Pianist Plays iPad During Wedding


Music is one of the most important parts of any couple’s special day. Naturally, not everything is going to go as planned. A pianist had to get creative after a mix-up meant he didn’t have a real piano to play.

Instead of playing a piano, Nate Hance used his iPad to bang out the wedding tunes at a ceremony in Minnesota. The mishap occurred when both parties thought the other was supposed to ensure the instrument would be provided.

Neither party confirmed anything, which left Hance to think of his feet. The 34-year-old’s solution was to connect his iPad to the venue’s speakers and perform his set on a piano app instead.

Hance thought the moment was hilarious and posted a video of the incident on TikTok. In the video, he plays “Marry You” by Bruno Mars on his tablet while his friend and violinist Cara Wilson plays the melody.

“It’s the most nervous I’ve ever been for a performance. I had to just play with three fingers. I felt like a school kid playing the piano. It felt strange and the hardest part was the delay from the Bluetooth connection. It’s difficult to stay in time. I had to not listen to what the other person was doing and zone out.

“Luckily it’s not an event where everyone’s looking at you and I’m glad I had a violinist to take charge of the melody,” Hance said.

As a backup, Hance did bring a keyboard with him but since the wedding took place in a large estate garden, there was nowhere for him to plug it in. It wasn’t battery operated either, which made the power source even more essential.

“I did think I might have to sit this one out, but they said they’d be disappointed without a piano. Luckily the wedding party was really calm, the venue manager not so much. They were panicking and offered to go and buy a generator but the party didn’t want one because of the noise,” Hance said.

Thankfully, the bride and groom were happy with the pianist’s performance and were able to enjoy their special day to the sweet sounds of Steve Winwood, The Beatles and Taylor Swift.


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