Daniel played for my son's wedding this past year and did a beautiful job. He is a very gifted musician and there isn't any music he can't play. When the next wedding rolls around for our family, Daniel will definitely be on the list to call for the music. He's easy to work with and I would recommend him unreservedly to anyone for any occasion needing music.
I first heard Daniel play piano at a restaurant in Riverside, CA. I was having dinner and Daniel was our server. After Daniel finished with our table he stepped into his second role within the restaurant- the entertainment. Daniel was set up in dimly lit room with his piano in the corner. Tables were set up in a half circle around the room, inviting everyone to not only listen but watch him play. When Daniel played the piano, it was as if no one needed to speak anymore because the music was enough. It sounds cliche but when he plays one can tell that he is really passionate about what he does. Daniel is not only a musician but an entertainer. He can captivate the room with his music as well as his personality. I would love to have Daniel play at my wedding or a special event. I believe he has been given a special musical gift and I hope he gets the opportunity to share it with many others.
I have no definite plans on a wedding date yet; but when I do, I will definitely book Daniel Pappas for my big day. I've heard him play several times, and each time I was impressed by his versatility and confidence behind the piano.
I recall one time he played Debussy's "Claire de Lune". It was so moving that it brought tears to my eyes. The sounds he created were breathtaking- it was an enchanting experience for me.
If you are getting married in the Southern California area, I HIGHLY suggest that you consider Daniel Pappas for your wedding music. You'd be missing out if you didn't!
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If you read Daniel's profile...I can tell you he is anything BUT egotistical in describing his talent/assets. Daniel is our son's beloved piano teacher and every time he sits at our piano he graces our home with his amazing musical talent. Not only is he a gifted pianist, he is very flexible in his willingness to play/teach anything... classical,jazz,pop,country ....You name it! Have you ever seen a musician who seems to be one with his instrument...his music?....That's Daniel!
Aside from his musical talents, Daniel is a wonderful human being...honest, enthusiastic,kind, smart, hip (per by sons) ...and cute to boot!
If my kids were getting married or I needed a pianist for any occassion..Daniel will be the first person I call.... Though, it appears I may have to get in line...
Daniel is an incredible pianist! He is spot on when he says he is a versatile musician. He can play all of my favorite artists and composers' work. It's apparent that someone is musically inclined when they can hear a song once and then play it back to you on their instrument.
On a personal level, Daniel is extremely level headed and easy to work with. He pays attention to detail and takes pride in his work.
I also recommend his jazz trio, if you want more than just one musician to play for your wedding.
Daniel Pappas is the most talented pianist I have ever been privileged to perform with. Due to his perfect pitch, Daniel can literally play anything he hears. Daniel's repertoire has no limits, so he can accommodate to anyone's musical taste.
Daniel is so wonderful to work with! We met with him a couple months prior to the wedding to discuss music. My husband and I didn't really have any songs in mind when going in, so Daniel had his work cut out for him. He was amazing! He could play almost anything. Literally. He plays so beautifully and is really passionate about music. We had our songs picked in about a half an hour with him. He was easy to get a hold of when needed and very friendly and professional. I got a lot of compliments on the ceremony music and am really happy we chose Daniel!
Daniel is the most talented and gifted pianist I have heard perform at a wedding. I experienced his musical passion at two weddings and the couple and guests were in awe of the magical ambiance he creates. Daniel makes it all about the bride and groom and guides them in their creativity. I highly recommend Daniel Pappas and guarantee he will make a couple's wedding day unforgettable.
I have been fortunate enough to hear Daniel Pappas perform at several weddings, including my daughters wedding. His playing ability brings a touch of class like no other. He was very easy to work with and his knowledge of music was amazing. He was able to play any style of music we requested, which was very refreshing.
I would highly recommend using Daniel Pappas for your wedding or any other event that you would like to add a touch of class to.
Daniel played at one of our big gala annual school fundraisors. We have heard him play at several venues since then. He is a spectacular pianist, charming and professional. I recommend him highly. We are having him play at our wedding in August....can't wait.
Daniel is the kind of pianist that Brides would dream to work with. Not only can he play any song you request, he plays it more beautifully than you can imagine. Daniel can hear a song once & play it as though he composed it himself! A true gift to a Bride! You'll have all the the guests talking about his talent! I had the priviledge of having him play at my wedding, and the music was so unforgettable! He is undoubtably the best musician in Orange County! You'd be crazy not to hire him :) thank
you Daniel, for giving us your gift of music on our wedding day. We'll never forget how blessed we felt!
I love Daniel so much! I've been blessed to be able to listen to his piano playing for many years. we had him play for our daughter's wedding and we've recommended him to all our friends! He plays with the grace and beauty that would make even the most casual event elegant! He can play ANY type of music from classical to jazz to standards to rock. He's been playing for events for so many years that he's a pro. He can play for any type of event whether a cocktail party or wedding ceremony. He's so professional that you can completely trust him to suggest whatever type of music you'd like that would match your style! He will definitely make you proud, your ceremony will be BEAUTIFUL!
My name is Daniel, and I am a professional wedding performer from Southern CA. I have studied classical piano for 20 years and have been playing at weddings for over 10 years. The best way I can describe my style is a blend of pop/rock with classical elements. I am one of few young people who can play the piano AND pipe organ. One of the most unique things about me is that I have the ear and arranging skills to make almost any song "wedding appropriate". Here's a condensed list of some of the artists that I have performed during past wedding ceremonies:
Elton John, Adele, Journey, Michael Buble, Benny Benassi, Taylor Swift, Radiohead, Sigur Ros, The Knife, Jack Johnson, Stevie Wonder, Frank Sinatra, Bette Midler, Train, Coldplay, Ellie Goulding, Ryan Adams, The Beatles, and many more.
In short, you name it, I can play it!
A BIG plus to hiring me is that I am very easy to work with. From my experience, I have found most brides are not exactly sure of all the music they want for their ceremony. That's why I take the time to talk with each couple, find out what musical tastes each has, offer a variety of suggestions, and tailor the music timeline to their liking. I absolutely guarantee you will be happy with the ceremony music I provide.
If you are looking for the best piano music you can possibly dream of for your wedding, contact me right away so I can book the date of your big day :)