Derek Macrae

Classical Guitarist

PICTURE OF CLASSICAL GUITAR

Clients' Comments


"What an amazing evening! He made our wedding ceremony really special. Derek was amazing and all our guests loved him and his performance. Derek has an amazing collection of songs to select from and can also accomodate requests. Very prompt in communication and very reasonably priced. Will recommend him 100 percent for your special occasions."

Google Review by S. Pisharody - Milton
April 19, 2017

"Many thanks for being part of our special day. The music was beautiful and added such a classy feel to our ceremony and cocktail reception. It was a pleasure working with you."

Andrew and Debra - Burlington
September 23, 2016

"Your wonderful music was only outdone by your effort to make it a great day for us. Thank you!"

Lilly and Matti - Toronto
August 20, 2016

"Just wanted to say a quick thank you for playing at our ceremony. It was really nice to hear you play. Everyone really enjoyed it. I would definitely recommend you to everyone else."

Anne-Marie and Greg - Oakville
Aug 7, 2016

"Thank you so much for playing beautifully on Saturday! The day would not have been the same without you. I received compliments all day regarding how beautiful the music sounded"

Jennifer and Matthew - Toronto
August 6, 2016

"Thank you Derek for showcasing your musical talents at our 2015 Golf Tournament at Indian Wells. You have been a valuable addition to many of our charity fundraising events over the years and I look forward to having you welcome our guests at future Cribwolf Foundation fundraisers"

Lino Fera - Co-Founder
www.cribwolf-foundation.com

"We wanted to thank you so much for your amazing work at our wedding. I didn't even see you but I definitely heard you. Our family told us that the music at the cocktail reception was amazing. We will definitely recommend you to our friends."

Kylie and Curtis - Oakville
October 10, 2015

Incredible Musician For Your Wedding Venue - 5/5
"Derek played the music for our wedding ceremony. He was so easy to work with and very accommodating. We received several compliments on how the music added to the ambiance and romance of the day."

September 2015 review from Eventective.com

"We wanted to thank you again for being part of our wedding and playing your wonderful music throughout the proceedings. It was such a fantastic day for everyone and we have had many compliments from our guests about how they loved your music and the sounds of an acoustic guitar playing for them. I think we both knew from the first time we heard you play that you were the perfect fit for the setting and atmosphere we had planned for the wedding. It all turned out great and we just wanted to say that you played an important part in our special day. We will gladly recommend you to anyone else we know."

Brian and Jacqueline - Whitby
September 6, 2015

"Thank you for doing such an amazing job at our wedding. The ceremony music was perfect and exactly what we were looking for. We received many positive comments about your performance. It was such a pleasure working with you and the planning process was so easy and straightforward. Thank you again for helping to make our day so special."

Ashley and Luke - Cambridge
August 15, 2015

"Thank you so much for providing us with such serenading music for our wedding ceremony. The melodies that you performed were exactly what we wanted and we really enjoyed everything that you played. Thanks again."

Amanda and Patrick - Guelph
July 4, 2015

"You set the mood for an elegant and romantic day, we and our guests loved it."

Sharon and Trevor - Toronto
March 27, 2015

"Thank you so much for playing at our client party last night. You were a great asset to the evening with the quiet music in the background. And you were very professional about getting all your equipment here and then home again. We all appreciated your contribution."

L. McKay - Toronto
December 9, 2014

"Thank you so much for playing at our wedding. We were extremely pleased with the wonderful music you provided, and we received many compliments about your playing. A couple of our guests who play the guitar specifically commented on your great playing skills. If we have anyone else looking for music in the future, we would definitely recommend you."

Leanne and Grant - Oakville
November 1, 2014

"It's been a while since my wedding on September 20th but Andrew and I wanted to say Thank you for playing your guitar at our wedding ceremony. We thought you did an amazing job and you really helped create an amazing atmosphere for our wedding ceremony."

