Sounds Of Laura

Why book Sounds Of Laura?

If you are looking for the very "best" award winning pianist in the Dallas/Fort Worth area with the "most" diverse & extensive repertoire, you have come to the right place. Laura has won the BRIDE'S CHOICE AWARDS fr. WeddingWire Network for 4 years in a row: 2010, 2011, 2012, & 2013. This was for excellence in quality, service, responsivensss, & professionalism. With a travel radius of 350 miles, Laura provides top-quality, live piano for Wedding Ceremonies &/or Receptions, Conventions, Parties (Christmas, Retirement, Anniversary, Birthday, Children's Parties,) Luncheons, Dinners, Corporate Events, etc.

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Such a delight

Laura played at my wedding on December 8,2012! My husband's friend was our pianist at first, but he ended up having to back out two weeks before the wedding--Bridal nightmare!
So I got on google and came across Laura's name on GigSalad. I read her reviews (which were all positive), so I decided to write her a message for a free quote. She responded very quickly, and to my relief, had very reasonable prices! She also called me the next day to follow up, give me more information about her services, and let me know a little about herself. She was such a delight to talk to on the phone-- very sweet and outgoing.
We then set up an appointment to go over song choices. Laura started playing the piano, and it was one of the most beautiful sounds I had heard in a long time! You can see her passion for music when she is playing or even just talking about music. She was very informative in helping to pick songs and was open to our preferences/opinions. She was so easy to work with!
She arrived to the wedding promptly, and she was dressed in a beautiful, elegant dress that matched our wedding colors! She also played the piano beautifully. My bridal suit was next to the ceremony room, and I thoroughly enjoyed listening to her play the piano while I waited for the ceremony to begin. During the reception, I had many guests tell me how beautiful the ceremony music was!
I don't think we could have picked a better pianist! And did I mention that we did all of this the week before our wedding? Yes, we did! :) Laura saved us!
You will not be disappointed if you choose her as your pianist!

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Reviewer: Lydia B.
Event: Wedding Ceremony in Denton, TX
Event Date: Dec 8, 2012
Hired As: Pianist

soundsoflaura is a wonderful addtion to any event!

Laura played my wedding reception and did a great job. Her music is timeless and a great addition to any event.

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Reviewer: sara J.
Event: Wedding Reception in Fort Worth, TX
Event Date: Mar 2, 2013
Hired As: Pianist

Response from Sounds Of Laura:

Thank you Sara for such a nice review. I appreciate it. I really did enjoy playing your Wedding Reception. The best of luck to you and Andrew.

Laura was a great musician for my wedding! Would recommend!

Laura met with us at her house to go over some music and we picked out the songs we liked. She has a portable keyboard that sounds amazing! She can make a song sound like the piano, organs, strings, etc. She compiled a list of the music we liked and the order according to our wedding. She helped out at the wedding and gave the minister a signal to walk to the altar. She played 30 minutes before the ceremony and after the ceremony as the guests were leaving. I would recommend Laura!!

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Reviewer: Mark a. J. C.
Event: Wedding Ceremony in Fort Worth, TX
Event Date: Jul 21, 2012

Friends husband's funeral 2day

Laura played for a funeral I attended this morning. The chapel didn't have a booster for the piano and she still made it sound beautiful. I think she was taking the lead but singing ended up leading & she made us sound good by playing along. Many verses of Amazing Grace and more songs we sang praising God & remembering Steve. Laura seems thoughtful, especially on a somber day like 2day she made it all the more special for participants &family alike. Bless u!

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Reviewer: pamd
Event: Funeral Service in Fort Worth, TX
Event Date: Aug 1, 2012

Well-planned, lovely music

I was searching for pianists for my Waco wedding and came across Laura through this site. We communicated by phone and email, and I decided she would be great for our ceremony. I had a couple of special requests that were not already in her extensive repertoire - "Yellow" by Coldplay for my processional, and the Baylor school song for our recessional. She found the "Yellow" sheet music online and communicated with me in detail about how she would make the intro, cuts, etc. She searched for the school song and when she couldn't find it, she contacted the Baylor school of music personally and obtained it from them. She pieced together all the ceremony music well in advance of the wedding based on our selections, and she made good suggestions for how to arrange the selections in the prelude, etc. She played at our rehearsal and I requested some changes on "Yellow" for the ceremony - she accomodated this change overnight and it sounded just like I wanted during the ceremony. The quality of her music overall was great, it all sounded beautiful. She is very detail-oriented and will work to make sure everything goes together nicely!

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Reviewer: Stephanie D.
Event: Wedding Ceremony in Waco, TX
Event Date: Nov 12, 2011
Hired As: Pianist

Review by Malanda R.

Laura is great! She was super friendly and helpful from the very first phone call. She worked with everything we wanted and worked around our schedules to plan everything. If she didn't have the music(which she has TONS!) she went and got it and practiced it to be perfect for the ceremony! Her and her "Roadie", TJ, are both pleasant and professional and great to work with! She is also very prompt and replies to any inquiries within the same day!! She brings her own keyboard so can change the sound of several songs just by playing it on strings, Electric Piano, regular Piano, etc. Her consultations are fun and upbeat and really let you get a feel for what will be played at your wedding or any event!!

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Reviewer: Malanda R.
Event: Wedding Ceremony in Fort Worth, TX
Event Date: Oct 9, 2010
Hired As: Pianist

Response from Sounds Of Laura:

Thank you so much Malanda for your nice review. I really appreciated your thoughtfulness in including us at your rehearsal dinner and the precious T Shirts that you provided for everyone. It was a real delight working with you and playing your wedding. I wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Laura Cummings, Sounds of Laura, www.soundsoflaura.com

Booking Info

  • Typical Gig: 60 - 300 minutes
  • Fee: Contact for rates
  • Languages: English

Overview

The passion I have for my music joined with my melodious material captures an immediate, emphatic response from the listener, sustaining interest throughout the duration of a performance. My Oldies & Classic Rock bring back allot of memories for many people. All of the wonderful Italian, French, Russian & Indian music in my repertoire stirs emotions.

My ambient background music, whether it is Classical, lovely tunes from Broadway and Film, Light Jazz or Contemporary Sounds, brings about a relaxed, peaceful, refreshed feeling for the listener.

Music for the Wedding Ceremonies and Receptions that I play create lasting memories for the bride and groom.

The words of my past and present clients perhaps best expresses what you will hear when you listen to the Sounds of Laura: "Beautiful," "Awesome," "Amazing," "Unique, "Elegant," "Romantic," "Flawless," and simply "Gorgeous."
There are many such testimonials on my website: www.soundsoflaura.com

Additional Booking Notes

PIANO: 88-key electronic portable piano, Yamaha P-60.
(No extra charges for bringing my own piano & sound system.)

AMPLIFICATION: Roland KC-40 watt with piano amplifier
(Music is projected into event space via amplifier.)

SET-UP-SPACE: 5 foot triangle

MICROPHONE: Available for client announcements, toasts, etc.

ELECTRICITY: Access to an electrical outlet required.

Upcoming Booked Events

04/25/14 Appreciation Dinner - Men's Club - St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church - Arlington, Texas
05/08/14 Mother's Day Tea and Fashion Show - Watercrest at Mansfield - Mansfield, Texas
05/24/14 Wedding Ceremony - Our Lady of Lebanon Catholic Church - Lewisville, Texas
05/25/14 Wedding Ceremony - Bell Tower Chapel and Garden - Fort Worth, Texas
06/21/14 Wedding Ceremony - Las Colinas Country Club - Irving, Texas
08/09/14 Wedding Ceremony - Armstrong Browning Library - Waco, Texas
10/18/14 Wedding Ceremony - Arglye, Texas
11/15/14 Wedding Dinner - The Orchard - Azle, Texas

