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Ray van Straten - Pianist for Your Special Event

Pianist from Corona, CA Will travel up to 150 miles

  • Avg 5.0 | 13 Reviews
  • 23 Verified Bookings
  • Member Since 2017
  • 4 Awards & Badges
  • Virtual Services Offered
  • Accepts Online Payment
  • Starting at $250 per event

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Ray's creative, musical approach to timeless classics and contemporary favorites sets the stage for his clients to provide great experiences and lasting memories for their guests and themselves. Each year, individuals, families and corporate clients turn to Ray again and again, delighted by his musicianship, professionalism and caring demeanor, knowing that the music will be perfect and a good time will be had by all! With literally thousands of engagements to his credit, both as solo performer and with ensembles, Ray possesses a vast repertoire of great American standards, pop classics, and a carefully curated selection of essential songs played in a style that is uniquely his own - demonstrating consummate command of his instrument and tremendous respect for the essence of the music. Ray built his musical career in New York as one of the area's premiere go-to musicians for recording sessions and live performances of all kinds. Over the years, his musical journey has taken him to concert halls, performance venues, stadium and arena tours, as well as the most intimate of private events (his favorite setting). As a composer and arranger, he has written and performed some of Madison Avenue's most memorable ad campaigns for television and radio. Now residing in Southern California, Ray is available for wedding ceremonies and receptions, dinner and cocktail parties, holiday gatherings, fine dining establishments and virtual events. Additional information for clients: -Full digital audio/video/lighting suite provides High Definition/High Fidelity "front row" experience for virtual performances. -On-site performances offer client choice of 88-key digital piano (piano-only experience) or fully-orchestrated digital keyboard (provides rhythm, drums, alternate instruments and effects) if acoustic piano not available onsite. -Fully-vaccinated against COVID-19 as of May 2, 2021.

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Avg 5.0 | 13 Reviews

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Review by Traci T.

WeddingReviewed on April 25, 2021From Palm Desert, CA

We were so happy that Ray was able to play at our daughter's wedding. From our first interaction we knew he'd be wonderful. Ray's genuine, caring, and professional approach gave us one less thing to stress about in the planning process. And the music - just perfect! My husband and I received many compliments from our guests and we've already booked him for a holiday party in December. Five times five stars. Highly recommend. Thank you, Ray. See you in December.

Ray van Straten - Pianist for Your Special Event:

Thank you, Traci for your kind words. It was my genuine pleasure to play for your family and friends on this most special of days. I know it was frustrating for you all to have to re-reschedule because of these crazy times but I think in the end, the setting couldn't have been more perfect and the smiles couldn't have been more beautiful. I look forward to playing for you again in December. Until then, be well and enjoy!

Review by Cole G.

Wedding ReceptionReviewed on September 26, 2020From Laguna Niguel, CA

Ray was absolutely wonderful when he played our wedding, extremely warm, flexible, professional and accommodating, and he is a wonderfully skilled pianist. We cannot recommend Ray enough!

Ray van Straten - Pianist for Your Special Event:

Cole, Sarah and family, Thank you for the honor of being chosen to share this most joyous of days with you, your family and friends. It was my great pleasure to be at your service. Thank you again.

Review by Chris F.

Private PartyReviewed on December 8, 2018From San Diego, CA

Ray was very professional and provided exactly the kind music we requested, including a sing-along! I would highly recommend him for any event and I know all of my guests felt the same way. Thank you!

Ray van Straten - Pianist for Your Special Event:

Thank you for the kind words, Chris. I really enjoyed playing for you and your friends and would be happy to do so again any time. Best wishes for a wonderful holiday season.

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Upcoming Events

August 7, 2021 • Wedding Ceremony
Sat5:30 PM - 6:30 PM Temecula, CA
September 4, 2021 • Birthday Party (Adult)
Sat5:00 PM - 8:00 PM North Hollywood, CA

Past Events

April 25, 2021 • Wedding
Sun5:00 PM - 8:30 PM Palm Desert, CA
September 26, 2020 • Wedding Reception
Sat5:00 PM - 9:00 PM Laguna Niguel, CA
December 18, 2019 • Holiday Party
Wed6:00 PM - 10:00 PM Lake Forest, CA
November 28, 2019 • Holiday Party
Thu11:00 AM - 1:30 PM Buena Park, CA
September 14, 2019 • Corporate Function
Sat6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Norwalk, CA
August 8, 2019 • Club Event
Thu6:00 PM - 8:30 PM Buena Park, CA
May 12, 2019 • Mother's Day Party
Sun11:00 AM - 1:30 PM Buena Park, CA
March 26, 2019 • Corporate Function
Tue6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Huntington Beach, CA
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