Weddings

I began playing piano for weddings when I was in high school and over the years my repertoire has grown to include music in the genres of classical, hymns, folk, swing, Broadway, and today’s popular hits. I enjoy working with a bride and groom to compile a musical package that best fits their personal wedding style.  I love taking a couple’s favorite songs and arranging them for solo piano to make their wedding extra special.

For a typical wedding ceremony, I will…

  • Attend and participate in the wedding rehearsal.
  • Prepare a 30 min. prelude to play as guests are seated for the wedding ceremony.
  • Perform the Processional and Entrance of the Bride music.
  • Accompany or play for ceremony music.
  • Perform the Recessional.
  • Prepare a postlude that will last until the guests have departed from the ceremony location.

Besides weddings, I also have experience playing for restaurants, banquets, dinner parties, and art centers. Whether your event is large or small, I will do my best to  create a warm and inviting atmosphere with my piano music.

Rates vary according to event and location.  Contact me at sarahcarlson@gmail.com for an estimate specific to your event.    For venues that don’t have a suitable instrument, I can bring my own high-quality 88-key electric keyboard.


BROADWAY/MOVIE

All I Ask of You (Phantom of the Opera)

Almost Like Being in Love (“Brigadoon”)

Anne’s Theme (“Anne of Green Gables”)

Ashokan Farewell (PBS Series “The Civil War”)

As Time Goes By (“Casablanca”)

Beauty and the Beast (Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast.”)

Colors of the Wind (Disney’s “Pocahontas”)

(A) Dream is a Wish your Heart Makes (“Cinderella.”)

God Help the Outcasts (“The Hunchback of Notre Dame”)

Heart (“Damn Yankees”)

If I Loved You (“Carousel”)

I’ll Follow My Secret Heart (“Conversation Piece”)

Love Story Theme (“Love Story”)

Mary’s Theme (“Lincoln”)

Memory (“Cats”)

Moon River (“Breakfast at Tiffany’s”)

My Funny Valentine (“Babes In Arms”)

Little Girl (“The Sting”)

On My Own (Les Miserables)

On a Clear Day (“On a Clear Day You Can See Forever”)

On the Street Where You Live (“My Fair Lady”)

Over the Rainbow (“The Wizard of Oz”)

Romeo and Juliet Love Theme (“Romeo and Juliet”)

Send in the Clowns (“A Little Night Music”)

Schindler’s List (“Schindler’s List”)

Some Enchanted Evening (“South Pacific”)

Someone to Watch Over Me (“Oh, Kay”)

Smoke Gets In Your Eyes (“Roberta”)

Suicide Is Painless (“Mash”)

Through the Eyes of Love (Theme from “Ice Castles”)

Tonight (“West Side Story”)

Try to Remember (“The Fantasticks”)

(The) Wind Beneath My Wings (“Beaches”)

Unchained Melody (“Unchained”)

What Kind of Fool am I? (“Stop the World “)

You’ll Never Walk Alone Again (“Carousel”)

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