Welcome to my website. I hope you’ll take a few minutes to read some of my references and look over my repertoire. I’d be honored if you’d consider having me play for your upcoming event. I’m happy to meet with you, recommend and play samples of various musical selections, and even help you find additional musicians, if needed, as I have many contacts in and around the Dayton, Cincinnati and Columbus areas.  If you’d like piano, but there is either no instrument available, or the one at your venue is either “not the best” or not regularly tuned, I own a Kawai ES4 88-key Digital Piano with a built-in 6-speaker sound system, which I will gladly bring and set up on request.


I’ve been playing professionally and conducting choirs and orchestras in Chicago, LA, Charlotte, Seattle and Dayton for over 30 years. You may have heard me playing the Steinway in the lobby of Kettering Hospital, or attended a concert I’ve conducted at a local church, or at the 1st anniversary of 9-11 in Fraze pavilion.


Whether I’m playing at a wedding or reception, an anniversary party in the Packard museum, a memorial service, a private or corporate dinner party, or during hors d'oeuvres at the Schuster Center, I promise to help make your special occasion a memory with beautiful music.

Gary Appleton