Vasa Valley Music
Home To Pianist Michael Nelson


"Your concert tonight was so delightful.  I enjoyed every minute of your beautiful God-given talent.”

Mrs. Buxton, St. Simons Island , GA

“Wow! What a Show! At times it sounded like you had at least four pairs of hands on that piano.  I haven’t heard music like that since I left New York City!  Please come back to Chicago”.

Steinhagen, Chicago, IL


“Nelson emerged on the music scene in 2001.  His signature style of piano artistry and story telling has entertained audiences throughout the United States and Canada.  His audiences are describing his music as relaxing, inspiring and played from the Heart.”



“Nothing short of outstanding!   His music, stories and humor were amazing!  He was so pleasant to talk with. It was like he has known us for sometime.  Thanks Michael and also to your staff on the wonderful service.  It was a pleasure to host such a wonderful performance. Take care and the best of luck with your tour”. 

Nancy Christensen
Mason City, IA

Michael is definitely a pianist to inspire and delight! Our audience was amazed at the remarkable talent Michael possess on the piano keys.  He not only plays, but also interacts with his audiences, keeping their attention throughout his concert.  

He plays a variety of classics, soft and loud, gentle and boisterous which adds to the enjoyment of his concert. We very much look forward to his return to Keystone Senior Living of Mankato.

John Larson,
Director of Life Enrichment
                                                             Mankato, MN

Michael provided a wonderful piano performance! Augustana in Downtown Minneapolis enjoyed the sounds of a peaceful and joy-filled afternoon of beautiful music.  Thank-you for providing such entertainment.  

Rynae Nelson 
Augustana of Minneapolis

Michael Nelson is a very talented musician and such a delight!  We always enjoy having him play for us when he’s on tour.   These are just a few of our resident comments.   “This is the kind of stuff we like. “Just wonderful!  We have to have him back again.” 

Valerie Paulsen, Lifestyle Director
Legacy Senior Living
Iowa City, IA

Michael Nelson played for our 15th anniversary celebration and our baby grand piano came to life like never before!   Our resident audience all agreed they have never heard, such a beautiful performance and can't wait for his return.  Thank you Michael!

Kathy Franklin
Activity Director
Keystone Bluffs of Duluth, MN

Michael Nelson's performance was a joy to enjoy.  He was personable in his presentations, yet dignified; and was greatly talented, but not a "showboat".  Any stage would be honored by his presence and also by his gifts, which are many.

"The Andersons"
7500 York Cooperative
Edina, MN

Our resident audience  said that it was a very classy performance and loved how engaging Michael was between selections he performed.

Tobi Ekunsanmi
The Waters on 50th
Minneapolis, MN

“Michael Nelson is an inspirational and spiritual delight!  I truly marveled and thoroughly enjoyed each and every selection he performed.  He is a musical gift to our world! ” 

Mrs. Dennis (Ginny) Anderson, Starbuck, MN


 “We attended your Christmas Show in Belmont Village at Geneva.  Your music is like a slice of heaven on earth.  I am always dragging my husband to concerts.  Yours was the first in a long time he really enjoyed.  Thank you for making our Christmas very special. “

                            The Oberman’s, Chicago, IL

We heard residents, the morning after the concert while eating breakfast, ask each other if they had gone to the "Michael Nelson Concert". The response was "he was marvelous, he was wonderful, he played Somewhere Over The Rainbow".  Another woman said, "my daughter came with me and was so impressed by the quality of the performer".  A husband and wife who are Symphony goers, told me on the way out of the concert hall that "he was very talented" and they had never heard the piano "sound that way".

               Ann Jazdzewski 
Ecumen Lakeshore
                                                    Duluth, MN 

Marvelous, outstanding and impressive are just a few of the words that come to mind when it comes to Michael Nelson's piano performance! You are welcome back anytime!
     Jordan Hayden 
Shorewood Senior Campus
                                             Rochester, MN

“Michael plays the piano effortlessly.  He knows a wide variety of music and mixes up his show with brief commentary about the song or artist.    If you are lucky enough to get an opportunity, I highly recommend booking him for your next event.”               

  Mary Jo Pipkin  
Executive Director 
Keystone Place / Keystone Cedars
Cedar Rapids, IA

"Michael Nelson is a wonderful performer.  He really connects with his audience.   I have had many people say to me after he has performed “When will Michael be back?”. One of our residents who has a CD of Michaels music says... “His music is so beautiful I could listen to it all day long.”

When Michael performed here I saw many people who normally don’t come to music performances, listen to his entire concert from the lobby.   

Michael is very friendly, prompt and always calls the day of the performance to let us know he will be there.   His one hour concert keeps everyone's attention throughout the entire performance.  
We can’t thank Michael enough for the beautiful music he shares with everyone."

Jamie Archibald
Director of Activities
Oak Terrace of Jordan