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Patrick Byrne, Piano

Patrick Byrne, Piano

36 reviews

About Patrick Byrne, Piano

Eclectic piano music for your Wedding Ceremony or Reception!

I play for Weddings, Parties, Special Events of all kinds when affordable live music will add to the fun.

My rates are surprisingly low starting at just $135.00.

My vast repertoire includes Pop hits, Jazz Standards, Pop Classics, Country Hits, Rock'n Oldies, even Classical.

For help in planning the music for your Wedding, check out my Wedding Music Made Easy™ Podcast Series on iTunes.

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Reviews

Wedding Music

By Emily K. on January 30, 2015

My now husband and I hired Patrick as our ceremony and cocktail hour musician. We are very happy that we decided to go with Pat for our music services. He helped a lot with planning our music list. He gave great suggests about what goes well together and how to make smooth transitions from a classical music ceremony to a jazz music cocktail hour. His email communication was fantastic; very quick at responding! We are very pleased with his services and would highly recommend him!

Hired As: Classical Pianist, Jazz Pianist

Response from Patrick Byrne, Piano:

Thanks, Emily, I really enjoyed working with you to make your Wedding special.

Plays Beautifully and Easy to Work With

By Tim W. on June 29, 2014

Pat played at our wedding last summer and did an outstanding job. He plays beautifully and has a huge selection of both modern day and classical songs to choose from. One of the songs we wanted to have played wasn't on his already extensive list, but he played it for us anyway! It's very clear he is a master of his craft, and is doing what he loves and is meant to do.

For our very much DIY wedding, which was planned from afar, he was the perfect choice. He made it very easy on us, was very organized and professional, and walked us through customizing our song list with ease. He also knew what he would need in terms of cues for the procession and came prepared and well-dressed. He was a pleasure to talk to and work with and just a very nice man in general. I would highly recommend him for just about any setting where you'd want great music. Thanks again Pat!

Hired As: Pianist

Great!

By Luca S. on August 18, 2016

Pat played on our wedding reception last saturday held in a private home and it was superb. Thank you very much! Luca

Hired As: Pianist
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Perfect mood-setting for our company Christmas Party

By Kendra M. on December 7, 2015

Pat was professional, on-time and played tunes as I requested to set the holiday festive mood. Many of my co-workers commented that it was such a nice touch. Thank you Pat!

Hired As: Classical Pianist, Pianist

Response from Patrick Byrne, Piano:

Thanks, Kendra,

I was happy to be a part of your party!

Pat

Aboslutely perfect!

By Karen L. on November 24, 2015

Based on reviews, I hired Pat for my sister's wedding, and he was perfect! The initial quote process was quick and easy and I paid the deposit online. He has many resources available to help brides select their music, and was happy to work with us when the couple requested Pirates of the Caribbean.

Pat came to the rehearsal for a small additional fee, and had several excellent suggestions about how to cue things. He was punctual, well-dressed, and of course a wonderful pianist! The ceremony went off without a hitch and he provided great ambiance for the reception. It was very reassuring to know we had such an experienced musician on our side. Pat would be a great addition to any party, and my sister's wedding certainly would not have been the same without his beautiful music!

Hired As: Classical Pianist, Jazz Pianist, Pianist

Response from Patrick Byrne, Piano:

Thanks so much, Karen! Best wishes to you and your family for much future happiness.

Experience and Afforadable Wedding Pianist

By Malinda B. on October 22, 2015

I was looking for an affordable, but experienced pianist for my wedding in August. I searched around and found Patrick. He knows a large range of songs and has done many weddings, so it is likely he can play songs you love. Patrick played the music for my ceremony and cocktail hour and he really added a special touch to my wedding. I would highly recommend his services.

Hired As: Classical Pianist, Jazz Pianist

Perfect choice for our reception

By Kari N. on August 25, 2015

We hired Patrick to play piano for your wedding reception which was held on a Sunday afternoon. It was a perfect choice for our gathering. He played a wonderful selection of music that everyone could enjoy. We received so many compliments from our guests. They absolutely loved the song selection that he played. He was very professional and easy to work with. Patrick did a wonderful job. I would definitely hire Patrick again.

Hired As: Pianist
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A Hit!

By Sarah T. on July 8, 2015

We booked Patrick for an event geared toward staff and residents of our retirement community. Not only was his price the most reasonable out of all the quotes I received, his music was dynamite and the residents loved him! I would ask him to return.

