What are your rates?
$100-$150 per hour.
How would you describe your personal style?
I am very professional and attentive to detail with special emphasis to all of your song requests. I will promptly follow-up to your questions and requests.
What are people looking for when they book you for their wedding, party, or event?
Generally, I am hired because I offer a low profile, highly versatile and strong musical and professional presence for weddings, parties, and events.
I am usually booked for my musical versatility, and my song selections will greatly enhance the ambiance your wedding, party, and event.
What style of music will you play at my wedding ceremony, reception, party or corporate event?
I am a piano player who is versatile in all musical styles: I play an appealing mix of songs for the different age groups of your guests: well known Classical music, American Classics, Jazz, Broadway, Holiday songs, popular favorites and current songs.
I will email/text/ or call you for pre-event updates, and arrive early the day of your wedding or party.
I am a versatile pianist who is quite flexible about your music requests.
I will coordinate with you and your officiant regarding the wedding ceremony cues.
Will your professional and musical style work well for my wedding, party, or event?
Yes. If you would like to hire a pianist/keyboardist who is flexible about your song choices and easy to work with.
I will email/phone you for pre-event updates, and arrive early the day of your wedding or party.
Do you take requests?
Yes. I am a pianist who is familiar with classical music and popular songs from all the decades.
I enjoy playing the styles of music and songs you request for your wedding, party or event.
Will my guests be able to talk while you are playing?
My music is in the background- your guests will be able to talk comfortably.
Where will you travel?
Greater Boston area, Worcester, Central MA, South and North Shore, Andover area, Cape Cod ( Falmouth, Mashpee, Sandwich, Barnstable, Hyannis, Brewster, Yarmouth, Dennis, Chatham, and north), Attleboro area ( Wrentham, Foxboro, Walpole, Sharon...) Rhode Island ( Providence, Cranston, Warwick, Newport, all locations), Nashua area of New Hampshire.
Do you use an electric keyboard?
Yes, if there is no piano available. My keyboard has a variety of sounds, including realistic piano.
Is your keyboard loud enough for my function?
I bring an amplifier and an additional speaker with my keyboard, and I can turn the volume up so it can be easily heard by your guests.
What is your background?
I was a former soloist with the Boston Pops, and I attended the Eastman School of Music and Northeastern University.
Do you teach piano?
I teach classical, Jazz, rock, pop piano, and music theory, and composition in my piano lessons to students of all ages and levels.
Do you have a demo CD?
Yes, and I will send it to you upon request. It features my performing in a variety of musical styles. You can listen to my audio demo with Windows Media, Real Audio, or any software which plays audio files.
(Downloading Tip: If you are having trouble downloading or listening to my audio files, right-click on the audio file to "save target as". My audio file will be easily downloaded.)
How do I hire you as a pianist for my function?
I will email or send you a contract and ask for a deposit to hold the date.
If you have difficulty opening these links with your mail program:
email me: wedding at pianobybruce dot com,
party at pianobybruce dot com, or corporate at pianobybruce dot com
I check my email frequently, please call or email me again if you don't hear from me within a day.
I look forward to hearing from you about playing at your wedding, party or event!