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Arnie’s reviews and testimonials from former clients
I can't thank you enough for all the wonderful music and melodies you played for us last night. It was great fun, and I thoroughly enjoyed meeting you.
We are very happy Arnie was available to play for our reception. He is the perfect combination of talented, professional and friendly, with the right balance of stage presence. He played a very nice selection of pieces covering various styles for hours without a hint of fatigue, and also really blew us away with how beautifully he had arranged and played a few specific songs that we had requested. To top it all off, he had brought - of his own accord and without our having thought to ask - extra speakers and materials that really came in handy and saved the day. Definitely recommended.
Thank you so much. I have to say that I am so impressed with your musicality in all-around music, from classical to jazz musical repertoire. It is rare to play everything with such an ease and joy. It would really be so fun to work with you again in the future.
An Amazing Performer!
I hired Arnie to perform at my daughter's baptism and I could not be happier with my choice. He is an amazing entertainer, pianist, and singer. The only thing better is his personality. A true professional in every sense of the word, my guests would not stop complementing me on my decision. Arnie deserves all the credit however. I would not hesitate on endorsing him and I cannot wait until the next event where I will most certainly invite Arnie for the entertainment.
Thank you for your lovely and beautiful music last night! You're professionalism was greatly appreciated since nerves takes over at weddings! Your elegant presence was so appreciated. Michael sends his regards as does my mother and Alex.
Arnie, It was a great party and your pianist, Charles, was wonderful, and just what we wanted. Thanks for all you did for us...we really appreciated your quick response.
Once again, it was really great to have had you play at the reception. Thank you very much again for playing for us! If we ever hear of a need for a musician for any sort of formal or romantic event in NJ/PA, we will be sure to recommend you strongly.
Your piano player was amazing...I wish I could play like that! Thanks again!!!
Thank you so much! The music was amazing! I really appreciate everything and I am so happy with your performance! I will definitely be recommending you to all of my friends 🙂
Your pianist Charlie was great!
Arnie did a fabulous job entertaining our family and friends at our small wedding reception (around 70 persons). His piano music was great background during dinner and his playing on the piano and keyboard (as well as his selections from his iPod) got people on the dance floor after. I didn't really think we had a dancing crowd, but, watching our wedding video, I see many of our guests on the dance floor in the front of the venue and still more dancing away in the back of the room behind our tables. Arnie was really great about learning a special song for a friend of ours to sing; he also was very accommodating when a couple of our other guests wanted to belt out some tunes. His own singing of our first dance song was very special, too. I highly recommend him.
Arnie, thanks for the kind words. You were great! Also, I have already received very favorable comments about your performance from some of the party goers. Thanks for helping to make the event a success and hopefully we'll meet up again at some future event.
I hired Arnie for our company’s corporate holiday dinner party. It was an elegant affair at a country club. Arnie provided background music for the evening and was nothing short of great--a class act from start to finish. Arnie’s silky smooth voice, in concert with his talented keyboard playing, created first-class entertainment for my corporate guests. As the event planner, I have never received so many compliments on an entertainer as I received when Arnie played. Encore!
I was lucky enough to have Arnie perform for at my baby shower and it was one of the best decisions I could have made. He plays so beautifully and on top of it is a really nice man. I would absolutely recommend him to anyone looking for beautiful background music or entertainment at any event!
Thanks for a great evening! I thought everything was perfect, I will definitely have you next time we have a get-together/ party and want live music!
Arnie was one of the most professional piano players I have encountered. His piano playing abilities were excellent, along with his vocals. Arnie was the perfect fit for my celebration. Thanks again Arnie!
Arnie was a last minute addition to our vendors. Originally I had planned on using an app on my phone to create a timed playlist for our ceremony. However as the days ticked by, it became evident that it would make more sense for my sanity and stress level, to have a pianist instead.
I contacted Arnie with about two and a half weeks to go. He responded quickly, assured me that he was well versed at the somewhat unique location we were using, and was just a pleasure from start to finish. Minus the song I walked down the aisle to, I gave Arnie free reign.
Being the last one down the aisle and a little pre-occupied, I didn't really hear the music. However many of my guests sought me out to tell me how wonderful the music at the ceremony was.
How it was nice to hear wedding music that was different from the traditional more somber wedding playlists. I couldn't be more pleased with Arnie and his services. Thank you so much Arnie!
Good Morning! Cara and I got back from our Honeymoon this week, and unfortunately for us, it's back to reality! But we cannot stop thinking about the wonderful wedding that we had. And that was in large part due to how wonderful you were/are. Thank you! As I can assure you imagined, Cara and I were stressed before our wedding. We wanted to make sure that every aspect of it would be perfect. But one thing that we knew for certain and were not stressed about, was the music for our cocktail hour & ceremony. That's because we knew how blessed we were for finding you. Such a talented, kind, and friendly person to work with. Our wedding truly hit the jackpot the day that we met you! I'll never forget being stressed about our wedding being delayed, but you being so flexible and generous with your time. Arnie, you really put my mind at ease that day.
Our thanks go out to you! We thoroughly enjoyed our evening and your music. You really entertained to a very wide range of people. Sorry I have not responded sooner but we went out of town early Monday morning after our affair.
We will highly recommend you to any of our friends. Thank you for making the trip and entertaining us on May 18th. Best of luck to you.
We should be thanking you! The piano was a great touch for our reception and our guests loved it! Thank you so much.
Much Appreciated and I am confident we will be reaching out to you in the future for other events.
Arnie Abrams is an extraordinarily talented pianist, with a kindness to match. My wife and I requested Arnie's services for both our wedding ceremony and cocktail hour. Arnie went above and beyond our contractual agreement, arriving early and entertaining our guests. While also staying later, when our wedding ceremony was delayed, Arnie happily stayed, played with a smile, and interacted with all our family and friends.
The day that my wife and I found Arnie to play for our wedding was a day that we feel truly blessed. Arnie is not only one of the most talented pianists that we have ever heard, he is also efficient, personable, kind, friendly, charismatic, flexible, understanding, and has an abundance of intelligence for the work that he does.
My wife and I will happily recommend Arnie to all our family and friends. We also plan on listening to him live, for his music is beautiful. Arnie is just an absolute joy to work with, and our family and friends are still buzzing how wonderfully talented he is. Thank you a million times over!
Thanks for reaching out. We were so happy to have you there to add to the beautiful evening.
The piano was the icing on the cake and made the affair so memorable and special. I am happy that some of the guests did approach you including my mother-in-law. You did a fantastic job.
Thank you very much. You really added something special to our party. My daughter Ava Belle especially enjoyed dancing to your music. Thanks for everything and I hope we can have you entertain our guests again sometime.
We are so thrilled to have hired Arnie as our wedding pianist. He was a joy to work with from during our planning process, and was extremely responsive to all of my questions, requests, and concerns. His performance on our wedding day was also absolutely beautiful.
As I got ready to walk down the aisle and could hear the pop, musical theatre, and jazz standards floating up the stairs from the main room of our venue, I knew that we had made the right choice, and his renditions of our processional and recessional songs (by Carole King and The Beatles, respectively) were flawless. Arnie's performance made our ceremony memorable and special. Thank you again!
Thank you so much. You were a wonderful edition to the event. We loved it! You will definitely here from me again.
Please extend our gratitude to your pianist Kirk. He did an amazing job and we were beyond happy with the beautifully graceful touch that the live music added to the wedding ceremony. The bride was very happy and the guests were satisfied.
We would absolutely recommend your company to others and will definitely use your talent ourselves for future events. It was a pleasure doing business with you.
We thoroughly enjoyed your music, and everyone seemed to feel the same! The night turned out to be a huge success, and we are very grateful for everyone's generosity, including yours.
Thanks for your kind note. We really enjoyed your music, as did our guests. It made for a great evening. We would be glad to recommend you. Great job!
