Cory Reese wasn't exactly a child prodigy when it came to playing the piano. In fact, he never took a piano lesson in his life, and is unable to read music. The family piano growing up did more to collect dust than to fill the house with music. Cory grew up in Sandy, Utah, and was much more interested in playing sports than in sitting down at the piano. It wasn't until the age of eighteen that he determined that he was going to teach himself how to play. After countless hours of learning how to play the music of other composers, he slowly began to write music himself. Five years later, he recorded his first CD, Moment of Peace, at Spiral Studios. Referred to as his 'musical autobiography,' his record Moment of Peace is a chronicle of the young man's life. Personal moments such as the anticipation of the birth of his child, and the death of his father are played through the notes of his music. Since this time, Cory has released Heart To Hear: Instrumental and Solo Piano, as well as a live CD recorded during a concert in southern Utah. It is clear that Cory's personality is in the music. Each note is deliberate and intentional as he weaves a picture in the mind of the listener. Cory's music captures the essence of moving solo piano music. Often compared to the music of George Winston, David Lanz, and Paul Cardall, Cory's music builds on that of his mentors to create a unique, touching, and melodic sound. He signed a distribution deal with Inspired Ideas in March of 2002, which has placed his music in stores across the country. Cory earned a Masters degree in Social Work, and works as a mental health therapist at an adolescent residential treatment facility when he is not playing the piano. He is married and has two children. 'Cory has a way of taking you out of the hectic daily routine so that you can experience your own 'moment of peace.' - Michael R. Hicks, pianist and three-time Pearl Award nominee 'Cory plays very personal music from the heart.' - David Lanz, pianist and Decca Recording Artist 'The one thing that stood out most to me is that among all the people who have shared their piano albums with me, Cory has the most professional touch and feeling in his performance. His sensitivity with each note and the use of dynamics is nearly perfect.' - Paul Cardall, Billboard Top 20 Recording Artist.
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