Sharon has the 'KEYS' to make your event sparkle with music!
Sharon realizes that every event is unique and wonderful! She goes the extra mile to understand the client's wishes and design her music to capture the theme and mood of each event. Sharon has an extensive repertoire of music for all occasions including pop, jazz standards, swing, Broadway, light classical, new age, Latin, Celtic, music from all decades, and wedding music. If you have unique requests, Sharon loves learning new music!
Sharon has twenty years experience performing throughout the Twin Cities, Minneapolis, St. Paul and throughout central Minnesota, including St. Cloud and the Brainerd resort area.
Bring your Christmas and Holiday Party to life with Sharon's festive piano music! Sharon will entertain and delight your guests with all their favorite holiday songs. If you want to get everyone involved with a sing-along, Sharon will bring songbooks for your guests.
Are you planning a stellar Corporate Event? Give Sharon a theme and she will go all out! Sharon performed for 20 corporate events in 2012 and designed a unique repertoire for each event.
Pianist, Sharon Planer, and Harpist, Serena O'Meara, have a wonderful duo repertoire designed with Corporate Events in mind. They have performed together for local Minnesota Corporate Receptions as well as International Corporate Events at such venues as the Embassy Suites, James J. Hill House, St. Paul Hotel and more. Their music will create a unique and beautiful atmosphere for your guests.
Sharon is passionate about playing for Weddings! She meets in person with each couple to listen to their vision for their special day. She loves to discover what songs are important to the bride and groom. She welcomes song requests from them and is happy to learn new music. Sharon has a wonderful repertoire of wedding music to offer couples when planning their music.
In 2012 Sharon performed for 30 wedding ceremonies and over 50 wedding cocktails and receptions. The music for each event was personally designed to reflect the wishes of each client.
Whether your event is grand or small, at an exquisite venue or an intimate setting, Sharon will give your event her full attention to assure the music is perfect!
Are you going through the difficulty of losing a loved one and having to plan their memorial service or funeral? Music can be a wonderful way to portray their uniqueness and individuality. Sharon can offer suggestions to help you plan music to honor your loved one. Music has a way of comforting the soul.
Are you planning an outdoor wedding, party or memorial service in a remote location with no access to electricity? Sharon can operate her portable piano and sound system using her silent portable generator. Microphone available upon request.
No piano? No problem! Sharon has state-of-the-art portable pianos and sound equipment for indoor and outdoor events.
Visit Sharon's web site to listen to music samples, read planning tips and prices.
Sharon performs with a variety of solo musicians by special request...vocalists, duos or ensembles for piano, harp, violin, strings, and clarinet.
Are musical talent, professionalism, reliability, and communication important qualities in the musician you hire? Sharon excels in these qualities. She has a 20 year record of providing beautiful music and excellent music services to hundreds of clients that have been delighted with her music. Her client reviews say it all.
Wouldn't you love to find out how Sharon can make your event sparkle with her music? Contact her now. Sharon would love to hear about your plans and discuss how her music can provide the perfect musical setting for your special occasion!
New Year's Eve Parties
Wedding Cocktail Hours
100 YearsFive for Fighting
A Day in the Life of a FoolLuiz Bonfa
A Moment Like ThisKelly Clarkson
A Natural WomanCarole King
A New Day Has ComeCeline Dion
A Thousand MilesVanessa Carlton
A Thousand YearsChristina Perri
A Whole New WorldAlan Menken
Accidentally in LoveCounting Crows
Ain't Misbehavin'Fats Waller
All BluesMiles Davis
All I Ask of YouAndrew Lloyd Webber
All I Want is YouU2
All My LovingLennon, McCartney
All You Need is LoveLennon/McCartney
Allegro MaestosoG.F. Handel
Alright, Okay, You WinCount Bassie
Always Look on the Bright Side of LifeMonty Python's 'Spamalot'
Andante GraziosoW.A. Mozart
Annie WaitsBen Folds
Anniversary SongAl Jolson
Another Brick in the WallPink Floyd
Anywhere the Heart GoesHenry Mancini
