© 2020 by Ryan Smith

Cello for Weddings & Events

Albuquerque, NM

Call or Text (505)274-0814

Weddings and Receptions

Beautiful cello sound will transform any wedding, setting an elegant and inviting mood as your guests arrive, and deeply enhancing the ceremony with your favorite songs played live! 


What I do is a little different. I arrange and create recorded accompaniments in my studio to complement my live cello playing. It's like having a passionate ensemble playing a variety of instruments, supporting the cello as it plays melodies in all genres! For example recordings, see the Music & Info page. 

Planning your music is easy yet fully customizable! Choose songs for your big ceremony moments from my recordings, and tell me your favorite genres and songs for the Prelude. Each wedding ceremony is unique and special, and you'll be able to hear recordings of all my songs to choose your favorites. 

Using my battery-powered speaker, I can perform indoors or outdoors, on the grid or off the grid for many hours.


Need cocktail hour music? This can be added at any time as you are planning and coordinating the details of your day. 

Questions about my availability, travel, songs I know, making a reservation, or anything else? You may find the answer on the Music & Info or FAQ page. Or, feel free to call, text, or email me your questions or we can meet for coffee in Albuquerque!

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2019 Elite Award Winner _ Ceremony Music

It is an honor to have been voted by Brides and Grooms as "New Mexico's Best Ceremony Musician" in 2018 and 2019. 

Visit my profile at www.theperfectweddingguide.com to read reviews, and to discover top local wedding pros in all categories!


Events and Occasions

I will create an uplifting mood as you and your guests enjoy a variety of genres and styles!


Genres include hours of pop, rock, country, R&B, jazz, and more and includes many timeless great songs and often beautiful Classical pieces as well. Audiences absolutely love the journey through a wide variety of genres and sounds.  

I perform in a wide variety of settings and for all types of events both large and small, entertaining crowds of all ages with music that can be enjoyed while socializing at events, in restaurants and lounges, house concerts, assisted living, and much more. Amplified cello supported by accompaniment tracks means I can play anywhere!  

For event music pricing, please call me at (505) 274-0814.


We are super happy with the elegance that having Ryan perform at our wedding brought. Ryan is extremely talented and professional! Such a great personality that made us feel extremely comfortable with our decision of having Ryan perform for our ceremony and cocktail hour. Our guests are still talking about how beautiful his music was!! Thank you Ryan!!!  

—  David and Alexis

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Click over to the Music & Info page to hear some of my songs and learn a little more about what I do!