Jon Schmidt is an exception: His music is loved by people of all ages.
When Schmidt was 16, playing the piano was just a hobby. But in comparison to other teenagers whose mothers have had to bribe them to practice, he played the piano. If you've heard him play, you know what I mean.
Schmidt sold cassette tapes to make extra money on the side. He received a performance scholarship from the University of Utah but turned it down because he was considering playing college football. At the time, he didn't want to be a professional musician. He wanted a "responsible career."