Dustin Callahan

Piano from Fallbrook, CA - Will travel up to 300 miles
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About
Versatile and Highly-Skilled...

Dustin Callahan has performed extensively throughout California as a solo artist presenting standard classical literature and original works, as an accompanist for vocalists, and in chamber ensembles.

As a pianist for parties and events he has performed for weddings, receptions, Christmas parties, cocktail parties and everything in between, even funerals. He plays a wide variety of background music and has performed for several dozen secular and traditional weddings throughout California in recent years.

Dustin is very familiar with the Catholic wedding ceremony, having performed as both pianist and organist for several weddings at the Mission Church at Santa Clara University in California and surrounding areas. He is currently a teacher of applied music and a collaborative pianist for the Marymount California University Choir. With undergraduate degrees in piano performance and composition, Dustin has a Masters of Music in Composition from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music.

Dustin can perform anything from Classical (Chopin, Debussy, Beethoven etc.) to Broadway classics, wedding classics like Schubert's Ave Maria, light jazz and Sinatra, and current pop standards. Upon request, Dustin can also perform any number of his original neo-romantic compositions for piano.

Additional musicians (violin, cello, flute, voice, viola) and instrumentation can be added or modified to perfectly match your entertainment needs.

Upon booking, Dustin will accommodate every last request and learn any song you desire, making your special day even more special.

On some occasions a piano may not be available at the venue; or, perhaps you would like to have music for an outside reception or party. Rest assured, his portable full-sized keyboard features rich acoustic piano sounds that are sure to impress. He also uses a 300 watt full-size keyboard PA with sonic enhancement. Samples are available in the Media section of this site.

Since 2010, he has booked over 80 gigs through Gigmasters and in 2013 was granted the Best of Gigmasters award for having over 20 five-star reviews. With over 10 years of professional piano experience, he will go the extra mile to make your next big event first class.

Book Dustin now and he will personally work with you to ensure that the music is tailored exactly to your needs.

Dustin Callahan
Fallbrook, CA
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Celebration

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Dustin was amazing! I'm a professional violinist who needed a pianist to accompany me for an event. He showed up ahead of time, well-presented in a tux and played perfectly! At one point I had some logistical event issues that I needed to take care of and when I asked Dustin if he could takeover for a bit, he without hesitation rose to the occasion and literally never missed a beat. It was a pleasure working with him and I highly recommend Dustin to anyone looking here on Gigmasters and that you hire him for your next event. I know I will!

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Dustin Callahan’s Response:

Thank you, Jennifer! It was truly a pleasure playing with such a high caliber musician.

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Christmas Party

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Dustin. showed up right on time. He was very accommodating given the fact that I had never hire a musician before. We had music industry professional in attendance and he was very accommodating to them as well . He's music was right on and we ultimately had him paying sing along Christmas music. That he did great with. Everyone commented on how great Dustin was. I am certain I will be hiring him for other events in the future.

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Christmas Party

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Dustin performed at our Christmas party and he was amazing. He arrived on time, setup and filled our house with wonderful holiday music His song selection was excellent he played not only holiday music but contemporary and classical as well. He really made our night special. Our guests are still talking about how talented he is and what a nice person he is. I highly recommend Dustin and will hire him for our next Christmas party or for any occasion which having a pianist perform is the entertainment of choice. .

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Private Party

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Dustin was amazing! Such talent! He was so quick to reply to my e-mails-very professional and personable too! Having Dustin play such great piano music ( he knows every song!) was the perfect way to enjoy cocktails before dinner. His music set the mood for a wonderful party!

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Christmas Party

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This was my first experience using Gigmasters, and it could not have worked out any better. We selected Dustin to play our piano at a holiday party we hosted, and we were extremely happy we did. Dustin showed up on time, professionally dressed, and immediately started playing beautiful holiday music. He played a variety of classic and contemporary songs, and really had a feeling for the crowd and the mood, knowing appropriate times to play loud or softly. It was a pleasure to have him play at our party and hope he will return again sometime in the near future. Thank you Dustin!

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Rehearsal Dinner

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We hired Dustin to play during our son's rehearsal dinner and cocktail party at an outdoor venue in La Quinta, where it never rains...except for the weekend when there is a big wedding planned and historic rains, winds, and floods roll in! Dustin could not have been more accommodating during the planning and booking process but I especially appreciated his flexibility the evening of the event when the weather forced a change of plans. Dustin was prompt, professional, and delightful in every way. Our guests loved the special touches he added to the evening, even graciously honoring some last minute requests and additions to his repertoire. Highly recommend Dustin!