Past Booked Events

04/18/14 Wedding Ceremony - Marty Leonard Community Chapel - Fort Worth, Texas
04/12/14 Wedding Ceremony - St. Francis on The Brazos Catholic Church - Waco, Texas
03/22/14 Wedding Ceremony - Marty Leonard Community Chapel - Fort Worth, Texas
02/15/14 Wedding Ceremony - Frisco Heritage Center - Frisco, Texas
12/29/13 Wedding Ceremony - Ashton Hotel Wine Cellar - Fort Worth, Texas
12/28/13 Wedding Ceremony - Marty Leonard Community Chapel - Fort Worth, Texas
12/21/13 Wedding Ceremony - Marty Leonard Community Chapel - Fort Worth, Texas
12/20/13 Wedding Ceremony - Marty Leonard Community Chapel - Fort Worth, Texas
12/17/13 Graduation Ceremony/Art Institute of Fort Worth - Ridglea Country Club - Fort Worth, Texas
12/14/13 Christmas Party - Private Residence - Dallas, Texas
10/12/13 Performance - Ruggeri's Italian Restaurant - Colleyville, Texas
09/28/13 Wedding Ceremony - Fort Worth, Botanical Gardens - Fort Worth, Texas
09/26/13 Pre-Show Entertainment - B&B Colleyville Cinema Grille & IMAX - Colleyville, Texas
09/21/13 Birthday Party - Private Residence - Fort Worth, Texas
09/14/13 Wedding Ceremony - Fort Worth Botanical Gardens - Fort Worth, Texas
09/08/13 Wedding Ceremony - Ashton Gardens - Corinth, Texas
08/03/13 Wedding Ceremony - Northeast Wedding Chapel - Hurst, Texas
07/28/13 Wedding Ceremony - YWCA - Fort Worth, Texas
07/20/13 Wedding Ceremony - YWCA - Fort Worth, Texas
07/06/13 Wedding Ceremony - Fort Worth Botanical Gardens - Fort Worth, Texas
06/08/13 Wedding Ceremony - The Milestone - Denton, Texas
05/26/13 Wedding Ceremony - The Milestone - Denton, Texas
05/25/13 Wedding Ceremony - Paul W. Powell Chapel - Waco, Texas
05/11/13 Wedding Ceremony - Marty Leonard Community Chapel - Fort Worth, Texas
05/05/13 Wedding Ceremony & Reception - Northeast Wedding Chapel - Hurst, Texas
04/26/13 Wedding Ceremony - Piazza In The Village - Colleyville, Texas
04/20/13 Wedding Ceremony - Dallas Arboretum - Dallas, Texas
04/13/13 Wedding Ceremony - Ashton Gardens - Corinth, Texass
03/30/13 Wedding Ceremony - Little Chapel In The Woods - Denton, Texas
03/29/13 Berievement Reception - Colonial Country Club - Fort Worth, Texas
03/21/13 Grand Opening - US Memory Care - Colleyville, Texas
03/17/13 Birthday Reception - Colonial Country Club - Fort Worth, Texas
03/09/13 Cocktail Hour/Quinceanera - Marriott City Center - Dallas, Texas
03/02/13 Wedding Reception - University Baptist Church - Fort Worth, Texas
02/21/13 Corporate Function - Sheraton - Dallas, Texas
02/17/13 Wedding Ceremony - Belltower Chapel and Garden - Fort Worth, Texas
02/16/13 Wedding Ceremony - SouthFork Ranch - Parker, Texas
02/05/13 Wedding Ceremony - Marty Leonard Community Chapel - Fort Worth, Texas
01/19/13 Wedding Ceremony and Reception - The Surrey House and Gardens - McKinney, Texas
01/18/13 Birthday Party - Private Residence - Sherman, Texas
01/05/13 Wedding Ceremony - Marty Leonard Community Chapel - Fort Worth, Texas
12/31/12 New Years Eve Dinner Party - Private Residence - Fort Worth, Texas
12/29/12 Wedding Ceremony - Belltower Chapel and Garden - Fort Worth, Texas
12/15/12 Corporate Function - Holiday Casino Theme Party - Canyon Creek Country Club - Richardson, Texas
12/08/12 Wedding Ceremony - The Milestone - Denton, Texas
12/07/12 Woman's Club Christmas Party (program,) - Justin First United Methodist Church - Justin, Texas
12/06/12 Christmas Luncheon - Fort Worth Paralegal Association - The Fort Worth Club - Fort Worth, Texas
11/16/12 Wedding Ceremony - Marty Leonard Community Chapel - Fort Worth, Texas
11/11/12 Wedding Ceremony - Thistle Hill - Fort Worth, Texas
11/10/12 Wedding Ceremony - Victorian House - Kaufman, Texas
10/25/12 Wedding Ceremony - Marty Leonard Community Chapel - Fort Worth, Texas
10/25/12 Wedding Ceremony - Marty Leonard Community Chapel - Fort Worth, Texas
10/24/12 Community Event (Social-Charity) - Private Residence - Dallas, Texas
10/20/12 Wedding Ceremony - Marty Leonard Community Chapel - Fort Worth, Texas
