"Music on the Brain" Piano Studio in northeast Overland Park, Johnson County, KS offers piano and voice lessons for adults and children as young as 4 years old (10+ for voice students) from all parts of the Kansas City metro. Weekly individual lessons are enhanced with small group lessons every 6 to 8 weeks, providing a fun environment in which to perform for each other and learn more about music and the piano. Click here to learn more!
May's Composer of the Month: Ian Axel
Tuesday, May 1, 2018 by Sarah Folkerts | Composer of the Month
Ian Axel was born in New Jersey in 1985, and showed musical talent almost from the very beginning. He was composing short songs on the piano when he was only 3 years old!
Ian went to NYU after high school to study music business, where he met classmate Chad Vaccarino. Chad loved Ian’s piano music, and encouraged Ian to sing—he even paid for Ian's first voice lesson. They wrote songs together, and in 2006 Ian began performing them around New York. Soon after, Ian recorded an album with all of the songs co-written by Chad. In 2012, they joined forces and formed a band together called A Great Big World.
A Great Big World has won numerous awards, including a Grammy in 2015 for Best Pop Duo/ Group Performance (with Christina Aguilera.) Their music is often featured on television, including GLEE!, One Tree Hill, MTV, The Amazing Race, ESPN, Good Morning America, the Rachael Ray Show, and more.
Ian lives in New Jersey with his wife Lina and their son Bowie.
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