The Benefits of Hiring a Wedding Pianist in 2023
Live wedding music has the ability to transform an ordinary wedding ceremony into an event worth remembering. When it comes to choosing live music for your special day, there are many options to consider, such as a professional wedding pianist.
Versatility and Range of Musical Style
Having a live pianist performing at your wedding ceremony adds a touch of sophistication and elegance. The piano is a versatile instrument that can provide a wide range of musical genres, from classical to contemporary. A pianist can play solo or collaborate with other musicians, such as a vocalist, stringed instruments, or other live instrumentation, to create a unique and personalized musical experience.
When selecting a wedding pianist, there are a few things consider:
1) No two musicians play the same. Listen to the pianist’s recordings or watch videos of their performances to get a sense of their style and technical abilities to make sure they match your desired theme.
2) The pianist’s experience. A professional pianist who has performed at a high number of weddings will have a better understanding of how to keep the event running smoothly.
3) Meet with the pianist in person, via video call, or phone, to discuss your vision for the music and ensure that they are a good fit for your wedding.
In addition to the ceremony, find out if your wedding pianist can also provide music for the cocktail hour and reception. This allows you to maintain a cohesive musical experience throughout the entire event.
Another benefit to having a live pianist at your wedding is their ability to play a vast selection of genres. A skilled pianist can easily adapt to the musical preferences of the couple and their guests, by performing classical, jazz, pop, or a mix of genres.
Personalized and Customized Music
In addition to the above, hiring a live pianist for your wedding is their ability to create a personalized musical experience. Many professional pianists would not be opposed to learning new songs or arrangements to fit a couple’s desired vision for their wedding music.
A few different ways to incorporate a live pianist in your wedding ceremony can be to have them perform before the ceremony as your guests are entering and getting seated. This helps to set the tone of the ceremony before it begins and create a welcoming atmosphere. The pianist can then play during the processional, recessional, and any other special moments during the ceremony.
There are a number of traditionally popular song selections the pianist can perform, such as “Wedding March” and “Canon in D”. A skilled pianist can also play contemporary songs or even write compositions for your wedding to create a unique personal touch.
Music is such an important element to any ceremony, so it’s important to communicate with the pianist well in advance so it can ensure that they have time to prepare.
Hiring a professional wedding pianist is a great way to add sophistication and elegance to your wedding day. Their adaptability, versatility, and customized personal touch, will make your special occasion truly one to remember.
If you’re looking for a professional and versatile pianist, Jessica La would make a great addition to your special day. She can offer live solo piano and a number of different instrumental ensembles to elevate your wedding music experience. To learn more about our services, Click Here or if you want to secure her for your wedding date, visit her Booking Page.