When you listen to Glenn play the piano, artists such as the pioneering George Winston and David Lanz come to mind. Glenn E. Williams plays the piano with emotion and precision that gives life to each melody and breath to the color of harmony. Glenn’s music offers up a sanctuary of sounds and styling for each ear to explore. Interestingly, Glenn began his study of piano at the age of 17. Without the assistance of a teacher or the acquisition of a piano, Glenn began to explore the piano and instruct himself. He would do chores for a widowed neighbor in exchange for practice time on her piano. After cutting the grass or cleaning out some boxes from the basement, Glenn would play the piano for hours while Mrs. Williams, (no relation) would listen relaxed in her pink Victorian chair.
Glenn has always been attracted to the Classics, Romantics and Impressionists even at the young age of twelve. He bought his first LP (record/ vinyl), Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1 in B flat minor with Sir Clifford Curzon at the Piano.
Like most adolescence, Glenn was into rock music. The prog-rock groups Yes, Marillion and Genesis, as well as, jazz greats as Chick Corea and Pat Metheny, inspired him. In high school, Glenn played in many rock bands either as a pianist, singer or drummer. Once graduation arrived, Glenn decided to audition for music school. Without any formal training he was accepted to Mansfield University.