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Pete Smyser

Harleysville , PA
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Harleysville, PA 19438 US (map)

PHONE

610-287-4280

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ABOUT US

You want the best music possible for your wedding day. My solo guitar, duos (with violin, flute, sax, piano, bass, etc.) and various larger ensembles will create a musical backdrop that... Read more
You want the best music possible for your wedding day. My solo guitar, duos (with violin, flute, sax, piano, bass, etc.) and various larger ensembles will create a musical backdrop that is sure to impress your guests. Whether your desired atmosphere is relaxed, fun and informal or more sophisticated and traditional, my music will set the appropriate mood. I offer repertoires in the following genres... contemporary popular, classical, jazz & standards, Spanish/ Latin American guitar music as well as some traditional Italian & Irish favorites.

I have over 25 years of professional performing experience and pride myself on thorough preplanning and prompt communication with my clients. I provide music for approximately 45 weddings per year. Supplying world class music for your special day is my priority!

Awards - "Couples Choice Award" for 2014, "Bride's Choice Award" for 2013 and "Best of The Knot" in the ceremony musicians category for four years in a row (2014, 2013, 2012 & 2011) - which earned me the even more exclusive "The Knot - Hall of Fame Award" for 2014.

Contact me at 610-287-4280 or visit my website (www.smyser.com) for a large variety of sound samples and further information. Read less
Ceremony Music

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INFO FOR CEREMONY MUSIC

What ceremony music arrangements can you provide?
Instrumental - Duo, Instrumental - Solo
How many musicians are in your band(s)?
1-3, 4-6
What instruments does your group play?
Drums, Flute, Guitar, Piano, Saxophone, Violin
What services do you provide?
Ceremony Music, Cocktail Hour Music, Instrumentals, Learn New Songs, Liability Insurance, Reception Music, Rehearsal Dinner Music