Arnie was a wonderful addition to our wedding. We had him play for both our ceremony and reception. The music was flawless and went perfectly with the tone of our wedding, He even accompanied my bridesmaid (who is a wonderful singer) while she sang both at our ceremony and reception. Arnie was very easy to work with. He responded to emails promptly and kept the whole process very organized. I would absolutely recommend him for any event!
Arnie....what a wonderful man. It was like having a close friend play for you. He is so talented. I gave him the freedom to pick songs and they were perfect. Lovely personality. He was perfect.
We booked Arnie for our 50th Wedding Anniversary party and could not be more pleased. From young to old everyone was happily entertained. Highly Recommend!!!!
Thank you so much for your delightful contribution to our party Saturday night. You're expertise at the keyboard and your charming interraction with our guests made for a totally fun-filled evening. Everyone is calling and emailing to say that it was the best party they've been to and that the sing-along was the most fun they've had in a long time! I hope I have the occasion to call upon your talents in the future.
We enjoyed listening to your pianist at the party. He did a wonderful job for us. I will definitely keep your information on file for entertainment at our next party or recommendations to a friend.
Arnie Abrams is a true showman. He wowed the audience with his 1920's music on the piano. He played Gershwin, Berlin, Porter tunes and brought us back to the Roaring Twenties. He not only played the part, but looked the part as well in his dashing 1920's attire. He is very talented and the audience loved him.
Thank you so much! You play beautifully and we really enjoyed the music! I had so many compliments and will definitely recommend you.
Take care and thank you again!
Thank you for providing that virtuoso performance at our wedding reception. You made the evening flow so exceptionally well with the selections of music you provided. You certainly exceeded my Bride’s and my expectations! You are a top of the line, number one, professional performer. God Bless you!
Thanks for reaching out. It was great to have you there. I figured we would be there earlier than anticipated.
The music was perfect and added an elegant touch to the day. I am thrilled that I found you and that you were able to make the day special. I will certainly pass along your information to people.
Thank you for adding that something special to Murray's 90th birthday party. Everyone just loved the music and your music selections.
Thank you again!
Thanks Arnie.... you were great!!!
Thank you so much. We will certainly recommend you to anyone in need of your type of service. We were very pleased and appreciate all you help. Thank you for the well wishes.
Thank you so, so much for your brilliant performance. I would be delighted to serve as a reference! You were truly phenomenal!
Thanks very much for reaching out. Mike had great things to say about you as did our guests. Thanks so much for being such a special part of our day.
I will make sure the piano is tuned properly and repaired and I am really hoping we can have another party so you can join us and play for us again.
It is I who should be thanking you! Everyone one was completely blown away, even those who weren't singing. It was so much more than I expected or have had in the past years. Like I told my wife, the piano hasn't sounded that good since her father used to play years ago, even with flat keys!
I will call you again next year, and may consider doing additional smaller parties during the year now that I know how much fun they can be. More than one person commented on how nice it was to hear a piano playing familiar songs, and to be able to actually sing along without making up the words. Several took your card and I predict you'll be getting calls over the next year with requests to play for them.
Thanks again for making our 29th annual Christmas party such a big hit!
Happy Holidays to you and your family, and a Healthy, Happy and Prosperous New Year!
Thanks Arnie - And I have to tell you, that of all the "professionals" I worked with during the Bat Mitzvah planning process, you were the only one who proactively followed up and kept in touch, which made my life a lot easier. There were many comments on the great job you did. I will definitely spread the word. Thanks, again!
Arnie performed at our son's Bar Mitzvah luncheon. It was a low key affair and we were hoping to provide pleasant background music for our guests and to have someone control the "flow" of the afternoon. Arnie delivered on all fronts. All of our guests complimented on his playing and singing...adults and children alike. He was a one man show who brought all of his own equipment, set it up and broke it down and played the whole two hours without a break. He even helped us select appropriate songs for the candle lighting and played our somewhat obscure wedding song for our own private dance. Arnie really helped us capture that "warm" feeling that we were hoping to achieve for event. If you are looking for a keyboardist and an all around great guy, look no further!
