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Liz Craig - Pianist

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About

Liz Craig - Pianist is a service based out of Toronto, Ontario, that provides wedding entertainment. Liz can custom-tailor music to match couples’ preferences for their big day. Classically trained on the piano, Liz performs a variety of genres including her own arrangements of jazz and the latest songs. She is also happy to accommodate requests to ensure that couples love their wedding-day music.

Experience

Liz studied with Juilliard alumnus Dr. David Moroz at the University of Manitoba where she graduated with a Bachelor of Music degree in Piano Performance. She also holds ARCT Diplomas from the Royal Conservatory of Music in both Piano Performance and Pedagogy. Liz has performed at over 500 weddings since 2013, and she is the preferred live music vendor with some of the cities' hottest venues. She has also won numerous awards which attest to her prowess for wonderful performances.

Services Offered

Liz is happy to collaborate with other musicians to create duos, trios, and other arrangements if desired. Her set up is flexible indoors or outdoors as she can provide a portable digital piano and sound equipment. She offers competitive prices for her services. Additionally, she offers a free, no-obligation consultation. In regards to her event services, Liz's most popular wedding packages include ceremony music, cocktail hour performances, reception coverage, a willingness to learn new songs, and more. She can also play music at a range of other special occasions. Other features of Liz Craig - Pianist include:

  • Sound/PA system
  • Digital piano
  • Instrumentals
  • Vocals

Highlights

Arrangements

Instrumental duo, instrumental trio, soloist/vocalist, instrumental solo

Instruments

Violin, cello, piano

Ceremony Music Starting Price

$395

More information

Are you an agency or a band?

Band

How many musicians are in your band?

1-3

What genres of music does your band play?

Jazz
Country
Gospel
Funk
Classical
Blues
Oldies
Swing
Rock
Classic rock
Folk
World
Hip hop
Pop
Motown
Orchestra
Strings
Latin
Reggae
Punk rock
R&B
Top 40
Soul
50s
60s
70s
80s
90s

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
Vocals
Willing travel

What services do you provide?

Ceremony music
Cocktail hour music
Instrumentals
Learn new songs
Microphones
Reception music
Music during breaks
Rehearsal dinner music
Sample performances
Sound / PA system
Vocals

What items are available?

Microphones
Sound PA

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

$790

What is the price of your most popular wedding package?

$695

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

$790

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

Travel expenses
Ceremony music
Cocktail hour music
Reception music
Music during breaks
Sample performances
Learn new songs
Sound/ PA system
Microphones

Which of the following are included in the price?

Travel
Learning new songs
Sample performances
Ceremony music
Cocktail hour music
Reception music
Sound PA

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    Carmine C. Married on 11/06/2022
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    Beyond brilliance

    Liz exceeded our expectations when it came to the music. Very professional and you can tell her heart goes into playing. Highly recommend Liz and will be reaching out to her in the future for more events.

    Liz Craig - Pianist's reply:

    Thank you so much for this review!! It was a pleasure to perform for your wedding, it means a lot that you could hear all the loving care I put into every note. Wishing you all the best!
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    Christina D. Married on 11/06/2022
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    Everything I hoped it'd be

    The music at me and my husband's ceremony was so important to us, and we wanted to hire experts who we could trust to do our songs right. Liz (and Meghan) did not disappoint. Every song was beautifully played—exactly like we hoped they'd be. I 100% recommend hiring Liz for any event. She can play ANYTHING!

    Liz Craig - Pianist's reply:

    Thank you so much for this great review Christina!! I'm so glad you enjoyed all the music on your big day!
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    John O. Married on 21/05/2022
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    Perfect wedding pianist

    Liz was the perfect addition to our afternoon tea wedding. Liz was on time, extremely accommodating and easy to work with. Her piano playing was flawless and set the perfect backdrop to our wedding.
    We would highly recommend Liz to anyone looking to book a pianist for their special event.

    Liz Craig - Pianist's reply:

    Thank you so much for these kind words John - it was such a pleasure to be part of your big day!! :)
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    Alanna M. Married on 15/10/2021
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    A fan favourite

    Liz was not only easy to work with, but the guests LOVED her. Her playing was incredible and her vast playlist covering numerous genres was refreshing. I can’t thank her enough for making our wedding day special!

    Liz Craig - Pianist's reply:

    Amazing! Thank you Alanna, it was such a pleasure to perform for your wedding and I'm really glad everyone enjoyed the music! :)
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    Charlotte M. Married on 02/10/2021
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    So talented & lovely to work with!

