​​​​​Weddings and Events

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Nancy plays as a soloist and also plays as a duo, trio (see her performing classical and pop selections with a harpist and cellist in the video above), as a string quartet, or more! Inquire as to the instrumental possibilities!​​


Over 20 Years of Experience Performing Engagement Surprises, Wedding Receptions, and Ceremonies in CA, NY, MA, and AZ!

​Featured live musician at the Noor's Bridal Show 2017!

Featured on TLC Network's Battle of the Wedding Planners, TLC Network's Battle of the Wedding Designers, TLC Network's Niecy Nash's Wedding and Cocktail Event, and Married by 30.

Non Union Los Angeles Professional Session Violinist, Violist and Cellist

Professional, Expressive, and Quality String Performance, Improvisation, and Arrangements For Your Wedding Ceremony & Reception.


​Please e-mail nancy@stringsbynancy.com for availability. To book and make a payment for your wedding or event, Nancy accepts payment via venmo. She uses her lesson company username: leggyfishmusiclessons.

​Every purchase comes with a 30 minute free wedding music consultation over Skype or FaceTime.

Wedding contract between Nancy and event planner or bride/groom to ensure that we are on the same page.

​Courtesy call/e-mail 24 hours before your event.​

Professional attire at your discretion; concert black, dressy, or casual. Inquire about holiday costume-wear!

​Electronic amplification brought in case acoustic instruments cannot be heard well..
























Here is a list of music I have on hand, ready to perform as a soloist, as a duo, with harp trio or with string quartet. Check back for additions!


​Classical

Elegant background music for holiday parties, special events, processional music for wedding ceremonies, and cocktail hours
Air from the Water Music George Frederick Handel
Allegro from Sonata in F major Op. 1 #11 for flute George Frederick Handel
Allegro from The Water Music George Frederick Handel
Andante from The Water Music George Frederick Handel
Arioso Johann Sebastian Bach
Ave Maria Franz Schubert
Ave Maria adapted from Gounod from a Bach Prelude Johann Sebastian Bach
Bouree From The Water Music George Frederick Handel
Bridal Chorus from Act III of Lohengrin Richard Wagner
Canon in D Major Johann Pachelbel
Clair de Lune Claude Debussy
Eine Kleine Nachtmusik Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Greensleeves Traditional
Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring Johann Sebastian Bach
Largo from Xerxes George Frederick Handel
Menuetto Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Minuet Ludwig Van Beethoven
Nocturne for Harp Michail Glinka
Ode To Joy from Symphony #9 Ludwig Van Beethoven
Premiere Gymnopedie Erik Satie
Sheep May Safely Graze Johann Sebastian Bach
Sonata No. 14 "Moonlight" Ludwig Van Beethoven
Spring from Four Seasons Op. 8, no #1 Antonio Vivaldi
Themes from Scheherazade Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Traumerei Robert Schumann
Trumpet Voluntary in D major Jeremiah Clarke
O Solo Mio (My Sunshine) Eduardo Di Capua
Time To Say Goodbye Francesco Sartori


Jazz

Classic favorites, swingy, light and uptempo music perfect as background music or featured performances for holiday parties, special events, and cocktail hours. I can play any jazz tune out of the standard jazz repertoire. I often play the main tune, improvise over the form and changes, and play the main tune again with variations. In group settings, we may also take turns improvising.

Fly Me To The Moon Bart Howard
Girl From Ipanema Antonio Carlos Jobim
Misty Lerroll Garner
Moonlight in Vermonth John Blackburn
My Funny Valentine Richard Rodgers
Our Love Is Here To Stay Our Love Is Here To Stay
Someone To Watch Over Me George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin


Pop/Rock/Oldies

A fun and elegant spin on popular radio hits from legendary songs to today's favorites;  perfect as background music or featured performances for holiday parties, special events,  cocktail hours., and even wedding ceremonies! If you would prefer for me or my group to play with an existing produced track, that is possible. However, the track must be sent to me in advance to ensure that I will be playing in exactly the same key and time signature as the original tune.

A Thousand Years Christina Perri
All My Loving Beatles: John Lennon and Paul McCartney
All Of Me John Legend
All You Need Is Love John Lennon
All You Need Is Love Beatles: John Lennon and Paul McCartney
At Last Harry Warren and Mack Gordon
At Your Side The Corrs
Can You Feel The Love Tonight Elton John
Can't Buy Me Love Beatles: John Lennon and Paul McCartney
Can't Help Falling In Love Elvis Presley: George Weiss, Hugo Peretti and Luigi Creatore
Clocks Coldplay: Guy Berryman, Jon Buckland, Will Champion and Chris Martin
Don't Stop Believin' Journey
Fields of Gold Sting
From This Moment On Shaina Twain and R. J. Lang
Give Me A Reason Pink
Here Comes The Sun George Harrison
Here, There, and Everywhere Beatles: John Lennon and Paul McCartney
I Will Always Love You Dolly Parton
I Won't Give Up Jason Mraz
I'm Yours Jason Mraz
In My Life Beatles: John Lennon and Paul McCartney
Isn't She Lovely Stevie Wonder
Just A Kiss Lady Antebellum

