Carla provides an artistic touch for private parties, businesses and social events. She plays an extensive repertoire of music from the 1930s to today. She can honor on-the-spot song requests, offer competitive prices, and can provide instrumental accompaniment upon request for strings, guitar and vocal.
Carla performs for counties in Western Pennsylvania and into Ohio. She has references available from area event planners and offers free demonstrations with no obligation to book.
Traditional and non-traditional music played according to a couple’s choice – available for the wedding ceremony, cocktail hour and/or reception. A variety of instrument sounds (including strings) can be chosen.
During a free, no-obligation demonstration in Carla’s private music room, couples can choose which song selections and instrumental effects are most appropriate to their ceremony, including piano, strings, a blend of piano and strings, and/or classical guitar. Other family members and friends are welcome to attend. Carla also accepts requests for special music meaningful to the couple or a loved one and can accompany a couple’s soloist in certain situations.
In addition to your ceremony music, consider welcoming guests to your reception with live piano music during the cocktail hour and dinner. Rates are competitive with local DJ services and music programs can be customized to suit a couple’s favorite romantic song selections. Also available for rehearsal dinners.
Below are a few samples of instrumentation effects available during wedding ceremonies:
Three Instrumental Variations on Canon in D (this is an example of three different sounds on my keyboard, first the piano, second string accompaniment, and third classical guitar)
Duet: Canon in D (Carla on piano and Todd on guitar – see section below for information regarding adding a second musician to your ceremony)
Duet: Trumpet Voluntary (Carla on piano and Todd on guitar – see section below for information regarding adding a second musician)
Carla’s professional keyboard provides many instrumental options to choose from. Consider further enhancing your musical entertainment (including wedding ceremonies) with the addition of a Guitarist/Vocalist. Carla McKrell regularly collaborates with other musicians, including Todd, an exceptional guitarist and vocalist, and Carla’s longtime musical partner for over 13 years. Inquire about a customized duet for your next event. Additional fees for a second musician apply.
Duet samples with Carla McKrell (piano) and her partner Todd (guitar, vocals):
“Home” (Michael Bublé) cover:
“Have I Told You Lately” (Rod Stewart) cover: