I was fourteen when I first played music for a wedding ceremony, when my father remarried. I still remember the lovely suspension of time and space as the wedding party processed, and the arc of music progressing from spacious and slow to embellished and spirited.

It is an honor to create music for celebrations, to weave together the various elements of an event. I find it exceptionally magical the ways in which music inspires us, reaches us in ways that words cannot, and fills us with a sense of connection, joy, reverence or understanding.

I have been performing for parties, weddings, funerals, ministerial ordinations, conferences, and other events since 1995. I play piano, organ, and accordion, and am connected to a broad network of other musicians with whom I collaborate. My repertoire is diverse; I am classically trained, and also play jazz, folk, pop, and Argentine tango music.

For wedding ceremonies, I am delighted to play traditional selections—Pachelbel’s Canon, Schubert’s Ave Maria, or Here Comes the Bride, which has a lovely text in it’s original German—as well as less traditional songs. Engaged couples have asked me to play The Cure, Bill Withers, Coldplay, Louis Armstrong, and songs from the Muppet Movie and the Amelie soundtrack. It’s all good!

I would be delighted to provide music for your next event. Please contact me to discuss details.

testimonials

Planning our youngest daughter's wedding music with Lia turned out to be an easy and pleasurable moment for us. Not only did Lia suggest the appropriate music, but she also listened to what we and our daughter wanted to convey from the ceremony. We were very happy with Lia's performance at the wedding ceremony as she so beautifully set the mood for the event. We would strongly recommend her to anyone planning the music for a wedding ceremony as she makes it look so simple and stress-free.
Pat & Linda Roberto
parents of the bride
Thank you so much for your beautiful playing. It must have been difficult rearranging the songs on the eve of the wedding, but everything went seamlessly. It was so much more than I expected. Thank you for your patience and achieving the perfect arrangements with the barest of instructions.
Patricia DeCuir
mother of the bride