I thank you for making our day complete with your beautiful music. It was a wonderful ceremony and affair. And a pleasure to finally meet you.
Thanks again for providing a wonderful Christmas party celebration and I look forward to seeing you again in the future.
Awesome Arnie! I could not have made a better choice when I hired Arnie for my mother's surprise birthday party. He is very professional. Great communication prior to the party and understood exactly what type of music the atmosphere called for. We had folks ranging in age from 8-80 and he managed to please everyone. I had absolutely no worries. Thanks again Arnie for helping to make it happen. My Mom is still talking about the party!
We hired Arnie to play for our ceremony which was at the Crystal Ballroom at the Radisson Hotel in Freehold. He arrived on time, actually a bit early, and collaborated with our Minister the timing of events, processions, etc. Although Arnie had asked us for our music choices we decided to allow him to pick the selections for the ceremony as he is the professional. We were glad we did. He did a phenomenal job and is a brilliant musician. He added that extra special personalized touch to our ceremony and we received so many compliments on how wonderful the ceremonial music was. Thank you Arnie for helping make our day perfect!
Just want to say thanks!! Your pianist Charlie was great and my family had a wonderful time!! They are a musical group, and loved singing along! I will definitely recommend you to family and friends!
The thanks go to YOU Arnie...you did an AMAZING job and I am really so sorry I did not have time to chat with you. We were behind schedule prior to the ceremony and then afterwards got swept away so quickly. I really wanted to thank you in person...you are a talented musician and the ceremony music was beautiful. We had so many compliments about you from friends and relatives. 🙂 Thanks also for bearing the elements...what a night! Thankfully everyone got home safe and sound. Should we ever require live music again I will certainly call you.
Arnie is a true professional. From the moment he arrived, our guests had an evening they will not soon forget. Thank you Arnie....you are the best!
Thank you so much for an awesome evening. Everyone loved your entertainment and hope we can do it again soon.....you are so talented.
And let me thank you for a job well done. I certainly hope there will be future milestones in which your participation will be welcome.
I was just about to send you an email and noticed that you beat me to it! Your pianist Charlie was an absolute joy. His beautiful music made the atmosphere just perfect for the event! Have a great weekend!
Everyone really enjoyed your piano playing, and also your company...we will definitely call on you if another celebration presents itself!
Your music was a nice addition to our welcome reception - it was exactly what we were looking for. The party was a great way to kick off our program and welcome our guests. Have a great week!
Thank you !!! The party was a hit because of you. We had a blast.
Happy New Year!
Your pianist Vito was amazing; thank you for recommending him, especially on such short notice. The music he played, including many of our favorites; richly enhanced my sister Karen, and her hubby Kevin's, 40th Anniversary celebration.
Vito also helped us in some of the party games we played, and having a microphone we could use, was extremely helpful. Please extend our personal thanks to him, and we would definitely recommend him to all our family & friends.
Arnie, you were great. Your musical talent is enormous. Your personality warm. Loved what you added to our ceremony. Guests loved it. Hope to see you again. THANK YOU.
Thank you so much! What a wonderful party we had and everyone is still talking about it! I will highly recommend you and hope to see you again soon.
Thank you very much! You are a great pianist! 😉
Good morning -- we can't THANK YOU enough for your kind words and for all the great music you played last night -- we are so happy that you were available to share our special day with us. I truly hope you will be available for our next event as consider yourself part of the family now.
All the best...
Thanks so much for your wonderful piano playing at Logan and Yoni's engagement party on Sunday. I always feel that live music makes the party, and you did not disappoint. Thanks for accompanying my rendition of "Married". We were a good team.
All the best,
Really!! That's awesome!!!! Thank you so much!!!! I loved it!!!!!! Everything was fantastic!!!!!
I can't say enough about Arnie. We had a small, intimate wedding (about 50 people). Arnie provided the music for the ceremony and reception. Our guests loved him. I would highly recommend him.
