Thanks and Referrals

Our services are recommended by others, whose opinion you may wish to seek out.

We often receive thank you notes, and some of these are on this page for you to see.

By offering our credentials, providing our demo cd, and connecting you to those who recommend us, we hope to assure you of our professionalism and the quality of our services.

Contact Patricia White for more information about Stringsound Ensembles. or (219) 884-0612

Referrals and Recommendations

You can’t get any better.

I have worked with Pat White and her Stringsound musicians for over 20 years. As a wedding coordinator and owner of Aberdeen Manor I have directed well over a thousand weddings, and I can tell you, it makes a difference to have true professionals providing the music for your ceremony! I think the biggest thing that separates Pat’s group from the rest is that they know how to gracefully stop in the middle of a song—key word here being gracefully. Nobody wants to stand there for 3 minutes waiting for the song to end, it’s really awkward! And you also don’t want a group that just kinda stops haphazardly without making it sound right. Stringsound can stop beautifully on a dime. It doesn’t matter where they are in the music! Their repertoire is extensive, and if you don’t know what you want for music, Pat is willing to work with you and help you decide. I always know that when Stringsound is providing the music for one of my weddings that it will go like clockwork. Excellent musicians, and lovely folks to work with as well. You can’t get any better.

   ~Denna Fyock , Aberdeen Manor, Valparaiso

Elsie Prdicaris, Musical Development Center of Munster, says:

“Whenever I am asked to recommend a string group, I give Patricia White’s name. I tell people that if they can get her group, Stringsound Ensembles, they are getting the best!”

Jeff Brown, of Brown’s Live Music Service says:

“I highly recommend the services of Patricia White and Stringsound Ensembles. They are musicians of the highest caliber, extremely talented and professional.”

Rev. Thomas Witham, officiant for “Day Of Dreams Wedding Ceremonies” says:

“I have personally heard the elegance of Stringsound Ensembles’ musical accompaniment take a wedding ceremony to the next level. Their beautifully played themes, given by the human hand, gave atmosphere and romance to those ceremonies clearly beyond any mechanical reproduction. The best wedding ceremonies — the truly memorable ones — are supported by professionals like Patricia White and Stringsound Ensembles.”

Thank You Letters

Everyone enjoyed the duo’s music so much!

Dear Pat,
I want to thank you and Nora for making my wedding so beautiful! Everyone enjoyed the duo’s music so much! Thanks again, sincerely!

   ~Missy Lyons (Brandush) , who married Adam Lyons at Deep River Park in Hobart, IN

Just what we wanted…

Pat and other Stringsound members,
Matt & I just wanted to extend a warm thank you to you all for the beautiful music during our September 16th ceremony. The music was just beautiful and truly helped set the mood. You do a great job and were just what we wanted. We wish you many years of continued success, health, and happiness. Thanks again for everything–”


   ~Julie Byrne, who married Matt Tiedgen in Munster, IN

So memorable…

I put a note into the mail this weekend, but it doesn’t hurt to say in e-mail that you and the group were TERRIFIC/GREAT/ASTOUNDING. Thank you SO much for making my last big meeting as the group’s president so memorable.”


   ~Margo Goia, outgoing president of the Jane Austen Society of IL/IN, who hired our quartet to do a presentation at the group’s gala at the Ambassador West Hotel in Chicago

It definitely made the ceremony very special!

We want to thank you for your  beautiful work at our wedding. We received many compliments on how great the music was. It definitely made the ceremony very special! Thank you so much!”


   ~Melissa Humphries, who married Chad Simons in Chesterton, IN

The music was exactly what I had imagined!

Dear Pat,
Your music was absolutely beautiful. I must admit, I was nervous about hiring you over the internet, but the music was exactly what I had imagined, and you were so great to work with! Thank you so much.


   ~Xiao-Qing Zhou, who married James Stroming in Grayslake, IL

Your music played a major role…

Dear Pat,
Thank you for playing so beautifully at my daughter’s wedding. Your music played a major role in making her day special. I am glad we finally had a chance to meet after all of our e-mails, and your help along the way was invaluable to me.


   ~Pam Minarik , who had us play for her and her daughter’s wedding in Clarendon Hills, IL

Everyone loved the music!

Dear Pat,
Thank you, Tammie, and Tim for playing at our Christmas party. You should know that your hard work, your years of practice, your dedication…all has paid off and you truly make the world a better place with your music. Especially thank you for playing the special request. Everyone loved the music!


   ~Susan Hannus , who had us play for her and her husband’s Christmas Open House in Tinley Park, IL

Added a touch of class…

Dear Pat,
Thank you so much for helping make Lindsay & Chris’ wedding just perfect! We have received so many compliments on the ceremony, and all included wonderful remarks about your trio. Stringsound Ensembles definitely added a touch of class to an enjoyable day.


