J&K Strings is a violin/cello duo serving the NEPA area. We started playing together over 10 years ago - ever since we were budding string players in middle school. Now, as professionals, we've taken on playing weddings and other special events. We are versatile musicians who enjoy leaving the "classical comfort zone" and playing different styles of music. Of course, we're available for hire as a duet, but we're also available for hire individually as solo players if that's what you are looking for.
Katie Berry, violin
Katie earned her Bachelor's Degree in Music Education from Marywood University in 2012. Since then, she has been a very active music instructor and performer. Katies is currently employed as a Music Educator in the North Pocono School District, teaching fourth and fifth graders about different instruments and musical styles. Katie also teaches private lessons at her home in Clarks Summit.
Johnathon Burns, cello
Johnathon graduated from Marywood University in 2011 with a Bachelor's Degree in Music Performance. He has performed with the Marywood University Orchestra, the Wyoming Seminary Civic Orchestra, and the Northern Tier Symphony Orchestra. Johnathon has also performed as a soloist and as a section player in various ensembles in the NEPA area. When not performing, Johnathon spends time teaching private lessons in his home in Moosic.
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Brent Consales · Married on 01/10/2020
Dream Come True Walk Down the Aisle
We are so lucky to have been introduced to J&K strings. We wanted live music to play before our ceremony, and wanted something beautiful, elegant and simple. We found just that with J&K strings. They took our personal request to play “I Choose You” by Sara Bareilles and “All You Need is Love” by the Beatles-which had been part of our wedding vision for a long time. We can’t believe how lucky we are that they were able to arrange such beautiful pieces. Coming down the aisle together to “I Choose You” was emotional and meaningful for us and our guests were so enamored with the effect of the cello and violin together.Sent on 12/10/2019
J&K Strings's reply:Guys, thanks so much for the kind words!! We couldn’t be happier to have been able to play for your ceremony - thanks for choosing us! We wish you both the absolute BEST! ❤️
Angela LoPiccolo · Married on 10/13/2019
AMAZING- J&k strings will make your day memorable
J&k strings worked with us leading up to our wedding to create the perfect playlist for our ceremony and cocktail hour! They are excellent musicians, and extremely easy to work with!Sent on 12/02/2019
J&K Strings's reply:Angela & Mike, thanks for the fantastic review!! We really enjoyed being able to play for you, your family, and your friends. We'll always remember it!!
Deanna Badik · Married on 10/05/2019
Amazing and Classy
From the second we walked in the music playing was beautiful. They were classy, on time, sounded great and the church acoustics made it sound like Angel's playing. After the wedding we received a very thoughtful amd beautiful gift that made my wife cry and we couldn't say thank you enough. Great job Johnathon and Katie. We would recommend you to anyone!Sent on 11/23/2019
J&K Strings's reply:David & Deanna, thank you guys so much for the feedback!! We will always remember playing for your wedding, especially the church acoustics! 😄 We wish you both nothing but the best ❤️