When it comes to finding professional musicians with incredible talent, no one knows better than Beverly Kerr, professional pianist and owner of Special Notes Entertainment Agency. Beverly has been helping clients find the very best musicians for over 20 years with Special Notes – a top pick for brides when planning their wedding music! In fact, Special Notes books between 20 and 30 weddings and events on average per week for the months of May and June, so we can trust Beverly’s expertise when it comes to pairing the right musicians with your event.
What are some simple ways to cut the stress when it comes to finding and booking the perfect musicians for your wedding day? Read on for our three quick tips!
1. Go through a reputable entertainment agency.
When you contact an entertainment agency like Special Notes, you basically get a one-stop shop for all the entertainment needed at your event – such as a band for your rehearsal dinner, bagpipes for your ceremony, a string quartet for your cocktail hour, DJ for your reception, magician for the kids, and so on. An entertainment agency can help you find the most talented and reputable wedding professionals available for your event.
2. Check references!
You certainly want to make sure the musicians you choose for your wedding day have a habit of being on time, boast a solid professional background, and of course…play their instruments well! This is another pro of going through a reputable entertainment agency like Special Notes. Beverly knows what to expect from each musician prior to recommending him or her for bookings, and she has a strong musical background that ensures you can trust her opinion. Most of the musicians booked through Special Notes are on staff at colleges or participate in professional symphonies!
3. Get a list of songs the musician generally plays, and head online to listen to music samples.
Many times, these musicians will have a website that includes samples of their live performances. This may help you decide which songs you would like played for your event. If not, you can simply familiarize yourself with the songs by listening to samples elsewhere online. When booking strings through Special Notes, brides and grooms meet the musician for a consultation after receiving the sample list, so you always know what to expect at your wedding.
Beverly Kerr graduated in music from Carson-Newman College and went on to work for the Knoxville School System as a Choral Music teacher for 17 years. After leaving this position well over twenty years ago, she started Special Notes, which books top musicians from Maine to Florida for many events. Beverly has booked music for many A-List celebrities and renowned football quarterbacks, and she has personally performed for Governors and Vice Presidents of the United States as well as Lord and Ladies of England.
What are you waiting for? Take the stress out of planning your wedding music today by giving Special Notes a call at (865) 970-3429! Check out their website too, and be sure to tell Beverly that the Pink Ladies sent you!