Tammy and Andrew - Toronto
September 20, 2014

"I wanted to finally take the time to thank you for playing at our August 22 wedding. The music sounded lovely but I never had a chance to talk to you after! You were very easy to work with and I will definitely recommend you if any of my brides are looking for live music at their wedding. I blogged about our wedding here. Thanks and hopefully our paths will cross again in the future. "

Lisa and Ryan - Niagara
August 22, 2014

"Thank you so much for providing the music for our ceremony. The sound of the classical guitar was such a nice added touch and truly made our ceremony special! You did an amazing job."

Olivia and DJ - Copetown
July 12, 2014

"Thank you for the lovely music you played at our wedding. It pulled everything together and made our wedding very intimate with family and friends. Everyone asked who the classical guitarist was! I gladly gave them your name."

Marita and Rob - Niagara Falls
June 22, 2014

"Chris and I have returned from our honeymoon and wanted to send you a quick note. Thank you for playing at our wedding! The music was absolutely beautiful. It was such a perfect way to set the tone of our wedding. I'm so pleased with how everything went and will recommend you to anyone looking in the future. Our guests were delighted. Thanks again Derek for your professionalism and for sharing your gift with our guests at the wedding. You rocked it!"

Kelly and Chris - Ancaster
May 17, 2014

"Just wanted to send you a quick note and thank you for the beautiful music on Saturday! I'm sorry I didn't have a chance to chat with you. Everyone commented on how nice it was and we are so appreciative."

Jessica and Cody - St. Catharines
October 5, 2013

"I regret that we did not get to meet in person, but I do want to pass on our sincere thanks for playing at our wedding on Sunday. Your playing was beautiful, and Gymnopedie No 1 brought a tear to my eye even before Natalie appeared."

Ian and Natalie - Mississauga
September 29, 2013

"Thank you so much for providing the beautiful music on our wedding day. It added so much to our ceremony."

Sabrina and James - Oakville
September 14, 2013

"I just wanted to send a quick email to say thank you so much for the service at the winery! I didn't get to hear much of it, but the stuff I did hear was amazing! Everyone has been complimenting it! So thank you so much for the amazing job you did. The day was perfect!"

Hayley and Kyle - Stouffville
August 24, 2013

"Thank you so much for the wonderful music during our wedding ceremony. The sound of the classical guitar was perfect and truly created a beautiful ambiance during the most important part of our big day. We will highly recommend you to family and friends."

Natalie and John - Milton
June 30, 2013

"Thank you so much for playing at our wedding this May! You were so professional and every piece was played perfectly. Your part in our wedding was so seamless and natural; we both agreed that there was not a single thing to change. Thanks again for accommodating our request (Kiss the Rain). Helen was too emotional at the time to hear it, but it was impeccable, regardless."

Helen and Adam - Toronto
May 26, 2013

"We had a short brunch wedding and had Derek play for the entire thing. Derek was really wonderful and easy to work with. He made great suggestions for the song choices in the ceremony when we asked for ideas. We gave him a small list of songs we liked for the reception and from there he filled in the rest of the time with selections that were right on the money. I actually had friends comment on the awesome song choices. And of course he sounded great. Very talented. I wish I could have heard more of it on the day. He learned a few new songs at our request as well."

Krista and Ryan - Toronto
May 4, 2013
review from weddingwire.com

"I am so sorry that with all the activity I never got a chance to thank you in person for the great job you did. The ceremony music was absolutely lovely and we really appreciate you going above and beyond, making time to rehearse with my cousin. Again, many thanks, we received some great compliments about your playing and it really added the special touch we were looking for!"

Melissa and Dustin - Toronto
December 1, 2012

"Ryan and I just wanted to thank you for playing at our wedding. The music was absolutely beautiful and was exactly the feel we were going for."

Erin and Ryan - Toronto
November 17, 2012

"Thank you so much for the beautiful music you played at our ceremony. Our guests couldn't stop talking about how much they enjoyed the music! Your music really helped to make our wedding day so personal and perfect!"

Michelle and Matthew - Oakville
November 3, 2012

"Just wanted to say thanks again for the wonderful music you played for us on Saturday. The ceremony music was lovely, but the cocktail hour music was also a big hit!"

Sonia and Ben - Toronto
September 15, 2012

"I wanted to send a quick thank you for performing at the ceremony. Although I only heard Tesla and the recessional, I was told by others that you did a fantastic job. Thank you so much for everything. You made planning from across the country a very easy experience."

