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Allen Mathews, Guitarist

Portland , OR
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LOCATION

Portland, OR US 97202 (map)

PHONE

503-891-9878

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

"I was completely bowled over by Allen Mathews.... His artistry is amazing...incredibly fluent and sensitive playing..." Maxine Frost, KING FM, Seattle

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"I was completely bowled over by Allen Mathews.... His artistry is amazing...incredibly fluent and sensitive playing..." Maxine Frost, KING FM, Seattle

"...thoughtful selections, impressive technique, and soulful... terrific talent." Jack McMahon


As a classical guitarist, my bliss lies in creating music as beautifully as possible. Nothing is more satisfying to me than helping to create an atmosphere where the heart can open, and everyone present can share a moment that is beyond words or thoughts, a truly meaningful and beautiful moment.

Music is the canvas that any event is painted on. A wedding is an emotional and monumental ceremony, and the intimacy and warmth of classical guitar just suits the occasion so perfectly. I feel privileged to be able to share what I love with people celebrating the best parts of their own lives.

About me: I am a professional guitarist and concert artist, and also teach guitar at Reed College and have a private teaching studio in SE Portland. I frequently perform in recitals and at private events throughout the Northwest.

Please visit my website, at www.allenmathews.com.
Or call 503-891-9878 for a free consultation.
My email is allen@allenmathews.com

Congratulations, and I would love to play for you!
Allen Mathews Read less
Ceremony Music

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INFO FOR CEREMONY MUSIC

What ceremony music arrangements can you provide?
Instrumental - Solo
What instruments does your group play?
Guitar
What is your usual attire?
Tux or suit
Do you offer live sample performances or CDs?
Yes
How much time do you usually need for setup?
30 minutes
How much space do you usually require?
9-12 square feet (3x3)
Do you charge for travel expenses? If yes, how much do you charge?
$.50 per mile ouside the Portland area

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Celia
Wedding:
9/21/2013
5.0/5.0
Allen was incredibly responsive - when I first contacted him, I had reached out to at least 5 other guitarists who hadn't responded at all. Allen called me within 15 minutes of my first contact!

He is an amazing guitarist and made our ceremony that much more special - he was flexible on genres (played everything from Bach to the Beatles) and accomplished in all! I am so glad he was available, he was fantastic!
Allen was incredibly responsive - when I first contacted him, I had reached out to at least 5 other guitarists who hadn't Read more...
Allen was incredibly responsive - when I first contacted him, I had reached out to at least 5 other guitarists who hadn't responded at all. Allen called me within 15 minutes of my first contact!

He is an amazing guitarist and made our ceremony that much more special - he was flexible on genres (played everything from Bach to the Beatles) and accomplished in all! I am so glad he was available, he was fantastic! Read less
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Lanette
Wedding:
8/10/2013
5.0/5.0
Allen was wonderful to work with. He was professional, asked the right questions and where it counted the most - he was a beautiful guitarist!!! He truly made our ceremony so special and set the tone for a fabulous day.
Allen was wonderful to work with. He was professional, asked the right questions and where it counted the most - he was a Read more...
Allen was wonderful to work with. He was professional, asked the right questions and where it counted the most - he was a beautiful guitarist!!! He truly made our ceremony so special and set the tone for a fabulous day. Read less
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ashley
Wedding:
6/29/2013
5.0/5.0
Allen played ceremony and cocktail hour music for my June 29, 2013 wedding, and I'd highly recommend him. He was very professional and responsive from the get go, and really worked with me to find the songs i wanted. We emailed back and forth several times about options and he offered to play anything i wanted as long as he had a little lead time to learn it (if he didn't know it, but he knew pretty much everything i suggested).

Guest commented on how beautiful the music was and the day really was perfect. Allen's talent, professionalism and responsiveness made him a wonderful vendor to work with. You can't go wrong!
Allen played ceremony and cocktail hour music for my June 29, 2013 wedding, and I'd highly recommend him. He was very Read more...
Allen played ceremony and cocktail hour music for my June 29, 2013 wedding, and I'd highly recommend him. He was very professional and responsive from the get go, and really worked with me to find the songs i wanted. We emailed back and forth several times about options and he offered to play anything i wanted as long as he had a little lead time to learn it (if he didn't know it, but he knew pretty much everything i suggested).

