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Viva la Strings

Dayton , OH
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LOCATION

PO Box 49365
Dayton, OH US 45449 (map)

PHONE

937-304-0010

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ABOUT US

Weddings, Anniversaries, Receptions, any Special Event, we can provide just the right musical stylings to give your occasion a touch of class! String Duo, Trio, or Quartet, AND NEW... Read more
Weddings, Anniversaries, Receptions, any Special Event, we can provide just the right musical stylings to give your occasion a touch of class! String Duo, Trio, or Quartet, AND NEW Classical Guitar or combo guitar/violin, and flute. Free consultations. Sample music available upon request. Competitive Read less
Ceremony Music

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INFO FOR CEREMONY MUSIC

What ceremony music arrangements can you provide?
Instrumental - Duo, Instrumental - Solo, Instrumental - Trio, String - Quartet, String - Quintet, String - Trio
What instruments does your group play?
Cello, Flute, Guitar, Viola, Violin
What is your usual attire?
Concert black
Do you offer live sample performances or CDs?
yes
How much time do you usually need for setup?
About hour- includes set up, warm up then quite time to be ready.
How much space do you usually require?
small from 2 to 4 chairs and stands
Do you charge for travel expenses? If yes, how much do you charge?
Yes if BEYOND 30 miles round trip from our base location at 45402 zip code.

