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On WeddingWire since 2023

Last update: February 2024

Based in the Greater Toronto Area, pianist Jennifer Smele offers expert musicianship for weddings and other special events. Comfortable performing all styles of music, Jennifer is a talented pianist with more than three decades of playing experience. With a Master’s in Piano Performance from the University of Toronto (2008), she is equally skilled in Classical, jazz and popular styles of all eras. Her combined strengths in music score reading, arranging, and improvisation give her a rare versatility as a pianist and her repertoire list of over 800 songs continues to grow.

Jennifer is happy to take all musical requests in order to personalize your special event or celebration. It is important to her that the music she provides is meaningful, personal and of the highest quality. Her desire is to make a connection with the couples she works with, so that, together, they can co-create a memorable, one-of-a-kind wedding ceremony, cocktail hour, or reception.

She offers duo performances with the help of her musical friends and has a keyboard and speaker if an acoustic piano isn't available.

Please take a listen to the sample videos she has provided. You won't be disappointed in the beauty and energy Jennifer communicates through her love of the piano.

All are welcomed!🌈

Frequently asked questions

Are you an agency or a band?

Band

What ceremony music arrangements can you provide?

Instrumental duo
Instrumental solo

How many musicians are in your band?

1-3

What genres of music does your band play?

Jazz
Country
Gospel
Acoustic
Classical
Blues
Big band
Oldies
Swing
Rock
Classic rock
Folk
Pop
Latin
Top 40
50s
60s
70s
80s
90s

What instruments does your group play?

Piano

What music services do you provide?

Ceremony music
Cocktail hour music
Instrumentals
Learning new songs
Reception music
Music during breaks
Rehearsal dinner music
Sample performances
Willing travel

What services do you provide?

Ceremony music
Cocktail hour music
Instrumentals
Learn new songs
Reception music
Music during breaks
Rehearsal dinner music
Sample performances

What items are available?

Sound PA

What is the starting price for wedding ceremony music?

$350

What is the average price for a wedding reception during peak season?

$1,000

What is the price of your most popular wedding package?

$500

What is the average price for a wedding reception during off-peak season?

$1,000

Which of the following are included in the price of your most popular wedding package?

Travel expenses
Rehearsal dinner music
Ceremony music
Cocktail hour music
Reception music
Sample performances
Learn new songs
Sound/ PA system

Which of the following are included in the price?

Travel
Learning new songs
Sample performances
Ceremony music
Cocktail hour music
Reception music
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Reviews for Jennifer Smele Professional Piano Services

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Anthony B. Sent on 29/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Exceptional

The experience with Jennifer was absolutely amazing she is so talented and accommodating it was a perfect fit for of our cocktail hour at our wedding. I would recommend her to anyone needing some live music for any event her repertoire speaks for it self. She really made our day feel elegant and special.
Pamela
Pamela A. Sent on 30/01/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Outstanding pianist!

Jennifer brought a beautiful atmosphere to both our wedding rehearsal and cocktail hour. Her performance was impeccable, and her warm and kind demeanor added a special touch to our celebrations. She was not only exceptionally professional but also consistently on time, ensuring a seamless and enjoyable experience for everyone. I highly recommend her for anyone seeking a talented and reliable pianist for their special events
Jeona
Jeona L. Sent on 14/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Hire Jennifer!!!

Jennifer was amazing! She was quick to respond and accommodated our request. She made our wedding ceremony more special with her beautiful music.
Jennifer
Jennifer F. Sent on 15/10/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Incredible!

