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Stan Watkins Concert

Apr 29th 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Concert April 29, 2017

Stan Watkins, Piano


Sonata in E Major, K. 380 (ca. 1700)                                                                                    Domenico Scarlatti

Sonata in Eb Major, Op. 27 no. 1                                                                                  Ludwig Van Beethoven

  1. Andante – Allegro – Andante
  2. Allegro molto e vivace
  3. Adagio con espressione
  4. Allegro vivace – Tempo I - Presto                                                                                             


 Song without Words, Duetto, Op. 38, No 6 (1837)                                  Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy

Romance in Db Major, Op. 24, no. 9 (1903)                                                                                  Jean Sibelius

Scherzo in Bb minor, Op. 31 (1837)                                                                                            Frederic Chopin

Stan Watkins began his piano studies at age 9 and continued through university. During his high school years he was introduced to a new musical love—the choir—and has continued to enjoy both musical expressions. Following completion of his Master of Music degree at the University of Washington, Stan began a career in Christian ministry in both the U.S. and Europe, with music as a major component. Following his return to the States, he spent six years as a small business owner, before beginning to teach piano in 2010. He currently maintains an active piano teaching studio in Kirkland, WA (www.stanwatkinspiano.com). Many of his students have participated in the Music Development Program from the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto Canada, earning First Class Honors or better.


Public Events
Sep 30th 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Stage 7 Pianos and Rockory Music School's annual summer celebration! Live music, food and drinks!
Public Events
Sep 30th 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Join us on September 30th as we welcome The Maggie Laird Quartet. Jazz Unlimited@Stage7Pianos presents the Maggie Laird Quartet. Maggie Laird blends her musical and theatrical skills to Kurt Weill gems (Mack the Knife, The September Song, Speak Low, Lonely House, etc.) along with other colorful, falling leaf jazz standards, as well as Maggie’s originals. www.maggielaird.com BYOB (wine only). $15 cash cover
Public Events
Oct 01st 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Join us on Sunday, October 1, 2017 at 4:30 p.m., Louis Landon and Kelsey Lee Keogh will be performing an inspiring afternoon of original solo piano music at Stage 7 Pianos in Kirkland, WA. Advance tickets are $20 general seating, $15 students and seniors. Tickets at the door will be $25/$20. Tickets are available online at http://www.stage7.brownpapertickets.com and by telephone at 800.838.3006. Refreshments will be served. CDs and sheet music will be available. Louis Landon is a composer and Steinway artist, formerly of New York and a current resident of Sedona, who has dedicated his life to music. His passion is for Peace. His career has taken him around the world playing a variety of styles with some of the most recognized names in the entertainment industry: classical music for Mikhail Baryshnikov on national and international tours, Latin music with "Pucho and his Lain Soul Brothers" on national and international tours, pop music with Rupert "Pina Colada Song" Holmes on television and national tours, rock and roll with John Hall, opening for "Little Feat" on national tours. For the past 26 years, through his production company, Landon Music Company, he has written and produced music for film, video, and commercials, including three ears of "best plays" and bloopers" commercials for the National Basketball Association. He has released 24 albums/CD's; his latest, Classic Pop Rock Solo Piano, was released July 1, 2017 and he is currently finishing up his latest project, Peaceful Solo Piano Christmas which is scheduled to be released in November of 2017. Louis Landon is currently working with three missions: 1. To create a more loving and peaceful world by writing, recording and performing, music from the heart. 2. To inspire people to live joyously and passionately. 3. To awaken and to assist people in healing themselves through music and mentoring. For more information, check the Louis Landon official website: http://www.louislandon.com. Kelsey Lee Keogh fell in love with the piano when she was very little. She grew up listening to many different styles of music, playing by ear and improvising with other musicians. Taking several years of classical lessons taught her valuable practice skills, the importance of technicality, and vital nuances of artistic expression. Since her early teens, Kelsey has performed professionally as a soloist, and occasionally alongside other artists, including other musically gifted members of her family. Within both public and private settings, she enjoys sharing her interpretations of jazz standards, classics, movie themes and contemporary pop songs, as well as her own compositions. In addition to playing music, Kelsey is also an alumni of the University of Washington, holding a Bachelor’s degree in Media & Communications Studies. Kelsey currently performs at various venues in the greater Seattle area, including The Bellevue Collection, SkyCity Restaurant at the Space Needle, and Canlis. She was also a featured pianist in Ten Grands at Benaroya Hall in 2016 and 2017. To Kelsey, being involved in the process and celebration of making music is one of the best and most rewarding endeavors to pursue, and offers an opportunity to connect with others in a unique way.


