We have been apart of so many diverse events and have met amazing people along the way. Here are some testimonials from people we have worked with and events we have been a part of.


Wedding Testimonials

Occasional Notes played at our daughter’s wedding last summer in the Okanagan Valley. Their music was wonderful. Everything was perfect from the choice of songs to the quality of the music and the timing. The ceremony was held in our backyard, and to this day, neighbours are still commenting on the beauty of the music. The ladies of Occasional Notes are very talented and understanding – they were a pleasure to work with!
— Jim & Barb Hart
It is always such a pleasure to work with Barb and Laurie. From the moment I enter the Ceremony site - they have already been playing and setting the atmosphere with calming, lovely music. I immediately feel relaxed when I hear them play along with family and friends who are already present. They always contact me a few days prior to let me know that they will be playing for the Ceremony and to check in if there are any special requirements needed for the Ceremony on my end. They are true professionals and highly recognized in the Calgary Wedding Industry for having incredible customer service and a lovely repertoire of music for couples to choose from.
— Tamara Jones, Wedding Commisioner
I was thrilled to have Occasional Notes perform at my wedding. Their repertoire of music is extensive and impressive, appealing to all tastes and styles. I left our consultation feeling inspired, confident and excited. Occasional Notes brilliantly adds a unique and modern edge to piano performance. Their performance beautifully enhanced the atmosphere my husband and I had hoped to achieve on our wedding day. I still get goosebumps thinking about the music. I try to find other words to use to describe the music but nothing sums it up better than perfect! I would recommend Occasional Notes over and over again. Thank you so much for being such a special part of our perfect day!
— Candace & Kris September
We can’t say enough wonderful things about Barb and Laurie. We asked our entire group to travel for our wedding so we wanted the experience to truly be one-of-a-kind. Occasional Notes was absolutely the icing on the cake. Right from the start Barb and Laurie were a pleasure to work with. Meeting with me in short time to do music demo’s the day I was traveling back to Ontario. I knew instantly that their style was PERFECT for our big day and they worked with our 1930’s theme to coordinate our music to fit to a tea! Day of the wedding they were fantastic. With a quick flip from outdoor to indoor ceremony, on account of some unexpected rain, they were quick to adapt and make it work. They even offered to stay to accommodate the downtime due to the setup delay. To top it all off, they were able to purchase, learn and play our very unusual first dance song live to go with our Tango - and it was better than we could have ever imagined.

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for being the most wonderful extra special touch to our day
— Alicia & James McCracken
Our experience with Occasional Notes was absolutely fantastic. From the moment we met Barb and Laurie for the consultation they made us feel at ease, they made us feel they were not going to just play the “usual”, they told us this was our day and the music was going to be what we wanted. Barb and Laurie walked us through making the music EXACTLY how we wanted, when we were unsure they would play something to reassure us. Our guests came up to us all night asking about our ceremony music, telling us how unique it was, and how US it was. Barb and Laurie took the worries away from us when it came to the perfect music for our perfect day!! :). Thank you both again. It was truly a great experience for us and we will never forget it.
— Kirsten & Nolan

Corporate Testimonials

Barb and Laurie are very talented individuals who are knowledgeable, professional, and responsive. They consistently strive to bring their service to the next level, while staying current in the wedding industry. We always look forward to events with Occasional Notes Productions, and are happy to continually recommend them as we are confident our clients will be impressed with the special element they add to each event.
— Faye Westmorland, Epic Events
Occasional Notes Productions is a fantastic group to work with. They are professional, talented and generous. One event, in particular, our Christmas Party, was very enjoyable thanks to this group. They really helped put everyone into the spirit of the occasion and turned a family oriented get together into a memorable and enjoyable party. The performance was great and no one wanted it to end. They have also been very generous with complimentary tickets to some of their shows. I know that those who attended had a great time and commented on the quality of the performances. I highly recommend them.
— Donna Campeau, JDRF Fund Raising Coordinator
I have worked with Occasional Notes for the past few years and have always found them reliable, efficient and very considerate of their clients. Also, the musicians that work with them are very talented and a pleasure to listen to. I recommend Occasional Notes to all my clients.
— Alexandra Slawek, Boutiq Weddings & Events Calgary