Colleen Collins

Phoenix, AZ

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About this pro

How does your business stand out?

I am extremely versatile and flexible. I play many different instruments, including classical & acoustic guitars, Irish & silver flute, and sing, as well as varied musical styles, including classical, singer/songwriter, classic/modern rock, jazz, and Celtic.

Location

Phoenix, AZ 85086

Background check

Complete

Times hired on Thumbtack

6

Reviews

5 Reviews
  • Brian M. Jun 19, 2017
    My wife, Crystal, and I hired Colleen and Chris Collins (aka Eirezona Duo) to perform at our wedding ceremony and reception June, 2017 in Sedona, AZ. They are an extremely talented husband and wife team, with a beautifully rich innate musicality ... we were nothing short of absolutely impressed! Colleen and Chris are both classically trained guitarists, and as such also play a wide range of instruments. Beyond her amazingly strong and beautiful vocals, Colleen also is an accomplished flutist. They transitioned seamlessly from playing light classical, and contemporary love songs during the ceremony portion of the evening, to rock, folk and country classics during our reception. Despite the busyness of the evening, from getting ready for the ceremony, to formal family photos and toasts, a big part of both Crystal and I just wanted to kick-back during cocktail hour to listen to their music and dance the night away! We received numerous compliments throughout the night for their amazing duet sound. There is no doubt that our guests were well-entertained with their performance. The music could not have been better! In addition to their performance the day-of our wedding, Colleen and Chris went above-and-beyond and invested time in learning our "first dance" song, "Feels Like Home", which was absolutely beautiful! The Collins are a rare blend of talent, flexibility, integrity and professional entertainment. They hold a strong desire to please and are also very well priced. You won't find a more likable pair of musicians! We give Colleen and Chris Collins our highest praises and would recommend them in a heartbeat! Thank you so, so much - Colleen and Chris! You all are absolutely wonderful and we look forward to enjoying more of your live performances in the future! Brian & Crystal Miller
  • Savannah C. Oct 17, 2016
    Music Duo Entertainment
    Verified Review
    Vineyard Wedding
    Okay, let me just say that Colleen and her hubby learned a new song specifically for my processional and it was perfect. I would hire them again in a second. Love love love!
  • Gregory M. Dec 27, 2015
    Music Duo Entertainment
    Verified Review
    Background music and then a performance for a dinner gathering
  • Nikole M. Sep 12, 2015
    Colleen and her husband are amazingly talented! They performed all night in the rain for our wedding and had nothing but smiles and wonderful music! They are true professionals and even had a few surprises that really made the reception special. Thank you both so much for coming and making our night amazing!!
  • Meryl K. Sep 7, 2015
    Solo Musician Entertainment
    Verified Review
    Colleen listened to what the bride and groom wanted for their wedding day. She captured the magic and enhanced the wedding tremendously. She learned a new song specifically for the wedding and executed it perfectly! I will absolutely recommend Colleen to my future clients! Meryl - Event Planner

Q&A

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I have studied with some of the best classical guitarists in the world, including Christopher Parkening and Manuel Barreuco. I can read music, but also have an uncanny ability to listen to the song and learn it by ear. This makes it easy for me to learn special requests. I have performed in concert halls, wedding ceremonies, receptions, private parties, clubs, bars, festivals, and Irish pubs. I have even performed for millions of television viewers when I played the tin whistle at the firefighter memorial for the 19 fallen Prescott firefighters.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
I taught guitar lessons for years at a local music store.
What types of customers have you worked with?
I mostly perform in wedding ceremonies and other special events. I can play solo, duo, trio, or full five-piece band.