Reviews

A special touch

  Linda, was incredible. I reached out for my wedding with less than a week notice, and Linda was quick to respond, professional, and easy to communicate. She and the violinist arrived on time to set up. There were changes made on the day of the wedding by my family, from what Linda and I had agreed on prior, and she was so flexible and kind. Thank you Linda for providing a special touch to Felipe and my wedding.      

Ally & Felipe
August 2020

Thoughtful and romantic gesture

Wow! Wow! Wow!! What a beautiful surprise. (A romantic dinner and a surprise zoom piano concert). Your music and your talent, coupled with my future husband’s thoughtful and romantic gesture will be a moment in my life I will never forget and cherish forever. I sincerely hope to meet you in person and to listen to you play again Your performance exceeded Weslsy’s expectations and we both can’t thank you enough.  

Julie
2021

Amazing work

Linda does amazing work with a pure heart.  I've been to in-person events where Linda is playing as well as seen her work with virtual projects.  She will work with you to make sure that her performance meets and exceeds your expectations.  Highly recommendd!

Jake
January 2022

Christmas event

We had Linda perform at our Christmas event in Sherwood and she was amazing!  Awesome to work with and a great performer.  She really added some holiday spirit at our event and it was so fun to listen to her talent!

Annie
November 2021

Gift for Mother’s Day

I wanted to give my Mom an extra special gift for Mother's Day...one that would take her back and really touch her soul.  I had the beautiful Linda surprise my Mom for a special song for Mother's Day.  She played Unchained Melody for her and I sent it to be delivered to her first thing that morning.  My Mom's response was so wonderful!  She told me how it gave her goodsebumps and brought tears to her eyes that I would think of this as a gift for her.  When we gathered as a family later that day, my Mom shared the song with our whole family.  She was deeply moved by the song Linda played.  Worth every penny!  Thank you Linda!

Starlit
May 2022

An elevated elegant experience

Linda transforms our wedding events into an elevated elegant experience.  As a Bridal Boutique owner, we couldn't imagine having an event without her, including our own wedding!  She is truly talented and graceful in everything she plays and does!  A beautiful human being and an extraordinary musician.  Thank you, Linda, for such grace.  We proudly recommend Notes of Celebration for any event!!

Kynda
Bridal Boutique Owner

Made our wedding feel grand.

Linda played piano so beautifully at my micro wedding recently. She had a wide repertoire of songs to choose from and is even able to learn new songs by request for the event. Linda was professional, friendly, and patient with us in all communication and so sweet and warm in person as well.  Her music made our micro wedding feel grand. After growing up hearing classical music at home, Linda's piano playing brought me comfort on what can be a stressful day.  Our guests loved it as well.  I recommend Linda to anyone looking to hear beautiful music on their special day.

Dorothy
April 2022

Lovely, song-filled memorial service.

Linda is marvelous! She is such a talented musician and caring human being. She helped our family put together a lovely, song-filled memorial service for our late mother. She accompanied us on the piano, and helped us to sing the various hymns and other songs that were special to our mother and that we had selected. She made helpful and gentle suggestions for the memorial event in a way that enhanced our celebration of our mother’s life. Everyone in our family and all our friends were delighted by her work. We recommend her without qualification.

Grace

A pleasure to have you play.

Linda, thank you so much for being a part of our ‘nifty 90’s’ celebration. It was a pleasure to have you play for us.

Life Enrichment Director
Homewoods on the Willamette

The perfect choice.

Linda of Notes of Celebration was fantastic to work with, from beginning to end!!! I give her my highest recommendation. Linda was the entertainment for a non-profit benefit dinner that I coordinated, and she was the perfect choice. Her music was beautiful and she was very flexible with our schedule and last minute adjustments. Notes of Celebration has been a blessing to our organization, and I would encourage you to work with Linda for any special occasion!

Katie

A real treat to us.

The girls sitting at Table C truly appreciate you and your beautiful music . . . you are a real treat to us.

Willamette View Residents

A beautiful performance.

Linda, you were amazing. Thank you for a beautiful performance for our Valentine’s Day social. We appreciate your flexibility and how ‘in tune’ you are to what the residents like. Great job!

Life Enrichment Director
Avamere at Hillsboro

Did us a huge favor.

Linda was amazing! We recently got married and it was sooner than anticipated due to COVID 19...Linda really did us a huge favor by letting us book her a few days before our wedding date. She was very professional and fast on replying to us. She did an amazing job setting up and had a very good presentation. She suggested us a very good selection of classical music and really enhanced the experience and the moment! Once again, Linda, you did an amazing job. Thank you so much!

Filipe and Ally
8/2/2020

The music was lovely and amazing.

Linda was instrumental in helping us carry out a lovely, albeit small church wedding during this pandemic. Prior to enforced scale back, Linda was very welcoming and played all sorts of piano pieces as we sat in her living room, listened, brainstormed and decided upon a few choices. In addition, she arranged for a violinist as well. Despite all the changes that occurred following this first encounter, Linda remained in touch and completely engaged in the wedding ceremony despite a change of dates and times. But, most of all, the music was lovely and amazing. With our small gathering (15 people or so), her music filled the empty church and created a fabulous ambience. I would highly recommend Linda for her talent, accommodation, and honest interest in your event.

Kathleen
MOB, 6/8/2020

Truly amazing to work with!

