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Karlyn Music

Omaha, NE View map
2021 Couples' Choice Awards Winner

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2021 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
$600 Most Popular Price

Unlike most musicians in the wedding industry, Karly's musical education and background are in jazz and contemporary music as opposed to classical music. As a pianist and vocalist, she specializes in creating unique arrangements of both pop and traditional songs, and even creates "mash-ups" when clients want something unique. Her mash-up of "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring" (by Bach) and "Can't Help Falling in Love" (by Elvis) is a client favorite!

Karly studied at Boston's famed Berklee College of Music (John Mayer went there, too!) and plays with Mannheim Steamroller during the holiday season. Her experience in the music industry as a performer, songwriter, and studio musician give her a unique skillset for weddings: she is acutely aware of how music plays a larger role in setting the tone for guests as they arrive for a ceremony, and she can intuitively segue music from song to song with ease and elegance, avoiding akward silences at all costs. Additionally, as a vendor with 15+ years in the wedding industry who "attends" 50+ wedding ceremonies every year, Karly offers her clients insights beyond the musical realm. She enjoys sharing ideas and tips with clients during their song selection meetings. For many clients, these meetings are where the vision for their ceremony starts to feel real.


Services Offered:


WEDDING CEREMONY MUSIC (Live and Recorded)

Karly can perform as a soloist (piano, or piano + voice), and she can hire additional players as well, including:

- String players (violin, cello, a string trio or string quartet)

- Additional Vocalists (such as a male vocalist to join her if you want a duet)

- Trumpet players

- Bagpipers

- Guitarists... and more!

Karly also creates recordings for couples to use when live music isn't feasible. Search for Karlyn Music on Instagram, YouTube, and Sound Cloud to hear samples. Contact Karly to request a custom recording for your wedding. Karly@KarlynMusic.com

COCKTAIL HOUR & DINNER MUSIC

Karly can perform as a soloist (piano, or piano and singing), or with her band. She provides an ecclectic mix of pop songs and jazz standards. Customize the size of the band to fit your budget. (3-4 players is the most popular option.)

SPOTLIGHT DANCE

Make your First Dance truly memorable by hiring Karly to perform your Spotlight Dance(s) LIVE! This is a great option when clients want their special songs played at a slower or faster tempo than the recording, or when lyrics need to be changed to fit the occasion.

CUSTOM RECORDINGS

For clients who are incorporating recorded music into their special day, this is a great option to consider. Karly can take your favorite pop song and record it as a solo piano piece, or add some strings. The options are endless. When these types of recordings are created for processional music, Karly can create special versions that are shorter in length, or played in a way that feels more wedding appropriate (slower or more dramatic, etc)

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the starting price for wedding ceremony music?

$300

What is the price of your most popular wedding package?

$600

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

Ceremony Music
Cocktail Hour Music
Learn New Songs
Microphones
Music During Breaks
Reception Music
Rehearsal Dinner Music
Sample Music
Sound/PA System

What ceremony music arrangements can you provide?

Acapella
Choir
Brass - Quintet
Instrumental - Solo
Instrumental - Duo
Instrumental - Trio
String - Trio
String - Quartet
String - Quintet
Soloist / Vocalist

How many musicians are in your band(s)?

1 - 3
4 - 6
7+

What instruments does your group play?

Bagpipes
Cello
Clarinet
Drums
Flute
Guitar
Harp
Oboe
Organ
Piano
Trumpet
Saxophone
Viola
Violin
Winds

What services do you provide?

Ceremony Music
Cocktail Hour Music
Instrumentals
Learn New Songs
Liability Insurance
Microphones
Music During Breaks
Reception Music
Rehearsal Dinner Music
Sample Performances
Sound/PA System
Vocals

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    Molly B. Married on 10/01/2021
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    Beautiful!

    We hired Karly for our daughter's wedding because we held an outdoor wedding (due to Covid) and were unable to have the traditional music in the church. We met with Karly several times prior to the wedding to perfect the timeline and music choices. Karly played the keyboard and brought along a violinist, cellist, and trumpeter. The music was wonderful and unforgettable. We would highly recommend!

    Karlyn Music's reply:

    Thank you for your nice review, Molly! I enjoyed being so involved in the planning of the ceremony and appreciated that you took so many of my tips to heart. It was a beautiful wedding!
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    Lauren H. Married on 09/04/2021
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    Karly is Magical

    Magic. Karly made the whole process so easy and fun. She helped us hand pick songs for every part of our ceremony and she was attentive to every detail. The day of our wedding she filled the air with love. I am so happy she was part of our wedding day.

    Karlyn Music's reply:

    Take me back to that very special day, Lauren :) You planned the most beautiful celebration. I am honored to have been there. XO
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    Kelly D. Married on 06/12/2021
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    Beautiful Musician!

    Karlyn music coordinated all of the music for our wedding ceremony this past summer. I have heard her play at many weddings I have attended in the past so it was an easy decision to have her play ours. We were so happy with the entire process. She is so talented in so many ways, from her communication skills to her beautiful voice! I cant imagine having anyone else coordinate all of the music for our special day. She is truly an amazing musician.

    Karlyn Music's reply:

    Your wedding will always hold a special place in my heart, Kelly :). Thanks for having me, and for your nice review! XO

Awards

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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2021 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2017 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2016 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2014 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2013 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2012 Winner

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Karly Jurgensen
Karly Jurgensen
Lead Musician

Hi, I'm Karly! I play the piano and sing, and love providing music for weddings. Just like couples who want something different, I like to PLAY something different... so I'm constantly creating new arrangements and "mash-ups," to keep things new and fresh for my ears and for wedding guests, too.

A "mash-up" is 2 or more songs put together to make one unique song. A few of the mash-ups I've created include:

* Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring (by Bach) + Can't Help Falling in Love (by Elvis)

* What a Wonderful World (Louis Armstrong) + Canon in D (Pachelbel)

* Love Song (The Cure) + Canon in D (Pachelbel)

* Rather Be (Clean Bandid) + Trumpet Tune (Clarke)

* Love Story (Taylor Swift) + Viva La Vida (Coldplay)

*Sky Full of Stars (Coldplay) + Something Just Like This (Coldplay)

You can hear recordings of some of these on my Sound Cloud Page (www.Soundcloud.com/KarlynMusic), and more recordings are on the way!

Professional Network & Endorsements

5 Endorsements
Mahr String Quartet Mahr String Quartet Wedding Musicians

We absolutely love working with Karly!!! Her voice is heavenly. Her arrangements are unique and custom. She only hires the best musicians to create a truly memorable experience for you and your guests. Enjoy a one on one consultation to go through your musical selections and walk you through the process. Whether you’re looking for something modern or traditional/Catholic, you are in the best hands when you hire Karly.

Nova String Quartet Nova String Quartet Wedding Musicians

Karlyn is a fabulous musician! We love to work with her!

Signature Ceremonies LLC Signature Ceremonies LLC Wedding Officiants

Karly is an excellent pianist and vocalist, and she understands all the ceremony cues, timing, and details that other, lesser musicians miss. She combines her experience and skill to make your day perfect. Also, her vast repertoire makes her a great addition to any cocktail hour or champagne reception. When clients ask me for referrals for musicians, she's at the top of my list.

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