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Violinist Joyce Wohlgemuth plays "Marry Me"


"Thinking Out Loud" Violinist Steven Vance

Our "Cello Lady and Piano Guy" play "A Thousand Years" by Christina Perri


Wednesday evening John(Keyboards) and I will be at Phipps Conservancy for the Childrens Hospital Medical Staff Alumni Spring Reception for the 5th year.

Friday I lead a Violin, Cello and Piano Trio for a Wedding Reception at the Hilton Garden Inn at Southpointe.

On Saturday it's off to Jennerstown where I will do a Violin & DJ Package for a Ceremony and reception at Green Gables.

Then Sunday at Seven Springs Mountain Resort I will lead a String Trio for a Wedding Ceremony.

We also have performers at St. Clair Country Club, The Chadwick, The Carnegie Museum Hall Of Sculpture, Marriott City Center Hotel, Lewis Family Farm in Rochester PA, The Grand Hall At The Priory,and Mellon Park.  Plus, we have a20-game Casino Night going at the Hyatt Airport.


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To Anna & Zach, Bre & Darrell, Sarah & Ben, Anna & Jason, Laura & Kyle, and Avagaile & Chris on their weddings last week.


Duquesne University Power Center, John Parker Bands, Shannopin Country Club, Marriott Hotel in Cranberry, Shady Elms Farm in Hickory PA, Sheraton Station Square, DoubleTree Hotel in Greentree, Heinz Field, Carson Scholars, Armstrong Farms, Grand Hall At The Priory, West View Fire Hall, CMU/INI Commencement for the 5th year, Phipps Conservatory , Longue Vue Club Hyeholde, the Club at Nevillewood, Big Day Enertainment, Salvatore's Banquet Center in Baldwin, Ramada Greensburg, Oakmont Country Club, Wyndham Grand Hotel Downtown, Concordia Rebecca, Beatty Pointe, Chapel Valley B&B, the Grande Ballroom in Butler, LeMont and Seven Springs, for having us out and for their hospitality and help with our recent events.


The Knot Best Of Weddings 2015

Our fourth year.


Inducted 2015

Yes, they really have a Hall Of Fame

Wedding Wire Couples Choice

2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015.

Gigmasters Best of 2014, 2013 and 2012 !




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"Your performance was fantastic and really added something special to our event. It was also very nice meeting you. We would love to have you back next year."

Carson Scholars Awards Banquet  5/24/15

Heinz Field

Electric Violinist Steven Vance

“Steve's musicians (Violin, Cello, Flute) were fantastic, they played beautifully and we had many compliments from guests who are musicians themselves. Steve himself was a pleasure to work with and went above and beyond to make everything work the way we asked. We had an outdoor venue and he made sure that everyone could be heard on the mics, many people commented on how well they could hear the ceremony. For everything we had, the package was very reasonable and once the day was over, I felt that the value was absolutely exceptional.”

Sarah & Scott  5/15/16  Succop Conservancy          Steven Vance String Trio/Solo Cello DJ Package

“I just can't thank you enough for how AWESOME you and your talents were on our wedding day.  Nick and I both appreciate all the special touches that you have brought to our wedding.  Everyone and I mean EVERYONE was so impressed with the strolling violin, quartet, and just everything.  I will most def be passing your name along to any friends and family. I am going to give you a review on the Knot, but wanted to write it out first so that I get everything in there that I want to.  I just can't believe how perfect you made everything.  And thanks so much for keeping our dance party going, Everyone enjoyed it!!!!!!! You are amazing,”

Courtney and Nick  5/16/15  Armstrong Farms Saxonburg PA

String Quartet, Strolling Violin, DJ and Slick Pic Photobooth Package

"Thank you so much for doing such a wonderful job with all of the mysic. All of the guests said how beautiful it was and how lively and personable you were. I've had many people ask for your name so be ready for some bookings haha. We truly do appreciate all that you did to make our day so special!"

Bethany & Anthony  5/9/15

Phipps Conservatory and Salvatore's Banquet Center

Steven Vance Violin & DJ Package

"Very Professional! Great selection Music and very helpful with selections."

Kristin & Frank 5/9/15  Chapel Valley B&B

Violinist Ron & DJ Anthony Package

"I just wanted to let you guys know how extremely pleased we were with Rachel for our ceremony last weekend at Seven Springs! She was absolutely breathtaking! We received so many compliments! She was way above my expectations! So easy and such a pleasure to work with! Thank you so much again."

Kim & Gary  5/2/15

Harpist Rachel Joseph

"We just want to let you know that we were so happy with Nate. He did an amazing job as a musician and as a DJ. He was very talented and professional. We couldn't be happier."

