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Jim Perona Guitar, Inc

Wheaton , IL
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892 Casa Solana Dr
Wheaton, IL 60189 US (map)

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630-853-9182

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*Winner of "Couple's Choice Award" on WeddingWire, "Top National Gutiarist" on Gigmasters & "Best of Weddings" on The Knot*

My name is Jim Perona and thank you for visiting my... Read more
*Winner of "Couple's Choice Award" on WeddingWire, "Top National Gutiarist" on Gigmasters & "Best of Weddings" on The Knot*

My name is Jim Perona and thank you for visiting my WeddingWire Storefront! Music is my passion, my profession, and I can't wait to share more about it with you! I've been performing at weddings, corporate parties, restaurants, private events, & much more full-time for over 4 years now & the clients have spoken - I am amongst the top-reviewed solo guitarists in the country!

What makes me stand out from the other performers is my unique ability to take any song and arrange it for solo guitar. This means that I can accommodate ALL musical requests, making your music options virtually limitless!

Additionally, my versatile performance repertoire spans over 500 years of music covering the Renaissance, Baroque, Classical and Romantic eras as well as hits from the past 60 years. From Bach to the Beatles, I play it all. Just listen for yourself as I skillfully turn any song into an instrumental guitar piece by retaining its familiar melody and harmony while gaining a charming elegance that is beautifully suited for any occasion!

Because of the versatility in my repertoire, my act is compatible with virtually every type of event. I am enthusiastically ready, willing and able to perform at any event: Weddings, cocktail hours, receptions, civil unions, rehearsal dinners, retirement home recitals, birthday parties, anniversaries, seasonal holiday parties, wine tastings, and more! Any time, any place, you name it and I will be there!

***MY MUSICAL JOURNEY***

I was born to be a musician. As the youngest of 6 kids in a very musical family, I was completely mesmerized watching my older brothers play in their bands. In fact, on the days they had a gig, I'd scramble to finish my homework so I could have the chance to see them perform. After being a mini-roadie for many years, I decided it was time to be a part of the action. I started taking guitar lessons and, at the age of 11, found my calling and developed a deep passion for guitar. In 2008, I earned a Bachelor's Degree in Classical Guitar Performance from Northern Illinois University, where I had the incredible opportunity to study with modern guitar virtuoso Fareed Haque, the 2009 award recipient of "Best World Guitarist" from Guitar Player Magazine. In 2010, I received my Master's Degree in Classical Guitar Performance from New England Conservatory, where I had the amazing fortune of studying with world-renowned guitarist Eliot Fisk (winner of the 1980 International Guitar Competition, founder of the Boston Guitarfest and close friend and student of classical guitar great Andres Segovia). I feel so blessed to have been mentored by some of the best in the world and truly believe they have fully educated me to become one of the most versatile, accomplished guitarists around!

***TOP 10 REASONS TO HIRE JIM PERONA***

10. VOLUME CONTROL - The volume of my music is guaranteed to be loud enough to hear and enjoy, yet soft enough to have a comfortable conversation from 10 feet away!

9. PORTABILITY - Just me and my guitar (and usually some amplification, too), which means I can move from room to room with ease!

8. AFFORDABLE - Say good-bye to cutting hefty checks split among quartets and big bands and hello to me, myself and I!

7. DEDICATED - Above and beyond service with a smile. Will do just about anything to ensure you and your loved ones have the time of your lives. The sky's the limit!

6. PASSIONATE - Plenty of heart and drive. I respectfully treat you with the upmost care and will be there for you moment-by-moment!

5. HARD WORKING - Your happiness is number one in my book and I will work around the clock in order to create a flawless performance custom-made just for you!

4. RELIABLE - You can always count on me to be prepared, show up early to events and return all correspondence in a timely manner.

3. TRUSTWORTHY - No surprises when it comes to me! I will honestly and ethically communicate with you every step of the way!

2. PROFESSIONAL - My vast experience and friendly persona will erase all the stress so commonly experienced from an event.

