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Magic Flute Wedding Ceremony and Cocktail Hour Musicians

Somers Point , NJ
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Somers Point, NJ 08244 US (map)

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609-665-1731

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ABOUT US

Looking for great ceremony musicians? Then look no further... Magic Flute Weddings, since 2003, is a network of fine professional musicians located in the South Jersey and the... Read more
Looking for great ceremony musicians? Then look no further... Magic Flute Weddings, since 2003, is a network of fine professional musicians located in the South Jersey and the Philadelphia areas are at your disposal! Our musicians are not only experienced in playing wedding music for up to twenty years, but also have music degrees from fine music schools and are orchestral players, private teachers and fine soloists. However, the most important thing is this: We SOUND beautiful, and having performed for so many weddings, we have a wide repertoire of music and knowledge of various wedding ceremonies.

I am founder and professional free lance flutist Geri Rizzo, and I team up with a harpist, classical guitarist, pianist, violinist and/or cellist to make the musical combination of your dreams for your dream wedding or event: solo, duo, trio or quartet. We also have great jazz musicians, beautiful trained classical singers and even trumpet players for your fanfare available. For more about me, see my personal website, www.GeriRizzo.com. And if I am already booked on your date, I have several wonderful "Magic Fluters" for you in my stead!

You can be sure the musician(s) you get will be personable as well as professional and very talented. As a flutist I have been complimented many times for my beautiful tone and it makes me happy to play for your most special occasion! But I'm not only a flutist; I put the Magic Flute Weddings website on the web long before most ceremony musicians even thought about it. I also talk to the brides myself, believing communication is key, make recommendations and send out your contracts. It is a job I truly love.

Our musicians cover all Central and Southern Jersey to Cape May to Philadelphia. If you are in Northern Jersey or out of our scope of travel, I can recommend fine musicians for wherever you need.

Please visit our website, www.magicfluteweddings.com for more bios, audio and video, and read our frequently asked questions. We also provide a wedding song sampler on the site and recommend other venues and wedding services you may be looking for with whom we have worked and found to be excellent.

We consider your wedding a sacred event, and treat your wedding like it is the first we've every played. We work closely with you to create your vision of your dream wedding, playing traditional classical music to love songs or your favorite tunes which we can arrange for you. Our fees are competitive with other fine professional wedding musicians of our caliber. Don't hire McDonald's to play for your wedding ceremony... don't you deserve caviar?

Looking forward to working with you!
Flutist and Artistic Director, Geri Rizzo . Magic Flute Wedding Musicians . www.magicfluteweddings.com
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INFO FOR CEREMONY MUSIC

What ceremony music arrangements can you provide?
Instrumental - Duo, Instrumental - Solo, Instrumental - Trio, Orchestra, Soloist / Vocalist, String - Quartet, String - Quintet, String - Trio
What instruments does your group play?
Cello, Flute, Guitar, Harp, Piano, Trumpet, Viola, Violin
What is your usual attire?
All Black unless specified otherwise; semi dressy.
Do you offer live sample performances or CDs?
There are videos and audio clips on our website!
How much time do you usually need for setup?
We arrive an hour early to set up and tune up and begin playing your prelude music half an hour before your wedding ceremony start time as guests are being seated.
How much space do you usually require?
2-3 square feet, usually up by the altar to the right or in back of the room behind the guests, depending on if you want a "visual" effect. We bring our own amplification and can also provide it for the officiant especially if the wedding is outside.
Do you charge for travel expenses? If yes, how much do you charge?
If over an hour $50...

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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
They are very professional and reliable.
We had this group of musicians at my daughters and sons wedding they are wonderful!
They are very professional and reliable.
We had this group of musicians at my daughters and sons wedding they are Read more...
They are very professional and reliable.
We had this group of musicians at my daughters and sons wedding they are wonderful! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
Magic Flute Wedding Ceremony and Cocktail Hour Musicians responded with the following comments:

Thank you, Jill, you were a pleasure to work with. :)
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Stuart
Wedding:
10/19/2013
5.0/5.0
Geri was a dream to work with and her help on selections of music was perfect. Many of the guests remarked to my wife and I how wonderful the music was. The music made a special day even better than we imagined it would be.

