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Joy of Music

Minneapolis , MN

LOCATION

Minneapolis, MN 55401 US (map)

PHONE

612-314-5697

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ABOUT US

Create memories through music with one of Minneapolis and St. Paul's premier professional singers and pianists. Joy Schwarz will provide you with not only exquisite ceremony music but... Read more
Create memories through music with one of Minneapolis and St. Paul's premier professional singers and pianists. Joy Schwarz will provide you with not only exquisite ceremony music but elegant cocktail and dinner music as well. Whether singing, playing or both, you will only get the best quality and service with Joy of Music.

Whether it is contemporary or traditional wedding ceremony music, cool jazz tunes for your cocktail hour or soul and R&B for your reception, you and your guests will love Joy's beautiful solo piano and powerful vocals. Joy performs at numerous weddings each year, creating the perfect music combination to enhance all wedding styles. She will help you select the perfect songs for your wedding day and a complimentary music consultation is provided to every client. Joy also works with some of the best musicians in the Twin Cities' area and can tailor music to meet any event.

Joy brings over 17 years of professional experience to the table and strives to make your day worry and hassle-free so you are able to enjoy every moment. Portable piano and speakers available to accommodate any venue, indoor or outdoor. Visit www.joyofmusiconline.com for music samples and pricing. Contact today to book your date! Read less
Ceremony Music , Band

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INFO FOR BAND

Are you an agency or a band?
Band
What is the size of your band?
Medium (4-6 musicians)
What music genre does your band play?
60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, Acoustic, Blues, Classic Rock, R&B, Rock, Soul
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes
What is your band's usual attire?
Our attire will be specific to and appropriate for your event.
Do you offer live sample performances or CDs?
Sweet Tea band has demos and live performance videos available on our website at www.sweetteaband.net. You are also always welcome to come and see us at one of our live performances which are listed on the website.
Are you willing to learn songs that you do not currently know?
Yes
How much time do you usually need for setup?
60 minutes
Do you have a sign or banner that you use at events?
Yes
What (if any) special equipment, such as disco balls or lighting, is offered with your service?
PA system and lighting.
Do you usually emcee the event, or talk between songs?
Yes, we are happy to emcee your event.
How would you motivate the crowd if no one is dancing?
We love to engage the crowd and tailor our selections to the event to get people on the floor!
What is your policy on taking breaks? If you need a meal break, do you require that the client provide your meal?
10 minute break between one hour sets.
Do you play recorded music during your break?
Yes
If one or more of the band members is unable to attend, what is your backup plan?
We are able to find other musicians to fill in if someone cannot be there due to illness.
What is your overtime rate?
$400/hour
Do you charge for travel expenses? If yes, how much do you charge?
Travel within 30 miles of the Twin Cities metro area is free. Any travel outside of that area is charged at the current IRS travel rate. If an overnight stay is required, hotel expenses will also be included for all members.
What is the required deposit to secure your services?
$300

INFO FOR CEREMONY MUSIC

What ceremony music arrangements can you provide?
Acapella, Instrumental - Duo, Instrumental - Solo, Soloist / Vocalist
What instruments does your group play?
Piano
What is your usual attire?
My attire will be appropriate for your specific event.
Do you offer live sample performances or CDs?
You may preview sample live performance videos and recordings on my Wedding Wire page and also on my website. I am always happy to meet you and do a live audition as well.
How much time do you usually need for setup?
I arrive one hour before the event to set up my equipment and make sure things are in order.
How much space do you usually require?
If I am using my portable piano and/or speaker system for amplification, a minimum of 5x5' area is required to set up. I would also require access to an electrical outlet.
Do you charge for travel expenses? If yes, how much do you charge?
Travel is free within 30 miles of the Twin Cities Metro area. Travel outside of this area will be charged at the current standard IRS travel rate. If an overnight stay is required hotel expenses will be required.

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Jacky
Wedding:
10/11/2014
5.0/5.0
Joy was absolutely perfect for our wedding. She provided piano and vocals for our cocktail hour and dinner. Everyone was thrilled to find out that we had a live musician - especially because she was so good that people didn't realize it was live at first. I highly recommend Joy to anyone planning an event in need of a live musician - she was friendly, prompt and very professional. I couldn't be happier!
Joy was absolutely perfect for our wedding. She provided piano and vocals for our cocktail hour and dinner. Everyone was Read more...
Joy was absolutely perfect for our wedding. She provided piano and vocals for our cocktail hour and dinner. Everyone was thrilled to find out that we had a live musician - especially because she was so good that people didn't realize it was live at first. I highly recommend Joy to anyone planning an event in need of a live musician - she was friendly, prompt and very professional. I couldn't be happier! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Joe
Wedding:
8/9/2014
5.0/5.0
Joy was wonderful to work with. She provided the perfect music selections for our wedding. I would use her again for other events.
Joy was wonderful to work with. She provided the perfect music selections for our wedding. I would use her again for other Read more...
Joy was wonderful to work with. She provided the perfect music selections for our wedding. I would use her again for other events. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
We really enjoyed working with Joy and received many compliments from our wedding guests. We couldn't have been happier.
We really enjoyed working with Joy and received many compliments from our wedding guests. We couldn't have been happier.
We really enjoyed working with Joy and received many compliments from our wedding guests. We couldn't have been happier. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Amanda
Wedding:
5/24/2014
5.0/5.0
Joy is amazing! She made the process of choosing music so easy and was so nice and friendly.
Joy is amazing! She made the process of choosing music so easy and was so nice and friendly.
Joy is amazing! She made the process of choosing music so easy and was so nice and friendly. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Jennie
Wedding:
4/12/2014
5.0/5.0
My husband and I cannot speak highly enough about Joy and the quality of service she provided on our wedding day. She is a proven talent both as a pianist and vocalist, and this provided a beautiful experience for both wedding party and guests. We had wanted a very specific piece of piano music played for when I walked down the aisle that Joy had not previously played as a piano solo and did not have the sheet music for. Joy was confident she would be able to do it, and her delivery was spot on with what we had wanted! This made our ceremony so unique and special to us.