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Lauren
Wedding:
7/18/2014
5.0/5.0
Pendra was wonderful to work with. She was very helpful in choosing my ceremony music as well as coordinating with my church's music director. Viva La Strings played beautifully at my ceremony.
Pendra was wonderful to work with. She was very helpful in choosing my ceremony music as well as coordinating with my Read more...
Pendra was wonderful to work with. She was very helpful in choosing my ceremony music as well as coordinating with my church's music director. Viva La Strings played beautifully at my ceremony. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Emily
Wedding:
12/21/2013
5.0/5.0
We used a string trio to provide music for our ceremony. As the wedding drew close, I was nervous that they had never seen the venue, however, Pendra sent me a nice email stating they were excited to play a day before the wedding that was reassuring. They were set up in plenty of time and everything went smoothly. Only one of the songs I suggested was not in their repertoire and they also incorporated a few Christmas songs.
We used a string trio to provide music for our ceremony. As the wedding drew close, I was nervous that they had never seen Read more...
We used a string trio to provide music for our ceremony. As the wedding drew close, I was nervous that they had never seen the venue, however, Pendra sent me a nice email stating they were excited to play a day before the wedding that was reassuring. They were set up in plenty of time and everything went smoothly. Only one of the songs I suggested was not in their repertoire and they also incorporated a few Christmas songs. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.7/5.0
So happy we chose to use our string trio from Viva La Strings! our guests loved them during our ceremony.
So happy we chose to use our string trio from Viva La Strings! our guests loved them during our ceremony.
So happy we chose to use our string trio from Viva La Strings! our guests loved them during our ceremony. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Ciara
Wedding:
10/5/2013
5.0/5.0
We had a string trio (violin, viola, and cello) at our ceremony. Kristen and Pendra worked well with us to make our day special. The ceremony music was exactly what we wanted and sounded so beautiful. Responses were prompt. Thank you so much!
We had a string trio (violin, viola, and cello) at our ceremony. Kristen and Pendra worked well with us to make our day Read more...
We had a string trio (violin, viola, and cello) at our ceremony. Kristen and Pendra worked well with us to make our day special. The ceremony music was exactly what we wanted and sounded so beautiful. Responses were prompt. Thank you so much! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Highly recommend them!!! We had 2 in face meetings and several emails back and forth about the layout of the music. I had certain songs I wanted that they didn't have music for so I paid a little extra but I was worth it. Even 6 months afterwards people are still talking about how they loved coming into a place with lovely music. I like both classical and recent music so everything was a perfect mixture. Classical music was played as people were being seated and recent hits during the ceremony to match me wanting people to smile and sing in their heads. The trio looked like they had so much fun playing during the ceremony! I was especially thankful that they plays "Under the Sea" for my wedding at Newport Aquarium. Great price and not a single bad thing to say.
Highly recommend them!!! We had 2 in face meetings and several emails back and forth about the layout of the music. I had Read more...
Highly recommend them!!! We had 2 in face meetings and several emails back and forth about the layout of the music. I had certain songs I wanted that they didn't have music for so I paid a little extra but I was worth it. Even 6 months afterwards people are still talking about how they loved coming into a place with lovely music. I like both classical and recent music so everything was a perfect mixture. Classical music was played as people were being seated and recent hits during the ceremony to match me wanting people to smile and sing in their heads. The trio looked like they had so much fun playing during the ceremony! I was especially thankful that they plays "Under the Sea" for my wedding at Newport Aquarium. Great price and not a single bad thing to say. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Anonymous
Wedding:
7/19/2013
5.0/5.0
We booked Viva La Strings trio for our ceremony at our church after hearing them at bridalrama. The music was absolutely beautiful and exactly what we wanted! They were very easy to work with and they were flexible about changing the music line up. We would highly recommend them!
We booked Viva La Strings trio for our ceremony at our church after hearing them at bridalrama. The music was absolutely Read more...
We booked Viva La Strings trio for our ceremony at our church after hearing them at bridalrama. The music was absolutely beautiful and exactly what we wanted! They were very easy to work with and they were flexible about changing the music line up. We would highly recommend them! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Mary
Wedding:
7/19/2013
5.0/5.0
We booked Viva La Strings trio for our ceremony at our church after hearing them at bridalrama. The music was absolutely beautiful and exactly what we wanted! They were very easy to work with and they were flexible about changing the music line up. We would highly recommend them!
We booked Viva La Strings trio for our ceremony at our church after hearing them at bridalrama. The music was absolutely Read more...
We booked Viva La Strings trio for our ceremony at our church after hearing them at bridalrama. The music was absolutely beautiful and exactly what we wanted! They were very easy to work with and they were flexible about changing the music line up. We would highly recommend them! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Private User
Wedding:
7/6/2013
5.0/5.0
I love Pendra, and I love this quartet. Not only is Pendra a very caring and wonderful woman, but her quartet plays beautiful music. I kept having to remind myself that they were not there for my own personal concert. I should also add that we asked for a specific song request, and even though they did not have it in their usual repertoire, they found it and practiced it to perfection for us. They are wonderful people and excellent musicians.
I love Pendra, and I love this quartet. Not only is Pendra a very caring and wonderful woman, but her quartet plays Read more...
I love Pendra, and I love this quartet. Not only is Pendra a very caring and wonderful woman, but her quartet plays beautiful music. I kept having to remind myself that they were not there for my own personal concert. I should also add that we asked for a specific song request, and even though they did not have it in their usual repertoire, they found it and practiced it to perfection for us. They are wonderful people and excellent musicians. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.3/5.0
Viva la Strings played at our ceremony and cocktail hour. We got great feedback from our guests about their performance at cocktail hour. The quality of music was good; however they never played my bridal entrance song...I ended up walking down the aisle to the same song as the bridesmaids! The church was an odd shape and I had a long walk to the alter. I paused for a good bit before walking down the center aisle hoping they would realize and play the song I selected for my entrance but they never did. My husband was doing everything he could to signal them to change songs. We had ques set up but they did not pay attention to them. I do feel they were slightly hard to get a hold of prior to the wedding. Overall, I would still recommend them but I would suggest being very thourough with them and the ques at rehearsal.
Viva la Strings played at our ceremony and cocktail hour. We got great feedback from our guests about their performance at Read more...
Viva la Strings played at our ceremony and cocktail hour. We got great feedback from our guests about their performance at cocktail hour. The quality of music was good; however they never played my bridal entrance song...I ended up walking down the aisle to the same song as the bridesmaids! The church was an odd shape and I had a long walk to the alter. I paused for a good bit before walking down the center aisle hoping they would realize and play the song I selected for my entrance but they never did. My husband was doing everything he could to signal them to change songs. We had ques set up but they did not pay attention to them. I do feel they were slightly hard to get a hold of prior to the wedding. Overall, I would still recommend them but I would suggest being very thourough with them and the ques at rehearsal. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Tera
Wedding:
9/1/2012
5.0/5.0
She provided outstanding service! Pendra was extremely friendly and easy to contact with any and all questions/concerns. She offered her advise and kept me calm throughout the entire process! Her skill is outstanding! She set the tone for the wedding and added an elegant touch! She was the perfect addition to my wedding day!
She provided outstanding service! Pendra was extremely friendly and easy to contact with any and all questions/concerns. Read more...
She provided outstanding service! Pendra was extremely friendly and easy to contact with any and all questions/concerns. She offered her advise and kept me calm throughout the entire process! Her skill is outstanding! She set the tone for the wedding and added an elegant touch! She was the perfect addition to my wedding day! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Katie
Wedding:
7/7/2012
5.0/5.0
Pendra and her associates at Viva la Strings provided the perfect musical touch to my outdoor wedding. Pendra was easy to get in touch with and great about answering questions. My now-husband and I were able to sit in on a rehearsal before we contracted the musicians' services - and we were wowed! So much talent! It is obvious that the musicians love what they do and are dedicated to providing couples with just what they are looking for.
Pendra and her associates at Viva la Strings provided the perfect musical touch to my outdoor wedding. Pendra was easy to Read more...
Pendra and her associates at Viva la Strings provided the perfect musical touch to my outdoor wedding. Pendra was easy to get in touch with and great about answering questions. My now-husband and I were able to sit in on a rehearsal before we contracted the musicians' services - and we were wowed! So much talent! It is obvious that the musicians love what they do and are dedicated to providing couples with just what they are looking for. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
3.5/5.0
I have been contacted now three times since my wedding with a request for online feedback. I normally do not leave feedback unless a vendor blew me away or absolutely horrified me but because it is important enough for this vendor to send me three emails requesting feedback, I will oblige though it did not blow me away or horrify me.

1. I requested specifically both in email and in a separate form that "At Last" by Etta James be played as my recessional. What was played? Not "At Last."

