Piano Style: Contemporary/Neoclassical. Thad’s music is often compared to the music of Jim Brickman, George Winston, or David Lanz.
Originally from Ottumwa Iowa, Thad currently lives in Missouri, and is married with three beautiful children. He has a Bachelors Degree in Psychology and a Degree in Music. Thad has been writing and composing music from an early age, which is his focus and passion. He grew up listening and studying classical music, which typically resounds some way in his music. Thad studied piano, violin, guitar, and percussion throughout his school years, and is currently focused on the piano and digital instruments. He is also a dedicated youth pastor and worship leader, whose passion is to serve the Lord. Thad currently has five CDs released which includes Grand Design, Vast, Love Without Words, Impromptus, Vol. 1, and his newest CD The Road Home. Thad's music is inspired by his life, family, and relationship with the Lord, and is intended for background music, or for times of meditation or relaxation. His music has been played all over the world in daycares, spas, retail stores, and business offices, during art shows, dinner parties, banquets, and weddings.
Thad’s music has been reviewed by Mainly Piano Publications and described as “music that blends a wealth of experience with deep emotion, creating a distinctive sound that is accessible to all yet complex enough for a more discerning ear, “very calming and uplifting”, “deeply emotional musical soliloquy where only heartfelt truths are spoken – stunning”! Vast was rated one of the best CDs for relaxation of 2009. In 2006 Thad joined Whisperings Solo Piano Radio which has been rated the #1 radio station on the internet for solo piano, and also includes legendary piano artists, David Lanz, Robin Spielberg, Suzanne Ciani, David Nevue, Wayne Gratz, and Michael Dulin, and has since joined Sky.fm radio, Pandora radio, SoloPiano.com Radio, Enlightened Piano Radio and GotRadio. In 2009, Thad won Best Music for Animation at the Swan Lake Moving Images and Music Awards for his song Gentle Whisper, off the album Vast, and was nominated again in 2010 for his song Forever (The Proposal). In 2011 Thad joined Hobby Lobby’s Audio Ambience Series, making his music readily available for purchase in over 40 states and 500 stores nation wide!