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Music To Go!

San Francisco , CA

LOCATION

50 Oak Street
San Francisco, CA US 94102 (map)

PHONE

415-503-6258

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

The San Francisco Conservatory of Music's Music to Go! program provides talented students to play or sing at weddings, parties or corporate functions at very affordable fees. Choose... Read more
The San Francisco Conservatory of Music's Music to Go! program provides talented students to play or sing at weddings, parties or corporate functions at very affordable fees. Choose from:
••• Brass Trios and Quintets
••• Woodwind Trios
• String Trios and Quartets
••• •Flute or Oboe with Strings
••• Guitar with Flute, Violin or Oboe
••• Solo Guitar
••• •Solo Piano
••• Singers and Pianists
••• •Jazz Combos
Music to Go! is part of the Conservatory's Community Service Program and is dedicated to providing the very best musical experience at your next event. Our ensembles and soloists are among the most talented musicians in the country. They have successfully completed a rigorous audition to enter the Conservatory and are auditioned again to work with the Music to Go! program, so you are assured performances by top-notch musicians at extremely affordable fees. Read less
Ceremony Music

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INFO FOR CEREMONY MUSIC

What ceremony music arrangements can you provide?
Brass - Quartet, Brass - Quintet, Brass - Trio, Instrumental - Duo, Instrumental - Solo, Instrumental - Trio, Soloist / Vocalist, String - Quartet, String - Quintet, String - Trio
What instruments does your group play?
Cello, Flute, Guitar, Harp, Piano, Trumpet, Viola, Violin
What is your usual attire?
Dress to formal
Do you offer live sample performances or CDs?
Audio samples available on website.
How much time do you usually need for setup?
15 minutes
How much space do you usually require?
Depends on number of performers.
Do you charge for travel expenses? If yes, how much do you charge?
Yes.

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.9/5.0
We hired a string trio from Music To Go for our June wedding and they were great! Erin K. was our group leader and she was very helpful - I wasn’t able to meet with her or the other trio members in person because I was living out of town, but we planned all the ceremony music over phone/email and she was always extremely responsive. Just a week before the wedding, my husband had a special request for the song he wanted himself & the groomsmen to walk in to, and the trio happily accommodated it.

The day of the wedding, the trio played for 30 min before the ceremony, played walk-in music during the ceremony, and then played both classical and cocktail music during the cocktail hour. The ceremony music was beautiful - and most importantly for me, the tempo of the song I walked in to was perfect. I didn’t get to hear the cocktail hour music, but I’ve heard rave reviews from friends who said it made for a great ambiance.
We hired a string trio from Music To Go for our June wedding and they were great! Erin K. was our group leader and she was Read more...
We hired a string trio from Music To Go for our June wedding and they were great! Erin K. was our group leader and she was very helpful - I wasn’t able to meet with her or the other trio members in person because I was living out of town, but we planned all the ceremony music over phone/email and she was always extremely responsive. Just a week before the wedding, my husband had a special request for the song he wanted himself & the groomsmen to walk in to, and the trio happily accommodated it.

