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Piano Trends Music

Piano Trends Music & Band can book or promote musicians in the Chicagoland area. If you see a musician or group that fits your needs for any event, wedding, reception or venue contact us and we will put you in touch with the right person to book your musician. We only work with musicians we know and trust and have a history of performance and value for their fees. We promote musicians who also may teach for Piano Trends Music in our Lesson Studios. 

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Tim Paul

Solo Piano

Solo Piano Artist Tim Paul of PianoTrends can be contacted by


Tim and Bobbi have owned Piano Trends since beginning the music store in 1990. Tim before that performed with several bands and was also a ballpark organist in the 70s. Today Tim loves to make time to play a few solo piano gigs or with Lifting Spirits Friends per year.

You can catch Tim and Friends everyday Live on Facebook on Lifting Spirits Through Music.


Tim also serves as Board President at Raue Center for the Arts in Crystal Lake. You might catch him playing an event on the Mason Hamlin Concert Grand at the Theater. Tim performs regularly in the Raue Cafe before shows at Raue Center as well. Check the Raue Center website for future appearances.  Check out more of Tim's music on REVERBNATION


Wedding receptions, background and dinner music are his specialty today. Light jazz classics and pop. Call for details or email Tim for more information

Special songs can be arranged ahead of time by request at time of booking Tim for your party or reception. 

Click on Song Titles in Blue for samples

Songlist includes

Over the Rainbow

Gershwin tunes like

Someone to Watch Over Me


Embraceable You

I've Got rythm

and more

Beatles Medley

From Norah Jones Don't Know Why to Carpenters and Captain and Tenille Tim spans the decades effortlessly on the keys.

40s Satin Doll and In the Mood

50s and 60s from Shelley Fabare's Johnny Angel and Chuck Berry's Johnny B Good to the Monkees Daydream Believer and a trip through Yesterday with the Beatles.

70s and 80s Billy Joel Piano Man and Just the Way You Are 

Piano Renditions of Classic Groups like Doobies, Kansas, Eagles and classic soloists like Carol King and Neil Diamond

Adding a touch of jazz with a slice of rock Tim will hide a tune within a tune. Look for hidden gems like the tune Windy hiding in Dust in the Wind and Hey look me Over sneaking in the classic The Way You Look Tonight.

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Jon Benedeck

Pianist -organist

John now is the Chicago Cubs Ballpark Organist and we couldn't be more proud of him.  John grew up in McHenry, IL and began to play piano at the age of 6. I grew particularly adept to playing by ear and am able to mold any song into my own contemporary composition.

John's Soundcloud

John's special appearance with Tim on Lifting Spirits Through Music

Teaching at Piano Trends Music allows me to express the importance and passion of music. My students not only learn of the pioneers of modern music, but they learn to become pioneers and individual musicians themselves. Whether its performing or teaching, I teach the significance of music. John makes numerous appearances on behalf of Piano Trends Music at Piano Trends Events around Chicagoland including Make Music Day and CHILL Charity Events.


Amy Nelson

Trumpet Performer

Amy Nelson is one of Chicago's Best Trumpet Performers. Amy has toured world wide as a member of the Orchestra with musical shows like Fiddler on the Roof. You can Catch Amy every Monday on Lifting Spirits Through Music where she and Tim provide the only Trumpet/Blue Piano Duo in the country.  She has played dozens of shows on Broadway and in Chicago. Amy can also help you book a brass band or brass quintet for your event or function. Amy appears every monday on Lifting Spirits Through Music with Tim on Faebook Live. Amy also was in the brass  horn secton for Adele Concerts when she tours in the chicago area. Give us a call today and we will put you in touch with Amy.

Recording Music

Concept Mix

Performing Recording


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Felix & Fingers Duleling Pianos

Let us put you in touch with the best dueling piano act in the country.Felix and Fingers is the brainchild of Mike Potts. The act has its humble beginnings with Piano Trends. Mike Potts and Dave Radford (the original Felix and Fingers first performed when Tim and Bobbi of Piano Trends put them together for the CHILL event in Chicago several years ago and the rest is dueling pianos history. Perfect for wedding and corporate events. This team of entertainers will make any event a memorable one. Call today, ask for tim or tell Mike Tim sent you. We promise he won't hang up on you. 

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