Lauren Stout, Professional Pianist
About this pro
26 years in business
2 hires on Thumbtack
I hired Lauren for a corporate Christmas party, which took place at a log mansion nestled in the mountains. Lauren helped us by curating the ambiance for a classy and memorable party. The company's Vice President has a very "high-class" taste and his expectations for our pianist were very high. Needless to say, she blew him and the rest of our team away with her incredible talent. She is able to play exciting and lively music as well as softer, elegant music and will adapt according to the feel of the party. It is clear that she has a passion for what she does and you can hear that passion when she plays. She was very professional in all of our correspondence and her personality is so bright and cheerful. Hiring Lauren was the best choice I made to make our corporate party one to remember!Dec 14, 2016Verified
Lauren was hired to perform throughout my daughter's wedding. She played the beautiful Steinway located at the private residence and was such a joy to have as part of the event. She is so poised, professional, talented, and friendly. I communicated with her for a period of approximately 6-months, and the experience, her friendship and support was nothing short of top notch. Her repertoire consists of a variety of beautiful music, so she had plenty to play. She performed during the ceremony prelude, postlude, guest experience and the dinner hour. She performed with eloquence and style. Her communications are quick, concise and again, friendly and kind. You will love working with Lauren, and she comes highly recommended based on her stunning performance throughout my daughter's wedding day. If you hire the best you will receive a talented professional, and Lauren is that person. Lauren is elegant, her music is elegant, she is a joy to work with. So many compliments were conveyed to me and many guests inquired about how I "found" Lauren! She is a talented pianist and her professionalism cannot be rivaled anywhere. If I had to do it all over again, I would pick Lauren again and again. My daughter's wedding was full of class and style and Lauren fit the bill perfectly. Hire Lauren today, she will add beauty and love to your event. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. Lauren is a breath of fresh air! - Beth E. P.S. She deserves a 10 star rating.Aug 26, 2016VerifiedLauren S.'s reply
Beth, this is an outstanding, thoughtful, detailed review. I am deeply appreciative of your support, and I thank you for taking time to share your experience with me. It was a delight working with you, and I hope there is another opportunity to do so in the future! All my very best, Lauren
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?Each of my clients have different needs. Therefore, I customize my pricing specifically for each event after my initial music consultation. This allows me to provide a more flexible pricing structure.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?I always provide a complimentary consultation with my clients. This allows me to gain the big picture of their desired atmosphere and how I can carefully select what I will play to enhance their event. I'm happy to provide music suggestions, and custom music / special requests are welcome.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I began formal classical training at age five and professional performances at age 12. As a very young child, I was the pianist for my entire elementary school and for a church choir. Additionally, I come from an incredibly musical family, so I've had exposure to additional training and talent. I spent portions of my life working in a music studio and learning the business side of music. I was also given the opportunity to accompany some exceptional singers and instrumentalists and pride myself on that because it is very different than performing as a soloist.