- 1. A Thousand Years
- 2. I Say a Little Prayer
- 3. Takin' It to the Streets
- 4. The Reason
- 5. A Thousand Miles
- 6. Hello
- 7. Tiny Dancer
- 8. Somewhere Only We Know
- 9. In My Life
- 10. Chasing Cars
- 11. Bridge Over Troubled Water
- 12. Ain't No Mountain High Enough
- 13. Wichita Lineman
- 14. Speechless
- 15. This Is It
- 16. Turn The Page
Scott plays all styles of music. You will find he is a solo pianist beyond the limits of workaday musicianship. From simple, clear melodies to complex, rolling waves of textured harmonies, Scott's music will make your event a cut above the rest. From music of the '60s to the most present-day, he will set a mood that makes your occasion memorable and special. He will help you be the perfect event planner!
Scott works for an African-American and an Hispanic church, and also plays for all other religions, cultures and lifestyles. Dallas/Ft. Worth is very diverse!
NEW!!! See photos for available Grand Piano for in/outdoors events for $300! Also, Mics, Speaker and Battery available for $25-50.
Scott was hired to play three hymns for my mother's memorial service in Sept 2022. I cannot say enough good things about what Scott's talent brought to the event. He is a brilliant pianist, and his rendition of the requested pieces was flawless. Scott also provided some "filler music" to add a nice ambiance as guests arrived. And after hearing during the service about how my late mother had been a beach and sun-lover, he asked my permission to play "Here Comes the Sun" by the Beatles as the guests left. It was mentioned by several attendees and helped us smile at the conclusion of a sad event.
From a practical standpoint, Scott arrived on time, set up quickly, and required no power as everything we did was graveside. Could not recommend more!
Scott was spectacular! His music made our event a great success! He communicated with me several times porior to the event to be certain the event details was well planned and well coordinated. He arrived on schedule. He was such a delightful musician to have at our event! I encourage you to hire Scott! You will not be disappointed!
Scott arrived early, was totally prepared and performed wonderfully at our event. I highly recommend him.
As Scott had another engagement he found me a great replacement. Kent played beautifully for my cocktail hour. Thanks again!
Scott was great! I really enjoyed working with him for our event. He is highly responsive, arrived early and very professional. We received numerous compliments from our colleagues during our event. Definitely plan to use him again!!
Scott was amazing immediately even before booking. He was communicative and incredibly easy to work with. On day of he was on time and played beautifully. I heard many compliments from guests and family members on how much they loved Scott's playing. Thank you Scott! Will definitely book again!
Outstanding performance and very accommodating. Highly recommended!
You can’t get any better, we had Scott play for our ceremony and he was perfect! Was perfectly on time and I was so happy with his work, he really made the day special :)
Scott arrived on time and put me at ease for my Party. He took requests from my guest and had a positive ATTITUDE.
Scott and his team were amazing... played our Christmas party and everyone loved it! Highly recommended... we will definitely book again for future events!
Scott did an amazing job at our holiday party. He's a real pro in every way: excellent music, on time, good communication before the gig and great conversation with guests while he was here. Highly recommend him!
Scott was great. I would definitely hire him again!
Response from Scott Willis:
It was a beautiful memorial. The vocalist they had me accompany was great, and they even added a last minute request for a song at the memorial that thankfully the vocalist just happened to know, which made it a wonderful special. I just learned it off of YouTube really quick and we were able to play it like we had been playing it for years--the vocalist even wants to hire me to record it with him. He sings with the Vocal Majority!
I loved hiring Scott for my wedding. He was so easy to communicate with all the way up to the day of. He played beautifully and made my ceremony so much special. Even though I was too busy to greet him and talk to him after the ceremony, he had no problems finding his area and even found me after the ceremony to congratulate me. Scott is a wonderful person and I highly recommend him!
We had Matthew for my husbands 60th birthday party in our home. He played for our cocktail hour and I gave him a song to learn to play to accompany me and he blew our socks off! All the guests were impressed and enjoyed the music!
Scott performed for our Valentine's Dinner. Weather was awful, but he still drove 90 miles from his home to our club, arrived early, played a bit longer than originally scheduled, and really set the tone for our guests to have a wonderful time. Amazing talent, and very professional performer. Thank you, Scott!
We missed not having Scott play the piano at our 2020 work Christmas Party for 180 people but he did refer a replacement. The replacement who is Matthew Babineaux was AMAZING! We will be using Matthew again in the future. Matthew was dressed with class, presented himself in a professional manner and filled the rooms with joy from the music he played. Thank you!
