New York, NY (PRWEB) July 17, 2008
Weddings. They are the most coveted gig for a working musician. The pay is great; the hours are not so bad; you have a captive audience. But playing a wedding isn't as easy as showing up in a suit and tie and sitting down at the piano. Micromanaging wedding planners, Bridezillas, intoxicated guests--these are just a small sampling of the myriad of obstacles a good wedding musician has to navigate to make the show run without a hitch.
The job can be daunting. But when it's done correctly, a wedding musician can make the big day as beautiful as she always envisioned. Anne Roos--a professional Celtic harpist with over 25 years of experience playing weddings--will take you through every step of the way to becoming a successful wedding musician. From what to put on your business card, through hiring a roadie and putting together a repertoire, to the final load out at the end of the evening, Roos speaks from experience, leaving no questions unanswered. Whether you are thinking of a career as a wedding musician or have been in the game for years already, there is something to learn from The Musician's Guide To Brides. Roos answers questions and solves problems you never even knew existed.
With sample questionnaires, inventory checklists, and even a rundown on billing and how to determine your fee; this book will show you new ways to expand your business.
Make her perfect day go as smoothly as possible. Whether you are a jazz pianist working the standards, a string quartet bent on Mozart, or your classic wedding band doing a particularly memorable rendition of "The Electric Slide" pick up this guide and sharpen up your chops.
About the Author: Ann Roos of Lake Tahoe, CA is an experienced wedding musician. Her instrument of choice is the Celtic harp. Roos also sits on the Lake Tahoe Wedding & Honeymoon Association and is a member of the Association of Bridal Consultants. For more info see her website at http://www.celticharpmusic.com.
Publication Information: For Immediate Release, Paperback; 321 pgs; Index; $24.99; ISBN 978-0-97942-140-2. Retailers may order through their preferred wholesaler; directly from Hal Leonard (800-554-0626) or through Music Dispatch (http://www.musicdispatch.com, 800-637-2852).