Michelle Packman

Cello from Boston, MA - Will travel up to 200 miles
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Hello, dear music lover!

First of all, I must thank you so much for understanding the value of live music and the power it has to make life events more meaningful. It is thanks to people like -you- that people like -me- can continue to do what we love for a living and spread joy and celebration through our musical voices. I owe my life to it. Your support means the world to me!

Let me tell you more about myself. I originally hail from a small town in Southern California called Laguna Hills. I graduated with honors from the Cole Conservatory of Music in Long Beach, CA. After school, I moved to Santa Monica and freelanced for a few years for clients in Beverly Hills. I played with artists like Jason Mraz, I See Stars, and Maisy Kay. I have played for media powerhouses like Hallmark Channel and FX, and video games like Riot Games, League of Legends. I learned quickly that I wasn't satisfied with my classical training--that true musicianship requires more. I have recently moved to Boston, MA to pursue that passion to attend the internationally acclaimed Berklee College of Music with a substantial scholarship. Since enrolling at Berklee I have played with the Trans-Siberian orchestra on their West Coast tour and Eminem at Boston Calling Music Festival.

As for my professional experience, I began work at age 14 aided by my mentors, fell in love, and have been a freelance musician ever since. The freelancing scene is different from the conservatory, you see, because people want to hear music that they remember, music that reminds them of LIFE, of their most precious memories. I didn't grow up in the conservatory vacuum either; I spent years exploring all of the music our culture introduced to my ears, and I love that music, too. I strive to be a flexible, adaptable musician, a chameleon who can perform any style with grace (#lifegoals). I perform pop, blues, jazz, classical, hip hop, and more and I continue to push myself to improve my global musicianship. This is all to say: I can perform any special request my lovely clients request, and I aim to make every performance personal.

Thanks for taking the time to read this, I look forward to working with you to create fantastic memories!

My Warmest,
Michelle Packman

A note to booked CA clients: Your bookings will still be fulfilled, I travel from Boston to LA and make sure my bookings reflect where I will be on that particular day.
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25+ GigMasters Bookings
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2016!
2016 - Top Cellist

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Michelle performed during my wedding ceremony and for cocktail hour. She was just amazing! Professional and talented. Great communication and openness to the songs I wanted prior to the event. The guests had nothing but positive things to say about her. She made a wonderful contribution to my perfect wedding.

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Michelle Packman’s Response:

Thanks so much Lily, I wish you both the best in the future!

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Wedding Ceremony

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She didn't contact me leading up to the events after I emailed and called several times to coordinate the wedding. A couple days before when I still didn't hear from her I found a replacement and 2 hours before the ceremony I received an email filled with excuses.

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Michelle Packman’s Response:

Hi Heather, you are absolutely right, and I'm so sorry for the distress I caused you. I have been travelling back and forth out of state to take care of a family member who's health has been on the decline and I failed to make sure all of my clients had been taken care of. My attention has been on my family and I should have been more careful to double check everything. I know this doesn't take away your frustration and you deserve much better than that. I take full responsibility for the oversight.

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Michelle is very talented and was a great addition to our cocktail hour.

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Michelle Packman’s Response:

Thank you so much for your kind review, Colin. I wish the best of luck to you and your family.

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PAST EVENTS
FUTURE EVENTS
GIGMASTERS VERIFIED BOOKING
2018
Dec
8
Wedding
Crestline, CA
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
2018
Sep
22
Wedding
Gloucester, MA
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
2018
May
18
Wedding Ceremony
Topsfield, MA
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
2018
May
12
Wedding Ceremony
Meredith, NH
3:30 PM - 4:15 PM
2018
May
12
Wedding Ceremony
Barnstable, MA
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
2018
Apr
28
Wedding Cocktail Hour
Centerville, MA
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
2018
Feb
14
Engagement Party
Boston, MA
4:30 PM - 4:45 PM
List of Repertoire Classical/Spiritual: Bach - Air on a G String Bach - Arioso Bach - Bist Du bei Mir Bach - Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring Bach - Sheep May Safely Graze Bach - Wachet auf Bach/Gounod - Ave Maria Beethoven - Moonlight Sonata Beethoven - Ode
Cello
Classical Cello
Chamber Music Cello
Proms
Weddings
Baby Showers
Bar Mitzvahs
Celebrations
Funerals
Happy Hours
Picnic
Bachelorette Parties
Concerts
Bat Mitzvahs
Bridal Showers
Events
Bachelor Parties
Banquets
Christenings
Conventions
Festivals
Fundraisers
Halloween Parties
Meetings
Birthday Parties (Kids)
Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Luau Parties
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Please note Michelle Packman will also travel to Braintree, Cambridge, Newton, Readville, Brookline Village, Medford, Randolph, Milton, Quincy, Wallaston, Watertown, West Medford, Weymouth, Arlington Heights, Holbrook, Melrose, Nonantum, North Quincy, Waverley, Dorchester, East Weymouth, Hyde Park, Mattapan, North Weymouth, Oakdale, South Weymouth, Waltham, Babson Park, Avon, Canton.
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