Scott was professional and perfect for the Wedding Ceremony at The Chapel at Chestnut Square. I’m a Wedding Coordinator and he was the right choice to book! I highly recommend him!
Music was beautiful! Scott definitely knows how to perform beautifully for weddings. I highly recommend him as your pianist.
Totally First Class with beautiful music that was matching the occasion. Perfect communication and a delight to work with.
Response from Scott Willis:
Matthew Babineaux played this event, he plays my events when I am already booked or often when he is a better match for what a client is looking for, like this one. We always try to find the best pianist for the event!
Scott’s performance was awesome. He is punctual, well organized, and extremely talented. All of our guest kept telling us how much they loved his music. I would recommend him to anyone.
I booked Scott for my wedding ceremony and he was fantastic. He plays beautifully and everyone loved it.
Great music. He was very flexible to my weddings needs. Will definitely consider booking in the future.
Scott was easy to work with and very professional. Everyone loved the music and helped the party maintain a great tempo. Thanks 🙏
Scott did a great job of reading the guests and selecting songs they wanted to hear. Scott is very personable, friendly and professional! We are already planning another event!
Scott performed on the keyboard for my sisters wedding shower and it was a hit! He played exactly what we were looking for- a mix of new and classics and was able to play all the songs we requested! Everyone enjoyed hearing him play and his music added such an elegance touch. Thank you Scott!
Matthew Babineaux, an associate of Scott’s, played our Christmas Eve Sing-A-Long. It is a low key and casual event and we were a little unorganized this year, but Matthew was incredible. He rolled with our requests and technical challenges with grace and ease. He was the star (as he should have been) of the night. Immensely talented and equally kind. Hopefully we can have him back year after year!
Response from Scott Willis:
Matthew Babineaux plays for me a lot, whenever I have two or more bookings on the same day. He is amazing! We began working together when he was a 14-year-old sax player at my church. He played the Grammys at age 18, graduated from one of the top three jazz universities on a full ride scholarship, has already played with many jazz greats in NY and LA, and does many more styles and instruments than just jazz. He is a true child prodigy and genius--words that are often over-used:)
As always Scott never fails to OVER DELIVER! His playing is unparalleled and he is highly entertaining. My guests loved the variety of contemporary music interwoven with Christmas tunes and everyone loved the sound of piano music filling the house. He arrived early and stayed late and was charming and delightful to work with. He interacted well with everyone and was professionally dressed and I just can't say enough good things about him. I would highly recommend him for your next function. We are already going to re-book him for a 3rd year!
Visited with our guests afterwards and was very flexible with the arrangements.
Scott was great at our wedding ceremony!
Scott was just what we desired for our Birthday Celebration cocktail party. Selection was appropriate for the occasion.
Scott did a great job at our event. His music was a hit with everyone. We will definitely have him back.
We thoroughly enjoyed having Scott play for our family birthday party. He was great!
So glad I got Scott to play for my ceremony and I highly recommend him.
Scott is a true professional and wonderful pianist. His music sounded amazing and everyone at our party enjoyed his playing. He made the welcome reception for our son's wedding more special!
Scott is super talented, very focused, and he was essential in creating romantic environment for a special event, and really he was perfect person for the occasion!! Thank you Scott!!
He was a great addition to our residential Christmas charity benefit. The guests loved him and his portfolio was great!
I loved! I highly recommend it for any event, friendly and professional service.
Scott played all the music for our wedding ceremony. He did a wonderful job.
We opted to use the grand piano shell that he has. It makes his keyboard look like a baby grand piano. It is incredible and cost effective.
I had originally planned to have a Scott play the accompaniment as I walked down the aisle. My vocalist did not show up and Scott saved the day.
Thank You So Much, Scott!
Played for my husband's birthday party. Was very professional, easy to work with, and great musician!
We hired Scott to play some background piano music during my parents' anniversary party held in their home. The music was lovely and added such a nice touch to the event. Scott was so accommodating and pleasant. He really has a large repetoire of music styles he can play. Also, he was able to quickly switch to softer music when the room got more crowded. We were all so impressed with him. He was punctual and professional. I would definitely use him again and highly recommend him to others.
Scott is awesome !!
An excellent musician without an ego. The music was fun. And Moody Blues on piano was killer. Everyone enjoyed Scott.