Leslie and Kyle - Caledon
September 8, 2012

"Thank you so much again, your music really made the night. Everyone was talking about it."

Scott - 50th Anniversary - Mississauga
September 1, 2012

"I want to thank you again for doing your part to make our wedding day so special. My wife Robin and I were very pleased with your services and had a lot of compliments from our guests for the music you provided during our ceremony. It was a pleasure working with you, I would highly recommend your services!"

Robin and Julio- Oakville
August 31, 2012

"Thank you so much for your wedding ceremony music! I had nothing but compliments from all of our guests about your fantastic ability!"

Wendy and Chris - Oshawa
August 25, 2012

"You did an amazing job. Thank you so much for playing for us on your special day."

Cecilia and Francis - Mississauga
June 23, 2012

"Thank you so much for your beautiful music at our wedding. It added another element to the day and we can't tell you how much we appreciate it all - from learning new songs to just generally going above and beyond. All of our guests raved about the music and agreed that you added an intimate touch to the day."

Jessica and Mike - Brooklin, ON
June 2, 2012

"You did such an AMAZING job - you made everything beautiful - and it totally completed our vision. It sounded so lovely. Thank you so much for being so accommodating and make our special day that much more special."

Jennifer and Kyle - Hamilton
May 26, 2012

"Thank you so much for making beautiful music at our wedding! I loved how each song sounded and it was perfect for our ceremony. I only wish that I could have stayed to listen to you longer. Keep playing amazing music!"

Alexandra and Chris - Maple
May 19, 2012

"Thank you for the great music! Everyone loved it! We got a lot of great comments about it being all Celtic music. You did an amazing job."

Leigh and Tony - Toronto
May 12, 2012

"Just wanted to email you to express my huge thanks for doing such a beautiful job. My new hubby said he was so nervous but when he heard your beautiful playing, it calmed him. All the guests were raving about you as well. And so sorry about my late arrival. Thanks so much for making our day magical"

Wendi and Mike - Mississauga
February 10, 2012

"We wanted to thank you so much for performing at our wedding. You played beautifully and you made our wedding all the more special. Once I heard Edelweiss I started to tear up, it meant a lot to me that you learned it especially for the day. We wish you a lovely holiday season."

Jennifer and Stefan - Toronto
December 10, 2011

"Blake and I just wanted to send you a quick note to express our thanks for being a part of our Oct. 16 wedding at Inn On The Twenty. The music you provided was beautiful. You made our wedding ceremony really special and we've received so many compliments on your behalf from all of our guests. The selections you made for our cocktail hour was perfect as well. We would gladly recommend you to anyone else getting married!!"

Faianne and Blake - Jordan
October 16, 2011

"Thank you for making our day extra special. You are incredibly talented and a pleasure to listen to."

Jennifer and Paul - Newmarket
October 15, 2011

"We wanted to thank you for being a part of our special day. Your music truly made the wedding very special. It was a perfect evening."

Stephanie and Chris - Toronto
October 14, 2011

"Thanks again for providing the music at our ceremony. We had great feedback from many who attended the service, and the Priest especially enjoyed the music. You helped make the day more memorable. Will definately refer you in the future."

Eleonore S. - Mississauga
October 9, 2011

"Thank you so much for helping set the perfect mood and tone of the most important part of our wedding day - our ceremony. It was perfect and exactly what we were looking for! We would gladly recommend you to our friends if they needed a classical guitarist."

Priscilla and Tyler - Richmond Hill
October 8, 2011

"We really, really loved your music - thank you for being so awesome, and for being a part of our special day. You made our wedding ceremony beautiful with your music. Thanks also for arriving so early that day."

Karen and Alvin - Toronto
October 1, 2011

"Your music was exactly what we wanted and made our ceremony just perfect. Thank you for doing such a great job, I would recommend you to anyone. We also received a lot of great feedback about your playing too. Thanks again!"

