Pianist Ricky Nalett

Based in Dewitt MI



Hello,
  I am Ricky Nalett, a professional pianist from DeWitt, MI. I am available and would love to talk to you about the specific needs of your event. I have been performing for over thirty five years and have extensive experience in the music industry. I am available for cocktail parties, wedding ceremony music, receptions, and special events.  I play a wide variety of music, from “lite" classical to jazz standards, to contemporary.  My style is very melodic without being over the top and I love to take requests!   When I don't have the luxury of a piano, I use one of the best, full size, weighted keyboards, a Roland RD-800. To ensure the audio quality, I also use a QSC p.a. system that truly enhances the sound of the piano. I am able to perform outside events as well.  Please watch my video at my website and give me a call at or email at . Remember, the video is “live” with no edits!
    Thank you for considering me,
         Ricky Nalett

A word about my pricing:  When I bid on a “gig”, it is based upon the amount of time performing, the amount of drive time, if a PA is needed, if a electronic piano is needed, and specific songs to be learned. 

And, here is a little about myself….

Who has Ricky Nalett performed for?

Governor Rick Snyder (twice)
First Lady Hillary Clinton
Governor Mitch Daniels
Governor Jennifer Granholm
Tom Izzo (MSU Men’s Basketball Coach)
Mark Dantonio (MSU Football Coach, four times)
Senator Debbie Stabenow (twice)
Pianist for The Nelson Riddle Orchestra

Where as Ricky Nalett performed?
 
Six years as Entertainment Director at Mission Point Resort on Mackinac Island 
Over 1,000 performances at the Sheraton in Lansing
Hundred’s of performances at the University Club in Lansing
Hundred’s of Wedding ceremonies
Hundred’s of dinner parties
Hundred’s of fine restaurants, resorts, and private clubs.
Longest running client - Auto-Owners since 1984 (at least two dates per year)
Number of performances in 2016 - 187

Other musical endeavors - 
    Founder and leader of the band “Life Support” -  since 2000
    L.A. Productions Recording Studio - since 1987

Reviews
    
5.0/5.0
        Quality of Service: 5.0 Responsiveness: 5.0 Professionalism: 5.0 Value: 5.0 Flexibility: 5.0
Candace said... 
I have had the pleasure of working with Ricky Nalett for almost 10 years, not just for weddings, but also birthdays, anniversaries, brunches, New Year's Eve and specialty themed events at the University Club. I have booked him many times over for our private member dining social events, and he has always been a charismatic professional, and prepares well with special requests for music depending on the theme (Titanic dinner, Halloween, Christmas, Dr Seuss, Broadway shows, etc.) Our members love him because of his talented piano skills, as well as his great smile and personality!
Wedding: 08/25/2018
Services Used: Band, Ceremony Music
Reviewed On: 09/10/2017

5.0/5.0
        Quality of Service: 5.0 Responsiveness: 5.0 Professionalism: 5.0 Value: 5.0 Flexibility: 5.0
Tricia said... 
Ricky was our HERO of our wedding planning. With our music act dropping out just one week before the wedding, Ricky responded to a 10:30pm on a Sunday email the very next morning. He was so comforting and took the gig even though it was his only weekend off all summer, which speaks to his character. Even better, the music was absolutely perfect in every way. Ricky was very accommodating in music selection and offered expertise in areas we had questions in. I would recommend him 12/10.
Wedding: 08/26/2017
Services Used: Band, Ceremony Music
Reviewed On: 09/11/2017
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5.0/5.0
        Quality of Service: 5.0 Responsiveness: 5.0 Professionalism: 5.0 Value: 5.0 Flexibility: 5.0
Robbie said... 
Ricky played for my son's wedding. It was an outside venue and because of his years of experience Ricky not only played beautifully, he also helped orchestrate the timing of the ceremony. I would highly recommend Ricky!
Wedding: 09/11/2009
Services Used: Ceremony Music
Reviewed On: 07/01/2017

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On a scale of 1 to 5 (1=lowest, 5=highest), how would you rate Ricky Nalett in terms of their professionalism? Score: 5

On a scale of 1 to 5 (1=lowest, 5=highest), how accommodating was Ricky Nalett in handling special requests for your event? Score: 5

On a scale of 1 to 5 (1=lowest, 5=highest), how would you rate Ricky Nalett in terms of their overall talent? Score: 5

On a scale of 1 to 5 (1=lowest, 5=highest), how strongly would you recommend Ricky Nalett to a friend? Score: 5

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Additional Comments:
Ricky was prompt, friendly and professional. His music was perfect for the party and was greatly enjoyed. I would definitely use him again and would recommend him to friends.



Ricky Nalett Video Demo