Just The Way You Are Bruno Mars
Let's Stay Together Al Green
Marry You Bruno Mars
Michelle Beatles: John Lennon and Paul McCartney
More Than Words Extreme: Nuno Bettencourt and Gary Cherone
My Girl William "Smokey" Robinson and Ronald White
1999 Prince
River Flows In Your Yiruma
September Earth, Wind and Fire: Maurice White Al Mckay and Allee Willis
Seven Years Lukas Graham
Someone Like You Adele
Such Great Heights The Postal SErvice
Unforgettable Irving Gordon
What A Wonderful World George David Weiss and Bob Thiele
What The World Needs Now Is Love Burt Bacharach and Hal David
What's Going On Marvin Gaye
When We Were Young Adele


Religious

Spiritual background music or featured performances for church services, funerals, special events, and wedding ceremonies. You may wish for me to perform your favorite religious tune with a choir, vocalist, or organist; we would need to arrange at least one rehearsal prior to your event if need be.

Amazing Grace Traditional
He Hideth My Soul WIlliam J. Kirkpatrick
How Great Thou Art Stuart K. Hine
The Prayer Carole Bayer Sager and David Foster
Tree Oscar Rasbach


Soundtrack

​Fun and popular music from television, film, and musicals,-perfect as background music or featured performances for holiday parties, special events, and cocktail hours. If you would prefer for me or my group to play with an existing produced track, that is possible. However, the track must be sent to me in advance to ensure that I will be playing in exactly the same key and time signature as the original tune.

A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes Mack David, Al Hoffman, and Jerry LIvingston

A Whole New World Alan Menken and Tim Rice
All I Ask of You Andrew Lloyd Webber and Charles Hart
Beauty And The Beast Alan Menken
Game of Thrones Ramin Djawadi
Gaston from Beauty and The Beast Alan Menken
Mary Poppins Medley (Chim Cher-ee, Feed The Birds, Let's Go Fly A Kite, Stay Awake, Supercalifragilisticexplialidocious) Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman
Moon River from Breakfast at Tiffany's Johnny Mercer and Henry Mancini
One Hand, One Heart from West Side Story Leonard Bernstein
The Rainbow Connection from the Muppet Show Paul William

Someday My Prince Will Come Frank Churchill
Think of Me Andrew Lloyd Webber and CHarles Hart
Westworld (Theme from HBO television series) Ramin Djawadi

When You Wish Upon A Star Leigh Harline

Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah Allie Wrubel



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Nancy Kuo is an in-demand classically trained and improvising violinist, violist, and cellist originally from the Wild West. With over 30 years of professional performing experience on the violin, she is a graduate from Berklee College of Music, has toured the country with off Broadway musical 'Titanic' the San Francisco gypsy jazz group, 'The George Cole Quintet' and has collaborated with a myriad of talented artists and ensembles like Guster, That Dog, Aiden Hawken, Kan Wakan, Ceci Bastida, Linda Perry and Roger Rocha of the Four Non Blondes, and James Williamson of Iggy and the Stooges, Jello Biafra from The Dead Kennedeys, and Alison Mosshart from the Kills to name a few. Well versed in a multitude of genres, Nancy performs with jazz, pop, indie rock and world-fusion groups, is seen performing violin on celebrity wedding specials for the TLC network and plays regularly for film, sound tracks, musical theater and bands in Los Angeles. She is a member of American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers, the American String Teacher's Association, and is a proud violin artist endorsee of L.R. Baggs DI and pickups, cello artist endorsee of Shadow Electronics, and an endorsee of organic cotton clothing line, Peri Eco Rags.


Notable television and film work includes recording violin, viola, and cello for Netflick's Original Series "Chef's Table" (2014), recording violin for CW Network's 'Hart of Dixie' (2012), performing with Robbie Williams in “Go Gently” (2013), recording violin for the feature film, Planet World, and composing/performing original incidental music for the film debuting at Slamdance, “Holiday Road” (2011). When she is not performing, arranging, composing, or teaching with her boutique studio, Leggy Fish Violin Lessons, she is lending her talents to commercial work and has worked on commercials that include Facebook, LA Music Center, and nationally syndicated commercials for Facebook, Fruit of the Loom, Hewlett Packard, WEtv, and BainUltra.
She has collaborated with artists and bands in Phoenix, Boston, New York, San Francisco, and Los Angeles on albums and live shows and is a favorite for repeat work in studios across Los Angeles.


Nancy has worked with artists in varied genres from classical to pop to world to folk to rock including Cecilia Bastida, Jello Biafra from the Dead Kennedeys, Kishibashi, Alison Mosshart from The Kills, Linda Perry, James Williamson from Iggy and the Stooges, The George Cole Quintet, Guster, That Dog, Vaud and the Villains in either recording or live performance situations. See w​ww.stringsbynancy.com ​for her entire list of album credits and artist collaborations.


