Pete Smyser - Guitar Lessons & Live Music Performance

Offering Professional Guitar Lessons in Harleysville, Pennsylvania & Award Winning Live Music for a Concert, Wedding or Most any Public or Private Event

Award Winning Live Music

Professional Guitar Lessons

Award Winning wedding MUSIC

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A master of the  6 and 7-string guitars, Pete provides award winning instrumental music throughout the greater Philadelphia area, Central Pennsylvania and Lehigh Valley that is perfect for a wedding ceremony and cocktail hour. With 25+ years of professional experience and rave reviews from countless clients, you can be confident that your music is in good hands. Pete offers a variety of styles that includes contemporary popular music, jazz/ standards, Brazilian bossa nova and classical music.

Pete performs as a solo guitarist or with a variety of duo, trio, quartet and quintet options (scroll down for audio samples, song lists and pricing). Instruments that can be combined with Pete's guitar include… saxophone, classical flute, upright bass, piano and/or drums.


thank you!

...to those who posted glowing reviews! Your kind words resulted in more awards on TheKnot, WeddingWire & Gigmasters

2017 TheKnot Best of Weddings
Read all of Pete's wedding reviews on his Pete Smyser Storefront at WeddingWire
Read our reviews on The Knot.

solo guitar - WEDDING CEREMONY and/or Cocktail hour MUSIC

$300 - One hour (for the ceremony or cocktail hour)

$450 - Two hours (for the ceremony and cocktail hour / most popular package)

*A travel fee/ surcharge may be added if the venue involves a center city location or a travel distance greater than 35 miles (one way).

Click to view the following song lists...

SOLO GUITAR wedding song list

CONTEMPORARY POPULAR songs (full list)

STANDARDS (short list for weddings)

STANDARDS (full list)


-VIDEO SAMPLES-

Although dressed casually in many videos (embedded from his YouTube channel), Pete's default attire for a wedding performance is a suit and tie.

Bless the Broken Road (by Rascal Flatts)  

Many more video samples are available on Pete's Youtube channel... (click here)


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solo guitar audio clips


flute & guitar - classical ceremony music

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Include a flutist for the ceremony for an additional $275. This option is available for those interested in classical music selections for their ceremony. The solo guitar option is recommended for those interested in contemporary music. Also, the option to add the flutist is only for the ceremony and is not offered for the cocktail hour or reception.

*A travel fee/ surcharge may be added if the venue involves a center city location or a travel distance greater than 35 miles (one way).

FLUTE & GUITAR song list (click to view)


Sax & guitar Duo - Cocktail Hour music

Include a jazz saxophonist for the cocktail hour for an additional $275. More time can be added at the rate of $75 per each 30 minutes.

*A travel fee/ surcharge may be added if the venue involves a center city location or a travel distance greater than 35 miles (one way).

Click to view the following song lists...

STANDARDS (short list for weddings)

STANDARDS (full list)

CONTEMPORARY POPULAR (sax & guitar)


guitar & Bass Duo - Cocktail Hour music

Pete Smyser & Madison Rast (guitar and bass duo)

Include an upright bassist for the cocktail hour for an additional $275. More time can be added at the rate of $75 per each 30 minutes.

*A travel fee/ surcharge may be added if the venue involves a center city location or a travel distance greater than 35 miles (one way).

Click to view the following song lists...

STANDARDS (short list for weddings)

STANDARDS (full list)

CONTEMPORARY POPULAR


Trio, Quartet & Quintet audio clips

Pete Smyser Trio

Include more musicians to create a jazz trio, quartet or quintet for the cocktail hour for an additional $275 per musician added. More time can be added at the rate of $75 per musician, per each 30 additional minutes.



CEREMONY MUSIC - WHAT'S INCLUDED?...

  • Step-by-step guidance to achieve your unique musical vision.

 

  • Prelude Music - 30 minutes of music performed as guests arrive to the ceremony. You choose the music from Pete's song lists of over 1000 songs.

 

  • Processional Music - Your choice of the songs that accompany the entrances of the bride, bridal party, etc.

 

  • Special Music - Optional music sometimes played during the ceremony for the lighting of a unity candle, sand ceremony, etc.