Aquellos Ojos VerdesNilo Menendez
Arthur's ThemeChristopher Cross
As Time Goes By'Casablanca'
Ashokan FarewellJay Unger
At LastEtta James
Autumn LeavesJohnny Mercer
Ballade Pour AdelineRichard Clayderman
Bella Notte'Lady and the Tramp'
Bittersweet SymphonyThe Verve
Bless the Broken RoadRascal Flatts
Blue MoonRichard Rodgers
Blue SkiesIrving Berlin
Blueberry HillVincent Rose
Body and SoulLouis Armstrong
Book of DaysEnya
Book of LovePeter Gabriel
Braveheart 'Main Title'movie, 'Braveheart'
Bridal ChorusRichard Wagner
Brown Eyed GirlVan Morrison
Butterfly KissesBob Carlisle
C Jam BluesDuke Ellington
Can You Feel the Love TonightElton John
Can You Read My Mind'Superman'
Can't Take My Eyes Off of YouFrankie Valli
Canon in DJohann Pachelbel
Cast Your Fate to the WindDavid Benoit
Castle on a Cloud'Les Miserables'
Chariots of FireVangelis
Chasing CarsSnow Patrol
Chattanooga Choo CbooGlenn Miller
Cherry BombJohn Mellencamp
Circle of Life, from 'Lion King'Elton John
Claire de LuneClaude Debussy
Closer to FineIndigo Girls
Colors of the WindAlan Menken
Come Away With MeNorah Jones
Come Fly With MeFrank Sinatra
Come in From the RainMelissa Manchester
Come Sail AwayStyx
Come What May'Moulin Rouge'
Comfortably NumbPink Floyd
Con te partiroAndrea Bocelli
Country GardensPercy Grainger
Crazy LoveMichael Buble/Van Morrison
Cuando Te BesoJuan Luiz Guerra
Danny Boytraditional Irish
Dawnfrom 'Pride & Prejudice'
Days Like ThisVan Morrison
Delta DawnHelen Reddy
Don't Cry for Me ArgentinaAndrew Lloyd Weber
Don't Get Around Much AnymoreDuke Ellington
Don't Know WhyNora Jones
Don't Let the Sun Go Down on MeElton John
Don't StopFleetwood Mac
Don't Stop Believin'Journey
Dream A Little DreamKahn-Schwandt-Andre
Dust in the WindKansas
Endless LoveLionel Ritchie
ER (theme)the tv series
Every Breath You TakeSting
Eye of the Tiger'Rocky'
Falling SlowlyThe Frames
Fanfare for the Common ManAaron Copeland
Feather Theme'Forrest Gump'
Feel AgainOne Republic
Feels Like HomeRandy Newman
Fields of GoldSting
First Cut is the Deepest, TheCat Steves
Fly Me to the MoonFrank Sinatra
For AlwaysJosh Groban
For Goodthe musical, 'Wicked', Stephen Schwartz
For Your Eyes OnlySheena Easton
Forever in LoveKenny G
From This Moment OnShania Twain
Georgia on My MindHoagy Carmichael
Get BackPaul McCartney
Getting ReadyDavid Benoit
God of WondersThird Day
Gonna Fly Nowtheme from 'Rocky', Bill Conti
Good Morning Starshinethe musical, 'Hair'
Goody GoodyBenny Goodman
Great Balls of FireJerry Lee Lewis
Greatest Love of All, TheWhitney Houston
Grow Old With MeJohn Lennon
Grow Old With YouAdam Sandler
Guy Noir ThemeRichard Dworsky
Happy TogetherThe Turtles
Have a Little Faith in MeJohn Hiatt
Have I Told You LatelyVan Morrison
Hawaii Five-O (theme)the tv series
Heavenly DayPatty Griffin
Here Comes the SunGeorge Harrison
Hill Street Blues (theme)the tv series
Hold You UpMatthew West
Home Sweet HomeMotley Crue
How High the MoonBenny Goodman
How Sweet It IsMarvin Gaye
I Believe In You and Me'The Preacher's Wife'
I Can Only ImagineMercy Me
I Can See Clearly NowJohnny Nash
I Can't Stop Loving YouRay Charles
I Could Not Ask For MoreEd McCain
I Cross My HeartGeorge Strait
I DoColby Calliat
I DoPaul Brandt
I Do It For YouBryan Adams
I Don't Want to Miss a ThingAerosmith
I Feel Pretty (West Side Story)Leonard Bernstein
I Got You BabeSonny and Cher
I Guess That's Why They Call it the BluesElton John
I Hope You DanceLee Ann Womack
I Just Called to Say I Love YouStevie Wonder
I Knew I Loved YouSavage Garden
I Need to Be in LoveCarpenters
I Say a Little Prayer for YouDionne Warwick
I See YouTheme from 'Avatar'
I Wanna Be Your LoverPrince
I Want to Hold Your HandLennon, McCartney
I Will Be HereSteven Curtis Chapman
I Will Remember YouSarah McLachlan
I Won't Give UpJason Mraz
I Won't Last a Day Without YouCarpenters
I'll BeEd McCain
I'll Follow the SunLennon, McCartney
I'll Still be Loving YouRestless Heart
I'm Beginning to See the LightDuke Ellington
I'm Not That Girlthe musical, 'Wicked'
I'm So ExcitedPointer Sisters
I've Been Loving You Too LongOtis Redding
I've Got a Crush on YouGeorge Gershwin
I've Got You Under My SkinCole Porter
If Not For YouBob Dylan
In a Sentimental MoodDuke Ellington
In My LifeLennon, McCartney
In the MoodGlenn Miller
Into the MysticVan Morrison
It Had to Be YouKahn-Jones
It's Only a Paper MoonHarold Arlen
It's Still Rock and Roll to MeBilly Joel
It's Your LoveTim McGraw & Faith Hill
Jesu Joy of Man's DesiringJ.S. Bach
Just the Two of UsGrover Washington, Jr.
