James Teal, Violinist
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Hired 11 times
16 years in business
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Maintain 6 feet of distance from customers
Wear masks during the job
Wear gloves during the job
Disinfect surfaces touched during the job
Wedding in Brooklyn 2019
Industry Opening Penthouse
Photos and Videos
25 photos and 2 videos
General event / party,
Pop / top 40,
Rock / classic rock,
Jazz / Blues,
James has been playing violin for many of the events I’ e been involved with since 2008. This guys is a life saver when it comes to last minute entertainment needs, but not only that, his playing is touching and everyone always enjoys the music he brings to our events. I’m excited for the next event I’m putting together which happens to be my wedding! James T. Violin’s melodic sensuality will be the music I walk down the isle to! Thanks for everything James.Feb 23, 2019
I was totally floored by James at a recent wedding I attended at The Gramercy Park Hotel. James is was the only entertainment for the beautiful brunch, and much to our surprise, James was all that was needed. While he's a classically trained violinist, he plays an electric violin and makes you forget an entire band was needed to originally play the tunes we was performing. He's THAT good. Incredible, actually. James was not only sharply dressed, very personable and professional, but he's an excellent performer. His version of 'Shallow' actually brought me to tears in the middle of the event! Absolutely wonderful!! James played more classic tunes like 'Unforgettable", as well as Justin Timberlake and movie hits from 'The Greatest Showman'. My girls had no issue dancing to some of the tunes despite the songs being played by a single violin. Our entire family was so impressive with his variety of song choices that is sure to please anyone from any age, generation or even someone who favors one genre of music. I would hire James in a heartbeat if I was local, and I can guarantee he will impress any guests of yours the way he did all of us.Jun 7, 2019James Teal, Violinist's reply
Thank you so much for the kind words! I loved playing at that brunch and hope to do more like that soon!!
James easily displayed his combination of skill, talent, and expertise at our event. He was highly responsive to our requests and proved that he could be versatile in a pinch. We wish him well on all of his future professional endeavors. We highly recommend him to anyone in need of a superbly trained violinist for their musical events or private functions.Jul 12, 2020VerifiedJames Teal, Violinist's reply
Thanks so much, Gilbert. I wish you both all the best!
James did such a wonderful job! The music was perfect! My song for the entrance was amazing and everyone loved it! I highly recommend himAug 22, 2019Verified
i attended a funeral where he played multiple songs amazingly, and i had zero idea as to how touched i would be by the music. when you think about a violinist, you think about a happy event and even though this was a very sad occasion, he made it very memorable and beautiful for the family. i would definitely recommend him to anyone for any occasionJun 25, 2020
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?Putting together set lists takes a lot of practice, especially for live music which takes years and years of training/schooling, and performance experience to know what to play and when to play it. I always account for gas, toll, and tax in my rate - it’s not just a number I pull out of thin air.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?Find what the needs are and create goals based on those needs.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?Bachelor of music