 

  • Recessional Music -  Your choice of the song that will accompany the exit of the newlywed couple and the bridal party.

 

  • Worry free confidence that your music is in the caring hands of a experienced professional.

 

  • Coordination of the music cues with your officiant and/or wedding planner to ensure a seamless performance.

 

  • Timely reminders of due dates for music selection & payment.


We are big music people, so this was an important decision for us, and Pete did not disappoint!
— Rachel

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...our ceremony music was beautiful, and it couldn’t have been more perfect. Thank you, Pete!
— Karen

Pete Smyser has provided music at the following notable locations...

-Estates & mansions-

Aldie Mansion (Doylestown, PA)

Appleford Estate (Villanova, PA)

Belleview Hall (Wilmington, DE)

Bolingbroke Mansion (Radnor, PA)

Cairnwood Mansion (Bryn Athyn, PA)

Cauffiel House (Wilmington, DE)

Duportail House (Chesterbrook, PA)

Folino Estate (Kutztown, PA)

Foxbriar Farm (Peddler's Village, PA)

Glen Foerd Mansion (Philadelphia, PA)

Holly Hedge Estate (New Hope, PA)

Jefford's House at Ridley Creek State Park (Newtown Square, PA)

John James Audubon House (Audubon, PA)

Knowlton Mansion (Philadelphia, PA)

Merion Tribute House (Merion Station, PA)

Pearl S. Buck House (Perkasie, PA)

Pen Ryn Mansion & Belle Voir Manor (Bensalem, PA)

WEC International (Fort Washington, PA)

Welkinweir Estate (Pottstown, PA)

The Willows (Radnor, PA)

-museums-

Adventure Aquarium (Camden, NJ)

The Barnes Foundation (Philadelphia, PA)

Fonthill Castle Museum (Doylestown, PA)

Franklin Institute (Philadelphia, PA)

Hagley Museum (Wilmington, DE)

Mercer Museum (Doylestown, PA)

Michener Museum (Doylestown, PA)

National Constitution Center (Philadelphia, PA)

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (Philadelphia, PA)

Please Touch Museum (Philadelphia, PA)

Port of History Museum (Philadelphia, PA)

Rodin Museum (Philadelphia, PA)

Winterthur Museum (Winterthur, PA)

Woodmere Art Museum (Chestnut Hill, PA)

 

-Hotels-

Bear Creek Mountain Resort (Macungie, PA)

The Breakers (Spring Lake, NJ)

The Chelsea (Atlantic City, NJ)

Concordville Inn (Concordville, PA)

Convention Hall (Cape May, NJ)

Desmond Hotel (Malvern, PA)

Doubletree Hotel (Plymouth Meeting, PA)

Four Seasons (Philadelphia, PA)

Hilton Hotel (Harrisburg, PA)

Hotel DuPont (Wilmington, DE)

Hyatt at the Bellevue (Philadelphia, PA)

Inn at Penn (Philadelphia, PA)

Marriot Seaview (Absecon, NJ)

Mendenhall Inn (Kennett Square, PA)

Morris House Hotel (Philadelphia, PA)

Normandy Farm (Blue Bell, PA)

Park Hyatt Bellevue (Philadelphia, PA)

Park Ridge (Valley Forge, PA)

Radnor Hotel (St. Davids, PA)

Rittenhouse Hotel (Philadelphia, PA)

The Ritz Carlton (Philadelphia, PA)

Seaview Dolce Resort (Galloway, NJ)

Sheraton Society Hill (Philadelphia, PA)

Sheraton Valley Forge (King of Prussia, PA)

Skytop Lodge (Skytop, PA)

Stroudsmoor Country Inn (Stroudsburg, PA)

Warwick Hotel (Philadelphia, PA)

Woolverton Inn (Stockton, NJ)

 

-Country Clubs-

Allentown Country Club (Allentown, PA)

Architects Golf Club (Lopatcong, NJ)

Aronimink Golf Club (Newtown Square, PA)

Berkshire Country Club (Reading, PA)

Blue Bell Country Club (Blue Bell, PA)

Brookside Country Club (Macungie, PA)

Concord Country Club (West Chester, PA)

Doylestown Country Club (Doylestown, PA)

Fox Chase Golf Course (Stevens, PA)

Flourtown Country Club (Flourtown, PA)

