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Notes of Celebration - Professional Pianist

Portland , OR
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Portland, OR 97006 US (map)

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503-645-2763

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ABOUT US

"I play the music you love, beautifully on the piano. I play from my heart; it's like my soul plays the piano! My repertoire includes classical, sacred, love songs, Broadway, Sinatra,... Read more
"I play the music you love, beautifully on the piano. I play from my heart; it's like my soul plays the piano! My repertoire includes classical, sacred, love songs, Broadway, Sinatra, Country, New Age, Light Jazz (and I am willing to learn new music if I don't currently know it!) I play the music that reflects your personality, your vision, your faith, leaving you and your guests with a beautiful memory of your wedding day!" Linda Read less
Ceremony Music

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INFO FOR CEREMONY MUSIC

What ceremony music arrangements can you provide?
Instrumental - Duo, Instrumental - Solo, Soloist / Vocalist
What instruments does your group play?
Organ, Piano, Violin
What is your usual attire?
classy, professional, black evening
Do you offer live sample performances or CDs?
sample music on website, sample CD available, piano video on website
How much time do you usually need for setup?
30 minutes
How much space do you usually require?
space taken up by a grand piano on site; 6' x 6' for myself and keyboard
Do you charge for travel expenses? If yes, how much do you charge?
if venue is 1 hr or more from my home, mileage charge is $50; if less than 1 hr from my home, no mileage charge.

