A Collective of Chicago Musicians

How We Came to Be

Hannah & Leyla are the original founders of Chicago Street Strings, or "ChiSS" [Shy / S / S] for short, having created the idea while busking on the streets of Chicago during the summer of 2012. Since then, ChiSS has evolved into a group of music professionals that are passionate & dedicated to consistently providing outstanding musicianship & exceptional performances for all kinds of events at reasonable & competitive rates.


Our roster of musicians & composers are professionally trained & able to provide our clients with a wide array of instrumentation - violin, viola, cello, piano, guitar & more! All having large repertoire lists & are well versed in many different genres - classical, popular, folk, oldies, Irish, traditional wedding music, jazz, the list goes on and on. 


We are available as soloists, as a duo, trio, quartet or can alter instrumentation to suit your desires. Each musician possesses talent, professionalism, specific attention to detail & a commitment to ensuring each & every client’s complete satisfaction.


From Bach to the Beatles; Aerosmith to Ashokan Farewell. We will cater to your specific needs to ensure we give you the unique occasion that you deserve.



Occasions ChiSS provides music for:

Wedding/Cocktail Hour


Private Party/Special Event

Corporate Event/Party

Holiday Party

Band Gig

Art Gallery Showing

Store Opening

Baby Shower

Recording Session



Original Composition

The Soundtrack to your Life

…anything else you can think of!



To inquire about rates & packages, availability or other event details, e-mail us at


Or fill out our Contact Form and we'll get right back to you.


Thanks for your interest!

Meet Our Talented Musicians!