10/19/12 Wedding Ceremony - Northeast Wedding Chapel - Hurst, Texas
10/05/12 Wedding Ceremony - Stonegate Mansion - Fort Worth, TX.
10/05/12 Wedding Reception Cocktail Hour - Stonegate Mansion - Fort Worth, TX.
09/30/12 Wedding Ceremony - Thistle Hill - Fort Worth, Tex.
09/29/12 Wedding Ceremony - Thistle Hill - Fort Worth, Texas
09/15/12 Wedding Ceremony - Dallas Arboretum - Dallas, Texas
09/08/12 Wedding Ceremony - Robert Carr Chapel - Fort Worth, Texas
09/01/12 Family Reunion - Sunset Texas
08/25/12 Wedding Reception Cocktail Hour - The Fort Worth Club - Fort Worth, TX.
08/25/12 Wedding Ceremony - Marty Leonard Community Chapel - Fort Worth, Texas
08/18/12 Wedding Ceremony - Marty Leonard Community Chapel - Fort Worth, Texas
07/28/12 Wedding Reception - Hilton Bella Harbor - Rockwall, TX
07/28/12 Wedding Ceremony - Sacred Heart Catholic Church - Rowlett, TX
07/21/12 Wedding Ceremony - Marty Leonard Community Chapel - Fort Worth, Texas
07/07/12 Wedding Ceremony - Mediterranean Villa - Arlington, Texas
06/30/12 Wedding - First Baptist Church - Irving, TX.
06/30/12 Wedding Ceremony - First Baptist Church - Irving, Tex.
05/31/12 Grand Opening - Concordia University - Grand Priaire, Texas
05/26/12 Wedding Ceremony - Mediterranean Villa - Arlington, TX
05/13/12 Wedding Ceremony & Reception - Sanford House - Arlington, Texas
05/12/12 Wedding Ceremony - Marty Leonard Community Chapel - Fort Worth, Texas
05/03/12 Opening - The Courtyards at Fort Worth - Fort Worth, Texas
04/29/12 Wedding Ceremony - Marty Leonard Community Chapel - Fort Worth, Texas
04/14/12 Wedding Ceremony - Marty Leonard Community Chapel - Fort Worth, Texas
04/08/12 Easter Brunch - Fort Worth, Tx.
03/24/12 Wedding Ceremony - Brazos Covenant Ministries - Granbury, Texas
03/17/12 Wedding Ceremony - Belltower Chapel and Gardens - Fort Worth, Texas
03/10/12 Wedding Ceremony - First Methodist Church - Leonard, Texas
01/13/12 Wedding Ceremony - Marty Leonard Community Chapel - Fort Worth, Texas
01/13/12 Wedding Reception - Van Cliburn Recital Hall - Fort Worth, Texas
12/17/11 Wedding Ceremony - Cappella Courts & Gardens - Carrolton, Texas
12/10/11 Holiday Theme Party, Union Station, Dallas, Texas
11/19/11 Wedding Reception - Dallas, Texas
11/12/11 Wedding Ceremony - Waco, Texas
11/05/11 Wedding - Private Residence - Burleson, Texas
10/15/11 Wedding Ceremony - Bell Tower Chapel & Gardens - Fort Worth, Texas
10/15/11 Wedding Ceremony - Marty Leonard Community Chapel - Fort Worth, Texas
10/01/11 Wedding Ceremony - Anna Acres - Anna, Texas
10/01/11 Wedding Ceremony - Belltower Chapel and Garden - Fort Worth, Texas
09/17/11 Wedding Ceremony and Dinner Music - Private Residence - Flower Mound, Texas
09/10/11 Wedding Ceremony - First Baptist Church - Murphy, Texas
08/19/11 Wedding Ceremony - Marty Leonard Community Chapel - Fort Worth, Texas
08/13/11 Wedding Ceremony - Granbury, Texas
08/07/11 Baby Shower - Lantana, Texas
07/31/11 Adult Birthday Party - Paradise Cove Event Center - Grapevine, Texas
07/30/11 Wedding Ceremony - Belltower Chapel & Garden - Fort Worth, Texas
07/30/11 Wedding Ceremony - Marty Leonard Community Chapel - Fort Worth, Texas
07/29/11 Wedding Ceremony - Legacy Church of Christ - North Richland Hills, Texas
07/15/11 Wedding Ceremony - Marty Leonard Community Chapel - Fort Worth, Texas
07/02/11 Wedding Ceremony - Marty Leonard Community Chapel - Fort Worth, Texas
06/19/11 Wedding Ceremony - Little Chapel In the Woods - Denton, Texas
06/18/11 Wedding Ceremony - Marty Leonard Community Chapel - Fort Worth, Texas
06/05/11 Christening/Party - Private Residence - Rockwall, Texas
05/21/11 Wedding Ceremony - Marty Leonard Community Chapel - Fort Worth, Texas
05/07/11 Wedding Ceremony - Mary Immaculate Catholic Church - Farmers Branch, Texas
05/01/11 Wedding Ceremony & Reception - Wildwood Inn - Denton, Texas
04/23/11 Wedding Ceremony - Hotel Intercontinental - Addison, Texas