1. VERSATILE/UNIQUE - You deserve nothing but the best and it's my goal to give you the highest-quality service possible. I eagerly accommodate ANY and ALL musical requests and will masterfully turn it into a one-of-a-kind, unforgettable solo guitar performance of a lifetime!

Thank you so very much for visiting my profile. It is greatly appreciated. I would love to be a part of your next event, so please feel free to contact me at any time and I will be more than happy to accommodate your every need!

All the very best,
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INFO FOR CEREMONY MUSIC

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, Instrumentals, Learn New Songs, Liability Insurance, Music During Breaks, Reception Music, Rehearsal Dinner Music, Sample Performances, Sound/PA System, Vocals

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Ashley
Wedding:
3/28/2015
5.0/5.0
Jim was an amazing asset to our wedding day. Before even confirming that we were going with Jim and sending him the deposit, he worked a lot with my husband and I on demos to songs that we were envisioning. We also asked him to sing on two songs right before the ceremony. Singing is not something Jim normally does and he went above and beyond with our two unusual song choices. :) He also accompanied a vocal solo from the groom's mother, which was absolutely amazing. Jim was free and available to skype whenever we needed to chat with him or had any questions. If you are thinking of having a guitarist for your ceremony, hire Jim, you'll be so glad you did!
Jim was an amazing asset to our wedding day. Before even confirming that we were going with Jim and sending him the Read more...
Jim was an amazing asset to our wedding day. Before even confirming that we were going with Jim and sending him the deposit, he worked a lot with my husband and I on demos to songs that we were envisioning. We also asked him to sing on two songs right before the ceremony. Singing is not something Jim normally does and he went above and beyond with our two unusual song choices. :) He also accompanied a vocal solo from the groom's mother, which was absolutely amazing. Jim was free and available to skype whenever we needed to chat with him or had any questions. If you are thinking of having a guitarist for your ceremony, hire Jim, you'll be so glad you did! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
We found Jim after quite a bit of searching for a guitarist, and couldn't be happier that we found him. He played a half hour of prelude music to our wedding, as well as the entrance and recessional. He does all his own arrangements, and has a huge repertoire. We were able to select a number of songs from his list, and he even played a few new ones that we requested. He was very easy to work with, has a great attitude, his pricing is reasonable, and the final product at our wedding was incredible. We received many complements. I would recommend him to anyone.
We found Jim after quite a bit of searching for a guitarist, and couldn't be happier that we found him. He played a half Read more...
We found Jim after quite a bit of searching for a guitarist, and couldn't be happier that we found him. He played a half hour of prelude music to our wedding, as well as the entrance and recessional. He does all his own arrangements, and has a huge repertoire. We were able to select a number of songs from his list, and he even played a few new ones that we requested. He was very easy to work with, has a great attitude, his pricing is reasonable, and the final product at our wedding was incredible. We received many complements. I would recommend him to anyone. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Kelly
Wedding:
11/29/2014
5.0/5.0
We hired Jim for our November 2014 wedding and we couldn’t be happier! Jim was great. Multiple people told us how much they enjoyed him and the guitar playing really set a romantic mood. One guest even booked him for their May wedding! Jim was really professional and did a wonderful job. I highly recommend him for any wedding.
We hired Jim for our November 2014 wedding and we couldn’t be happier! Jim was great. Multiple people told us how much Read more...
We hired Jim for our November 2014 wedding and we couldn’t be happier! Jim was great. Multiple people told us how much they enjoyed him and the guitar playing really set a romantic mood. One guest even booked him for their May wedding! Jim was really professional and did a wonderful job. I highly recommend him for any wedding. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Nicole
Wedding:
11/28/2014
5.0/5.0
As a bride, I dealt with a lot of vendors for my wedding. Working with Jim Perona was a breath of fresh air I needed. He answered all questions promptly...he was very good at listening to what I wanted and providing suggestions...he was VERY professional.
I got a LOT of compliments from my guests over the course of the reception about Jim. He played beautifully and I actually started to cry as he played my song to walk down the aisle. (I do NOT cry...)
