"Beautiful CDs! While hunting for gifts for my piano students, the sales lady suggested your CDs so I gave one to myself. Very, very uplifted by your arrangements! Amazed at your life story -- I'm a newly inspired fan! Continued success and happiness! ~ Sue, IA"



A Message from Jim

Thanks very much for visiting PianoFavorites.com. Welcome!

If you're a fan of relaxing solo piano music, you've come to the right place. I hope you'll take a minute to look - and listen - around the site.

Whether you're interested in Christmas music, Broadway show tunes, movie melodies, love songs or inspirational music, we've developed this site to make it as simple as possible to find exactly what you're looking for. In addition to CDs, downloads and free song clips, you'll also find more information about me, details about upcoming performances, how to join my fan club, and retail locations in your area that carry my music.

Thanks again for stopping by. I hope you'll check back often, and please don't hesitate to drop me a note anytime at jim@pianofavorites.com.

Latest News


Celebrate the holiday season in style by attending “Holiday Grande 2014,” an elegant, all-new stage production featuring International Steinway Artist and “Iowa’s Own Pianist,” Jim McDonough. Jim will be joined by his professional 14-piece orchestra and a cast of sensational singers and dancers performing your favorite Christmas music and other all-time favorites. This dazzling event is a grand combination of beautiful music, spectacular sets and costumes, and the true spirit of the season.

“Holiday Grande 2014”…The GRANDEST event of the season! For tour dates and cities, click here.

            Absolutely Extraordinary…You will be Amazed!
~ KCRG-TV, Cedar Rapids, IA

            A ‘Best Bet’ ” 
~ The Register, Des Moines, IA

            Truly a Great and Wonderful Show!” 
~ Telegraph Herald, Dubuque, IA

            “Wow! What a Wonderful Artist!” 
~ KCCI-TV, Des Moines, IA

            “ …A Holiday Sensation!” 
~ The Gazette, Cedar Rapids, IA


As a follow-up to his best-selling secular album, Country Dreaming, comes the latest CD from International Steinway Artist Jim McDonough, entitled Country Roads: Country Favorites, Vol. II.
This brand-new release is filled with fourteen beautiful country melodies from the ’40s to today -- all performed in McDonough’s signature solo piano style.
“These songs tell meaningful stories we can all relate to,” says Jim. “They have a way of perfectly describing the paths we take, and the roads less traveled.” For more information, click here.


Legendary piano maker, Steinway & Sons, names Jim McDonough to its worldwide artist roster. From classical pianists like Lang Lang, to jazz stars like Diana Krall and Harry Connick Jr., to pop icons like Billy Joel, to "immortals" like Irving Berlin and Cole Porter; as a Steinway Artist, McDonough joins an exclusive international list of the most accomplished and discriminating performing artists.