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Pianist in Denver

"Music is the universal language of mankind."

 Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

​​About Me

My Mission

I started taking piano lessons when I was about 7 years old.  I experienced the weekly piano lessons, daily practice which I disliked, and the typical recitals of all the piano teacher's students.  I begged my mom to let me quit, but now I am SO grateful that she didn't concede to my tears or tantrums.

My first job when I was 15 was playing piano for the Christmas parties and Sunday church services at a local senior home.  By that time, I was pleased that I was able to earn spending money playing piano.  I also played piano in the Baptist church and private school that I attended in San Diego.

Fast forward to my life as an adult when I married at 21 and moved to Denver.  I didn't have a piano at home, and didn't think much about playing one as I became involved with family, work, friends and life in general.  

In the Summer of 2013, I had a profound conversation with a stranger, and I remember she asked me, "what is something that you want to do  for yourself?"  "Play piano again" was my reply.  Not more than a week or two after that, I sought out Jonathan Cernan, a talented piano teacher that I knew and trusted and took a few lessons from him with the goal of learning to play songs that I enjoy, rather than the classical and sacred music that I grew up learning to play.  I was able to recall the music theory and instruction that I learned as a young person and I thoroughly enjoyed sitting down at my piano to play the music that I love.

Playing for my own pleasure was not enough for me however, which is why  I chose, and continue to seek out various venues where I can play for others to enjoy as well. 

People and Piano are my Passion!

  • Charlie Brown's Piano Bar & Cocktail Lounge
  • Nonna's Italian Bistro
  • Cheluna Brewing Company
  • Ronald McDonald House
  • Trapper's Chop House
  • Madden Museum/Palazzo Verdi
  • Parker Senior Living
  • Lincoln Meadows Senior Living
  • Woolley's Classic Suites
  • Vines Wine Bar
  • The Gnarly Root
  • The Perfect Landing
  • Jordan Senior Living
  • Vi at Highlands Ranch
  • Lone Tree Golf Club and Hotel
  • Dagotto's Panini Bistro
  • Weddings and Private Parties and Events

Catherine "Cat" Paz

As a pianist, my aim is to provide beautiful, ambient music for your wedding, private event, lounge, restaurant, or senior community.  My style incorporates current easy-listening hits as well as pop and jazz standards from the last several decades.