• Jonathan Paul Cambry


    Home website of romantic-era, classically trained versatile pianist, computer expert and music instructor for most types of music

    “You cannot teach passion, but you can give that person enough knowledge of the techniques and other ways to think about the music itself to make passion attainable early for the student”


    Jonathan Cambry performs live "La Campanella" by Paganini-Liszt in California

    Jonathan Paul Cambry performs piece, "La Campanella", live in California, also known as "The Little Bell" composed by Franz Liszt

    Jonathan Cambry plays "Moment Musical No. 4" by Sergei Rachmaninoff

    Jonathan Paul Cambry in Chicago, playing and recording one of his favorite pieces composed by Sergei Rachmaninoff

    Jonathan Cambry plays Etude op.8, no.12 by Alexander Scriabin

    Jonathan Paul Cambry playing and recording one of his favorite pieces Cambry normally performs at the end of recitals, composed by Alexander Scriabin

  • Biography

    Will continue to give more updates about performing and teaching some point COVID-19 is over

    Jonathan Cambry in Denmark, Europe

    More About Jonathan Cambry

    Jonathan Paul Cambry known on YouTube as PianoPlaya (you can also see more about in links below) is a notable Haitian-American Romantic-era versatile classically trained pianist, freelance music instructor of multiple forms of music and computer expert from the southside of Chicago and has been playing piano since the age of 3. He was featured on YouTube, then had performances in Europe, Asia and all over the United States most notably the Chicago Symphony Center in 2012, invited by Grammy Award winner, Emanuel Ax which you can see here in video on YouTube. Years ago, Cambry created and now runs Chicago’s Piano Meetup group. Cambry also worked with architect David Parker in project Sonatasia(video) which originated in California. He now also uses his talents to also perform music, work with other programmers, work with other artists on classical, romantic and contemporary music like R&B and hip-hop using his two grand pianos one acoustic/regular (Boston 7-foot grand) and one electronic/digital(Yamaha AvantGrand n3). His now interests include playing, composing, improvising and teaching(online and offline) all genres of music from all classical to all contemporary music and graphic designing folders for his students in which you can see in the pictures. Just for fun in Chicago, Cambry's personal interests include many sports as well! Cambry believes that learning the piano is the greatest start to doing music of all forms and help with other abilities.

  • Videos

    There are more videos featuring Jonathan Cambry which can be shown on his YouTube channel with nickname PianoPlaya123(click here)

    Jonathan Cambry plays "Transcendental Etude No. 10" by Franz Liszt

    This is Cambry playing one of his favorite classical pieces, one of Franz Liszt’s most popular compositions

    Jonathan Cambry plays "Scherzo No. 1" by Frederic Chopin

    One of Cambry's favorite one of his favorite pieces, featured on YouTube, composed by Frederic Chopin he recorded in Chicago

  • Articles and more about Jonathan Cambry

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    Jonathan Cambry created, organized and runs the Chicago Piano Meetup Group


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