Services From Caroline Wallis-Newport
Classical & Sophisticated Piano Music For Your Special Day
I am a professional weddings and events pianist who trained at the Royal College of Music. Versatility is my strength: I can play music from any genre - classical, pop, jazz, film, ambient and can play any piece of music you request for your wedding or event.
If no acoustic piano is available then I can provide my own digital piano and amplifier which gives a great sound, particularly in larger spaces.
Fay & Antony• Oct. 22, 2021
Through all of our wedding planning, and postponements, and re-planning, Caroline has been absolutely wonderful! She showed me patience when I couldn't make my mind up about song choices, or asked the same question a number of times! She offered advice and support, and above all, played beautifully for guests before our wedding ceremony, and afterwards during our wedding reception. She also came to the rescue and played our wedding ceremony music on the in-house music system when no one was available to do this - I couldn't recommend her enough!
It was everything and more ♥.
Mauro & Keith• Aug. 25, 2019
Thank you soooooo much for helping me with my violin solo and for doing your best in
playing at our wedding. We both are soooo happy with your hard work. From the beginning
of this process you’ve been great and never brought a problem for us. Please, if there is any
website you would like me to give you a review let us know.
Thank you so much
Rachel & Jack• Aug. 16, 2019
Thank you for playing at our ceremony last week. It was perfect and we couldn’t have had a
better day, despite the weather! Thank you so much - I think the entrance was perfect, well
done! Jack said the build up was amazing and it was lovely listening to you whilst the guests
Nathan & Tim• May 18, 2019
Thank you for playing at our wedding! It was such an amazing addition to our day, and made
the whole room and dinner service feel warm. Amazing choice of songs, and amazing quality
of music. Thank you so so much again.
Harriet & Michael• Nov. 17, 2017
Thank you so much for playing at our wedding last weekend, it was everything we wanted
and more! You created such a wonderfully romantic atmosphere and we cannot thank you
enough for making the planning process (and the day itself) so easy.
Harriet and Michael
Harriet and Michael• Nov. 11, 2017
Thank you so much for playing at our wedding last weekend, it was everything we wanted and more! You created such a wonderfully romantic atmosphere and we cannot thank you enough for making the planning process (and the day itself) so easy. Kind regards, Harriet and Michael
How long do you play for?
For however long you would like to hear my piano music!
Do you have your own PA and lighting?
I have my own Fender amplifier.
Do you have Public Liability Insurance and PAT tested equipment?
I have Public Liability Insurance. My equipment is tested.
How much space do you require?
Enough space for my piano, stand and amp. Usually tucks away quite nicely in a corner.
My favourite tune is not on your list. Will you be able to play it?
I can play ANYTHING you request.
How many breaks do you take? How long are they?
One every two hours of about 15'.
Are deposits refundable?
Once a booking is made, I reserve the day and time and cannot therefore give it to another client. The deposit also takes into account that, as soon as a booking is made, I will be working on the music, which very often involves learning new songs. Regrettably therefore, the deposit is non-refundable.
When should the deposit and balance of the fee be paid?
In order to secure the booking, a deposit (which is a variable amount, according to the fee) should be paid instantly. I require the balance of the fee to be paid at any time prior to the engagement and no later than a week before the engagement. Both deposit and balance are to be paid by bank transfer.
Should the piano at the venue be regularly tuned and maintained?
Yes, definitely - this is the responsibility of the venue. It needs to sound good for the client and should also be in good playing order for the pianist. It is in everyone's interest for the piano to sound lovely!
I can provide sophisticated piano music for weddings, corporate events and private parties. I play all genres of music, from classical to pop, cocktail, jazz and film music. I can play ANY song or piece of music that you request, not just what you can hear on the videos - anything from Ed Sheeran to Queen and Chopin to Einaudi!
Where no piano is available I can bring my digital piano and amplifier for events inside or outdoors. For weddings, I can play for your ceremony, drinks reception, wedding breakfast or all of those!