Hired As: Pianist

Response from Patrick Byrne, Piano:

Thanks so much, Sarah. I really enjoyed playing the songs of Gershwin and the American Songbook for your residents. Please keep me in mind for future celebrations.

Goodman Wedding 06/27/15

By William G. on June 30, 2015

Did a great job! Has a deep roster of music!

Hired As: Keyboard Player

Response from Patrick Byrne, Piano:

Tanks, the Chenequa CC is an exceptional venue and I am glad that my music matched the location!

Fantastic and a pleasure to work with

By Jennifer S. on June 28, 2015

We booked Patrick for our outdoor wedding in Madison. He was a pleasure to work with- always responded quickly to any emails I sent and was very helpful in deciding the right songs to play. Thanks Patrick!

Hired As: Pianist

Response from Patrick Byrne, Piano:

Thanks, Jenni. I enjoyed helping plan the Wedding of your Dreams.

Professional and wonderful ceremony musician

By Sarah M. on October 12, 2014

We hired Patrick to play music at our recent wedding ceremony. Patrick was responsive, professional, and affordable, and offered a wide variety of music. He was able to Madison for the ceremony for little cost. We were very pleased :)

Hired As: Pianist

Terrific to work with!

By Julie H. on August 18, 2014

Patrick was a perfect addition to our evening. As event coordinator of 3 events occurring at the same time, I had little room for spare time; Patrick, however, was a pro at getting himself established in the space and taking command of the environment. Every time I turned my ear and attention to the large room, I could hear the sweet melodies Patrick provided, filling the air with a calm and enjoyable presence.

Hired As: Keyboard Player

Played beautifully for my wedding ceremony!

By Lauren F. on July 1, 2014

Patrick played for me at my wedding and did an amazing job! I could not have had better music for my wedding!

Hired As: Pianist

100% pleased!

By Jennifer M. (. on April 11, 2014

We couldn't have asked for a better organist for our big day! Patrick was excellent at communicating in a timely fashion. On the day of the wedding he arrived on time and played every piece we wanted perfectly, he even added in some communion music which we hadn't asked of him, a very nice treat! I highly recommend hiring Patrick for you Wedding!

Hired As: Organist

Professional, Talented, and Fairly Priced Pianist

By Katie C. on October 29, 2013

Patrick was wonderful to work with. He responds promptly to emails, accommodated all of my requests and even showed up well before he was needed to practice and familiarize himself with the venue's piano. He is extremely reasonably priced compared to his competitors, especially considering his experience and professionalism. I would highly recommend his services.

Hired As: Pianist

Amazing ceremony music!

By Andrea R. on September 17, 2013

Pat played for us at our wedding ceremony and it was absolutely beautiful! I had sent him some favorite songs but otherwise left it to his discretion to play whatever her felt was appropriate. It was lovely and my husband and I couldn't be happier! I would definitely recommend him to anyone looking for a professional and personable pianist. Thank you Pat!

Hired As: Pianist

made my wedding ceremony so special

By Pamela S. on August 29, 2013

Very talented pianist! Was on time and played beautifully, very professional.

Hired As: Pianist, Pianist

AMAZING

By Spencer L. on July 30, 2013

Patrick was an amazing addition to our wedding. He was super adaptable and easy to work with. Our wedding was at my fraternity headquarters and upon his arrival I asked him if he would maybe be willing to play a few fraternity songs as he was warming up. He played everything we had asked and even had a great time doing it! I would highly recommend Patrick as an addition to any event!

Hired As: Organist

Friendly service!!

By Casey L. on July 24, 2013

Pat is very willing to work with his clients to provide the best selection of music for the event. He played at my wedding and from what I heard from guests, he did a great job (I was so nervous I didn't even hear the music!). He was great to work with in the planning of the song selections prior to the wedding.

Hired As: Pianist

Awesome Job!!!

By Lindsay F. on June 5, 2013

Patrick did a wonderful job playing for my wedding! Not only did he do a great job on the day of the wedding but helping me plan the music for the wedding as well. I went back and forth a few times with some songs and he was very patient with my indecisiveness. A week before my wedding he even learned a new song that I requested him to play!

Hired As: Pianist, Keyboard Player, Pianist

Perfect to set the tone for our party

By Jennifer F. on May 3, 2013

Pat was perfect for our 40th birthday party. He created a really pleasant atmosphere - not too loud which several of our guests specifically commented on. His repertoire is amazing and he is easy to work with.

Hired As: Keyboard Player

Great pianist to work with!

