Providing wedding, event, and ceremony music by way of the violin, guitar, classical and jazz guitar, string duos, and string trios is a popular and elegant choice for those looking to add a touch of sophistication to their special day. These instruments and ensembles offer a wide range of musical styles, from classical to contemporary, that can cater to a diverse range of musical tastes and preferences.
A Major Harmony specializes in Wedding Ceremony Music, Cocktail Hour Music, Receptions and Special Events. Services range from Solo Violin, Violin-Oke, Guitar & Vocals, Classical and Jazz Guitar, Violin and Guitar, String Duo, and String Trio.
The Violin is a particularly popular choice for event music as it is capable of creating a wide range of sounds and emotions. It is a versatile instrument that can be played in both classical and contemporary styles, making it suitable for a wide range of events, from traditional weddings to more modern events. Its romantic and soothing sound is a popular choice for wedding ceremonies. Its versatility allows it to blend seamlessly with other instruments such as the guitar and cello as well as backing tracks to allow a more modern style.
The Guitar, either classical, jazz or acoustic, is another popular choice for weddings and special event music. Classical and jazz style can offer a variety of mellow and upbeat sounds making it an excellent choice for any event, while the acoustic style provides an organic foundation for any vocals to be sung. The guitar can be played as a solo instrument or in duo setting with the violin, making it a versatile choice for events of all sizes.
String Duos and String Trios are also an excellent choice for your special event music as they offer a rich and full sound. String duos, typically consisting of a combination of violin, viola, or cello, provide a beautiful and romantic sound that can add a touch of elegance to any wedding ceremony or romantic evening. String trios, which typically consist of two violins and a cello, offer a fuller and more vibrant sound that can be perfect for larger events or outdoor ceremonies.
A Major Harmony is owned and operated by Jessie Taylor, a violinist of over 30 years and singer/songwriter. A Major Harmony is the culmination of Jessie's musical background, creativity and versatility with her instruments.
Her musical accomplishments began in orchestra class throughout grade/high school, participating in All-City Orchestra, Regional Orchestra, and Solo and Ensemble events. At age 13 she played with the Virginia Beach Symphony Orchestra making the front page of the Beacon in the Virginian Pilot for being their youngest member at the time.
Her accomplishments include recording studio session work and live accompaniment with artists from Virginia Beach to San Diego, fronting an original band in San Diego and cover band on Hatteras Island, playing with Symphonicity, and owning and operating Cape Hatteras Music Academy.
Outside of playing for weddings, special events and restaurant gigs, Jessie also teaches private violin, viola, ukulele & guitar lessons. In 2022, Jessie was awarded a grant to run the Hatteras Island Community Strings program offering group ukulele, violin and guitar classes to children on Hatteras Island. She enjoys spending time with her husband, two high energy labs, doing yoga, gardening and off-grid tent camping in the off season!