Scott played at my wedding ceremony May 27th 2017, and it was absolutely beautiful! My husband and I would definitely recommend him for any event. We got so many compliments on how great Scott was. Thank you Scott for adding that extra sparkle to my wedding.
We hired Scott to play for a Valentine's dinner party with friends. He was the hit of our party. His music got the whole room up off their feet and dancing. The range of music he can play is amazing.
I would recommend him to anyone looking for a superb pianist.
Scott was punctual and performed exactly as requested. He provided the perfect amount of mixed music at the appropriate volume coinciding with the number of attendees and the level of their conversations and fluctuations in movement. Outstanding! Would, and will, request his exceptional keyboard skills in the future, and, highly recommend Scott to everyone seeking the same.
Scott was great. We got lots of comments at our Christmas party about how nice it was to have a piano player.
He showed up early , set up and played absolutely beautifully. His piano is gorgeous when he brings it's extra pieces! So happy with his performance and devotion.
Scott played at our wedding in Dallas, TX, on Sept 17, 2016, and was excellent. I accepted his bid a few months before the wedding. He arrived early, warmed up, and started the program exactly on time. We had a time when he had to go off the planned program, and didn't miss a beat. Several of the guests mentioned what a good player he was and how they liked the songs. He was easy to work with all the time and was accommodating. He knows a lot of songs. I would hire him again and recommend him.
Response from Scott Willis:
Thank you so much for the great, thorough and detailed review! What a blessing! I hope you have a wonderful honeymoon in Galveston and a blessed marriage for years to come.
Great Job! Scott learned the tune and was quite prepared when he arrived. Very professional and knowledgeable. Session work was absolutely solid. Highly recommend.
The Irish America Society hired Scott to play for our annual Halloween party.
Scott really livened up the party. He played every request that we asked for and had the whole room singing along. Then he played a few Irish old time songs for the sentimental ones. It was a huge success. Everybody wants him back for next year. Thank you Scott.
Scott was awesome!!!
Scott did a great job. Thank you!
Scott willis played at our wedding about a week ago and he did an amazing job. His rate was fair and he provided all the equipment needed for a reasonable price. Would absolutely recommend Scott for anyone needing a piano player for their ceremony and/or reception
Response from Scott Willis:
Thank you so much for the great review! You are awesome! Your husband seems really wonderful also! You guys have a beautiful life together, I hope that as you both grow closer to God you will continue to grow closer to one another.
Scott Willis has such talent! He promptly reached out to me within a day of being on GigSalad, and replied back to all my emails and texts prior to my event being held, up till the day of. I had a specific request for French music, as I was hosting a French themed dinner. Scott did his research and brought us wonderful selections. He was on time, set up quickly, interacted with my guests, was very friendly and blended very well with my guests. Everyone loved him! He was a wonderful find on GigSalad, and I am so glad I was able to have him come to my dinner event!
Scott's playing was absolutely perfect at our wedding ceremony! Before our big day, he was very communicative with what exactly we wanted and was even very willing to play some songs from several Studio Ghibli movies we wanted to use during the ceremony, which turned out flawless despite only giving him youtube videos for reference. Very accommodating, very professional and sent a sweet congratulations to us after our wedding day. Definitely recommend him!
Price Range: $100 and up
Gig Length: 60 - 240 minutes
Languages: English, Spanish
Phone Number: Call
Scott began playing professionally in 1978. His professional experience and background include live performance and studio work. He has recorded albums and projects for major and indie labels, CMTV videos, ABC Sports, Warner Bros Discos (Latino), television personalities, political campaigns, TV commercials, jingles, and performed for large venues. He has a background in Rock, Pop, Country, New Age, Ambient, Worship, Gospel, R&B, Soul, Funk, Blues, Boogie, Jazz, and Broadway.
Scott is currently a keyboardist for a mostly African-American church where he has served since 2007. He also plays for an Hispanic church, and even speaks Spanish (albeit slowly!).
Scott also plays for all other religions, cultures and lifestyles. Dallas/Ft.Worth is very diverse!
Let Scott help you make your party, wedding, cocktail hour, reception, convention, corporate event, funeral, memorial or celebration a success by bringing something beyond the ordinary. You'll find him very easy to work with, and his outgoing personality will make your guests feel welcome and at home. He will help you be the perfect event planner and host!