  • Thank you all again. Truly this is a dream come true. I can assure you the piano will be a cherished instrument. Thanks for the care you clearly give all the pianos!
    I think I played the piano for about six hours on Saturday! My husband is totally enjoying listening to me play again (even with all the wrong notes and crazy tempos) and my daughter is interested in learning. Believe me, this piano could not have a more adoring family! And my granddaughters just cannot wait to play it! I just referred someone to Stage 7!
    Thanks again!!!
    – Deb J.
  • I feel as if a new friend has just entered my life....a beautiful Young Chang piano from Stage 7. After 50 years without a piano, I immediately fell in love with the sound and beauty of the piano and the expertise of the staff at Stage 7 helped me cement my decision. They refinished the bench, tuned the piano and made sure that I was connected with an outstanding piano mover who carefully negotiated a few tight left turns to get my piano into its new home.
    Starting piano lessons again after so many years is a joy....and sitting down to "practice" fills a place that was missing in my soul. And my family has adopted Young Chang and my son and granddaughter sit down to play each time they visit....bringing extra smiles and warmth to my home.
    Thank you, Kenn and staff, for answering all my questions and for helping me choose a new best friend.
    – Deborah C.
  • I have used Kenn’s piano tuning services since 2001. ... I found his knowledge of pianos extensive and have continued to call on him over the years. ... Kenn is always prompt, courteous and very kind to my old and temperamental piano. I recommend him to anyone who is looking for a tuner.
    – Kerry D.
  • Stage 7 provides the finest concert grand in the area for our studio recitals. Kenn and his staff are most professional. At every recital, they give us the warm reception, wonderful service and make us all feel like home.
    – Yunbo C.
  • Kenn, you are running a great business and I am proud to be a part of it. I love that you care for the family and the piano after the sale. I feel cared for and valued as a customer.
    You have made this a pressure free experience for us. Payment, loaning the moving equipment and following up about everything going well.
    Thank you!!
    – Mike T.
  • Kenn helped me look at and assess a used Steinway B piano that I purchased for a venue in Seattle, The Royal Room. Kenn was honest, helpful, and very easy to work with. The piano has worked out great, the performers love it, and we have been very happy.
    – Wayne H.
  • We were extremely pleased with the piano tuning and repairs that Kenn provided. He is very professional, skilled, and personable. His prices were very reasonable for the amount of time and effort he provided (which was a lot). We highly recommend Kenn!
    – The Knickrehm Rich Family
  • My name is Kim B and I'm a piano teacher in the Kirkland area. I've used Stage 7 Pianos numerous times for my piano recitals. The staff is always so helpful and flexible to work with. The acoustics sound fantastic for performances and my students have an extra bonus by being able to play on world class concert grand pianos! Looking forward to using this special venue for many years to come.
    – Kim B.
  • As a music teacher, I've really loved working with the Stage 7 staff as they've been very helpful with hosting recital space for our group. Parents and students have loved the selection of pianos and also their beautiful space!
    – Jonathan and Christine M.
  • Testimonial from tuning Bosendorfer grand for concert pianist in Seattle:
    It was a great pleasure for me when I played my piano extensively yesterday later in the day after the piano was tuned. I felt great benefit from the clarity of the sound and liked and enjoyed it very much. So did my wife too when she played - and she has excellent hearing. Thank you dearly!
    – Hartwig E.
  • Just as buying our piano was a big decision, so was selling it. I had no idea where to start, but decided to send Stage 7 an email. I received a prompt, honest, and very helpful response from Kenn Wildes. He gave me current market information that proved to be 100% accurate regarding selling the piano on my own. As a result, I later consigned my piano to Stage 7 and it sold very quickly. Couldn’t have asked for a better consignment experience!
    – Carl B.
  • Kenn, Thank you very much. I appreciate your help and time and cooperation. Stage 7 came highly recommended to us and I am thankful for your help. Getting all of this insurance mess wrapped up has been a challenge.
    – Douglas



This 1915 gorgeous unique walnut Steinway Model O has been refinished in November 2014 with a perfect Steinway style finish, including recently restrung with all new strings, hammers, and keytops.


11831 124th Ave NE
Kirkland WA 98034
Store Hours:

Mon - Fri: 11:00 am - 6:00 pm.
Saturday: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm.
Sunday:   11:00 am - 4:00 pm.

Other times available by appointment with Kenn anytime.

Call Kenn Wildes: 425-260-4406 (c).
Email: info@stage7pianos.com

The new location is located all the way to the back of the parking lot near Metropolitan Music.