    Liz was with us through 3 wedding date changes and was a joy to work with! As a musician myself, I knew I just had to have a live musician for our ceremony and Liz was nothing short of spectacular. She is so versatile and has an amazing range of repertoire to choose from. Thank you Liz!
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    Andrea Married on 01/10/2021
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    Amazing & Sweet Pianist

    Liz, you were phenomenal. You knew how to play each of our songs to a tea. You were so sweet and a pleasure to work with. You did an AMAZING job playing the piano at our ceremony. Thank you for everything you have done.

    Liz Craig - Pianist's reply:

    Wow, thanks for the wonderful review Andrea - it was a pleasure to perform all of your song requests during the ceremony! Wishing you all the best in your new married life :)
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    Chau Married on 06/06/2020
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    Beautiful Performance

    We booked Liz beginning of January 2020 to perform at our wedding ceremony. Throughout the entire pandemic, we had to postpone our wedding and Liz was quick to respond, understanding and very accommodating to our unforeseen changes. She played all the songs we had requested and was very easy to work with. She did an incredible job performing and our guests loved it! We’re so glad we decided to go with Liz and would highly recommend!

    Liz Craig - Pianist's reply:

    Thank you much for the review Chau! I'm so glad that we were able to navigate pandemic wedding planning and pull it all off in the end :)
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    Alyssa K. Married on 20/09/2019
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    Very talented and friendly

    I’m so glad we chose Liz as the pianist for our wedding ceremony. After my first email interaction I knew she would be an excellent fit for us. She responds quickly, asked thoughtful questions to understand what we were looking for, and clearly articulated what she needed from us and the venue to provide the best service. Liz is an excellent pianist and I was impressed with her smooth transitions between songs as well as her perfect timing. She provided us with a long list of songs for us to choose from and was also open to incorporating new songs. The list included a wide range of songs, from your more traditional and classic wedding songs, to covers of more recent popular songs, as well as some Disney songs (which are always fun to throw in for nostalgia). Liz is very friendly over email and I’m actually sad that I didn’t get a chance to interact with her on the wedding day. She’s very talented, easy to work with, and fairly priced. I definitely recommend her!
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    Fasebe U. Married on 17/11/2018
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    Elevated experience

    Liz was the pianist at our wedding ceremony and she is a gem. From helping us with music choices to her professionalism, she was an absolute pleasure to work with and I am so glad that we found her and she was able to be a part of our wedding! Her music elevated the emotions in the room and made our dreams of an intimate, unforgettable ceremony come true. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts, Liz!
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    Jessie C. Married on 29/09/2018
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    September 2018 - Guild Inn Wedding

    For our wedding, we opted for Liz and her violinist colleague to play for our wedding procession and ceremony.

    The music was beautiful and sounded amazing live. We appreciated Liz's professionalism and she had such a wide range of music to choose from. Absolutely no regrets at all, and would definitely recommend her services to any couples looking for live music on their big day.

Awards

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  • WeddingWire Wedding Awards 2016 Winner

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Meet the Team

Liz Craig
Liz Craig
Owner

Hello! Thank you for checking out my profile, I hope that we can connect soon about your big day. Here are ten fun facts to get to know me even bettter:


1. I am a speed reader and I devour books. My average is a new novel every few days.


2. My favourite genres to read and watch are true crime, thriller and horror.


3. I'm a cat lady and currently have a 5 year old Tabby named Bean.


4. I love learning languages in my spare time and right now I'm working on French and Japanese.


5. I've been vegetarian since 2014. Ever since seeing Cowspiracy.


6. I feel so comfortable in the city and in crowds, and start getting anxious in a wide open space or the country side. (I do play lots of weddings in the great outdoors though, and since music is my happy place it all works out!)


7. I am NOT a morning person. I usually wake up around 11 am every day.


8. I've been playing the piano since I was 9, and teaching piano since I was 15.


9. I've been playing weddings for almost 7 years now! It's the best job ever.


10. I'm married to my high school sweetheart. And before you ask, he isn't a musician - he's a theoretical physicist!

Meghan Cheng
Meghan Cheng
Violinist Extraordinaire

Meet Meghan, my violinist partner who can play anything! We are both available to perform your choice of songs on the big day.

I asked her, what are 10 fun facts that people might want to know about you? She said...

1) I played ice hockey growing up and played on the varsity team for U of T.

2) I started playing the violin because I love Celtic fiddle tunes. I got into classical music shortly after I started learning the violin.

3) My favourite musician (right now) is Anderson Paak.

4) I’ve been playing weddings for over 10 years now.

5) I love doing triathalons!

6) In addition to playing the violin in orchestras, musical theatre pits and other concerts, I also make audio reactive visuals for other musicians.

7) I met Liz while teaching (violin) at the same music school in the east end of Toronto.

8) I just had a baby girl!

9) My first job was cutting grass at a golf course.

10) I am in a free improv string trio called, unQuartet.

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