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Eclectic Pianist Extraordinaire

Piano from Indianapolis, IN - Will travel up to 100 miles
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$100 - $300 per event
John Kates, a.k.a. Eclectic Pianist Extraordinaire, is a polished pianist for private parties, wedding ceremonies and/or receptions, funerals, or various types of social gatherings. Started playing piano at four years of age. Branched off into ragtime when 12 years old. Studied jazz arranging and improvisation along with classical styles while attending Interlochen Music Camp during high school years. Earned Bachelor's degree in Piano Performance at Michigan State University, then completed a Master's degree in Piano at Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore, Maryland. Worked with the Air Force Band for 20 years, retiring from the Air Force in 2002.

Also specializes in accompanying classically-trained vocalists and instrumentalists.

In addition, has composed many original compositions, including songs with lyrics.
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Tennessee Waltz
The Lennon Sisters
Josephine
Lawrence Welk
Baby Face
Lawrence Welk
Alley Cat
Lawrence Welk
Beer Barrel Polka
Lawrence Welk
Clarinet Polka
Lawrence Welk
Bubbles in the Wine
Lawrence Welk
Good Night, Sleep Tight
Lawrence Welk
It's Not Unusual
Tom Jones
Stompin' at the Savoy
Benny Goodman
Piano
Classical Piano
Jazz Piano
Pop Piano
Top 40 Piano
Rock Piano
Oldies Piano
Ambient Piano
Christmas Music Piano
Proms
Weddings
Baby Showers
Bar Mitzvahs
Celebrations
Funerals
Happy Hours
Picnic
Bachelorette Parties
Concerts
Bat Mitzvahs
Bridal Showers
Events
Bachelor Parties
Banquets
Christenings
Conventions
Festivals
Fundraisers
Halloween Parties
Meetings
Birthday Parties (Kids)
Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Luau Parties
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Please note Eclectic Pianist Extraordinaire will also travel to Zionsville, Carmel, Whitestown, Brownsburg, Westfield, Fishers, Avon, Pittsboro, Sheridan, Noblesville, Beech Grove, Lebanon, Lizton, Mc Cordsville, Plainfield, Crawfordsville, Hillisburg, Cicero, Camby, Danville, Goldsmith, Arcadia, Greenwood, Kirklin, Fortville, Ingalls, Jamestown, New Palestine, Stockwell, Clayton.
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