Classical guitar music spanning the early Renaissance to the 20th century I can add to your event or wedding.
Jeremy Verwys is a West Michigan musician and teacher. Currently, he has completed graduate degrees in both Guitar Performance and Music Therapy at Illinois State University. He received his Bachelors of Music in performance from GVSU, and Associates degree from GRCC. Jeremy Verwys has performed with the Grand Rapids Symphony, the dance program at Hope College, as well as with the dance faculty at Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp where he was commissioned in 2015 to compose and perform original works. Jeremy also divides his time teaching and instructing music.
Jeremy is an amazing talent that made our day unique and special. He learned our favorite song and even worked with my little sister and rewrote the music to include a violin piece to accompany him. It was one of the most special parts of our day. He was a true professional and we cannot recommend him enough!
I have hired Jeremy for a few private events and he does a fantastic job entertaining. He is extremely talented and the song selections are perfect for a formal event.
Jeremy did a great job as the guitarist for our wedding ceremony! He helped me come up with the song list, as well as learned how to play a specific song that I wanted for when I walked down the aisle. I felt confident he wouldn’t let us down and he didn’t. The day of, he was set-up and ready to go on time, dressed professionally, and played so nicely!
We hired Jeremy for our wedding and he was wonderful. He collaborated seamlessly with the other musicians that we had hired and was super professional (and talented, of course!). Communication was easy with him, his pricing was very reasonable, and I would hire him again in a heartbeat!
Jeremy is not only a great player/performer, he is a solid, reliable, and dependable musician. He takes his gigs and music-making very seriously and works hard to earn this reputation. If someone contacts me in need of a acoustic/classical guitarist, he's at the top of my list, as I can always rely on him to take care of a client. His expressive playing, genial nature, and desire to please makes hiring Jeremy money well-spent. He will meet and exceed your expectations for your event.
Jeremy played solo for my wedding and did a beautiful job. The classical guitar and special request made the evening even more special. Thanks Jeremy!
We hired Jeremy for our wedding in 2015. Jeremy is truly a talented musician and a very charming individual. We really enjoyed the elegance he provided to our special day. We had Jeremy play before our ceremony and during a cocktail hour. We had so many comments from our guests about how much they enjoyed his performance - it really was a treat and elevated the event. Beyond his talent, Jeremy is super professional and was wonderful to deal with. A+ and would recommend to anyone!!
Response from Jeremy Verwys:
Thank you so much Steven! I really enjoyed adding to your special day!!
Jeremy played a special (unusual) request for us while we walked down the aisle, and made or wedding perfect!
Jeremy provided the music for our outdoor wedding, both before and during the service. He was professional, helpful, and warm throughout the process: very attentive to our wishes and flexible with the constraints of our venue. And his final performance was beautiful. I would highly recommend him.
My wife and I hired Jeremy to play at our wedding ceremony and reception a few years back and we were very pleased. You could tell that those who were attending really enjoyed the music at the ceremony opposed to an organ, and it was the perfect music for the reception as well. Jeremy is very friendly and professional and did a great job to cater to our many needs. I would recommend him for any type of event!
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What to Expect
I can offer a wide variety of musical genres, and styles, ranging from the Medieval era through the 20th Century. I have years of experience performing in a multitude of professional settings including; weddings, receptions, corporate events, art galleries, dance recitals, formal performances and many more.
Hiring me will offer you the comfort of knowing that you are working with a professional musician who takes his craft and work seriously. I take pride in offering each one of my clients a individual and professional experience.
Jeremy Verwys is a West Michigan musician and teacher. Currently, he has completed graduate degrees in both Guitar Performance and Music Therapy at Illinois State University where he studies with Dr. Angelo Favis in guitar. He received his Bachelors of Music in performance from Grand Valley State University, studying with Carlos De la Barrera and Associates degree from Grand Rapids Community College with instructors Andrew Bergeron and Brian Morris.
Jeremy Verwys has performed with the Grand Rapids Symphony, the dance program at Hope College, as well as with the dance faculty at Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp where he was commissioned in 2015 to compose and perform original works. Mr. Verwys have participated in master-classes with renowned guitarists Thomas Viloteau, Marcin Dylla, Carlos Perez, Johannes Möller, and Jason Vieaux, along with private studies with Denis Azabagic, Goran Ivanovic and Adam Holzman. As a member of the GRCC Guitar Ensemble, he has played in several of the annual Mid American Guitar Ensemble Festivals, one of which afforded a master-class with the Minneapolis Guitar Quartet. Jeremy also divides his time teaching and instructing music as a founding member of Triumph Music Academy in Grand Rapids, MI. and was Adjunct Faculty at Heartland Community College in Normal, IL.
Set lists vary depending on the needs/wants of the clientele.