Amy Skjei

Modern Classical/Contemporary Solo Piano Artist

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. 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". 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,Amazon Music, Calm Radio, Whisperings Solo Piano Radio and others. Amy was also featured in a segment on 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, and also performed as they highlighted her CD's and compositions, as well as her youngest daughter who has special needs. Amy is a member of ASCAP.

Project details

I compose original pieces of modern classical/contemporary/easy listening solo piano music. My music is very melodic and contains elements of warm, yet bright richness and tone.  I have composed two solo piano albums “Autumn Moments” and the most recent is “Simplicity”. I’m also a very busy mom with our youngest having special needs and also continue to work as an RN. As time allows I am now working on another album of originals again! 


Press / Reviews

I love your music! It's amazing! If you have a bad day or need to take a break to relax for a bit this is just perfect. You have a beautiful family, too!”

— Liz Collin WCCO TV

Keep up the awesome work, Amy. Both Tim and I really enjoy your music. You no doubt have an amazing gift. Continued success to you, cheers!”

Ryan O'Neil of O'Neil Brothers

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