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Pianist for Events, Fred Yacono Reviews

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  • Avg 5.0 | 113 Reviews
  • Pianist from Minneapolis, MN
  • 234 Verified Bookings
  • Starting at $300 per event

113 Reviews for Pianist for Events, Fred Yacono


Review by Janet M.

Hotel EventReviewed on May 11, 2013From Minnetonka, MN

Fred was a pleasure to work with.

Review by Joanna Z.

Engagement PartyReviewed on May 5, 2014From Minneapolis, MN

Fred was prompt, professional, and did an excellent job reading the room and offered a variety of appropriate musical selections. We would definitely use him again in the future!

Review by Chez-Catherine T.

Wedding CeremonyReviewed on March 17, 2012From Minneapolis, MN

I was very satisfied with Mr. Yacano. There was a lot of phone calls between us before the event, and that sometimes got a little overwhelming. however, once the day came he required zero direction and was a self starter. He played the right music at the right times (even though we didn't have a rehearsal) and I didn't notice any errors in his playing. Everyone at the wedding said he was amazing. I also liked that he had 20 or 30 songs ready for us when we came to listen to him play for the first time. We also liked that he let us pick a song of our own, and then he went online and found the sheet music for it. He was very accommodating.

Review by Jennifer T.

Community EventReviewed on April 27, 2017From Minneapolis, MN

Review by Chad L.

Private PartyReviewed on January 22, 2017From Saint Paul, MN

Review by Julia W R.

Birthday Party (Adult)Reviewed on January 15, 2017From Minneapolis, MN

Review by Nicolle S.

Corporate FunctionReviewed on December 4, 2016From Minneapolis, MN

Review by Kirsten K.

Wedding CeremonyReviewed on June 9, 2014From Saint Paul, MN

Review by Erin L.

Wedding CeremonyReviewed on August 29, 2014From Stillwater, MN

Review by Jill V.

Wedding CeremonyReviewed on September 19, 2016From Saint Paul, MN

Review by Mary K.

Wedding Cocktail HourReviewed on August 21, 2015From Saint Paul, MN

Review by Chad L.

Corporate FunctionReviewed on March 18, 2019From Saint Paul, MN

Review by Noelle T.

New Year's Eve PartyReviewed on January 3, 2015From Minneapolis, MN

Very disappointed. I told Fred ahead of time in addition to background classical music, I wanted someone that would take requests and have a sing a long. He said he was very willing to do this when I hired him. On the contrary, when he arrived Fred was unwilling to play requests unless he liked the request said no several times to my guests requests. I was VERY CLEAR with Fred about what I wanted when I hired him. He mentioned he was not feeling well, I gave him chance to bow out, He said he was fine to come. He really ruined the entertainment and fun I had planned for the evening. He seemed to show up for a quick buck and played what he felt like playing only.


I provided all of the requested music for my client and NEVER refused a request! I provided songbooks and a sing-a-long for guests. I had bronchitis but didn’t want to disappoint my client. She NEVER offered me a chance to bow out. She asked me to play until 12:30 AM and I did. As I left, she coldly and rudely thrust a check into my hand and then turned her back. I had no contact with the client from the moment I entered until I was ready to leave, except for the brief exchange regarding her request that I play until 12:30 AM. Her comments are untrue and outrageous! I have never ever been treated disrespectfully or rudely by any client but I was by Noelle T.