Just the Way You AreBruno Mars
Just the Way You AreBilly Joel
Killing Me Softly With His LoveRoberta Flack
Knock on WoodOtis Redding
La Vie En RoseEdith Piaf
Lane's ThemeBill Conti
Lara's Theme'Dr. Zhivago'
Last DateFloyd Cramer
Leap FrogLes Brown
Let the Rest of the World Go ByErnest Ball
Let the River RunCarly Simon
Light My FireThe Doors
Linus and LucyVince Guaraldi
Listen to Your HeartD.H.T.
Live and Let DiePaul McCartney (Wings)
Love Changes EverythingAndrew Lloyd Weber
Love of My LifeFreddie Mercury
Love Storyfrom movie, 'Love Story'
Love StoryTaylor Swift
Low Down BluesEubie Blake
Luck Be a LadyFrank Sinatra
Make You Feel My LoveAdele
Mama's SongCarrie Underwood
MeditationAntonio Carlos Jobim
Memorythe musical, 'Cats'
Mercy, Mercy, MercyCannonball Adderly
Mona LisaNat King Cole
Mood IslandErroll Garner
Moon RiverHenry Mancini
Mountain DanceDave Grusin
Music Box DancerFrank Mills
My Baby YouMarc Anthony
My Blue HeavenFats Domino
My Funny ValentineRichard Rodgers
My Girlthe Temptations
My WishRascal Flatts
New York State of MindOscar Peterson
Night and DayCole Porter
Night TrainOscar Peterson
Norwegian WoodLennon, McCartney
Now and ForeverRichard Marx
O mio babbino caroGiacomo Puccini
On the Wings of LoveJeffrey Osborne
One Hand, One Heart (W.Side Story)Leonard Bernstein
One Mint JulipThe Clovers
Over the RainbowHarold Arlen
Over ThereGeorge Cohan
Part of Your World'Little Mermaid'
Piano ManBilly Joel
Pride and JoyStevie Ray Vaughn
Prince of Denmark's MarchJeremiah Clarke
Put a Little Love in Your HeartJimmy Holliday
Rainbow Connection'The Muppet Movie'
Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My HeadBurt Bacharach
Return to SenderOtis Blackwell
Revelation SongKari Jobe
Ribbon in the SkyStevie Wonder
Right Here WaitingRichard Marx
River Flows in YouYiruma
Rolling in the DeepAdele
Ruby, My DearThelonious Monk
Samba De OrfeuPaul Desmond
Satin DollDuke Ellington
Saving All My Love for YouWhitney Houston
Schindler's List, Theme fromJohn Williams
Secret Agent Manthe tv series
Secret LoveSammy Fain
Send One Your LoveStevie Wonder
Sentimental JourneyLes Brown
Set Fire to the RainAdele
She's Got a WayBilly Joel
Shine Your LightRobbie Robertson
Shoefly PieGuy Wood
Sittin' On the Dock of the BayOtis Redding
Softly As I Leave YouAntonio DeVita
Someone Like YouAdele
Someone to Watch Over MeGeorge Gershwin
Something to Believe InPoison
Somewhere ('from West Side Story')Leonard Bernstein
Somewhere in TimeJohn Barry
Somewhere Only We KnowTim Rice-Oxley
Somewhere Out ThereLinda Ronstadt
Sound of Music, The (selections fm)Rodgers & Hammerstein
St. Elmo's Fire, Love Theme FromDavid Foster
St. ElsewhereDave Grusin
St. Louis BluesW.C. Handy
Stairway to HeavenLed Zeppelin
Stand By MeLieber/Stoller
Star Wars, Main ThemeJohn Williams
Storybook Love'Princess Bride'
Strangers in the NightFrank Sinatra
Strawberry Fields ForeverLennon, McCartney
Street LifeThe Crusaders
Summer SongDave Brubeck
Sunrise, Sunsetmusical, 'Fiddler on the Roof'
SupermanFive for Fighting
Swing Life AwayRise Against
Take a Chance on MeAbba
Take My Breath Away'Top Gun'
Take the 'A' TrainBilly Strayhorn
