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    We are String Theory, an instrumental guitar duo of very accomplished musicians that feature a unique collection of Classical, Jazz, Latin, pop, and original compositions, using classical guitars, guitar synthesizer, and percussion. String Theory has performed together for 20 years at weddings, restaurants, coffee houses, private / corporate events, etc. Their passion for music is evident in their performances.

     Steve Pappas holds a Classical Guitar degree from Youngstown State Universities’ Dana School of Music. He is a music educator and private teacher. Steve is a published guitar composer and arranger. His CD “Refuge” has had worldwide sales. Specializing in Classical and Spanish guitar, some of String Theory’s repertoire includes Steve’s own original compositions.

     Tony Valenzisi is a multi instrumentalist and private percussion and guitar teacher with over 20 years teaching experience. Specializing in Jazz, improvisation, and percussion.

     The Trio:
In addition to the duo of Tony and Steve, we have a trio format available. With the addition of Lori Valenzisi on vocals and flute, she adds an element that we simply cannot achieve on our own. People really like us, but they LOVE Lori, if you ever see her perform, you will know why.

     The Quintet:
When you add an excellent drummer and bass player to the trio, then the sparks really start to fly. With a thoughtful mix of Jazz Standards, Brazilian / Latin, Pop and World music both instrumental and vocal, the quintet offers something for everyone.