Live piano music enhances the atmosphere of any special event. I would love the opportunity to provide the music for your special day. I am a pianist with 25 years of experience playing classical and modern repertoire. I have accompanied vocalists, instrumentalists, choirs, and am also currently a church organist.
Wedding services include consultation, rehearsal, prelude, ceremony music, and postlude. I am also available for cocktail hour, reception music, holiday parties, or other events. General accompanying services are also available, for music competitions, vocalists, etc.
I am based in Lees Summit but will travel anywhere in the Kansas City metro area.
I'm so thankful to have found Rachel to play at my wedding! She played beautifully, knew exactly where to queue the music, and was able to adjust timing on the fly when the actual event went differently than the rehearsal. Speaking of rehearsal, she offered to attend the rehearsal the day before too! I was nervous to book through GigSalad, as I had never heard of it before, but it was easy and I could not have asked for a better outcome. All around a 5 star experience!
Response from Rachel Sargent, Wedding Pianist:
Thank you so much for the review, Megan! It was a beautiful wedding!
Thank you Rachel for doing a wonderful job playing piano at my sisters wedding! There were many who complimented your music at the wedding and my sister appreciated the large selection of music you offerred to choose from. Highly recommended- friendly, professional, & talented!
Response from Rachel Sargent, Wedding Pianist:
Thank you for the lovely review, April! I so enjoyed being a part of the wedding!
Did an amazing job for us! Not only did her music sound amazing but she was punctual and very professional. We greatly appreciate your time with us Rachel!
Very pleasant young woman. Everything went as expected. We may set her location in the room differently next time so we can hear her playing better.
Rachel played Christmas music for our 2016 Annual Christmas Dinner. She is an outstanding artist. Her talent created an extra "touch of class" for our event. She received many compliments from those in attendance. We highly recommend her and hope to use her again.
The Villas Of Leawood Board Of Directors.
Thank you for your talents! It was the perfect amount of background sound. Pleasant and entertaining.
Hi, we found Rachel Sargent on gig salad to play piano for our wedding ceremony. This was our first time using gig salad, and the whole process went great. Rachel was responsive to our initial inquiry. She gave us concrete information about what she had to offer as well as specific pricing for a quote. This was particularly helpful for us because we were planning from out of town.
After we accepted her proposal, Rachel followed up with information about music for the service. She was great about giving some general guidance but leaving room for specific preferences we had for the event. Finally at the event itself, she was both professional and personable. All the things you expect: she showed up, she was prepared, she made the experience more meaningful rather than being something we had to worry about. On top of that, she was great with kids. We had some children carry flowers, and they were late arriving for the rehearsal because their family also was coming in from out of town. Rachel handled everything in stride and not only didn't say anything to them about it being a problem but made sure they felt welcome after a long car ride.
We would happily contact Rachel again for future engagements.
Rachel Sargent played the piano for my parents' 65th wedding anniversary gathering. She played a perfect mixture of classical and popular music. She knew the appropriate volume given the type of event.
Price Range: $75-250
My Services and Rates:
Wedding Ceremony Package for $250 includes:
Prelude Music while guests are seated, 30 minutes
Wedding Party Entrance
Ceremony music (unity candle,vocal accompaniment, etc.)
Recessional for the Wedding Party
Postlude Music while guests exit, 15 minutes
Cocktail Hour, Reception, Events: $75 for 1st hour, $50 for each additional
Partial Song List of Ceremony/Prelude/Postlude/Sacred Songs:
Air On The G String (Bach)
Allegro Maestoso, from "Water Music", (Handel)
Ave Maria (Bach and Schubert)
Ave Verum (Jesu, Word Of God Incarnate) (Mozart)
Bist Du Bei Mir (You Are With Me) (Bach)
Bridal Chorus From "Lohengrin", (Wagner)
Canon In D (Pachelbel)
Caro Mio Ben (Giordani)
Cavalleria Rusticana (Mascagni)
Dance Of The Spirits (Gluck)
Entreat Me Not To Leave Thee (Song Of Ruth), (Gounod)
Gabriel's Oboe, (Morricone)
Highland Cathedral (Korb and Roever)
Jesu, Joy Of Man's Desiring (Bach)
Largo from Piano Concerto in F minor (Bach)
Largo from Xerxes (Handel)
Laudate Dominum (Mozart)
The Lord's Prayer, (Albert Hay Malotte)
Meditation, (Jules Massenet)
Minuet from String Quartet (Bocherini)
My Heart Ever Faithful, (Bach)
Ode To Joy (Beethoven)
Panis Angelicus (O Lord Most Holy) (Franck)
Sheep May Safely Graze (Bach)
Trumpet Tune (Purcell)
Trumpet Voluntary, (Jeremiah Clarke)
Wedding March (Bridal Chorus) (Mendelssohn)
Wedding Prayer, (Fern Glasgow Dunlap)
Wedding Processional From "The Sound Of Music", (Hammerstein, Rodgers)
Where E'er You Walk (Handel)
I also have a large assortment of popular love songs, broadway, american standards from the 30's and 40's, christian love songs, and new age music.
Additional Booking Notes
If the venue does not have a piano available, I can bring my digital piano for an additional $25 equipment fee.
Upcoming Booked Events
|June 29, 2019 • 5:30pm - 6:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
Past Booked Events
|December 15, 2018 • 1:30pm - 2:30pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|November 17, 2018 • 12:30pm - 2:30pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|February 14, 2018 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm||Dinner Party|
|December 24, 2017 • 6:30pm - 7:30pm||Christmas Party|
|December 22, 2017 • 7:00pm - 9:00pm||Christmas Party|
|July 01, 2017 • 3:00pm - 4:30pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|March 31, 2017 • 1:30pm - 3:30pm||Birthday (Adult)|
|January 31, 2017 • 6:00pm - 9:00pm||Corporate Event|
|December 31, 2016 • 5:00pm - 8:30pm||Holiday Party (New Year)|
|December 22, 2016 • 12:00pm - 2:00pm||Corporate Event|
|December 09, 2016 • 6:00pm - 8:00pm||Holiday Party (Christmas)|
|December 03, 2016 • 6:00pm - 10:00pm||Corporate Event|
|September 03, 2016 • 6:00pm - 8:00pm||Dinner Party|
|July 03, 2016 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|May 21, 2016 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|February 14, 2016||Wedding Ceremony|
|December 18, 2015 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Holiday Party|
|December 12, 2015||Holiday Party (Christmas)|
|November 21, 2015 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Wedding|
|November 21, 2015||Cocktail Party|
|November 13, 2015||Cocktail Party|
|July 05, 2014||Wedding Ceremony|
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