I specialize in accompanying instrumental and vocal soloists and groups on piano. I have over 12 years of experience playing piano for funerals, weddings and other events. I play a wide repertoire of music in many styles, including classical, pop, jazz standards, contemporary Christian.
As a composer and music director, I have been fortunate to hire and work with musicians of all kinds and stripes. My contact list is full of everything from chamber players to rock drummers but whether staffing a worship service, rehearsal, or recording, my first call is usually to Diana Oki.
She is an accompanist of the finest caliber: able to read down any chart, intuit direction, and play in a multitude of styles. She's got chops for days, but more importantly, she knows how to use them tastefully. If you are looking for an accompanist for any season or event look no further than Diana!
Diana is absolutely amazing! I contacted her to perform as a violin/piano duo, and she was just perfect! She responded promptly to all my emails, was able to perform with a new musician, and was just an extreme pleasure to work with. She also knew all the songs in the requested playlist. Her talent, expertise, and professionalism truly make her an exceptional pianist. I highly recommend her!
I've been playing with Diana for years - she's a good player and a good reader and pleasure to work with. Highly recommended.
Price Range: Contact for rates
Gig Length: 30 - 360 minutes
Languages: English, Japanese
What to Expect
I'm flexible, and can perform solo piano pieces (classical, pop and jazz standards) or accompany singers, soloists or groups of musicians.
I can also sing in English and Japanese in a variety of styles.
I'm an accomplished pianist working in Southern California for over 20 years. I've worked in both churches and nightclubs, as well as teaching piano (private, group piano in all ages). I have both a BM and MM in Piano Performance from Cal State Long Beach.
I'm easy to work with, and willing to prepare (ie, practice) as much as necessary for an event.
I'm also well versed in both vocals and accompanying Japanese pop, ballads and enka.
Additional Booking Notes
If there is a piano, (or digital piano) that's preferred. Alternatively, I can bring my own keyboard as well.
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