Testimonials

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BRIDAL TESTIMONIALS

“Lauren was hired to perform throughout my daughter’s wedding. She played the beautiful Steinway located at the private residence and was such a joy to have as part of the event. She is so poised, professional, talented, and friendly. I communicated with her for a period of approximately 6-months, and the experience, her friendship and support was nothing short of top notch. Her repertoire consists of a variety of beautiful music, so she had plenty to play. She performed during the ceremony prelude, postlude, guest experience and the dinner hour. She performed with eloquence and style. Her communications are quick, concise and again, friendly and kind. You will love working with Lauren, and she comes highly recommended based on her stunning performance throughout my daughter’s wedding day. If you hire the best you will receive a talented professional, and Lauren is that person. Lauren is elegant, her music is elegant, and she is a joy to work with. So many compliments were conveyed to me and many guests inquired about how I “found” Lauren! She is a talented pianist and her professionalism cannot be rivaled anywhere. If I had to do it all over again, I would pick Lauren again and again. My daughter’s wedding was full of class and style and Lauren fit the bill perfectly. Hire Lauren today, she will add beauty and love to your event. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. Lauren is a breath of fresh air!  P.S. She deserves a 10 star rating” (referring to the maximum 5 stars allowed by Thumback.com

-Beth Ericksen, Mother of the Bride

“I have so much to say I hardly know where to start. Lauren is incredible! We did not know what to expect when hiring a pianist. We just felt it would be nice touch in a venue with high ceilings and a more romantic ambience. Upon my first conversation with Lauren I felt impressed with her connection to and love of music. She has worked hard from a young age to become an immensely skilled player. Our entire family has a deep love of music and so I was stressed trying to find just the right method of sound-tracking my reception. She made it so easy and she communicated everything that we wanted to communicate in our favorite second language. Music. She invested in getting to know about me, my husband, my event (even colors and decor), and our story and she used all of that to help create a beautiful experience for us. She even allowed me to pick out her outfit! This is how committed she is to creating the right feeling for an event.

Nearly everyone at my reception commented on how incredible her playing was. She is really phenomenal. What is also impressive is how she tuned her playlist to my guests and what was happening at the reception. She would play more current, contemporary music for the teens and timeless pieces for the older guests. She would read the crowd. Awesome.

Lauren did something very special for us. I lost my mother and brother within a day of each other, 6 months before my wedding. Lauren learned a song that we played for my brother’s funeral and a second song my mother had composed about love and played both of those, in tribute to them, at my reception. Not. A. Dry. Eye. Lauren goes far beyond “pianist-for-hire” she integrated perfectly into the effect we were attempting to create, and made the night magical.

I seriously love this woman. I feel so blessed to have had the opportunity to meet her and have her perform for all my loved ones. As an aside, she made the payment process incredibly easy and her rates were surprisingly affordable. I would not have guessed I could afford her had I seen her perform at an event. I could and it was money very well spent.”

–Deanna Parkin Mauchley, Bride

“Lauren Stout was recommended to us to play during our wedding ceremony and now we both can see why! She was 100% very pleasant to work with and helped add the next level of expression through music to our wedding. The way she played was absolutely perfect and not to mention every song that we wanted was already in her repertoire. From her personality, to her beautiful gown and gorgeous playing, it seemed that Lauren was just meant to play for us and our guests. We definitely will be keeping in contact for future events! Thank you so much for helping make our wedding ceremony perfect and taking our special day to the next level!”

-The Grooms, LaDarrell & Gamyr Worf

“Lauren performed on our wedding day, August 6th, 2017. She was wonderful to work with!  She was professional, polite, knowledgeable, and was able to quickly pick up on the mood we wanted to set for our special day. She has a tremendous amount of experience in both event planning as well as tickling the ivory, so I was completely confident in working with her. I would not hesitate to refer her to my friends and family. Thank you so much Lauren, you fill the room with magic for our special day.” (Received a 5 star Google review)

-Chris Abedi, Groom

“Lauren was absolutely a delight to work with. She has a variety of songs to play and is very talented. I had her play my ceremony and reception Jan 14, 2017. The first time we talked on the phone and she had some great ideas for our ceremony and I knew I had to hire her. It turned out exactly how I wanted it. I would definitely recommend her for anyone’s wedding or special occasion.” (Received a 5 star google review)

-Katherine Rands, Bride

“One of our favorite vendors has to be pianist Lauren Stout. She is talented, professional, and willing to go the extra mile to make (the client’s) day a success! We know the wedding ceremony will go smoothly when Lauren is providing the music.”