Flourtown Cricket Club (Flourtown, PA)

French Creek Golf Club (Elverson,PA)

Golden Oaks Country Club (Fleetwood, PA)

Green Pond Country Club (Bethlehem, PA)

Greenville Country Club (Wilmington, DE)

Iron Lakes Country Club (Allentown, PA)

Loch Nairn Golf Club (Avondale, PA)

Loft at Sweetwater Country Club (Pennsburg, PA)

Lulu Country Club (North Hills, PA)

Manufacturers Golf & Country Club (Fort Washington, PA)

Meadowlands Country Club (Blue Bell, PA)

Merion Cricket Club (Haverford, PA)

Middletown Country Club (Langhorn, PA)

Northampton Country Club (Easton, PA)

Northampton Valley Country Club (Richboro, PA)

Old York Road Country Club (Ambler, PA)

Overbrook Country Club (Villanova, PA)

Philadelphia Cricket Club (Philadelphia, PA)

Philadelphia Country Club (Gladwyne, PA)

Philmont Country Club (Huntingdon Valley, PA)

Pinecrest Country Club (Montgomeryville, PA)

Ramblewood Country Club (Mt. Laurel, NJ)

Rivercrest Country Club (Phoenixville, PA)

Riverview Country Club (Easton, PA)

Springfield Country Club (Springfield, PA)

Springhaven Country Club (Wallingford, PA)

Talamore Country Club (Ambler, PA)

Valley Brook Country Club (Blackwood, NJ)

Warrington Country Club (Warrington, PA)

White Manor Country Club (Malvern, PA)

Whitemarsh Country Club (Lafayette Hill, PA)

 

-wineries-

Crossing Vinyards (Washington Crossing, PA)

Monterre Vineyards (Orefield, PA)

Nassau Valley Vinyard (Lewes, DE)

Rose Bank Winery (Newtown, PA)

Tomassello Winery (Hammonton, NJ)

 

-art studios-

Artesano Ironworks Gallery (Manayunk, PA)

F.U.E.L. Collection (Philadelphia, PA)

Ice Box at Crane Art Studio (Philadelphia, PA)

-Churches-

Advent Lutheran Church (Harleysville, PA)

Arch Street Meeting House (Philadelphia, PA)

Bryn Athyn Cathedral (Bryn Athyn, PA)

Church of the Loving Savior (West Chester, PA)

Covanent Presbyterian Church (Harleysville, PA)

Disston Memorial Presbyterian Church (Philadelphia, PA)

DuPont Family Chapel (Wilmington, DE)

Flourtown Presbyterian Church (Flourtown, PA)

Gwynedd Square Presbyterian Church (North Wales, PA)

Haddonfield Presbyterian Church (Haddonfield, NJ)

Hatboro Baptist Church (Hatboro, PA)

Heidelberg United Church of Christ (Schwenksville, PA)

Little Zion Lutheran Church (Telford, PA)

London Grove Friends Meeting (Kennett Square, PA)

Main Line Unitarian Church (Devon, PA)

Mary Mother of Redeemer Church (North Wales, PA)

Mount Bethel Church (Mount Bethel, PA)

Old Pine Street Church (Philadelphia, PA)

Old St. Joseph's Church (Philadelphia, PA)

Oreland Presbyterian Church (Oreland, PA)

Presbyterian Parish of Bangor-Roseto (Bangor, PA)

St. Andrew's Lutheran Church (Perkasie, PA)

St. Augustine Church (Philadelphia, PA)

St. Christopher's Church (Gladwyne, PA)

St. Dorothy Church (Drexel Hill, PA)

St. Francis of Assisi Church (Norristown, PA)

St. Joseph on the Brandywine Catholic Church (Greenville, DE)

St. Malachi's Church (Romansville, PA)

St. Stephen's UCC (Perkasie, PA)

Supplee Presbyterian Church (Maple Glenn, PA)

Union United Presbyterian Church (Havertown, PA)

Wayside Chapel (Ambler, PA)

Willow Grove United Methodist Church (Willow Grove, PA)

Zwingli Church (Souderton, PA)

 

-Restaurants-

552 Restaurant (Newtown, PA)

Auletto's (Woodbury, NJ)