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Wedding Cocktail Hour

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It is difficult for me to put into words what a tremendous addition Dustin's music was to the cocktail hour of our daughter's wedding reception. His piano talents set the mood for a glorious evening. His appearance was impeccable and he is a charming young man. Our guests raved about the ambiance created by his wonderful music. I recommend you leave this play list up to Dustin. He reads the crowd and selects the right music for the moment. My only regret was that we hired him just for the cocktail hour! I could have listened to this top notch musician all evening!

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Christmas Party

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We hired Dustin to play at our family's small Christmas Eve gathering. Dustin played beautiful Christmas music as we were finishing up our cooking and enjoying some appetizers, by the end of his time with us we were all sitting around the piano listening and making requests all of which he easily fulfilled. He was absolutely perfect filling both roles as background music pianist and as full blown entertainer. We were amazed by his talent and ease on the piano. Days following the gathering, I received emails from my family and every one of them mentioned how incredible Dustin was and how he made it such a special evening. Thank you Dustin!

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Wedding Ceremony

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Dustin Callahan did a wonderful job playing piano for our ceremony at the San Diego Museum of Art. My husband and I love animated films, we so had a lot of special requests for the songs we wanted performed during the ceremony. Dustin played every song we asked for and even learned a new song we requested. After the ceremony, we had multiple guests tell us how much they loved the music. Usually people have a violinist or harpist for their wedding, so everyone thought it was so unique to have a pianist instead. Dustin plays beautifully and is very easy to work with. I would definitely recommend him to anyone looking for a personalized experience.

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Christmas Party

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Dustin was just the perfect person for our Christmas Party. He had a large array of music, and people just loved it. Thank you Dustin for helping to make our event a success!

