Carla McKrell | Contact Carla McKrell, Pianist in Beaver County, PA
Need live piano music for weddings or special events? Schedule a free music demonstration with Carla McKrell. Based in Monaca, PA with travel across western Pennsylvania.
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Contact Carla McKrell

Carla McKrell wedding piano Pittsburgh PA

Learn more about Carla’s piano services and schedule your free music consultation today!


Carla Marie McKrell

(814) 450-3985

Clients and guests describe Carla as an easy vendor to work with and frequently praise her reliability, professionalism, affordability and genuine desire to make each event memorable. Below are a few testimonials from recent clients. Additional references are available from local event planners. Carla is based in Monaca, PA and serves a range of locations in Beaver County, Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania.


Mark DeNuzzio, Wedding Officiant

“As a wedding officiant, I’ve had the tremendous pleasure of not only working with Carla, but of hearing her play. Please know I am not overstating things when I say her abilities on the piano are exquisite. She has a lovely light touch on the keys that evokes just the right amount of emotion from every note. Her talents go beyond being a responsive and emotive ceremony musician, though. Her cocktail repertoire sets the tone perfectly; whether you’re looking for classy background music or an energetic way to get that party started. And as a DJ? What a value! She brings that same care and attention in her live music to her selection of popular tracks to keep your evening rolling without a hitch. There is no pianist with whom I would rather work a wedding than Carla McKrell. Speak with her as soon as you can and then book her for your big day!”

Andrea, (Bride, Sept 2023 – Phipps Conservatory)

My husband and I can’t thank Carla enough for everything she did to make our wedding perfect. When I initially contacted Carla regarding her services, she offered to have my husband and I out to her home where she could demo what songs would sound like for the wedding. I thought that was above and beyond that she offered something like this, so we took her up on the offer. She asked us what we wanted in terms of music and gave some excellent advice to help fill in any kind of gaps we had. A few weeks before the wedding, she contacted us again to ensure that the music notes and components were all correct and made changes on her end to reflect any changes we made on ours during our planning process. She even had several conversations with our officiant to ensure that all of us were on the same page. We received several compliments during and after the wedding as to how great Carla was in providing her musical services. She is a truly talented individual and I strongly recommend having her be a part of your wedding (or event of your choosing) as well. You won’t regret it! Thank you, Carla, for helping make our day so special! 

Mike Lotz, Great Lakes Entertainment

“I have been sending Pianist Carla McKrell to gigs for more than 30 years…She has performed at weddings, high-class clubs, nursing facilities, and private parties as well as many many other engagements. In all those years, I have received excellent reports from these clients as to professionalism, skill and adaptiveness and requests for repeat engagements. Carla is a treat to work with and has never let me down; she is my first call for many events.”

Phipps Conservatory

“If you are seeking a hands-on and detail-oriented planning experience for your musical stylings, Carla McKrell is the musician for you! Carla has participated in numerous Phipps Pop-Up Wedding days, and she has always been professional and easy to work with. She goes above and beyond for her clients and truly cares about the quality of her performances. Thank you, Carla, for being an ongoing supporter of Phipps Conservatory!”

Leah Piroli

“Carla plays live music on her piano and also provides DJ services. She can play almost any music that you want and she’s up-to-date on everything. Everyone at the wedding had a great time and danced and even commented on how good she was. She is very professional and a great asset to any occasion you will not be sorry! I recommend her highly.”

Lizzy Conrad

“I reached out to Carla to play at my sister’s wedding. I highly recommend her. She is so sweet, thoughtful and extremely talented. She is super accommodating and goes above and beyond for her clients. My sister had a smaller wedding due to the pandemic. Carla made sure it was still special for her. She took pictures throughout the wedding and sent them to me. She announced them coming in and she even took requests. She is such a lovely person and I would definitely hire her again.”

Dr. Catherine Conway

Carla came all the way to central NY to play for our wedding.  She spent ample time helping me pick songs that were just right for my ceremony.  When she found out that our ceremony would be in held a park without electricity, she researched the most efficient and quiet generator to rent.  During our ceremony, you had no idea we had any generator running at all. The music was beautiful.

Katie Grocott Fortner

“We had Carla perform at our ceremony this past Saturday, 10/6/2018, at the Merrick Art Gallery. She was so great and amazing to work with. She communicated with me throughout the months leading up. I was able to meet with her a few times, listen to music and pick my songs. We didn’t use the traditional bridal march music. She was so very helpful to me and I couldn’t have asked for more… I would definitely recommend Carla to anyone and everyone who is looking for piano services. She was absolutely amazing to work with. I enjoyed all of our phone conversations and I’m so thankful I booked her. You cannot and will not go wrong with her services. Thank you for everything!!!!

Kathy Tracy Bingle

“The 2nd Annual Grove Cemetery Wine and Cheese Event held at the Merrick Art Gallery on Sept. 29, 2018 was a wonderful evening thanks in part to having Carla McKrell entertain with her piano music. Not only is Carla a lovely person but a very talented musician with a wide repertoire of music. Thank you Carla for sharing your talents with us and making the evening a great success!

Passavant Hospital Foundation

Passavant Hospital Foundation has been blessed over the past two years to have Carla Marie McKrell share her gift of talented piano playing and entertainment with our donors at the Foundation’s annual Legacy of Caring Gala fundraiser.  We are very impressed by the level of quality and professionalism of Mrs. McKrell; she has exceeded our expectations in every respect.  We highly recommend, as we did, that you book Carla Marie McKrell at your next fundraising, social or networking event.

Jack & Cindy Carey

“We were blessed to have Carla share her talents on the keyboard at our wedding reception luncheon. She has a wide repertoire and she learned new songs for us. Carla was so accommodating, professional and personable. Her music help make our event so enjoyable. We look forward to her performing for other occasions in our future.

Matt & Erin

“Carla was able to take on all our varied requests for the wedding. Her playing was eloquent and we were thrilled with how the songs turned out. She was also very responsive and easy to work with. She made the preparation much easier and when the wedding day came, she delivered exactly what we were looking for.”

Jeffrey J. Lawson, CCM at Erie Club – Erie, PA

“Carla has been providing entertainment for the Erie Club throughout my tenure as General Manager (15 plus years). She will always have a home here due to her talent and professionalism. She is also great to work with from a facility’s standpoint by being conscious of our needs. For these reasons and more I would recommend her to you without reservation.”

Dennis Lagan at The Firm of Dennis Lagan and Associates

“Carla McKrell has played the piano at our company holiday party for 21 years. Her friendliness and ability to mix well with others make her a great addition to any event. She also provided the music at my daughter’s recent wedding reception and I heard many favorable remarks from those in attendance.”