Avalon Yacht Club (Avalon, NJ)

Barbuzzo Upstairs (Philadelphia)

Black Bass (Lumberville, PA)

Café LaFontana (Hatboro, PA)

Centre Bridge Inn (New Hope, PA)

City Tavern (Philadelphia, PA)

Cuttalossa Inn (Lumberville, PA)

Davio's Northern Italian Steakhouse (Philadelphia, PA)

DiBruno's (Philadelphia, PA)

Dilworthtown Inn (West Chester, PA)

Earl's Bucks County (Lahaska, PA)

General Warren Inn (Malvern, PA)

Glasbern Inn (Fogelsville, PA)

Golden Pheasant Inn (Erwinna, PA)

Headhouse (Philadelphia, PA)

Inn at Yellow Springs (Yellow Springs, PA)

Kimberton Inn (Kimberton, PA)

Lambertville Station (Lambertville, NJ)

Mad Batter (Cape May, NJ)

Maggiano's Litle Italy (Philadelphia)

Manayunk Brewery (Manayunk, PA)

Moshulu (Philadelphia, PA)

Olde Bar (Philadelphia, PA)

Parc Bistro (Skippack, PA)

Plumsteadville Inn (Plumsteadville, PA)

Radnor Hunt Club (Malvern, PA)

Stokesay Castle (Reading, PA)

Susanna Foo (Philadelphia, PA)

Top of the Tower (Philadelphia, PA)

Valley Green Inn (Philadelphia, PA)

Washington House (Sellersville, PA)

 

-Banquet Halls, Arboretums, Parks, etc.-

Arts Ballroom (Philadelphia, PA)

Ash Mill Farm (Holicong, PA)

Atrium at Curtis Center (Philadelphia, PA)

Ballroom at the Ben (Philadelphia, PA)

Barn at Birchwood (Collegeville, PA)

The Inn at Barley Sheaf Farm (Holicong, PA)

Bartram's Garden (Philadelphia, PA)

Beethoven Waldheim Club (Hellertown, PA)

Belleview State Park (Wilmington, DE)

Bicentennial Park (Bethlehem, PA)

Booking House (Manheim, PA)

Brandywine Manor House (Honeybrook, PA)

Burnside Plantation (Bethlehen, PA)

Carriage House at Rockwood Park (Wilmington, DE)

Cescaphe Ballroom (Philadelphia, PA)

Claridge Casino (Atlantic City, PA)

Colonial Dames (Philadelphia, PA)

Congress Hall (Cape May, NJ)

The Curtis Arboretum (Elkins Park, PA)

Fairmount Park Horticultural Center (Philadelphia, PA)

Free Library of Philadelphia (Philadelphia, PA)

Front & Palmer (Philadelphia) 

Gazebo at Peddler's Village (Buckingham, PA

Hub at Conshy (Conshohocken, PA)

Inn at Bally Springs (Barto, PA)

Jenkin's Parlor at Foulkeways (Gwynedd, PA)

Joseph Ambler Inn (Montgomeryville, PA)

La Massaria at Bella Vista (Gilbertsville, PA)

Lake House Inn (Perkasie, PA)

Lodge at Mountain Springs Resort (Reeders, PA)

Manor House at Commonwealth (Horsham, PA)

Mendenhall Inn (Chadds Ford, PA)

The Merion (Cinnaminson, NJ)

Merck & Co. (North Wales, PA)

Merriam Theater (Philadelphia, PA)

Morris Arboretum (Philadelphia, PA)

Normandy Farm (Blue Bell, PA)

The Old Mill (Media, PA)

Philadelphia Horticultural Center (Philadelphia, PA)

Philopatrian Literary Center (Philadelphia, PA)

Phoenixville Foundry (Phoenixville, PA)

Pomme (Radnor, PA)

Pyramid Club (Philadelphia, PA)

Ridley State Park (Media, PA)

Rockwood Park (Wilmington, DE)

Shannondell (Audubon, PA)

Terrain at Styers (Glen Mills, PA)

Tyler Arboretum (Media, PA)

Tinicum Park (Erwinna, PA)

Union League (Philadelphia, PA)

William Penn Inn (Gwynedd, PA)

Willowwood Arboretum (Far Hills, NJ)