I am a classically trained cellist, but I also play many other styles. I can improvise and sight read (if you're looking to record). I sometimes use a loop to
accompany me, and I can do cello versions of popular music.
If you are looking for a more standard ensemble, I play with several other talented musicians to form up to a quartet.
Additionally, if you would like a chamber ensemble (small orchestra) one can be arranged, however you will need to bear the cost of travel if your event is outside of Houston, Tx.
I do like playing in ensembles, so if you would like a cellist for a band, let start a dialogue.
If there is anything else you'd like to know, please feel free to contact me!
What to Expect
Agreement of booking terms:
(once booking is confirmed)
-setlist (you can provide one, or we can make one together
Please keep me updated with any changes to the event, the venue, or your requests. The sooner you communicate the changes, the easier it will be to accomidate them.
(day of the event)
Arrival 15 - 30 minutes early for setup and to understand event flow. (free of charge, of course)
Performance of setlist/requested music for the time booked.
(During this time, I will give you a number to communicate with me real-time via text if there are issues or requests. I use an app so that interruption to the music is minimal)
If there is a break, please make sure to have someone speaking or dj-ing if you do not want silence. I can create a setlist to fill the silence if it is coordinated beforehand. Please specify if you would prefer me to not mingle with the guests.
Pack up equipment and exit venue.
Follow up for feedback on performance.
(emergency situations after booking)
In the event that your event is unable to be played after booking because of the musicians, you will be contacted with options for alternatives, substitutions, and the option for a full refund. You are free to choose any option you feel will best serve you.
In the event that the event is unable to be played because of extreme or other issues, you will have the option to reschedule your event or recieve a refund minus the deposit. Please note, that if any musicians are unavalible on the new date, you will be given alternatives to the composition of the ensemble.
In the event that your event is not able to be held, you will be subject to the terms of the cancellation policy.
Additional Booking Notes
Because some songs requested will have to be arranged, please make sure to confirm the songs at least a month before your event otherwise I may not be able to accomidate you.
Upcoming Booked Events
|May 27, 2018 • 6:00pm - 7:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|July 02, 2018 • 7:00pm - 9:00pm||Dress Rehearsal|
|July 07, 2018 • 6:30pm - 8:30pm||Scott Joplin Orchestra Concert|
|July 28, 2018 • 4:30pm - 6:30pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|October 06, 2018 • 4:30pm - 5:30pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|October 19, 2018 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|November 10, 2018 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
Past Booked Events
|May 26, 2018 • 1:30pm - 3:00pm||Private Event|
|May 18, 2018 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|May 13, 2018 • 7:30pm - 7:45pm||Nonprofit Event|
|May 12, 2018 • 1:30pm - 3:00pm||Private Event|
|April 28, 2018 • 1:30pm - 3:00pm||Private Event|
|April 26, 2018 • 5:30pm - 7:30pm||Cocktail Party|
|April 17, 2018 • 6:00pm - 9:00pm||Solo Performance|
|April 04, 2018 • 10:00am - 9:00pm||Performance With SJCO (2 shows)|
|March 10, 2018 • 3:30pm - 6:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|February 24, 2018 • 3:30pm - 5:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|February 14, 2018 • 5:00pm - 7:00pm||Recording Session|
|February 10, 2018 • 6:00am - 11:00pm||Performance With SJCO (Dallas)|
|January 14, 2018 • 3:00pm - 7:00pm||MLK Concert With Scott Joplin Chamber Orchestra|
|December 24, 2017 • 12:30pm - 7:00pm||Christmas Eve Church Service (multiple services)|
Influences & Inspiration
Turtle Island String Quartet
Depending on the number of people you request for your event, the stage requirements can change. A good rule of thumb for small ensembles is about 3ft to either side of each player.
For a solo musician, you will want to have a raised platform or isolated "stage" area. If those are not avalible, a semicircle space with about a 5ft - 8ft radius will do.
Armless chairs are a must for string players. We need it to be able to play properly and comfortably.