WHO WE ARE
We’re a small, passionate team of musicians who believe in cherishing every moment. We’re comprised mainly of Florida Atlantic University professional music alumni with Bachelor of Music or Master of Music degrees. We bring over a decade of experience performing at weddings and special events throughout Palm Beach, Ft. Lauderdale, and Miami. We combine our love of music with a passion for event planning to provide the perfect soundtrack for your most cherished moments.
It all began in 2011 when I moved back home to South Florida. After teaching English in China for two years, I wanted to pursue my master of music degree. While applying for schools, I worked as a freelance flutist and teacher. I connected with old friends, made new ones, and began brainstorming how we could combine our passion for music with helping people create unforgettable memories. Then, after performing together for Beauty and the Beast at Calvary Christian Academy, I shared my idea with violinist Rose Renee, violist Kailii, and cellist Sam - create a team of musicians offering highly-personalized service for weddings and special events. Since then, our team has grown and our goal remains the same – inspire easygoing, young-at-heart couples with the perfect atmosphere to create a lifetime of memories surrounded by the people you love.
ABOUT VIVIEN LI
When I was in third grade in Seattle, I heard two cool older kids demonstrating the flute in music class. I fell in love with the sweet, ethereal sound. So when we moved to Florida and I had the opportunity to be in the band at Pine Crest School, I joined. . .and haven’t stopped playing since.
I was born in Shanghai, China, and moved to Seattle when I was 7. I became an entrepreneur two years later, when I convinced my 4-year-old cousin to knock on neighbors’ doors with me on the Fourth of July and sing patriotic songs for donations. It was in Seattle that I planned my very first wedding - my mom's marriage to my step-dad. My job was to call up different restaurants to find a place for a reception. I have pictures from that night, so I guess it all worked out!
My journey so far has taken me from the busy newsroom of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel to its unique production facility in Deerfield Beach; from the activity of the music classroom to the stillness of the concert stage; from the familiarity of life in South Florida to the excitement of teaching English abroad. My experiences have given me a passion for working with people and helping them create unforgettable moments.
As you can probably tell, I love traveling. I also love (in no particular order) photography, baking, classic Disney and Pixar movies, chocolate, and board games. I'm a HUGE musical theater fan. And I never miss an episode of The Big Bang Theory.
So, that's me in a nutshell. I look forward to getting to know you!
WHAT WE VALUE
Musicians. Our team is our greatest asset. We value fair compensation and supportive communication.
Clients. You are the reason we’re able to do what we love, and we can’t thank you enough! Starting August 2015, we’re putting into place a loyalty program to reward you for repeat business and referrals.
Moments. When you reflect on the events that have shaped your journey, your mind is inevitably filled with moments. . .the moment you step off the plane in a new city, the moment you share a secret with a best friend, and the moment you knew you’d met that someone special. It’s those pivotal moments you remember which ultimately change your life. That’s why we help you to cherish every moment.
Giving. We believe in giving back to the community and have co-organized Playing in Harmony: A Concert to Benefit the United States Fund for UNICEF.
Interested in studying with us? Learn more at our sister site, Coral Springs Music Lessons!
What Our Clients Are Saying
Bride, Deerfield Beach Boardwalk
"Music for Every Occasion was the perfect, and affordable, choice for our beach wedding. The founder, Vivien, is knowledgeable and professional. The violist she provided had amazing musical skill, and was dressed appropriately. Not only did Music for Every Occasion accommodate my last second booking, they were able to play all of the requested music. I highly recommend use of their services, and to trust musical suggestions from Vivien. Music for Every Occasion added beauty to our special day. Thank you!" - Melissa
Bride, Wyndham Deerfield Beach Resort
"Vivien was a joy to work with. We are an out of state couple which can complicate things a little. She was very responsive to our questions and concerns. She really worked to make this a unique experience to our wedding. I gave her very little notice of a special request song and her musicians learned it and executed it perfectly! I could not be happier with the quality of service, responsiveness, professionalism, value and flexibility from both Vivien and her musicians. They all made our wedding day extremely special and memorable. I would highly recommend Music for Every Occasion not only for weddings but for any event you may take part in!" – Lindsay
Mother of Bride, Secret Woods Nature Center
"From the first telephone conversation to the follow-up after my daughter's wedding Vivien was an absolute joy! We were not well educated on music and simply told Vivien the weddings theme and the tone we would like to project. The music she chose was absolutely PERFECT! She was on time, courteous, professional and, above all, a TALENTED MUSICIAN! I will use her service anytime the occasion arises. I just cannot say enough good about Vivien and Music For Every Occasion!
Keep Calm, Hire Vivien!" - Debi