I perform weddings/receptions, corporate events, proposals, cafe/restaurants and similar scenarios. I've completed my bachelors from the University of Texas Brownsville and my masters from the University of Texas San Antonio. During my studies I've had the opportunity to perform in countless concerts all around the U.S.
Examples of my repertoire:
Pachebel's Canon in D
Something by The Beatles
Bach's Prelude from Cello Suite No. 1
What A Wonderful World by Louis Armstrong
Various holiday music
Romanza by Anonymous
As well as various jazz and spanish tunes accompanied by backtracks.
I am writing to give my highest recommendation for Michael Keplinger as he played for our event in last Friday. He was very classy and professional and knew how to keep the music for our event moving smoothly through the various portions of the event (luncheon music, awards presentations and exiting music) Our guests loved him and I recommend him to any company looking for elegant entertainment!
On time and receptive to requests
Michael played beautifully for my wedding and was able to take a couple of requests. I would definitely recommend him for those interested.
Michael played my wedding yesterday and did an awesome job. He nailed songs that he had little time to prepare for; I failed to give him a complete list in time, and he still met our request needs. He is extremely polite and prompt. We will hire him again in the future.
Hired him for a corporate event in another state from where I am, as soon as the event was over I got feedback and they said he was great. It was easy to communicate with him prior to the event as well. Can't wait to hire him again!!!
Price Range: $100-400 (Extra fee for 25+ miles of travel)
Gig Length: 20 - 180 minutes
What to Expect
Classical guitar is perfect for events such as weddings, corporate events, proposals, restaurants, and more! I offer a wide variety of music genres such as romantic, classical, jazz, spanish, contemporary, and pop!
I also offer duo performances with a female vocalist if you would like that setup better. We perform for the same type of events mentioned above.
Michael began his classical guitar studies at the University of Texas at Brownsville under the direction of Dr. Michael Quantz. Privately, he has studied with Mr. Jose Luis Escobedo, Dr. Jonathan Dotson, and, Dr. Matthew Dunne. Michael has also participated in numerous masterclasses with world renown artists such as the Grammy-winning Los Angeles Guitar Quartet, Latin Grammy nominee Berta Rojas, Guitar Foundation of America winner Johannes Möller, and Russian guitarist Dimitri Illarionov. In 2012, Michael placed 1st in the University of Texas Pan Am Solo Guitar Competition and has been a finalist and semi-finalist in many others. Since then, he has continued to compete and perform on the professional level and most recently, finished a Masters Degree in Guitar Performance from the University of Texas San Antonio, December 2016. Aside from his classical studies, Michael has experience playing in various rock and metal bands and composes his own songs which have been professionally recorded and released.
Additional Booking Notes
A good playing area would be one that is near outlets, has good lighting (for reading music), and is not windy (for outdoor gigs).
Past Booked Events
|May 31, 2019 • 6:00pm - 9:00pm||Cocktail Party|
|April 21, 2019 • 9:30am - 10:30am||Religious Celebration|
|March 08, 2019 • 11:00am - 1:30pm||Nonprofit Event|
|November 30, 2018 • 6:30pm - 9:00pm||Christmas Party|
|June 30, 2018 • 6:30pm - 8:30pm||House Party|
|April 05, 2018 • 12:00pm - 12:45pm||Retirement Community Event|
|January 04, 2018 • 5:00pm - 9:00pm||Cocktail Party|
|September 25, 2017 • 6:30pm - 8:30pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|September 16, 2017 • 1:00pm - 5:00pm||Corporate Event|
|May 14, 2017 • 2:30pm - 3:30pm||Holiday Party (Other)|
|March 12, 2016||Wedding Ceremony|
Popular songs byThe Beatles, Elvis, Stevie Wonder, Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton, CCR, Louie Armstrong, etc.
Other tunes include iconic and popular classical guitar rep such as Romanza, Lagrima, Adelita, Pachelbel's Canon, and more!
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