Upcoming Booked Events
|October 15, 2022 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|November 13, 2022 • 10:00am - 11:30am||Surprise|
|November 17, 2022 • 5:00pm - 8:00pm||Corporate Event|
|December 09, 2022 • 5:30pm - 10:30pm||Christmas Party|
|May 26, 2023 • 5:30pm - 6:30pm||Wedding Cocktail Hour|
Past Booked Events
|October 01, 2022 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|September 24, 2022 • 10:30am - 1:30pm||Nonprofit Event|
|September 23, 2022 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Concert|
|September 22, 2022 • 3:00pm - 3:30pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|September 03, 2022 • 6:00pm - 7:30pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|August 08, 2022 • 3:00pm - 6:00pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|July 30, 2022 • 6:30pm - 7:30pm||Birthday Party|
|June 25, 2022 • 6:00pm - 6:45pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|June 16, 2022 • 5:00pm - 7:00pm||Corporate Event|
|May 12, 2022 • 6:30pm - 7:30pm||Cocktail Party|
|April 19, 2022 • 10:00am - 11:00am||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|March 20, 2022 • 5:30pm - 6:30pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|March 12, 2022 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm||Wedding Cocktail Hour|
|March 05, 2022 • 5:30pm - 6:30pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|February 02, 2022 • 6:00pm - 7:00pm||Cocktail Party|
|February 01, 2022 • 6:00pm - 7:00pm||Cocktail Party|
|January 24, 2022 • 2:30pm - 4:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|December 23, 2021 • 7:00pm - 9:00pm||Cocktail Party|
|December 19, 2021 • 4:00pm - 6:00pm||Christmas Party|
|December 18, 2021 • 6:30pm - 9:00pm||Cocktail Party|
|December 16, 2021 • 6:30pm - 8:30pm||Christmas Party|
|December 15, 2021 • 7:00pm - 8:30pm||Christmas Party|
|December 11, 2021 • 7:00pm - 9:30pm||Christmas Party|
|November 27, 2021 • 7:00pm - 9:00pm||Christmas Party|
|November 20, 2021 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|October 30, 2021 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|July 03, 2021 • 9:00pm - 10:00pm||Wedding Reception|
|June 13, 2021 • 6:30pm - 7:30pm||Wedding Cocktail Hour|
|May 26, 2021 • 1:00pm - 3:00pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|May 15, 2021 • 10:30am - 11:30am||Wedding Ceremony|
|May 04, 2021 • 7:30pm - 8:30pm||Retirement Community Event|
|April 24, 2021 • 7:30pm - 8:30pm||Birthday Party|
|April 10, 2021 • 6:00pm - 7:00pm||Cocktail Party|
|April 08, 2021 • 2:00pm - 2:45pm||Cocktail Party|
|March 26, 2021 • 6:00pm - 9:00pm||Restaurant/Bar Event|
|February 14, 2021 • 5:30pm - 8:00pm||Dinner Party|
|January 16, 2021 • 7:00pm - 11:00pm||Cocktail Party|
|December 12, 2020 • 7:30pm - 9:30pm||Birthday Party|
|December 11, 2020 • 6:30pm - 8:30pm||Cocktail Party|
|December 04, 2020 • 5:30pm - 6:30pm||Birthday Party|
|November 21, 2020 • 12:30pm - 2:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|November 06, 2020 • 6:00pm - 7:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|October 24, 2020 • 6:00pm - 8:00pm||Birthday Party|
|October 24, 2020 • 6:00pm - 7:30pm||Wedding Cocktail Hour|
|September 26, 2020 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm||Wedding Reception|
|September 11, 2020 • 6:00pm - 8:00pm||Dinner Party|
|September 10, 2020 • 5:00pm - 5:45pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|July 09, 2020 • 6:00pm - 7:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|May 23, 2020 • 7:30pm - 10:30pm||Cocktail Party|
|May 01, 2020 • 5:00pm - 8:00pm||Cocktail Party|
|February 17, 2020 • 6:00pm - 9:00pm||House Party|
|February 10, 2020 • 2:30pm - 4:00pm||Cocktail Party|
|February 08, 2020 • 7:30pm - 9:30pm||Birthday Party|
|January 11, 2020 • 7:30pm - 9:30pm||Cocktail Party|
|December 24, 2019 • 6:00pm - 7:00pm||Christmas Party|
|December 07, 2019 • 6:30pm - 10:00pm||Christmas Party|
