Are you looking for a pianist that breaks the mold of "traditional pianist"? Then you've come to the right place on Gig Masters. Kim can elevate your event to an exceptional level with a repertoire of all styles and genres of music. Her passion for the pure sound quality and expressiveness of the piano has led her in a constant search for unusual songs that sound unique when played on the piano, but not originally written for the piano. Whether it be a dinner affair, business event, outdoor wedding or just a fun party, Kim has the music to make your event extraordinary. She understands that SONGS ARE THE STORIES OF OUR LIVES SET TO MUSIC!! Her digital piano with grand piano sound is transportable to just about anywhere. (She even played for a wedding ceremony in the woods)!!
Listed below is a sampling of some of her selections according to genre:
POP HITS: Hello (Adele), Collide (Howie Day), Who Says You Can't Go Home (Bon Jovi), Iris (Goo Goo Dolls), September (Chris Daughtry), The First Cut is the Deepest (Cheryl Crow), I'm Not the Only One (Sam Smith),Thinking Out loud (Ed Sheerin), All Of Me (John Legend), Part Time Lover (Stevie Wonder), Right Here Waiting (Richard Marx), Change the World (Eric Clapton), The Freshmen (The Verve Pipe), Black Hole Sun (Sound Garden)
CLASSIC ROCK: Nothing Else Matters (Metallica), The River (Bruce Springsteen), The Long Way (Dan Fogelberg), Because the Night (Patti Smith), Natural Woman (Aretha Franklin), Nights In White Satin (Moody Blues), Desperado (Eagles) Still You Turn Me On (Emerson, Lake, and Palmer), November Rain (Guns and Roses), Edge of Seventeen (Stevie Nicks), Right Now (Van Halen)
TIMELESS HITS: Hallelujah (Leonard Cohen), If You Could Read My Mind (Gordon Lightfoot), Knockin' On Heaven's Door (Bob Dylan) Midnight Train to Georgia (Gladys Knight and the Pips),When A Man Loves A Woman (Percy Sledge), Sound of Silence (Simon and Garfunkle), This Masquerade (Leon Russell)
BEATLES FAVORITES: And I Love Her, Got to Get You Into My Life, The Long and Winding Road, Oh Darling, When I'm Sixty-Four, Let It Be, Hey Jude
SHOW TUNES/MOVIE THEMES: Mia & Sebastian's Theme (La La Land), Written In the Stars (Aida), You'll Be In My Heart (Tarzan), Someday Out Of the Blue (The Road to El Dorado), I Dreamed A Dream (Les Miserables), When I Fall In Love (One Minute to Zero), A Thousand Years (Twilight--Breaking Dawn), Where Do I Begin ( Love Story)
JAZZ FAVORITES: I Only have Eyes For You (Harry Warren), Girl From Impanema (Antonio Carlos Jobim), Stardust (Hoagy Carmichael), These Foolish Things (Marvel, Strachey,Link) ,Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams (Koehler, Moll) The Last Time I Felt Like This (Marvin Hamlish), San Francisco Bay Blues ( Jesse Fuller,) Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man (Jerome Kern)
WEDDING FAVORITES: Winter Sonata (Japanese Movie Theme), Canon In D (Pachelbel), Trumpet Voluntary (Clarke), Trumpet Tune (Purcell), Ode to Joy (Beethoven), Harpsichord Concerto #5 in F Minor (Bach,)You Raise Me Up, Kiss the Rain, Angel Eyes
******IF THERE IS A SONG REQUEST NOT IN HER REPERTOIRE, KIM WILL ACCOMMODATE YOUR SPECIAL REQUEST******
Kim has graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Music Education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania where her major instrument of study was the piano. She also has a Master of Science degree in Education, and a second teaching certificate in Elementary Education from St. Francis University. She has taken courses in Music Therapy (the study of how music helps heal the body), and has also studied privately with Jimmie Amadie (of Woody Herman Fame). She has taught music and directed choral groups in the public school system for many years, and participated in "Building Bridges Through Art Smart" a study of arts infused education through Penn State University. Working in cooperation with the Art Department, she directed the musical portion of a Television Production for Children which featured a musical composition with lyrics written by the students in her music class. She has also been hired by the owners and managers of golf clubs and ski resorts (Chestnut Ridge Inn and Resort, 7 Springs Mountain Resort, Omni Bedford Springs Resort) restaurants, and lounges (Gettysburg Bed and Breakfast, Monteray Bay Fish Grotto (Pittsburgh), Omni William Penn Hotel (Pittsburgh), Purple Iris Restaurant (West Virginia), Harrigan's Lounge @ Holiday Inn (Johnstown), and was one of the featured performers at the David Tutera Bridal Event in Pittsburgh. She is presently a member of a Praise and Worship Band at her local church, and teaches private piano lessons to students of all ages and ability levels
(her present students range in age from six to ninety-one).
Playing the piano is Kim's passion, and she enjoys helping clients make their events unforgettable. No event is ever too small or too large, and Kim will work with all budgets to make live music available for you and your guests!!!.