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Pianist for Parties

Minneapolis , MN

LOCATION

1200 South Washington Avenue, Suite #270
Minneapolis, MN 55415 US (map)

PHONE

612-845-1970

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ABOUT US

Add a sparkle to your wedding with Sharon Planer at the piano!

Creating a beautiful musical atmosphere is Sharon's passion! She has a wonderful repertoire of piano music for... Read more
Add a sparkle to your wedding with Sharon Planer at the piano!

Creating a beautiful musical atmosphere is Sharon's passion! She has a wonderful repertoire of piano music for all occasions and loves to design her music selections to capture the theme and mood of your event. Sharon performs in the Twin Cities, Minneapolis, St. Paul and central Minnesota.

Are you looking for Wedding Ceremony Music that speaks to the heart?

Express the beauty of your love through Sharon's solo piano selections. Choose from a full repertoire of music for your wedding ceremony. Sharon loves helping each couple find the perfect music for their wedding. She can accompany any vocalist or instrumentalist. Do you have a unique location for your ceremony? Sharon will set up her portable piano and sound system to meet your needs.

Delight your guests with elegant Background Piano Music for your Wedding Reception!

Solo piano creates a beautiful ambience for the cocktail hour, dinner, and wedding reception. Sharon has an extensive repertoire of reception music and loves to design her music selections to capture the theme and mood of your special occasion. Sharon can include music to please all ages including pop, jazz, Broadway, easy listening, new age, music from every decade, light classical, and just about anything you might prefer. She welcomes requests.

Make your Rehearsal Dinner and Groom's Dinner a first class event!

Sharon will create the perfect musical ambiance as your friends and family enjoy their moments together with you at your Rehearsal Dinner.

Corporate Events and Private Parties.

Sharon has an extensive repertoire including jazz, pop, Broadway, Latin, ethnic, contemporary hits, music from every decade, light classical and just about anything you might prefer. She welcomes learning new music and special requests.

Visit Sharon's web site at pianistforparties.com to listen to music samples, get prices and read the many comments of Sharon's pleased customers.

No piano? No problem! Sharon can set up her portable piano and sound system.

Is your event in a remote location? Sharon can bring her silent portable generator to provide power for her portable piano and sound system. Microphone available upon request.

Sharon would love to hear more about your event. Give her a call or send an email today!

Sharon has the 'KEYS' to make your event sparkle with music! 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?
Small (1-3 musicians)
What music genre does your band play?
50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, Big Band, Classical, Folk, Jazz, Latin, Oldies, Pop, Swing
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes
What is your band's usual attire?
My attire will be appropriate to your specific event.
Do you offer live sample performances or CDs?
Visit my web site at http://pianistforparties.com/events to view public performances where you can meet me and hear me perform live. You can listen online at http://pianistforparties.com/listen for sound samples. I will be happy to provide a demo cd as well.
Are you willing to learn songs that you do not currently know?
I LOVE learning new music to perform as solo piano or accompanying vocalists and other instrumentalists.
How much time do you usually need for setup?
I always arrive an hour early. If I need to provide my portable piano and amplification, I need at minimum an hour to set up my equipment.
How much space do you usually require?
I require a 5 x 5 foot area for my portable piano and access to one electrical outlet.
Do you have a sign or banner that you use at events?
For most private events a sign or banner is not appropriate, but I can provide one if requested.
What (if any) special equipment, such as disco balls or lighting, is offered with your service?
My portable piano and audio speakers are state-of-the-art for sound quality. I can provide a microphone for a vocalist or an officiant. I have a silent portable generator that can power my portable piano, audio speakers and microphone for outdoor events that do not have access to electricity.
Do you usually emcee the event, or talk between songs?
Most weddings and events that I play for want background or ceremony music.
How would you motivate the crowd if no one is dancing?
I would play some upbeat pop or swing music. I would also find out ahead of time any special songs that the couple wanted me to play for their first dance, etc.
What is your policy on taking breaks? If you need a meal break, do you require that the client provide your meal?
I do not require a meal break. For events two hours or less, I do not require a break. For events more than two hours, I ask for a 5 minute break after the second hour and every hour thereafter.
Do you play recorded music during your break?
If a quick break is needed, I try to take if during 'toasts' or speaking so there is no need to play recorded music. If I am using my portable piano, during my break I can play songs that I have pre-recorded. If I am playing an acoustic piano that does not have recording capability, I will ask the venue if they are able to play recorded music during my break. 
 