If you are looking for someone to add a unique and personalized touch to your ceremony or cocktail hour, Jim Perona is the man to do the job.
I could not thank him enough for being one vendor I KNEW I could count on.
As a bride, I dealt with a lot of vendors for my wedding. Working with Jim Perona was a breath of fresh air I needed. He Read more...
As a bride, I dealt with a lot of vendors for my wedding. Working with Jim Perona was a breath of fresh air I needed. He answered all questions promptly...he was very good at listening to what I wanted and providing suggestions...he was VERY professional.
I got a LOT of compliments from my guests over the course of the reception about Jim. He played beautifully and I actually started to cry as he played my song to walk down the aisle. (I do NOT cry...)
If you are looking for someone to add a unique and personalized touch to your ceremony or cocktail hour, Jim Perona is the man to do the job.
I could not thank him enough for being one vendor I KNEW I could count on. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Sarah
Wedding:
10/18/2014
5.0/5.0
Jim played my wedding ceremony in October. He was very professional via email and always responded promptly. He sent me his repertoire list and it was broken down into easy to follow categories. He even offered to learn a new song if it wasn't listed. We went the traditional route with the ceremony songs, but chose more up to date songs from his list for him to play while our guests were being seated. Before the ceremony my dad heard Jim practicing and thought it was the radio! He was very impressed. While the bridal party was lining up I heard him playing 1000 years by Christina Perry and it was beautiful! I definitely never thought to play that song on the guitar, but wow it was great. The ceremony went off without a hitch. The music was great. I definitely recommend Jim for a ceremony musician. He's patient and very helpful which is what all brides need during such a stressful time! I recommend checking out his you tube videos. He has a ton of songs so you can really get the feel of how your songs will sound on the guitar. Thank you Jim!
Jim played my wedding ceremony in October. He was very professional via email and always responded promptly. He sent me Read more...
Jim played my wedding ceremony in October. He was very professional via email and always responded promptly. He sent me his repertoire list and it was broken down into easy to follow categories. He even offered to learn a new song if it wasn't listed. We went the traditional route with the ceremony songs, but chose more up to date songs from his list for him to play while our guests were being seated. Before the ceremony my dad heard Jim practicing and thought it was the radio! He was very impressed. While the bridal party was lining up I heard him playing 1000 years by Christina Perry and it was beautiful! I definitely never thought to play that song on the guitar, but wow it was great. The ceremony went off without a hitch. The music was great. I definitely recommend Jim for a ceremony musician. He's patient and very helpful which is what all brides need during such a stressful time! I recommend checking out his you tube videos. He has a ton of songs so you can really get the feel of how your songs will sound on the guitar. Thank you Jim! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Nicole
Wedding:
10/4/2014
5.0/5.0
Jim was fantastic! Couldn't have had anything better, he was very easy to communicate with and very friendly. I have nothing bad to say! Everyone loved him and said it sounded beautiful. We had a barn wedding and unfortunately the outdoor ceremony did not happen because it rained, hailed and then came sleet. Jim was accommodating and quickly adjusted and we had nothing but compliments! Wonderful, thank you so much for taking part in our wedding.
- Nicole & Matt
Jim was fantastic! Couldn't have had anything better, he was very easy to communicate with and very friendly. I have Read more...
Jim was fantastic! Couldn't have had anything better, he was very easy to communicate with and very friendly. I have nothing bad to say! Everyone loved him and said it sounded beautiful. We had a barn wedding and unfortunately the outdoor ceremony did not happen because it rained, hailed and then came sleet. Jim was accommodating and quickly adjusted and we had nothing but compliments! Wonderful, thank you so much for taking part in our wedding.
- Nicole & Matt Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Mardee
Wedding:
10/3/2014
5.0/5.0
I found Jim through various searches and believe me he does not disappoint! My wedding was in October and I had hired Jim in mid-August. He was amazing to work with and very accommodating (especially since I was an out of state bride 2 time zones away!). He was very prompt to answer any questions that I had and was full of great suggestions on how to coordinate the ceremony music. We received nothing but compliments on how beautiful the music was. He even learned a new song, as we had a "special request" for our recessional. I would most definitely recommend to any bride (or groom!) looking for a high quality guitarist. Jim's professionalism cannot be beat! Enjoy!