Nancy has over 20 Years of professional experience performing Violin, Viola, and Cello for wedding receptions and ceremonies. She plays beautifully, looks professional, is timely, and well-organized. Let's work together to create a perfect musical backdrop to your wedding!


● Ability to play a wide variety of classical music as a soloist (with live string backing track if you would like).

● Ability to play a wide variety of classical music with 1, 2, or 3 musicians.

● Ability to play a wide variety of jazz and upbeat music with improvisation 

● Ability to play a wide variety of pop and rock arrangements.

Soloist on Violin, Viola or Cello
Create a classical mood during the ceremony with the elegant sounds of violin, viola, or cello, or a vibrant and upbeat vibe with jazz standards or arrangements of your favorite pop/rock tunes for your cocktail hour or reception. Ceremony music can be accompanied by live-recorded string backing tracks or acoustic guitar/bass/drum live-recorded backing tracks for jazz/rock/pop. Nancy is able to custom create a menu of fine classical music that compliments your wedding theme, decor, and personal style. Included with purchase, a 30 minute music consultation by FaceTime or Skype scheduled at your convenience. Travel fee includes $75 per musician not exceeding 2 hours roundtrip. Additional travel costs may incur past 2 hours.
$300 for the 1st Hour (does not include necessary travel fee).

$100 for Each Additional Hour (does not include the necessary travel fee).

Duo
Create a classical mood during the ceremony with the elegant sounds of violin, viola, or cello or a vibrant and upbeat vibe with jazz standards or arrangements of your favorite pop/rock tunes for your cocktail hour or reception. Choose from violin/viola, violin/cello/ violin/viola, violin/keyboard, viola/keyboard, cello/keyboard, violin/acoustic guitar, viola/acoustic guitar, cello/acoustic guitar, or violin/viola/cello paired with harp if available. Nancy is able to custom create a menu of fine classical music that compliments your wedding theme, decor, and personal style. Included with purchase, a 30 minute music consultation by FaceTime or Skype scheduled at your convenience. Travel fee includes $75 per musician not exceeding 2 hours roundtrip. Additional travel costs may incur past 2 hours.
$600 for the 1st Hour (does not include necessary travel fees).

$200 for Each Additional Hour (does not include the necessary travel fees).


Trio
Create a classical mood during the ceremony with the elegant sounds of violin, viola, or cello, or a vibrant and upbeat vibe with jazz standards or arrangements of your favorite pop/rock tunes for your cocktail hour or reception. Choose Violin/Viola/Cello, 2 Violins and 1 Cello, Violin/Viola and Acoustic Guitar, Violin/Cello and Acoustic Guitar, Violin/Viola, and Keyboard, Violin, Cello, Keyboard, 2 Violins and Keyboard.  paired with harp if available. Nancy is able to custom create a menu of fine classical music that compliments your wedding theme, decor, and personal style. Included with purchase, a 30 minute music consultation by FaceTime or Skype scheduled at your convenience. Travel fee includes $75 per musician not exceeding 2 hours roundtrip. Additional travel costs may incur past 2 hours.
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$900 for the 1st Hour (does not include necessary travel fees).

● $300 for Each Additional Hour (does not include necessary travel fees).

Quartet
Create a classical mood during the ceremony with the elegant sounds of violin, viola, or cello or a vibrant and upbeat vibe with jazz standards or arrangements of your favorite pop/rock tunes for your cocktail hour or reception. String Quartet choices include: 2 Violins, 1 Viola, and 1 Cello. Choices may also include Harp, Acoustic Guitar, or Keyboard with 3 bowed string instruments. Nancy is able to custom create a menu of fine classical music that compliments your wedding theme, decor, and personal style. Included with purchase, a 30 minute music consultation by FaceTime or Skype scheduled at your convenience. Travel fee includes $75 per musician not exceeding 2 hours roundtrip. Additional travel costs may incur past 2 hours.
● 
$1200 for the 1st Hour (does not include necessary travel fees).

​​● $400 for Each Additional Hour (does not include necessary travel fees).


Travel Rates
Includes gas and time traveled.
$75 Travel Fee per musician for up to 2 hours roundtrip. If travel takes more than 2 hours roundtrip from Atwater Village, CA, additional Travel Fee will incur.


​Recording Of The Custom Music Performed At Your Wedding 

Listen To Music Performed At Your Wedding For Years To Come! Audio Studio-Quality Recording of The Custom Music Performed At Your Wedding! If you are interested in purchasing a audio studio-quality recording of music performed at your wedding, please let me know. All music professionally recorded at a music studio, mixed and mastered. Allow 4 weeks for delivery. 

​​● $200 per song 


Payment
● I accept prepayment in full to block off my time/day at your request via secure 
Venmo (without cc fees); send to user name leggyfishmusiclessons. Please note that there is a nominal credit card/debit card transaction with each transaction.



 

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Strings By Nancy

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