04/12/11 Brunch - Oak Hall at the Botanical Gardens - Fort Worth, Texas
04/09/11 Wedding Ceremony - The City Club - Fort Worth, Texas
03/26/11 Wedding Ceremony - Little Chapel in The Woods - Denton, Texas
03/05/11 Wedding Ceremony - First Baptist Church of Wiley - Wiley, Texas
02/24/11 Roaring Twenties Party - Horizon Bay- North Richland Hills, Texas
02/14/11 Valentine's Party - Tanglewood Oaks - Fort Worth, Texas
12/18/10 Private Christmas Party - Fort Worth, Texas
12/15/10 Music for Christmas Dinner - Watercrest at Mansfield - Mansfield, Texas
12/11/10 Wedding Ceremony - Pleasant Grove Baptist Church - Colleyville, texas
12/04/10 Wedding Ceremony - Marty Leonard Community Chapel - Fort Worth, Texas
11/06/10 Wedding Ceremony - White Chapel Estate & Gardens - North Richland Hills, Texas
11/06/10 Wedding Reception - The Masonic Center - Fort Worth, Texas
10/24/10 50th Wedding Anniversay Party - The Garden's Restaurant - Botanical Gardens - Fort Worth, Texas
10/16/10 Wedding Ceremony - Marty Leonard Community Chapel - Fort Worth, Texas
10/16/10 Wedding Ceremony - Belltower Chapel & Gardens - Fort Worth, Texas
10/09/10 Wedding Ceremony - Marty Leonard Community Chapel - Fort Worth, Texas
09/18/10 Wedding Ceremony - Marty Leonard Community Chapel - Fort Worth, Texas
09/04/10 Wedding Ceremony - St Philopateer Coptic Orthodox Church - Richardson, Texas
08/21/10 Wedding Ceremony - Marty Leonard Community Center - Fort Worth, Texas
08/06/10 Children's Birthday Party - Embassy Suites - Irving, Texas
07/30/10 Wedding Ceremony - Diamond Oaks Country Club - Haltom City, Texas
07/24/10 Wedding Reception - The Lodge of Granbury - Granbury, Texas
07/17/10 Wedding Ceremony - Marty Leonard Community Center - Fort Worth, Texas
07/10/10 Wedding Ceremony - Windsor Park Baptist Church - De Soto, Texas
06/05/10 Wedding Ceremony - Granbury, Texas
05/29/10 Wedding Ceremony - Marty Leonard Community Chapel - Fort Worth, Texas
04/24/10 Wedding Ceremony - The Texas Discovery Gardens at Fair Park - Dallas, Texas
04/20/10 Musical Program for Woman's Club of De Cordova Bend Estates - De Cordova Bend, Texas
02/20/10 Wedding Ceremony - A & M Gardens - Azle, Texas
01/30/10 Performance - Saxby's Coffee House - Murphy, Texas
01/23/10 Wedding Ceremony - Wedding Ceremony - Mediterranean Villa - Arlington, Texas
01/02/10 Wedding Reception - The Marquis on Magnolia - Fort Worth, Texas
12/26/09 Wedding Reception - Farmers Branch, Texas
12/19/09 Wedding Ceremony - Marty Leonard Community Chapel - Fort Worth, Texas
12/14/09 Holiday Open House for Concordia University Texas, Fort Worth Center
11/14/09 Wedding Ceremony - Denton, Texas
11/14/09 Wedding Ceremony - Raddison Hotel South Fort Worth - Fort Worth, Texas
11/07/09 Wedding Ceremony - Private Residence - Southlake, Texas
10/31/09 Gothic Wedding & Reception - Parsons Table - Aledo, Texas
10/24/09 Wedding Ceremony - Marty Leonard Community Chapel - Fort Worth, Texas
10/17/09 Music Concert with singer Dianna Starks - Sheraton Hotel - Irving, Texas
10/03/09 Arts Google - Hattie May Inn - Fort Worth, Texas
09/04/09 Wedding Ceremony - All Saints Catholic Church - Fort Worth, Texas
08/29/09 Wedding Ceremony - Botanical Gardens - Fort Worth, Texas
08/15/09 Wedding Ceremony - Marty Leonard Community Chapel - Fort Worth, Texas
08/15/09 Wedding Ceremony - The Alexander Mansion - Garland, Texas
07/25/09 Wedding Ceremony - Paradise Cove at Lake Grapevine - Southlake, Texas
06/13/09 Wedding Ceremony - Fort Worth Botanical Gardens
05/30/09 Wedding Ceremony - Dallas Arboretum
05/17/09 Graduation Celebration/Dinner - Radisson Hotel Fort Worth South - Fort Worth, Texas
05/02/09 Wedding Ceremony - Marty Leonard Community Chapel - Fort Worth, Texas
04/18/09 Wedding Ceremony - Stonebriar Country Club - Frisco, Texas
04/04/09 Wedding Ceremony - Fort Worth Botanical Gardens
03/27/09 Arts Google - Fort Worth's Near South Side Event - Hattie May Inn
03/21/09 Wedding Ceremony - First United Methodist Church of Keller - Keller, Texas

