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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Hired 92 times

Serves Buffalo Grove, IL

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26 years in business

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This pro accepts payments via Cash, Check, and Zelle.

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2020

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

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Lannetta a.
4 weeks ago
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We hired Vicki to perform at my friend’s bridal shower tea. She provided me with a list of songs that fit within the genre that we liked. Her performance was icing on the cake.

Details: Birthday party • 25 guests or fewer • 31 - 50 years old • Other strings • Variety • Other

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Mic R.
3 weeks ago
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Vicki is amazingly talented. We booked her to play outside of the church for my cousins wedding as the guest waited for the bride & groom to exit. Everyone complimented how amazing she was. She even played a song especially for the newly weds. They were so happy.

Details: Wedding ceremony • 25 guests or fewer • 31 - 50 years old • Other strings • Covers • Outdoors

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Jacqueline J.
Jul 5, 2022
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Vicki was very responsive and very professional. The performance was amazing and made my wedding feel even more special. I appreciate her for her help on my special day!

Details: Wedding ceremony • 101 - 150 guests • 18 - 30 years old • 31 - 50 years old • 51 or older • Other strings • Piano • Covers • Outdoors

Violin by Vicki's reply
Thank you Jacqueline! We are glad we could be a part of your special day, and wish you both the very best in the coming years.
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Melissa L.
May 21, 2021
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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!

Details: Wedding ceremony • 101 - 150 guests • 12 years old or younger • 13 - 17 years old • 18 - 30 years old • 31 - 50 years old • 51 or older • Other strings • Guitar • No preference • Variety • Outdoors

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!
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Chantel C.
Jul 18, 2022
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Vicki was very prompt, and did exactly what I asked of her. She followed the contract and played the songs I asked for. The sound and experience wasn’t what I was expecting. There were moments the tones were off and it didn’t flow as nice as we hoped for.

Details: Wedding ceremony • 26 - 50 guests • 12 years old or younger • 51 or older • 31 - 50 years old • 18 - 30 years old • 13 - 17 years old • Other strings • Covers • Outdoors

Violin by Vicki's reply
Hi Chantel, I am sorry the sound was not what you expected, and I'm really surprised, as I've always gotten praise for my sound quality. The only thing I can think of is that it could be because I used your relative's amp instead of my own because it was already set up, and perhaps there were glitches that I couldn't hear, which can happen with sound systems. As far as flow, if it's in regards to playing the recessional, your officiant told me he was going to have a prayer just before he said, "and now I introduce to you Mr & Mrs..." and that is not what he did... so I was just trying to follow him. Wishing you the very best, >>> Vicki
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Vicki Sherwood

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  • 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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