Thanks again Geri your group helped make our day special,

Nancy and Stuart
Geri was a dream to work with and her help on selections of music was perfect. Many of the guests remarked to my wife and Read more...
Geri was a dream to work with and her help on selections of music was perfect. Many of the guests remarked to my wife and I how wonderful the music was. The music made a special day even better than we imagined it would be.

Thanks again Geri your group helped make our day special,

Nancy and Stuart Read less
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Magic Flute Wedding Ceremony and Cocktail Hour Musicians responded with the following comments:

You are very welcome. Wishing you all the best in life! :)
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Patricia
Wedding:
9/14/2013
5.0/5.0
Magic Flute (Geri Rizzo) was excellent, . professional and flexible.. Our wedding was on the beach and we chose the violin and flute. Not only was Geri flexible with our date and time, but also our choice in music.
My husband and I chose a contemporary song for our procession and a classical one after our ceremony. Not only did they play these two songs but continued to perform another one for us. The music made our wedding a very memorable and happy day!!! Thank you Geri and Susan!!! I highly recommend Magic Flute at any of your ceremonies or parties!!
Magic Flute (Geri Rizzo) was excellent, . professional and flexible.. Our wedding was on the beach and we chose the violin Read more...
Magic Flute (Geri Rizzo) was excellent, . professional and flexible.. Our wedding was on the beach and we chose the violin and flute. Not only was Geri flexible with our date and time, but also our choice in music.
My husband and I chose a contemporary song for our procession and a classical one after our ceremony. Not only did they play these two songs but continued to perform another one for us. The music made our wedding a very memorable and happy day!!! Thank you Geri and Susan!!! I highly recommend Magic Flute at any of your ceremonies or parties!! Read less
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Magic Flute Wedding Ceremony and Cocktail Hour Musicians responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much, Patricia. You and John were a pleasure to work with. We wish you much happiness! Sincerely, Geri, Flute and Susan, Violin
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Roseann Olive
Wedding:
8/31/2013
5.0/5.0
Simply Magical and the most wonderful part of our beautiful ceremony. Magic Flute Musicians and Geri Rizzo add the perfect complement to your expectations of a perfect wedding day. Could not have been more pleased with the professionalism, personal attention to details, relaxed and friendly service combined with genius talent! If you want your family and guests to be completely mesmerized while anticipating and then enjoying the wedding ceremony, treat yourselves to the most wonderful musicians at Magic Flute Wedding Music. You will add the perfect touch to your special day and be so happy you chose Geri and company. Also, treat yourself to her CD and enjoy the music after the big day is over...we did and it's playing as I write this comment! Unforgettably Great Performance!
Simply Magical and the most wonderful part of our beautiful ceremony. Magic Flute Musicians and Geri Rizzo add the perfect Read more...
Simply Magical and the most wonderful part of our beautiful ceremony. Magic Flute Musicians and Geri Rizzo add the perfect complement to your expectations of a perfect wedding day. Could not have been more pleased with the professionalism, personal attention to details, relaxed and friendly service combined with genius talent! If you want your family and guests to be completely mesmerized while anticipating and then enjoying the wedding ceremony, treat yourselves to the most wonderful musicians at Magic Flute Wedding Music. You will add the perfect touch to your special day and be so happy you chose Geri and company. Also, treat yourself to her CD and enjoy the music after the big day is over...we did and it's playing as I write this comment! Unforgettably Great Performance! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
Magic Flute Wedding Ceremony and Cocktail Hour Musicians responded with the following comments:

Dear Roseann, Thank you for your kind words. As musicians, we find it paramount that our performance meets your standards and does add that touch of "magic" for your day. So it's nice to know that it was "mission accomplished!". It also helped that you were so kind and supportive from the start. Many people don't get that we are musicians first - and business people because we have to be.

