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Jim Perona Guitar, Inc

Wheaton , IL
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LOCATION

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

PHONE

630-853-9182

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ABOUT US

*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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Ceremony Music

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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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Candice
Wedding:
10/15/2016
5.0/5.0
The music that Jim provided set the tone for our whole outdoor ceremony. He was amazing to work with, patient as we worked our way to 6 songs, sending demos, and tweaking things along the way. He provided prompt email responses, keeping his customer informed and happy. He was on time and prepared with a battery powered amp just in case we didn’t have electricity for our rustic wedding. So many of the guests thanked us for the concert in the woods! Thank you, Jim!
The music that Jim provided set the tone for our whole outdoor ceremony. He was amazing to work with, patient as we worked Read more...
The music that Jim provided set the tone for our whole outdoor ceremony. He was amazing to work with, patient as we worked our way to 6 songs, sending demos, and tweaking things along the way. He provided prompt email responses, keeping his customer informed and happy. He was on time and prepared with a battery powered amp just in case we didn’t have electricity for our rustic wedding. So many of the guests thanked us for the concert in the woods! Thank you, Jim! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
We recently had Jim Perona perform at our wedding, playing several songs prior to the ceremony and during the prelude. He also played during the cocktail hour following the ceremony and was worth every penny. We chose songs from his repertoire list, but he was also willing to learn additional songs that we wanted. He sent us demos of the songs to make sure we liked what we heard and after approval, learned the entire song. The price that Jim requested was very reasonable and for as many people complimented us on our wedding music, I would recommend him to anyone. Jim was professional, easy to work with and added a special touch to our wedding day.
We recently had Jim Perona perform at our wedding, playing several songs prior to the ceremony and during the prelude. He Read more...
We recently had Jim Perona perform at our wedding, playing several songs prior to the ceremony and during the prelude. He also played during the cocktail hour following the ceremony and was worth every penny. We chose songs from his repertoire list, but he was also willing to learn additional songs that we wanted. He sent us demos of the songs to make sure we liked what we heard and after approval, learned the entire song. The price that Jim requested was very reasonable and for as many people complimented us on our wedding music, I would recommend him to anyone. Jim was professional, easy to work with and added a special touch to our wedding day. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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KABurg
Wedding:
10/7/2016
5.0/5.0
We booked Jim shortly after our venue, we knew he was a must have after reviewing his repertoire list available on his website. He offers so many selections of varying genres, to the point that I feared becoming overwhelmed. I emailed him regarding my fears and he was very reassuring as well as offered great advice and recommended many options to us. We decided on a very specific bride processional in which he learned for us, without charging us a fee! We spoke almost every month and he was very prompt with his responses. His professionalism and promptness definitely made him a value vendor in our eyes. Thanks Jim!
We booked Jim shortly after our venue, we knew he was a must have after reviewing his repertoire list available on his Read more...
We booked Jim shortly after our venue, we knew he was a must have after reviewing his repertoire list available on his website. He offers so many selections of varying genres, to the point that I feared becoming overwhelmed. I emailed him regarding my fears and he was very reassuring as well as offered great advice and recommended many options to us. We decided on a very specific bride processional in which he learned for us, without charging us a fee! We spoke almost every month and he was very prompt with his responses. His professionalism and promptness definitely made him a value vendor in our eyes. Thanks Jim! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Ashley
Wedding:
9/25/2016
5.0/5.0
Having Jim play the ceremony and cocktail hour music for my wedding was the right choice! He was very communicative throughout the wedding planning process, and played beautifully. He sent me some samples of the songs I wanted, and was flexible in doing an octave displacement for one part of a song that I wanted to match a recording I had heard elsewhere. The music was exactly what I wanted, and set the mood perfectly for our ceremony and cocktail hour. I was so pleased to have Jim play at our wedding, and highly recommend him.
