CLIENT REVIEWS

CONOR N.

We hired Emma Piazza to assemble a trio and perform at our wedding, and could not be happier we did so! Emma was a joy to work with from beginning to end. My Wife and I had unique requests of both Classical and Modern tracks that Emma was able to perform beautifully. We had initially only thought to have the strings perform during the ceremony, but to our surprise the Cocktail hour was included in her rate. The Cocktail hour music was a wonderful addition and we received so many compliments. I would definitely recommend Emma if you are looking to add an extremely special and classy touch to your event. Thank you again for everything!

RICHARD E.

Emma Piazza and Will Hayes were magnificent. They played wonderfully and made our wedding truly special. My wife and I requested songs that may not have been on their list, but they learned each song prior to our wedding and performed them excellently. They were passionate in their performance. Additionally, they were very professional and approachable in the months/days prior to the wedding; always easy to contact. They were excited and happy for me and my wife and ensured our night was special. My wife and I highly recommend them.

REBECCA R.

Emma and Will were absolutely hands down one of our best vendors. Extremely accommodating and so pleasant! So happy with my choice for both of these musicians! We highly recommend them both!

JOHN L.

Emma was a delight to work with. We coordinated everything through email and she did everything we talked about. Played both contemporary and classical song choices beautifully.

HENRY P.

Emma played at our outdoor wedding, in 90 degree heat, for several hours - amazing! She was professional and responsive when we were planning over email. The music was wonderful! She was excellent at reading the mood and adapting as needed. Great work.

LEAH L.

We wanted to thank you for the elegant touch you added to our wedding day. It was stress free to work with you and to make our playlist. We loved having you play before and after our ceremony. Our guests have shared numerous compliments. Thank you again for adding a wonderful touch to our special day.

JEN E.

Emma and Will (cellist) provided live entertainment at our recent "Farm Wedding". Everything went very well; they played at the appropriate sound level for background at dinner and then thereafter. Many of the guests remarked how professional they sounded and the large repertoire they commanded. Excellent value!! We certainly will use them again.

ALEXINA J.

Emma and Will were consummate professionals. They dressed professionally, arrived on time, and  chose the perfect set list to accompany an awards ceremony at Bennington Museum - it truly brought the event to the next level. They were also very accommodating when the event had to change both date and location due to rain. Emma and Will will provide a stress free element of class to any function and are worth their weight in gold.

ANTHONY S.

Thank you and Will both so much for working with us on our wedding. Both of you did an outstanding job and we will definitely recommend you guys! We purposely didn’t tell any of the guests about the violin, and every one was pleasantly surprised. They kept speaking about you. I highly recommend you guys!

CHRIS O.

At Park McCullough Historic Governor's Mansion, we strive for elegance at each event we host. That's why we asked Emma Piazza and Will Hayes to perform during our Mother's Day brunch held in the Historic carriage barn. Their professionalism, sound and vast musical selection really elevated our event. We are looking forward to having them back for other events at the mansion this season.

LINDA S.

Emma played at our small family gathering for my mom's 90th birthday celebration and she surpassed all my expectations. She communicated with me through emails promptly, willingly accepted requests, and answered all my questions. As I had hoped, she created a series of pieces that both my parents thoroughly enjoyed as they recognized one after the other. All our family was touched as Emma created a beautiful and peaceful mood. She is a true professional with a friendly personality, and an outstanding violinist.

MIRANDA S.

We hired Emma and Will to play for my mother's 60th birthday a week before the event. It was a pleasure to listen to their talent. Emma and Will were professional and were able to capture our listening preference. We will hire them again in the future.

CYNTHIA M.

Emma played for my Valentine's Day wedding, and it was absolutely perfect! Her music set the tone for a romantic evening. It was both elegant and relaxing all at the same time. I didn't have any strong preferences for the songs she played, but she did a wonderful job mixing things up. I found myself humming along at times. I highly recommend her!

LYNN T.

Emma and Will were incredible. They were professional yet flexible as our plans changed as a result of COVID. Playing during our ceremony, cocktail reception, and first dances was everything we could have asked for. They were very easy to work with, including recommending songs for us to use. We had so many compliments from guests that joined us for our ceremony via live stream on how amazing the music sounded! We could not have been happier with our day. Thank you Emma and Will!!!

MEAGAN M.

Emma was absolutely perfect for our special day. It was a last minute decision to have her there and I honestly do not think my ceremony would have been as great without her! She is professional, able to adjust to last minute changes, and very compassionate. The only complaint is that I wasn't able to sit down and enjoy all the music before I entered! 10/10 recommend!!

RICK C.

Emma took the lead on organizing a wonder violin, guitar, cello trio. Very easy to work with, professional and wonderful musicians. Everything we could have hoped for our daughter’s wedding day.

MEREDITH K.

