Dustin Callahan has performed extensively throughout California as a solo artist presenting standard classical literature and original works, as an accompanist for vocalists, and in chamber ensembles.
As a pianist for parties and events he has performed for weddings, receptions, Christmas parties, cocktail parties and everything in between. He has a wide variety of background music and has performed for several dozen secular and traditional weddings throughout California in recent years.
Dustin is very familiar with the Catholic wedding ceremony, having performed as both pianist and organist for several weddings at the Mission Church at Santa Clara University in California and surrounding areas. He is currently a teacher of applied music and a collaborative pianist for the Marymount College Wednesday noon Mass and the University Choir. With undergraduate degrees in piano performance and composition, Dustin has a Masters of Music in Composition from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music.
As a highly-skilled and hard-working musician Dustin, upon booking, will accommodate every last request and learn any song your heart desires; making your special day even more special.
Together, with vocalist Bridgett Rivas, Dustin can perform anything from Schubert's Ave Maria (light classical) to Broadway classics to pop standards to light Jazz to Sinatra. Upon request, Dustin can perform any number of his neo-romantic compositions for piano (and voice).
On some occasions a piano may not be available at the venue; or, perhaps you would like to have music for an outside reception or party. Rest assured, our portable full-sized keyboard features rich acoustic piano sounds that are sure to impress.
Additional musicians (violin, flute, voice, viola) and instrumentation can be added or modified to perfectly match your entertainment needs.
Thank you so much for your consideration, book me now and I will personally work with you to ensure that the music is tailored exactly to your needs.
Some feedback prior to being listed with Wedding Wire:
"Thank you SO much, Dustin! Brian and I are so thankful that you played for our wedding - It sounded just beautiful! We couldn't have asked for anyone better. We really appreciate all that you did for us, Dustin. Thank you so much." - Jenny M., Santa Clara, CA 7/01/2010
Dustin, did a terrific job and was a pleasure to have in our daughter's home. I would recommend him without reservation to anyone who wants a great piano player for a party. Brian Prinn -- Brian P, Newport Beach, CA, 12/25/2010
Dustin played at our wedding at The Ritz Carlton, and we couldn't be more pleased. He is impeccable, and truly talented. If Dustin is available for your special day, book him first thing. Dave & Lara -- David K, Laguna Niguel, CA, 9/12/2010