Nicola and Nick - Ancaster
September 24, 2011

"My husband (Andrew) and I just wanted to take this opportunity to thank you so much for providing such beautiful music for our wedding. We were blown away by your performance - it definitely made the ceremony very special and very emotional We also received rave reviews from many of our guests about your performance - they absolutely loved it!"

Rebecca and Andrew - Toronto
September 18, 2011

"Thank you for enchanting our special day with the sound of the classical guitar. It was perfect!"

Arthur and Christina - Richmond Hill
September 17, 2011

"We were delighted to share the celebration of our love and new life together with you. Thank you for making our wedding extra special with your beautiful music."

Helena and Hector - Toronto
September 17, 2011

"Thank you for performing at our wedding. The day couldn't have been better and we were glad that you were a part if it. The music sounded great (although that was the last thing on my mind at that time!). I will definitely recommend your services to anybody I know who is looking for a guitarist. Thanks again Derek!"

Laura and Steve - Beamsville
September 16, 2011

"Thank ou for providing the perfect 'soundtrack' for our special day. You were so accomodating and learned new songs for us, and we really appreciate the personalization."

Avital and Mike - Kleinburg
August 28, 2011

"I just wanted to thank you for taking the time to play at our wedding on Friday Aug 5, 2011. You were absolutely wonderful and the music was lovely. I am sorry I didn't get the opportunity to thank you personally but everyone loved the music. Thanks for making our day special."

Tatiana and Mark - Toronto
August 5, 2011

"We just wanted to thank you for the wonderful job you did at our wedding. We had lots of comments from our guests about how fantastic the music was and how it really made the ceremony and cocktail hour. It's too bad we weren't there for most of it but the parts we did hear were great. Thank you so much for being part of our day. We will certainly recommend you to family and friends!"

Sue and Jason - Niagara on the Lake
July 17, 2011

"Thank you SO much for yesterday. The music was absolutely beautiful!! ... People were saying how amazing the music was."

Jillian E. - Toronto
July 10, 2011

"Thank you so much for playing such beautiful music at our wedding ceremony on July 9th. Your music was a perfect way to compliment our marriage ceremony."

Sandi and Brett
July 9, 2011

"From our first correspondence with you, to the last song you played at our wedding, you had the upmost care and professionalism. We are blessed that you shared your talent and experience with us to create the perfect atmosphere for the most memorable day of our lives! Thank you for so generously rehearsing with our soloists as well. Your beautiful music echos in our minds every time we look at photos or remember a special moment from the ceremony. Several guests have asked for your contact information already, and we would be glad to be references for you anytime! Any couple would be lucky to have the honour of you playing for them."

Monika and Andrus - Richmond Hill
June 19, 2011

"Thank you for attending our wedding with lovely, gentle music. The sounds and tunes complimented our ceremony beautifully, and we're grateful that everything went smoothly and trouble-free. It was a pleasure working with you."

Lori and Derek - Markham
June 4, 2011

"Thank you so much for being a part of our wedding ceremony on May 14th at the Liberty Grand! You play the guitar beautifully, and we were very impressed with your interpretation of our song requests! It was truly a pleasure working with you."

Jessica and Michael - Toronto
May 14, 2011

"Thank you so much for providing our ceremony and cocktail music for our wedding. Everyone loved it and it helped make our day even more special."

Diana and Jon - Burlington
April 29, 2011

"Perfect....is the word for the our great ceremony. Ilana and I would like to thank you so much for making our ceremony the most wonderful one ever. We knew the first time we listened to your songs online that we wanted to have you there playing. I do want to apologize that it all took a little longer till the ceremony finally started. We got so many great comments from our guests that this was such an amazing intimate, cozy and romantic ceremony. Thank you and I will absolutely recommend you to any future bride and grooms and other people that are looking for a great guitar player."

Ilana and Jasper - Milton
January 22, 2011

"Thank you very much for the beautiful music you gave us for our wedding ceremony and cocktail hour. We received so many compliments on your performance and you really set the tone for the evening. Thanks especially for the wonderful rendition of Fly Me to the Moon during the signing of the register. Special song played by a special and very talented man."

