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Glow Stick Dance  at Bedford Springs Resort

"Best Day Of My Life" played by Pop/Rock Violinist Steven Vance at the top of The Wisp Mountain in Deep Creek MD.

Heartstrings Quartet plays "Over The Rainbow"

"Human Nature" played by Pop/Rock Violinist Steven Vance at Grand Concourse.


On Tuesday I will be attending the Pittsburgh Symphony FUSE concert playing music composer Steve Hackman "fusing" the music of Beethoven and Coldplay.  Can't wait.

On Thursday I'm off to Meadville and The Iroqouis Club to play for a Senior Tribute Evenet for the Wesbury Foundation.

Friday I'm back to Succop Conservatory in Butler to do Solo Pop/Rock Violin and DJ for a Wedding Ceremony and Reception.

Then Saturday I go to The Buhl Mansion in Sharon PA for to do my Pop/Rock Violin & and DJ Performance for Wedding Ceremony and Reception.

Sunday starts at The University Club for the Hadassah luncheon. Then I run to Beth Shalom to do my Violin & DJ Package for the 3rd Ceremony and Reception of the weeend.

We also have performers at Nemacolin Woodlands, Bella Sera, Seven Springs Mountain Resort, The White Barn in Prospect PA, The Mansion At Maple Heights in Shadyside, The Gathering Place At Darlington Lake. St. Paul Cathedral, South Park Gazebo, Soutpointe Golf Club, Marriott Aiport Hotel, Phipps Conservatory, Heinz History Museum, Bellefield Presbyterian Church in Oakland and a residence in Fox Chapel


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To Kaylene & Mark, Kasey & Luke, Tiffany & Levi, Chad & Stephanie, Linda & Shawn, Shana and Andy, Dacey & John, Megan & Jay, Alicia & Dan, Ann & Anthony,Erika & Ronny, Andrea & Justin, Tricia & Will on their weddings last weekend.


Hotel Monaco Downtown, Point Breezeway, Marriott Aiport Hotel, Phipps Conservatory, Heinz History Museum, and Seven Springs Mountain Resort, The The White Barn in Prospect PA, Seven Springs Mountain Resort, Succop Conservancy in Butler, The Chadwick in Wexford,Shadow Lakes Golf Club in Aliquippa, Pittsburgh Golf Club in Squirrel Hill, Phipps Conservatory, , the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Bethel Park, the Omni William Penn Hotel Downtown and Oakmont Country Club for their hospitality and help with recent events.

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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 2015, 2014, 2013 and 2012 !




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“A great option if you would like live music but also a DJ. Steven has a ton of experience with weddings and seems to know most of the venues in the area pretty well. He has you fill out a questionnaire about a month before the wedding so you can think through the details of the music and anything that is even slightly related to his responsibilities and then works through anything that he has questions about so that he has a good understanding of what you want beforehand.  Steven not only played violin for our ceremony and did strolling violin for dinner but also was the DJ for the cocktail hour and remainder of the reception. He did a great job making everything go smoothly by taking the time to do things like make sure we were all there and ready to be announced, double check on name pronunciations, and also check with the kitchen to make sure the Kahlua milkshake shooters were ready before starting the dollar dance. He was also extremely helpful in figuring out a tradition that my husband's family wanted but didn't actually know the details about. He really took the time to help us set the mood that we wanted both for our ceremony and reception.”                                           Diana & Josh 9/6/15 Bella Sera                               Solo Violin/PopRockViolin/DJ Package

"The live music during cocktail hour and dinner was wonderful. Our guests commented how much they enjoyed these talented musicians. As the DJ, Steven was very professional and kept the party going. We couldn't have been happier!"

Private User on The Knot

Violinist & DJ Steven Vance

"Thanks for everything. Your musicians were terrific last week -- as usual."

Pitterich Foundarion Fundraiser 9/15/15 

Sapphire String Trio

"I can't say enough good things about Nate Goodrich from the Steven Vance company! He played violin at our ceremony, and worked with us to customize an amazing mix of contemporary and classic songs to match our style. Not to mention, he arranged a brand new piece for my walk down the aisle! His violin was also a hit at our cocktail hour (which we unfortunately missed, but heard great things about). He was just as fabulous as our DJ for the night, and totally played to the crowd/kept everyone dancing. Highly recommend!"

