Jim Perona

615 S Hazelton Ave, Wheaton, IL 60189 Map · Phone number
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About Jim Perona

Jim Perona is a versatile Wheaton, Illinois-based guitarist with an impressive and varied resume. Passionate, professional and reliable, this talented musician has made a full-time career of performing at weddings, corporate parties, restaurants and private events. From Bach to the Beatles, Jim can arrange virtually any song for your upcoming wedding event.

Experience
Born into a musical family, Jim Perona began taking guitar lessons at age 11. In 2008, he graduated from Northern Illinois University with a bachelor’s degree in classical guitar performance, studying under guitar expert Fareed Haque and receiving the 2009 Best World Guitarist award from Guitar Player Magazine. He received his classical guitar performance master’s degree in 2010 from the New England Conservatory. He has since performed at over 300 weddings, earning the "Couple's Choice Award" on WeddingWire every year since 2013.


Services Offered
Jim Perona provides solo instrumental guitar musical entertainment for weddings and other special events at an affordable rate. His repertoire spans over 500 years of music, including more recent pop hits. As a solo guitarist, his music is guaranteed to be portable and the right volume for your guests to enjoy. Event services offered include the following:

  • Ceremony and reception music
  • Prelude (pre-ceremony) music
  • Cocktail hour music
  • Instrumentals
  • Musical interludes
  • Rehearsal dinner
  • Vocals
  • Sound/PA system for Ceremony.
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148 Reviews for Jim Perona

Recommended by 100% of couples


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  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Average response time 5.0

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    Martha Kidd · Getting married on 02/05/2021

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    Best Decision We Made!

    It was an absolute pleasure to have Jim perform at our wedding - his performance really was everything we could have asked for. We felt very lucky to have someone so talented who could provide a classical and spanish classical flavor for our ceremony, but who also has an incredible array of pop/folk/rock songs for which he’s compiled some truly phenomenal arrangements and which he played at our cocktail hour (seriously, go check out his Youtube channel). Our guests, especially the musicians among them, repeatedly told us how impressed they were throughout the evening. We were too!

    Moreover, Jim is a consummate pro, and was terrific to work with. It’s clear he is genuinely excited about his work and from our first conversation, it was clear he was dedicated to creating a unique soundtrack for our day. We could not more highly recommend him and would work with him again in an instant. Many thanks, Jim!

    Sent on 10/12/2019
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    Emily Kleist · Getting married on 12/08/2020

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    Thoughtful and talented!

    Jim is a true pro. He was helpful and positive throughout planning and song selection, always responsive, and just great overall. Not to mention the music is beautiful.

    Sent on 10/08/2019

Awards

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WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2018 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2017 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2016 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2015 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2014 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2013 Winner

Jim Perona FAQ

  • What is the starting price for wedding ceremony music?
    $ 400.00
  • What is the price of your most popular wedding package?
    $ 600.00
  • Which of the following are included in the price of your most popular wedding package?
    Ceremony Music
    Cocktail Hour Music
    Learn New Songs
    Music During Breaks
    Sample Music
    Sound/PA System
    Travel Expenses
  • What ceremony music arrangements can you provide?
    Instrumental - Solo
  • How many musicians are in your band(s)?
    1 - 3
  • What instruments does your group play?
    Guitar
  • What services do you provide?
    Ceremony Music
    Cocktail Hour Music
    Learn New Songs
    Liability Insurance
    Music During Breaks
    Reception Music
    Rehearsal Dinner Music
    Sample Performances
    Sound/PA System
    Vocals

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    630-517-5938 (Phone number)