-Heritage Gardens Reception Center

“The first time I saw Lauren’s videos on her website, I knew I really wanted her to play for my wedding. She was very easy to get in contact with and responded to every email very quickly. I asked her to play three custom pieces for me and she was so great at working with me on prices for them. As the wedding got closer, I wanted to hear how my custom wedding processional song was coming along. I emailed her to ask if I could get a recording. She was able to record it and send it to me within a matter of days, even though she had such a busy schedule that weekend playing for other events. On top of that, the recording of the song was so moving and beautiful. She made sure that she had every detail down so that I would not have to worry about it the day of the wedding. She took it upon herself to call our ceremony location so that way she had all the information she needed for equipment specifics. The day of the wedding, I was holding back tears and got the chills while she was playing as I walked down the aisle. She made sure that she gave her money’s worth in playing and even played a little longer for us during the reception. The music was perfect and people came up to me afterward commenting on how wonderful Lauren’s music was. If you choose Lauren, know you are in good hands; her personality was just as beautiful as her music. If I could rate her, she would definitely be 10/10 in professionalism, skill, and overall satisfaction.  Thank you so much for your hard work and making my special day even more special!”

–Alycia Hernandez, Bride

“I just want to say a big THANK YOU to Lauren for playing at my daughter’s wedding. It was a joy to work with Lauren in planning this special day. Her music was over the top – I cannot begin to tell you how much her music contributed to such a special day. Every piece she played held special meaning – and my daughter was overjoyed – Lauren is a true professional – playing all music selections to perfection. Her amazing grace and beauty shines through when she plays the piano. She made my daughter’s wedding an event to remember. Thank you, Lauren – I will miss working with you.”

-Christie Bilden, Mother of the Bride

“I became a ‘Mrs.’ on December 10, 2015, and I want to give credit where credit is due. Lauren was the pianist for my ceremony and dinner, and words cannot express how beautiful and amazing Lauren made my wedding. Lauren played for a total of 3 incredible hours! My ceremony music was beyond beautiful. When I got to the top of the stairs to walk down the aisle, I was overcome with such happy emotion as well as a great spiritual feeling just from her great talent and music alone. It’s so obvious that Lauren loves what she does. You can see it in the way she plays. She told me it’s her “happy place” and you can tell. Lauren helped to make my ceremony the most beautiful, elegant and formal wedding I was hoping for. Seeing how my wedding was so close to Christmas, I asked her to play classical Christmas music during the dinner following the ceremony. It was so elegantly festive, and I absolutely loved it. The guests were complimenting her music all night. I’m so happy I found Lauren and invited her to be a part of my special day. She is such a beautiful, graceful and talented pianist and her professionalism is beyond compare. I would definitely hire her in the future for other events. Thank you Lauren for playing such a special part on my dream wedding day!!”

-Janie Stoddard-Ralph, Bride

“THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU! I want to let you know much I appreciated your amazing music at our wedding reception. The music was perfect and you helped create the ideal ambiance for our guests. Also, you were a dream to work with. You perfectly incorporated the vision I had and I couldn’t have asked for classier and more professional entertainment. Thank you so much for sharing your talents with us A thank-you doesn’t seem like enough, but I hope it conveys the gratitude and appreciation I have for you and your beautiful talent.”

– Kandis Gren, Bride

“Lauren made my wedding into a fairytale. I was grateful to have her grace, perfectionism and musicianship during my wedding. I will always remember the joy that she brought to my special day!”

– Robyn Snell, Bride

“Lauren, thank you so much for your amazing work at my wedding! I’m so happy you were able to put together such a fun ceremony bridal processional (the fight song for the movie “Rocky”) when I requested the change hours before the wedding! You are a gem, and I would recommend you to any bride to be or anyone needing a talented pianist for any party for that matter! Thank you again!”

–Tawni Mortenson, Bride

“I’m not really an emotional person but hearing your video of my bridal processional selection gave me goosebumps and made me so happy and a little emotional. It will be interesting to see if I can walk down the aisle without crying. It was absolutely beautiful, thank you! I look forward to seeing you in person and hearing your wonderful music!”

-Alycia Martinez, Bride

“Thanks to Lauren Stout, Pianist, for creating the most perfect soundtrack to our wedding day.”

-Jessica Meigs, Bride

CORPORATE TESTIMONIALS

“I’m glad it went so well for the Fidelity event, and I am happy to recommend you at any time! It is a pleasure to work with you and a relief to know I don’t have to worry when you are bookedyou are so talented and professional!”

-Vicki Dunnington, Executive Director Food & Beverage, George S. Dolores Dore Theater

“I hired Lauren for a corporate Christmas party, which took place at a log mansion nestled in the mountains. Lauren helped us by curating the ambiance for a classy and memorable party. The company’s Vice President has a very “high-class” taste and his expectations for our pianist were very high. Needless to say, she blew him and the rest of our team away with her incredible talent. She is able to play exciting and lively music as well as softer, elegant music and will adapt according to the feel of the party. It is clear that she has a passion for what she does and you can hear that passion when she plays. She was very professional in all of our correspondence and her personality is so bright and cheerful. Hiring Lauren was the best choice I made to make our corporate party one to remember!”

