What inspires you in your life? As a musician and solo pianist, I am inspired by the music that I hear and the message that I find in it. "Inspired" is a collection of piano arrangements with one vocal in the medley of "Do You know My Jesus/He is Here and Majesty."More info
“Awesome and Amazed” is a collection of piano arrangements and original compositions. Each one is a part of that theme, “Awesome and Amazed”. Listen to the CD from beginning to end and there is a correlation between one song and the next. There is a continuous message from each song as how God loves us. The order of songs are from prayer to worship to praise.More info
“Behold” is music for worship, music for praise, music for situations in our lives each day and to keep us focused on things above, not on the earth. We know that one day that we will behold our Lord in all of His Glory and as the story ends, Are You Ready?More info
This CD also has a great variety of Linda’s arrangements of your most favorite Contemporary Praise and Worship music. And also traditional piano music to complete the spectrum of selections. There are few CD’s that contain so many familiar Contemporary Praise and Worship selections and especially arranged for the piano.More info
This CD contains a collection of piano solos, arrangements and songs for all seasons. It is music for listening, praying, meditating and praising God. Music for the many seasons in our lives. You will find the music to be peaceful, and relaxing. All of this music are Linda's own arrangements or original compositions.More info
This is a Christmas CD. You will find some of your most favorite Christmas Carols on the CD. The piano arrangements are creative and different, giving the traditional carols a new sound. The title song, "His Name is Jesus", is composed and performed by Linda. You will quickly catch yourself singing along with the chorus of this song. This is music that can be played before a worship service, in your home at a Christmas gathering, in your car or in the office.More info
Celebrate Christmas is a collection of Christmas Music to prepare your heart for the Christmas Season. Play it often, share the joy of it with others, and on Christmas Day and every day truly celebrate Jesus. Worship Him, Praise Him and give Him all of the glory, for He is worthy to be praised. Enjoy the music on this CD. And as you listen, learn to recognize and cherish the precious gifts from your heavenly Father on Christmas and throughout the coming year.More info
"It's Christmas" is a collection of the more contemporary Christmas Music. It is unique in that most of this music has not been included on a Christmas CD of piano arrangements. In listening, you will discover a variety of music arrangements. The title track "It's Christmas" is Linda's very own composition. The listener can clearly hear through out the composition the words It's Christmas stated very clearly with the music and rhythm of the composition.More info
God has given to me the gift of music. To study and learn to play the piano, the organ, to arrange music, compose music and to write songs. He has called me to use and to develop these gifts for Him. And to this extent is to what I base my Music Ministry.
Music has always been used to comfort, to soothe, to initiate feelings of happiness and contentment. All of these feelings and more are tools that I use in my Music Ministry. In my performances, I want those listening to become involved in what they are hearing. I want them to be blessed by what they hear and in some aspect relate it to the season in their life. If they do not know the Lord, I want it to be an instrument of bringing them to know Him.
Whether, I am performing a concert in a church, playing in a retirement community, performing in a Christian Book Store or any other event, I want my audience, to hear beauty, sense the love of Jesus, and my love for Him as they listen to the music. To feel the presence of the Holy Spirit moving in their lives and the anointing of God’s presence. My prayer as I prepare for any event, is that God will bless me with calmness and focus and that I will glorify Him with my performance and use my talents in the capacity in which He has given them to me. Additionally, “that all glory and honor are His, now and forever more.”
I am currently the Minister of Music at Halethorpe- Relay UMC. It is my responsibility to provide and play music for the services as well as direct two choirs, work with soloist, and any other musical responsibilities that may be needed for the worship services. I am trained in playing the organ so my music is performed on both the piano and the organ as needed.
I also teach piano lessons in my home. I have a very unique program that includes private instruction, digital lab and computer music theory. All of this provides for me additional opportunities to “let my light shine.” I base my studio policies on Christian values and require my students to conduct themselves accordingly. I further encourage my students to become involved in the musical activities of their church and will even train them in the different aspects of church music. In 2005, Linda was nominated by a former piano student to be published in Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers. Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers published Linda once again in 2006. Only 4% of the nominees are selected for publication more than one time. Also in 2006, Linda was nominated by the same piano student to be published in Outstanding American Teachers. This publication was for 2007. Teaching Piano is just one additional way that Linda uses her God given gifts and talents for the Glory of God. It is always a blessing to touch another life and inspire that person to use their gifts in a Godly way as well. God is still giving me instruction as to how He wants me to use my talents for Him.