REVIEWS

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Andrea
Wedding:
10/5/2014
5.0/5.0
Linda was great. She was extremely helpful in suggesting pieces when I got stuck on what to pick. Linda is very friendly, open and wonderful to work with. I honestly wish we had had a little more budget to have her play during our cocktail hour and not just our ceremony. It would have been very worth it.
Linda was great. She was extremely helpful in suggesting pieces when I got stuck on what to pick. Linda is very friendly, Read more...
Linda was great. She was extremely helpful in suggesting pieces when I got stuck on what to pick. Linda is very friendly, open and wonderful to work with. I honestly wish we had had a little more budget to have her play during our cocktail hour and not just our ceremony. It would have been very worth it. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Krystal
Wedding:
8/30/2014
5.0/5.0
Linda is such a delight to work with. She provides a packet up front to get you organized, and provides a plethora of music options. She listened to our vision and executed perfectly. Linda contacted a composer to obtain sheet music for our wedding, that was not yet available... this song was played so beautifully, it brought tears to my eyes each time she played it. Our wedding ceremony and cocktail hour, would not have been the same without Linda and Janet (violinist)! I cannot express my gratitude and sheer joy, when I think about the music played on our special day.
Linda is such a delight to work with. She provides a packet up front to get you organized, and provides a plethora of Read more...
Linda is such a delight to work with. She provides a packet up front to get you organized, and provides a plethora of music options. She listened to our vision and executed perfectly. Linda contacted a composer to obtain sheet music for our wedding, that was not yet available... this song was played so beautifully, it brought tears to my eyes each time she played it. Our wedding ceremony and cocktail hour, would not have been the same without Linda and Janet (violinist)! I cannot express my gratitude and sheer joy, when I think about the music played on our special day. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Peggy
Wedding:
8/2/2014
5.0/5.0
We used this musician for our wedding reception, cocktail hour, and dinner. We were very pleased with her music. She played the music that we requested, and until our dinner was over.
We used this musician for our wedding reception, cocktail hour, and dinner. We were very pleased with her music. She Read more...
We used this musician for our wedding reception, cocktail hour, and dinner. We were very pleased with her music. She played the music that we requested, and until our dinner was over. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Magali
Wedding:
7/26/2014
5.0/5.0
Linda did an amazing job at providing live music. She went beyond what we could have asked for. When my now husband asked me to marry him there was a Spanish song playing in the background, it is my absolute favorite song and now it is filled with amazing memories. I mentioned the song to Linda in hopes that she would be able to play it. The song was a perfect way to end our ceremony and it was such a beautiful addition to our day. I found out Linda had to actually transcribe the music from a video since she was not able to find it in print. Amazing musician!
Linda did an amazing job at providing live music. She went beyond what we could have asked for. When my now husband asked Read more...
Linda did an amazing job at providing live music. She went beyond what we could have asked for. When my now husband asked me to marry him there was a Spanish song playing in the background, it is my absolute favorite song and now it is filled with amazing memories. I mentioned the song to Linda in hopes that she would be able to play it. The song was a perfect way to end our ceremony and it was such a beautiful addition to our day. I found out Linda had to actually transcribe the music from a video since she was not able to find it in print. Amazing musician! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Maria and Yves
Wedding:
7/24/2014
5.0/5.0
We searched for months; initially to find a harpist who could accompany our dear friend Jon an opera singer who we wanted to sing at our wedding. After finding just the right one we learned she could not accompany a singer. Since we were committed to having Jon sing, we needed a plan B. With 3 weeks to go we decided to expand our search to include a professional pianist. Our wedding coordinator recommended Linda.
Within 10 minutes into the interaction we knew that she would be the one. In short: Linda is an artist who simply relishes in the joy of playing music. We instantly connected with her infectious enthusiasm for music and love of ritual. During our first meeting we sat with Linda at the piano as she played various versions of our selections for different parts of the ceremony. We left the meeting feeling excited about the music. We knew we would be in good hands. The following day Linda emailed us a play by play of the ceremony and music. She then scheduled a rehearsal with our friend Jon. A few days later Jon called us to express his excitement at working with her. He's excited, she's excited: we're good to go. Incidentally, Jon had prepared for the bride a special surprise song whose music was not publicly available. That meant Linda learned new music.
Well, it’s been a week since our wedding and we feel compelled to write this review. Our ceremony was simply magical, the music sublime. This is the very first online review either of us have written about any one, thing, or service.
Groom: Among the most special moments: Linda had inquired if my mom had a special song and if I would like to have it played as I escort her to her seat. I asked my sister to find out and sent title to Linda. Sure enough, procession starts, as I escort my mom to her seat, her special song starts, She sings it quietly to herself as we walked down the aisle. She was moved beyond words. My mom connected with Linda after the ceremony to thank her for the moment.
We searched for months; initially to find a harpist who could accompany our dear friend Jon an opera singer who we wanted Read more...
We searched for months; initially to find a harpist who could accompany our dear friend Jon an opera singer who we wanted to sing at our wedding. After finding just the right one we learned she could not accompany a singer. Since we were committed to having Jon sing, we needed a plan B. With 3 weeks to go we decided to expand our search to include a professional pianist. Our wedding coordinator recommended Linda.
Within 10 minutes into the interaction we knew that she would be the one. In short: Linda is an artist who simply relishes in the joy of playing music. We instantly connected with her infectious enthusiasm for music and love of ritual. During our first meeting we sat with Linda at the piano as she played various versions of our selections for different parts of the ceremony. We left the meeting feeling excited about the music. We knew we would be in good hands. The following day Linda emailed us a play by play of the ceremony and music. She then scheduled a rehearsal with our friend Jon. A few days later Jon called us to express his excitement at working with her. He's excited, she's excited: we're good to go. Incidentally, Jon had prepared for the bride a special surprise song whose music was not publicly available. That meant Linda learned new music.
Well, it’s been a week since our wedding and we feel compelled to write this review. Our ceremony was simply magical, the music sublime. This is the very first online review either of us have written about any one, thing, or service.
Groom: Among the most special moments: Linda had inquired if my mom had a special song and if I would like to have it played as I escort her to her seat. I asked my sister to find out and sent title to Linda. Sure enough, procession starts, as I escort my mom to her seat, her special song starts, She sings it quietly to herself as we walked down the aisle. She was moved beyond words. My mom connected with Linda after the ceremony to thank her for the moment. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Jen
Wedding:
7/12/2014
5.0/5.0
Linda was incredible! We received countless compliments on how wonderful the music was at our wedding! Linda was a pleasure to work with, offering beautiful music selections for our wedding ceremony...

Our ceremony music:
Ave Maria - Franz Schubert
Jesu Joy of Mans Desiring Bach
Canon in D - Pachelbel
The Sound of Music wedding march

Linda also coordinated with two singers to form a trio, performing "The Prayer"... Beautiful music and voices... This memory will remain in my mind and heart forever.

I would absolutely recommend Linda for her beautiful piano skills as well as for her beautiful heart.
Linda was incredible! We received countless compliments on how wonderful the music was at our wedding! Linda was a Read more...
Linda was incredible! We received countless compliments on how wonderful the music was at our wedding! Linda was a pleasure to work with, offering beautiful music selections for our wedding ceremony...

Our ceremony music:
Ave Maria - Franz Schubert
Jesu Joy of Mans Desiring Bach
Canon in D - Pachelbel
The Sound of Music wedding march

Linda also coordinated with two singers to form a trio, performing "The Prayer"... Beautiful music and voices... This memory will remain in my mind and heart forever.

