano Guys. He is currently working on this project with Steven Sharp Nelson, they became an internet sensation because of their original self-made music videos. Some popular videos include, “Cello Wars” and “Peponi (Paradise)”.

Jon is a very talented pianist; his work is often described as New Age music with pop elements of hook and melody. He was born in Bountiful, Utah. He has released eight albums and seven piano books with original arrangements. He is noted for his treatment of harmony, counterpoint, and rhythm. His works were also featured on sample discs for the Iomega Hipzip Digital Audio Player with the pieces "Sacred Ground", "All of Me", and "Waterfall". Schmidt's influences include Mannheim Steamroller, Billy Joel, and Beethoven.

Related Huntsman News Articles:

Jon Schmidt of The Piano Guys Details His Road to 217 Million YouTube Views (The Huntsman Post - February 2013)


Entrepreneur Leadership Speaker Series: January 27, 2016

Lectures in Entrepreneurship: Jon Schmidt