Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill-varied events & venues. For a reception, dinner, corporate or private party, I improvise tastefully on music from the "American Songbook" by composers such as Gershwin, Ellington, McCartney, Billy Joel. I favor the styles of Erroll Garner & Oscar Peterson, for example. For a wedding or memorial, I choose appropriate classical piano repertoire.
When a venue's piano is excellent, I will use that instrument. However, I own and provide my own Yamaha keyboard and high quality sound system that replicates the timbre of a 9-foot concert grand. I love my piano and my clients do as well.
Need a sophisticated, versatile pianist for your event? You've found him!
Last week, Scott provided the music for our daughter's 50th birthday party. It was truly a pleasure to work with Scott. Weeks earlier, he even went to the venue in Durham to get the "lay of the land". We let him choose the music. His selections were perfect for a most enjoyable and memorable evening.
Thank you, Scott....a true professional....and I highly recommend him for any event.
Scott accompanied me on his piano, for songs that I wrote and we recorded in the studio. In addition to his pure talent...Scott is a true professional. He is also an absolute pleasure to work with. I would high recommend Scott and welcome the opportunity to work with him in the future.
Scott was able to provide a fantastic ambiance for my mothers 60th birthday party. He was interactive with the guests and even worked with us to allow us to sing with his music. He was very accommodating and even learned a new song for us. I meant to take a video for him but got too busy with the party. Would highly recommend him for any event! Thanks Scott.
Response from Scott Schillin, piano:
Lovely people and a terrific afternoon. I very much enjoyed playing at this festive birthday/holiday party.
This was my first time using Gig Salad and working with Scott Schillin. What a delightful and satisfying experience, all around. Scott is professional, personable, easy to work with and oh so talented. He delivered exactly what we had discussed and exceeded my expectations. My guests all commented on his music and how much they enjoyed it. I would highly recommend him and would use him for future events.
Scott Schillin made the anniversary party so festive, what a difference it made! He communicated perfectly before the event so we knew what to expect. His choice of songs was tailored to the event, and asked for input. He is an amazing pianist and a consummate professional in every way.
Response from Scott Schillin, piano:
What a festive gathering! I don't know whether they or I had more fun. I was honored and inspired to play for this appreciative audience.
We invited neighbors and friends to a celebration at our home last Saturday evening. Knowing how much I like live music, my daughter engaged Scott. He was a delight in all ways. His playing, although not intrusive,made the affair very, very special
Price Range: Reasonable, flexible. Contact for rates.
What to Expect
My goal always is to provide music for an occasion in such a way that those attending are aware that there is music but are able to converse without distraction. I watch attendees carefully while playing (as everything I perform is improvised) and listen to the noise volume in "the room." What I do is not a performance a such. It is designed to create a particular ambiance as does the food, drink, lighting, decorations, etc.
I am a "classically trained" pianist whose jazz improvisations add refinement to any social occasion. I am influenced by the sophisticated piano styling of artists such as Erroll Garner, Bill Evans, and Oscar Peterson each of whose interpretations of the popular song repertoire remain timeless.
Not only have I sustained a long performing career but I also have held important management positions in the arts including eleven years as Operations Manager of the Boston Pops.
After returning to the North Carolina Triangle after years in Boston, I quickly established myself delighting listeners through use of my versatile, state of the art Yamaha 88 key digital keyboard and sound system.
Whether providing background piano arrangements for those dining at a popular restaurant, entertaining attendees at the Chapel Hill Chamber of Commerce awards gala, presenting the sounds of the season for residents of the popular Briar Chapel community, or providing the music both for a wedding ceremony as well as the post-wedding reception at internationally known Governors Club, I always exceed the expectations of my clients eliciting enthusiasm and appreciation.
My music will enhance the ambiance of your corporate, community, or private event through my unique, tasteful, sophisticated interpretations of the "American Songbook."
Upcoming Booked Events
|May 14, 2019 • 6:00pm - 10:00pm||Corporate Event|
Past Booked Events
|February 03, 2018 • 7:30pm - 9:00pm||Birthday (Adult)|
|April 15, 2017 • 6:00pm - 8:00pm||Wedding Cocktail Hour|
|December 14, 2014||Birthday Party|
|December 10, 2014||Other|
|November 19, 2014||Studio Session|
|September 06, 2014||Anniversary Party|
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