I would absolutely recommend Linda for her beautiful piano skills as well as for her beautiful heart. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music, Unique Services
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Kathryn
Wedding:
6/1/2014
5.0/5.0
An exceptional professional, Linda was not only incredibly attentive, she was able to put all of our emotions into music for our family's to enjoy on our special day. Linda really helped me, she put all our concerns at ease. I had some specific music that I wanted played, she went out and purchased the music. I wanted moments caught in music, she went over every minute of the day with us. Most importantly, I had mentioned that it was very important to have the Lord weaved throughout this day for me. We originally had a close friend who was going to marry us, last minute they were not available and we had to hire a reverend that we did not know. A prayer berfore the wedding ceremony is all I asked of her, and instead she came to see me before the ceremony and asked me for her payment. I had to track down my bridesmaid (who was looking for the reverend) to get her check. I gave it to her and she quickly headed out.  Linda came to see me. She hugged me and together we said a prayer. It may not seem like much, but that loving act is one I will not soon forget. Linda was amazing, she and her companion on the violin led the night in beautiful music. We can not thank you enough Linda Smith.
An exceptional professional, Linda was not only incredibly attentive, she was able to put all of our emotions into music Read more...
An exceptional professional, Linda was not only incredibly attentive, she was able to put all of our emotions into music for our family's to enjoy on our special day. Linda really helped me, she put all our concerns at ease. I had some specific music that I wanted played, she went out and purchased the music. I wanted moments caught in music, she went over every minute of the day with us. Most importantly, I had mentioned that it was very important to have the Lord weaved throughout this day for me. We originally had a close friend who was going to marry us, last minute they were not available and we had to hire a reverend that we did not know. A prayer berfore the wedding ceremony is all I asked of her, and instead she came to see me before the ceremony and asked me for her payment. I had to track down my bridesmaid (who was looking for the reverend) to get her check. I gave it to her and she quickly headed out.  Linda came to see me. She hugged me and together we said a prayer. It may not seem like much, but that loving act is one I will not soon forget. Linda was amazing, she and her companion on the violin led the night in beautiful music. We can not thank you enough Linda Smith. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Linda was by far my favorite vendor of the wedding! She provided excellent service and professionalism. She was able to work with my specific needs as well as providing professional advice. She was able to pick appropriate songs when I wasn't sure what songs to have played while guests were being seated. Very experienced, professional and worth every penny.
Linda was by far my favorite vendor of the wedding! She provided excellent service and professionalism. She was able to Read more...
Linda was by far my favorite vendor of the wedding! She provided excellent service and professionalism. She was able to work with my specific needs as well as providing professional advice. She was able to pick appropriate songs when I wasn't sure what songs to have played while guests were being seated. Very experienced, professional and worth every penny. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Karen
Wedding:
12/21/2013
5.0/5.0
Linda Smith did a fabulous job at my daughter's wedding reception.
She played for three hours covering the time of the arrival of the first guests to the end.
She played all our requested pieces and learned some new music just for the event.
We couldn't have been more pleased with her services.
Linda Smith did a fabulous job at my daughter's wedding reception.
She played for three hours covering the time of Read more...
Linda Smith did a fabulous job at my daughter's wedding reception.
She played for three hours covering the time of the arrival of the first guests to the end.
She played all our requested pieces and learned some new music just for the event.
We couldn't have been more pleased with her services. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Private User
Wedding:
10/25/2013
5.0/5.0
Linda and Corey were absolutely wonderful!

Like most girls, I've been imagining walking down the isle since before my husband and I were engaged. I always imagined walking down the aisle to a piano/cello version of "A Thousand Years" by Christina Perri. When I stood at the door to enter the hall and walk down the aisle toward the love of my life, Linda and Corey began playing the song I had chosen. It was so much more than I could ever have imagined - much like a dream. Their playing added to the love and joy in the air. They continued playing throughout the cocktail hour and the atmosphere they created with their song choices and beautiful playing was so magical. Many of our guests approached us and complimented our choice in hiring Linda and Corey for our special day. Would recommend them to anyone and everything looking for a romantic and magical feel at their special event!
Linda and Corey were absolutely wonderful!

Like most girls, I've been imagining walking down the isle since Read more...
Linda and Corey were absolutely wonderful!

Like most girls, I've been imagining walking down the isle since before my husband and I were engaged. I always imagined walking down the aisle to a piano/cello version of "A Thousand Years" by Christina Perri. When I stood at the door to enter the hall and walk down the aisle toward the love of my life, Linda and Corey began playing the song I had chosen. It was so much more than I could ever have imagined - much like a dream. Their playing added to the love and joy in the air. They continued playing throughout the cocktail hour and the atmosphere they created with their song choices and beautiful playing was so magical. Many of our guests approached us and complimented our choice in hiring Linda and Corey for our special day. Would recommend them to anyone and everything looking for a romantic and magical feel at their special event! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music

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