Testimonials & Client Reviews


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Weddings

Ryan and I would like to thank you for helping to make our wedding special. You were a joy to work with and played all the songs and music that we requested and you played it beautifully.

Allison, Bride - 24-Feb-2007

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 & Curtis - 11-Jun-2011

. . . she was so helpful in choosing the songs . . . made the wedding so special . . . when Linda plays, it captures your heart.

D.Q., Mother of the Bride -

Linda you were magnificent. In fact we have other events we get involved with and we have been sure to save your number. Your selections were wonderful, and I appreciated that you waited to play Moon River until Eric and I were there. It was a memorable and wonderful wedding, and your music really added a significant element to the entire ambiance that we were looking for. Eric leaned over during dinner and whispered, "this is exactly what I wanted." It was just wonderful, and you will be hearing from us again, I assure you!

Debbie & Eric Rinell -

Linda and Tatiana were a beautiful team at my wedding reception with the piano and violin. The music was soothing and classy. It was the perfect touch to our reception! Not only are they great musicians, but such nice people too. We loved them!  

Emily,  Bride 5-16-15

Emily Kelly - 16-May-2015

Linda was a delightful integral contributor to my daughter's wedding. Linda is a musical professional; her artistry is beautiful and skillful. But in addition to her remarkable talent Linda exudes a peaceful, confident, cooperative, soothing presence that contributed peace and celebration to our rehearsal, wedding and reception.

J.R., Professional Coach -

Linda was WONDERFUL! Extremely talented, professional, enthusiastic and flexible. I highly highly recommend Linda to anyone wanting a personal, classy, elegant yet fun ceremony!

K Griff -

Linda was wonderful to work with. She made every effort to make the ceremony music exactly what I had dreamed of. The music was beautiful! I would highly recommend Linda, if you are looking for a professional who sincerely makes every effort to make your ceremony a beautiful memory!

Kaylee -

There are times when you hire someone . . . and there are times when you hire someone special . . . with a special gift—and for us, it was Linda Smith and her piano. We were looking for classical, glorious old piano songs, played with the special care that only she could provide. Our wedding vow renewal ceremony included collaboration with our cantor that turned the mass into a concerto . . . and the old, smoky classics provided at the reception were reminiscent of the war years and the rat pack—exactly what we asked for . . . played to perfection! Linda was obliging, communicative, arrived early, open to the music of an accompanying cantor . . . and the entire evening was magical with her at the piano. Our vow renewal was one of our most treasured evenings ever . . . much to her credit for setting the stage. And not only did we find the right musician – we found a friend. It was Perfect!!!

Kris & Steve - 20-Sep-2013

Thank you for helping me to pick out music . . . and for being so patient

L. S., Bride -

Linda's music is so special, no matter what event or what time of day. When she plays at Chamber early in the morning it absolutely starts your day right!

MarciaBeaverton Chamber Coffee Connection - 14-Feb-2014

Linda, thank you so much for playing at our wedding. You were such a great help through the planning process and the music you provided at the wedding helped us have the day we wanted. Having you play the piano during the cermony and appetizer hour added the touch of class we were looking for. Thanks again!

Rebecca & Tom Soderstrom -

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 guest 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 -

Corporate & Private Social Events

I want to thank you for your performance on Thanksgiving Day. I thought the music was fabulous and added greatly to the atmosphere.

A. Jones, Director of SalesPortland Governor Hotel -

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 signer, 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, President, Kipe Technology Resources -

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 -

Linda and Tatiana were a beautiful team at my wedding reception with the piano and violin. The music was soothing and classy. It was the perfect touch to our reception! Not only are they great musicians, but such nice people too. We loved them!  

Emily,  Bride 5-16-15

Emily Kelly - 16-May-2015

As always, your music was delightful and added an elegance to the evening.

HART Theatre Fund Raiser -

...the Cedar Hills/Sunset Lions had a very special event....Linda created exactly the mood that brought seasoned and new Lions togehter with her music, blending generations.....we truly recommend her for any group that would appreciate a lyrical backdrop, a sensitive approach and a partnership in making an event truly memorable.

J Morrow, Cedar Hills/Sunset Lions Club President -

I hired Linda for a corporate holiday party. Her song selection was perfect, and she was the ideal blend between entertainment for my clients and background music for the event. She was both prompt and professional and exceeded my expectations.

J. Walters, VP Behringer Securities -

Linda was very responsive to my e-mails and phone calls from day one. We were set just after a few communications, and Linda made us feel so comfortable about everything. The ceremony music was beautiful and overall everything was very easy on Conner and I. She played exactly what we wanted. Thanks Linda!

Lauren & Conner - 06-Jun-2014

. . . Linda plays with an ease and a relaxation that allows the guests to focus on the sensations of the music rather than the notes themselves.

N, H., Professional -

We appreciated having you play for us - it helped cement the atmosphere I had hoped for. Many people told me the cocktail hour was the best part, and it wouldn't have been as nice without you. I also appreciate that you were able to help us out at the last minute!

S. Havens, Jensen Investment -

You were fabulous the other night…a marvelous, marvelous job…I enjoyed every 'note of celebration' that you played…WOW, to be billed with Michael Allen Harrison is really something!

S. P., Beaverton Chamber of Commerce -

Linda Smith's talent and passion for music truly shines through. she performed at the Lake Oswego Chamber Annual Awards Dinner...her music was exquisite, adding the perfect ambiance to the occasion. If you have a special event coming up, you will be delighted with Linda Smith, Notes of Celebration.

T. Colson, Lake Oswego Chamber Board Member -

Senior Communities

Linda and Tatiana were a beautiful team at my wedding reception with the piano and violin. The music was soothing and classy. It was the perfect touch to our reception! Not only are they great musicians, but such nice people too. We loved them!  

Emily,  Bride 5-16-15

Emily Kelly - 16-May-2015

Linda was very responsive to my e-mails and phone calls from day one. We were set just after a few communications, and Linda made us feel so comfortable about everything. The ceremony music was beautiful and overall everything was very easy on Conner and I. She played exactly what we wanted. Thanks Linda!

Lauren & Conner - 06-Jun-2014

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 -

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 -

Linda's music is so special, no matter what event or what time of day. When she plays at Chamber early in the morning it absolutely starts your day right!

MarciaBeaverton Chamber Coffee Connection - 14-Feb-2014

. . . 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 -

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

Willamette View residents -

Accompaniments

. . . accomplished and sensitive accompanist.

D. S., Voice Teacher -

Linda and Tatiana were a beautiful team at my wedding reception with the piano and violin. The music was soothing and classy. It was the perfect touch to our reception! Not only are they great musicians, but such nice people too. We loved them!  

Emily,  Bride 5-16-15

Emily Kelly - 16-May-2015

As always, your music was delightful and added an elegance to the evening.

HART Theatre Fund Raiser -

Linda was very responsive to my e-mails and phone calls from day one. We were set just after a few communications, and Linda made us feel so comfortable about everything. The ceremony music was beautiful and overall everything was very easy on Conner and I. She played exactly what we wanted. Thanks Linda!

Lauren & Conner - 06-Jun-2014

Linda's music so often 'makes' worship for me

M. C., Professional -

Linda's music is so special, no matter what event or what time of day. When she plays at Chamber early in the morning it absolutely starts your day right!

MarciaBeaverton Chamber Coffee Connection - 14-Feb-2014

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