Sounds Of Laura

In addition to Laura's winning the BRIDE'S CHOICE AWARDS fr. WeddingWire Network for 4 years in a row, Laura has also been named to the 2011, 2012, & 2013 WEDDING PROFESSIONAL HOT LIST from Momentville.

Her clients across the 52 towns & cities in Texas where she has performed have described her music as: BEAUTIFUL, WONDERFUL, FLAWLESS, GRAND, UNIQUE, ELEGANT, ROMANTIC, FUN, and simply GORGEOUS.





Laura's versatile performance background started with the precision of a Kilgore Rangerette in 1962,(officer..one year later,) the fun of Six Flags Over Texas shows, followed by the discipline of the TCU Ballet Department. She has danced with both the Fort Worth Opera Association and San Antonio Opera. Other dance credits include appearances on the Southwestern Bell TV Show and performing artist for the Texas Historical Society.

After completing her BFA in Ballet-Theater and MFA in Speech-Drama from TCU, Laura has been a choreographer, professor, singer and pianist.

She began studying piano at the age of 9 in her hometown, Atlanta, Texas. She was classically trained. Her teacher, Mrs. W.O. Harden, insisted that she learn music from the Romantic, Classical, and Baroque Eras. Early knowledge of the impressionist, Debussy, and the 20th century greats such as Sibelius were familiar studies for this young student.

While attending TCU for advanced degrees, Laura continued to study classical music with Lilita McCorkle, prominent member of the music faculty.

Laura's musicianship reveals that she is equally at home with Minuets, Romantic Waltzes, Ragtime, Jazz, and Pop.

Laura combines technique with melody to create her own arrangements of many song styles...familiar and new alike. Technical ability, imagination and her special touch further enables Laura to embellish music spanning many genres.

Not just a pianist....a creative, unique artist describes SOUNDS OF LAURA. This talented piano stylist designs beautiful musical programs with her varied sounds available on her 88 key professional, Yamaha, electric piano. Music on "Strings," "Grand Piano," "Electric Piano," "Harpsichord," "Organ," & "Vibes," is customized to fit the style and genre of music played.

In addition to her playing both Traditional & Non-Traditional Wedding Ceremonies and Receptions...both indoor & outdoor, Laura has a special category which includes Gothic Weddings. A broad repertoire of Classical & Contemporary music is available for this most dramatic theme.

Genres are very broad for this versatile pianist: In addition to the Classical & Contemporary repertoire, Laura is also accomplished with: Broadway/Film Hits, Folk, Country, Light Jazz, Classic Rock, New Age, Easy Listening, Religious, Gothic, Oldies, Alernative Rock, R&B, & Pop. Popular song styles & standards from the 20's, 30's, 40's, 50's, 60's, 70's, 80's, 90's, 2000 and today's present Contemporary are all within the experience of this multi-talented pianist.

With over 400 pieces of music, Laura can create whatever mood or theme you are wanting for your event.

Venues such as Restaurants, Coffee Houses, Retirement Communities, Museums, & Country Clubs are all within this talented piano stylist experience. And...Laura welcomes new venues!

Contact Information:
Contact page through website: www.soundsoflaura.com
email: laura@soundsoflaura.com
817-292-6013

NOTE: Hidden link to music samples. Click on left eye of my picture on my Home Page of my website: www.soundsoflaura.com or the link to my music samples is: http://www.soundsoflaura.com/music-samples.html

The team providing the talent:

T.J. Cummings

Manager, and Roady

Testimonials

"Breath of Fresh Air!"

I know how stressful planning a wedding can be! I just went through it. I had my musician lined up for my wedding ceremony and about a month before the big day they backed out! I searched online and found Laura. She is so organized and professional. She put my mind at ease as soon as my husband and I had our consultation with her. She takes care of you and makes you feel like her main priority. Did I mention what a fabulous pianist she is? Her song selection is so great and diverse, you will definitely find what you want! I highly recommend her to anyone looking for a pianist for their big day!

– Neely Rogers, Fort Worth, Texas

Laura was wonderful! I'm so glad she was there to play the music on our special day.

– HP11

Laura played the piano at my wedding ceremony and it was so beautiful. I wanted to cry but i didn't want to mess up my make-up. I really loved how she played "Ave Maria." The best of all is that I have it on videotape to replay over and over.

Posted on www.weddingwire.com

– Blanca Ortiz

Sounds of Laura provided excellent live ceremony music for our wedding. Laura & I reviewed each song & the order of songs in advance. She is very flexible & willing to work with you on music. Since she is such a professional, I trusted her opinion & judgment & went with the list she proposed. But I did not want to enter to "here comes the bride" so she chose a more classical piece for my entrance. Her keyboard produces so many varieties of sounds, not only piano, but organ, pipe organ, & many other sounds. When we were developing the list of music, she would play me an example of each sound...here it is in piano, here it is in organ, etc...which I appreciated. My music was completly customized for me & our wedding day. Everything was perfect & we had so many compliments for having live music & not a CD. Sometimes, if there is a change or the timing is off, a CD seems off with the people walking. For example, we had some elderly people in the wedding so Laura could see them & time the music to their walk...the bridal party didn't have to adjust to the music; Laura adjusted and accommodated the music.

Posted on www.weddingwire.com

– Wendy

Laura's music made the ceremony!!