By Tricia M. on January 5, 2013

My husband and I hired Pat to play before and during our recent wedding ceremony. He was great to work with: very helpful throughout the whole preparation process. His performance on the day was amazing. He took requests from guests as well as playing our pre-selected pieces. We couldn't be happier with how it turned out!

Hired As: Pianist, Jazz Pianist, Keyboard Player

Pat Byrne Wows the Lake Country Rotary Wine Fest!

By Chris K. on October 19, 2012

Pat is a professional with a wide repertoire array - He provided the piano music to set the mood perfectly at the recent Lake Country Rotary Wine Fest. Pat loves doing this and sharing his gifts.. He played non-stop and it was perfect. Thanks Pat.

Perfect Wedding Day

By Denise L. on October 10, 2012

Pat did an absolutely wonderful job at my wedding despite very chilly temperatures at an outdoor wedding. He arrived, set up, tested the equipment and was playing when my guests arrived. Everything went smoothly and his suggestions for songs were the perfect complement to the ceremony. I can't thank him enough for being a part of a beautiful day for all. Absolutely magical. Thank you

Hired As: Pianist

I highly recommend Patrick for your wedding.

By Bridget B. on September 26, 2012

Patrick is an extremely talented and versatile pianist for your wedding event. From planning the sequence of songs to showing up to get used to your venue's piano to being able to play just about everything to being able to go with the flow at your wedding to playing excellent at my event, Patrick exceeded all expectations. I am so happy I didn't make my own CD for my event and went with Patrick! I couldn't thank him more for going with the flow and making the music a special part of the ceremony! He is so helpful with all aspects of the process and so easy to work with. :)

Hired As: Pianist

Definitely Recommend!

By Kelli L. on September 24, 2012

We hired Pat for our wedding ceremony & cocktail hour and he did a wonderful job. We saw him play at Mayfair mall and following that he was very easy to work with thru email. He recommended songs when we had trouble deciding on the playlist. It was easy to trust him to handle this portion of our wedding and for anyone planning a wedding you know there's a LOT to worry about - he will definitely put your mind at ease as far as the music goes. He arrived early to get set up and played beautiful music the entire time helping to make it a beautiful day for not only us but all of our guests too. THANK YOU PAT!

Hired As: Pianist

Perfect!! Amazing!!! Very Talented!

By Chelsea T. on September 18, 2012

Patrick Byrne is by far one of the most experienced musician I've ever met with a very professional appearance. He was very knowledgeable and helpful to helping plan our ceremony music. Very reasonably priced and also very flexible with communication. I give him 5 stars and highly recommend him to anyone. LOVE! LOVE! LOVE! Thank you! :)

Hired As: Pianist, Organist

Awesome!

By Rebecca R. on June 12, 2012

Pat Byrne played for my wedding in June. Besides his excellent musical skills and piano playing, he was by far the easiest vendor to work with when it came to planning my wedding. He had a rapid response time to emails/communications and a great website.Additionally he provided easy and time saving organizational tools to the musical component for my wedding. Also and importantly he was able to accomadate my musical style and songs. I wish everyone that I worked with at my wedding was this great. Thanks again!!!

Hired As: Pianist

I hired Patrick to play during my wedding ceremony and cocktail hour. I couldn't have been happier with my choice! He was extremely knowldegable and helpful when it came to picking out the ceremony songs. He made sure all of my selections flowed well together and fit my personality.

The ceremony was performed perfectly, and ran smoothly without any hiccups thanks to his experience and expertise.

Although I didn't get to enjoy hearing Patrick play during the cocktail hour, I received several compliments on his performance.

Patrick is very professional, extremely knowledgable, reasonably priced, and is an incredible pianist. I would most certainly hire him again for any future events.

Hired As: Pianist

Above and beyond anything I expected!

By Rachel K. J. on November 4, 2011

Pat did such a fantastic job playing for our wedding ceremony. I waited until the last minute to plan out the ceremony, so I didn't really know what I wanted. He had great suggestions for music and timing. It could not have gone any better! I would recommend Pat and the Studio of Musical Arts, LLC to anyone planning an event.

Hired As: Pianist

Great Wedding Pianist

By Lauren S. on October 26, 2011

Patrick Byre played at my wedding on October 8, 2011 at the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts in Brookfield. He did an awesome job and I got many compliments about the music from my guests. My husband and I have quirky personalities and he was able to accomodate us by having a very large variety of songs he was able to play. He was also very helpful throughout the process because we live across the country and he was willing to communicate through email and send information rather than having to meet in person. I would highly recommend him to anyone for any event.

Hired As: Pianist

I wholeheartedly recommend Pat!!

