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.
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.
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:
148 Reviews for Jim Perona
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Olivia Egan · Getting married on 05/06/2021
Jim Perona Wedding Guitarist-amazing!!!!!!!!!!
I would recommend Jim to anyone and everyone! He is so talented and so easy to work with. He will customize songs for you and learn new ones that are requested! He is so passionate about music and his job and you can see that in the first few moments of meeting him! He makes everything easy and is very flexible. If you just want to communicate over the phone or email he will do that as well which was great for us because we were so busy! He will get back to you right away and genuinely loves working with people and providing such a great service for one of the most important days!Sent on 10/08/2019
Martha Kidd · Getting married on 02/05/2021
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!Sent on 10/12/2019
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!
Emily Kleist · Getting married on 12/08/2020
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