I highly recommend the Joy of Music to anyone for their special event. Joy's talent, professionalism and years of experience will provide you with a high quality service that you and all your guests will enjoy.
My husband and I cannot speak highly enough about Joy and the quality of service she provided on our wedding day. She is a Read more...
My husband and I cannot speak highly enough about Joy and the quality of service she provided on our wedding day. She is a proven talent both as a pianist and vocalist, and this provided a beautiful experience for both wedding party and guests. We had wanted a very specific piece of piano music played for when I walked down the aisle that Joy had not previously played as a piano solo and did not have the sheet music for. Joy was confident she would be able to do it, and her delivery was spot on with what we had wanted! This made our ceremony so unique and special to us.

I highly recommend the Joy of Music to anyone for their special event. Joy's talent, professionalism and years of experience will provide you with a high quality service that you and all your guests will enjoy. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Katie
Wedding:
1/25/2014
5.0/5.0
Joy was by far one of the easiest vendors that we worked with for our wedding! Not only was she fun, friendly, and a great value...she helped us PLAN our ceremony. Her experience showed in every step of the process. She invited us to her home for a planning meeting and played so many beautiful songs for us, which helped so much! Thank you again so much Joy, we were so happy to have you be part of our special day! Our family & guests continue to compliment you & loved hearing you play! I have & will continue to send your information to every future bride I know! I also know that Joy's talent would work with any other type of event, not just weddings!!
Joy was by far one of the easiest vendors that we worked with for our wedding! Not only was she fun, friendly, and a great Read more...
Joy was by far one of the easiest vendors that we worked with for our wedding! Not only was she fun, friendly, and a great value...she helped us PLAN our ceremony. Her experience showed in every step of the process. She invited us to her home for a planning meeting and played so many beautiful songs for us, which helped so much! Thank you again so much Joy, we were so happy to have you be part of our special day! Our family & guests continue to compliment you & loved hearing you play! I have & will continue to send your information to every future bride I know! I also know that Joy's talent would work with any other type of event, not just weddings!! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Leslie
Wedding:
9/7/2013
5.0/5.0
From the moment we met Joy, we knew she was going to be perfect for our wedding ceremony. She has a beautiful, distinctive, earthy voice that matched with our venue-outside at the MN Landscape Arboretum. We chose 2 songs and asked for a suggestion for the 3rd. She played us "When I Say I Do" and it brought my fiancé to tears. It was even more moving in the actual setting of the garden. Many of our guests at the reception commented on her performances; they used terms like fabulous, magnificent and emotional.
Joy is a pro; I would highly recommend her for any venue.
From the moment we met Joy, we knew she was going to be perfect for our wedding ceremony. She has a beautiful, Read more...
From the moment we met Joy, we knew she was going to be perfect for our wedding ceremony. She has a beautiful, distinctive, earthy voice that matched with our venue-outside at the MN Landscape Arboretum. We chose 2 songs and asked for a suggestion for the 3rd. She played us "When I Say I Do" and it brought my fiancé to tears. It was even more moving in the actual setting of the garden. Many of our guests at the reception commented on her performances; they used terms like fabulous, magnificent and emotional.
Joy is a pro; I would highly recommend her for any venue. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Christina
Wedding:
9/7/2013
5.0/5.0
Joy has a beautiful voice and was a pleasure to work with! She was willing to work with us on the cost so we could still have live music for our wedding ceremony. She has all of her own equipment (amp, Mic, piano) that she is able to bring, which saved us the trouble of finding & renting such items. She also assisted us in choosing unique songs that helped add another personal touch to our special day!
Joy has a beautiful voice and was a pleasure to work with! She was willing to work with us on the cost so we could still Read more...
Joy has a beautiful voice and was a pleasure to work with! She was willing to work with us on the cost so we could still have live music for our wedding ceremony. She has all of her own equipment (amp, Mic, piano) that she is able to bring, which saved us the trouble of finding & renting such items. She also assisted us in choosing unique songs that helped add another personal touch to our special day! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Trevor
Wedding:
7/20/2013
5.0/5.0
We were really pleased with Joy and very happy with choosing her as pianist for our wedding.
She was very easy to work with, great demeanor, friendly, very flexible and accommodating - she learnt a couple of new songs both to play and to sing for our event and she helped us out with some equipment when we were caught short.

Having Joy as pianist added a real touch of elegance, I wouldn't hesitate to use her again or to recommend her to others.

Thanks Joy - you were brilliant.

Trevor and Jocelyn
We were really pleased with Joy and very happy with choosing her as pianist for our wedding.
She was very easy to Read more...
We were really pleased with Joy and very happy with choosing her as pianist for our wedding.
She was very easy to work with, great demeanor, friendly, very flexible and accommodating - she learnt a couple of new songs both to play and to sing for our event and she helped us out with some equipment when we were caught short.

Having Joy as pianist added a real touch of elegance, I wouldn't hesitate to use her again or to recommend her to others.

Thanks Joy - you were brilliant.

Trevor and Jocelyn Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Amy
Wedding:
5/26/2013
5.0/5.0
Joy did an excellent job, her music was beautiful, and she was great to work with!
Joy did an excellent job, her music was beautiful, and she was great to work with!
Joy did an excellent job, her music was beautiful, and she was great to work with! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
Joy of Music responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much, Amy! I appreciate your kind words. :)

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