 Also, as the noise of the guests increases and decreases during an event, I record a song while playing it live and then replay the recorded version while I walk through the room to assess if I need to change my volume.​ During a dinner or reception, my goal is to make sure that the guests can easily converse while still being able to hear and enjoy my music.
If one or more of the band members is unable to attend, what is your backup plan?
I have other musicians that I can contact to find a replacement.
What is your overtime rate?
My overtime rate is the same as my basic rate. You can view my prices on my web site at http://pianistforparties.com/prices
Do you charge for travel expenses? If yes, how much do you charge?
There is no travel charge within the Twin Cities or St. Cloud. Beyond that area, my travel rate is 50.5 cents per mile.
What is the required deposit to secure your services?
A $100 deposit is required for events totaling less than $500. A $200 deposit is required for events totaling more than $500.

INFO FOR CEREMONY MUSIC

What ceremony music arrangements can you provide?
Instrumental - Duo, Instrumental - Solo, String - Trio
What instruments does your group play?
Harp, Piano

REVIEWS

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Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Sharon responded to our request within a few hours. She was courtious, friendly, and professional. She followed up multiple times before our event to ensure we had everything we needed.
Unfortunately Sharon and I didnt meet in person, I had many compliments from guests on her performance and the ambiance she provided.
I would cetainly recommend Sharon for any event based on our experience.
Sharon responded to our request within a few hours. She was courtious, friendly, and professional. She followed up Read more...
Sharon responded to our request within a few hours. She was courtious, friendly, and professional. She followed up multiple times before our event to ensure we had everything we needed.
Unfortunately Sharon and I didnt meet in person, I had many compliments from guests on her performance and the ambiance she provided.
I would cetainly recommend Sharon for any event based on our experience. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
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Sharon,
We want to say THANK YOU!!!!!!! You and Mary Pat Nydahl did an amazing job, and the music and singing were beautiful together. We had many people comment that the music and singing brought tears to their eyes……joyful tears of course. The song Oceans was perfect for the sand pouring along with the other songs for the ceremony. We also appreciated all your help and input before the wedding and during the rehearsal. There are many things to think about and you helped bring those items to our attention and made sure everything was taken care of. It was a pleasure working with you and Mary Pat. Both of you helped make this a very special day for everyone to remember. Thanks again.
Sharon,
We want to say THANK YOU!!!!!!! You and Mary Pat Nydahl did an amazing job, and the music and singing were Read more...
Sharon,
We want to say THANK YOU!!!!!!! You and Mary Pat Nydahl did an amazing job, and the music and singing were beautiful together. We had many people comment that the music and singing brought tears to their eyes……joyful tears of course. The song Oceans was perfect for the sand pouring along with the other songs for the ceremony. We also appreciated all your help and input before the wedding and during the rehearsal. There are many things to think about and you helped bring those items to our attention and made sure everything was taken care of. It was a pleasure working with you and Mary Pat. Both of you helped make this a very special day for everyone to remember. Thanks again. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Elizabeth
Wedding:
5/10/2014
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Sharon was absolutely wonderful to work with. She is a talented musician and seems to be able to learn any song you request :) Her client service is spectacular. Highly recommended.
Sharon was absolutely wonderful to work with. She is a talented musician and seems to be able to learn any song you Read more...
Sharon was absolutely wonderful to work with. She is a talented musician and seems to be able to learn any song you request :) Her client service is spectacular. Highly recommended. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
Pianist for Parties responded with the following comments:

Hi Elizabeth,
I appreciated that even though you lived out-of-state, you managed to find an opportunity to meet with me in person to plan and select your music. It was fun getting to know a little more about you and your wedding! Thank you for your Tori Amos song requests. I enjoyed performing her beautiful music! I wish the two of you much happiness!
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Stephanie
Wedding:
2/8/2014
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Sharon was such a pleasure to work with for our wedding! Right from the beginning she was very quick to respond to my emails. We had a special song request for our entrance song at our reception and she was more than happy to accommodate us. She did a beautiful job of adding a special touch to our brunch reception, and I would absolutely recommend her to anyone!
Sharon was such a pleasure to work with for our wedding! Right from the beginning she was very quick to respond to my Read more...
Sharon was such a pleasure to work with for our wedding! Right from the beginning she was very quick to respond to my emails. We had a special song request for our entrance song at our reception and she was more than happy to accommodate us. She did a beautiful job of adding a special touch to our brunch reception, and I would absolutely recommend her to anyone! Read less
Services Used: Band, Ceremony Music
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
We loved Sharon. She was professional at all times and helped make our wedding so very special.
My Husband was not sure about having a piano player. He told me at the end of the night, "I wish she could have stayed longer, I enjoyed her so much."
Our guests loved it. We loved it!! Just want to give her a big hug! My day was wonderful thanks to her music.
I will use her service again if they are ever needed.

Thank you! Sharon
We loved Sharon. She was professional at all times and helped make our wedding so very special.
My Husband was not Read more...
We loved Sharon. She was professional at all times and helped make our wedding so very special.
My Husband was not sure about having a piano player. He told me at the end of the night, "I wish she could have stayed longer, I enjoyed her so much."
Our guests loved it. We loved it!! Just want to give her a big hug! My day was wonderful thanks to her music.
I will use her service again if they are ever needed.

Thank you! Sharon Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
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Sharon was wonderful. She was very professional and accurate with the details. She played wonderful music for our small wedding and we would highly recommend her to anyone!
Sharon was wonderful. She was very professional and accurate with the details. She played wonderful music for our small Read more...
Sharon was wonderful. She was very professional and accurate with the details. She played wonderful music for our small wedding and we would highly recommend her to anyone! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Kelly
Wedding:
8/10/2013
5.0/5.0
Sharon was absolutely fabulous! She played whatever we wanted and had great ideas for us. She was very thoughtful and helpful.
Sharon was absolutely fabulous! She played whatever we wanted and had great ideas for us. She was very thoughtful and Read more...
Sharon was absolutely fabulous! She played whatever we wanted and had great ideas for us. She was very thoughtful and helpful. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
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Sharon provided beautiful music for our wedding ceremony and reception! She was easy to work with and very organized. She has a huge selection of songs to choose from, and gave great input as to which songs would fit our day best. I would highly recommend her for any type of event!
Sharon provided beautiful music for our wedding ceremony and reception! She was easy to work with and very organized. She Read more...
Sharon provided beautiful music for our wedding ceremony and reception! She was easy to work with and very organized. She has a huge selection of songs to choose from, and gave great input as to which songs would fit our day best. I would highly recommend her for any type of event! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Nicolle
Wedding:
6/29/2013
5.0/5.0
It is always a pleasure to work her - she is always willing to go the extra mile to make the music perfect for each client

Thanks
Nicolle
It is always a pleasure to work her - she is always willing to go the extra mile to make the music perfect for each Read more...
It is always a pleasure to work her - she is always willing to go the extra mile to make the music perfect for each client

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Nicolle Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Connie
Wedding:
6/28/2013
5.0/5.0
Sharon was the perfect Pianist. Not only was her music 5-star quality, she was a joy to work with. I would highly recommend her.
Sharon was the perfect Pianist. Not only was her music 5-star quality, she was a joy to work with. I would highly Read more...
Sharon was the perfect Pianist. Not only was her music 5-star quality, she was a joy to work with. I would highly recommend her. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music

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