Audience attendee's 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.  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 that "he was very talented" and they had never heard the piano "sound that good".

​Ann Jazdzewski

Ecumen Lakeshore, Duluth, MN​​

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Vasa Valley Music

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

Mrs. Buston

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.

The Steinhagens

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.

Chicago Tribune

Chicago, IL

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.”  
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, Jordan, MN

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

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

​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


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 Cedar, Cedar Rapids, IA

La Siena loved Michael Nelsons performance on Valentine's Day.  The next day many people made a point of coming up to my office to say how much they enjoyed his performance.  In fact, one resident shared with me that he was tired and wasn't going to attend. 

 Afterwards he said how happy he was that he had made it to the show because he really loved it!

Deborah Wahl

La Siena Senior Living, Phoenix, AZ

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 audience, 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 him returning soon.

John Larson, Director of Life Enrichment

New Prospective​, Mankato, 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

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

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


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