Christian Piano performer Linda Kazmarek is available to play at your event in Maryland, Delaware and Pennsylvania, York and Lancaster Counties in PA, Baltimore, Harford, Prince George Counties in MD. Her new CD in September 2008 was titled Awesome and Amazed. Go to the Contact Us page for more information.
Linda Kazmarek has been playing the piano since she was six years old. Her piano teacher thought that she was too young to start piano lessons, but at the urging of her mother, the teacher agreed. After the first lesson, the teacher did not have any doubts that Linda was ready for piano lessons. She was always very curious about learning new music and would spend hours going through music that belonged to her two older brothers, and her mother who sang in the church choir and the Sweet Adeline’s. She loved to practice and the most difficult part was getting her to stop.
Music in Linda Kazmarek's family was very important, but most important was their faith in God. Linda, at theSee larger images age of nine, came to know the Lord and at the age of 12 dedicated her life to full-time Christian service. As a child, she played in church, sang in the church choirs, sang solos, and played for and directed the children’s choir. During her teens, she also took Organ lessons, became one of the organists for the church and also was the pianist for the Adult Choir and a male quartet, which performed in various churches in the state of Maryland.
In school she was just as active, playing for school programs, playing for her music class and assisting the music teacher in the classroom. She also accompanied a 100-voice choir and worked with the soloist and other special music performers at her teacher’s direction. Her school music teacher said that Linda was her “ right hand.” She received the music award for her class at graduation. Linda attended and graduated from the Peabody Institute of Music, earning a degree in Music Education with a major in piano and a minor in voice. Linda has continued to further her education with postgraduate studies. She has held positions as organist, choir director and pianist in several churches. This has given her many opportunities to perform and play piano solos for all occasions. Linda has held the position of Minister of Music in several Baltimore Churches. Today, she continues to support the music ministry of the local church. She is currently serving as the Minister of Music at Halethorpe-Relay UMC located in Halethorpe, MD.
She has produced and recorded seven CDs at Omega Studio in Rockville, Md. These CD’s in order of production are as follows: “His Name is Jesus”, “Praise Peace and Promise”, “Celebrate Christmas”, “Believe”. It’s Christmas”, “Behold” and “Awesome and Amazed.” It should be noted, that on all of Linda’s CD’s, there are several original compositions and all of the other music on her CD’s are her own arrangements of the music.
Linda's music is in demand on traditional and internet radio stations. You can listen to Linda’s Music on Live 365.com. Links for these stations may be found on Linda’s Links page. Request for Linda’s music for airplay on WTTU, 88.5 FM at Tennessee Tech in Cookesville, Tenn. for a show that is called "Ain't Ashamed" and airs 7 hours during the week. It is hosted by Jeremy Cook and plays a variety of gospel and Christian music. Also on WFHD 91.3, a secular community radio station in Bloomington, Indiana, which permits Christian Radio broadcast with radio host Jamin' Jim Surman, (pronounced sermon). Closer to home, Linda's music is played on WDAC, 94.5 FM Christian Radio in Lancaster, PA and on Family Radio which broadcast via satellite translator stations and on the internet. This is aired locally over 107.9 FM in Annapolis, MD. Linda’s music has been played in Nazareth, Israel on Trumpet of God Radio, on Caleb Radio in Scotland, and as a part of a TV broadcast from Jakarta, Indonesia. CCM Magazine and Cross Rhythms Magazine in the UK have reviewed her music.
Linda is available to perform for your church events, from concerts to praise and worship services, prayer breakfast, banquets, workshops, dedications etc and also for private events such as wedding receptions, anniversary celebrations, piano dedications and the like. In the community, Linda is also available to Retirement Communities, as well as charitable events.
So proud you were my classmate..I think of you nearly everytime I ride by your homeplace on Potomoke Street.
Linda, congratulations on your wonderful new CD. I really enjoyed it!
I have all of Linda's CD's, and am eagerly waiting for her to make a new one. She plays the piano beautifully, and it is an inspiration just to listen to the music.
Thanks for yoru gift fo music. Keep up the great work.
I love your Behold CD. Please hurry to work on producing another CD for me to buy! I find your music so relaxing and enjoyable. You have a serious customer here!
Willow Street, PA
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