Dacey & John 9/12/15

Smithfield United Church Downtown

St. Nicholas Church Hall Oakland

Violinist & DJ Nate Goodrich

"We used Steven Vance's company for our wedding and loved them! The string duo was beautiful and the contacts we worked with were so friendly and accommodating. We highly recommend them for any special event!! xo :) "                                                      Alicia & Daniel 9/12/15

St. George Orthodox Cathedral Oakland

AAA String Duo

"Steve, you are wonderful at what you do and I have loved working with you and your company"

Diner En Blanc  9/11/15 Gateway Center

Pop/Rock Violinist Steven Vance

"Steven Vance was the icing and the filling on the cake to our beautiful wedding day. During the planning process he was incredibly quick to respond to emails or questions we had leading up to the day. Once the day arrived I didn't have to worry about anything. He played during our ceremony beautiful and truly made it special and unique for us. We recessed to Star Wars and also had Chariots of Fire played during our volcano unity ceremony (yes, you read that right). During the cocktail hour he did the strolling violin and wowed our guests. He was the master of ceremonies and kept everything moving smoothly and made certain to get all our requests in. We were constantly asked "Where did you find him?" and I am so glad that my mom stumbled upon his name while searching for a D.J. After all the preparations for the big day, I knew I wouldn't have to worry about the music and he kept people dancing, while also keeping the wedding moving smoothly. It went flawlessly and he was an incredible D.J. and musician. His services were well worth the money spent and I would highly recommend him to anyone. Thank you so much Steven for creating such a wonderful atmosphere for our wedding. We really appreciate everything you did to make our day run smoothly so we could focus on what mattered most that day."

Katie & Ryan 8/29/15  Laurel Hideaway Donegal PA

Steven Vance Solo Violin, Pop/Rock Violin & DJ Package

"Nate did an amazing job! My guests couldn't stop talking about his electric violin playing during the cocktail hour. My aunt said he was the best DJ she had ever heard. Very enthusiastic and flexible. Couldn't have asked for anything more! Highly recommend!"

Jaimie & Jones 8/22/15 The Tara

Violinist/DJ Nate Goodrich

"FABULOUS! Thanks for the Mansfield Five!"

Mary Jane & Jerry  9/5/15  Toga Party

Mansfield 5 Band

"Steven Vance and his team were a pleasure to work with when planning our wedding! Everyone was very responsive and professional. We decided to make a change to the number of musicians half-way through the planning process and they made it an easy change. And last, but certainly not least, our ceremony music was absolutely beautiful and exactly what we wanted. I highly recommend you consider them for your wedding."

Erika & Josh 9/4/15 

Sewickley Heights Golf Club

Violin, Cello and Piano Trio

"Steven Vance and his team were a pleasure to work with when planning our wedding! Everyone was very responsive and professional. We decided to make a change to the number of musicians half-way through the planning process and they made it an easy change. And last, but certainly not least, our ceremony music was absolutely beautiful and exactly what we wanted. I highly recommend you consider them for your wedding."

Maggie & Sean 8/22/15

The Carnegie Museum Hall of Sculpture Oakland

AAA String Duo

"Thank you so very much for "doing" our party. You were wonderful! The violin before and during dinner was an elegant touch enjoyed by all. You turned our special occasion into an extraordinary one! Everyone loved the after dinner dancing---- you kept us hopping! A good time was had by all!"

Bill & Nancy Nail. 50th Anniversary Party 8/21/2015.

Avalon Resort & Spa Warren OH

Steven Vance Violin & DJ Package

"Ninety-five guests at our 50th Anniversary Celebration at the Le Mont , and they are telling us that it was the best party they have ever been to, thanks in no small part to the musical entertainment provided by you.
The string quartet played beautifully; they were unobtrusive, yet their music was an essential element of the welcoming of our guests, and throughout the cocktail hour. There were some people there who would never be described as classical music enthusiasts...they loved it.

Pablo Ardiles exceeded our highest expectations, not only with the excellence of his playing, but with the natural ease of his interaction with our guests, all the while making Carolyn and I feel like he was playing everything for us. I knew immediately that I had made the right choice. He even moved me to sing "Danny Boy", which I have but rarely sung in over 55 years of performing. Michael Greca, the DJ, could not have been better. We had suggested to him a mix of music spanning 70 some years, everything from the WWII era, 1950s rhythm and blues, '60s rock & roll, Little Richard, Chuck Berry, Fats Domino, Elvis, Frank Sinatra and Johnny Mathis, and music from movies our granddaughters have seen in the past year. He played everything in a mix that flowed naturally, and he personalized selections that had special meaning for us.

He kept the sound at a nice, comfortable level. Everyone, young and old, appreciated that. We had used one of your string quartets for our daughter's wedding, and this was our first experience with your total package. We will not hesitate to recommend you with our highest praises. Everyone involved was truly professional.  Thank you, Steven, for helping to make our 50th Wedding Anniversary the best party that we have ever been to."

Richard & Carolyn Hughes  8/29/15

50th Anniversary Party  Lemont  Mt. Washington

String Trio/Strolling Violinist Pablo Ardiles

Dj Mike Greca


“We were honored to have Kevin as our accordionist for our wedding. It was such a delight and the music went off without a hitch with no rehearsal prior to the wedding. He did exactly what we wanted! A true professional. We had so many compliments about the originality of it all too, not many brides walk down the aisle to an accordion. :-) Couldn't have asked for more. Communication was so easy with both the company itself and Kevin on his own. Payment was easy and comparable to other forms of ceremony music we had found in the area. Thank you thank you!!!”

