I will provide professional musicians: Solo though full string ensembles (violin, viola, cello, and guitar) and woodwind ensembles (flute, oboe, clarinet, saxophone, and bassoon) for your special event: Me included!
I will travel for your event if time, talent and travel are cost beneficial to both parties.
Minimum booking for musicians is one hour. Bookings may be extended in 30 minute increments.
2018 Musican Pricing:
$200/1st hour $100/hr. 2nd hour
Standby Time: $50.00/hr.
Mileage: $1.10/ mile Billed started 25 miles outside of my local playing areas.
Sound System: $50.00 surcharge
Digital Piano: $50.00
Music Fees: Add'l charge for copywrited music.
Liz was extremely accommodating and maintained contact with me throughout the planning process. Both of these were greatly appreciated, as they relieved the stress of putting together an event. She learned the songs I wanted played quickly. I definitely recommend her.
Response from Liz Thayer:
Thank you Ray! I was honored to play for you and your wife yesterday. I was so happy I made your day wonderful.
Sincerely and musically yours,
Liz was very easy to work with. Communication was prompt and she was able to accommodate our requests. I would definitely recommend her to anyone.
Liz was amazing - absolutely amazing! I asked if she could learn and/or play 4 songs that aren't typically played at ceremonies, and she either already knew them all or learned them very quickly, and most importantly played them to perfection!! I cannot recommend Liz highly enough!
Response from Liz Thayer:
Thanks James! The songs were new to us, however they were a perfect fit for your wedding. I'm glad we were able to make them happen. Congratulations and thank you again for such a wonderful review.
Liz was very professional and responded to all emails promptly. She was accompanied by a pianist and they did an amazing job. Her rate is very fair as she is a talented musician.
Response from Liz Thayer:
Thank you so much Jason! :-)
Liz performed beautifully at my brother's wedding. She was flexible, knowledgeable of different genres of music and fun to be around. We really appreciated how she utilized the groom's daughter's singing abilities by allowing her to sing a selection while she played her violin. We would definitely book her again!
Price Range: $200 and up
Gig Length: 60 - 999 minutes
Phone Number: Call
What to Expect
Our clients will receive professional classically trained musicians for their events. Prior to any bid we make, it is important for us to get a verbal confirmation from all ensemble members. In the event of a musicians change, we will let the coordinating client or planner know within 2 weeks of the event.
MM, BM, BME Clarinet performance 2004, 2001. Studied with Scott Rawls on Viola and Kelly Burke, Jane Karl, and Kathleen Freer on Clarinet.
Performances with Greensboro, Greensboro Civic, Kansas City, and Beaufort Symphony Orchestras. Currently member of the Sun City, Lowcountry Wind Symphony and Beaufort Symphony Orchestras, as well as local string and woodwind ensembles.
I began playing viola at age 8 and then clarinet at age 9. Added alto saxophone, Eb clarinet, Bass clarinet, violin, and a few others throughout my undergraduate degree programs at UNC Greensboro. Studied viola throughout my clarinet performance bachelor degree and then studied violin to complete my masters in clarinet performance from the University of Kansas City Conservatory of Music.
Mom of 2, married my Marine and currently reside in the Beaufort, South Carolina area.
Additional Booking Notes
Services to be provided
We will provide music we have purchased and have legal permission to use for not-for-profit events such as but not limited to weddings, non-profit fundraisers, private parties, and free public entry to attend. If your event is for profit or if there is a charge for admission, some additional copyright music fees may apply and will be billed at minimum two weeks prior to the person of contact (POC) or event coordinator. These fees will be deducted for the deposit and will be due prior to time of service. Any hard copy purchase(sheet music, performance request documentation, etc.) we make due to copyright law requirements will be available to the POC at the conclusion of the performance.
We will request all tolls and parking fees associated with hotels, inter-island ferries, highway tolls specific to gaining access to the event location, gated community fees, to be paid at time of service.
Keyboard: $50.00 surcharge if no piano is available for the pianist.