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– Autumn

Laura was wonderful to work with and I was at ease knowing that my ceremony music would be perfect for my wedding day. She is very professional and makes you feel that your wedding is a top priority. I enjoyed having her play at my wedding ceremony!

Posted on www.weddingwire.com

– Jacquelyn

"I have sought out Laura's public performances since first hearing her play at a friends wedding reception 3 or 4 years ago. My wife and I asked Laura to play at our Wedding Reception. Everyone there commented on how good her playing was. Laura's repertoire spans many genres, and I go away from every performance mentally refreshed, and feeling much better than I did an hour or so earlier. If you're looking for good music for your wedding or reception, I suggest giving Laura a call."

Posted on www.weddingwire.com

– John Parker

LOVED her service. Laura is an amazing pianist. She took the time to go over a ton of songs with me to make my ceremony perfect for us!!! She was able to play all the songs that I reqauested, and even worked with me the day of the wedding when I felt like we needed a quick change. I would recommend her to anyone that is wanting some beautiful music to accompany their magical day!!!

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– Robin Manley

The quality of Laura's service was excellent; she exceeded my expectations. I would recommend her to anyone. Not only is she a professional, but she is also a very warm and caring person. You can tell she enjoys her music and that she understands the importance of the events in your life.

We used her services for my daughter's graduation reception and for her wedding ceremony. It was a very unique and enjoyable experience.

You can't beat the price for the quality of service that you receive. We were fortunate to catch her at a very good time; her schedule allowed her to perform both events.

Posted on www.weddingwire.com

– Colleen N.

Set List

I have over 400 pieces of music in my repertoire. All of my repertoire is typed on my computer. On request, I can email all my lists to a client. My Genres are very versatile and broad. A few samples are provided below. NOTE: Some songs can fall into one or more genres.

CLASSICAL:
Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring (Bach)
Air on the G String (Bach)
Arioso (Bach
Aria (Bach)
Bridal Chorus (Wedding March,) (Wagner)
Wedding March fr. "A Midsummer Night's Dream," (Mendelssohn)
On Wings of Song (Mendelssohn)
Canon in D (Pachelbel)
Ave Maria (Schubert)
Clair de Lune (DeBussy)
Barcarolle (Offenbach)
Spring (Vivaldi) Theme fr. Water Music (Handel)
Theme fr. Piano Concerto No 1 (Tschaikovsky)
Waltz of The Lilac Fairy (Tschaikovsky)
Sleeping Beauty Waltz (Tschaikovsky)
Fantaisie Impromptu (Chopin)
Prelude 1 in A Major (Chopin)
Fur Elise (Beethoven)
Pathetique Sonata (Beethoven)
Ode to Joy (Beethoven)
A Viennese Melody
Beautiful Blue Danube (Strauss)
Emperor Waltz (Strauss)
Roses from the South (Strauss Jr.)
Vilia (fr. the "Merry Widow;" Lehar)
Valse Lente (fr. "Coppelia," Delibes)
Song of India (Rimsky-Korsakov)
Romance (Rubinstein)
Rhapsody On a Theme by Paganini (Rockmanioff)
Promenade (fr. "Pictures at An Exhibition;" Mussorgsky)
Pomp and Circumstance ( Elgar)
Theme fr. Finlandia (Sibelius)
The Swan (Saens)
Minute (fr. "Don Giovanni;" Mozart)
Minuet (fr. "Don Juan;" Mozart)
Romanza (fr. "A Little Night Music;" Mozart)
Rondo Alla Turca (Mozart)

BROADWAY/MOVIE HITS:
All I Ask of You
The Music of The Night
Think of Me
Memory
Castle On a Cloud
Come What May
My Favorite Things
Edelweiss
Gigi
Climb Every Mountain
I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face
More I Cannot Wish You
Send In The Clowns
Once Upon a Dream
Sunrise Sunset
Matchmaker, Matchmaker
What I Did For Love
The Impossible Dream
Ribbons Down My Back
Theme fr. New York, New York
Getting to Know You
Beauty and The Beast
A Whole New World
I See The Light
When You Wish Upon a Star
True Love's Kiss
You'll Be In My Heart
Bella Notte
A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes
So This Is Love
Can You Feel the Love Tonight
Fairy Tale
It Is You (I Have Loved)
Glasgow Love Theme
If I Fell
And I Love Her
Moon River
Over the Rainbow
River Flower In You
A Thousand Years
Turning Page
Love Me Tender
Can't Help Falling in Love
Somewhere In Time
April Love
An Affair to Remember
Days of Wine and Roses
Evergreen
Feather Theme
Somewhere My Love
Where Do I Begin
Unchained Melody
Whatever Will Be Will Be
Wind Beneath My Wings
The Way We Were
The Shadow of Your Smile
Ebb Tide
Through the Eyes of Love
Take My Breath Away
Speak Softly Love
Al Di La
Everything I Do, I Do For You