Taking a Chance on LoveFrank Sinatra
Tennessee WaltzPatti Page & Les Paul
That's All There is to ThatNat King Cole
That's AmoreDean Martin
That's How You Know'Enchanted'
The Fool on the HillLennon, McCartney
The Girl from IpanemaAntonio Carlos Jobim
The Glory of LovePeter Cetera
The Impossible Dream'Man of LaMancha'
The Lady is a TrampRodgers, Hart
The Look of LoveBurt Bacharach
The Music of the NightAndrew Lloyd Webber
The Odd CoupleNeil Hefti
The OneElton John
The PrayerSager, Foster
The RoseBette Midler
The StoryBrandi Carlile
The Way We WereBarbra Streisand
The Way You Look TonightJerome Kern
Theme from 'Beauty & the Beast'Alan Menken
Theme from 'Cheers'the tv series
Theme from 'The Apartment'Charles Williams
Theme from 'The Simpsons'Danny Elfman
There's A Kind of HushCarpenters
These Arms of MineOtis Redding
This is the NightClay Aiken
This MasqueradeGeorge Benson
This One's for YouBarry Manilow
This Will Be (an everlasting love)Natalie Cole
This Will Be Our YearZombies
Thornbirds ThemeHenry Mancini
Threads of LoveLorie Line
Three Times a LadyLionel Ritchie
Through the Eyes of LoveTheme from 'Ice Castles'
Through the YearsKenny Rogers
Time in a BottleJim Croce
To Make You Feel My LoveBob Dylan
Tonight (West Side Story)Leonard Bernstein
True CompanionMarc Cohn
Truly, Madly, DeeplySavage Garden
Trumpet VoluntaryJeremiah Clarke
Try a Little TendernessOtis Redding
Turning PageSleeping at Last
Two Is Better Than OneBoys Like Girls, Taylor Swift
Unchained MelodyThe Righteous Brothers
Under the Sea'The Little Mermaid'
UnforgettableNat King Cole
Up Where We Belong'An Officer & a Gentleman'
Viva La VidaColdplay
Walking in MemphisMarc Cohn
Walking in the AirGeorge Winston
Water Music, selections fromG.F. Handel
WaveAntonio Carlos Jobim
We Are the ChampionsFreddie Mercury
We Are the WorldMichael Jackson/Lionel Ritchie
We Belong TogetherMariah Carey
We've Got TonightKenny Rogers
We've Only Just BegunCarpenters
Wedding BellsJim Brickman
Wedding MarchFelix Mendelssohn
What a Wonderful WorldLouis Armstrong
What the World Needs Now is LoveBurt Bacharach
When a Man Loves a WomanPercy Sledge
When I'm 64Lennon, McCartney
When You Say Nothing At AllAlsion Krauss
When You Say You Love MeJosh Groban
Who Am ICasting Crowns
Wind Beneath My WingsGary Morris
Winter SongSara Barreilles
Wonderful TonightBette Midler
Yellow BirdNorman Luboff
You and IStevie Wonder
You Are So BeautifulJoe Cocker
You Are the Sunshine of My LifeStevie Wonder
You Make Loving FunFleetwood Mac
You Only Live TwiceNancy Sinatra
You Raise Me UpJosh Groban
You're BeautifulJames Blunt
You're Nobody Til Somebody Loves YouDean Martin
You're the InspirationChicago
You've Got a FriendCarole King
You've Got a Friend in MeRandy Newman
40's Hits Piano
50's Hits Piano
60's Hits Piano
70's Hits Piano
Christmas Music Piano
$100 - $600
piano, 3 portable pianos
Mary Pat Nydahl
George Gershwin, Duke Ellington, Michael Buble, Cole Porter, Frank Sinatra, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Beatles, Elton John, Billy Joel, Adele, Coldplay, Enya. Pop, Jazz Standards, Swing, Broadway, Movie Themes, Contemporary Hits, Latin, Celtic, New Age.
