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Frequently Asked Questions

General FAQ: 

  • How far in advance should I book Asteria Music for my event? We have several bookings as far as twelve months in advance. The best advice is to book as early as possible to reserve your date.

  • How do I book with Asteria Music? An event is considered booked when a signed contract and deposit is received.

  • Do you perform outdoors?  Yes, we perform outdoors, however, we cannot perform in direct sun, rain, or high winds. We play extremely valuable instruments and the elements can damage them irreversibly in a matter of minutes. It is understood that performers must be provided with shelter from rain and direct sunlight and that the temperature must be between 60-90 degrees Fahrenheit.

String Quartet FAQ:

  • Does Asteria Music offer smaller string ensembles?  Yes, we are available to perform as a string trio, string duo, or soloist. A smaller ensemble will result in a reduced fee but keep in mind you will also reduce the overall sound and available repertoire. 

  • Does Asteria Music perform with other musicians? Yes, we are often asked to perform with other musicians. We will happily accompany singers and can offer recommendations for professionals we have worked with in the past. We ask that the vocalist attends a 30-minute rehearsal before the prelude or start of the ceremony.

  • How do I select music? Consider the mood you have in mind for the event and try to match the song to the mood you want to create. We are happy to assist you in selecting music. We can provide you with our most requested songs to help you make choices.

  • I would like a song performed that is not on the repertoire list. Are you able to perform it? Yes, we constantly are adding to our repertoire. If you have a request, simply ask. Many of the pieces requested are readily available. We do request a three month lead time to gather such materials. If they are not readily available, custom arrangements can be made for a fee.

  • Can the string quartet attend the rehearsal for wedding ceremonies? Yes, but we generally do not attend the rehearsal, as it is not necessary. However, if you have specific directions that require rehearsal attendance, it can be arranged for an additional fee. The normal arrangement is to discuss the proceedings of the day beforehand, and to arrive before we are schedule to start playing on the day in order to set up and confirm details. During this time, we will meet with the wedding coordinator or officiant.


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