Guest commented on how beautiful the music was and the day really was perfect. Allen's talent, professionalism and responsiveness made him a wonderful vendor to work with. You can't go wrong! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Katie
Wedding:
4/20/2013
5.0/5.0
Allen was a pleasure to work with for my Silcox Hut wedding at Timberline Lodge. His classical guitar provided a romantic atmosphere for my ceremony and reception. I could not have asked for a better musician to play for my wedding. Since I live in Maryland and Allen lives in Oregon all planning was done through email (he also responded quickly) and everything worked out perfectly. Allen even learned new songs for our ceremony! He was a pleasure to work with and I would recommend him to any bride.
Allen was a pleasure to work with for my Silcox Hut wedding at Timberline Lodge. His classical guitar provided a romantic Read more...
Allen was a pleasure to work with for my Silcox Hut wedding at Timberline Lodge. His classical guitar provided a romantic atmosphere for my ceremony and reception. I could not have asked for a better musician to play for my wedding. Since I live in Maryland and Allen lives in Oregon all planning was done through email (he also responded quickly) and everything worked out perfectly. Allen even learned new songs for our ceremony! He was a pleasure to work with and I would recommend him to any bride. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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justin
Wedding:
9/8/2012
5.0/5.0
Allen's music was the perfect complement to our wedding ceremony and reception. He is a total professional and was very flexible when we came to him with music requests, as well as helping us set up our audio equipment in a way that made the ceremony run seamlessly. On top of that, Allen's music was beautiful and we've received many compliments from guests who attended the wedding. I would highly recommend Allen to anybody considering his services.
Allen's music was the perfect complement to our wedding ceremony and reception. He is a total professional and was very Read more...
Allen's music was the perfect complement to our wedding ceremony and reception. He is a total professional and was very flexible when we came to him with music requests, as well as helping us set up our audio equipment in a way that made the ceremony run seamlessly. On top of that, Allen's music was beautiful and we've received many compliments from guests who attended the wedding. I would highly recommend Allen to anybody considering his services. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Happy Wedding
Wedding:
3/24/2012
5.0/5.0
Allen was wonderful to work with. He provided pre ceremony, ceremony and cocktail time music for our wedding. Allen was very responsive. We appreciated his flexibility in finding pieces of music that we requested. Allen's choices of pieces to play during all of the various portions of our event were lovely. Guests commented on his play. I would recommed Allen for any event.
Allen was wonderful to work with. He provided pre ceremony, ceremony and cocktail time music for our wedding. Allen was Read more...
Allen was wonderful to work with. He provided pre ceremony, ceremony and cocktail time music for our wedding. Allen was very responsive. We appreciated his flexibility in finding pieces of music that we requested. Allen's choices of pieces to play during all of the various portions of our event were lovely. Guests commented on his play. I would recommed Allen for any event. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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casey
Wedding:
8/20/2011
5.0/5.0
Allen Mathews was one of the most professional musicians that we have ever worked with. You can tell Allen truly loves playing classical guitar; he engages others into the music even at a wedding ceremony!! My now husband is a classical/jazz musician and he was very impressed by his style and professionalism. We gave him music to only 3 of our 4 songs; the 4th song he was able to transcribe from listening to samples online. He was very affordable and helpful; and made our wedding perfect. He even brought both his regular amp and his battery operated amp in case we could not run a extension cord to him. Thank you so much Allen. Although I (the bride) may not have thanked you personally, I hope you know how much I truly appreciate the perfect wedding music you played at our wedding.
Allen Mathews was one of the most professional musicians that we have ever worked with. You can tell Allen truly loves Read more...
Allen Mathews was one of the most professional musicians that we have ever worked with. You can tell Allen truly loves playing classical guitar; he engages others into the music even at a wedding ceremony!! My now husband is a classical/jazz musician and he was very impressed by his style and professionalism. We gave him music to only 3 of our 4 songs; the 4th song he was able to transcribe from listening to samples online. He was very affordable and helpful; and made our wedding perfect. He even brought both his regular amp and his battery operated amp in case we could not run a extension cord to him. Thank you so much Allen. Although I (the bride) may not have thanked you personally, I hope you know how much I truly appreciate the perfect wedding music you played at our wedding. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Ben Meade
Wedding:
8/14/2011
5.0/5.0
Allen is a very talented musician and provided exactly what we needed. Very highly recommended...
Allen is a very talented musician and provided exactly what we needed. Very highly recommended...
Allen is a very talented musician and provided exactly what we needed. Very highly recommended... Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Elidac
Wedding:
8/6/2011
5.0/5.0
Allen, Thank you so much for the beautiful music you played at our wedding. Your guitar playing really put a special touch to our simple ceremony. Also, we really appreciate your responsiveness to all my questions and suggestions and professional manner in which you carried yourself. Once again, thank you and it was a pleasure to have you be part of our wedding. Elida and Mike Smith
Allen, Thank you so much for the beautiful music you played at our wedding. Your guitar playing really put a special touch Read more...
Allen, Thank you so much for the beautiful music you played at our wedding. Your guitar playing really put a special touch to our simple ceremony. Also, we really appreciate your responsiveness to all my questions and suggestions and professional manner in which you carried yourself. Once again, thank you and it was a pleasure to have you be part of our wedding. Elida and Mike Smith Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music

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