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On WeddingWire since 2009

Viva la Strings is a wedding music service based in Columbus, Dayton, Cinicnnniat and Cleveland, OH and Nashville, TN. This group of musicians is delighted to provide their distinctive brand of musical performance for a range of special occasions. Playing violins, violas, cellos and guitars, they are also adept at bringing a range of other instruments to life. Their sweet melodies and skillful performances would be ideal as memorable soundtracks to ceremonies, receptions, and more.

Services Offered

When couples book Viva la Strings, they benefit from a talented ensemble of performers who take their clients’ requests into consideration. This allows them to craft a personalized musical presentation that reflects the character, personality, and individual flair of every couple. A versatile troupe, they can perform music inspired by a wide range of genres. Viva la Strings repertoire ranges from Classical to Contemporary, including top 40 hits, hard rock, jazz, Irish, Jewish and Bollywood.

Viva la Strings privides music from the personal to the corporate affair, from weddings to cocktail hours, dinner music, comunity and holiday events, church services, and anywhere live string music will bring elegance to your event.

Frequently asked questions

What is the starting price for wedding ceremony music?

$253

What is the price of your most popular wedding package?

$800

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

Ceremony Music
Cocktail Hour Music

What ceremony music arrangements can you provide?

Instrumental - Solo
Instrumental - Duo
Instrumental - Trio
String - Trio
String - Quartet
String - Quintet
Soloist / Vocalist

How many musicians are in your band(s)?

7+

What instruments does your group play?

Cello
Flute
Guitar
Harp
Piano
Trumpet
Viola
Violin

What services do you provide?

Ceremony Music
Cocktail Hour Music
Instrumentals
Learn New Songs
Liability Insurance
Music During Breaks
Reception Music
Rehearsal Dinner Music
Vocals
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Reviews of Viva la Strings

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WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2024 Winner
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131 Reviews
99% recommend it
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Joaquin G. Sent on 10/22/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Great music, personable, and professional

Viva La Strings provided our wedding with great music that fit the ambiance of our wedding. Pendra was great to work with and extremely prompt with responses. With a busy schedule they were flexible and able to communicate over video chat. They had an extensive list of music to choose from. The day of the ceremony Viva La Strings was timely and easy to work with. All of our guests praised how great the music was for the event.
Thank you again.
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Ashley Sent on 05/08/2024
5 out of 5 rating

String Quartet for Wedding Ceremony

They were absolutely amazing and was an absolute dream to have for my wedding day. Everyone complimented them and loved it. They were so easy to work with. I wish I could have sat out with the guests to have listened to them the full time.
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Michael Sent on 11/10/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Music to match the occasion

Leslie (violinists) was very profesional in all respects. Her musical selections matched perfectly with our event. We would engager her again and mention her to our friends.
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Awards

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Team

Renee Johnson
Renee Johnson
Central Ohio (Columbus) Manager

Renee is a gifted and enthusiastic musician

who began playing the violin when she was

six years old. She has Bachelor of Music Education

degree from the Wheaton College Conservatory

of Music where she studied violin and voice

performance as well as strings pedagogy.

She serves as the Director of the K-12 orchestra

program at Worthington Christian School in

Worthington, OH and has a large private lesson

studio. In her free time, she plays for special

events as a part of her church’s worship team.

Pendra Lee Snyder
Pendra Lee Snyder
Owner Viva la Strings, Manager Dayton, Cincinnati, N KY

Pendra founded Viva la Strings in 2008 to provide more paying performance opportunities for local musicians and to offer more access to quality music to our community. In addition to playing and running the day to day operations of Viva la Strings, she plays with area orchestras and for special community events. Pendra holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Indiana State University. Pendra is a freelance musician available for various concerts, shows and special events, and is a former member of the Terre Haute Symphony Orchestra in Terre Haute, Indiana.

Jacob Tudor
Jacob Tudor
Manager, Viva la Strings Cleveland

Jacob is a Cleveland, OH based musician and arts administrator. A southern Ohio native, he received his Bachelor of Music degree, Church Music Ministry, from Cedarville University in 2015, and Master of Music degree, Violin Performance, from Belmont University in 2017, receiving the Belmont University President’s Award in 2017 as the Classical Performer’s Concerto Competition Winner.

In 2016 Jacob formed Viva La Strings’ Nashville team. Under his direction as Nashville Manager, Viva La Strings-Nashville was featured in the National Geographic Channel series “Origins: The Journey of Humankind,” performed with major touring artists PinkSweat$, JOHNNYSWIM (also with Bryan & Katie Torwalt of Jesus Culture, Colbie Caillat, and Tori Kelly), We Are Messengers, and Stars Go Dim, and performed at private events for celebrity clients Brian McKnight, Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood, Rhett Akins, Dog the Pug, Tennessee Titans Kevin Byard, and more.

Professional Network & Endorsements

5 Endorsements
The Orrmont Estate The Orrmont Estate Mansion Weddings

Our Brides and Grooms are always happy (and so are we) when Viva la Strings is performing! Always professional and a pleasure to work with!

Canopy Creek Farm Canopy Creek Farm Barn & Farm Weddings

We absolutely love working with Viva La Strings!! They are professional, knowledgeable and wonderful musicians.

Your Dream Day Your Dream Day Wedding Planners

Prompt, talented and professional -- what more can I say? They are the perfect background for the perfect ceremony.

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