Self-described New Age classical pianist and film score composer. He combined elements of both genres, along with rock 'n roll, into his compositions.
He began composing his earliest pieces at age 11, and he was giving piano lessons by the time he was a teenager.
His collaboration with cellist Steven Sharp Nelson on The Piano Guys made them one of YouTube's most popular performers.
He was born in Salt Lake City to German immigrant parents who began teaching him classical music in his early youth. He has two daughters.
He mentioned Billy Joel as being among his musical influences.