By Meghan M. on September 5, 2011

Pat was considerate, sensitive, easy to talk to and work with, and he was especially helpful and kind with our middle school soloist who he worked with. I am so grateful for his conscientious work and kind spirit! Oh, and terrific musicality!

Hired As: Organist

breathtaking!

By Ali E. on August 31, 2011

You played it perfectly and were able to capture the mood by making it more intense or more slow and calm....just breathtaking!

Hired As: Pianist

Everything was great!

By Jane S. on August 23, 2011

Your music was lovely and exactly what we had in mind. Your preparation materials were very helpful to Kristen when she was planning the music for the ceremony and cocktail hour. I plan to follow-up with the Manager at Big Foot and give him you’re contact information along with my recommendation. He frequently gets asked to recommend music for weddings there.

Thanks again for a great performance.

Hired As: Pianist

Great set at Mayfair Mall!

By Emily M. on August 8, 2011

Really enjoyed hearing Patrick play at the mall today! Even the younger children in my group got into it the moment they recognized a Taylor Swift song! Extremely talented, and thoroughly enjoyable!

Response from Patrick Byrne, Piano:

As a former classroom general music teacher, I really appreciate it when youngsters are entertained by and enjoy my playing. Last week at Mayfair, two elementary-aged sisters stood on either side of me and sang through these same two Taylor Swift songs. Now, that is what I call fun!

Absolutely Beautiful!!!!

By Danielle S. on August 4, 2011

Pat did an absolutely fantastic job. He was always in contact with me and my bridesmaid that sang for our wedding. I gave him my music choices and he played all of them and it was beautiful. I will recommend Pat to everyone that I know that would be in need of his services. I was very happy with his work! He made our ceremony even more beautiful!!!! Thanks so much Pat!!!!

Nick & Danielle Sarver

Hired As: Pianist

Booking Info

  • Typical Gig: 60 - 300 minutes
  • Fee: Surprisingly affordable! Only $135 for first hour!
  • Languages: English

Overview

I have played all sorts of gigs. Everything from Cook County Jail in Chicago to posh Country Clubs. I am currently focusing on playing for weddings and other special events.

Additional Booking Notes

I have a Nord digital keyboard and a portable sound system that I use whenever there is not an instrument available at the venue. As long as I am protected form the elements I am good to go wherever there is an electrical outlet. With my equipment I take up about as much space as a standard card table.

Bio

My extensive repertoire includes some of the coolest recent "piano songs" by the likes of Bruno Mars, The Fray, George Strait, Adele, Taylor Swift, Five for Fighting, One Republic, Coldplay, Timbaland, Alicia Keys, Rascal Flatts, Nora Jones etc.

Of Course, I can also play all of that "old stuff" that your guest will love as well: Jazz, Rock and Pop Classics, Country, even Classical (I have a Masters in Music History from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois).

I also have an excellent portable keyboard and sound system that is available if there is no piano at your home or venue.

You can also hear and download many samples of my piano playing on my web site: byrnepiano.com.

Past Booked Events

Dec 04, 2015 Holiday Party (Christmas)
Aug 21, 2015 Wedding Ceremony
Jul 07, 2015 Birthday (Adult)

The team providing the talent:

Patrick Byrne

Leader

Set List

In addition to an extensive list of Jazz, pop and rock standards from the 20th century, I also play the following great songs from the last decade. Please contact me for a copy of my latest song list.

All of Me - John Legend
Make You Feel My Love - Adele
Rolling in the Deep-Adele
Grenade-Bruno Mars
Just the Way You Are-Mars, Bruno
Empire State of Mind-Keys, Alicia
Need You Now -Lady Antebellum
Fireflies-Owl City
Secrets-One Republic
That’s How Strong My Love Is-Alicia Keys
Love Story-Swift, Taylor
Lucky-Mraz, Jason and Cobie Caillat
The Scienist-Coldplay
Apologize -Timbaland
Bless the Broken Road-Rascal Flatts
Bubbly-Caillat, Colbie
Fix You-Coldplay
How to Save a Life-The Fray
You’re Beautiful-Blunt, James
A Moment Like This -Clarkson, Kelly
Come Away with Me-Jones, Nora
Don't Know Why-Jones, Nora

Influences & Inspiration

In my life as a musician I have had many influences from Bach to Keith Jarrett, Liz Story and Rascal Flatts. My personal tastes are eclectic and I think that my playing reflects this. If it sounds good I'll play it.

Setup Requirements

tuned Piano or I can bring my own digital keyboard and sound system

Services