“The music was awesome! We have never danced so hard and long in our lives. We couldn’t have pulled off such an awesome reception and ceremony without you.” ~Eric & Riana
“We still have people calling to tell us it was the best wedding they’ve ever attended. None of this would have been possible if it weren’t for Andrew” ~Bryan & Rachel
If you are planning a wedding, one of the most
important considerations is the music.
A few quick questions:
• Have you ever attended a wedding where the flow of music and events was seamless and non-cheesy?
• Does it make a difference if your DJ is also a professional musician?
• Have you been searching for a low-key Hudson Valley DJ that actually specializes in music?
So, you’re planning a wedding in the Hudson Valley and you want a DJ that can rock the party while keeping the mic to a minimum…
A Musician’s touch.
A DJ that is also a professional pianist offers the best of both worlds: a musician’s ear for smooth transitions and volume levels–with a DJ’s knowledge of music, expertise at reading the crowd and ability to help direct the flow. And, if you like the idea of live romantic piano music for your ceremony or cocktail hour, then you can take care of all your entertainment in one stop.
I had so many people at the wedding tell me how wonderful the music was. Everyone, young and old was up dancing the entire reception. He seamlessly mixed all the songs I had requested and made it such an amazing day. ~Martin & Eric
Andrew Westphal is a full-time, professional Hudson Valley DJ and Pianist, specializing in weddings. Discovering your music preferences and vision, Andrew helps you custom tailor the entertainment for your event, creating a bespoke musical experience that your guests will remember.
The online client planning system let’s you search the music database and add requests anytime–as well as organize all the details of your wedding–with personal help from Andrew along the way.
During your event, Andrew constantly reads the crowd and adjusts the music accordingly. He is sensitive to the flow of your evening and helps you create a memorable, musical soundtrack without cheesiness.
Live Music for Ceremonies and Cocktail Hours
Andrew has played the piano professionally for more than 20 years and can provide beautiful piano music for your Hudson Valley ceremony: from traditional favorites such as Pachelbel’s Canon and Bach’s Air on the G String to modern choices with Andrew’s elegant interpretations. For cocktail hours, consider the classic sounds of live solo jazz piano and Ragtime–the perfect transition before moving on to the main reception.
Peace of mind.
Andrew is fully insured and has backup systems at every event so you’ll have peace of mind knowing that your celebration is in good hands. And for those who appreciate quality sound, Andrew utilizes the latest DJ technology with high-end sound systems that can really rock your party.
With his attention to detail and personal guidance, Andrew helps you create a custom-tailored celebration without the stress–from the moment you start planning till the last dance.
Call 845.943.0782 to discuss your event or EMAIL
I have nothing but awesome, positive things to say about Andrew Westphal. He was the DJ for our June 2013 wedding in the Capital Region of Upstate NY, and did everything absolutely perfectly. The dance floor was hopping from start to finish, even with record breaking heat where we live the day of my wedding in a non-air conditioned building (which typically would have been fine). We gave him a set list and he stuck to it like we asked with just a little improv, which was completely excellent & crowd pleasing. Plus, prior to the wedding in a meeting he kindly offered a few suggestions which we added and they were perfect. By the way, if you prefer that your DJ pick your music, I have complete confidence he’d do a great job at that too. To top it off (x3), he is an incredibly nice person and enjoyable to work with, his website and demeanor were extremely professional, and he is a talented pianist!! He played piano during our cocktail hour which I loved. Also, when I was researching DJs, All of Andrew’s reviews seemed too good to be true, so I actually called Hunter Mountain independently to get a review directly from a wedding coordinator – that sealed my confidence, and indeed he lived up to the reputation posted on the wedding wire. We can’t thank Andrew enough for helping our guests dance the night away in spite of the insane heat and helping our wedding to be such an awesome, fun party.
– Jill & David
The wedding was everything we could have possibly hoped for! We had such a blast!