Sound System: $50.00 surcharge if we must provide a sound system.
Piano – (if used) Please ensure that the piano we will be using has been tuned recently. If the piano will be moved for the occasion, it must be tuned after the move. If a suitable piano is not available (or for outdoor venues) we can provide an electric keyboard.
Space/Seating Required – The musicians must have adequate space to perform and be placed where they can easily see and hear each other. The cellist and violinist require sturdy, straight- backed chairs with no arms. Approximate minimum floor space required: Keyboard – 3'x5', Cello – 4'x5', and Violin – 3'x5'. (more is better)
Lighting / Electrical – We will provide stand lights for our music if the location is not well lit. If a keyboard is going to be used or if the venue is large enough to require a sound system, we will need a dedicated, 10amp, grounded service available for our use.
Special Note for Outdoor Venues – It is your responsibility to provide adequate protection from inclement weather (or a plan “B”). Our instruments cannot tolerate moisture.
Upcoming Booked Events
|November 10, 2018 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
Past Booked Events
|October 14, 2018 • 3:30pm - 6:00pm||Symphony orchestra concert|
|October 11, 2018 • 7:00pm - 10:00pm||Symphony orchestra concert|
|October 09, 2018 • 4:00pm - 10:30pm||Dress rehearsal|
|October 01, 2018 • 7:00pm - 10:30pm||Unavailable|
|September 29, 2018 • 6:30am - 7:30am||Sunrise Beach Wedding Hilton Head, SC|
|September 24, 2018 • 7:00pm - 10:00pm||Symphony rehearsal|
|September 20, 2018 • 5:30pm - 7:30pm||Surprise party engagement Savannah, GA|
|September 17, 2018 • 7:00pm - 10:00pm||Symphony Rehearsal|
|September 10, 2018 • 7:00pm - 10:00pm||Symphony Rehearsal|
|September 08, 2018 • 11:00am - 12:00pm||Solo violin wedding Hilton Head, SC|
|September 03, 2018 • 6:00pm - 8:00pm||Professional dinner in Charleston, SC|
|September 01, 2018 • 9:00am - 12:00pm||Wedding trio in Savannah|
|June 29, 2018 • 5:00pm - 11:00pm||Military Dinner|
|June 08, 2018 • 5:00pm - 8:00pm||Birthday Celebration Violin|
|May 25, 2018 • 8:00am - 12:00pm||Graduation Ceremony|
|May 13, 2018 • 12:00pm - 12:15pm||Personal Occasion|
|May 12, 2018 • 1:00pm - 1:45pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|May 05, 2018 • 4:30pm - 6:30pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|May 04, 2018 • 4:00pm - 7:00pm||Woodwind Trio|
|April 27, 2018 • 6:00pm - 7:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|April 14, 2018 • 3:00pm - 7:00pm||Okatie Wedding String Trio|
|April 13, 2018 • 6:00pm - 7:00pm||Solo Violin Wedding|
|April 07, 2018 • 4:30pm - 5:30pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|March 24, 2018 • 5:00pm - 6:30pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|September 16, 2017 • 4:30pm - 5:30pm||Wedding Ceremony|
Influences & Inspiration
We play music we grew up to from the 80's and 90's. We were influenced by our classically trained music professors from undergrad, grad school and my almost completed doctorate degree programs in early, baroque, classical, romantic, neoclassical, and contemporary music. Once we grew up and realized we loved playing the music we used to listen to at live events, we now also play popular songs made even more popular by The Beatles, Bob Marley, and Beyonce. Show tunes and popular musicals help make any special event even more exceptional.
Humor us. Make us smile with your requests. We practice the music for your event as your event comes close. We do read music and make sure we are have all of our own hard and digital copies.
We however will not play music that is suggestive of specific violence against any person and tend to stray from Rap and Death Metal. We can't pull off those two genres. Still waiting for someone to request Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody or R.E.M's Shiny Happy People.....😁
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