if you haven't booked your Christmas Entertainment yet, i hope you will consider me for your event. I am available this year on short notice I play by ear, and some of my arrangements, while my own, i have yet to copyright. I usually play love songs, ambient music of the 50's 60's 70's and spiritual, gospel. I have played for 4 years at Sunrise Retirement Center at a Prestonwood Ministry each Sunday afternoon with a once a month performance for the residence. I am competitive in my fee but if you are on a limited budget, don't do without entertainment because of it before talking to me. I have a day job.
On the VIDEOs, tap the pencil button to play the sample songs.
Yes you are reading right,
World Class Entertainer. Why I Know ?
I use Chuck when I Need a GOOD
Piano player for my recordings in Nashville.
Only the best is good enough for me.
Now since Floyd Cramer passed away,
there´s nobody else to keep his style go on living.
Cordially Teddy Grimstad.
Thihawatha Records Nashville TN
Price Range: $100-$125/Hr if within 20 Mi of 635/Luna Rd
Gig Length: 45 - 300 minutes
What to Expect
A variety of music, simply put, i play from the heart, and not the written note. I do not play jazz, R&B, Rock, simply easy-listening only.
Because I play by ear, i can put emotion and feelling into what i play. Fortunately, i don't have to flip pages which is a distraction at its finest.
I live in Plano, TX, originally from Madill, OK. I have played since the age of 4. I play at an upscale retirement center in Plano for an afternoon church service for Prestonwood Baptist Church adult ministry and also hold a once-a month concert for the residence there, along with jokes, audience interaction, and sometime sing along type songs. What you can expect from me is a professional performance even though i would be considered a hobbyist by most. I have a day job so I am affordable. I send WAV or MP3 samples of several songs to interested event planners to make sure their decision to hire me is the right one. I do not charge a cancellation fee. I use a KORG M50 88-key board and prefer to play my own equipment but am open to playing the piano provided so long as it is in tune, and not too large for the room. I am available on short notice. I have been married 35 years and have a son 34 and a God/son 39 and several grandchildren. I can accompany singers if required.
Past Booked Events
|December 12, 2015||Anniversary Party|
|February 20, 2015||Birthday Party|
Excerpts from The Sound of Music; Excerpts from Fiddler on the Roof; Almost like a Song, My way, Theme from The Apartment, For you, Forevermore (Filipino love song); Do you know, To all the girls i've loved before, Your cheatin' heart, You are always on my mind, Classical medley,
Love me with all your heart, Shangra-la, Memories, Stranger in Paradise, Somewhere out there, Unchained melody, Remember. SPIRITUAL : The Lord's Prayer, The Holy City, The Prayer, medley of Jesus Loves me/At the cross, Unclouded Day, It is well, Amazing Grace, The Greatest Thing/In the presence, People Need the Lord, Never Grow Old, What child is this?, O Holy Night, O For a Thousand Tongues, Be Still my soul.
Influences & Inspiration
When I was in the 2nd grade, I was invited to play a performance for then Southwestern Bell Telephone Company's Statewide meeting at the Ardmore, OK Auditorium. Also, having been invited to play at events where two different Oklahoma Governors were the keynote speakers definitely influenced my resolve to want to continully strive to improve.
Ample electrical outlets