I recently hired Emma Piazza and Will Hayes to play music for my wedding at the Lake Placid Lodge. They were absolutely wonderful, and I highly recommend them. They regularly play together as a string duo so they play together beautifully, and the music was perfect for my wedding. They played throughout my ceremony, cocktail hour and the reception. My husband and I are so happy that we hired them. We think their music made the evening feel extra special and the whole ambiance was elevated. All of our guests also agree that Will and Emma did an amazing job. They are extremely talented and can play a wide variety of songs that range from classic to pop tunes. Additionally, they are very professional and were very easy to work with, they also helped me decide which music to play for my ceremony. I am forever grateful that Will and Emma helped make my wedding day so magical.

PAULO O.

The best of the best! We loved every minute Emma and Will spent with us! They made the wedding magical and my daughter felt like a princess. This was by far my favorite addition. I highly recommend their services!

PAGE W.

Wonderful experience working with Emma Piazza and Will Hayes. As our wedding evolved due to Covid, they happily agreed to not only play the ceremony but also to play during cocktail hour and dinner. They were a pleasure to work with and delighted our guests. Highly recommend.

FAITH A.

Omg Emma was amazing. First of all she was patient and went over time for my event. It was unforeseen my event started almost 3hrs late but she didn’t stress, she actually stayed till it was over and smiled the whole time. I am very happy I went with her. She was the highlight of my ceremony.

TOM L.

My wife and I eloped to the Adirondacks after our wedding was unfortunately cancelled due to COVID-19.  We had a beautiful chalet near Lake Placid and had a full week of hiking and relaxation – I wanted to bring a bit of wedding classiness to our setting while we dined and I was incredibly happy when I found Emma’s site.  From the start, she was VERY fast with the responses (I reached out one week prior to my desired night and was worried I waited too long but she wrote back within minutes!).  Her site has a spectacular array of songs, many of which we love and mean a lot to my wife.  Plus, Emma was nice enough to allow me 3 additional songs for her and the Cellist to learn.  One of the additional songs I sent is one I recorded and was not sure if it could be done but, VOILA, it was done!  They arrived promptly, were very very kind and happy to be there, and were very cognizant of social distancing protocol.  The performance was A+, 100%, out of this world perfection.  Emma and her cellist (whose name I forgot, sorry!) gave me a perfect half hour to set up and prepare – we had a great dinner and drinks in front while they performed each and every song I asked for – plus a couple extra to make the night more special (the game of thrones one was a highlight for us).  We drank, ate, and slow danced while they played.  Besides our actual wedding ceremony at the top of the mountain, this was the big highlight of the week for us.  Thank you so much Emma for not only your professionalism and your overwhelming talent, but your kindness in making that a night we will both never forget!  I will certainly recommend you to anybody who is up in the ADK and in need of a lovely evening!

RENEE E.

Emma was easy to coordinate and communicate with leading up to the day of the event, and was even flexible when we had to change our date due to COVID. Emma has an extensive song list which made it easy to choose from (even though she offered to learn new songs as well). The music was absolutely beautiful for our wedding ceremony, exactly what I had hoped for! I would definitely recommend Emma.

BECKY L.

Highly recommended - Emma is a very talented musician, easy going and responsive!

ANA M.

She made our anniversary a magical time. Arrived on time and play all the songs that we requested and more. I will hire her again!!!!

MARCOS M.

We hired Emma for our church’s Christmas concert. She was outstanding from start to finish, both from a personal and professional standpoint. Everyone on our team loved her and her playing and execution was flawless. We will for sure have her back at the next opportunity!

HUNTER G.

[Emma and Will] showed up early, they played late, they were incredibly professional and they were easy to work with. Their talent was astounding! They played classical, modern, pop...you name it. Could not have asked for a better duo at our wedding. Thank you for being a part of our special day!

EVAN K.

Emma was wonderful to work with from start to finish. She was always quick to respond, and answered any questions that we had along the way. With so many things to think about for the wedding, it was much appreciated that she made the process so easy! Emma came with a cellist, Will, and they were both extremely talented and excellent performers. Having the extra touch of live string music helped bring the ceremony to life. They arrived on time, and performed all the selections that we were hoping to hear for our big day. Would definitely recommend Emma for ceremony music! The quality of performance is high, and the price is very reasonable as well.

CHRISTINE N.

It was a pleasure to work with Emma. She replied to emails very quickly and she was so accommodating with my requests! Her violin playing is lovely.

MICHAEL O.

Emma was on top of communicating including asking details that would contribute to our event (dress, music taste, etc). She arrived early, played beautifully and added greatly. We and our guests were very pleased.

ENI B.

Exceptional! Emma and Will delighted the crowd for 3 hours at my wedding. Couldn't have asked for a better duo. The music was perfect for our venue and they smiled the whole time. My guests were impressed. I'd hire them in a heartbeat.

JOHN B.

Emma was such a pleasure to work with for my daughter's wedding. Very nice person. Great communication. Easy to work with. Did an outstanding job!

ALYSSA D.

Emma and her partner Will did a fantastic job playing at our wedding and played exactly how we requested!