   ~Jeff & Connie Smith, whose daughter was married in Rolling Prairie, IN

Thank you for a lovely afternoon!

The music was beautiful! My lip started quivering when the music started and Vanessa came down the aisle with her dad…Thank you for a lovely afternoon!


   ~Marianne Lahaie, whose daughter was married in Valparaiso, IN.

We would definitely recommend you to others!

Dear Pat,
We were both very pleased with the dimension your trio added to our wedding! You sounded great (that’s an understatement). We only wish that we could have paid more attention, but we were slightly preoccupied! “Canon in D” sounded very nice and “dressing it up” as Kim entered was the perfect touch. From all accounts, the guests enjoyed the trio very much. Please thank Nora and Jennifer. All of you performed wonderfully. We would definitely recommend you to others.

Thanks again,
~Kim and Scott Kopacek , who were married in Grayslake, IL.

So great to work with…

Dear Pat,
The trio music was beautiful, at the church and at the reception. I especially want to thank you because you were so helpful, so great to work with, and so friendly.

   ~Cathy Montgomery , who was married in Chesterton, IN

You helped complete our day!

Dear Pat,
Larry and I wish to thank you for the beautiful wedding music that your trio performed on July 10th at Indian Oaks Resort. You helped complete our day! Thank You!

   ~Stephanie Colias , who married Larry Cook at Indian Oaks Resort in Chesterton, IN

I will refer anyone every chance I get!

Dear Pat,
Michelle and I want to thank you very much for the wonderful music you provided during our wedding. I received many comments, (all positive!), about the music. It worked out well, almost purely by accident, that the people sitting nearest you at the reception were the people most likely to appreciate the music, and appreciate they did. Again, thanks, and you can be assured that I will refer anyone needing string music to Stringsound Ensembles every chance I get.


   ~Jeff Thompson , who married Michelle Pohrte in Crete, IL

We could not have asked for a more perfect ceremony!

Dear Pat,
We would like to thank you for doing such a beautiful job with the quartet. We could not have asked for a more perfect ceremony! Thanks for being part of it.

In Christ,

   ~Brian and Katie Grewe , who were married in Highland, IN

The quartet sounded so wonderful…

Dear Pat,
Thank you for the excellent job you did at our wedding. I simply loved the music, I’m so eager to see the video tape! The quartet sounded so wonderful – I’m still hearing comments from my guests. My wedding was everything I ever hoped and dreamed for, and the addition of strings just made the day. Thanks again for everything you did to make my wedding special.


   ~Elaine (Porter) Bogue , who married Dave Bogue in Westchester, IL

Absolutely splendid!

Dear Pat,
Your music was absolutely splendid and my only regret is that I could not give it all the attention it deserved. Your energy, professionalism and fine music-making was everything I hoped for and I look forward to hearing more of your wonderful music. Please feel free to give my name as a reference!


    ~Geri Yonover , Professor of Law, who had our trio play at Flossmoor Country Club for her husband’s birthday party

Your music made the wedding!

Dear Pat,
As far as I am concerned, your music made the wedding. My father told me when the wedding was over that I had made the right choice regarding the music, and I value his opinion above all others.

If there had been only organ music when Nicole walked down the aisle, it would have been okay, but seeing her walk down the aisle and hearing your trio play Bach’s “Air in G”, well, I almost broke down. That was a truly powerful moment…and I am thrilled that such a moment contained such wonderful music.

I must admit, I was apprehensive having never heard your trio play, but my concerns were laid to rest the moment the first note filled the church. It is easy to find exceptional music to play, but that does not mean it will be played exceptionally well. Not only was your music wonderful, but all of your help prior to the wedding was great, also. Your organization and continuous help really put me at ease, and your website made an otherwise confusing process extremely simple.

Everyone at the ceremony complimented me on my fine choice of music, and while I did choose good pieces, it was your playing of those pieces, the tremendous heart and emotion with which you play, that made the music exceptional. Thank you so very much for making this a special event and a wonderful day!

~David Scott, who married Nicole Villanueva in Chesterton, IN

Thank you for being so flexible…

“Dear Pat,
I just wanted to take a moment to thank you very, very much for all of the effort you put into making the music at my wedding absolutely beautiful. Please extend my gratitude to the whole quartet! The strings were amazing, and you are all very talented. I received many compliments on your music. I even had 2 brides-to-be ask for your name and phone number! Thank you for being so flexible and accommodating, and for playing during the mass itself. I will never forget how beautiful it was. I cannot wait to hear it again on the video!”


   ~Drs. David & Danielle Sanders , who were married in Griffith, IN