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Cheri Sykes
Piano Performer/Instructor

Let Cheri add that memorable musical touch to your special event! Her versatile, well-honed skills as a professional solo pianist will bring your wedding, reception, corporate event, or holiday party to life!

Piano Performer

Your special event’s soundtrack is carefully tailored to your wishes. Elegant light classical or new age wedding piano sets the stage for your ceremony; sophisticated jazz piano standards alá Sinatra and Michael Bublé are perfect for your reception or corporate cocktail party.

How about fun rock keyboard hits 1960s-today for your summer outdoor event? Perhaps you need a holiday party pianist to lead a carol-sing? Expect experienced professionalism all the way!

Cheri also provides entertaining and informative seniors programs, covering ragtime, boogie-woogie, stride, and popular hits 1900-1970. Check it out, Seniors Activities Directors!

There’s more!

There’s more! At Sykes Piano Studio, learn the secrets to sounding like your favorite artist! Improvise a solo! Learn what it takes to play in a band! Or simply gain the basic skills for your lifetime musical journey. As a piano teacher, Cheri customizes lessons to each individual. With today’s cutting-edge approaches and technology, these are not your mother’s piano lessons (sorry, Mom!).

Cheri’s holistic approach covers theory, technique, improvisation, ear-training, and, of course, note-reading. Musical styles include pop, rock, blues, boogie-woogie, gospel, worship band rock, jazz, and, of course, classical. Unlock your musical potential with Cheri as your expert guide!


  • Boomer Birthday Party

    "Cheri was great . . . She arrived early and was very professional. She picked a great mix of tunes for background music-- just right for our age range. Many of our guests commented on how nice the music was!"
    Reggie K.
  • Wedding Cocktail Hour/Reception:

    "Thank you for adding that wonderful dimension of music to our wedding festivities. Many nice compliments from our guests. You did a terrific job."
  • Christmas House Party

    "Absolutely the best (Christmas singalong) ever -- thanks to your usual brilliance, flexibility, and energy . . . You were exceptional as always, and it was so great of you to just go with the flow. Look forward to next year!"
    - A. C.
  • Summer House Party

    "Cheri is a real prize at a party. She can do beautiful background but if anyone wants to sing, she goes into action. At my party, people gathered around to sing some old doo- wop girl group songs and she jumped in with an alto part. Ditto Gershwin and Porter standards. A classical pianist with great jazz chops and a Lutheran church music director as well -- -- - she's got it all. Loved her, can't wait to get her back."
    - Garrison Keillor
  • Corporate Cocktail Party: Classical Piano

    "Cheri was friendly and responsive before the event, following up to ensure we were set. She arrived early and her warm up entertained our early arrival guests beautifully. Cheri's playing was lovely and exactly what was needed for our reception. I would definitely hire Cheri again - she is low maintenance for me the event planner, but a meticulous artist who obviously enjoys what she does.”
    - C.C.

    "Cheri was a great addition to our Twins-themed company picnic! She came prepared to entertain a crowd of 600 guests. Her enthusiam and professionalism shined through all night. I would definitely recommend her for future events."
    - L. W.

    "I cannot thank you enough for adding to M’s special day. Your accommodation of her quirky song choices was great. Many people commented on your beautiful playing at the reception as well. It was the perfect added touch.”
    - R. M.


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