Arnie, Thank you so much for the kind words. It was really a perfect night. Thank you again for everything, everyone loved you!
We hosted a surprise 50th wedding anniversary for our parents. 3 generations came together for an elegant and fun evening. Arnie was a HUGE hit and an important part of making great memories for all.
Arnie played and sang a wide variety of music that perfectly fit the different parts of the night from dinner to dancing. He was easy to work with and gave us complete ease as we stressed with all of the other components to the event. He was incredible, and he drew applause from all.
It was awesome to see so many different ages dancing and laughing: I can't wait to bring him to our next event. Hands down, a great performer and tremendous value. Thanks Arnie for that "New York State of Mind"! You were great and we thank you for making that special day so much better!
Thank you for filling the day with beautiful music 😉 You were a huge hit! I will definitely keep your number and refer you to friends and family.
You are a wonderful and talented musician. We appreciate your services. You certainly deserve all the attention you got that night. THANK YOU!!!!
Working with Arnie was effortless! Communication and coordination was great! He arrived way ahead of time and was very professional. The ceremony was running behind, but Arnie was patient and very gracious, He even took time to come say hello to me when he was done. I thought that was a very nice touch. Thank you Arnie!!! I definitely recommend him for any event.
Hi Arnie - thanks for the kind words. Everyone had nothing but great things to say about you. We will definitely post a review later on tonight or this week.
Thank you. We were thrilled with the level of entertainment our guests received from your guitarist Rick yesterday. There was not one person who didn't thoroughly enjoy the music. He was an absolute professional and a delight.
Hi Arnie....everything was great! Your pianist Vito did a great job, and even let my friend sing (before the ceremony) !
Thank you for providing such wonderful music and entertainment for our party! I received so many compliments on the music and everyone seemed to really enjoy it!! We should be getting a date for our party next year and would like to book you again. As soon as I get a date I will be reaching out to you.
YOU have been a wonderful addition in spreading holiday cheer at our party. I look forward to 2017 and will be in touch once I have a date confirmed.
Wishing you and your family a Happy and Healthy New Year !
What a pleasure to work with Arnie and how fantastic it was to have his music at our wedding. He was super flexible, great voice, wonderful disposition. Able to keep all ages happy and wonderful selection of both traditional Jewish music and Latin beats. He even worked with our son on the orchestration for a song that was dedicated to us. Thank you!
We keep hearing how wonderful the music was. We especially appreciate that he immediately got the vibe we wanted and kept the energy going throughout.
The party is over and all had a great time. I want to thank you for all your help and for sending your musician Marc our way. From the moment he walked in he put you at ease with his air of calmness and friendliness.
His beautiful music and singing couldn't have been more perfect for the evening. We didn't give him much direction ahead of time, but whatever we asked of him through the night was done. We didn't even have to finish our sentences. He was so in tune to the room and what the party needed, and he made the birthday girl feel very special. The only thing I would change is that I wished I had hired him for 4 hours instead of 3.
Thank you again, and please give Marc our sincere thanks.
Charlie, your pianist , was FABULOUS! Wow...outstanding! Cannot thank you enough! Everyone enjoyed him so very much! Trevor surprised us with his 2 songs he sang for us, he was in his glory and so were we.
He is such a wonderful person, I had the pleasure to sit with him for a bit when we eating, we had some a nice conversation. Please let him know he was thoroughly enjoyed all the way around and thank him so much!
You guys are fabulous!
Thank you so much for making our special day even more special. You guys sounded fantastic and everyone loved that very special touch you added. Thank you once again!
Thanks so much! We were glad your piano player, Scott, could make it and make our event more special for our guests. I was busy changing but heard from the other guests that he was great. Thanks so much!
Dotty & I are truly appreciative of your outstanding musical talents combined with your funtastic personality which unquestionably contributed to our most enjoyable 90th birthday celebration.
Hopefully our paths will intersect many times in the future as we find opportunities to celebrate with music as the cohesive bond, and you as the 'Skipper', nimbly dancing up & down the keyboard creating those nostalgic melodies.
