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Darryl is a brilliant musician, skilled in playing and teaching the organ, piano, and keyboard.
Wales, UK
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Hello my name is Darryl. I am a very qualified musician, with my specialist instruments being the church organ and the piano. My qualifications include three degrees, two of which are music degrees. Work includes being a part-time musical director, and I have 30 years experience playing for weddings (both church and civil), funerals, church services. I have performed many concerts and recitals on both the piano and the organ and have a vast repertoire in classical and modern. Other functions I have played for include many anniversary celebrations, and social functions. I teach the organ, piano, keyboard, singing and music theory with an outstanding 100 percent student exam pass rate. One of my students has appeared on the local stage in a starring role. If you require, I am also very happy to advise you on music for your occasion and if I don't know a piece, I am willing to learn anything new. Whatever your taste in music I can play it for you.

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Classical, Pop, Baroque, Early music, Renaissance, Christmas, Contemporary Christian, Traditional church music, Classical crossover, Musical theatre, Disco, Ambient pop
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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Charity event, Concert
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Other skills:
Fluent improviser, Fluent sight-reader, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching, Singing teaching, Accompanist
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Darryl's Song list

Mendelssohn's Wedding March
Wagner's Bridal March from Lohengrin
Pachelbel's Canon in D
Arrival of the Queen of Sheba by Handel
Toccata in F by Widor
Jesu, joy of man's desiring by J.S. Bach
Toccata in F by Dubois
Toccata and Fugue in D minor by J.S. Bach
Flower Duet by Delibes
Trumpet Voluntary (Prince of Denmark's March) by Jeremiah Clarke
Trumpet Tune and Air by Purcell
Trumpet Tune by Stanley
Ave Maria by Schubert
Ave Maria by Bach/Gounod
Pomp and Circumstance March No 4 by Elgar
Panis Angelicus by Cesar Franck
Air from the Water Music by Handel
Nimrod by Elgar
O for the wings of a dove by Mendelssohn
Pie Jesu by Gabriel Faure
Now thank we all our God by Siegfried Karg-Elert
Sheep may safely graze by J.S. Bach
Many other pieces
Hymns - English and Welsh
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Darryl's Reviews

From Encore customers:

Will A
4 years ago
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5 out of 5

We used Darryl for our wedding back in June 2019, and can highly recommend him. He was communicative and professional in the run up the wedding, providing advice on which songs would work well and even going so far as to have video calls so we could listen to him play. On the day Darryl was fantastic - he played all of our songs beautifully, and when there turned out to be a slight issue with the church organ he handled it calmly. Thanks Darryl - highly recommended!

Richard L
5 years ago
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5 out of 5

I booked Darryl to play at my wedding after the resident church organist at my wedding venue was unable to play my choice of music, as they deemed it beyond their ability. After booking Darryl and getting in touch, it became clear that the music for the big day was in very good hands. He knew the pieces I wanted played (Zadok The Priest by Handel and Toccata by Widor, to name a couple) very well and performed them to a very high standard, filling the whole church with the majesty and grace befitting such an occasion. Very helpful throughout and always quick to get in touch to answer questions and discuss ideas, Darryl made the whole process carefree and easy. Extremely friendly and approachable, he felt like one of the family by the time the wedding was upon us. From the point of booking to the final note played, Darryl was the utmost gentleman and professional. He played a key role in making the day as special and memorable as it was. A finer musician would be difficult to find and I'd highly recommend him to anyone. Darryl, thank you for all your help and thank you for helping to create some fantastic memories of a very special day.

From other customers:

Bride's M
8 years ago

Thank you for making my daughter's wedding so special. It was wonderful.

Review B
7 years ago

What a fantastic pianist. It helped make our stay at the Bed and Breakfast complete.

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