The day of the wedding, the trio played for 30 min before the ceremony, played walk-in music during the ceremony, and then played both classical and cocktail music during the cocktail hour. The ceremony music was beautiful - and most importantly for me, the tempo of the song I walked in to was perfect. I didn’t get to hear the cocktail hour music, but I’ve heard rave reviews from friends who said it made for a great ambiance. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
We had a string quartet for the ceremony, and a jazz trio for cocktail hour and both groups were great! Professional, on time, and played well. They set a perfect vibe :D I think it's also GREAT that these kids are students, and this is some extra $$ for them.
We had a string quartet for the ceremony, and a jazz trio for cocktail hour and both groups were great! Professional, on Read more...
We had a string quartet for the ceremony, and a jazz trio for cocktail hour and both groups were great! Professional, on time, and played well. They set a perfect vibe :D I think it's also GREAT that these kids are students, and this is some extra $$ for them. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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leighokies
Wedding:
11/13/2010
4.7/5.0
I loved working with Music to Go... I had a musician lined up who bailed at the last minute and Music to Go totally came in and saved the day. Our musicians were so talented... Music to Go prioritized student performers but due to a concert at the conservatory all their student musicians were busy so they connected us with working graduates who were super talented. Their above and beyond was that they were able to coordinate with a friend to preform a base line to a song she sung for the ceremony which did not have a written score, our musicians worked with her to write a score to accompany her just a few days before the wedding. They were great and accommodating and professional...
I loved working with Music to Go... I had a musician lined up who bailed at the last minute and Music to Go totally came Read more...
I loved working with Music to Go... I had a musician lined up who bailed at the last minute and Music to Go totally came in and saved the day. Our musicians were so talented... Music to Go prioritized student performers but due to a concert at the conservatory all their student musicians were busy so they connected us with working graduates who were super talented. Their above and beyond was that they were able to coordinate with a friend to preform a base line to a song she sung for the ceremony which did not have a written score, our musicians worked with her to write a score to accompany her just a few days before the wedding. They were great and accommodating and professional... Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Allyson
Wedding:
6/5/2010
4.0/5.0
We actually used Music to Go for our cocktail hour. We hired a string trio. They were excellent, and a great value. The only (very small) negative--if you want music other than what's on their play list they charge a hefty price, but they have a lot of great stuff on the play list already, and it's really just background music so you probably won't notice anyway.
We actually used Music to Go for our cocktail hour. We hired a string trio. They were excellent, and a great value. The Read more...
We actually used Music to Go for our cocktail hour. We hired a string trio. They were excellent, and a great value. The only (very small) negative--if you want music other than what's on their play list they charge a hefty price, but they have a lot of great stuff on the play list already, and it's really just background music so you probably won't notice anyway. Read less
Services Used: Band
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.5/5.0
Great way to have affordable live music.
We had a jazz trio play during our ceremony and cocktail hour (guitar, bass, trumpet).
After you go through the booking agent at the school you can actually talk directly to the musicians who had great suggestions and were really reliable.
Great way to have affordable live music.
We had a jazz trio play during our ceremony and cocktail hour (guitar, bass, Read more...
Great way to have affordable live music.
We had a jazz trio play during our ceremony and cocktail hour (guitar, bass, trumpet).
After you go through the booking agent at the school you can actually talk directly to the musicians who had great suggestions and were really reliable. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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cpeller
Wedding:
9/12/2009
4.8/5.0
they were wonderful and i was glad to use students. lianna who was in charge of my quartet did a fabulous job coordinating for the music and helping me find the special sheet music i required. lovely!
they were wonderful and i was glad to use students. lianna who was in charge of my quartet did a fabulous job coordinating Read more...
they were wonderful and i was glad to use students. lianna who was in charge of my quartet did a fabulous job coordinating for the music and helping me find the special sheet music i required. lovely! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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ayudebkplanet
Wedding:
1/10/2009
4.6/5.0
My husband and I hired a string trio from Music to go! for our wedding in January 2009.
Because the musicians are students, we did not really have a chance to meet before the wedding to go over the music details, which some people may feel nervous about. We normally exchanged emails. There was one time that I did not get a response from a group leader for a week so I had to make a call to confirm if my song selection was okay. I ended up choosing several songs and left the rest up to the group to decide.

I was not concerned with the level of their performance considering they all go to music school, but they turned out even better than I had expected! Musicians can be very costly, but the rate at Music to go! was very very reasonable. My friend who is getting married this month (Feb 2009) decided to hire them, too. Highly recommended!
My husband and I hired a string trio from Music to go! for our wedding in January 2009.
Because the musicians are Read more...
My husband and I hired a string trio from Music to go! for our wedding in January 2009.
Because the musicians are students, we did not really have a chance to meet before the wedding to go over the music details, which some people may feel nervous about. We normally exchanged emails. There was one time that I did not get a response from a group leader for a week so I had to make a call to confirm if my song selection was okay. I ended up choosing several songs and left the rest up to the group to decide.

I was not concerned with the level of their performance considering they all go to music school, but they turned out even better than I had expected! Musicians can be very costly, but the rate at Music to go! was very very reasonable. My friend who is getting married this month (Feb 2009) decided to hire them, too. Highly recommended! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
2.7/5.0
We had a string trio for our ceremony and reception. The day of the wedding, the musicians arrived on time and played the songs we chose beautifully. We did have problems communicating with the student contact to plan the details before the wedding. For example, our contact took more than a week to respond to an important email, and only after we made repeated attempts by email and phone to contact her. Although it turned out fine in the end, planning the music turned out much more stressful than anticipated due to their poor responsiveness. I understand they are students and still learning the business, but they need to be more professional about their responsibilities.
We had a string trio for our ceremony and reception. The day of the wedding, the musicians arrived on time and played the Read more...
We had a string trio for our ceremony and reception. The day of the wedding, the musicians arrived on time and played the songs we chose beautifully. We did have problems communicating with the student contact to plan the details before the wedding. For example, our contact took more than a week to respond to an important email, and only after we made repeated attempts by email and phone to contact her. Although it turned out fine in the end, planning the music turned out much more stressful than anticipated due to their poor responsiveness. I understand they are students and still learning the business, but they need to be more professional about their responsibilities. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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eylai3
Wedding:
7/12/2008
3.6/5.0
Great alternative to use SF music conservatory students for ceremony and cocktail music instead of more established musicians. They played a nice range of classical music wonderfully.
Great alternative to use SF music conservatory students for ceremony and cocktail music instead of more established Read more...
Great alternative to use SF music conservatory students for ceremony and cocktail music instead of more established musicians. They played a nice range of classical music wonderfully. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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gia6234
Wedding:
7/6/2008
4.8/5.0
Music to go students are incredibly talented. The ceremony music was wonderful.
Music to go students are incredibly talented. The ceremony music was wonderful.
Music to go students are incredibly talented. The ceremony music was wonderful. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music

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