JAZZ, NEW AGE AND R&B:
All Alone (Jazz Standard; Berlin)
Always (Jazz Standard; Berlin)
Angela (Theme fr. "Taxie") (Jazz)
Misty (Jazz Standard)
Fly Me to The Moon (Jazz Standard)
Autumn Leaves (Jazz Standard)
At Last (Blues)
Avalon (Jazz Standard)
Green Dolphin Street (Jazz)
I Don't Want to Set The World On Fire (Jazz Standard)
I Left My Heart In San Francisco (Jazz Standard)
Only Time (New Age)
I Just Called to Say I Love You (R&B)
You and I (R&B)
In a Simple Way I Love You (New Age)
Love of My Live (New Age)
Sleep Tlme Gal (Jazz)
Stardust (Jazz Standard)
Tenderly (Jazz Standard)
Unforgettable (Jazz Standard)
Satin Doll (Jazz Standard)
Water Mark (New Age)
You're The Cream in My Coffee (Jazz Standard)
All My Life (R&B)
Angel Eyes (New Age)
Frankie and Johnny (Jazz Ballad)
The Entertainer (Ragtime; Scott Joplin)

POP AND COUNTRY:
Alley Cat (Pop)
A Taste of Hone (Pop Standard)
Believer (Electropop)
Cara Mia (Pop)
It Was a Very Good Year (Pop)
I't Impossible (Traditional Pop)
Lollipops and Roses (Pop)
Lonesome Town (Pop)
Love Me Forever (Pop)
One and Only (Adkins; Pop)
Roses are Red My Love (Pop)
Close to You (Pop)
We've Only Just Begun (Pop)
Yoo Belong to Me (Pop)
Fascination (Pop)
Love Letters In the Sand (Pop)
Crazy (Country)
Kiss An Angel Good Morning (Country)
Here Comes My Baby (Country)
Enchanted (Country)
For Ever and For Always (Country; Twain)
Scarlet Ribbons (Country)
Make The World Go Away (Country)
Making Memories of Us (Country)
Paper Roses (Country)
Through the Years (Country)
Release Me (Country)
To All the Girls I've Loved Before (Country)
You Are My Sunshine (Country
Amazed (Country Ballad)
God Gave Me You (Country)

ROCK (CLASSIC, ALTERNATIVE, PROGRESSIVE, AND SOFT):
Any Way I Want You, That's How I Will Be (Elvis)
Are You Lovesome Tonight (Elvis)
I Want You, I Need You, I Love You (Elvis)
One Night (Elvis)
Great Balls of Fire (Jerry Lee Lewis)
Hoppipolla (Sigur Ros)
Imagine (Beatles)
Something (Beatles)
P.S. I Love You (Beatles)
Yesterday (Beatles)
All You Need Is Love (Beatles)
Let It Be (Beatles)
I Want to Hold Your Hand (Beatles)
Dust In the Wind (Progressive Rock)
Clocks (Alternative Rock; Coldplay)
Yellow (Alternative Rock; Coldplay)
Look After You (Aldernative Rock; King & Slade)
100 Years (Ondrasik)
Piano Man (Billy Joel)
Play Me (Neil Diamond)
Song Bird (Christine McVie)
Use Somebody
Wonderful Tonight (Eric Clapton)
Your My Best Friend (Classic Rock)
You'll Still You (Soft Rock)
All You've Got to Do Is Dream (Classic Rock; Everly Brothers)

OLDIES AND STANDARDS:
Amor (Oldies; Beguine)
Daddy's Litte Girl (Oldies)
Hello My Baby (Oldies)
Honey (Oldies; Rudee Vallee)
I'm Sitting On Top of The World (Oldies)
In the Evening By the Moonlight (Oldies)
In The Good Old Summertime (Oldies)
Melodie D'Amour (Oldies)
Mona Lisa (Standard)
Peg of My Heart (Oldies)
The Band Played On (Oldies)
Toot, Toot, Tootsie! (Good-bye) (Oldies)
What'll I Do (Traditional Standard; Berlin)
Young Love (Oldies)
You've Got to See Mama Ev'ry Night (Oldies)

Influences & Inspiration

All the Great Classical Composers: Bach, Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Wagner, Debussy, Dvorak, Grieg, Mozart, Chopin, Shubert, Tchaikovsky, Saens, Pachelbel, Strauss, Liszt, Handle, Vivaldi, Rockmanioff, Godard, Offenbach, Schumann, & Brahms. Contemporaries such as: Roger Williams, Peter Nero, Elton John, Mancini, Billy Joel, Eric Clapton, Floyd Cramer, & Scott Joplin.

Setup Requirements

Electrical Outlet/indoors or outdoors

Services