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Get expert advice from award-winning Melbourne Pianist Calvin – with over 18 years of experience performing at weddings, events and providing live entertainment at restaurants, including The Ivory, Stones of the Yarra Valley, Montsalvat and Crown Towers.
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Choose the right music for the right moment; and
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Book a free consultation with Melbourne Pianist Calvin today.
KEY THINGS TO CONSIDER
Choose a musician who won’t get performance anxiety! And don’t choose musicians who simply read sheet music. Experience definitely matters.
Choose a musician with a broad music repertoire, including classical, jazz, current top 40 hits as well as popular songs from the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s.
Musicians are like food and wine. You want first-class entertainment that also won’t break the budget.
When my partner and I were planning the reception for our wedding, we knew the feeling we wanted to capture. Travelling... across America, and also while basking in the glow of Paris, we enjoyed many nights in establishments where the only thing that accompanies your meal is a live piano player and the company you share, casting a truly momentous air across each evening. So we knew from the start of planning that this what we were seeking: a piano player who would bring this same feeling to our special night.We were so fortunate that a Google search brought Calvin to our attention in the early days. We listened through his recordings and planned our hopes for what we wanted to achieve. Upon messaging Calvin, he was extremely helpful in answering all of our queries (including the choice between hiring a piano or using his keyboard, of which we opted for the latter), and was happy to work towards any special requests we had.Even after almost a year of planning, my partner and I still couldn't picture everything coming together. However, on the night itself, as we sat in the green room with our bridal party, sharing glasses of champagne, we could hear Calvin start to play as guests slowly filtered into the reception room, and we knew immediately we had made the best choice. It immediately set the feeling of the night, one of intimate warmth and class, and this feeling carried throughout the whole of the seated portions of the reception, as Calvin played while all meal services were being served, and guests were able to talk to each other, or filter out and listen to the piano as they wished.My only regret is I didn't get to thank on the Calvin on the night personally, as I didn't want to disturb his beautiful playing. Truly, Calvin was everything we hoped for and more, and made our wedding reception a memorable thing of beauty, where guests could lose themselves in the soft glow of the night.read more
We hired Calvin to play the piano at our wedding, we were impressed by the range of songs he offered and his friendly... and helpful manner. The piano playing really brought a special touch to the atmosphere in the chapel and made our day that extra bit special. High recommended!read more
Calvin, we would just like to extend our gratitude once again for making our wedding day such a memorable and lovely... occasion. You were very professional and a pleasure to work with. From the song suggestions until the last minute requests you handled everything perfectly. We checked with our guests and they thought you were fantastic! We couldn't be happier with how our journey started and it wouldn't have been the same without you.read more
Calvin, Thank you so much for playing at our WeddingIt was such an amazing day and you were a perfect... accompanimentOur guests were very impressed by your ability and declared your playing to be a favourite memory of the day. They all enjoyed recognising tunes important to us. Highly recommend Calvin to allread more
There are no words to say but wow! Calvin was exceptional playing at our ceremony! He is nothing but talented and we... felt so privileged to have him play at our wedding. We could not recommend Calvin enough, especially if you are wanting to make your day even more magical!Thank you so so much Calvin, you are incredible and could not recommend him enough!read more
Calvin was an absolute pleasure to deal with. He was friendly, responsive and gave us a lot of guidance on our song... choices. He played beautifully at our wedding and created the romantic vibe that we were after. We are so lucky to have found Calvin. We strongly recommend Calvin to anyone looking for a pianist at their wedding. Thanks Calvin!read more