Are you a Wedding DJ?

Are you a wedding DJ in the NY Finger Lakes or Hudson Valley area? If so, Westphal Music would like to network with you. As our schedule fills up, we'd like to refer like-minded DJs for the dates that we are already booked. Do you LOVE music? Are you cheese-free and avoid line-dances like Chicken … [Read more...]

Ithaca Rotary Club Luncheon

I recently volunteered to play piano at a Rotary Club luncheon for seniors at Ithaca's Lifelong center. The program consisted of stride piano, rags and novelty pieces from the 1920s. I've been playing for seniors since I was about 10 years old when I would accompany my mother for singalongs. … [Read more...]

MyWedding.com Profile

Westphal Music is now listed on MyWedding.com! Please take a moment to check out the profile and click on the ♥ button. Thanks for the love! :-) … [Read more...]

Post-party thank-you email

I love getting notes like this! Eric and Riana were so great to work with and they really knew how to throw a great party~! I played piano for their outdoor garden ceremony and then moved on to DJ their marquis tent reception. After the formal reception, we had a Carnival themed after-party in the … [Read more...]

Just Married…

Earlier this year I received a very cool thank you card and I thought I'd scan and share it here. The card featured a beautiful photo of the newlyweds. It reminded me of a Robert Doisneau picture:     … [Read more...]

5k on Thanksgiving Day

There's nothing like a 5K run to work up an appetite for Thanksgiving dinner. This year we visited my mother in Rosendale NY and her tradition is to start Thanksgiving day with a 5k. So we headed over to New Paltz for the Turkey Trot on a beautiful sunny morning. The air was crisp and cool but we … [Read more...]

The wedding before the storm

The Saturday just before Hurricane Sandy arrived in New Jersey, I played for the wedding of George and Melissa at the historic Glen Foerd on the Delaware--the last surviving riverfront estate in Philadelphia. For cocktail hour, I enjoyed playing an antique Steinway Grand piano which lent itself … [Read more...]