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John Paul DeCesare is a professional guitarist and singer with over 20 years of experience providing an elegant and personal touch for weddings in any setting. He specializes in arranging requested songs into a wedding style sound, offering an intimate and unique experience, giving you the perfect accent for your wedding day.

Services Offered

Some of John Paul's guitar services:

  • Prelude music before the ceremony
  • Ceremony Music
  • Cocktail hour music
  • Reception music
  • Optional vocals
  • Lapel or wireless mic and sound system for officiant and bride/groom.

John Paul also enjoys playing a wide variety of styles from Classical, Jazz, and Brazilian to the Beatles, Van Morrrison, Ed Sheeran, and more. He enjoys working with clients to learn new requests to give a classic twist on your favorite songs.

Areas Serviced

In addition to the Baltimore area, John Paul services couples in Washington DC, Northern VA, West Virginia, South-Central PA, Baltimore, Annapolis MD, Frederick MD, York PA, Gettysburg PA, and Harrisburg PA.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the starting price for wedding ceremony music?


What is the price of your most popular wedding package?


Which of the following are included in the price of your most popular wedding package?

Ceremony Music
Cocktail Hour Music
Learn New Songs
Sound/PA System

What ceremony music arrangements can you provide?

Instrumental - Solo
Soloist / Vocalist

How many musicians are in your band(s)?

1 - 3

What instruments does your group play?


What services do you provide?

Ceremony Music
Cocktail Hour Music
Learn New Songs
Music During Breaks
Reception Music
Rehearsal Dinner Music
Sample Performances
Sound/PA System
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Yotam C. Married on 09/03/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Perfect classical guitar for a wedding

We hired John for our wedding and we could not be more pleased. He was friendly, easy to work with, professional, and his playing sounds amazing! He took the time to write a custom arrangement of a song that we requested for our ceremony, which we absolutely loved. He was exactly what we wanted, and at a good value. Would strongly recommend.
Beth R. Married on 05/07/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Thoroughly professional and reliable

We were very grateful to John for his beautiful guitar playing at our wedding. More than that, we had a bit of a disaster before the ceremony even began and John had to suddenly and unexpectedly move to a different part of our large outdoor venue. John had to change all the written and oral directions I had given him regarding where to set up before the ceremony; when I emerged from the bridal dressing room--there he was--completely set up in the new location and playing for guests entering the venue. John also brought and set up his own sound equipment to amplify his guitar upon our request for a minimal extra cost. Most importantly, he was willing to accompany our niece who was singing an Israeli song that John had to learn on guitar. He did a beautiful accompaniment.
He arrived looking very professional in his dress and manner. Simply put, John was a gem of a find and we are so grateful and glad we hired him. He seemed to be a very kind and genial person as well as a fine guitarist.
Brittany M. Married on 05/06/2023
5 out of 5 rating

My Best Vendor, easily.

John was so easy to work with and was my easiest vendor to book, communicate with, provided an impactful service with a great price. He arrived early, played songs beautifully, picked up that there was a gap in the ceremony and started playing light music, and was overall my bridesmaids absolute favorite vendor hands down. None of them could stop talking about John the next day. The music was the perfect romantic touch.

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