Tanner Taylor began playing piano at the age of 6 and has been a professional pianist for over 18 years. Originally from Jefferson, Iowa Tanner studied under the “Father of Iowa Jazz”, Jack Oatts and also attended the University of Northern Iowa and Manhattan School of Music. In 2001, Tanner relocated to Minneapolis to begin a career for the Yamaha Piano Corporation and continued to flourish as a performing artist, collaborating with artists such as Clark Terry, Lew Tabackin, Dick Oatts, Delfeayo Marsalis, Marilyn Maye and also toured the US and Canada as pianist and conductor for the symphony pops group “Five by Design”. As a skilled piano tuner and technician, Tanner has unique insight into the inner-workings of both vertical and grand pianos. His teaching credentials include 5 years at the Institute of Production and Recording as well as numerous appearances as an adjudicator and clinician throughout the Midwest. Tanner joined the West Music Piano Gallery team in January of 2015. In his spare time, Tanner enjoys spending time with his wife Jana and two children.
Phone: 515.278.6102 (Direct) – 800.407.4266 (Toll-free)