"The sound of celebration"
I am available for private events, parties, corporate functions, reunions, etc. I have a passion for music and I believe that comes through when I meet with my clients and help them plan their events.
I am a Disc Jockey from State College PA. I can do Birthday parties, holiday parties, corporate events, and summer parties. I have music from all types of genres and offer other services like MC services, basic dance floor lighting, and reception planning.
I will take the time before each event to make sure that the client gets a chance to tell me how they want their event to come alive. I want everyone attending the event to feel excited and involved. I ask my clients certain questions that help to make the event run smoothly and hopefully bring up some situations that they have not yet thought of.
Check out my reviews and other info on my Thumbtack profile:
Julie W. 01/30/2020 (5 stars)
Ken was absolutely wonderful to work with. He helped us create our timeline of events for the day of the wedding, and was so responsive to any questions we had. He was also incredibly patient when we had trouble making decisions about music. Our guests loved the reception music, and he made our day (and the planning) so stress-free!
Jessica Tirko , 09/28/2019 (5 Stars)
As Professional as a DJ Can Get!
Wow! That one word sums up my experience with DJ HartBeats. He did everything I asked and more. He traveled to my wedding location a month before the wedding to discuss plans. He provided collaborative online documents for outlining the evening, from pre-wedding ceremony to the last song of the night. He was professional, unobtrusive, there when you needed him, and behind the music when it was time to shine the light on the bride or groom. Highly recommend!
Roxanne S , 09/21/2019 (5 Stars)
If you're scouring reviews for a good DJ, you've found him. Ken was excellent every step of the way, very friendly and accommodating. Went the extra mile-set up a very easy to use Google doc so we could add our songs and plan our day and keep things on track, which for us not having a wedding planner was amazing like he was 2-in-1. He also checked in with calls when it was convenient and even drove to our venue to check it out before the wedding, on top of doing our ceremony music as well as providing a mic for the pastor. We couldn't have asked for a better DJ and at a good price as well, I'd recommend him to anyone looking for a DJ for any event!
Emma S. Sept 23rd, 2019 (5 Stars)
Ken was absolutely incredible—exactly what we were hoping for our 9/7/19 wedding reception. He ran sound for our ceremony (with live music, speakers, and tracks) and emcee’d and DJ’ed our reception. He made every effort to know the space before the event day & even drove over an hour to visit the venue two weeks beforehand. He was so thorough with his questions and timeline for the night—and he was very attentive to our song/announcement/any other requests. Plus, he’s super kind! And that was the icing on the cake. We were so impressed with his work and so thankful to find a genuinely nice person who really holds himself to a high personal quality standard. We came across so many rude or arrogant people in our search for a DJ, so Ken was definitely a special find. You will NOT regret hiring him for your event!! If we could add more stars, we would!
Kylee A. July 8th, 2019 (5 Stars)
We absolutely loved working with Ken!! He was prompt with responses and gave us many great ideas and options. Our reception ran smoothly because of him! Thanks again Ken, you're the man!!!
Kate S. July 5 2019 (5 Stars)
Ken was a great DJ for our wedding. He was very responsive and on top of reminding us to do things and stay on board with planning. He helped keep the day running, in the midst of last-minute changes. Highly recommended!
Miranda S. June 13,2019 (5 Stars)
He was so flexible and easy to work with! We had some details change for our wedding last minute and he worked with us to make sure we were getting what we wanted even though it was not part of the original plan. He also took the initiative to contact us to make sure everyone was on the same page which took a lot of stress off of our wedding planning. We really enjoyed working with him and he is very reasonably priced!
Tiffany S. June 3, 2019 (5 Stars)
Ken made my mother's surprise 60th birthday party a night she will always remember. He came well in advance was all set up and even helped us to make sure the party ran smoothly. He had plenty of songs that kept the party going late into the night. When the dance floor would clear off he knew exactly what type of song to get the crowd back up. I would highly recommend Ken for any type of function you are having if you want a GREAT time!
Katherine M. May 12th, 2019 (5 Stars)
DJ HartBeats is the best. He knows how to read the crowd and get everyone moving. He worked with me and my wife to make our dream wedding come true. He was always in contact with us to make sure everything would turned out great. I highly recommend DJ HartBeats for weddings and any parties you that you would need a amazing DJ.
