B i o g r a p h y
Tanner Palmer is a professional pianist and private musical instructor teaching the art of piano by ear. Tanner is from Southern California and relocated to Colorado in 2009.
Tanner is well defined and professional in appearance. He is a self-taught pianist playing exclusively by ear since the age of four. The fact that Tanner does not read music is what sets him apart from other pianists. When you hire Tanner, you hire talent and not his degree in music because he does not have one - He doesn't need it to produce fine music for fine events.
Tanner's piano music can be best described as thoughtful, emotional, nostalgic, diverse, and for lack of a better term, "couture". Some of Tanner's musical influences include Yanni, Danny Wright, Michael Buble, Jim Brickman, (and other modern influences), The Andrew Sisters, Glenn Miller, George Gershwin, Irving Berlin, Kander & Ebb, Rogers & Hammerstein, Andrew Lloyd Webber.
Before relocating to Colorado in 2009, Tanner performed on piano for fine events all over Southern California including the affluent areas of Coto de Caza, Downtown Long Beach, Seal Beach, Rancho Palos Verdes, Costa Mesa, San Juan Capistrano, Newport Coast, Carlsbad, and La Jolla to name a few.
He was the exclusive pianist at South Coast Winery Resort & Spa where he performed in the fine dining establishment, The Vineyard Rose. He was also the exclusive pianist for Penfold's Cattle Company, now known as The Gambling Cowboy located just North of San Diego, California. Additionally, he has experience as the exclusive pianist for the privately owned, reservation only Briar Rose Winery located in the heart of Temecula California's wine country.
Each performance is tailored to fit the tastes and styles of his patrons coupled with the atmosphere of the event at hand. Tanner's music never overpowers events or venues. The music is meant to add to the overall experience of the venue with sensitivity to the nature of the event, not detract from it.
Tanner's signature is two-fold. He has mastered the art of blending music from song to song creating one continuous medley. Additionally, he has an extremely light touch on the piano and can finesse the keys of a piano to extract the most tender sounds possible. Some pianists "pound" on the keyboard during every song, every genre they play, and at every venue ignoring the natural and dynamic movement of music. Tanner invites and entices his audience with delightful tonality, bending the ears of his listeners to accept his musical offering.
Tanner Palmer offers live piano music for private parties, luncheons, business/private events, guests of honor parties, fine dining restaurants and experiences, home tours, themed parties, Christmas/holiday gatherings, wine tastings, memorial services, funerals, wedding ceremonies, and more...