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Dr. Guido Sanchez Portuguez, Guitarist is a professional musician located in Champaign, Illinois. A classically-trained guitarist, composer, and Assistant Professor of Music at the University of Illinois, Guido can provide a beautiful musical accompaniment to your wedding, cocktail hour, or dinner service.

Services Offered

Dr. Guido Sanchez Portuguez has been performing at weddings for over 20 years, playing a vast array of musical selections ranging from traditional to unique. In addition to classical repertoire, this versatile musician can perform non-traditional wedding alternatives on steel-string acoustic or electric guitar, or sing romantic songs in Spanish or Portuguese. He can provide music for your ceremony, reception, and cocktail hour, and will bring his own amplification.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the starting price for wedding ceremony music?


What is the price of your most popular wedding package?


Which of the following are included in the price of your most popular wedding package?

Ceremony Music
Learn New Songs
Sample Music
Sound/PA System

What ceremony music arrangements can you provide?

Instrumental - Solo
Soloist / Vocalist

How many musicians are in your band(s)?

1 - 3

What instruments does your group play?


What services do you provide?

Ceremony Music
Cocktail Hour Music
Learn New Songs
Music During Breaks
Reception Music
Rehearsal Dinner Music
Sound/PA System
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Richard E. Married on 10/08/2022
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Small wedding, big sound

One of the main reasons we picked Guido is because our song is NIB Black Sabbath and we wanted that in the ceremony but we also wanted a kind of traditional music too. At first, we just asked him to do NIB at the end when we walked out, like MARRIED! YAH! Guido suggested adding a classical version to the ceremony. Awesome. so he played traditional wedding music on classical guitar for the ceremony and did a special arrangement of NIB with the classical guitar after we did rings. This ended up being my favorite! I totally cried. Then when we walked out at the end, he got out the flying V and just killed it!! The music was really memorable part of our wedding. My only regret is not hiring him to come to the reception too. We would have had him play a different metal song live for each of our entrances instead of just having the DJ do that part, would have been so cool.
Meghan S. Married on 06/03/2022
5 out of 5 rating

The best experience of my life!!

Guido performed the music for our wedding ceremony in June and truly made it a day we will remember for the rest of our lives! His skill and expertise with the guitar cannot be emphasized enough with mere words. He was flexible, understanding, and EXTREMELY patient with all of our requests and put in the time to both perfect and exceed all of our expectations. There were a number of things we would have gone back and changed for our wedding day, but choosing Guido to perform the music for the ceremony is one of the very few things that is set in stone!
Tim S. Married on 06/03/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Passion and Grace

We hired Guido to play both the Ceremony and some of the rehearsal for our son's wedding. We provided Guido some of our requests, and he composed wonderful renditions that flowed seamlessly, all instrumental. What we found most impactful for our event was the care and time Guido took to understand what we wanted and matching the volume to the atmosphere. He brings his own equipment and tunes for the venue to make sure all guests have the same experience. He played with passion and grace, which made our requests come alive. It was hard not getting emotional while walking down the aisle and during the ceremony. Guido is someone that must be on your list if you are looking for instrumental music without having a full band. He will make your event more special through his renditions and guitar style. We would hire him again in a heartbeat for other events where we would like guitar music behind the scenes, yet right up front for our guests.
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