Tara & Tyler  8/8/15  Five Pines Barn Irwin PA
Accordionist Kevin Solecki

“We were highly satisfied when choosing this company. Mike Greca was our DJ for the night, and we couldn't have made a better decision. Mike met with us before the wedding to make sure everything was in place how we wanted it. The day of the wedding he was very professional and everything turned out perfect. Everyone was dancing and enjoyed the selection of music. We would certainly recommend this company and DJ for any occasion.”

Emily & Lukas  7/18/15  The Chadwick  Wexford

DJ Mike Greca

“Tony and I want to thank you so much for managing the festivities at Katie and Mike’s Wedding Reception. You are a talented musician/entertainer and you worked so hard from the moment you arrived until the end of the Reception. I felt so confident with you as the “Master Of Ceremonies” that I didn’t have to worry about a thing. Your professionalism and passion for entertaining is evident in your work”

Mary Lou and Tony  Parents of the Bride  7/11/15  Nevillewood Golf Club                                                  Steven Vance Pop/Rock Violin & DJ Package

“Steve is wonderful! Easy to work with and when you have questions, gets back to you promptly. We had Steve play violin at cocktail hour. All of our guests loved him. His mix of music was great! Classic and modern. Steve kept the wedding moving through introductions and the music he played when it was time to dance. His selection of music kept all of the guests dancing. He is extremely professional and we can't wait to book him again for a future event.”

Rachel & Frank  6/20/15 Wildwood Golf Club

Steven Vance Violin & DJ Package

"Mameaw and I would like to thank you again for doing such a wonderful job at our June 19th wedding. The ceremony, dinner and reception music was all perfect, and you did a great job of gauging the crowd throughout the evening. I was also glad that you were able to stay past mid-night and put on a good show for a crowd that wanted to dance through the night. Bravo"                    Rob & Mameaw  6/19/15  Lemont

Steven Vance Violin & DJ Package

“Steven Vance Violin provided a keystring duo for our ceremony music. The musicians were talented and did a wonderful job translating modern pop songs into classically-played pieces suited for our ceremony (including Journey's Don't Stop Believing as our exit hymn!) The duo was the perfect size and sound for our very small space, and the prelude music didn't drown out the conversation of our 30 guests as they assembled before the ceremony. Steven himself was responsive to all of my emails and was very easy to select songs with, and he always let me know what song selections his musicians were most comfortable playing. I recommend Steven Vance for anyone looking for traditional musicians who can put a fun twist on popular songs for a ceremony-- they were a pleasure to have at our wedding.”

Julia & Jeff  6/19/15 Washington & Jefferson Old Main

Steven Vance Keystring Duo

."I just wanted to say working with the people at Steven Vance was absolutely incredible. They made this such an easy and fun experience for us I would recommend them to anyone looking for a String Quartet. My primary contact was Jamie Bale and she was absolutely amazing. She was very easy to work with, got back to me very promptly and made sure my ceremony went exactly how I imagined. My Bridesmaids walked down to "I'll Be" and when it started playing tears swelled in my eyes. My Mom and I walked down to Canon in D and we were both smiling and shaking with joy by the time I got to my groom. Thank you all soo soo much for making my wedding ceremony everything I could have ever asked for."

Kyra & Ben  6/13/15  Youghiogheny Country Club

Sapphire String Quartet

"We had a blast working with Joyce from Steven Vance Violin! She sounded amazing for our ceremony. It's important that you choose someone who knows what they are doing and she clearly exceeded our expectations. Thank you for making our dreams come true!"
Katie & Craig  6/13/15   DiSalvo's Station Latrobe PA
Electric Violinist Joyce W.

"Everyone at the wedding loved Joyce."

Kayla & Jeremy 6/12/15 The White Barn Prospect PA

Electric Violinist Joyce W.

"Thank you so much for being part of our Wedding. You were truly amazing, as the Violin was beautiful and everyone loved the dinner and dance music.  I have already recommended you to one of my friends"

Emily & David  6/12 15 Phipps Conservatory

Steven Vance Violin & DJ Package

“I can't say enough about our DJ Nate!! He was on point!! My ceremony and reception was one people will be talking about for years! He played all the songs I requested and left out the ones I told him not too! The violin was an AMAZING touch! I would 100% recommend the company to anyone. Ask for Nate!!!

Nina & Mike  6/6/15  Succop Conservancy 

Violinist & DJ Nate Goodrich

"The Crystal Quintet led by Jennifer Gerhard Mangone added so much to the wedding of Alan & Kelly. We received several comments from our guests about how beautiful the music was that they played. Jennifer was so helpful and so good to work with. She was able to play both the music we requested as well as their own. We were so very pleased! Thank you for adding such a fine and beautiful touch of class to our daughters' wedding day!!"

Brian Noone  Father Of the Bride  5/30/15

The Carnegie Museum Hall Of Sculpture

Crystal Strings Quintet 

"It is always a pleasure having you or anyone from your company. Looking forward to another successful wedding season together!"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."

Alexandra Jordan Conference Sales Manager 

Hilton Garden Inn Southpointe

5/29/15 Keystring Duo/Trio

"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/Electric 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 

"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