Flute and Strings by Christen Stephens

Arvada, CO

About this pro

How does your service stand out?

My work stands out from the rest because I love what I do and I aim to serve each of my clients with the highest of attention and excellence. The booking process will be professional and straightforward, I will be communicative during the planning stages, and the music on the day of will be well-rehearsed, beautiful, and professionally presented.

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

I love working with each of my clients and learning their likes and dislikes and finding music that will be the perfect fit for their wedding day. On each couple's wedding day it's amazing to see the smiles on everyone's faces and to have the opportunity to play a small part in the experience for the wedding couple and guests. My answer wouldn't be complete if I didn't add that I love traveling to all the beautiful locations across Colorado and experiencing gorgeous venues all over the Front Range and Colorado mountain destinations.

Location

Arvada, CO 80007

Background check

Complete

Years in business

21

Number of employees

16

Times hired on Thumbtack

7

Reviews

2 Reviews
  • Julie P. Mar 18, 2016
    Solo Musician Entertainment
    Verified Review
    Christen was professional and pleasant to work with. Our members and guests loved her and I received many compliments about her performance. I would definitely recommend her to anyone.
  • Peter J. Oct 20, 2014
    Solo Musician Entertainment
    Verified Review
    Christen did an amazing job at our wedding! The music was gorgeous, and it was so hassle free! I'm long distance, so we talked on the phone to pick songs, she helped us find ones that fit the feel of our wedding. Then all I had to do was walk down the aisle to her beautiful flute and guitar duo. It was perfect for us! Thanks so much!

Q&A

What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
The process for booking us begins with a Contract so all expectations are clear and my customer can feel secure. I stay in touch with my customers over the phone and through email throughout the entire planning process. When I play for wedding ceremonies, I meet with the bride in groom in advance, either in person or over the phone to play music samples for them, help them make their music selections, and gather ceremony details so that our performance will go as smoothly as possible. A week before the wedding ceremony, I confirm the ceremony derails with the officiant, bride, and wedding planner. On the day of, we arrive early to ensure time to set up. We play 30 minutes of prelude music to set the mood for the guests and then we play after the wedding ceremony and the guests are exiting the site.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I have a college degree in the flute and have taken over 20 years of private flute lessons from excellent flute teachers, including Mark Thomas, the founder of the National Flute Association.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
I began by working for other musicians and training for the wedding business under them.