-M’Kenna Sorensen, Executive Assistant, NearMap

“Lauren Stout, was the pianist at our annual awards dinner on March 3, 2016 for Lincoln Financial Advisors. I was very pleased with the music selection. Lauren was superb and very professional to work with.  She seemed to know exactly what I was looking for in a pianist and delivered a marvelous atmosphere during the evening. I would definitely use Lauren for future events. Thank you Lauren!”

-Ernie R. Pippas, Lincoln Financial Advisors Corp.

“Lauren played at our holiday open house after many years of not providing any live music. Our membership enjoyed having her. She had a variety of options that were well prepared and tailored to our club and membership. She set the tone for a beautiful event and we would not hesitate to have her play for us again.”

-Chase Walker, General Manager Cottonwood Country Club

“Lauren is an amazing pianist that we wish we could use for every event we produce. She performed reception music for one of our company’s most discerning clients at a Five-Star Resort, and they were very pleased. Lauren is a combination of musical elegance and beauty, and I would recommend her for any event in any setting.”

-Trevor Hanks, CEO 360 Destination Group

“Lauren was a delight to work with. She is very professional and understood our audience and was able to tailor the music to the evening. She helped to create a great ambiance for our event!”

-Shannon Harmon, United Way of Salt Lake

“Lauren played at one of our signature United Way of Salt Lake Tocqueville Society events and she did an amazing job. Her music selection was perfect for a small event and she was very professional, I would definitely recommend her for any event.”

-Darren Peterson, United Way of Salt Lake

MUSIC INDUSTRY VETERAN TESTIMONIALS

“I have been lucky to experience Lauren Stout play solo piano at several events and I have to say she is INCREDIBLE. She brings such a beautiful, elegant, and sophisticated mood to events large or small. Her presence and beauty is supported by her big talent on the keys! I look forward to working with her on events in the future.”

-Joslyn Poole, Vocalist/Recording Artist & Manager, Metro Music Club

“We were so delighted to have Lauren provide music for our annual company Christmas party. As a music production and publishing company, we had multiple entertainment options to choose from. Lauren proved to be the perfect choice. She provided the perfect ambiance to our event. She had a great variety of music. She was well prepared, performed beautifully, and presented herself as a real professional with class and grace. I highly recommend her. “

-Bryan Hofheins, Chief Creative Officer Warner/Chappell Production Music

“It’s been many years since I first heard schoolgirl Lauren practicing the classics (I would stay with her family when I came from out of state to do work for her father’s company,) She would practice at 6:00 in the morning every day! Fast forward to recent times: I was treated to hear Lauren play at the last two Warner/Chappell holiday dinners I attended. She was great many years ago, she is great now. I wholeheartedly recommend her for any occasion where beautiful music (played by a beautiful person) is needed.”

-Brett Raymond, Arranger/Composer (including The Today Show NBC, Oprah Winfrey)

“Lauren added the perfect finishing touch, she created a wonderful ambiance for our corporate Holiday Party”

-Jennifer Sprague, Production Manager Warner/Chappell Production Music

SOCIAL EVENT TESTIMONIALS

“Hiring Lauren Stout for my father’s life celebration was such a blessing. She was quick to respond to my request. She made wonderful suggestions and her knowledge of such a wide selection of music was amazing. She met with my soloist and they were able to practice together before the event so that the accompaniment went off seamlessly. Before and after the soloist sang, Lauren treated us to wonderful musical numbers in the background that seemed to mesh with all the music that my father loved: Classical, Broadway and music from his era. We could not be more pleased with her services and her professionalism. If the occasion arises, I would not hesitate to hire her in the future. I can without hesitation recommend that you use Lauren for any of your important events.”

-Cindy Horrocks

“I have really enjoyed working with Lauren, her passion for music is palpable and she really brings an energy and vibrancy to her music.  I had not had the pleasure of working with a professional accompanist previously and I can promise that the experience is well worth it!  I would recommend Lauren to any singer.  She does not only follow the notes on the page as written, but her talent and artistry helped me realize the tone and emotion I wanted to convey with my music and created something uniquely suited to myself and the occasion: it’s truly a collaborative effort that I found incredible.  Thank you for making this performance so special and meaningful!”

-Miranda Stumph, Vocalist

“I asked Lauren Stout to help us with our annual Holiday Sing-A-Long we do each year with parents and students. She played prelude music as well as our sing-a-long songs. She is an outstanding pianist! Her skills were amazing, as she had to adjust to the tempo of how we sang the songs. I also heard many parents comment on her ability to play the piano. ‘Wow! I was amazed at how talented Mrs. Stout is on the piano!’ ‘I loved hearing the prelude music before the sing-a-long!’ One parent in particular, who used to play the piano and had suffered a stroke, walked closer to the piano during the prelude. Mrs. Stout asked her if she had any requests. The parent asked if she could play Canon in D. Lauren accommodated her request. It was a very moving experience for this parent as she tearfully smiled in appreciation of hearing this piece. I have been amazed at Lauren’s talent as a pianist. She was so accommodating, flexible, and willing to play whatever songs we wanted. Thank you Lauren!”

-Shad DeMill – Principal, Quail Hollow Elementary