James Teal is a solo wedding violinist that is based out of New York City. After James obtained a Bachelor of Music degree at Stetson University, he moved to the city to pursue his professional music career. With solos, orchestra, and band performances under his belt, he aspires to share his skills and talents with couples celebrating their special day. James specializes in romantic arrangements and performs with an intention to spread his profound love for music with others.
James welcomes custom requests and opportunities to work with other musicians. He performs at rehearsal dinners, ceremonies, and cocktail hours, playing both timeless favorites and modern love songs. With advance request, James can organize additional instrumental accompaniments. Some of James Teal's specialties and wedding services include:
29 Reviews for James Teal Violin
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Amanda · Married on 09/19/2020
Absolutely INCREDIBLE musician!
James was a truly amazing part of our wedding day!! Originally we planned for James to play at the ceremony of our big wedding but when covid cancelled our plans, we opted for a micro-wedding and were lucky enough for James to play the ceremony, cocktail hour and dinner. James is an expert at his craft and the music was not only beautiful, but also perfectly timed to enhance our special moments. He was very communicative throughout the planning and re-planning processes and even learned a song that we loved to play for the recessional. We really can not imagine our day without James (and our guests continue to sing his praises!)Sent on 09/22/2020
Elizabeth · Married on 09/19/2020
James is beyond a Violinist
James exceeded our expectations, we had a complicated mix of songs. James took our requests and executed them to perfection. Unfortunately, we didn't hear him play as much as we would like (Taking pictures and entertaining guest). But everyone raved about his professionalism. The best part about James is his versatility, he can play Taylor Swift and Beethoven. If you're considering a Musician, look no further.Sent on 10/04/2020
Cynthia C. · Married on 08/29/2020
James Teal Violinist
If you are looking for a talented, passionate and professional violinist to play at your upcoming wedding ceremony or wedding reception then look no further. James played at our wedding ceremony and dinner reception this past weekend and he exceeded our expectations. Our wedding celebration was so enriched by the beautiful music that accompanied all of the beautiful moments we experienced.Sent on 09/05/2020
James was a true pleasure to work with. He was very organized and provided us with a list of songs that he recommended for the ceremony and dinner. There was a large range of songs on the list from the classics the pop modern radio hits. In addition to the range of songs provided, James was open to my special requests for Italian classics and was open to play anything he could find the music for. He is very easy to talk to and he was prompt with his responses, which is a great help in the planning process.
James played for seven hours straight barely stopping to take a break. He is so dedicated to providing the best musical experience for couples and their guests. Our wedding was so much more elegant and romantic because of James and his performance. Furthermore, James is very good with timing songs to fit and highlight specific moments. For example for the procession at my ceremony he suggested the classic Canon in D. During my cake cutting he played Justin Bieber’s “Yummy” and throughout the dinner reception he played a variety of classic songs to everyday hits. He is such a lovely addition to any special event! Above all James is a sweet person and is super personable!
I highly recommend James and I am looking forward to having him play at my next special event!