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.
Thank you so much Karmen!!! You guys were absolutely wonderful. I will definitely recommend you to my friends who get married in LA. Cheers!
– Jun, (groom) July 2014
Thank you so much for performing the music at our wedding!” It was the most memorable day for the both of us and your musicians played a big part in that!
– Tom and Kari, Wedding Ceremony & Reception (Ojai) August 2013
Group was punctual, professional and did an excellent job. Everyone enjoyed the music. They had a mix of classical and current music. Excellent Job! I would strongly recommend the group to anyone!
– Maria A., Wedding Reception (Los Angeles) August 2013
Great group of people to work with and the performance during our dinner was perfect. Will hire again soon!
– Ben F., 60th Birthday Party (Pasadena) September 2013
Karmen is very nice, cordial, responsive and her trio that she put together was very professional and talented. They all were awesome! We received so many compliments for their performance. Thank you for making our wedding special and memorable. I would highly recommend!
– William L., (groom) December 2012
Thankfully, Brian got in touch with you and in a blink of an eye, the music was handled, and they were amazing! Thank you for making it so easy.
– Melanie Kelly, private party, June 2012
The group exceeded expectations. The music was beautiful. We received many compliments on how Scene and Heard not only played classical music, but was also able to play some more modern songs that were “out of the box”
– David McCaw (groom), married September 2012
Karmen, Leah and Ginger were delightful and very talented musicians. The music they played was perfect for the ceremony.
Thank you for making Bryan and Isabel’s wedding so special.
– Pia Kanholm (Mother of the Bride) August 2012
We chose Scene and Heard for our parent’s fiftieth wedding anniversary. The ladies were very professional. They came properly dressed for the occasion. They set up very quietly and unobtrusively. Karmen was especially polite and courteous. And the music was everything we hoped for.
– Jovi, Anniversary Party, May 2013
Below are just a few of the many venues we have performed at:
-The Maxwell House
WEST LOS ANGELES
SAN FERNANDO VALLEY
…and many more! Including private residences throughout the greater Los Angeles area.
“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!