From barbershop harmony to accompanying my crooning singing on the piano, I can offer a variety of music to your event.
I have participated in ten consecutive years of the National Piano Guild National Program, receiving "Superior" and "Superior Plus" grades. I can sight read music, accompany myself while singing, and also play original piano pieces that would be classified as contemporary jazz. I would love to enhance your event with my gift of music.
Christina performed beautifully and confidently! Thank you!
Christina is absolutely amazing! Her voice and style is creative and unique. From the planning to the actual ceremony, her help and professionalism exceeded my expectations. Highly recommend!
Response from Christina Praetzel Pianist, (Jazz) Vocalist, Composer:
Thank you, Marilise! It was a pleasure to be a part of your big day. You were beautiful and all of your guests were so kind! Best wishes for your marriage. :)
Christina sang for a song during my wedding ceremony in September. She was prepared and clearly rehearsed to help make my special day lovely with her vocal skills! Christina sang in a group of other vocalists, but she worked very hard to construct her harmony, adding the right amount of life to the piece. She has a professional demeanor and is eager to accommodate your style and desire of sound! Would absolutely invite her to sing for a special event again:)
Price Range: $40+
Gig Length: 30 - 300 minutes
Languages: English, French, Spanish
What to Expect
If you would like, I will perform all of my completed originals, which include voice and my own piano accompaniment.
You can request your favorite genre. My favorites are Classical and Jazz.
I can play piano background music.
I can sing and accompany myself on the piano.
My dad taught my siblings and I our first barbershop "tag" in harmony when I was three years old. We were all singing before that, and ever afterward. I come from a family of eight, all of which perform in harmony and play the piano. Audiences often joke that we are the Von Traps of America.
Since I was small I wanted to be a soloist (in addition to performing with my family). I have written several pieces of my own, a few of which I have recorded. I love to play piano-only pieces, accompany my singing with piano, sing a cappella, and sing to karaoke.
My favorite styles are jazzy songs from the 1920s-1940s, but I play almost any genre. Don't hesitate to send me a message.
Additional Booking Notes
I have my own microphone, amplifier, and keyboard. (But I always prefer a real piano!)
Past Booked Events
|July 16, 2018 • 2:00pm - 4:00pm||Studio Session|
|April 14, 2018 • 2:30pm - 3:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|December 10, 2017 • 3:00pm - 5:00pm||Christmas Show Solon|
|December 09, 2017 • 6:30pm - 8:30pm||Christmas Show Rocky River|
|December 08, 2017 • 5:00pm - 10:00pm||Christmas Show Dress Rehearsal|
|November 11, 2017 • 3:30pm - 6:30pm||Wedding Cocktail Hour|
A Thousand Miles,
Over the Rainbow,
My Foolish Heart
Influences & Inspiration
I always loved to listen to Cleveland's 91.5 FM, so I would have to say that Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Linda Lawson, and others have had a large influence on how and what I like to sing.
I prefer access to a piano, but I have a keyboard if this is not possible.
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