Frequently Asked Questions

Q.  Where are you based?
A.  Cincinnati/ Dayton/ Springfield

Q. Will you travel outside your performing radius?
A. The current IRS mileage rate will be charged per player from the furthest point we play without charging mileage to your event destination.  Please contact us with your specific location.

Q. Do you charge an extra fee for a full Catholic Mass?
A. No, but please be advised that we request your music director or cantor handle the liturgical portions of your wedding.  We are happy to provide recommendations to you for local cantors we have worked with in the past.

Q. Is there a relocation fee to travel to the reception from the ceremony?
A. No, there is not a relocation fee.

Q. What time will you be arriving at the ceremony?
A. We will arrive to set up about 30 minutes before we are scheduled to begin playing.

Q. I am having an outdoor wedding. Will you need amplification?
A.  If amplification is needed, it is considered the client’s responsibility.

Q. I am having an outdoor wedding. Will you still be able to play if it is raining?

A. No. Due to the nature of our instruments, we cannot risk them getting wet.

Q. Your contract mentions extreme heat as a condition of not performing at an outdoor wedding.  Are you going to leave us without music at our wedding?
A. We will remain as flexible as possible! We are not difficult to work with but for the same reason that our instruments are sensitive to heat and moisture, we need covering from extreme heat.

Q.  How long have you been playing together?
A. We have been together as an ensemble since 2002.

Q. What happens if one of you is sick?

A. If one of the members of the trio is sick or unavailable we have regular substitutes we call on. We trust our substitutes to play at the highest level.

Q. Do you work with other musicians?

A. Yes, we work with other musicians and even have some recommendations for other instrumentalists if you need them.

Q. Do you come to the rehearsal?
A. For an additional fee of $100 a representative of the ensemble can come to your rehearsal.  The representative will not be playing any music at this time, they will just be there to help make sure the ceremony runs smoothly.  It is not necessary to have someone at the rehearsal but some people feel more comfortable having one of us attend.

Q. Can we meet to discuss music?
A. We find it sufficient to discuss details and choose music over the phone and email. If you need assistance choosing music visit the sample programs portion of this website or call us for assistance.

Q. Do you pick the music or do we?
A. Some people have a vast knowledge of classical music and want to pick every piece.  Others know very little about classical music and want us to pick the music. You can pick some music and have us fill in the rest. It is up to you.

Q.  How much of a deposit do we have to send?

A. We request a 50% deposit to hold the date.  We strive to offer personalized service so if you need assistance in this area we can work with you.  The remaining balance (if any) will be due at least 30 days prior to the ceremony.

Q. We really want to hire the ensemble. What do we do now?

A. Call or email Yoshi Kunimitsu to confirm availability. If the trio is available, you can download a copy of the contract and send it to Yoshi Kunimitsu with the payment.  She will contact you when it is received.

Q.  We are filling out the contract and we do not know the songs we would like played. Can we leave those blank for now?

A. You can leave the song selections blank for now and we can fill those in later. The most important information for me to have right now is on the bottom half of the sheet.

Q.  I have another question that is not listed here, how can I get all the answers I need?

A. Please contact us if you have any questions that were not answered above.