Do you use amplification/need electricity?
I do use a small amount of amplification, and therefore need access to electricity. If it looks like I’ll be more than 50 feet from the nearest power source, let me know in advance so I can be sure to bring enough extension cabling. I’m always careful to stay at a volume where people can converse easily over the music. More often than not, the acoustic guitar just doesn’t put out quite enough sound without a little extra amplification.
Can we meet for a consultation?
I’d be glad to meet in person or talk on the phone to answer questions, help decide on any particular pieces you’d like me to play, and to put a plan together for how music will play a part in your wedding ceremony.
What will you play before/during the ceremony?
During the prelude, I’ll play an assortment of classical guitar music. You’re welcome to request any songs you would like me to play during the prelude. Or, I could just put together a half hour selection of music that is appropriate for a wedding. I’ll make sure all selections are happy, festive sounding, and easy to listen to.
For the ceremony, I will play the music selections that you have chosen. I am open to requests (please see the rates page for more information about this). I also know many of the traditional wedding songs, if you want to use them.
Is there anything you need us or the venue to supply?
The only thing I need is a chair, without arms, to sit in while playing and while the ceremony is underway. Other than that, I’ll bring everything else I need.
Can we request songs?
Yes. My standard wedding pricing includes requests for up to 2 songs that I don’t already know. You can also request any songs that are already in my repertoire, which won’t count toward those two. If you have requests for more than 2 songs that are not in my repertoire, I could do them for an extra $30 per song.
What do you wear to a performance?
I’ll wear whatever is most appropriate for your ceremony. Anything from a suit and tie down to casual are fine with me. Just tell me what will be best.
Can you participate in the rehearsal of the ceremony the night/day before?
As long as it is in the Triad area, I am open to being in the rehearsal for an extra $50 fee. See the rates page for more information.