Cheri Sykes • Minneapolis - St. Paul Twin Cities Pianist


With her skills and versatility, trust Cheri to make your every musical desire a reality!
  • Thirty years experience planning and playing ceremonies.
  • Bring your special requests! Cheri easily transcribes songs from recordings if no sheet music is available (extra fee). Adept at key transpositions for vocalist.
  • Can assist in planning every detail of your music, including processionals, recessionals, and solo selections. She knows the classics, but can also offer non-traditional musical choices. Extensive repertoire in classical, new age and pop genres. Music is gladly tailored to your stylistic preferences.
  • Can recommend vocalists, trumpet, flute, even bagpipers!
  • If yours is a church wedding: Cheri holds a masters degree in Organ, with experience playing Lutheran, Catholic, and Methodist weddings. Her repertoire includes classic as well as unique choices.
  • Portable digital piano furnished as necessary. Features other lush and beautiful sounds, such as strings, flute, brass, harp, and nylon guitar.
  • Rates: $225/basic. Includes consultation. Additional $75/rehearsal with soloists and other instrumentalists. $50 to furnish digital piano.
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"Cheri did a fantastic job playing the piano at our wedding. We even picked a song that was a Cheri original, a unique addition to our wedding . . . a great and reliable pianist. THANKS SO MUCH!!!"
A. and K. D.
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Gathering Music:
"The Gift of Love" (Joseph Martin)
"All Creatures of Our God and King" (Sykes)
"Sonata in A" (Mozart)
"Allemande" (Handel)
"Serenade" (Schumann)

"Jesu, Joy of Our Desiring" (Bach)
"Sheep May Safely Graze" (Bach)
"Largo" (Handel)

Vocal Solos:
"I Will Be Here" (Steven Curtis Chapman)
"The Prayer" (Sager/Foster)
"Love Never Fails" (Brandon Heath)
“How Beautiful" (Twila Paris)

"City of God" (Schutte)
"Promised Land" (Joseph Martin)
"Jesu, Joy" (George Winston)

Gathering Music:
"Kiss the Rain" (Yaruma)
"Meditation from Thais" (Massenet)
"The Velocity of Love" (Suzanne Cianni)
“A River Flows Through You” (Yiruma)
"Sonata in A" (Mozart)

"Adagio Cantabile" (Beethoven)
"Canon in D" - piano (Pachelbel)
"Canon in D" - harp and strings (Pachelbel)
"Amas Veritas" (Alan Silvestri)

Vocal Solos:
"In My Life" (Lennon/McCartney)
“A Thousand Years” (Christina Perri)
"One Hand, One Heart" (Sondheim/Bernstein)
"Bless the Broken Road" (Rascal Flatts)

"Eine Kleine Nachtmusik" (Mozart)
"At Last" (Etta James)
"Just In Time" (Comden, Green, Stein)
"It Had to Be You" (Jones)
“Everything” (Michael Bublé hit)
“This Will Be” (Natalie Cole hit)
"Come Rain or Come Shine" (Arlen)
"Fly Me To the Moon" (Howard)
"You Are the Sunshine of My Life" (S. Wonder)
“Good Day Sunshine” (Lennon/McCartney)
"Our Love is Here to Stay" (Gershwin)
"S’Wonderful" (Gershwin)
"The Best is Yet to Come" (Coleman)
"I’ve Got the World on a String" (Arlen)

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"Cheri brought her exquisite and wide-ranging musical skills to make the wedding the joyous and fun love celebration it was. She worked her magic for the wedding ceremony, reception and dinner.

"Cheri was a delight to work with in the planning process, contributing thoughtfully with suggestions from the amazingly deep reservoir of music she commands so effortlessly. There is something unique and transcendent about Cheri's music."
M and D. W.

“Thank you so much for making J. and T.’s wedding absolutely the best. The music couldn’t have been lovelier.” Pat K.
"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."
Rosemary M.
Cheri Sykes - • 651-335-0048
Performer and Teacher: Jazz / Classical / Pop • Available for Parties, Weddings, Senior Programs