1. What is the difference between a violin and a viola?
This has to be the question I hear the most! A viola is a little bigger than a violin and reads
the alto clef instead of treble clef. A viola can play 5 notes lower than a violin so it has
a deeper sound.
2. What are the instruments in a string quartet?
A string quartet has 2 violins, a viola and a cello. Think of a choir: the 2 violins are playing
the soprano and alto parts, the viola is playing the tenor part, and the cello is playing the
3. What are your most-requested songs?
The demos on this website represent the most requested pieces for weddings. Many people
ask for Beatles' tunes, which are always fun to play. Eine Kleine Nachtmusik by Mozart is
another very popular piece for string quartet. Obviously everyone asks for "Devil Went Down
to Georgia", but not for their wedding ceremony!
4. Can you and your group play any song?
We CAN play anything, however, not all music is published for strings. Sometimes we can make
arrangements from a piano score if it is published for piano. Also, there are some popular
songs that sound great with a violin in the background, but that doesn't mean that it will
sound good as a violin solo or with a string quartet. I've had countless special requests over the years, so just ask!
5. Do you play at outdoor venues?
Absolutely! I've played in locations from Pritzker Pavilion, Lincoln Park Zoo, country clubs
and parks, to residential backyards. We can also provide sound equipment if necessary.
6. How can I submit a payment?
I can accept Chase Quickpay, Zelle, Venmo, or a cashier's check.
7. How soon do I need to sign up?
The best answer is ASAP. Many people have their music booked a year in advance. Some
wait until a few months before. It all depends on the date. Contact me for availability!