Harold "Harry" Fix began studying piano in his home town of Spokane, Washington, at the age of 8. After studying classical and bass guitar in junior high and high school he returned to the piano again. In 1977, he was accepted in the University of The Pacific's piano master class summer camp. As a high school senior, he studied with world renowned piano teacher Margaret Saunders Ott, who continues to be an inspiration.
Harry received a B.A. in Music from Occidental College in Los Angeles in 1983. While at Occidental, he received the Elinor Remick Warren Composition Award for original voice/piano composition and gave a recital of classical piano music and wrote original compositions for chamber ensembles.
Harry then moved to San Francisco where he continued his musical pursuits, playing and performing in ensembles and as a solo pianist. While in San Francisco he studied with local jazz great, Don Haas. He continued honing his chops working as sole musician/improviser with local comedy improv theater including Faultline, Left Coast Theater and The Pros From Dover, with whom he toured Europe for six weeks.
In 1992, he graduated summa cum laude from Berklee College of Music in Boston where he received a diploma in commercial arranging. He has studied with Bill Davies, Ray Santisi, and most recently, Charlie Banacos.
Since his arrival in Boston he has worked professionally as a jazz pianist and piano teacher. He has composed music for film and video works including: industrial films, art films, and a full-length feature film, Life's Too Good, which had its premiere at the Museum of Fine Arts in 1995. In 1995, he was the musical director for Bentley College's Soundsations, an eight-voice acappella group. In 1996, he was awarded the position of Recording Department Chair for the Park School Summer Arts program teaching 8 - 15 year old students. He has played solo piano regularly for the main dining room of the Algonquin Club in Boston and the Boston Yacht Club in Marblehead, MA.
He currently plays solo piano regularly at Surf in Nashua, NH.