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Twin Cities wedding and event pianist, Sharon Planer, loves the adventure of bringing events to life with her live piano music!

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Honoring Educators with Live Music
May 02, 2018

Getting hired to provide live piano music for parties introduces me to a variety of celebrations.

During the process of planning my music, I have the opportunity to learn more about the client or company that has hired me.  During the event I learn even more when presentations and speeches are given. I always come away with a fresh appreciation of the work my clients do.

This past week I have had the pleasure of playing for several educational institutions.  Last evening I had the honor of providing background piano music at a performing arts center for educators and support staff that are retiring from years of service in their school district. Some of them have served over 30 years! The party included family members of the retirees. There were some sweet children that put their energy to use by dancing to my music! What a fun event! Congrats to the retirees and thank you to them for their many years of service to educating and supporting our youth.

Last week a university hosted an appreciation reception for those involved in their mentor-ship program. This reception honored graduates from the university that helped mentor their university students throughout the year. The event was held in their beautiful atrium and included me providing background piano music. These mentors provide a valuable contribution to the students education. I was happy that my music was included to help honor these wonderful mentors.

In June another university will hold a reception to honor employees that are celebrating a milestone in their years of service and I am delighted to be their pianist for the event!

I am so appreciative of the wonderful educational opportunities that are available in Minnesota.

I love sharing my music to honor and celebrate the achievements of our educators and support staff!

Awards, Appreciation Receptions
schools, universities
Sharon Planer receives 'Best Ceremony Music' 2017
September 06, 2017

Readers at Minnesota Bride Magazine voted for the wedding professionals they considered to be the Best.  

The results were tallied and Sharon Planer was delighted to have been voted the recipient for 'Best of 2017' Ceremony music category!


I appreciate the wedding couples, event professionals and people that experienced my piano music services and considered me worthy of their vote at Minnesota Bride Magazine.  It has been my passion to get to know each wedding couple that hires me and do my best to fulfill their vision for the music on their wedding day.  It makes me happy to know that so many of my wedding couples were pleased with my music! 

There are many wonderful wedding musicians in the Twin Cities including the other two finalists the Loring String Quartet and the Lake Minnetonka String Quartet.

Remember to pick up a copy of MInnesota Bride Magazine at your local newsstand or call 1-800-637-0334 for great planning tips and real wedding stories.

Have you voted for Minnesota Bride 'Best of 2016' Ceremony Music?
February 02, 2016

Vote for your favorite Minnesota Wedding Vendors.  Voting closes Friday, March 4.

Did you experience excellent quality of service with particular wedding vendors when you planned your wedding? 
If you are involved in wedding planning, have you worked with event professionals that wowed you with their personal attention to the client and the details of the event you were planning?

Minnesota Bride gives you the opportunity to voice your satisfaction by placing your vote!

Last year because so many of you voted for me, I was fortunate to be the WINNER in the MN Bride Magazine 'BEST OF CEREMONY MUSIC' category. Thank you for your vote!

I would be honored if you would consider voting for me again for the 'Best of 2016 Ceremony Music'.

Just click the image above and make sure to vote for at least 6 categories to make your vote count.

To vote for me, type 'PIANIST FOR PARTIES' for the category of 'BEST CEREMONY MUSIC'.

Thank you!!


I strive to make every couple's wedding music as unique and beautiful as they are! I appreciate your vote of confidence in my music services. Thank you!

Awards, Wedding Planning, Wedding Music, Weddings
minnesota bride magazine, Minnesota Bride Magazine, Best of 2016 Minnesota Bride, Winner of Best Ceremony Music 2015