About Us

Scene & Heard Music was established in 2011 by flutist Karmen Gould with the goal to provide high-quality, vibrant and stylish musicians for the many scenes of Southern California.

TESTIMONIALS

VENUES

Below are just a few of the many venues we have performed at:

BRENTWOOD

-Mountaingate Country Club

PASADENA/GLENDALE

-The Athenaeum
-Castle Green
-Descanso Gardens
-Forest Lawn Glendale

-Langham Huntington
-The Maxwell House

LOS ANGELES

-El Rey Theater
-The Los Angeles Athletic Club
-Los Angeles River and Gardens
-The Jonathan Club
-San Antonio Winery
-Millennium Biltmore Hotel
-The Westin Bonaventure

SANTA BARBARA

-Bacara Resort and Spa
-Four Seasons Resort, The Biltmore

BEVERLY HILLS

-Beverly Hills Hotel
-Beverly Hilton
-Beverly Wilshire Hotel
-Four Seasons
-L’Ermitage
-Montage
-The Peninsula Hotel

PACIFIC PALISADES

-Rivera Country Club

LONG BEACH

-Hilton Hotel
-The Queen Mary

PASADENA

-Restaurant Shiro
-Redwhite + Bluezz (Jazz Club)

WEST LOS ANGELES

-Hotel Casa Del Mar
-The Victorian
-St. Augustine Catholic Church
-The California Yahat Club
-Shutters On The Beach

MALIBU

-Saddlerock Ranch & Vineyards

MANHATTAN BEACH

-Shade Hotel

SAN FERNANDO VALLEY

-Sportsmen’s Lodge Events Center

ORANGE COUNTY

-Balboa Bay Club & Resort
-The Crystal Palace
-The Montage Laguna Beach
-Pelican Hill Resort
-Surf & Sand Resort

SIMI VALLEY

-Reagan Library

OJAI

-Ojai Valley Inn and Spa

 

…and many more! Including private residences throughout the greater Los Angeles area.

Frequently Asked Questions

“How far will you travel?”
-Our standard prices are for venues within the Los Angeles area, though we do perform in San Diego, Santa Barbara and Palm Springs. Use our contact page to contact Karmen for specific rates.

“I would like to walk down the aisle to a song that isn’t on your song list. Is that possible?
-Yes! When you contact Karmen mention the song you would like us to play, and she will be able to tell you if it can be arranged for the instrumentation you are interested in. We love playing new songs that are meaningful to you, so please don’t hesitate to ask. We usually charge an extra fee for special arrangements depending on the song and the type of arrangement. Once we know the song, we can give you an exact quote.

“The venue I have chosen requires you to carry insurance, can you provide this?”
-Yes! Most venues that require insurance request a policy specific to their location and your event. We can provide this, please contact us for rates.

“What will the musicians wear?”
-Musicians wear stylish black unless otherwise requested

“Do you require amplification?” 
-In most cases no.

“How early do musicians arrive?”
-An ensemble leader will arrive 30 minutes prior to the musicians’ start time. All other musicians will arrive 15 minutes early, sometimes earlier if additional set up time is needed.

“What is in your price?” 
-Our price reflects the number of musicians you requested, the length of time you need the musicians available to perform and a small administration fee for us to work out the details of your event.

“Will you work with me to customize the music for my event?”
-Of course! We feel strongly that every event is unique and should reflect the style of the client. Please let us know how we can customize our music to fit your vision!