Kim & Mike McGuire Parents of the Bride 4/25/15

String Duo/Violinist & DJ Nate  Succop Conservancy

"Thank you again for finding the musical entertainment for the first holy communion party on Saturday night. Scott Elliott provided a beautiful, instrumental backdrop to complement the evening. Thank you for working with me & being patient throughout the process. I appreciate your professionalism & know that you are trying your best to find the best suited match for each event.All the best to you. Looking forward to calling upon you again in the future. "

Mary Siegel 4/25/15

Guitarist Scott Elliott

"I used Steven Vance Strolling Violins for my ceremony and reception at the Le Mont. Steve played the violin during the ceremony and cocktail hour and then switched over to DJ during the reception. He was professional, talented, thorough, and he definitely knows his stuff. I had several people come up to me during the wedding and say that they really enjoyed him. I could not agree more! He was very easy to reach during the planning process and everything went off without a hitch. I highly, highly recommend his business!"

Heidi & Jonathan 4/18/15  Lemont

Solo/Elcetric Violin & DJ Package


"Thanks so much for your email. I already heard from Ellie, she is awesome! Very organized and super helpful! Think we have everything ready for the wedding, very thankful she is our Group Leader! Looking forward to beautiful music!
Thanks for staying in touch."
Susan Strannigan Mother of the Bride

5/16/15   AAA String Trio

"Hi Steve, just want to let you know that Pablo worked out perfectly. He was a pleasure to work with. Thanks so much!"

Margie Stang, Independent Planner

4/18/15 Bar Mitzvah Beth El Congregation

Strolling Violinist Pablo Ardiles

"You did an excellent job. I heard nothing but positive feedback".

Pete Gum, President

Associated Builders and Contractors

4/16/15 Electric Violinist Steven Vance

"You did an outstanding job!!!! You added a touch of elegance to the evening!!! We were thrilled with the results. I believe next year’s event is 4/22. Keep it open for us! My sincerest thanks for the talent you added to Celebrate La Roche!!!

Angie Longo Event Planner

La Roche College Fundraiser

4/17/15 Electric Violinist Steven Vance

"I've been meaning to thank you for creating Extreme Strings. It gave me a worldly appreciation for music and life. I am in my first year at Berklee in Boston and I'm studying viola performance. (I switched my junior year) I love it, I think have found my voice."


Former student of my Extreme Strings program.

"I can't tell you enough how many people absolutely loved your presentation. Teachers and students both!!! Thanks again and I hope we can have you back someday."

Nicole Nickischer Maxwell Elementary School

Hempfield School District  3/20/15

Violinist/ElectricViolin School Program

"I have been trying to get caught up on emails etc. while on my honeymoon and I can't remember if I emailed you or not but I just wanted to say how happy we are and you guys were amazing at our wedding last weekend, thank you so so much for everything. You guys were absolutely wonderful."

Rebekah & Kevin 3/14/15  Wedding Ceremony The Carnegie Hall Of Sculpture    

Keystring Duo 

"Steven thank you so much for playing at our Casual Friday class last night it was fabulous and everyone just loved it."

Deb at Dreadnought Wines & Palate Partners

Electric Violinist Steven Vance 3/6/15

"We cannot thank you enough for all you fif to make our Wedding sucj a beautiful celebration.  Your talents resulted in many compliments from our friends and family.  They were exceptionally impressed by the added touch of the Violin at Dinner We couldn't be ahppier with your assistance in making our Wedding the happiest day of our lives and will be sure to recommend your services".

Dena & Tom  1/17/15  Syria Shrine Center

Steven Vance Violin & DJ Package

“Beautiful music for my ceremony! I highly recommend them for any service!”

Rachel & Brian 12/13/14 Trinity Cathedral Downtown and Omni William Penn Hotel

AAA String Quartet for the Ceremony and Solo Piano for Cocktails

"Steven Vance was an awesome element in our celebration. Not only did our guests rave about him but he moved the party along by prompting the toast, the cake, etc. which allowed me to simply enjoy, worry free. He was a crucial part in planning our last minute wedding and even changed his plans for the day so that he could be there. We will call him again for future celebrations!..."

Chloe & Jose 11/29/14  Schenley Park Visitors Center

Violin & DJ Package

"We wanted to say thank you so very much for the magnificent performances you provided at our wedding this past Saturday. We have had so many compliments from our friends and family regarding your work. Our guests were blown away at the level of quality in the quartet performances, everyone loved your solo violin during dinner, and it was a blast dancing to your DJ mix. We enjoyed all of it as well!! We cannot thank you enough- it exceeded all expectations and was absolutely perfect!

Lindsay & Billy 10/25/14

George Washington Hotel

Steven Vance String Quartet, Electric Violin & DJ Package

I hired Steven to play violin (along with a pianist) during the ceremony & cocktails, strolling violin during dinner, and DJ/MC for the reception. Can't say enough good things about our experience. The music was absolutely amazing, and Steven is a great speaker/MC. We had lots of guests in from out of town, and one of them even mentioned that he would hire Steven to fly to his home state for a party- that's how impressive he was!! I don't think the dance floor was empty all night- GREAT job!!!"

Kris & Justin 9/20/2014 Lemont                                                               Keystring Violin & Piano Duo/DJ Steven Vance