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Pianist for Events, Fred Yacono Reviews

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  • Pianist from Minneapolis, MN
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  • Starting at $300 per event

113 Reviews for Pianist for Events, Fred Yacono


Review by Kjersten B.

Holiday PartyReviewed on December 26, 2017From Bloomington, MN

Fred did an amazing job with Holiday music for a nursing home party. He played a variety of music and the residents loved him. I have had him come play at other events at the nursing home before. Top Notch.


It was a pleasure to play for your resident's Happy Hour, Kjersten. They were a delightful group, and as always, you did a fantastic job of hosting this event. Lots of happy faces! Thank you for your nice review.

Review by Erin H.

WeddingReviewed on October 15, 2017From Minneapolis, MN

We used Fred with Pianist for Events for our recent wedding and cocktail hour, and we could not be happier with his work! He was so easy to work with from beginning to end. He was friendly, responsive, accommodating, and his talent was absolutely incredible!! He even worked hard to fulfill our request to have a male vocalist. He made the process of choosing music so easy and seamless for us, and he did an absolutely beautiful job performing. Fred was such a joy to work with, and I would highly recommend him for any event!


Thank you, Erin, for the lovely review. I'm so glad that everyone enjoyed our music. Everything about your wedding was perfect! I wish you and Mike a very long and blessed life together. I was very honored to be your pianist.

Review by Andrea L.

Grand OpeningReviewed on September 22, 2017From Saint Paul, MN

Fred did a wonderful job playing at our event. He was very professional and easy to work with. We will be using him again in the near future!


Thank you for the nice review, Andrea! I really enjoyed providing music for your Grand Opening. You did an incredible job of pulling it all together. I had a lot of fun and appreciated all of the customer feedback. I am looking forward to the upcoming events this fall and working with you again.

Review by Cathy B.

Graduation PartyReviewed on August 6, 2017From Lakeville, MN

Absolutely fantastic ! Played the whole 3 hours with no break . Would hire him for my next event .


Thank you Cathy and Dave for your very kind words and review. Dylan's graduation party was a great success, thanks to all of your wonderful preparation. It was a pleasure meeting both of you, your mom, Gracie, and your fine sons. Your guests were so receptive and I had a great time playing for all of you. I will remember your party for a very long time!

Review by Darcy M.

WeddingReviewed on July 21, 2017From Chanhassen, MN

Fred added so much to our wedding day! He is very talented, professional, and easy to work with. We hired Fred to play for our wedding ceremony as well as for our brunch reception. He had many great ideas for our wedding ceremony that made it truly sparkle. From the start, his experience and professionalism were evident. We knew we could trust him. He was also great at coordinating with the other professionals involved in our wedding day (site coordinator, pastor, etc). He also accompanied our vocalist beautifully. Our guests were impressed and had a great time. Overall, Fred went above and beyond what we expected. We would recommend him to anyone!


Thank you Darcy for your very kind words. It was truly an honor and a pleasure to play for your wedding ceremony and brunch reception. I wish you and Jim a most wonderful life together, in every aspect. Warmest Regards, Fred

Review by Jeremy S.

WeddingReviewed on March 13, 2017From Minneapolis, MN

Fred is an amazing pianist and did a phenomenal job at our wedding. I have nothing but great things to say about him. I highly recommend Fred to anyone needing a pianist for their event.

Review by Samantha S.

Corporate FunctionReviewed on April 12, 2017From Bloomington, MN

Fred was well prepared, came with a play list, followed requests, and was very talented. I received MANY compliments on his performance.


Thank you for your wonderful review, Samantha. It was a pleasure playing for you and your guests. Your recognition luncheon was beautifully planned and executed and your guests were so appreciative. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to serve you and your guests! I'm glad that they were so pleased with my music.

Review by Zach K.

Wedding CeremonyReviewed on January 1, 2017From Saint Paul, MN

Fred did a great job overall with the ceremony. He was super easy to contact and was very well organized. Our ceremony music was perfect and he played beautifully. We got many compliments on it from friends and family. 10/10 would recommend!!!!!

Review by Hilary P.

Wedding CeremonyReviewed on July 11, 2017From River Falls, WI

Fred was great especially since I had to plan everything in Alaska. He listened to what I wanted and provided many recommendations for songs to be played during the ceremony which was really helpful.


Thank you for your nice review, Hilary. It was a real pleasure working with you over the past few months. I'm so glad that the skies cleared and that the day turned out to be so nice for your outdoor wedding. It was a beautiful ceremony. I wish you much joy and happiness. Fred

Review by Nicky K.

WeddingReviewed on November 7, 2016From Saint Paul, MN

Fred was a class act and a great musician! His performance at my wedding reception was wonderful, he was very fun, caring and professional throughout the whole evening, and was so easy to work with during the planning phase. He helped make the Saint Paul College Club feel even more grand through his beautiful piano music and extensive repertoire. I can't recommend him enough!

Review by Elizabeth H.

