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Holly VandenBerg

How the music began...

When I was five, I started piano lessons. My mother brought me to the teacher’s house and an hour later she picked me up. We were so excited to show her what I had learned. I had perfect pitch! I could name every note on the piano and I had learned two new songs. This meant that when my piano teacher played a song, I could play it back almost exactly as she had done. This also means that I can tell you what key any song is in. For more difficult piano pieces, I can learn them by listening to CD’s. This process can take me anywhere from an hour for simple pieces or a couple of weeks with the more complex.

I took piano lessons for 16 years, continuing until I was a junior in college. During this time, I studied a variety of genres of music. I now play- everything
from classical, to jazz, ragtime, soft and sweet piano ballads, oldies, country, love songs, and even rock. I even mastered the art of composing my
own original piano compositions.

My first song came to me when I was six-years-old. I was sitting at my baby grand piano. My feet barely could reach the pedals. The song was called “In the Bamboo Forest.” It is unique, because it is performed using only the black keys. It gives the song an Asian feel, which represents my love for not only the Asian culture, but other cultures as well. Since then, I have composed hundreds of pieces that I have performed in front of many large crowds along with songs from other artists.

When I was eight-years-old, I began performing in front of audiences. I started out by playing at churches and nursing homes. This eventually led to larger
venues such as the Mall Of America in the Twin Cities, the Hotel Sofitel, the Terry Redlin Art Center, Barnes and Nobles book store, the Historic Calumet
Inn and countless others.

My dream of creating an album came true the summer after my junior year of college. I went to a suburb of the Twin Cities called Golden Valley to record
my music. Thus, the album “From the Heart” was born. My collection of piano originals has elements in the melodies that will leave you wanting more. The
pieces are soft, warm, and dramatic at times, and definitely sweet to the musical palate.

Two years later, I released a new album called "The Sweet Escape". This alluring collection of contemporary tracks is good for early evenings, late nights, and anytime you’re in the mood to chill. My next album out is called "Christmas with Holly". This is a collection of traditional holiday favorites with a unique flair. I can’t help but to put my own spin on everything I do.

I would like to create many more wonderful albums and to share my talent with my fans for years to come. Please spread the word if you like my music!



PRESS REVIEWS-the full articles can be read on my website at www.hollysmusic.com

Beth Rickers, Worthington Daily Globe (Sept. 9, 2006)
“Holly knows that making her dreams come true depends on both luck and her own determination to succeed.”

Mike Jordan - Lakefield Standard (Jul 27, 2006)
“Holly Vanden Berg, just like her CD title states, is sharing
“Holly from the Heart” whenever she plays.”

Gayle Van Vooren - Minneota Mascot (Jul 19, 2006)
“I was absolutely blown away by her performance. This young lady is going places! Living your dream is powerful, just as Holly's music is. Powerful....and AWESOME.”

To be continued……

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