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2019
Nov
9
Wedding Ceremony
Los Angeles, CA
3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
2019
Oct
11
Birthday Party (Adult)
Lake Elsinore, CA
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
2019
Jul
13
Corporate Function
Carlsbad, CA
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
2019
May
25
Wedding
Coto de Caza, CA
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
2019
Mar
2
Celebration
Fallbrook, CA
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
2018
Dec
15
Private Party
Claremont, CA
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
2018
Nov
29
Corporate Function
Coto de Caza, CA
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2018
Apr
29
Private Party
Pacific Palisades, CA
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
2017
Dec
23
Christmas Party
La Verne, CA
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
2017
Dec
22
Christmas Party
Los Angeles, CA
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2017
Dec
17
Christmas Party
Irvine, CA
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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Dec
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5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
"Falling In Love" from the CD, A Day to Remember, Vol. 1
The O'Neill Brothers
100 Years
Five For Fighting
4 Klavierstucke Op. 119
Johannes Brahms
A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes (Cinderella)
Mack David et al
A Good Man Is Hard To Find
Eddie Green
A River Flows In You
Yiruma
A Thousand Years
Christina Perri
Adagio in g minor
Tomaso Albinoni
Air (from Orchestral Suite No. 3)
J.S. Bach
Alley Cat Song
Frank Bjorn and Jack Harlen
Always
Irving Berlin
American Pie
Don McLeon
American Woman
The Guess Who
Angel Eyes
Jim Brickman
Annes Theme (Anne of Green Gables)
Hagwood Hardy
Anywhere the Heart Goes (The Thorn Birds)
Henry Mancini
April In Paris
Vernon Duke/E.Y. Harburg
Arrival of the Queen of Shebah
Handel
Arthur's Theme (Best That You Can Do)
Burt Bacharach et al
As Time Goes By (Casablanca)
Herman Hupfeld
Ashokan Farewell (The Civil War-Ken Burns)
Jay Ungar
Ave Maria
Franz Schubert
Beat It
Michael Jackson
Beauty and the Beast
Alan Menken
Because You Loved Me (Up Close and Personal Theme)
Diane Warren
Because of You
Kelly Clarkson
Benny and the Jets
Elton John
Bridal Chorus from Lohengrin
Richard Wagner
Bridge Over Troubled Waters
Simon and Garfunkel
Brown Eyed Girl
Van Morrison
Can You Read My Mind? (Superman Theme)
John Williams
Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You
Bob Crewe and Bob Gaudio
Candy
Mack David
Canon in D
Johann Pachelbel
Casta Diva (from Norma) piano transcription
Vincenzo Bellini
Chantilly Lace
The Big Bopper
Christmas is Coming
Vince Guaraldi
Clair de Lune
Claude Debussy
Colors of the Wind (Pocahontas)
Alan Menken
Copacabana
Barry Manilow
Dance of the Blessed Spirits (from Orfeo ed Euridice) piano transcription
Christoph Willibald Gluck
Desperado
Don Henley/Glenn Frey
Do It Again!
George Gershwin and Buddy DeSylva
Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans
Eddie DeLange & Louis Alter
Dream A Little Dream Of Me
Gus Kahn
Easy To Love
Cole Porter
Evergreen (A Star is Born)
Barbra Streisand
Everything I Do I Do it For You
Bryan Adams et al
Favorite Son (The Will Rogers Follies)
Cy Coleman
First Love
Utada Hikaru
Forever
Kenny Loggins/David Foster
Friends & Lovers
Paul Gordon/Jay Gruska
From a Distance
Julie Gold
Fur Elise
Beethoven
Happy Birthday to You!
Mildred and Patty Hill
Heart (Damn Yankees)
Richard Adler/Jerry Ross
Hey There (The Pajama Game)
Richard Adler/Jerry Ross
Honeysuckle Rose
Fats Waller and Andy Razaf
Hound Dog
Elvis Presley
How Could I Ever Know? (The Secret Garden)
Lucy Simon
How Do I Live
Diane Warren
How Do You Keep the Music Playing? (Best Friends)
Michel LeGrand
I Believe I Can Fly
R Kelly
I Cried For You
Arthur Freed
I Don't Want to Miss a Thing (Armageddon)
Diane Warren
I Got You (I Feel Good)
James Brown
I Have Loved You
Michael Joncas
I Love Rock'N Roll
Alan Merrill and Jake Hooker
I Say A Little Prayer
Burt Bacharach
I Swear
Gary Baker/Frank Myers
I WIll Always Love You
Dolly Parton
I can Love You Like That
Steve Diamond et al
I'll Build A Stairway To Paradise
George Gershwin/Buddy DeSylva/Ira Gershwin
I'm Old Fashioned
Johnny Mercer/Jerome Kern
I've Got The World On A String
Harold Arlen and Ted Koehler
If My Friends Could See Me Now! (Sweet Charity)
Cy Coleman
If You Believe
Jim Brickman
Imagine
John Lennon
In This Life
Mike Reid/Allen Shamblin
Intermezzo (from Cavalleria Rusticana) piano transcription
Pietro Mascagni
It All Depends On You
Buddy DeSylva/Lew Brown/Ray Henderson
It Had To Be You
Isham Jones and Gus Kahn
It Will Have To Do Until The Real Thing Comes Along
Sammy Cahn/Saul Chaplin/M. Holiner/A. Nichols/L.E. Freeman
Jailhouse Rock
Elvis Presley
Jeremiah Was A Bullfrog
Creedence Clearwater Revival
Jesse's Girl
Rick Springfield
Johnny B. Goode
Chuck Berry
Just The Way You Are
Bruno Mars
Karen's Theme
Richard Carpenter
Kei's Song
