Bay Area Strings

Pinole, CA

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About this pro

How does your business stand out?

We offer professional classical music services - string quartet, trio, or duet for your wedding, corporate party, or other special events. We received a Thumbtack Best of 2015 award for our 5-star reviews! Our musicians each have at least 10 to 20 years of experience performing in orchestras, chamber groups, and private events.

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

Bay Area Strings provides experienced professional musicians who have a lot of fun playing together and strive to entertain all event guests with a wide repertoire and high quality performances!


Pinole, CA 94564

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4 Reviews
  • Jocelyn B. Jun 29, 2017
    Wedding String Quartet
    Verified Review
    Bay Area Strings helped to make our outdoor wedding so special. I had a very specific song I wanted to walk down to and Jen was so helpful in making that happen. Everyone was so kind and professional.
  • Jeanine E. Oct 17, 2016
    String Quartet Entertainment
    Verified Review
    Great String Trio!
    Jen and her team were amazing! They were exactly what I was looking for to add that extra special touch to our wedding ceremony! Jen was very easy to work with and was very flexible even though I made a few changes to my song selections. I wish I could have enjoyed their music longer, but we went offsite for pictures.
  • Erica B. Aug 26, 2014
    String Quartet Entertainment
    Verified Review
    Pre-event coordination was easy. I liked that they were flexible with the number of musicians, and Jennifer provided helpful advice on song selection. They arrived on time and played beautifully. Very reasonable rates too!
  • Mouly K. Jun 20, 2013
    Music Duo Entertainment
    Verified Review


What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
Our rates vary based on the service and travel time. Generally a traditional wedding service or the first hour of performance costs $200-400 per player depending on travel and music requests, and additional performance time is typically $60 per hour per player. We are happy to negotiate rates for non-profit groups and benefits, or collaboration with composers, conductors, or recording projects. Please contact us for more details and a quote for your specific event needs.
What types of customers have you worked with?
Weddings -- Corporate Parties -- Church Services -- Salon Chamber Music Concerts -- Studio Recordings -- Wedding Proposals
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Quality and price varies widely amongst gigging musicians, but there are lots of great musicians out there! Lower prices generally mean the musicians might not perform at professional level, or simply that they are not compensating musicians fairly for the service (for example, weddings are typically a 6-8 hour time commitment not including the coordination/management time). Look for a small local group rather than a large entertainment booking company, so you can communicate with the actual musicians you will be working with, and so the performance ability is sure to match the samples you hear on their website.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
What style of music do you want to hear (rock, classical, jazz?) Do you have any special must-have song requests? Will the service be indoors or outdoors? Do you have an indoor alternative prepared in case of heat/cold/fog/rain that prevents musicians from performing?