Theresa and Jim - Oakville
January 8, 2011

"Rob and I were so glad to have you play at our wedding day. We enjoyed your classical, spiritual and pop numbers, and received many comments about how talented you were. Thank you too for coming to the rehearsal and taking the time to make everything perfect! We couldn't have asked for anyone better."

Larissa and Rob - Markham
December 18, 2010

"Looking at all of the pictures just brings Erik and I back to the day - our wonderful ceremony in the gallery with your amazing music filling the space...it was perfect!"

Jennifer and Erik - Toronto
November 7, 2010

"Just wanted to send you a quick note to say thanks for everything on Friday night. Your performance was great and I received a number of compliments on it. Thanks again for contributing to a wonderful evening. If you ever require a reference, please feel free to pass along my name."

Chris and Ashley - Toronto
November 5, 2010

"Thank you for making a part of our daughter's wedding 'lovely'!. The music at the ceremony was beautiful!"

Angie - London, Ont.
October 30, 2010

"We did not meet Derek until the day of the wedding - but we corresponded before the wedding, set our play list (all Beatles songs) and all was good. He showed up on time, set up and the music for the ceremony was great. He also played for thirty minutes before the wedding and for some time afterwards as the guests transitioned to the cocktail hour. I would highly recommend Derek."

Heather and Jason - Toronto
October 9, 2010
review from Frugal Bride

"Thank you so much for making the drive and doing a wonderful job at our wedding. We heard from our guests that you played beautifully. We appreciate your talent and time."

Colleen and Trevor - Gravenhurst
September 24, 2010

"I just wanted to take a minute to thank you for your performance at our wedding ceremony. It was such a wonderful day and your music really put it all together for us. I only heard great things about you from all our guests. I didn't expect to be so late for my own wedding so I was really happy that you were there to keep our guests entertained! If any of my friends get married I'll be recommending you for their ceremony!"

Melanie and Nick - Toronto
September 5, 2010

"We just wanted to thank you for playing at our wedding. It was the perfect touch to our Balls Falls wedding! We are still getting comments on how well the guitar sounded in the chapel. We will definitely be recommending you to all our friends and family. Thanks for making our ceremony even more special."

Jason and Jessica - Niagara
September 4, 2010

"I just wanted to send you an email and thank you so much for the music at the wedding. I don't think either of us had a chance to see you before you headed out because of the picture session, but I have to say you did FANTASTIC!!!

We loved the music, and the guests loved the music! We heard from everybody all night how nice the guitar sounded and how great the songs were. I had so many buddies come up and say, 'wow, it took us a while to figure them out, but we heard that metallica in there!! He really made those songs sound awesome!!!!' So thanks a lot for doing those two song requests, I loved them!!!!

Anyways, thanks again, and if you don't mind, I'll be passing your name on to anybody in search of a guitarist for their events."

Laura and Chad - Ancaster
July 3, 2010

"We just came back from our honeymoon. I just want to say thank you for playing at our wedding. You sounded really wonderful that day and we had a lot of good feedback. I am glad that we were able to find you."

Jade and Ryan - Markham
June 27, 2010

"Thank you so much for playing at our wedding. I watched some of the video yesterday and you were fantastic sounding. I spoke to a lot of people who really enjoyed listening to you and thought having a classical guitarist was a really nice touch."

Tanya and Richard - Toronto
June 12, 2010

"Thank you so much for playing at our wedding. I'm sorry I didn't get to say hello but I was a little over-excited! The music was lovely though and added to our perfect day beautifully. Thank you also for being so flexible as we don't live in Canada. We appreciate it greatly"

Michaela and Chris - Washington, DC
May 30, 2010

"Thank you so much for playing at our wedding. Your music was so enjoyable and a special part of our day. As a vendor, you were professional, always on time, and a pleasure to work with. I'm sure you don't need references as you can sell yourself, but if you do, just let us know."

Teresa and Robb - Nestleton
May 29, 2010

"You did an amazing job on the music! Many guests commented in how fitting the classical guitar was for our intimate ceremony, and I just loved it. You are extremely talented, and have been so great to work with. Thank you so much."

Laura and Keith - Toronto
May 1, 2010

 

Derek performing during cocktails at Vineland Estates Winery

 

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