WeddingReviewed on October 24, 2016From Cottage Grove, MN

Fred was great from the beginning to end. He took the time to meet with us to learn exactly what we wanted for our wedding music, reached out to our wedding planner, pastor, and other vendors to assure they were on the same page, and provided the speakers and sound system for his pianos. He even had a second set to use for our cocktail hour so he didn't have to break down and set up again. He went above and beyond by providing a way to play a special processional song we needed done via CD. We were very pleased with Fred and would be happy to recommend him!

Review by Maria W.

Memorial ServiceReviewed on November 23, 2016From Saint Paul, MN

Mr. Yacaono was outstanding. He provided the music for my brother's memorial service and I greatly appreciated his professionalism during such a difficult time. He was extremely accessible, organized, and lovely to work with. He is very talented and the music was beautiful.

Review by Liz H.

Corporate FunctionReviewed on December 30, 2016From Minneapolis, MN

Fred Yacono was a pleasure to work with - very accommodating with our corporate event.

Review by Amy D.

Christmas PartyReviewed on December 20, 2016From Saint Paul, MN

We really enjoyed having Fred play at our office Holiday party. It added an extra element to this festive time of year. We would use Fred again.

Review by Andrea M.

Art Gallery OpeningReviewed on November 10, 2016From Wayzata, MN

I have had Fred play for quite a few events. He is always on time, plays beautifully, handles requests well and is very friendly. Always nice to have him at my events. I highly recommend him!

Review by Nancy B.

Christmas PartyReviewed on December 13, 2016From Anoka, MN

Fred did a wonderful Job for our party. The music was relaxing, not to loud, and played all types of music. We will call on him again. Thank You!

Review by Carmen L.

WeddingReviewed on September 20, 2016From Plymouth, MN

Fred provided the most beautiful music for our wedding ceremony and cocktail hour. It is so easy and fun to work with Fred because of his exceptional talent and wonderful personality. At our first meeting, Fred listened to our somewhat vague ideas of music that we like, and almost immediately Fred started playing music pieces that perfectly captured what we had envisioned. Hiring Fred is absolutely one of the best decisions that we had made in this wedding planning process. Many of our guests commented on how Fred's music had added an extra dimension of beauty and grace to our ceremony. Thank you Fred for making our wedding so beautiful and moving.

Review by Shirley B.

Holiday PartyReviewed on December 9, 2016From Edina, MN

Having the music that Fred provided greatly enhanced our holiday party. Our gathering is focused on chatting and sharing a meal together. We don't include a formal program. But background music during the holiday season makes things much more festive. So thanks to Fred for providing that.

Review by Ann and Phil A.

Anniversary PartyReviewed on September 9, 2016From Lanesboro, MN

Wow...such an amazing talented pianist. He was wonderful, talented, organized, efficient and so pleasant to deal with. We feel like we have met a new friend!! I can not imagine that you would even be disappointed with hiring the amazing gentleman....just the best!!

Review by Pamela L.

Birthday Party (Adult)Reviewed on July 14, 2016From Rosemount, MN

Mr. Yacono was a delight for my Father in law's 90th birthday picnic. Mr. Yacono is extremely talented, and played from the era we had requested. My beloved Father in law has many challenges, he cannot see, and has difficulty talking. But Fred's music touched his heart. My Father in law clapped along to the beat, smiled, and even sang! As my Father in law was leaving the party, he became overwhelmed with emotion. He is often unable to speak, so he pointed to the piano with tears in his eyes and burst into laughter saying "music!" The piano was from my Father in law's home, and Mr. Fred Yacono played it as never before. His piano playing was the greatest gift.

Review by Michelle F.

Wedding CeremonyReviewed on July 9, 2016From Rochester, MN

Fred is a professional. He is very friendly and great at what he does. As a music teacher, I was a picky customer for my wedding. I asked for some music he had never heard of but never once did he try to make me change my choices. He played everything beautifully. He went above and beyond to make sure my day went smoothly and was always on top of speaking with our officiant and anybody else necessary to make our day wonderful!

Review by Victorine N.

Wedding CeremonyReviewed on July 27, 2016From Saint Paul, MN

I came across Fred, when I was looking for someone to play at churh wedding service. I found Fred at the knot website. I then followed his website and noticed he has played in somany events. I called Fred and talk to him. He was very polite on the phone, I made an appointment to meet him. The first time I met him and his wife they all seemed like family to me. He is exceptional and very professional. He attended my rehearsals. He exceeded our expectation. He does his job with passion. I will not hesitate to hire him again.

Review by Steve S.

Wedding Cocktail HourReviewed on June 24, 2016From Minneapolis, MN

Fred is the man!! Elegant and professional.

Review by Nancy B.

Anniversary PartyReviewed on August 7, 2016From Anoka, MN

Fred did a marvelous Job, and My Parents were delighted with his music and song selection!

Review by aruna v.

FundraiserReviewed on May 15, 2016From Eden Prairie, MN

Fantastic! Fabulous entertainer, can't wait to host another event and hear you on the piano again. Great positive feedback form the 200 attendees at our event . Thank you for being so accommodative to all the event needs as well. Event planner, Aroona events.