Linda was truly amazing to work with! As a bride whose original wedding was cancelled due to Covid-19, it meant so much to me to work with someone so flexible and kind. With all of the stress of trying to change wedding dates and then creating a very small wedding, it was nice to have someone who was easy to work with during all of the changes. Apart from her amazing flexibility, the music she played was absolutely beautiful. Since the wedding was in a church and small, the music played an even more important part in making the ceremony as special as it was. I highly recommend using Linda for live music at your wedding. You won’t regret it!

Cassidy
6/8/2020

Played beautiful music.

Linda Smith played beautiful music for us and our guests!!! It was wonderful corresponding with her prior to my wedding. Trustworthy and dressed nice. She even learned new songs my husband and I requested. We received lots of compliments on her music and the calm peacefulness she brought at our outdoor venue. I highly recommend!!! Thank you Linda!!! You are amazing and talented!!!!

John & Kristi

Evoked memories of youth.

. . . performed with a sensitivity of style that evoked memories of youth and tears of joy to the eyes of her aged audience . . . Linda’s music helps tired and weary bodies to feel young again . . .

S.R.
Retired

Extremely talented and gifted.

Linda is an extremely talented and gifted pianist. She played for my son’s wedding and it was beautiful. She completely handles everything in the most professional manner. If you have a special request, she will do everything in her power to provide. Her musical gift is extraordinary. I highly recommend Linda for any event that you would like to make more elegant.

Judy
MOB, 1/18/2020

The music was a big hit.

We enjoyed working with Linda leading up to the wedding and were very pleased with her performance and professionalism on the day of. The music was a big hit with our guests and Linda was crucial to that, from music for seating the guests to the two of us walking out to “Take Me Out to the Ballgame.” Our day was perfect! Thanks to Linda.

Sarah

Just as I hoped.

Linda’s performance at the Celebration of Life for my husband was just as I hoped. She played the variety of songs we requested which included classical, show tunes, big band and background. She made the arrangements for an excellent singer to accompany her during the ceremony. Linda is flexible and easy to work with. We were all very pleased.

Connie

Encouraging throughout the process.

Linda was great to work with from the beginning. She learned the music we wanted for our ceremony and had no issues with it. She was very encouraging throughout the process. Very flexible and her price was just right. The guests loved the sound of the piano/violin. We would hire her again!

Audrey and Curtis

Could not have been easier.

Linda from Notes of Celebration could not have been lovelier. She played an event on short notice during a busy time of year, did exactly what we asked her to do, and could not have been easier to work with!

Kathleen

A joy to work with!

Linda was a joy to work with! She was kind, listened to what we wanted, and even helped us figure out what we wanted when we weren’t able to quite pinpoint it. She was able to come up with a playlist based on what we had envisioned. We highly recommend her!

Lacey

Accomplished and skilled pianist.

An accomplished and skilled pianist, Linda was also kind and gentle. My dream was to walk down the aisle to ‘At Last’ by Etta James and Linda played it perfectly! I got goosebumps! She prayed with us in the bridal room, an unexpected but welcome addition to the morning. She replied promptly to questions/suggestions for the songs. She has an elegant presence, very classy. I would highly recommend her for any event!

Maria

Recommend her again and again.

Linda was amazing to work with and so many guests commented on her beautiful music. I would recommend her again and again!

Jasmyne

Responsive, prompt, professional.

Linda was responsive, prompt, professional and skilled at delivering service for a short-notice event. I appreciate her flexibility, knowledge and experience. She was able to accommodate special requests, as well as independently prepare a selection of background music that fit the style of the event.

Heather

Super easy and responsive.

Linda was amazing! She worked with me on my budget and needs, was super easy and responsive whenever I needed to get in touch with her. She arrived early and checked with me on where to set up. Her playing was excellent and we received many compliments from our guests about the atmosphere the music created for our wedding. Thanks for all your hard work, Linda!

Marie

Flexible for our special day.

Linda is an amazing pianist! She is very flexible and willing to play requested songs. We had her play 'Beauty and the Beast' by Jim Brickman; it was absolutely beautiful and we enjoyed having her play for our special day. Truly a blessing to us!

Lani

Ceremony went very smoothly.

We had a wonderful experience with Notes of Celebration! From the first point of contact Linda was so helpful and kind! She was familiar with every song we liked, the ceremony went very smoothly, and she played with her heart! She was quick to reply; she met with us and played many songs - it was so relaxing! We were so happy to have her on our special day!

Suguei and Ian

Just the right mix.

We held an open house at our office to celebrate 20 years in business. We were so fortunate to find Linda to provide the lovely background music. Linda brought her own keyboard and played during the entire open house. Several guests, who know music, commented on her heartfelt playing. Linda even accompanied one guest, a professional singer, who spontaneously decided to sing. It was wonderful! The music Linda provided was just the right mix of upbeat, fun, soothing and beautiful. I especially appreciated that Linda played specifically for my elderly mother for quite some time. That meant a great deal to me. Thank you, Linda, for enhancing the experience at our open house so beautifully.

C. Sampson
Kipe Technology Resource

Extremely pleased.

Linda provided the music for our Thanksgiving and Mother’s Day brunches, as well as a special event at the Pittock Mansion. Linda’s music added a layer of ambiance and elegance we were extremely pleased with. She has a unique way of engaging with the audience and tailoring the performance to the event . . . she has a dedication to excellence. I strongly recommend her to anyone looking to elevate the quality of their event!

E. H.
Catering Sales Manager, Portland Governor Hotel