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Carolyn
Wedding:
6/6/2015
5.0/5.0
Pete Smyser provided beautiful music for our wedding. He was prompt, thorough, professional and easy to reach prior to the event. He plays beautifully and I am glad we chose such a skilled musician. We selected some of the music and left the rest to him, telling him we wanted to keep it light and upbeat. His music selections were perfect. I would absolutely use him again and have no reservations about recommending him.
Pete Smyser provided beautiful music for our wedding. He was prompt, thorough, professional and easy to reach prior to the Read more...
Pete Smyser provided beautiful music for our wedding. He was prompt, thorough, professional and easy to reach prior to the event. He plays beautifully and I am glad we chose such a skilled musician. We selected some of the music and left the rest to him, telling him we wanted to keep it light and upbeat. His music selections were perfect. I would absolutely use him again and have no reservations about recommending him. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Katie
Wedding:
5/31/2015
5.0/5.0
Highest accolades for the superb musical talent and professionalism of guitarist Pete Smyser. The musical selection and execution of our event was perfect!
Highest accolades for the superb musical talent and professionalism of guitarist Pete Smyser. The musical selection and Read more...
Highest accolades for the superb musical talent and professionalism of guitarist Pete Smyser. The musical selection and execution of our event was perfect! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Nicole
Wedding:
5/24/2015
5.0/5.0
Having Pete play at our wedding truly took our cocktail hour and ceremony to the next level! In the months leading up to the wedding he was extremely professional and helpful to any question I might have had and then he came through 100% on our wedding day -he is so talented and can play such a wide variety of music! I couldn't recommend Pete more to future brides who want to make their weddings memorable and unique!
Having Pete play at our wedding truly took our cocktail hour and ceremony to the next level! In the months leading up to Read more...
Having Pete play at our wedding truly took our cocktail hour and ceremony to the next level! In the months leading up to the wedding he was extremely professional and helpful to any question I might have had and then he came through 100% on our wedding day -he is so talented and can play such a wide variety of music! I couldn't recommend Pete more to future brides who want to make their weddings memorable and unique! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Alysa
Wedding:
5/23/2015
5.0/5.0
I learned about Pete through my mother, a concert pianist with very discriminating taste in music, who heard Pete play at her friend's wedding years ago. When my fiance and I started wedding planning, my mom immediately suggested we hire Pete. He provided solo guitar music for our ceremony, and it was absolutely perfect! I selected a couple of jazz standards for the processional, and had a pretty specific idea of how I wanted the song for my entrance to sound--Pete created just the right mood with his beautiful playing! I was a little nervous about walking down the aisle to jazz, because it's not super traditional, but Pete really knows what he is doing. The processional music felt perfectly bridal!
Pete also provided the music for my cocktail hour (jazz quartet). They sounded amazing, and I got a lot of comments from guests (some of them jazz musicians themselves) about the quality of the music.
I learned about Pete through my mother, a concert pianist with very discriminating taste in music, who heard Pete play at Read more...
I learned about Pete through my mother, a concert pianist with very discriminating taste in music, who heard Pete play at her friend's wedding years ago. When my fiance and I started wedding planning, my mom immediately suggested we hire Pete. He provided solo guitar music for our ceremony, and it was absolutely perfect! I selected a couple of jazz standards for the processional, and had a pretty specific idea of how I wanted the song for my entrance to sound--Pete created just the right mood with his beautiful playing! I was a little nervous about walking down the aisle to jazz, because it's not super traditional, but Pete really knows what he is doing. The processional music felt perfectly bridal!
Pete also provided the music for my cocktail hour (jazz quartet). They sounded amazing, and I got a lot of comments from guests (some of them jazz musicians themselves) about the quality of the music. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Alyssa
Wedding:
5/9/2015
5.0/5.0
Pete was absolutely amazing, beautiful music and made our cocktail hour so special! Everyone loved him so happy we chose him !
Pete was absolutely amazing, beautiful music and made our cocktail hour so special! Everyone loved him so happy we chose Read more...
Pete was absolutely amazing, beautiful music and made our cocktail hour so special! Everyone loved him so happy we chose him ! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Eugene
Wedding:
5/1/2015
5.0/5.0
Pete was incredible not only as a performer for our wedding, but also as someone who shows care and concern in delivering a personalized and enjoyable experience.

Some of the highlights of my experience I want to mention are:

- Quick to respond to questions and reach out for clarifications
- Showed a real depth of knowledge for the Pennsylvania wedding market and our venue
- On time - no hiccups/worries
- Very cordial, professional and personable
- Up front, direct, and honest

We were aggressive in our song choices and had various questions (wedding anxiety!). Pete was able to work with us and consult with us to ensure we were able to get the core songs we wanted to play and to make sure they flowed together seamlessly.

We worked with him for his solo guitar service, but he does have partners for duets, quartets, etc. in unique and elegant combinations of instruments and style. Our experience was unique, a little unconventional (in a good way) and we were incredibly pleased. Many of our guests never experienced a solo classical guitarist for a wedding, but the complements kept coming for days.

Thanks Pete and best wishes!

Eugene
Pete was incredible not only as a performer for our wedding, but also as someone who shows care and concern in delivering Read more...
Pete was incredible not only as a performer for our wedding, but also as someone who shows care and concern in delivering a personalized and enjoyable experience.

Some of the highlights of my experience I want to mention are:

- Quick to respond to questions and reach out for clarifications
- Showed a real depth of knowledge for the Pennsylvania wedding market and our venue
- On time - no hiccups/worries
- Very cordial, professional and personable
- Up front, direct, and honest

We were aggressive in our song choices and had various questions (wedding anxiety!). Pete was able to work with us and consult with us to ensure we were able to get the core songs we wanted to play and to make sure they flowed together seamlessly.

We worked with him for his solo guitar service, but he does have partners for duets, quartets, etc. in unique and elegant combinations of instruments and style. Our experience was unique, a little unconventional (in a good way) and we were incredibly pleased. Many of our guests never experienced a solo classical guitarist for a wedding, but the complements kept coming for days.

Thanks Pete and best wishes!