Wishing you and your family all the best. Sincerely, Geri
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Sheena
Wedding:
7/12/2013
5.0/5.0
Geri and Susan were wonderful! Geri was very helpful in selecting pieces to go along with the setting of our wedding, and very quick to respond to any question I had. Flute and violin sound beautiful together and were just perfect for our ceremony :)
Geri and Susan were wonderful! Geri was very helpful in selecting pieces to go along with the setting of our wedding, and Read more...
Geri and Susan were wonderful! Geri was very helpful in selecting pieces to go along with the setting of our wedding, and very quick to respond to any question I had. Flute and violin sound beautiful together and were just perfect for our ceremony :) Read less
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Magic Flute Wedding Ceremony and Cocktail Hour Musicians responded with the following comments:

Dear Sheena, Thank you for taking the time too send in this review. You were a pleasure to work with and we had a lot of fun performing your requested pieces! Wishing you all the best in your new journey! Kind regards, Geri and Susan
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
I hired Geri Rizzo (flutist), Susan (violinist), & Toni (pianist) for my wedding mass. They were fantastic! Geri was the main contact person, and she was so helpful with getting everything ready. I wanted very different music selections for the bridal entrance and recessional, and Geri went out of her way to find the sheet music, and arrange for the musicians to practice together beforehand. Moreover, she went above and beyond by noticing that we also needed an additional instrument, and made the necessary arrangements for Toni to also play the piano for the mass. She knew I didn't want the organ, so she took care of the details, and had the piano transported to the church for mass!

I was so thrilled with Geri, Susan, & Toni's performance! My wedding mass music was beautiful, and I am so thankful to Geri for arranging everything, and all three musicians for their talent & professionalism! My wedding music stood out, and I will never forget it!

In love & gratitude,
"Katina" Khanh
I hired Geri Rizzo (flutist), Susan (violinist), & Toni (pianist) for my wedding mass. They were fantastic! Geri was the Read more...
I hired Geri Rizzo (flutist), Susan (violinist), & Toni (pianist) for my wedding mass. They were fantastic! Geri was the main contact person, and she was so helpful with getting everything ready. I wanted very different music selections for the bridal entrance and recessional, and Geri went out of her way to find the sheet music, and arrange for the musicians to practice together beforehand. Moreover, she went above and beyond by noticing that we also needed an additional instrument, and made the necessary arrangements for Toni to also play the piano for the mass. She knew I didn't want the organ, so she took care of the details, and had the piano transported to the church for mass!

I was so thrilled with Geri, Susan, & Toni's performance! My wedding mass music was beautiful, and I am so thankful to Geri for arranging everything, and all three musicians for their talent & professionalism! My wedding music stood out, and I will never forget it!

In love & gratitude,
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Magic Flute Wedding Ceremony and Cocktail Hour Musicians responded with the following comments:

Katina, Thank you so much! It is always worth the extra effort to make the bride happy, and your appreciation goes a long way. You looked like a princess! We wish you much happiness! Best, Geri, Susan and Toni
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Lisa
Wedding:
5/4/2013
4.9/5.0
Geri was a pleasure to work with- the music was beautiful as was her voice
Highly recommend!!
Geri was a pleasure to work with- the music was beautiful as was her voice
Highly recommend!!
Geri was a pleasure to work with- the music was beautiful as was her voice
Highly recommend!! Read less
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Magic Flute Wedding Ceremony and Cocktail Hour Musicians responded with the following comments:

Thank you Lisa! It was a gorgeous wedding. You did a great job putting it all together! God Bless! Geri / Flute-Harp-Cello-Violin and Vocals / Mass
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Nancy
Wedding:
4/27/2013
0.6/5.0
I used the Magic Flute for my daughter's wedding ceremony on April 27, 2013. It was obvious that the musicians had never practiced together. They were out of tune and their timing as two artists working together were totally out of sync. Perhaps alone they might have sounded alright, but together they sounded terrible. When I brought this to the owner Geri's attention, she was extremely rude and defensive to me. Even though this communication was between Geri and me, no cc to my daughter, I found out that while on their honeymoon, my daughter and son-in-law were contacted by her, informing them that I was unhappy with their musicians. This communication was between me and the Magic Flute. If I wanted my daughter to know, I would have told her when she came back from her honeymoon, certainly not while she was away. These artists together were so out of harmony and the owner was so unprofessional, I felt it was necessary to write this review.
I used the Magic Flute for my daughter's wedding ceremony on April 27, 2013. It was obvious that the musicians had never Read more...
I used the Magic Flute for my daughter's wedding ceremony on April 27, 2013. It was obvious that the musicians had never practiced together. They were out of tune and their timing as two artists working together were totally out of sync. Perhaps alone they might have sounded alright, but together they sounded terrible. When I brought this to the owner Geri's attention, she was extremely rude and defensive to me. Even though this communication was between Geri and me, no cc to my daughter, I found out that while on their honeymoon, my daughter and son-in-law were contacted by her, informing them that I was unhappy with their musicians. This communication was between me and the Magic Flute. If I wanted my daughter to know, I would have told her when she came back from her honeymoon, certainly not while she was away. These artists together were so out of harmony and the owner was so unprofessional, I felt it was necessary to write this review. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
Magic Flute Wedding Ceremony and Cocktail Hour Musicians responded with the following comments:

I regret that my musicians' performance did not meet your standards. I reviewed this matter and watched the videotape and the performance of my musicians was completely professional. We diligently provided the service according to the contract and I thank you for your input. Yes, I did contact your daughter, the bride, because I was told she complimented the musicians. I just don't understand. Geri
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.4/5.0
Lois was a wonderful fill-in for Geri--the ceremony music was absolutely beautiful. The only negatives I have to report are with corresponding with Geri--I asked for a phone call from her several times before I had to actually call her myself (she was responsive via email) and she emailed me a day AFTER the wedding to tell me about Lois (she knew about a conflict with her schedule beforehand). However, it all worked out in the end and it was a beautiful ceremony.
Lois was a wonderful fill-in for Geri--the ceremony music was absolutely beautiful. The only negatives I have to report Read more...
Lois was a wonderful fill-in for Geri--the ceremony music was absolutely beautiful. The only negatives I have to report are with corresponding with Geri--I asked for a phone call from her several times before I had to actually call her myself (she was responsive via email) and she emailed me a day AFTER the wedding to tell me about Lois (she knew about a conflict with her schedule beforehand). However, it all worked out in the end and it was a beautiful ceremony. Read less
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Magic Flute Wedding Ceremony and Cocktail Hour Musicians responded with the following comments:

Dear Lynne, Thank you for your candid feedback. The contract clearly states that should the contracted performer be unable to perform for the contracted event that another musician of the same caliber would be provided, which is what I did. I know that Lois Herbine is a wonderful flutist and I'm glad that we agree on that.

Thanks again for your input and your understanding. Kind regards, Geri Rizzo
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Diana
Wedding:
4/26/2013
5.0/5.0
Geri and John were such a wonderful addition to our wedding ceremony! I didn't really know what I wanted for ceremony music and Geri suggested the flute and guitar duo, and so I went with it. I could not have been more happy with the way the music sounded on our wedding day!! We are big Beatles fans and we picked a few of their songs and they sounded great. If I were to do it all over again, I would choose them again. Geri was great to work with, booking was easy, and she always quickly answered my questions. I would recommend these musicians without any hesitation!!
Geri and John were such a wonderful addition to our wedding ceremony! I didn't really know what I wanted for ceremony Read more...
Geri and John were such a wonderful addition to our wedding ceremony! I didn't really know what I wanted for ceremony music and Geri suggested the flute and guitar duo, and so I went with it. I could not have been more happy with the way the music sounded on our wedding day!! We are big Beatles fans and we picked a few of their songs and they sounded great. If I were to do it all over again, I would choose them again. Geri was great to work with, booking was easy, and she always quickly answered my questions. I would recommend these musicians without any hesitation!! Read less
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Magic Flute Wedding Ceremony and Cocktail Hour Musicians responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much Diana! It's always a pleasure to work with nice people such as you and yours. We wish you many happy days together. Best to you always, Geri and John

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