|December 05, 2019 • 2:00pm - 4:00pm||Christmas Party|
|November 16, 2019 • 10:00am - 10:30am||Wedding Ceremony|
|October 27, 2019 • 5:30pm - 7:30pm||Birthday Party|
|September 14, 2019 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Cocktail Party|
|August 31, 2019 • 3:00pm - 5:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|August 16, 2019 • 7:00pm - 10:00pm||Birthday Party|
|May 23, 2019 • 5:00pm - 6:30pm||Birthday Party|
|April 27, 2019 • 6:00pm - 6:45pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|March 29, 2019 • 4:00pm - 6:00pm||Corporate Event|
|March 22, 2019 • 6:00pm - 9:30pm||Rehearsal Dinner|
|December 09, 2018 • 8:30pm - 9:30pm||Birthday Party|
|December 08, 2018 • 6:30pm - 8:30pm||Christmas Party|
|November 30, 2018 • 7:00pm - 9:00pm||Fundraiser|
|October 20, 2018 • 6:00pm - 8:00pm||Dinner Party|
|October 13, 2018 • 6:00pm - 9:00pm||Teen's Birthday Party|
|August 18, 2018 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|July 21, 2018 • 6:00pm - 6:45pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|June 24, 2018 • 5:30pm - 6:30pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|April 05, 2018 • 4:00pm - 6:00pm||Corporate Event|
|December 23, 2017 • 3:00pm - 5:00pm||Christmas Party|
|December 22, 2017 • 6:00pm - 7:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|December 20, 2017 • 6:00pm - 8:00pm||Christmas Party|
|December 16, 2017 • 7:30pm - 10:30pm||Cocktail Party|
|November 24, 2017 • 5:30pm - 8:00pm||Reunion|
|November 19, 2017 • 1:30pm - 3:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|October 07, 2017 • 6:00pm - 7:00pm||Birthday (Adult)|
|September 09, 2017 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|July 07, 2017 • 7:00pm - 10:00pm||Anniversary Party|
|June 30, 2017 • 6:30pm - 8:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|June 17, 2017 • 6:00pm - 10:00pm||Wedding Reception|
|June 03, 2017 • 7:00pm - 9:30pm||Cocktail Party|
|May 27, 2017 • 7:30pm - 8:30pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|April 18, 2017 • 12:00pm - 5:00pm||Convention/Trade Show|
|March 26, 2017 • 5:30pm - 7:00pm||Wedding Reception|
|February 18, 2017 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Dinner Party|
|January 19, 2017 • 6:30pm - 7:30pm||Corporate Event|
|December 31, 2016 • 2:00pm - 5:30pm||Wedding Reception|
|December 23, 2016 • 7:00pm - 10:00pm||Holiday Party (Christmas)|
|December 11, 2016 • 3:00pm - 7:00pm||Wedding Reception|
|November 08, 2016 • 6:00pm - 7:00pm||Dinner Party|
|June 11, 2016 • 5:00pm - 8:30pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|May 18, 2016 • 7:30pm - 9:00pm||Studio Session|
|April 09, 2016||Wedding Ceremony|
|February 27, 2016||Wedding Engagement|
|December 24, 2015||Holiday Party (Christmas)|
|October 31, 2015||Holiday Party (Halloween)|
|October 17, 2015||Birthday (Adult)|
|October 09, 2015||Cocktail Party|
|October 03, 2015||Religious Celebration|
|September 12, 2015||Birthday (Adult)|
|September 06, 2015||Wedding Cocktail Hour|
|August 28, 2015||House Party|
|August 15, 2015||Wedding Ceremony|
|May 17, 2015||Wedding Ceremony|
I have an extensive list, and I specialize in tailor-fitting my songs and styles to your event. Just let me know what you might like so that I can come prepared to best suit your needs.
Influences & Inspiration
Bruce Hornsby, Elton John, Billy Joel, Carol King, James Taylor, Jim Croce, Stevie Wonder, Billy Preston, George Winston, Christopher O'Riley, Dr. John, Tori Amos, Diana Krall, Sarah McLachlan, Vanessa Carlton, Regina Spektor, Five For Fighting, The Fray, The Beatles, and many more...
I travel with my own piano if needed. It is included in my price.
I have a battery for when there is no electricity available for $25
See photos for my optional Grand Piano Shell for $250 (I have to only one available in Dallas Ft. Worth, compare to the standard $1200), and speakers and wireless mics for $25 each.