About Music By Heidi


What To Expect

I started Music By Heidi with a certain vision in mind. After several years of playing for events as a part of student groups and temporary ensembles, the impression I had of many events and wedding ceremonies was that they were filled with lots of scurrying around and people being unsure of what was going to happen, especially with the music! I wanted my own business to provide something different and much needed: A relaxed, worry-free experience for my clients and the peace of mind knowing that their event musicians are 100% prepared, professional, and reliable.

What can you expect from Music By Heidi? From our very first communication, I want you to feel completely at ease. I will do everything I can to help you realize the musical vision you have for your event, whether that vision includes a solo violinist performing at sunset on the beach, an elegant duo accompanying a formal wedding ceremony, or a string quartet playing tangos during cocktails.

As the lead violinist and owner of Music By Heidi, you can expect easy and immediate communication with me as we plan your event music. I’ll be with you all the way to the final realization of your event, when I perform as your violin soloist or with one of my groups. When working with Music By Heidi, you can count on flawless musical performances, professional communication, and stress-free collaboration with our artists.

I look forward to hearing from you!
Heidi Thomas, Owner & Lead Violinist

Music Services


We are pleased to offer a range of music ensembles for every size event and budget:

  • Solo Violin
  • Violin Duo
  • Violin & Cello Duo
  • String Trio
  • String Quartet

Other instrumentation may be possible- please ask!



Wedding Ceremony Package:

20 minutes of pre-ceremony music, 2-3 songs for processional music, optional music during the ceremony (such as for communion or a candle lighting ceremony), and 1-2 songs for exit music.

A La Carte:
Hourly rates are available for background music during a cocktail hour, reception, or other special occasions.


Other services

Custom music arrangements, amplification, and other services are available by request. We also hold a liability insurance policy which many high-end venues require of vendors. Please contact us for more information.


Heidi Thomas is a professional violinist residing in San Diego County. With a degree from Biola University in Violin Performance and many years of experience as a performing musician, Heidi brings excellence and artistry to weddings and events in the San Diego area. Heidi Thomas is the lead violinist and owner of the musical entertainment company, Music by Heidi. She currently performs with the La Jolla Symphony, the San Diego String Quartet, and other local music ensembles in the San Diego area.

Founded in 2010, Music by Heidi has provided the lovely sound of violin and other strings for dozens of weddings in San Diego County. Music by Heidi is a collaboration of top quality musicians in San Diego. Our ensembles are pre-formed: we rehearse and perform together regularly. We don't "pick up" musicians just for a gig, unlike other wedding ensembles. No matter what ensemble you choose, you can be sure that our musicians are proven, prepared, and professional.

If you are searching for a string quartet, violin & cello duo, or other music ensemble, Heidi Thomas will assist you in crafting a tasteful musical atmosphere for your event. From beach weddings to elegant affairs at the Prado in Balboa Park, our music will reflect and enhance your personal vision. You can count on flawless musical performances, professional communication, and stress-free collaboration with our artists!

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Recent Appearances

Parks & Beaches:

Alcazar Gardens, Balboa Park
Breakers Beach at NAS North Island
Cabrillo Lighthouse National Monument
Calumet Park, La Jolla
Casa Del Rey Moro Garden, Balboa Park
Centennial Park, Coronado
Coronado Beach
Coronado Community Center
Heritage Park, Old Town
J Street Marina, Chula Vista
Mount Helix
Old Poway Park
Pelican Point, Carlsbad State Beach
Presidio Park
Powerhouse Park, Del Mar
Rancho Guajome Adobe, Vista
Ruocco Park, San Diego
South Mission Beach
Sunset Cliffs, Point Loma
Tamarack State Beach, Carlsbad
Torrey Pines State Park
The Wedding Bowl, La Jolla
Water Conservation Gardens, Cuyamaca College

Hotels, Resorts & Country Clubs:

Admiral Kidd Club, Point Loma
Bali Hai Restaurant
Carmel Mountain Ranch Country Club
Circle Oak Ranch, Fallbrook
The Crosby at Rancho Santa Fe Golf Course
The Cuvier Club, La Jolla
Downtown Central Library, San Diego
Estancia Hotel & Spa, La Jolla
Escondido Performing Arts Center
Fairbanks Ranch Country Club
Grande Colonial Hotel, La Jolla
The Grand Del Mar
The Hacienda, Santa Ana
Hall of Champions, Balboa Park
Handlery Hotel, San Diego
Hilton, Torrey Pines
Hilton, San Diego Bayfront
Hotel Del Coronado
Humphrey's By the Bay, Shelter Island
Hyatt Regency Spa and Marina, Mission Bay
The Inn At Rancho Santa Fe
La Costa Inn, Carlsbad
Lake Oak Meadows, Temecula
La Valencia Hotel, La Jolla
The Lodge at Torrey Pines
Maderas Golf Club, Poway
Marina Village Conference Center
Marriott Marquis & Marina, San Diego
Martin Johnson House, La Jolla
Melrose Ranch, Fallbrook
Milagro Farms Winery, Ramona
Mount Woodson Castle, Ramona
Oceanview at Ballast Point, Point Loma
Pacific Views South Mesa Club, Camp Pendleton
Point Loma Women's Club
The Prado's Titanic Centennial First Class Dinner
San Diego Museum of Art, Balboa Park
San Diego Rowing Club
Santaluz Country Club
Scripps Seaside Forum, La Jolla
Sheraton Inn, Carlsbad
The Summit House, Fullerton
The Thursday Club

Sacred Spaces:

College Avenue Baptist Church
Founder's Chapel at USD
The Immaculata at USD
Immaculate Conception Catholic Church
Junipero Serra Museum Chapel, Presidio Park
New Life Presbyterian Church
NTC North Chapel, Point Loma
Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church
Saint Francis Chapel, Balboa Park
Saint Gabriel Catholic Church, Poway
Saint Mary Star of the Sea, Oceanside
Saint Paul's Episcopal Church, San Diego
St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, Chula Vista
San Diego Christian Reformed Church