I am a musically versatile pianist playing throughout the greater Boston area, MA South Shore, North Shore, Worcester County, Central MA, Cape Cod, Attleboro area, all of RI (Providence, Cranston, Warwick, Bristol, Newport RI areas), and Nashua-Salem N.H.
I perform at a wide range of events: weddings, cocktail hours, receptions, rehearsal dinners, house parties, bridal showers, baby showers, Bar/Bat Mitzvah receptions, birthdays, anniversary, Corporate functions, holiday parties, special occasions, and Retirement Community/Memory Care events.
I am a pianist who entertains in all styles: traditional classical to current popular songs.
I enjoy playing in any music style you request: traditional Classical, the American Songbook, (Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Dean Martin, Judy Garland), Ragtime, Swing, Broadway Hits, Beatles, Elton John, Billy Joel, Disney favorites, 60's, 70's, 80's, 90's to 2018.
My range of song choices will appeal to the different ages of your guests.
I look forward to playing all of your song requests.
I lead sing-alongs (Tin Pan Alley, Standards, Show Tunes, Holiday, Pop & Rock Classics) for entertainment at holiday parties and special celebrations.
I work often at well-known venues in the greater Boston area and Rhode Island: Boston's Top of the Hub, Taj Hotel, Langham Hotel, UMass Club, Boston College Club, Harvard Club, Boston University Castle, the Spring Valley Country Club, Luciano's, Scituate River Club, Beechwood Hotel, the Aldrich Mansion in Warwick, Alpine Country Club in Cranston, Newport Hyatt, Crowne Plaza Warwick, and many other important function facilities
Will your professional and musical style work well for my wedding, party, or event?
Yes. If you would like to hire a pianist who is highly professional, easy to work with, and flexible about your song choices.
I will follow-up with you by email/text about pre-event updates.
I will arrive early the day of your event.
What style of music will you play at my wedding ceremony, reception, party or corporate event?
I am a pianist 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.
Do you take requests?
Yes. I am a pianist who is familiar with classical music and popular songs from all the decades.
I will follow-up with you regarding the styles of music you would like me to play.
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 realistic piano sounds.
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. I also bring a microphone for announcements, toasts, and guests who would like to sing.
Do you entertain at holiday parties?
I greatly enjoy playing for home and office holiday parties.
I also lead festive holiday sing-alongs, and I bring song sheets.
What are your rates?
$175-$500 per event.
What is your background?
I was a former soloist with the Boston Pops, and I attended both the Eastman School of Music at the University of Rochester 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.
What are your interests other than music?
I am an avid fiction, philosophy, and history reader. I enjoy amateur astronomy.
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.
How can I contact you?
Phone: 781-784-2934 email Bruce
(Please include the date, time, and location of your event in the email subject line.)
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.