Dustin performed at our Christmas party and he was amazing. He arrived on time, setup and filled our house with wonderful holiday music His song selection was excellent he played not only holiday music but contemporary and classical as well. He really made our night special. Our guests are still talking about how talented he is and what a nice person he is. I highly recommend Dustin and will hire him for our next Christmas party or for any occasion which having a pianist perform is the entertainment of choice. .
Dustin Callahan has performed extensively throughout California as a solo artist presenting standard classical literature and original works, as an accompanist for vocalists, and in chamber ensembles.
As a pianist for parties and events he has performed for weddings, receptions, Christmas parties, cocktail parties and everything in between, even funerals. He plays a wide variety of background music and has performed for several dozen secular and traditional weddings throughout California in recent years.
Dustin is very familiar with the Catholic wedding ceremony, having performed as both pianist and organist for several weddings at the Mission Church at Santa Clara University in California and surrounding areas. He is currently a teacher of applied music and a collaborative pianist for the Marymount California University Choir. With undergraduate degrees in piano performance and composition, Dustin has a Masters of Music in Composition from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music.
Dustin can perform anything from Classical (Chopin, Debussy, Beethoven etc.) to Broadway classics, wedding classics like Schubert's Ave Maria, light jazz and Sinatra, and current pop standards. Upon request, Dustin can also perform any number of his original neo-romantic compositions for piano.
Additional musicians (violin, cello, flute, voice, viola) and instrumentation can be added or modified to perfectly match your entertainment needs.
Upon booking, Dustin will accommodate every last request and learn any song you desire, making your special day even more special.
On some occasions a piano may not be available at the venue; or, perhaps you would like to have music for an outside reception or party. Rest assured, his portable full-sized keyboard features rich acoustic piano sounds that are sure to impress. He also uses a 300 watt full-size keyboard PA with sonic enhancement. Samples are available in the Media section of this site.
Since 2010, he has booked over 80 gigs through Gigmasters and in 2013 was granted the Best of Gigmasters award for having over 20 five-star reviews. With over 10 years of professional piano experience, he will go the extra mile to make your next big event first class.
Book Dustin now and he will personally work with you to ensure that the music is tailored exactly to your needs.