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Scott Schillin, piano

Piano from Chapel Hill, NC - Will travel up to 50 miles
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10 VERIFIED BOOKINGS
MEMBER SINCE 2014
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$150 - $350 per event
Looking for a sophisticated, versatile pianist (with his own portable digital piano) for a reception, dinner, wedding, corporate event, private party, or memorial? You've found him! I am an experienced, accomplished musician and am passionate about sharing my talent and enthusiasm for performing at events throughout the Triangle.

I began making music early (age 4) picking out tunes on our family piano. Serious “classical” studies led to undergraduate and graduate degrees in piano performance, leadership positions at respected music schools nationwide, and later the Operations Manager position with the Boston Pops.

In addition to knowing and continuing to perform traditional classical repertoire, my true passion always has been playing the music from the “American Songbook.” That music has lived in my brain as long as I can remember. Knowing hundreds and hundreds of popular tunes as I do enables me to bypass the printed page and spin out fresh, spontaneous arrangements improvising in different styles reminiscent of Erroll Garner, Oscar Peterson, Dave McKenna, and others. So whether playing music written by composers such as Gershwin, Ellington, Lennon/McCartney, Billy Joel, Elton John, James Taylor, Carol King, and more recently Taylor Swift, you'll hear my own personal imprint on each tune.

As to a piano available to use at the venue, my intention is that when an available instrument has been maintained regularly and tuned recently, I welcome the opportunity to use that piano, in particular for a traditional wedding ceremony or memorial. However, I am more than happy to provide my high quality Yamaha P-105 digital keyboard and a separate sound system. Together they replicate the timbre of a 9-foot concert grand while allowing me to add a bit of percussion or an alternative keyboard sound to enhance a particular song.

So let me close by thanking you for reading this brief profile. Do take a moment to listen to the music samples I've included in the "media" section, and I do hope we have the opportunity to speak further about how my music will support and enhance the ambiance of the event for all of your guests.
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10+ GigMasters Bookings
Responds quickly to client requests

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Scott was the magic touch at our Client Appreciation Event. He played elegant music, dressed professionally, and arrived early to make sure he had enough set-up time. Scott is a very kind man with great talent. He not only took song requests he knew, but learned new ones on the spot! We will recommend him in an instant to anyone needing live music. You'll miss out if you hire anyone else!

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Corporate Function

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Put Simply: Choose Him! From the beginning, Scott was one of the most accommodating and customer service-oriented people I've ever met. From his first email he was detail-oriented, organized and made my life easy. He laid out an efficient timeline and even sent some videos of his playing! At the event, he was the absolute image of perfection from attire to performance. He was exceptionally professional and considerate and fluidly talked to guests while he played. He was timely and very communicative during the event as well as proactive and helpful with ideas. Entertaining over 900 guests, I firmly believe he made their experience infinitely better by his presence.

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Wedding Ceremony

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I cannot say enough good things about the professionalism and talent of Mr. Shillin. I hired Scott to play at my friend's wedding and was very pleased at the elegance his playing added to the venue. From the first time we discussed the details, Scott was nothing short of professional. The bride and groom went to listen to Scott play at Belle restaurant in Cary, loved what they heard and were excited to have him play at their wedding. He arrived early and sharply dressed to set up and discuss last minute details to be sure everything went without a hitch. I highly recommend Scott to anybody who desires a professional and talented pianist to perform at their venue.

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PAST EVENTS
FUTURE EVENTS
GIGMASTERS VERIFIED BOOKING
2017
Mar
10
Wedding Ceremony
Chapel Hill, NC
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
2016
Nov
1
Corporate Function
Durham, NC
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
2016
Oct
29
Event
Raleigh, NC
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
2016
Sep
30
Wedding Reception
Cary, NC
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
2016
Sep
10
Cocktail Party
Cary, NC
7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
2015
Dec
12
Christmas Party
Raleigh, NC
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
2015
Nov
14
Wedding Reception
Raleigh, NC
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Piano
Jazz Piano
Weddings
Celebrations
Funerals
Happy Hours
Picnic
Events
Banquets
Conventions
Fundraisers
Meetings
Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Christmas Parties
Grand Openings
Holiday Parties
Trade Shows
Memorial Services
Cocktail Parties
Private Parties
Commitment Ceremonies
Retirement Parties
Wine Tasting Parties
Valentine's Day Parties
Anniversaries
Labor Day Parties
Please note Scott Schillin, piano will also travel to Carrboro, Durham, Hillsborough, Swepsonville, Efland, Morrisville, Pittsboro, Burlington, Alamance, Cary, Mebane, Raleigh, Bahama, Altamahaw, Apex, Haw River, New Hill, Cedar Grove, Sedalia, Butner, Graham, Hurdle Mills, Moncure, Snow Camp, Rougemont, Holly Springs, Creedmoor, Greensboro, Timberlake, Prospect Hill.
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