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The Piano Guys

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OriginSt. George, Utah, USA
GenresRock, classical music, Jazz
Years active2011-present
  • Jon Schmidt (Piano Guy)
  • Steven Sharp Nelson (Cello Guy)
  • Tel Stewart (Videographer/Editor)
  • Paul Anderson (Producer/Videographer)
  • Al van der Beek (Music and Studio Guy)

The Piano Guys are an American musical group. The members are Jon Schmidt, Steven Sharp Nelson, Tel Stewart, Paul Anderson and Al van der Beek. They became famous because of YouTube, where they posted videos of renditions and mashups of popular songs with professional-looking video shots, edited by Paul Anderson and Tel Stewart. In December 2011, they released their first album, called Hits Volume 1. Their second album, The Piano Guys, got to number one on the Billboard New Age Albums and Classical Albums charts in 2012.[1]


Several of the group's YouTube videos have more than 15 million views. As of August 25, 2013, The Piano Guys' YouTube channel has more than 263 million video views altogether, and more than 1.8 million subscribers.[2]