It all started as an 11-year old girl who had a youthful burst of inspiration to learn the violin....
That girl is me.
16 years later, I am a living product of that dream. That dream to play virtuous music for others while fulfilling my own desire to learn and grow continuously...
Serenading couples down the aisle on their wedding day...
Livening a party with tunes from old and modern eras...
Pursuing Bach’s Sonatas and Partitas and discovering 50’s and 60’s covers...
Loving to play has no end in sight.
It would make my day to hear from you! Shoot me a message!
she did a Awesome Job! Very nice and a great player definitely would hire her again!
Kara did an amazing job playing the violin at our outdoor wedding ceremony....Sarah and I couldn't have been happier! She was very professional, easy to contact right from the start and was flexible when it came to song selections. She is extremely talented and her music made for a beautiful addition to our special day!
I wouldn't change a thing about her performance. Helped set the correct mood.
Kara was a pleasure to work with! She played violin at our outdoor wedding ceremony and did an incredible job! We had many compliments from our guests and it truly made our wedding ceremony special! She has an extensive song list and was great at putting together a set that was perfect for us! She was always prompt about responding and easy to contact. I would highly recommend! Thanks Kara for everything!
Kara played at my son's wedding in May. The wedding was informal in some ways. Mostly in that the bride and groom were very easy going with the schedule, concentrating on what was working at the time. And the best part was that Kara planned and performed beautiful music AND managed to adapt as needed. I would hire her again in a heartbeat !
An easy one to deal with, she came early and had minimal needs. She had a nice collection of songs to fill her 90 minutes. Most pleased.
Response from Kara Holmes Music:
It was a delight to play for that party. I had a great experience - thank you for everything!
Was what we were looking for, for the event ~ she was a great fit!
Kara played beautifully for our church services AND was on time and prepared! She added a lot to the day, and I'll be asking her to play with us again!
Kara arrived early and was extremely professional. She played straight through for two hours without even taking a break! Her playing is lovely--it added a great deal to our event. I would hire her again without hesitation, and I'd recommend her to anyone!
Price Range: $50 and up
Gig Length: 20 - 240 minutes
What to Expect
I'll do my very best to provide the type of music and experience you've asked for! My main focuses are classical and celtic music, and I know a handful of pop covers as well. Most of the music I play is appropriate for weddings and many other events where easy-listening music is needed for background setting or seating at a wedding (think Pachebel's Canon in D and Ave Maria variations). The Celtic pieces are upbeat and lively and go over well in so many settings! Almost all the music I play I read from sheet music, but if I know a piece really well I can stroll around and play if asked.
I'll arrive early to meet you, get a feel of the environment, and set up. I provide my own music stand, sheet music**, instrument (of course), and an amplifier w/ necessary pedals/cables (I own a Strawberry Blonde Acoustic Instrument Amp).
In some cases, I've found an amplifier isn't needed and the sound carries well on it's own.
**If I'm learning something new for you (which I LOVE doing), we'll talk a little more about how that can affect the original quote
Kara has been playing violin for 16 years, taking private lessons and playing in Greater Twin Cities Youth Symphonies based in Minneapolis, MN. After high school, she began playing for weddings and events and in church with worship teams.
Additional Booking Notes
I have a Strawberry Blonde Acoustic Instrument Amplifier and a pick-up installed on my violin, as well as a Hall of Fame reverb pedal I like to use on occasion for effects. I have all the cables necessary and a power strip. I only need enough space for that setup (if needed), which is about 6 ft x 6 ft roughly, and a reliable power source w/ a 3 prong outlet.
Upcoming Booked Events
|September 22, 2018 • 2:30pm - 4:30pm||Wedding Ceremony|
Past Booked Events
|February 17, 2018 • 3:00pm - 3:30pm||Surprise|
|December 11, 2017 • 1:00pm - 4:30pm||Christmas Party|
|October 13, 2017 • 7:00pm - 8:30pm||Dinner Party|
|October 07, 2017 • 12:00pm - 2:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|July 02, 2017 • 6:00pm - 8:30pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|May 19, 2017 • 5:30pm - 7:30pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|April 22, 2017 • 3:30pm - 5:00pm||Birthday (Adult)|
|January 26, 2017 • 4:00pm - 6:00pm||Dinner Party|
|December 18, 2016 • 8:00am - 11:00am||Worship Service|
reliable power source (if sound amplification is required)