Nick Doak , Classical Guitarist
Nick was great! We met with him before hiring him to talk d through what we wanted (and what we didn't want) and he was very open to learning any songs necessary. But we didn't need him to, as he already has a great repertoire of classic rock and modern acoustics (as well as all of the classical standards) that set the perfect mood for the ceremony. On the day of he was on-time, professional, and did a great job! Highly recommended!
I'm so glad we hired Nick to play at our wedding ceremony! He was very professional from the start. He responded to all of my emails quickly, made helpful suggestions, and even provided an extra microphone for my pastor. Nick is extremely talented, I highly recommend him!!
We hired Nick to play acoustic guitar before and after our ceremony. Nick was courteous, responsive, professional and excited to play at our wedding. He supplied recommendations for the ceremony music at my request and I was able to take the traditional music and mix it with less traditional music. Nick was more than willing to work with our requests. We booked him two months before the wedding, and he was very courteous considering our hectic schedule and my sometimes slow response time. He was also upfront about costs before the wedding which was very nice.
The day of the wedding is always crazy and you worry if everything is taken care of and did all your vendors show up. Nick was very professional, showed up at the time he said he would be there, played beautifully before and after the ceremony and even came up and quickly said goodbye and thanked us after the ceremony. We were really happy with his service and highly recommend him!
We had so many compliments from our guests about how great the music was for our ceremony. We were able to pick out our own music and he even put his own style to it. It was great.
Nick was the perfect addition to our wedding day! He is such a talented guitarist, and brought beautiful energy and music to our special day. I was impressed by his professionalism and openness to cater his set to our song selections. We had an outdoor wedding with 100 guests and they all raved about his music. I highly recommend Nick for any event, big or small!
Vinny and Nick were outstanding entertainers for our wedding. Very friendly, accomodating, flexible, professional....and VERY Talented! I would heartily recommend them for anyone interested in musical entertainment for their functions.
Nick played for our wedding ceremony and cocktail hour. Nick is a great guitarist and was perfect for a small, quiet, outdoor wedding. He was very responsive and flexible to our song requests for the ceremony and he pick good, appropriate music for the cocktail hour. He was quick to respond to email and phone calls and offered good suggestions. I would totally recommend him to anyone wgose looking for a guitarist for a wedding!
Nick performed our pre-ceremony and ceremony music. It was fantastic. As a bride, you do not want to worry about details the day of. Nick was extra prepared and kept in great contact with me prior to our big day. He arrived extra early to set up and carried himself with the greatest deal of professionalism throughout the night.
For the pre-ceremony he did classical guitar renditions of our favorite Beatles songs. My only complaint is that I was hidden away from the crowd and was unable to enjoy the music for myself. My guests raved about how nice it was to have some light and familiar tunes prior to the start of the ceremony.
Nick also did the music for our processional, for my walk down the issue, and for the recessional. The songs we picked were not traditional and not easy, but Nick did not skip a beat.
We were so happy to have had Nick’s music incorporated into our wedding day. It was not a DJ pushing the play button as I walked down the isle, it was beautiful music played with passion and everyone could feel it. :)
Nick offers a variety of high-quality, musical selections on the classical guitar, ranging anywhere from Bach to The Beatles. His priority is to set the perfect ambiance during your next event with his beautiful guitar music. No matter what event, Nick can put your mind at ease and help you resolve the musical aspect for your next event.
Boasting 12 years of guitar study and performance experience, Nick has earned a reputation for quality, reliability and variety. He is a graduate of West Chester University of Pennsylvania 2011,summa cum laude, with a dual bachelor’s degree in music education and performance, with a focus on classical guitar, as well as, a vocal minor. He is also a graduate of the Honor’s College at WCU and a member of the Pi Kappa Lambda National Music Honor Society. Performing in the greater Philadelphia area, Nick finished as a semi-finalist in the 2009 and a finalist in 2010 in the Philadelphia Classical Guitar Society competition. In March 2009, he began providing private guitar lessons at Richard’s Guitar Studio in Aston, Pennsylvania, and is currently employed there today.
Nick grew up in the rural northern Harford County, Maryland and currently resides in West Chester, Pennsylvania today. To date, he has performed in over 50 weddings and numerous special events from Washington D.C. to Philadelphia.
Give Nick a call today to receive an estimate for your wedding. 443-417-5715 www.nickdoakguitar.com