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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 Jane D.

WeddingReviewed on December 22, 2015From Minnetonka, MN

Fred was a joy to work with! We are so glad he was a part of our wedding day. At our initial consult, we selected the playlist for our ceremony. He knew every song we inquired about, with no hesitation! He was very accommodating and offered to be present for our rehearsal since we did not have a coordinator. Fred was friendly, personable, and open to all of our ideas. On the wedding day, his piano music brought tears to many eyes; absolutely beautiful! We invited Fred to stay for dinner because he felt like a friend to my husband and I. We have already recommended him and will continue to recommend him to others. Excellent! 5 stars! Thank you Fred!

Review by James B.

Birthday Party (Adult)Reviewed on January 18, 2016From Saint Paul, MN

Fred was the consummate professional in every sense for a combination birthday/neighborhood party! He delighted the guests, playing instrumental versions jazz standards on a spinet piano. He didn’t need sheet music, so he was able to be more “present” as an entertainer. It was a perfect balance between energizing the party, but not competing with the volume level of conversation. A great experience!

Review by Phuong T.

WeddingReviewed on July 6, 2016From Sartell, MN

We contacted Fred almost last minute for our wedding ceremony and cocktail hour music. He was more than willing to play for us, quick to answer emails, and made sure the music he played was what we wanted to hear. Fred is very professional, he was in and out without me (the bride) barely noticing, but I would have loved to say thanks! I would recommend him.

Review by Ida T.

Anniversary PartyReviewed on May 30, 2016From Stillwater, MN

He was on time, personable and professional. Very gifted musician!

Review by Chris D.

Valentine's Day PartyReviewed on February 21, 2016From Edina, MN

Fred was amazing in all aspects. He arrived early and started playing as residents were still arriving. He came dressed in attire appropriate for the event, and he was both pleasant and extremely talented. We will definitely ask Fred to to come back for another performance. Thank you Fred!

Review by Natalie B.

WeddingReviewed on September 20, 2015From Excelsior, MN

Fred is exceptionally talented and service-oriented. He exceeded our expectations in both professionalism and quality. He played the perfect songs without requiring too much guidance. His expertise helped me to create a ceremony with excellent flow and sentiment, and he went above-and-beyond as he contacted our officiant to go over all the details. I would highly recommend Fred to anybody wanting a stress-free event!

Review by Brittany P.

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

Unfortunately we missed most of the cocktail hour but what we heard was great! All of our guests loved his music and he was very professional. Thanks again!

Review by Nicole C.

Corporate FunctionReviewed on October 7, 2015From Bloomington, MN

I wish I could Insert a Photo in this review! Fred was gracious, elegant and fun, for a casual evening at our Opening Reception for our annual Association meeting. Thank you Fred.

Review by Andrea M.

Holiday PartyReviewed on December 12, 2015From Minneapolis, MN

Fred is always very pleasant and easy to work with. I don't know if he had any requests this year but I know he did last year and he played them beautifully. He is top on my list for a piano player for our parties!

Review by Lindsay G.

Wedding CeremonyReviewed on August 23, 2015From Minneapolis, MN

Fred made our big day very easy! He has great musical talents! Wouldn't have picked anyone else!

Review by Rob T.

Wedding CeremonyReviewed on August 11, 2015From Minneapolis, MN

Fred was absolutely AMAZING. Not only is he an exceedingly talented musician, he worked with us and accepted with grace several frustrating last-minute changes. In a moment of sheer brilliance, he even underscored the moment my bride and I saw each other for the first time on the wedding day. It added so much to an already resplendent moment. I will be going to Fred first for all my live music needs in the Minneapolis area. A consummate professional and a brilliant musician.

Review by Emily R.

Wedding CeremonyReviewed on August 30, 2015From Inver Grove Heights, MN

Fred was absolutely wonderful to work with - creative and helpful when we picked out our ceremony music! He definitely made our day even better than we could have hoped for!

Review by Ed S.

