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!