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Allen Mathews, Guitarist

Portland , OR
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Portland, OR 97202 US (map)

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503-891-9878

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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!
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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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Anonymous
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Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Allen was a pleasure to work with. He provided us with just the right music to make our wedding complete. His musicianship is superb and was enjoyed by all in attendance. We can highly recommend Allen for anyone who is looking for a consummate classical guitarist.
Allen was a pleasure to work with. He provided us with just the right music to make our wedding complete. His musicianship Read more...
Allen was a pleasure to work with. He provided us with just the right music to make our wedding complete. His musicianship is superb and was enjoyed by all in attendance. We can highly recommend Allen for anyone who is looking for a consummate classical guitarist. Read less
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Tynan
Wedding:
9/12/2014
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Allen's music made my wedding ceremony feel very special! My mother made the comment that it created a calm, peaceful atmosphere before the ceremony began. Allen was also very flexible about song choice, and a gentleman to work with. I highly recommend him to any bride!
Allen's music made my wedding ceremony feel very special! My mother made the comment that it created a calm, peaceful Read more...
Allen's music made my wedding ceremony feel very special! My mother made the comment that it created a calm, peaceful atmosphere before the ceremony began. Allen was also very flexible about song choice, and a gentleman to work with. I highly recommend him to any bride! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
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Allen is incredibly talented and the musicians at our event, who are more discerning than I, absolutely agreed. His music was beautiful and he is very professional and adapted to our changing needs, including changing event location! You will not be let down by his performance--highly recommended!
Allen is incredibly talented and the musicians at our event, who are more discerning than I, absolutely agreed. His music Read more...
Allen is incredibly talented and the musicians at our event, who are more discerning than I, absolutely agreed. His music was beautiful and he is very professional and adapted to our changing needs, including changing event location! You will not be let down by his performance--highly recommended! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
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I found Allen via the web, so I was a little uneasy hiring someone that hadn't been personally referred to me. Any concerns that I had were immediately put to rest. He arrived early, was totally professional in manner and appearance, and did an absolutely wonderful job. We heard many compliments about his music. I recommend him without reservation.
I found Allen via the web, so I was a little uneasy hiring someone that hadn't been personally referred to me. Any Read more...
I found Allen via the web, so I was a little uneasy hiring someone that hadn't been personally referred to me. Any concerns that I had were immediately put to rest. He arrived early, was totally professional in manner and appearance, and did an absolutely wonderful job. We heard many compliments about his music. I recommend him without reservation. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Natalia
Wedding:
8/17/2014
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Allen is an excellent guitarist. A true professional. His playing is beautiful. He is easy to work with; just let him know what songs, or the kind of songs you want and he'll do the rest.
Allen is an excellent guitarist. A true professional. His playing is beautiful. He is easy to work with; just let him know Read more...
Allen is an excellent guitarist. A true professional. His playing is beautiful. He is easy to work with; just let him know what songs, or the kind of songs you want and he'll do the rest. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
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As a Bride, there are many stressful parts in planning a wedding, and deciding on a musician along with picking other professionals for the big day can be stressful just because ultimately, you don't know how they will perform/come through on your big day. Though I had several stressful encounters with my tux rentals for the men, and rental company, Allen Didn't let me down! he was there on time, with beautiful music for our wedding. I was concerned initially because he wasn't there for the rehearsal, so we used a cd player to practice, but let me tell you, he played as if he had been there with us the night before! The music for the ceremony was BEAUTIFUL. If you are going to pick live music (which you should..trust me) this man is the way to go!
If Allen is still around when we renew our vows down the road, I would use him again in a heart beat!
As a Bride, there are many stressful parts in planning a wedding, and deciding on a musician along with picking other Read more...
As a Bride, there are many stressful parts in planning a wedding, and deciding on a musician along with picking other professionals for the big day can be stressful just because ultimately, you don't know how they will perform/come through on your big day. Though I had several stressful encounters with my tux rentals for the men, and rental company, Allen Didn't let me down! he was there on time, with beautiful music for our wedding. I was concerned initially because he wasn't there for the rehearsal, so we used a cd player to practice, but let me tell you, he played as if he had been there with us the night before! The music for the ceremony was BEAUTIFUL. If you are going to pick live music (which you should..trust me) this man is the way to go!
If Allen is still around when we renew our vows down the road, I would use him again in a heart beat! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Cathy
Wedding:
6/7/2014
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Allen did a wonderful job playing classical guitar music before, during and after our wedding ceremony. He was on time, polite and professional - and MOST IMPORTANTLY - he is a great guitarist! We had several glowing comments from our guests about the "beautiful music" being played by Allen. He did a great job and we would hire him again in a second!
Allen did a wonderful job playing classical guitar music before, during and after our wedding ceremony. He was on time, Read more...
Allen did a wonderful job playing classical guitar music before, during and after our wedding ceremony. He was on time, polite and professional - and MOST IMPORTANTLY - he is a great guitarist! We had several glowing comments from our guests about the "beautiful music" being played by Allen. He did a great job and we would hire him again in a second! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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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
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Lanette
Wedding:
8/10/2013
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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
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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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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