We just wanted to drop you a quick note and say that we really appreciated your hard work – and staying super late. The music was awesome! We have never danced so hard and long in our lives. As one friend told us the next day, “I kept trying to go sit down and rest but then he put on another perfect song and I just couldn’t physically leave the dance floor!”.
We couldn’t have pulled off such an awesome reception or ceremony without you…Once we decompress a bit, we’d love to write you a formal testimonial.
Thank you!! You absolutely crushed it man.
– Eric & Riana
Andrew is awesome! We had two distinct parts to our wedding – the outdoor cocktail party and ceremony then the reception upstairs in the barn at the Millbrook Winery. Andrew provided music for both – he played the grand piano for the ceremony and the cocktail hour and then DJ’d for the reception. I can’t explain enough how perfect all the selections, timing and overall execution was. Our music tastes are so all over the place that I felt bad even trying to explain to him and have it make sense. He was able to put into words, or music should I say, our intentions exactly as we’d hoped. He read the crowd, kept the party alive when we were up dancing, accompanied the cocktail hour with perfect mood-setting selections, and the perfect build up during the ceremony. Can’t wait to book him for another event – he “gets” it!
–Mara & Matt
From the moment I met with Andrew until the end of the event he met all of my expectations. He went out of his way to make sure he could meet all my song requests and any of those requested by my guests. Andrew was gracious, easy to work with, and accommodating in every way. I only wish I had hired him to do my daughters weddings rather than incur the huge expense of hiring a band. Bottom line HIRE HIM.
Pawling, New York
Andrew was absolutely terrific! I had so many people at the wedding tell me how wonderful the music was. Everyone, young and old was up dancing the entire reception. He seamlessly mixed all the songs I had requested with requests from guests and made it such an amazing day. He even handled a power outage caused by the caterer with ease. He was a constant presence without being overbearing, which is exactly what we had asked of him. Also he was such a nice guy to work with, so accomodating to changes we made last minute. I honestly can’t say enough nice things about Andrew and would recommend him in a heartbeat to anyone planning a special event.
–Martin & Eric
Andrew was wonderful to work with. He promptly replied to all of our questions and concerns prior to the wedding and took all of our ideas into consideration. He even edited our first dance song and went through a very long list of requests…Andrew helped set the tone for the entire evening, he worked closely with us on creating the perfect playlists for cocktail hour, dinner and dancing. He was flexible throughout the evening and played requests from the wedding party and guests. He kept everyone dancing throughout the evening and people raved about the music that was played. We were incredibly happy and would recommend him to anyone looking for a DJ.
–Tara and Matt Kosloski
Andrew is probably the nicest guy i have ever met! He took requests and even played some salsa (a request) at the very end. People were dancing – and all was good! His website allowed me to browse through thousands of songs and he even had a “most requested play list” that had exactly the kind of music for the party. I am confident that people left with a very good impression and that andrew will be deejaying very soon for some friends. Bravo!
Andrew provided cocktail and dance music for our daughter’s wedding. He was a true professional and was dependable and thorough. His web site is easy to navigate and he made it easy for us to pick the songs we wanted. Everybody danced and had a great time!
Andrew provided a really good mix of music to suit the tastes of everyone in attendance at our function, regardless of age. The vibe of the music brought everyone to the dance floor. I would highly recommend Andrew. Best private DJ I have ever worked with, very professional. Will be hiring Andrew in the future for additional functions.
Andrew is definitely my DJ for any future events. I must have canvased about a dozen DJ’s and Andrew was the most professional, prompt, and polite out of all of them. I was also more than pleased with his on-line request system. His fees are more than reasonable for the services provided and he was a hit with the guests. Not only was he a master at his profession, but he enjoyed learning about new music from party goers who were from other countries and cultures. His ability to diversify and adapt to the changing mood of the crowd makes him a must hire for your event.
Available for weddings & special events in New York’s Hudson Valley and Upstate NY Finger Lakes area. Locations in Ithaca NY, Rosendale NY and Montclair NJ. Andrew travels anywhere in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut or Pennsylvania, as well as destination weddings just about anywhere.