Amy Skjei (Shay) is a Classical Crossover Recording Artist/Pianist/Composer of Modern Classical/Contemporary Solo Piano.  Amy was born and raised in St.Cloud, MN. Amy is a classically trained pianist. She started playing piano at the age of 6 under Dru Ann Faith, then under Dr. Paul Wirth at the Wirth Center of Performing Arts (formerly called the Central MN Music School). Amy has won several state piano competitions and has performed several times at Northrup Auditorium at the University of Minnesota.  She attended Concordia College, Moorhead, MN, where she was also awarded a piano performance scholarship and studied under Dr. David Worth and Dr. Jay Hirschberger. She also holds a BA in Nursing from Concordia, graduating in 1995 and has continued to work as a Registered Nurse. Amy has composed all music and performs on both of her solo piano cd's, "Autumn Moments" and "Simplicity". They can be streamed or purchased via the links. Amy is a featured artist on The CARE Channel, eScapes Cable TV Network and has her music on various internet radio stations and streaming networks such as Spotify, Pandora, Apple Music streaming/iTunes Store, Amazon Music, Enlightened Piano Radio, Calm Radio, Whisperings Solo Piano Radio and others.   Amy also has her music being used at many venues across the U.S. including Bed and Breakfasts, Spas/massage therapists, as well as hospitals, clinics and Hospice Homes in the U.S. and abroad. Companies have also used her music through their advertising videos. Amy was featured in a segment on MN WCCO TV's "Life to the Max" in which she and her family were interviewed by Liz Collin, news anchor and reporter for Minnesota’s WCCO News, Twin Cities, and also performed as they highlighted her piano playing, CD's and compositions, as well as her youngest daughter, who has special needs.  Amy is a member of ASCAP (American Society of Composers and Publishers).  Amy is married and a mother of two beautiful girls. Her youngest has the Mosaic form of Down Syndrome and Autism and continues to live at home.  Her oldest daughter is now married and living her best life.   Amy continues to play classical music as well as compose her original material.  Amy is working on her 3rd solo piano album of all originals as time allows. Stay tuned!  In Amy's spare time she likes to travel, enjoys playing on tennis league and reading, as well as spending time with her family up at the family log cabin, as this is where much of her inspiration of her music comes from....the beauty of nature that God has given us as well as the family that she loves so much.