Jarrod Champion
Jarrod Champion

Jarrod Champion

$200/hour
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Responds in about 53 min

Introduction: I have been a professional pianist, singer, bandleader and all around party host for over 20 years. I have been a fixture in the Detroit area music scene since the age of 17 and pride myself on being able to offer a great amount of experience, quality and overall diversity. I have ensembles of all sizes and types spanning the genres of jazz, swing, blues, soul, Motown, rock, pop, oldies, etc. I cover a huge amount of musical ground and have bands built to suit each. Services offered include: - Now Offering LIVE BAND KARAOKE! (See below for additional details.) - Solo piano (vocal) - Jazz/Swing/Traditional ensembles (2-8 pieces with full horns avail) - Rock/Pop ensembles with female vocals (2-8 pieces with full horns avail) - Motown/Soul/Blues ensembles (2-8 pieces with full horns avail) - High end entertainment that mixes and matches any combination of the above - Full sound and emcee services From performing quiet and intimate background music to being the full-on life of the party, I have a setup that will fit any situation. I work with only the best and most professional musicians in town, as I've built up a solid reputation in the area over the breadth of my career. Let’s get your party started! (All deposits are non-refundable) LIVE BAND KARAOKE! We play, you sing! A fresh and amazingly fun way to engage your guests at your next event. Interactive and wildly entertaining, we provide a unique (and safe!) way to take your event to the next level. Something your guests will be talking about for quite some time! Contact me today for further details and pricing.
Overview

Hired 96 times

Serves Oak Park, MI

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1 employee

26 years in business

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This pro indicated that they reviewed CDC safety guidelines for COVID-19 and pledged to do the following:

Maintain 6 feet of distance from customers

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Customers rated this pro highly for professionalism, work quality, and responsiveness.

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Elicia R.
May 9, 2022
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Jarrod Champion responded to my request in a few minutes and was punctual on arrival. Since my newly acquired piano had been sitting untouched for 20+ years, he explained my options for bringing it up to scale. Jarrod even showed me how to lift the top panel and how to prop it open for louder sound. After he was done tuning it a half step/note, Jarrod played a beautiful melody. It was wonderful to hear the piano play music instead of screeching out of tune. I will schedule the next tuning with Jarrod. I appreciated his kindness too.

Details: Upright • Last piano tuning more than 2 years ago • Not applicable - new piano • More than 10 years old

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Linda R.
Jun 27, 2022
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Our original date was canceled due to illness, but he let me know and we rescheduled for today. Piano sounds wonderful and Jarrod is very pleasant.

Details: Baby grand • Last piano tuning more than 2 years ago • Piano played at least once month • More than 10 years old

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Elizabeth A.
May 26, 2022
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I am very pleased with my piano after Jarrod tuned it. It sounds beautiful now. Jarrod knows exactly what he is doing. In no time at all...so it seems..he brought my piano right back up to snuff. I will definitely ask for him next time. Very reasonable as well. Thank you again Jarrod.

Details: Spinet • Last piano tuning more than 2 years ago • Piano played at least once a week • More than 10 years old

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Rebecca W.
Feb 23, 2022
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Very chill vibe. Which is definitely an asset if someone is going to be repetitively tapping away on your piano all morning. No commentary on the state of the instrument, its tuning history, or upsells to fix up a children's practice piano. Very straightforward and easy tuning experience. Highly recommend.

Details: Upright • Not applicable • Not applicable - new piano • Unknown age

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Becky M.
Feb 19, 2022
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Jarrod responded very quickly to set up a time to tune my piano, which hadn’t been done in almost 20 years. He was very professional and did a great job on my old piano!

Details: Upright • Last piano tuning more than 2 years ago • Piano played at least once a week • More than 10 years old

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FAQs

  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    Each situation and event, in my eyes, is different and should be treated as such. My approach to pricing is to talk with each prospective client and come up with a pricing situation that works for everyone.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    I like to find out what each customer has in mind for their own personal vision. Whether that be through a phone conversation, an in-person meeting, or simply an email explanation, the more I know about the person or event I'm looking to provide entertainment for, the easier it is to put my experience to work for them, creating a custom game-plan that everyone can get excited about.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    I've been a pianist, singer, bandleader, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist for over 20 years. I've played music with bands of all genres and styles of music from eras spanning the 1920's to the 2000's. I've traveled the country and many parts of the world playing music and have learned from everywhere I've been and everyone I've played with. I'm a self-taught musician who specializes in jazz, blues, soul, swing, rock, contemporary, Motown, classic rock, oldies, and more. Diversity and the ability to listen has made me the player I am today.

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