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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!

How I found music for my family event
February 17, 2019

Getting to know other musicians over the years has its benefits.

I recently found myself needing a vocalist and pianist for my mother’s memorial celebration. My family members and I reviewed our music needs. My mother had four hymns that were dear to her heart. We knew we would need a vocalist to sing several solos as well as lead the guests in singing. Also, jazz standards of the 30’s and 40’s was a special part of my mother’s life. We thought it would be perfect to have a pianist perform this as background music during the luncheon.

I looked over the names of vocalists and pianists that I have come to know through my professional relationships. Diane Music, Inc. stood out as the perfect choice. I had heard Diane sing many times and had heard JJ her pianist accompany her as well as perform solo piano music. Their performances were always beautiful. Thankfully, they were available!


Being a pianist myself I know the work that is involved in communication as well as learning new music and arranging songs. Diane and JJ were very conscientious in communicating with me and perfecting the music we requested. Throughout the planning process and on the day of the celebration I had peace of mind knowing that my mother’s music was in good hands.

Diane lifted our hearts as she led us in singing. After family members shared special remembrances of my mother, Diane touched our hearts with her solo performances. JJ’s accompaniment followed Diane’s every nuance. Their music was beautiful! As the luncheon began, we were greeted with lovely songs from my mother’s past performed by JJ on the piano. The celebration was wonderful! Diane and JJ ‘s music was a beautiful tribute to my wonderful mother!