Couldn’t have asked for a better experience for our special day!
Jennifer was amazing to work with and was extremely flexible. We had many unique song requests and Jennifer took the time to learn every single one of them and played them to perfection. Our guests could not stop talking about the music choices and how amazing she sounded. Jennifer helped make our day extra special and I cannot recommend her enough!
Sabrina
Sabrina Z. Sent on 29/10/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Best wedding duo

When I reached out to Jennifer, we had a very specific sound and vision in mind for a Pianist/Cellist duo that we wanted to hire for our wedding, and had gone through MANY different vendors without luck. While Jennifer was posted as a solo pianist, she had great reviews and so I decided to reach out in hopes that she knew of or had played with a cellist in the past. To my surprise, she told me she knew a cellist and would reach out to see if he was interested. To our luck, Jennifer reached out to José Shapero, and they were both on board to play at our wedding! Before we hired them, we asked if they had any samples of the two of them playing together, as we had such a specific sound in mind. While they didn’t have any at the time, they offered to record a couple samples together and asked us to request some songs, which off the bat we were already very impressed with. Fast forward, they end up recording samples of both our requested songs and played them more beautifully than we could have ever imagined. Together, they played with so much soul and it was a no brainer to hire them! Leading up to the wedding, this incredible duo learned several requested tracks by the Brooklyn Duo that we wanted played at our ceremony and cocktail hour. Given that both of these musicians are classically trained and had no prior experience covering pop music, we couldn’t believe how well they played all of these songs. They delivered beyond our expectations, hearing them play on our wedding day was an absolute dream come true, and I truly can not thank them both enough. I would HIGHLY recommend this duo to anyone looking. They are a dream team. Thank you Jennifer and José!
Vincent
Vincent A. Sent on 15/06/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Wondering Pianist & Person

Jennifer performed at our wedding on April 2023 and our guests loved her! Her music was recognizable and elegant. She was very easy to deal with and we would highly recommend her for any function.
Ross
Ross W. Sent on 31/01/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Excellent skills and service!!!

Jennifer played a few songs at my wedding ceremony and she did an amazing job. She was very punctual and arrived well in advance of the time she was required to be at the ceremony to ensure all everything was where it needed to be. Highly recommended
Michelle
Michelle Sent on 25/01/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing & Talent Pianist

We had the pleasure of Jennifer play the piano at our wedding. Throughout our planning stages of the wedding, communication with Jennifer was always prompt. She is very easy to work with, and professional in her work. The day of the wedding, she played the piano so beautifully-she is a very talented pianist and it was a pleasure to hear her play. Our guests were also very impressed and we received a ton of positive feedback from guests about her playing! We highly recommend Jennifer to play at any event!
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Sarah Sent on 19/03/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing pianist

Jennifer set the tone for my wedding perfectly. The music was beautiful. She is so talented and I couldn't recommend Jennifer more.

If you are thinking about it, just do it. You won't regret it!
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Leyla Sent on 10/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Wonderful experience.

Jennifer was a pleasure to work with. She was very diligent, professional, kind, & played the piano beautifully at our wedding. All correspondence with her was friendly, easy, and respectful. Definitely recommend her services to others.
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Meet the team

Jennifer Smele
Jennifer Smele
Professional Pianist

I was fortunate to start piano lessons at the tender age of 6 years old after my mother insisted we purchase an upright piano for our small home. I still remember the salesman wooing us with "The Entertainer" and, from that day on, I was hooked.

The piano has been my life ever since. Being the high-acheiving, oldest of a very large family, I began studying Classical music seriously and passing piano exams. Eventually, I added 4 music degrees to my wall, including a Master's of Music from the University of Toronto.

In the meantime, I taught myself to improvise in jazz and popular styles and to read chord charts. I met lots of beautiful musicians to jam with along the way.

The piano has not only connected me with amazing people, it has given me the opportunity to be part of many special life moments in the lives of complete strangers. It has been an honour to provide the music for many funerals and wedding ceremonies.

In addition to performing, I run a piano studio in Brampton where I adore teaching and mentoring little pianists. I also travel throughout Ontario as a festival adjudicator and clinician, seeking to inspire the joy of music.

In my spare time, I practice yoga, participate weekly in a writing group, and pursue my other passions, ballroom and Latin dance.

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17 Archibald Street L6X1M1 Toronto (Ontario)

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