Fireheart Music was founded in 1994 by composer, pianist and recording artist Jeffrey Michael Deary. The then 15-year-old pianist borrowed $1,000 from his father, went to a recording studio and made a recording of his compositions that he began selling in his high school. In two weeks he paid his dad back. The next year he made another recording. By the time he graduated, he had sold 5,000 cassettes of instrumental piano music primarily to high schoolers and the company was off and running!
After taking business classes at Eastern Michigan University and Schoolcraft College, Jeffrey expanded his company nationally by touring and performing at Borders and Barnes and Noble as well becoming a featured performer at top art festivals across the country. Since then he has developed his company into an independent record label and music production company where he composes, produces and releases instrumental piano and guitar albums. Under the Fireheart label, he has released more than 800 relaxation music albums and compilations worldwide.
Jeffrey grew up in Sterling Heights, Michigan and as a 2 year old he used to bang on his Great Grandmother’s piano. In 1983 she passed away and her piano was passed along to Jeffrey’s mother. She actually told him not to touch the piano for fear that he would damage it at such a young age. Naturally, he disobeyed her and began playing the piano by ear when he was 6 years old, going on to compose his own music by 11 years old. Jeffrey does not read music but rather is a self-taught musician who utilizes his excellent ear for his music and composes using a special shorthand that he developed as a child prodigy. Some of his musical influences include George Winston, Suzanne Ciani, David Lanz, Hans Zimmer, James Horner and Thomas Newman.
Since Jeffrey was a boy he always had a passion for film music and dreamed of someday being a film composer. In 1997, Jeffrey was interested in studying film scoring and was offered a full composition scholarship to Berklee College of Music in Boston. However, when Berklee discovered Jeffrey did not read music he was told he needed 2 years of College level piano classes or he would fail out of Berklee. A Berklee film scoring instructor advised, “Jeffrey you want to compose for movies…you’ve got the talent…so go compose for movies.” Jeffrey did just that by gaining experience composing free music for some Michigan film school films as well as some local indie feature films.
Jeffrey relocated to the Los Angeles area in 2006 and since then has composed or provided music for many films, TV shows, movie trailers and video games. Major credits include the “Call of Duty: Black Ops III and IV” video games, “The Girl On The Train” feature film trailer, “London Has Fallen” feature film, “Cirque Du Soleil’s Movi.Kanti.Revo”, as well as music for Google, Paramount Pictures, Universal Studios, Asics, SyFy Channel, HIstory Channel, ABC, ESPN, NBC and Bravo.