Olivia H. March 18, 2019 (5 Stars)
Ken Hart was a great addition to our wedding day! From the start of planning he provided an organized and easy way on google docs to share and plan our big day! A very trustworthy and fun guy who kept the night running smoothly. He played the perfect music and helped make our special day a memorable one! My husband and his groomsmen did a surprise dance for me and Ken was very flexible about helping make that happen! Great DJ, I would highly recommend!!! :)
Alexandra C. September 5, 2018 (5 stars)
Ken really went above and beyond our expectations, he took so much stress off our backs by organizing a google doc with all our songs and timeline, family member info, it made everything so much easier for us and laid everything out perfectly. He is flexible and was able to add things in last min, even at the wedding with requests our family members made to changing the order of announcing entrance introductions. He drove all the way to the venue to meet with us before the big day and he lives about 3 hours away, he has such a great personality and attitude, you can't go wrong with DJ Hartbeats! He is the perfect balance of professionalism and fun-go-with-the-flow, and my husband and I are very picky and have high standards when it comes to choosing things, especially for our wedding, so Ken was awesome and exceeded our expectations. Thank you for everything Ken, you really were super awesome! Hope to see you again in the near future! :)Alex and Tyler-
Cylinda A. June 10, 2018 (5 stars)
Ken did a wonderful job at our wedding. He worked with us through the whole process of the timeline. Was very responsive to text messages. Everybody had a great time.
Andrea G. December 6, 2017 (4 stars)
Ken got there early and was ready to get to work. He was very nice and played all of our guests' requests. I would hire him again for our next company holiday party.
Mattelyn H. November 17, 2017 (5 stars)
Ken was a great DJ he had the dance floor packed all night at my October wedding! Would definitely recommend!!
Danielle F. August 30, 2017 (5 stars)
Ken was amazing to work with. We would highly recommend him to anyone. He helped made our wedding day special.
Kayla W. July 26, 2017 (5 stars)
Ken recently DJ'd our wedding and was wonderful to work with. We booked Ken's services last minute and he was extremely accommodating to us, even as aspects of our schedule changed the week of our wedding. Our wedding venue did not provide the best set-up acoustically, but Ken made the best out of the situation. He was very professional and checked in with my husband and me several times throughout the week leading up to our wedding. We appreciated his openness to our ideas and how organized he was throughout the entire process. We could certainly recommend Ken to other couples who are in need of a wedding DJ. Thank you, Ken, for being part of our day!
Staci R. February 1, 2017 (5 stars)
Mr. Hart did a great job of playing all of the music that was requested by many of the guests. The party was for a 40th birthday, and the birthday girl made the comment that Mr. Hart played all of her favorite songs. He was professional and was set up and ready to play before the party even started. I would strongly recommend this DJ for any event.
Rose S. September 13, 2016 (5 stars)
Ken was absolutely amazing!! Highly recommended!
Caitlyn B. June 15, 2016 (5 stars)
I used Hart Services for my wedding. The experience was great! He was easy to work with, and always keep the party going at my wedding. Ken creates a google doc where we basically created how we wanted the night to go and the type of music to play at certain times throughout the reception. The whole process was easy, and non stressful which is always a good thing when planning a wedding. I would highly recommend this DJ service.
Abigail H. January 16, 2016 (5 stars)
We hired Ken for our wedding on January 9th. He did a fantastic job, we would highly recommend him for any type of event. He kept the party moving while keeping our requests in mind. I have been to too many weddings where the DJ can be over bearing and too "in your face", Ken was efficient and professional and let us pace the night. We loved having him as part of our special day. We highly recommend him!
Tom S. September 18, 2015 (5 stars)
Ken Hart has become a staple at our dances over the past three years. He is more than willing to work with us and try new ways to create a better experience for our students. He is very professional and provides a superb playlist that gets everyone on the dance floor.
Jessica W. August 28, 2015 (5 stars)
Ken did a great job for our wedding! He met with us a couple times before hand and we shared a google doc to make sure we were always on the same page in terms of timeline, type of music, and what was and wasn't allowed. He was well within our budget and perfectly pulled off our vague request to "make people dance" at the reception. He knew when to turn up the energy and when to slow it down. He left the crowd wanting more, which in my opinion is the perfect way to end the night! My husband and I were thrilled with the way everything went.
Tabitha H. June 16, 2015 (5 stars)
Ken was great to work with!! From the get good he was willing to travel about an hour on short notice in order to work around my schedule. He was easy to get a hold of by email and text. He was great at getting an idea of what music that we liked and finding a great mix of it to play. He was also very helpful in pick out some songs for the big events. If I need a DJ in the future Ken will be my first choice.
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