Kenzie Smith was born in Portland, Oregon on March 31, 1995. He attended Portland Community College in 2014 where he studied Business and Japanese.
Kenzie began taking piano lessons at the age of 12 from a family friend, Danelle Dullum. At the time, he was very excited when he first started to learn how to play the piano. He knew that time and practice was very important to his progression in becoming good at playing the piano. Kenzie took lessons from Danelle for about two years. Unfortunately, after a while, practicing piano felt more of a chore than a hobby to Kenzie. The amount of time that went into practicing decreased and he soon had no desire to attend his lessons anymore. He eventually stopped playing piano altogether.
However, as time progressed, Kenzie heard many wonderful songs from church, concerts, movies, video games, and the radio. He was impressed by these wonderful tunes and was inspired to play these songs on the piano. After much practice and dedication, he managed to play most of the songs that had inspired him to play once again. From this point on, he was truly dedicated to putting as much time into practice as he possibly could. Piano became one his most cherished abilities; it made him who he is today.
As the years progressed, more and more musicians started their own YouTube channels. Kenzie was very impressed by other musicians’ arrangements and compositions. They have inspired him to progress even further which eventually led him to post his first official arrangement of “Ichiban no Takaramono” to YouTube in January 2014. Surprised by the encouraging feedback Kenzie had received from YouTube and social media, he continued to share more of his music on YouTube.
500 Subscribers – April 14, 2015
1,000 Subscribers – September 21, 2015
2,000 Subscribers – April 4, 2016
3,000 Subscribers – November 9, 2016
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