Music Budget Advice

For most couples, this is their first time planning a wedding. It can be a challenge putting together a budget when you're not sure what services will bring the most value to your celebration. If you are on a budget but don't want to sacrifice the quality of your music experience, then here are some … [Read more...]

Already Booked but Nice SEO

The other day I received a cool message from my availability form on my Hudson Valley Wedding DJ/Pianist site. Although I mostly work in the Finger Lakes these days, I still enjoy traveling down to my previous home where I started my wedding business. That's why I've left my HV website up--and it … [Read more...]

Westphal Music Wins 2015 Couples’ Choice Award

Westphal Music Wins 2015 Couples' Choice Award

I am proud to announce that Westphal Music has won the 2015 Couples' Choice Award from the Wedding Wire. This honor is awarded to the top 5 percent of wedding professionals and I am honored to have won this prestigious award back to back in 2014 and 2015. The award winners are selected based on … [Read more...]

Country Chic Wedding Video

Here's a great video of a wedding I DJ'd last fall--a casually elegant affair in a beautiful country setting. Folks who are new to my services often ask if I have any videos they could see with me performing. And although I do plan on putting together a piece at some point, it has been a challenge … [Read more...]

Ceremony Pianist Package

Here are a few details about my ceremony pianist option. This is an add-on to my Reception DJ Package and includes: Customized selections for ceremony processionals, interludes and recessional. Clients may choose virtually any music they wish. I'll learn it and create bespoke interpretations for … [Read more...]

Words of Praise!

A note from a recent client, the Mother of the Bride: Hi Andrew.....I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you again for making Brielle and Brad's wedding last week at Suzanne's such a success. They were thrilled! Everyone who has called me to talk about the wedding has commented about you! … [Read more...]

The Secret Origin of Batman’s Theme Song!

batman project

Just in time for Halloween, here's a fun little project I made with my son who was 4 years old at the time. He was obsessed with superheroes, especially Batman, and he wanted to learn the theme song. So I taught him how to play it on the piano and we decided to make a cover version with a little … [Read more...]