Professional Wedding Music Planning and Performance for Greater Nashville

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"It's all about the bride!"

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WEDDING MUSIC SPECIALIST
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James Arthur Weinberg, BMus, MME

Organist, Pianist and Contractor

Music Director, Holy Cross Anglican Church, Franklin
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On the list of approved organists for Wightman Chapel at the Scarritt-Bennett Center
Wightman Chapel



BCA 2010

RATES for KEYBOARD SERVICES:
Planning Session $100
Rehearsal $150
Ceremony $300
Reception $100/hour (2 hour min.)

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or phonephone 615-268-2296

MUSIC SELECTION:

For ceremonies, there are hundreds of pieces available. Generally during the prelude I play light classical works at the piano and switch to the organ for either the bridesmaids or the bride's entrance. Some brides want the standard Wagner and Mendelssohn, but there are many alternatives. I cater to whatever the client wants. For example, I've played "A Groovy Kind of Love" by Phil Collins and "Have a Little Faith in Me" by John Hiatt for bridal marches (from the piano) and both worked very well. I have also played with harp, strings, bagpipes, trumpet, etc. and can subcontract any of these players. I am also happy to accompany singers, which is included in the package you hire me for.

For receptions, I can play nearly anything that's published* including George Winston and other "New Age" style pianists. I take any requests and only ask that you give me enough advance notice to practice if it's not in my repertoire. Being a full-time music teacher, I don't have everything memorized and use sheet music when playing for an hour or more. I have a large collection of popular songs from early jazz (Big Band Era) to the present and every decade in between. If you just want to leave the choices up to me, I will select my favorite soft rock pieces, light jazz, love songs, movie themes, country ballads, etc.

Since I don't have a CD, I can meet with you and your fiance (at no charge) at my church to help you decide if I'm the right person for your needs. After being hired, and retained by your deposit, all planning is included as part of the quoted package. I can share sound files and provide a form for creating your program. Most of the selection process can be done listening online, but if you want a separate consultation session (up to an hour) to audition pieces and write the program, that incurs an additional fee.

*I do not perform concert-level works. The wedding ceremony is not a concert venue. For this, you will need to hire a concert artist and pay around $3,000.

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