"Sharon did a beautiful job playing at our wedding ceremony and cocktail hour. She willingly learned new music we had requested and played flawlessly. We very highly recommend her and will consider her for any future needs! Thanks Sharon!"
- Adam B.
Wedding Ceremony in Mora, MN on 09/28/2013
"Sharon was very professional in all of our encounters. She did her best to remain flexible, and changed her plans to accommodate the weather changing our plans. We were extremely pleased with her piano performance during our wedding ceremony.
She went above and beyond our expectations, and set the mood for our wedding to a lovely, romantic atmosphere. We heard many compliments from our guests about how delightful it was to listen to her play. We would definitely use Sharon again for another performance, and would recommend her to any of our friends! "
- Megan H.
Corporate Function in St. Paul, MN on 09/17/2013
"Our event entertainment was perfect! Sharon did a great job and accomodated our desires of having 60's and 70's music during our social hour and classical music during dinner. Thank you!"
- Heidi F.
Wedding in Saint Paul, MN on 12/28/2012
"I would absolutely recommend Sharon Planer for your wedding. She played beautifully and exactly what my husband and I wanted. Great communication, she really makes you feel like your wedding/party is her top priority.
We had a glich on the rehearsal practice due to weather and our priest was an hour late. I know her time is valuable but she waited until the priest arrived. Very professional.
Teri & Rich O"
- Teri P.
Wedding in Minneapolis, MN on 06/28/2013
"Sharon is a pleasure to work with. Her keen attention to detail makes our job as planners very easy. She is always prompt, professional and provides beautiful music for every event we've seen her at.
- Madeline J.
Wedding Reception in Edina, MN on 12/15/2012
"Thank you so much Sharon for entertaining at our Wedding Reception at the Edina Country Club last night. You added the perfect air of class and fun. Every one had a ball with the Christmas sing-along too. You are the tops!!!
Tim and Nancy Smalley
December 16, 2012"
- Tim S.
Wedding Cocktail Hour in Minneapolis, MN on 06/09/2012
"Sharon was a gem for us! She was so helpful, so easy to talk with, so easy to plan with, so much fun to work with. She did all the things she said she would do for our daughter's wedding reception. And she smiled and appeared to have the time of her life while doing it at the reception! What great luck on our part to find her. If we ever do something like this again, she will be called first! Actually, we may have her come and play some tunes for us in our own home, just to hear her 'tickle the ivories'! What a delight Sharon was, and is."
- Dee T.
Wedding Ceremony in St Paul, MN on 05/11/2012
"One of the best decisions I made for my entire wedding. I have nothing but high remarks for her! She made having her play at our wedding stress free and did a fabulous job! Extremely pleased! "
- Lauren O.
Wedding Ceremony in Chaska, MN on 11/25/2011
"We LOVED Sharon! She was very professional, friendly and her music was wonderful. Sharon was very accommodating to our needs. She listened to what we wanted and delivered with excellence.
We would work with Sharon again. Thanks for making our day even more special!!
Kim & Brent"
- Kim E.
Fundraiser in Anoka, MN on 05/08/2010
"I cannot say enough about Sharon and the fact that she added the perfect final touch to our Ladies High Tea! The music she chose to play was perfect for the occasion and she was flexible enough to adapt to "requests". I am not overstating when I say...she made the event! I not only will recommend her...but I can assure you we will be inviting her back!
Note to Gigmasters: This is the second time we have used your organization and we could not be more pleased! Your members are professional, talented and easy to work with. Congrats and thank you to all of you!"
- Barb F.
Wedding Reception in Saint Paul, MN on 10/23/2009
"Sharon was absolutely amazing! She took our wedding reception to an entirely different level of class and elegance. I would recommend Sharon without hesitation to anyone looking for a talented, accomodating and professional pianist. Our wedding reception was a very formal affair and she worked with us to deveop the song list that perfectly reflected our style. In addition, we had two soloists who wanted to perform and without hesitation she offered her accompaniment. We wholeheartedly recommend using Sharon for any special event or celebration."
In addition to Minneapolis, Pianist For Parties, Sharon Planer will also travel to Saint Paul, Arden Hills, Hopkins, Mendota, Plymouth, Bloomington, Mendota Heights, Minnetonka, Eden Prairie, Maple Grove, Minnetonka Beach, Orono, Osseo, South Saint Paul, Wayzata, Circle Pines, Inver Grove Heights, Champlin, Burnsville, Chanhassen, Crystal Bay, Long Lake, Newport, Savage, Willernie, Excelsior, Hamel, Saint Paul Park, Dayton, Hugo
and many other locations in and around the Minneapolis area.
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