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Guido Sanchez Portuguez, Guitarist

Champaign, IL View map Visit website
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$700 Most Popular Price

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$700 Most Popular Price

Dr. Guido Sanchez Portuguez, Guitarist, is based in Urbana-Champaign, IL where he is an Assistant Professor of Music and Director of Guitar Studies at the University of Illinois. This internationally acclaimed, award winning guitarist can provide music for your ceremony, reception, cocktail hour, or even a romantic proposal moment. He brings his own microphones and sound system. Guido’s musical versatility and diverse background allow him to offer both a traditional, classical repertoire and non-traditional wedding alternatives performed on steel-string acoustic or electric guitar, Latin-based themes, and even sing romantic songs in Spanish or Portuguese.

As a classically-trained guitarist and composer with three degrees in guitar, Guido has been performing at weddings for over 20 years, playing and arranging a vast and diverse array of musical selections that range from traditional (e.g. Mendelssohn’s “Wedding March”, Bach/Gounod’s “Ave Maria”, or Pachelbel’s Canon in D) to customized requests from couples (e.g. Dan Fogelberg’s “Longer”, Johnny Cash’s “Ring of Fire”, or Jason Mraz’ “I’m Yours”).

With Guido, couples can request any song, any style, on any guitar for their special day. That’s because Guido has performed at a professional level in multiple genres. He was the lead guitarist for a thrash-metal band in Latin America in the early 90s; he was also the bassist for a Country music group in the United States; he regularly performs classical music as a soloist, in ensembles, and with symphony orchestras; and Guido recorded and produced albums with grammy-winning vocalists. To learn more about Guido, read an extended biography and listen to albums on his website, GuidoGuitar.com.



  • Hispanic or Latinx-owned

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the starting price for wedding ceremony music?

$700

What is the price of your most popular wedding package?

$700

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

Ceremony Music
Learn New Songs
Microphones
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?

Guitar

What services do you provide?

Ceremony Music
Cocktail Hour Music
Instrumentals
Learn New Songs
Microphones
Music During Breaks
Reception Music
Rehearsal Dinner Music
Sound/PA System
Vocals
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    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!
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    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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    Jin K. Married on 06/04/2020
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    Phenomenal Performance!

    We were so fortunate to have Guido play for our wedding because he performance was phenomenal and so easy to work with! He really took the time to understand our vision for the ceremony, accommodated all of our requests, and took the initiative to coordinate with the other musician during the rehearsal and wedding. In addition to accommodating our requests, he also had great playlist suggestions since we didn't know what we were doing. :) He was organized and communicated clearly every step of the way! We highly recommend Guido to other couples!
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Guido will be the featured performer at the Midwest's Elegant Bridal Expo in Champaign, Bloomington, and Springfield, IL. Say hello if you are at the expo! Couples who book within 30 days of the expo by securing their date with a deposit receive 20% off package prices. Visit GuidoGuitar.com.

Discount does not apply to travel expenses or other fees. See Package Pricing attachment.

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1114 W Nevada St Champaign, IL, 61801
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