Thanks for a wonderful party.
Best personal regards,
You provided us with a beautiful musical background for the service.
We thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
With heartfelt gratitude,
You beat me to the punch. You certainly helped to make this birthday celebration a truly wonderful event for my mother, and in fact, for all in attendance. Got many compliments on you and am sure you will be getting future bookings. I certainly will have you again, G-D willing, we all live to the next milestone birthday.
Thanks so much.
Arnie played the cocktail hour at two out of three of our daughters' weddings - he would have played all three but the wedding venue had a merry-go-round running during the cocktail hour. He added class, distinction, fun, happiness, and of course, great music! My advice to couples thinking about having Arnie at their wedding? Book him!!!
Everything was great. We really enjoyed having you perform at our wedding.
Your were fabulous. I'm sorry I missed you to say thank you in person, but I did take a break to get everyone changed and settled down. You added the perfect touch to the day, and Springsteen's Thunder Road was great. I hope you will join us again for a party in the future! Really Grateful!
Thank you so much for everything! We could not be more pleased with how excellent you sounded during our cocktail hour. We had many guests come up to us and complementing how great you were. We will definitely recommend you to our family/friends for future events. Thanks again. Take care.
Arnie, your pianist Kirk was wonderful!!
Thanks Arnie, you're the best!
Your pianist, Scott, was wonderful, and enjoyed by all!
Your pianist, Tom, was great, and everyone really enjoyed him playing. The party was a total success! Thanks again and Happy Holidays!
Kirk, your pianist, was absolutely FABULOUS!!! He had his work cut out for him getting the timing down on the processional--he actually had to stand up and keep playing in order to see the bride's entrance, but he obviously has the skills to pull off a superb wedding ceremony. The prelude to the ceremony put everyone the right mood... I could not be more pleased. Thanks so much!
Thank you Arnie! I will be sure to recommend you if I hear of anyone looking for a pianist in the future! Take Care!
Arnie Abrams provided just the right atmosphere for my son's Bar Mitzvah. He was accommodating of our guests requests and played a nice variety of music. Also, he saved the day! I originally had a different musician for the ceremony, who could not come at the last moment. Arnie was able to fill in and helped make the day a success!
The day was absolutely perfect and the music that your pianist George played was exactly what I wanted to make the cocktail hour special. He sounded great.......many people complimented me on how nice it was. I want to thank you again and just say it was a pleasure doing business with you.
Thank you, thank you, thank you from all of us for adding that special touch to our cocktail hour with your most beautiful piano music! Your talent and professionalism are exceptional! The atmosphere was surely complimented by your contribution!
The hour slipped away so quickly and I am sorry that we could not have spoken more!
You were absolutely great! Thanks again and we will highly recommend you!
Your pianist, Charlie, was AMAZING!!!! We did not hear a whole lot of it ourselves... but he performed so many of the tunes I mentioned in passing and he performed our wedding song... His personalization and professionalism meant the world to us and he made our wedding beautiful.... We cannot wait to see the video and hear some of his music during the cocktail hour.
Thank you so much for sending him, he was PERFECT for our day!!!
I will totally recommend him again (and your company).... the music was very beautiful... and he made everyone cry with Ave Maria.
Thanks Arnie, your name came up many times yesterday expressing how much everyone enjoyed your music. You definitely made the party festive and you were wonderful to the guests (especially the two 3-year olds). You made me feel very confident that the party would be a success and it definitely was!! Anytime I can be a reference, it would be my pleasure.
I'm sorry it's taken me awhile to get back to you. We just recently returned from my honeymoon and wanted to thank you again for the fantastic job you and Joe did for us at our wedding. You guys were wonderful. We had so many compliments from our guests on your music. We were particularly touched by the story our pre-marriage mentors told us, of how you played the song from their wedding for them and how much it meant to them. Thank you so much for everything, you really helped to make our day extra special and we are so grateful that you both were a part of our memories of it. Thank you again!
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