The Music Boutique - New England
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Corporate Grand Opening
Alden Castle Wedding
Photos and Videos
21 photos and 11 videos
General event / party,
Pop / top 40,
Jazz / Blues,
The Music Boutique made my anniversary surprise for my husband very special. They were easy to work with, flexible, highly responsive, personable and connected me with the perfect musician, a cellist, who was talented and also great to work with. I would do it again in a heartbeat.May 25, 2020Verified
Scott was a pleasure to work with. He found a great piano player for a daytime cocktail party . He was attentive to my preferences. I’d use him and his team again in a second .Oct 30, 2019Verified
Scott was so responsive and professional! I was in a pinch and needed a violinist for my wedding last minute, he was more than willing to get me a wonderful violinist named Kate. He also was helpful in my choosing of songs that would sound beautiful with a solo violinist. 5 star service! highly recommend!Sep 16, 2019Verified
What a fantastic pianist for any venue! Very professional, highly recommend!Aug 26, 2019Verified
The musicians were fabulous, very high quality and they really made the party. I will def use againJul 21, 2019Verified
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?My objectives are simple: - Make sure we are a good musical fit for the client - Find an ensemble that fits the client's budget - Pay the musicians that are working for me at a rate that reflects the level of professionalism that I expect from them Because of my large musical network of professionals - I typically will have a number of different options for a request. These will include different size groups at different prices. This allows me the flexibility to find a group that fits my client's musical preferences at a price that fits their budget. I will not always be the lowest bidder. I respect the professionals I work with enough to pay them well for what they are able to do. In return, I have a wide network of the top professionals in the area who enjoy playing for my clients!
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?The most important thing for me, is to make sure the client trusts that the music we provide will be perfect for their vision of the event - and that we'll perform in the most professional manner from the moment we arrive. Once we've reached that comfort level, the rest falls into place easily. We discuss the event - how the client wants it to look, to sound, to feel - and come up with the best musical group that fits their vision and their budget. We then put the details in a written agreement - typically with a small deposit that secures the date in our schedule.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?In terms of education, I have a bachelor's degree in music education (as a classical saxophonist) and a master's degree in jazz arranging (as a pianist). I'm a member of a number of organizations for music professionals and music educators. I've been selected to present clinics to my professional colleagues at national conferences almost annually. In terms of experience, I have been professionally leading all types of ensembles for over 20 years - from small ensembles up through full big bands. That translates to a comfort level on all kinds of events - from intimate performances for small audiences, to large-scale events at performing arts centers and stadiums, as well as radio and television broadcasts. My process is professional and organized, as I typically manage over 100 events with 45-60 musicians per year.