Wedding CeremonyReviewed on June 29, 2015From New Brighton, MN

We can;t say enough great things about Fred. He's courteous, an excellent and timely communicator, and an experienced and talented pianist! We really loved working with Fred on the music for our wedding ceremony. During the initial meeting he played a bunch of songs, even ones he played on the spot based on our feedback. His preparation for and playing during the event were perfect. We got many compliments on the music from guests. Top marks!

Review by Randy G.

Wedding Cocktail HourReviewed on October 7, 2014From Minneapolis, MN

Fred Yacono is simply awesome. He is so easy to work with, personable and professional. He is totally accommodating and eager to please his clients. He is also a spectacular pianist, both technically and musically. We could not be more pleased with our experience with Fred. We would definitely recommend him. We listened to a lot of pianists in the Twin Cities, and Fred his head and shoulders above the rest. Randy and Kevin.

Review by Carol S.

Christmas PartyReviewed on December 17, 2014From Minneapolis, MN

Fred Yacono is perfectly professional and supremely talented. This was the second company occasion uplifted with Mr. Yacono's music. He's splendid!

Review by Kjersten B.

Mother's Day PartyReviewed on May 11, 2015From Bloomington, MN

Fred performed for Mother's Day event at a nursing home and he was fantastic. The residents and families enjoyed him very much. He knew just what the residents liked to hear.

Review by Andrea M.

Corporate FunctionReviewed on December 21, 2014From Saint Paul, MN

He did a fantastic job. I plan on calling him again!

Review by Roberta W.

Christmas PartyReviewed on December 22, 2014From Saint Paul, MN

Fred did a wonderful job.

Review by Chuck R.

Wedding Cocktail HourReviewed on October 5, 2014From Bloomington, MN

We really enjoyed working with Fred. He selected music that was perfect for our reception. He also showed great flexibility and commitment to our needs as he had no problem accepting our request to play for an additional hour. Thank you Fred for creating a wonderful atmosphere for our wedding reception.

Review by Chris B.

Wine Tasting PartyReviewed on November 7, 2014From Minneapolis, MN

Fred was extremely professional from the first phone call to our good-bye after the event. I knew I was working with someone who took his business, and our event, seriously. It was a pleasure working with Fred, and I'm sure we'll use him again. Only next time we'll ensure he gets a much better tuned piano with all keys working 100%!

Review by Yuliya I.

WeddingReviewed on October 19, 2014From Chaska, MN

Fred's talent and professionalism were top-notch! He made our wedding reception extra special with his music!

Review by Nancy K.

Corporate FunctionReviewed on August 28, 2014From Saint Paul, MN

One of my biggest clients, Julie Bryant of JP King Auctions informed me that she was very pleased with Fred's performance and professionalism at their Home Auction Event in Mendota Heights, MN earlier this week. She told me she is definitely interested in using his services again in the very near future. Thank you Fred for a great performance! Nancy J. King - Managing Director / Owner King of Fame Entertainment Group

Review by Charles S.

WeddingReviewed on August 25, 2014From Saint Paul, MN

Fred was an absolute joy to work with. He is a true professional. He spent a lot of time with our niece, who was nervous about singing. The result was beautiful. His piano playing set the mood in the room. Thanks Fred!

Review by Jennina J.

Wedding CeremonyReviewed on July 21, 2014From New Brighton, MN

Fred was amazing! He promised us awesome music for our wedding ceremony and he definitely delivered! I was a bride who wasn't sure what I wanted, but knew what I didn't and Fred helped guide me to some wonderful music (with a short time frame too). Our guests loved him, and so did my husband who wasn't able to make it to the consultation. He helped make our wonderful ceremony that much better! Thank you!! I would definitely book him again if I could do it all over. =)

Review by Katie R.

Wedding ReceptionReviewed on June 1, 2014From Gordon, WI

Fred was fantastic to work with. I connected with him on a last minute request by my bride and he AWESOME! He offered flexibility and ideas and even worked with us through a day of torrential rain storms while attempting to figure out which inside/outside plan we were going to go with. He quickly arranged and learned 2 last minute musical requests by my bride. I received rave compliments from all the guests and both parents and bride & groom were thrilled with the music that Fred provided for the reception. I look forward to working with him again....he is on my "go-to" list!!!!!!!!