Eugene Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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karenl827
Wedding:
3/14/2015
5.0/5.0
We hired Pete to play acoustic guitar for our wedding ceremony, and he was one of the best vendors we had! When I was researching ceremony musicians online, I was pleased to come across Pete's website, which offers TONS of clips of him playing traditional/modern prelude/processional/recessional songs on his website & YouTube page - this was really important to me, as I didn't want to hire someone without hearing how they play. In all of my communications with Pete, he was extremely prompt to respond, professional, and incredibly thorough and organized - a huge help when you're getting into the chaotic final weeks of wedding planning! On the wedding day itself, our ceremony music was beautiful, and it couldn't have been more perfect. Thank you, Pete!
We hired Pete to play acoustic guitar for our wedding ceremony, and he was one of the best vendors we had! When I was Read more...
We hired Pete to play acoustic guitar for our wedding ceremony, and he was one of the best vendors we had! When I was researching ceremony musicians online, I was pleased to come across Pete's website, which offers TONS of clips of him playing traditional/modern prelude/processional/recessional songs on his website & YouTube page - this was really important to me, as I didn't want to hire someone without hearing how they play. In all of my communications with Pete, he was extremely prompt to respond, professional, and incredibly thorough and organized - a huge help when you're getting into the chaotic final weeks of wedding planning! On the wedding day itself, our ceremony music was beautiful, and it couldn't have been more perfect. Thank you, Pete! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Pete was fantastic. As an accomplished musician, it was important to me to have high quality music for our wedding, and Pete was everything that I could have hoped for. His musical talents provided the perfect atmosphere for both our wedding ceremony and cocktail hour. As the bride, I could not have imagined the music for walking down the aisle to be any better.
Pete was fantastic. As an accomplished musician, it was important to me to have high quality music for our wedding, and Read more...
Pete was fantastic. As an accomplished musician, it was important to me to have high quality music for our wedding, and Pete was everything that I could have hoped for. His musical talents provided the perfect atmosphere for both our wedding ceremony and cocktail hour. As the bride, I could not have imagined the music for walking down the aisle to be any better. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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plang76
Wedding:
12/13/2014
5.0/5.0
If we could give more than five stars for Pete Smyser, we would! Pete is a true professional. His professionalism is only exceeded by his musical talent. We left the musical selections up to him, and he did not disappoint! We received so many wonderful comments and compliments about him from our guests. We would highly recommend Pete to anyone!!
If we could give more than five stars for Pete Smyser, we would! Pete is a true professional. His professionalism is only Read more...
If we could give more than five stars for Pete Smyser, we would! Pete is a true professional. His professionalism is only exceeded by his musical talent. We left the musical selections up to him, and he did not disappoint! We received so many wonderful comments and compliments about him from our guests. We would highly recommend Pete to anyone!! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Rick
Wedding:
12/5/2014
5.0/5.0
Pete was amazing. He was responsive to all email and provided a lot of guidance and suggestions as we made plans for the music for our wedding. The music was phenomenal; even better than anticipated. We had a small intimate wedding and sit down dinner, Pete's music provided the perfect backdrop creating a sophisticated evening for all of our guests. Everyone loved the music! When things ran a little longer than anticipated, Pete quickly agreed to continue to play until the end of the event. Pete is friendly, professional and very talented. His prices are competitive and he delivers exactly what he promised. Highly recommend him!
Pete was amazing. He was responsive to all email and provided a lot of guidance and suggestions as we made plans for the Read more...
Pete was amazing. He was responsive to all email and provided a lot of guidance and suggestions as we made plans for the music for our wedding. The music was phenomenal; even better than anticipated. We had a small intimate wedding and sit down dinner, Pete's music provided the perfect backdrop creating a sophisticated evening for all of our guests. Everyone loved the music! When things ran a little longer than anticipated, Pete quickly agreed to continue to play until the end of the event. Pete is friendly, professional and very talented. His prices are competitive and he delivers exactly what he promised. Highly recommend him! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music

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