"Stephan is an incredibly talented musician…I completely trusted him to make my daughter’s wedding ceremony exactly what she wanted…I cannot express to you how amazingly perfect his performance was; timing, skill, intuition, and beauty.
Stephan was wonderful! Incredibly professional, prompt responses, friendly, and, of course, excellent music. I cannot recommend him highly enough! On the logistical side, he took a ton of stress out of the planning experience – his email responses very quick, and on the day of the wedding everything went smoothly. He's also an incredibly versatile musician - we wanted a mix of Hawaiian, contemporary, and Spanish classical for our ceremony and cocktail hour, and he did exactly that! Many of our guests were musicians themselves, and they all had tons of compliments for Stephan.
"Working with Stephan was a dream come true. He is incredible talented and flexible in his repertoire, even learning several new songs just for our wedding. When I think back on our day, and how full of joy it was, I still think of Stephan and how he brought so much of that energy to our celebration with his music. I would highly recommend him for any event, and look forward to working with him again soon!
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Let's work together.
Classical guitar is an excellent choice for a wedding. I have provided guitar music for over 100 weddings and I take great pride and joy in creating a beautiful atmosphere with my music. I am always honored when asked to play for a wedding. Please reach out to me with any questions you may have using the contact form below.
What is often requested at the ceremony is gentle melodic background music to provide an ambiance as the guests arrive and assemble, followed by an eclectic menu of pieces to be played during the cocktail hour and dinner. You can select pieces from my repertoire for the procession of the bridal party, bridal procession, and recession. Some suggested pieces are listed below.
A typical wedding ceremony may look something like this:
Prelude: music begins 20-30 minutes prior to the ceremony as guests arrive
Processional: A piece of your choosing from my repertoire is played to accompany the bridal party’s walk down the aisle
Bridal Processional: A piece of your choosing from my repertoire is played to accompany the bride’s walk down the aisle
Special Music: (Optional) signing of the marriage license, candle lighting ceremony, or other
Recessional: A piece of your choosing from my repertoire is played at the end of the ceremony
Bridal Chorus – R. Wagner
Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring – J.S. Bach
Ave Maria – J.S. Bach-Gounod
Canon in D – Pachelbel
Missing Three – Jake Shimabukuro
Romance – Francisco Tárrega
Wedding March – F. Mendelssohn
Download Stephan Kane's complete song repertoire lists:
Frequently Asked Questions
Where are you located?
I am based in San Francisco, CA.
Can you learn a song that's not on your repertoire list for my ceremony?
Absolutely! There is an additional fee for this service (typically $30-$50/song that is not listed in my repertoire).
How can I book you?
Fill out the form below to submit a booking inquiry for availability and I will respond within 24 hours!
How do I make the deposit payment to reserve your music services for my event date?
I accept payments electronically through Venmo or by check or money order sent to my address provided in the performance agreement that I will send to you.
"Stephan Kane is a very talented and professional musician. Stephan was such a pleasure to work with, anything my client had requested he was willing to accommodate without any hesitation. I would 100% recommend him to anyone! I look forward to working with him on other events!”
"If you are considering booking Stephan DO IT! He is a true professional and extremely talented. Stephan was prompt with communication, let us know what to expect, and went above and beyond for our wedding. He surveyed in advance if we had any special requests; we asked if he would collaborate with our family member, who is a professional singer, to come up with a song for our first dance. They met and rehearsed ahead of time and preformed beautifully, and even had more songs as a surprise. Stephan has a wide repertoire and knows when to play slower songs and when to pick up the pace. We booked Stephan for the ceremony, cocktail hour, and partly into the reception. I wouldn’t hesitate to hire him again.
Susan & Jeff Johnson
"Dear Stephan, we want to give our sincerest thanks to you for making our wedding so special. Your performance was wonderful, and our wedding exceeded our wildest expectations – it truly was perfect. We look forward to hearing you play again at future events.
Sally & John MacGregor
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