Violin by Vicki
Violin by Vicki

Violin by Vicki

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Introduction: I think the following review from Tony G. says it all: "Vicki was exceptional and provided just the right touch to our intimate wedding ceremony. From the first communication here on Thumbtack to selecting the musical pieces to her participation in our ceremony, Vicki knew just what was needed making her a joy to work with. I highly recommend her services to you!" I fell in love with the sound of the violin when I was 4 yrs old, and am so blessed to be in a profession that I love; the harmony that results from working with other musicians, and creating the atmosphere that a client desires is beyond satisfying!

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Serves Buffalo Grove, IL

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25 years in business

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Customers rated this pro highly for professionalism, punctuality, and work quality.

Great 4.8

42 reviews


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Melissa L.

Music Entertainment

I would absolutely recommend Violin by Vicki. The music was beautiful, she played all of our requested songs, and was extremely easy to work with with! Thanks again Vicki!
Violin by Vicki's reply
Thank you Melissa! We had fun learning some new songs to us, and hope that you and Alyssa have a wonderful road ahead!
May 21, 2021
Tyrin R.

Music Entertainment

This review will not do justice to the AMAZING experience Ms. Vicki supplied my wife and I! She was very responsive to my inquiries. I collaborated with her from afar, New Orleans, for a surprise birthday trip to Chicago for my wife. I simply gave her genres of music we liked and her playlist reflected such; she even offered to play our favorite songs that may not have been in her collection. Everything, agreed in the contract, was fulfilled! Her personality and artistry was the highlight of making sure my wife felt relaxed and extra special for this exclusive, private celebration of life! Highly recommended and valued!
Violin by Vicki's reply
Thank you Tyrin for the superb review...and the photo, wow! I hope your wife was able to return to work more relaxed.
Feb 1, 2021
Narmin D.

Music Entertainment

Vicki was amazing at our small intimate wedding! She played beautifully and had a mix of classical and more modern songs. She was so accommodating and learned a song for us for our recessional. She was very professional and it was such a beautiful touch to our special day!
Violin by Vicki's reply
Thank you so much...I really appreciate that!
Mar 8, 2021
Luleta D.

Music Entertainment

She was fantastic! Very sweet performance done for my fathers birthday and she plays very elegantly. Pros: She is very professional, quickly responds to messages & kind.
Violin by Vicki's reply
Thanks Luleta! You all were a fun group to play for... especially when a lot of you sang along to "Can't Take My Eyes Off of You." 😊
Oct 26, 2020
Nikki C.

Music Entertainment

Vicki played beautifully for our small elopement wedding at the alfred caldwell lily pond. She was very responsive and professional. Her work when she played, Here comes the sun by the Beatles while I walked to my husband was perfect! Thank you Vicki!
Violin by Vicki's reply
Thank you Nikki, I really appreciate it! Hope you had a wonderful honeymoon!
Sep 5, 2020
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Vicki Sherwood


  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    I do not list prices. A price is given when a client requests a quote. There is not an hourly price, but the bulk of the pricing is always in the first hour, and then much less for additional hours. As an example, hiring a violinist for 2hrs is only $75 more than it is for 1hr.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    When a customer requests a quote, specific information such as type of music ensemble (solo, violin/guitar duo, trio, quartet), day, time, duration, and location is needed. Most communication takes place via email or phone contact if desired. I generally do not meet in person prior to the event, since audio/video clips are posted online. When a client decides they want to hire our services, I email them a contract to complete and sign. They can mail it back with the requested deposit, or they can scan/email the contract to me, and send the deposit via their mobile banking app.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    In high school and in college I studied with 2 former members of the Chicago symphony. I graduated from Sherwood Music Conservatory in Chicago (now a department of Columbia College). I was a member of the Chicago Civic Orchestra while in college, and a few years afterwards. I am a union member of the Chicago Federation of Musicians. I have been performing as solo violinists and also part of music ensembles for weddings and parties since the mid-'90's.

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