2. I did not hear more than 1 song I requested to be played and my fiance recalls mostly classical music when we specifically requested mostly pop/ modern music to be played at our wedding. In fact, I requested a specific play list of this genre of music.

3. I was called on my wedding day with questions I had already answered and was asked to answer a specific question I had answered twice (on a form and in email). This was common. I was asked questions I had already answered often in the wedding planning process with this vendor, which was not convenient as I worked full time while I planned my wedding and had hoped for better organization.

Above listed are my gripes. The vendor was pleasant and the person I booked with plays very well, however the people who actually played at our wedding were not of the same caliber in our opinion. All in all, though I do not regret our decision to go with this vendor, I would have preferred to heard and spoken with the people who were actually going to play at our wedding as I was later dismayed to find that not only were not of the same caliber as the players we heard, they did not stick with the program I spent hours investing my time into. I did not even hear them play "At Last" though it should have been the first thing I heard after we were pronounced man and wife.
I have been contacted now three times since my wedding with a request for online feedback. I normally do not leave Read more...
I have been contacted now three times since my wedding with a request for online feedback. I normally do not leave feedback unless a vendor blew me away or absolutely horrified me but because it is important enough for this vendor to send me three emails requesting feedback, I will oblige though it did not blow me away or horrify me.

1. I requested specifically both in email and in a separate form that "At Last" by Etta James be played as my recessional. What was played? Not "At Last."

2. I did not hear more than 1 song I requested to be played and my fiance recalls mostly classical music when we specifically requested mostly pop/ modern music to be played at our wedding. In fact, I requested a specific play list of this genre of music.

3. I was called on my wedding day with questions I had already answered and was asked to answer a specific question I had answered twice (on a form and in email). This was common. I was asked questions I had already answered often in the wedding planning process with this vendor, which was not convenient as I worked full time while I planned my wedding and had hoped for better organization.

Above listed are my gripes. The vendor was pleasant and the person I booked with plays very well, however the people who actually played at our wedding were not of the same caliber in our opinion. All in all, though I do not regret our decision to go with this vendor, I would have preferred to heard and spoken with the people who were actually going to play at our wedding as I was later dismayed to find that not only were not of the same caliber as the players we heard, they did not stick with the program I spent hours investing my time into. I did not even hear them play "At Last" though it should have been the first thing I heard after we were pronounced man and wife. Read less
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Viva la Strings responded with the following comments:

Dear Bride- I am very sorry you were not pleased with your ceremony music. We try hard to accommodate every request. I looked back at recent ceremonies and I do not see where At Last was requested for Recessional. I did see one where At Last was listed in the Postlude, the next song after the Recessional. If that is the case you probably would have been gone by then as guests being dismissed. Since you are anonymous I can not look back at your specific file. I know I did call one wedding party on the day of the wedding because that was the weekend power was out all over the state. Other than that, I do not recall calling any other bride the day of. If I can be of further help please let me know. Thank you Pendra Lee Snyder
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Claire
Wedding:
6/23/2012
5.0/5.0
Pendra provided us with a beautiful string duo for our ceremony. She helped us work within in our budget and was very accommodating to our music requests. She was very helpful prior to the wedding even though she was not going to be performing. The woman who did play contacted me prior to the wedding to confirm the music selection, directions, and instructions. The music was beautiful and such a special additions to our ceremony.
Pendra provided us with a beautiful string duo for our ceremony. She helped us work within in our budget and was very Read more...
Pendra provided us with a beautiful string duo for our ceremony. She helped us work within in our budget and was very accommodating to our music requests. She was very helpful prior to the wedding even though she was not going to be performing. The woman who did play contacted me prior to the wedding to confirm the music selection, directions, and instructions. The music was beautiful and such a special additions to our ceremony. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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mary
Wedding:
11/6/2010
5.0/5.0
Our only daughter was married at the Dayton Art Institute. A perfect place for Viva la Stings to play. The music was so fitting and so wonderful. I remember standing at the top of the stairs during reception and could almost see the notes float in mid air as the guests talked and enjoyed themselves. The sounds of their music still amaze me. Truely a perfect performance.
Thank you for adding to this speical event!
Mary and Don Murphy
Wedding November 6th, 2010 Dayton Art Institute.
Our only daughter was married at the Dayton Art Institute. A perfect place for Viva la Stings to play. The music was so Read more...
Our only daughter was married at the Dayton Art Institute. A perfect place for Viva la Stings to play. The music was so fitting and so wonderful. I remember standing at the top of the stairs during reception and could almost see the notes float in mid air as the guests talked and enjoyed themselves. The sounds of their music still amaze me. Truely a perfect performance.
Thank you for adding to this speical event!
Mary and Don Murphy
Wedding November 6th, 2010 Dayton Art Institute. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Sara
Wedding:
8/23/2008
5.0/5.0
They are wonderful people to work with, they will even customize your music to fit the personality of your event. They are professional, talented and easy to work with.
They are wonderful people to work with, they will even customize your music to fit the personality of your event. They are Read more...
They are wonderful people to work with, they will even customize your music to fit the personality of your event. They are professional, talented and easy to work with. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music

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