The booking form is not working yet! For now the best way to submit a booking request is to read the policies below and send an email that includes the following information:
- Full name:
- (optional)Preferred Pronouns:
- Time of services requested:
- Event Venue:
- Venue Address:
- Event Coordinator:
- Coordinator Contact info:
- Additional Comments or Requests:
- The standard rate is $100 for the first hour and $75 for each subsequent hour per player. For example: a trio performing for two hours would be $525. Locations that require travel may incur additional fees.
- Fee is to be paid at the event via cash, check or Venmo.
- I will require a $50 deposit to ensure availability at the agreed upon time of the event. Any change to event time after the initial agreement may result in cancellation (if players have conflicting commitments with the new time) and/or loss of deposit. I am happy to be flexible if I can, but that is not always possible with my active professional schedule.
- I will need to take a 5-minute break every hour.
- Musicians on the clock beyond 3 hours will need food provided by the venue or wedding party.
- If the event is outdoors and the venue cannot provide shade I can provide my own with advanced notice. Please indicate this on the booking form!
- We will provide our own equipment for normal playing conditions but will need a chairs provided by the venue.
- While the majority of what we play is in the public domain, I assume no responsibility for copyright issues related to derivative work (such as covers of other artists' works) and assume ASCAP or BMI licenses are possessed by the venue.
- We will arrive at least 15 minutes before the first note is to be played (not counted toward charge) and will coordinate with the officiant to work out details of when to play. Often the coordinator will need to give confirmation that the bridal party is ready and signal the lead musician to begin. Common affirmative gestures are often confusing. Please meet with the lead musician briefly to agree upon a clear signal we will use.
- We typically will not attend rehearsal dinners or other logistics-oriented events prior to the actual event. If such events are scheduled the same fee schedule outlined above applies and is dependent upon availability. Usually it is advisable to only have one lead musician present for these run-throughs.
- Specific to solo events:
- I do not amplify my playing and, while cello is louder than most acoustic guitar, may not be adequately heard when competing with louder activities. *I am currently in the process of making amplification possible but it is still in the trial phase.
- A single instrument often sounds sparse without others. Please listen to some musical examples to get an idea of this unique sound.