I found Jim through various searches and believe me he does not disappoint! My wedding was in October and I had hired Jim Read more...
I found Jim through various searches and believe me he does not disappoint! My wedding was in October and I had hired Jim in mid-August. He was amazing to work with and very accommodating (especially since I was an out of state bride 2 time zones away!). He was very prompt to answer any questions that I had and was full of great suggestions on how to coordinate the ceremony music. We received nothing but compliments on how beautiful the music was. He even learned a new song, as we had a "special request" for our recessional. I would most definitely recommend to any bride (or groom!) looking for a high quality guitarist. Jim's professionalism cannot be beat! Enjoy! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Lauren
Wedding:
9/13/2014
5.0/5.0
Right from the beginning, Jim was SO easy to work with. I didn't have to worry about a thing! He was very responsive and said yes to everything! Hands down, the best addition to our ceremony and cocktail hour. He was so awesome and one of my favorite parts of the entire day! Everyone was raving about the guitar player! I am so happy with our decision to hire Jim. He played one song from his repertoire (Get by with a Little Help from My Friends - The Beatles) for the bridesmaid processional, which was amazing. And he also played 2 special requests for the bridal processional and recessional, which were perfect! He also played while the guests were taking their seats and during the cocktail hour which really added something special to the atmosphere. If you're thinking about live music for your ceremony, DO IT! And while you're at it, hire Jim Perona!
Right from the beginning, Jim was SO easy to work with. I didn't have to worry about a thing! He was very responsive and Read more...
Right from the beginning, Jim was SO easy to work with. I didn't have to worry about a thing! He was very responsive and said yes to everything! Hands down, the best addition to our ceremony and cocktail hour. He was so awesome and one of my favorite parts of the entire day! Everyone was raving about the guitar player! I am so happy with our decision to hire Jim. He played one song from his repertoire (Get by with a Little Help from My Friends - The Beatles) for the bridesmaid processional, which was amazing. And he also played 2 special requests for the bridal processional and recessional, which were perfect! He also played while the guests were taking their seats and during the cocktail hour which really added something special to the atmosphere. If you're thinking about live music for your ceremony, DO IT! And while you're at it, hire Jim Perona! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Maureen
Wedding:
9/12/2014
5.0/5.0
Jim was our solo guitarist at my son's wedding on 9.12.14
He did a great job. He is very personable, easy to work with, I couldn't be
happier. He helped the newlyweds pick out the perfect songs to play as well
as giving them a long list to ensure they had many different choices.
Thank you Jim for the great service! I highly recommend his services.
Jim was our solo guitarist at my son's wedding on 9.12.14
He did a great job. He is very personable, easy to work Read more...
Jim was our solo guitarist at my son's wedding on 9.12.14
He did a great job. He is very personable, easy to work with, I couldn't be
happier. He helped the newlyweds pick out the perfect songs to play as well
as giving them a long list to ensure they had many different choices.
Thank you Jim for the great service! I highly recommend his services. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Jim did a wonderful job providing such a beautiful atmosphere for my sister's wedding. Everyone couldn't stop commenting on how well he played and how he used just the right mix of songs to keep everyone entertained. The pre-wedding communication was great! He was always quick to answer any questions I had and helped us through the process of song selection for the ceremony itself. Jim is courteous & professional...You will not be disappointed!
Jim did a wonderful job providing such a beautiful atmosphere for my sister's wedding. Everyone couldn't stop commenting Read more...
Jim did a wonderful job providing such a beautiful atmosphere for my sister's wedding. Everyone couldn't stop commenting on how well he played and how he used just the right mix of songs to keep everyone entertained. The pre-wedding communication was great! He was always quick to answer any questions I had and helped us through the process of song selection for the ceremony itself. Jim is courteous & professional...You will not be disappointed! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music

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