Having Jim play the ceremony and cocktail hour music for my wedding was the right choice! He was very communicative Read more...
Having Jim play the ceremony and cocktail hour music for my wedding was the right choice! He was very communicative throughout the wedding planning process, and played beautifully. He sent me some samples of the songs I wanted, and was flexible in doing an octave displacement for one part of a song that I wanted to match a recording I had heard elsewhere. The music was exactly what I wanted, and set the mood perfectly for our ceremony and cocktail hour. I was so pleased to have Jim play at our wedding, and highly recommend him. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Kelly and Jeff
Wedding:
9/17/2016
5.0/5.0
Jim is an amazing performer with a gifted talent of classical guitar. Your guests will be in awe, and enjoy every beautiful song - even perhaps singing to familiar tunes!
Jim is an amazing performer with a gifted talent of classical guitar. Your guests will be in awe, and enjoy every Read more...
Jim is an amazing performer with a gifted talent of classical guitar. Your guests will be in awe, and enjoy every beautiful song - even perhaps singing to familiar tunes! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Lauren
Wedding:
9/16/2016
5.0/5.0
Jim did an amazing job with our ceremony music and I feel so lucky to have found him! He even relearned a song that I had wanted to walk down the aisle to and he played it beautifully. He was responsive, punctual and professional and so very talented. We received multiple compliments from our guests on the ceremony music choice. Don't think twice before booking him! Thanks, Jim!
Jim did an amazing job with our ceremony music and I feel so lucky to have found him! He even relearned a song that I had Read more...
Jim did an amazing job with our ceremony music and I feel so lucky to have found him! He even relearned a song that I had wanted to walk down the aisle to and he played it beautifully. He was responsive, punctual and professional and so very talented. We received multiple compliments from our guests on the ceremony music choice. Don't think twice before booking him! Thanks, Jim! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Jori
Wedding:
8/26/2016
5.0/5.0
Jim did an amazing job at our ceremony and cocktail hour! He was definitely the cherry on top of the entire day. He set the mood for the day and was exactly what I envisioned. I would recommend him to anyone looking for an amazing artist!!!
Jim did an amazing job at our ceremony and cocktail hour! He was definitely the cherry on top of the entire day. He set Read more...
Jim did an amazing job at our ceremony and cocktail hour! He was definitely the cherry on top of the entire day. He set the mood for the day and was exactly what I envisioned. I would recommend him to anyone looking for an amazing artist!!! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
We had Jim play at our wedding this summer and it was fantastic! He was super easy to work with and very helpful in song selection. The way he plays guitar heightened the beauty of our ceremony. And then at cocktail hour, he kept the guests enthralled. Besides watching my bride walk down the aisle, listening to Jim play was one of the highlights of my evening.
We had Jim play at our wedding this summer and it was fantastic! He was super easy to work with and very helpful in song Read more...
We had Jim play at our wedding this summer and it was fantastic! He was super easy to work with and very helpful in song selection. The way he plays guitar heightened the beauty of our ceremony. And then at cocktail hour, he kept the guests enthralled. Besides watching my bride walk down the aisle, listening to Jim play was one of the highlights of my evening. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Alexandra
Wedding:
7/24/2016
5.0/5.0
Jim was such a blessing. Incredible musical ability and superb professionalism. Would book again in a heart beat for any event that needs an elegant and magical touch.
Jim was such a blessing. Incredible musical ability and superb professionalism. Would book again in a heart beat for any Read more...
Jim was such a blessing. Incredible musical ability and superb professionalism. Would book again in a heart beat for any event that needs an elegant and magical touch. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Lou
Wedding:
7/9/2016
5.0/5.0
Jim was amazing! His music & song selection were perfect! He made our wedding special & we highly recommend Jim!
Jim was amazing! His music & song selection were perfect! He made our wedding special & we highly recommend Jim!
Jim was amazing! His music & song selection were perfect! He made our wedding special & we highly recommend Jim! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music, Wedding Venue

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