PLEASE NOTE: As of January 2015, I am no longer accepting bookings for weddings.
In two decades as a piano player, arranger, composer, and vocalist, I have developed my own sound which is a unique tapestry of many diverse threads. My years of experience have uniquely qualified me to design a creative and appropriate blend of music for your special event. You can hear me play and sing on my Wedding Ceremony Music Guide. A sample of my prelude/background music:
Whether you’re looking for live piano only, or piano with some vocals in the mix, I can help to make your occasion extra special.
I’ve studied classical music, enduring hymns (including writing fresh arrangements of great classics), smooth jazz (like Kenny G, Chris Botti, Jim Brickman), soulful Gospel, the luxuriant chords of big bands (like Frank Sinatra and Michael Buble’s music), fun oldies, and the best of contemporary music. Depending on your preferences, I can emphasize (or de-emphasize, or delete altogether) any of these styles.
My musical style is very flexible. My specialties are:
- Elegant music for corporate events, dinners, banquets and receptions.
- Live piano music for birthdays, anniversaries, reunions, and retirements, emphasizing a certain theme or decade(s) of music.
- Indoor and outdoor events (I can bring my digital piano, if your venue lacks a quality piano).
- Christmas parties for family, friends, or business.
- Special occasion music for Valentines Day and other romantic celebrations.
My specialty is crafting seamless transitions between songs for beautiful, unbroken, live piano music. (My record is 4 1/2 hours of playing without a break, but I won’t guarantee that I’ll make it that long every time without taking a short break!)
The first hour is $125, and $100 per hour after that.
For outdoor events, or indoor events without a quality piano, I’ll bring my portable digital piano, which sounds like a perfectly tuned grand piano, along with sound support and microphones, for $150.
Events at venues further than an hour from my home in Gainesville (using MapQuest estimates door-to-door) are $50 an hour for the extra travel, rounded to the nearest quarter hour.
A 50% non-refundable deposit reserves the date for your event, with the balance due at or before the event.
We book up to 18 months in advance of an event.