David Benoit
Kiss the Rain
Yiruma
Kol Nidrei (piano transcription)
Max Bruch
La Mamma Morta (from Andrea Chenier) piano transcription
Umberto Giordano
La Vie En Rose
Louiguy/Edith Piaf
Largo (from Clavier Concerto No. 5)
J.S. Bach
Lean On Me
Bill Withers
Let It Be
The Beatles
Linus and Lucy
Vince Guaraldi
Look for the Silver Lining
Jerome Kern and Buddy DeSylva
Love Solo
Dan Coates
Love and Marriage (Married with Children)
James Van Heusen
Make You Feel My Love
Bob Dylan
Maple Leaf Rag
Scott Joplin
Marry Me
Train
May You Always
Larry Markes/Dick Charles
Maybe
Yiruma
Meditation (from Thais) piano transcription
Jule Massenet
Memories
Elvis Presley
Minuet and Trio (from String Quintet Op. 13 No. 5) piano transcription
Luigi Boccherini
Miss Celie's Blues (The Color Purple)
Quincy Jones/Rod Temperton
Misty
Erroll Garner
Moon River
Johnny Mercer/Henry Mancini
Moon River
Frank Sinatra
Moonlight Becomes You
Johnny Burke/James Van Heusen
My Foolish Heart
Victor Young and Ned Washington
My Little Drum
Vince Guaraldi
My Melancholy Baby
George Norton and Ernie Burnett
My One True Friend (One True Thing)
Carole Bayer Sager et al
My Sharona
Doug Fieger (The Knack)
My Unknown Someone (The Will Rogers Follies)
Cy Coleman
New York New York Theme
John Kander
Night Train
Jimmy Forrest
Nocturne in B-flat minor, Op. 9, No. 1
Frederic Chopin
Noelle's Theme (The Other Side of Midnight)
Michel LeGrand
O Tannenbaum
Traditional
Oh! What It Seemed to Be
Bennie Benjamin et al
On Eagle's Wings
Michael Joncas
Once Before I Go
Peter Allen/Dean Pitchford
One Hand, One Heart from West Side Story
Leonard Bernstein/Stephen Sondheim
One Moment in Time
Albert Hammond/John Bettis
Open Arms
Steve Perry/Jonathan Cain
Out Of Nowhere
Edward Heyman/Johnny Green
Over the Rainbow (The Wizard of Oz)
Harold Arlen
Paper Doll
Johnny S. Black
Pas de Deux from Dance Illusions
Dustin Callahan
Pavane
Gabriel Faure
Peg O' My Heart
Alfred Bryan and Fred Fisher
People
Bob Merrill/Jule Styne
Piano Man
Billy Joel
Prelude in C Major
J.S. Bach
Prelude in a minor, Op. 32, No. 8
Sergei Rachmaninoff
Ragtime
Steven Flaherty
Reverie
Claude Debussy
River Flows In You
Yiruma
Rock-A-Bye Your Baby With A Dixie Melody
Sam Lewis/Joe Young/Jean Schwartz
Saving All My Love for You
Michael Masser
Send in the Clowns
Stephen Sondheim
Separate Lives (White Nights Theme)
Stephen Bishop
She Loves Me (She Loves Me)
Jerry Bock
Soave Sia Il Vento (from Cosi Fan Tutte) piano transcription
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Somebody Loves Me
George Gershwin/Buddy DeSylva/Ballard MacDonald
Someone Like You
Adele
Star Wars Main Theme
John Williams
Suicide is Painless (M*A*S*H)
Mike Altman/Johnny Mandel
Summer Me
Winter Me (Picasso Summer)
Sweet Caroline
Neil Diamond
Teach Me Tonight
Sammy Cahn and Gene DePaul
Tears in Heaven
Will Jennings/Eric Clapton
Tell Him
Linda Thompson et al
Tenderly
Jack Lawrence/Walter Gross
That's What Friends Are For
Carole Bayer Sager/Burt Bacharach
The Christmas Song
Vince Guaraldi
The Colors of My Life (Barnum)
Michael Stewart
The Dance
Garth Brooks
The Entertainer
Scott Joplin
The Greatest Love of All (The Greatest)
Linda Creed/Michael Masser
The Homecoming
Hagood Hardy
The Joker
Steve Miller Band
The Prayer
Carole Bayer Sager/David Foster
The Rose (The Rose)
Amanda McBroom
The Swan (from Carnival of the Animals)
Camille Saint-Saens
The Sweetest Sounds
Richard Rodgers
The Way You Look Tonight
Dorothy Fields/Jerome Kern
The Wedding Song (There Is Love)
Noel Paul Stookey
The Wind Beneath My Wings (Beaches)
Larry Henley/Jeff Silbar
There Will Never Be Another You
Mack Gordon/Harry Warren
They Didn't Believe Me
Jerome Kern and Herbert Reynolds
Through The Eyes of Love (Ice Castles)
Marvin Hamlisch
Time After Time
Cindy Lauper
Time to Say Goodbye
Francesco Sarori
Tiny Dancer
Elton John
Tonight I Celebrate My Love
Michael Masser/Gerry Goffin
Tutti Frutti
Little Richard
Twist and Shout
Phile Medley and Bert Burns
UnBreak My Heart
Diane Warren
Up Where We Belong (An Officer and a Gentleman)
Jack Nitzsche et al
Valentine
Jim Brickman/Jack Kugell
Valse Triste
Jean Sibelius
Vocalise
Sergei Rachmaninoff
Walking on Sunshine
Kimberley Rew
We Are Family
Sister Sledge
We've Got Tonight
Bob Seger
Wedding Dress
Taeyang
Wedding March from a Midsummer Night's Dream
Felix Mendelssohn
What's New
Bob Haggart
When Sunny Gets Blue
Jack Segal/Marvin Fisher
When You're Smiling (The Whole World Smiles With You)
Larry Shay/Mark Fisher/Joe Goodwin
Without You
David Guetta
Y.M.C.A.
The Village People
Yesterdays
Otto Harbach/Jerome Kern
You Can Always Count on Me (Musical City of Angels)
Cy Coleman
You Made Me Love You (I didn't Want to do it)
Joe McCarthy and James Monaco
Your Song
Elton John
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Please note Dustin Callahan will also travel to Bonsall, Temecula, Camp Pendleton, Oceanside, Pala, San Luis Rey, Vista, Murrieta, Nuevo, Winchester, Valley Center, Carlsbad, Escondido, San Marcos, Atwood, Pauma Valley, Wildomar, Menifee, Palomar Mountain, Encinitas.
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