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kathryn was amazing every step of the way

“We used Kathryn this past weekend as a violinist for our wedding ceremony. Kathryn was amazing every step of the way from communicating promptly via email, providing all contracts in a clear way, accepting electronic payments which made everything so much easier as a bride balancing a long list of people to pay! ... and of course her music is wonderful. I heard Kathryn play at a friends wedding and she was one of the first emails I sent to book when we got engaged. Kathryn is so talented she can play any song you request - we wanted to spice it up and play “slow hands” for our entrance music and our guests loved and caught into Kathryns rendition right away! Everyone keeps telling me how beautiful the ceremony music was - Thank you Kathryn!”

-Lindsay L. on September 5th, 2019

We hired Kathryn to play at during our wedding ceremony and cocktail hour and we could not be happier with that decision (video below).

“She was the HIT of our wedding and we heard from dozens of guests that "the violinist was the best they've ever heard," and everyone wanted her contact information.

Not only is she amazingly talented but the effort and responsiveness she showed during the months before our wedding was beyond impressive. She offers a very extensive song list for you to choose from and can make any variety of song choices into the perfect set-list (think Flo-Rida to Frank Sinatra). And if there is a specific song you want that isn't on her list, she is willing to learn it for you. For years, I had dreamed of a specific song to walk down the aisle to, and not only did she learn it but she sent me a video clip of it a few days later. It was such an incredible touch that I did not expect, and it is a perfect example of her ability to go above and beyond.

I cannot recommend Kathryn highly enough. If you are thinking of hiring of Kathryn for your wedding or event, do it. You will NOT be disappointed!”

Ashley K. on September 5th, 2019 (video below)

Absolutely amazing violinist!

“So professional and does fantastic covers. We are moved to tears every time we hear our entrance song (video below). Thank you so much for your beautiful playing! Would 100% recommend her services 👍”

-Jillian R. on September 4, 2019

I cannot thank Kathryn enough for making our wedding ceremony so perfect!

“Even though we were getting married in a church, which provided music for the ceremony, I still wanted to bring in an outside musician who could play more modern pieces. And I could not have made a better decision by hiring Kathryn! She was exactly who we were looking for! She let us select every song from all the prelude pieces, processional, recessional ,etc. and was willing to learn any of our selected songs if she didn’t already know how to play them. Her style and expertise is beyond comparison. Not only is she the best violinist I have ever heard, she is extremely responsive and professional making the whole process smooth and stress free! I will definitely be recommending her to everyone I know looking for a musician because, selfishly, I can’t wait to see her perform again. Kathryn, thank you thank you thank you a million times for making our ceremony so beautiful and serene!”

This customer rated Kathryn highly for work quality, professionalism, responsiveness, value, and punctuality.

-Libby C. on July 27, 2019

I hired Kathryn to play at my wedding ceremony in June and I am so happy I found her!

“She is an amazing violinist and so many of our guests were commenting on her performance. If you hire Kathryn, she not only provides you with a library of songs to choose from, but she will take the initiative to learn a song upon request! This is what makes her truly amazing. Kathryn made sure that she arrived at an earlier time before our ceremony so she can play for guests as they are walking in and being seated. I would highly recommend Kathryn for any event!!”

This customer rated Kathryn highly for work quality, professionalism, responsiveness, value, and punctuality.

-Jenna M. on July 24, 2019

The GreatHorse - Hampden MA

The GreatHorse - Hampden MA

I happened to stumble upon Kathryn’s website one evening of insomnia, and I’m so glad I did!

“My husband and I got married on June 26th of this year, and we were very lucky to have Kathryn play on our special day. She made me feel like I was floating on air—she played so beautifully. She is an extremely talented violinist. She was also very gracious to play for my cousin’s memorial service. She played such tasteful, meaningful music, music that Amanda herself would have enjoyed. Kathryn was able to make a difficult day more tolerable. Myself and my family thank her deeply. I highly recommend her.”

-Tara W. on July 22, 2019

Kathryn made our day so special.

“She was happy to play our classic rock requests, and made sure to play other songs while guests were arriving that represented our taste. She is so talented, professional, and kind. Thank you Kathryn for helping making our dreams a reality! ❤️ Kylie and John, 6-29-19.”

-Kylie A. on July 22, 2019

Kylie A.’s wedding ceremony at Roger Williams Botanical Garden

Kylie A.’s wedding ceremony at Roger Williams Botanical Garden

Kylie A.’s wedding at Roger Williams Botanical Garden

Kylie A.’s wedding at Roger Williams Botanical Garden


“We heard Kathryn at a friend's wedding and quickly booked her for ours a year later. Kathryn was an absolute joy to work with and a total hit at our wedding. She was quick to respond to emails, game to learn a new song, and was honestly the talk of the wedding...even for weeks after! We recommend her 100% for any special event!!! Thank you Kathryn for creating the perfect musical backdrop for our special day.”

-Brooke P. on July 7, 2019

This customer rated Kathryn highly for her work quality, professionalism, responsiveness, value, and punctuality.

beautiful music

“Kathryn played at our ceremony. Her performance was perfect!!!! I couldn’t imagine my wedding without her beautiful music. I highly recommend her.”

-Adriana S. on July 1, 2019

Kathryn was awesome at my bridal shower!

“She was so responsive and can customize the playlist based on what you want! Everyone loved her so much and I would highly recommend her for any event! Definitely will be having her play at other events!”

-Sammy N. on July 1, 2019

Us and our guests enjoyed Kathryn’s music so much!

“She was so accommodating, and in the middle of planning a wedding, she was the easiest thing on my list. Kathryn played everything I asked for and learned Spanish songs for our family. People described the scene like part of a movie and Kathryn was a big part of that. Everyone has complimented Kathryn so much. Thank you for making our day sooo special!”

-Ana & Kevin on May 29, 2019

Natick, MA

Natick, MA

Kathryn is very talented and she is also a pleasure to work with.

She is very responsive, professional, and reliable! We saw her play at a wedding expo and fell in love with her mix of classical pieces and contemporary music covers. Everyone loved her violin music at our wedding!! She is amazing. We kept getting compliments from our guests for her music during the ceremony and cocktail hour saying it was definitely a highlight. The pre-ceremony music was classical and very peaceful, just the way we wanted it. For the ceremony, you can choose what pieces for her to play; she works flawlessly with your ceremony and knows when to come in and fade out. We had an outdoor ceremony and it was cold. We know it wasn't ideal and she made it happen! For cocktail hour, we chose some contemporary covers. Our guests said they even went upstairs just to mesmerize and watch her play. We wish we had time to enjoy her music more ourselves (we were busy with pictures)... We will have to find her at future local events! Highly recommend Kathryn for making your wedding very memorable, elegant and classy.

This customer rated Kathryn highly for work quality, professionalism, responsiveness, value, and punctuality.

-Joyce C. on May 6, 2019

Kathryn’s music was a breath of fresh air

“Kathryn shared a wonderful performance for our residents and families! The residents were both engaged and soothed by her music! All the residents I interviewed said that they definitely want to have Kathryn back for another performance. She was a breath of fresh air for our facility! Thank you Kathryn!!”

Danielle gave Kathryn the following star ratings based on her service at their event (1=lowest, 5=highest):

It has been wonderful performing for these lovely residents at a local rest home and getting to know them.

It has been wonderful performing for these lovely residents at a local rest home and getting to know them.

  • Professionalism: 5

  • Accommodating: 5

  • Overall Talent: 5

  • Recommendation: 5

  • Overall satisfaction: 5

-Danielle A. on March 11, 2019

Kathryn is fantastic and so is her music!

“We had her play at our daughter’s first birthday party because our daughter loved watching Kathryn play at the UXLocale (Uxbridge MA). Her music complimented our party’s vibe - our friends and family kept saying how much they loved Kathryn’s music. Kathryn and her music are really a terrific addition to any event, including a birthday party!! Highly recommended.”

This client rated Kathryn highly for professionalism, punctuality, value, work quality, and responsiveness.

-Stephanie L. on February 1, 2019

Kathryn Skudera Haddad started off our evening by playing for our cocktail hour - gorgeous violinist. (video below by “Lovework weddings”)

-Tammy G. of the Boston Planners Dining Club on February 13, 2019

Kathryn was very enjoyable to listen to at our christmas party

“She was very accommodating with music options and selection - a real treat for our Christmas Party!”

Ami gave Kathryn the following star ratings based on her service at their event (1=lowest, 5=highest):

  • Professionalism: 5

  • Accommodating: 5

  • Overall Talent: 5

  • Recommendation: 5

  • Overall satisfaction: 5

-Ami S. on January 7, 2019

I found kathryn on youtube

“I found Kathryn on YouTube while trying to find songs I liked played on the violin. I was immediately impressed and contacted her. She was so responsive, sweet and professional. We received countless compliments at our wedding for our ceremony and reception music. She traveled from Worcester, MA to Sandown, NH and my venue was so pleased with her work that they invited her to be a vendor at their next expo. I hope you book lots of business at Zorvino Vineyards and thank you for helping make our wedding day absolutely perfect!” (photo below)

-Hilliary C. on December 7, 2018

Zorvino Vineyards, Sandown NH

Zorvino Vineyards, Sandown NH

Super easy to work with and very professional

“Kathryn played at our wedding ceremony and cocktail hour in York Harbor, Maine. She was super easy to work with and very professional and responsive. She had a large song list to look through and was very accommodating to our song selections. Her performance was perfect and exactly what we were looking for on our special day. We got so many compliments on the music from our guests who were very eager to find out where we had hired her from. We would absolutely recommend her for any event.” (photo below)

-Jeff. R. on October 14, 2018

York Harbor Reading Room, York ME

York Harbor Reading Room, York ME

Everyone loved her.

“She did amazing and people still talk about how awesome she was!”

-Christina R. on October 21, 2018

Kathryn was amazing and added so much to our ceremony.

Beavertail State Park, Jamestown RI

Beavertail State Park, Jamestown RI

“She was patient when we did not respond to her questions quickly, and she took the time to understand what we really wanted on our wedding day. She also provided a microphone and PA system for our officiant to use. We could not have asked for a better/more professional performance. We highly recommend Kathryn, not only to anyone looking for a violinist, but for anyone in need of a top-notch musician. Thank you so much Kathryn!” -Alex and Mike

Michael gave Kathryn the following star ratings based on her service at their event (1=lowest, 5=highest):

  • Professionalism: 5

  • Accommodating: 5

  • Overall Talent: 5

  • Recommendation: 5

  • Overall satisfaction: 5

-Michael M. on October 2, 2018

We are so happy to have worked with Kathryn.

“Kathryn performed at our cocktail hour as well as our wedding ceremony about 2 ½ weeks ago. Not only is she extremely talented, but she was responsive and really wonderful to work with during the entire process! One of our favorite things about having her perform at our wedding was her diversity in different genres (we had requested to keep the vibe upbeat and fun and she DEFINITELY delivered). A few of our guests even told us at the wedding that the violinist was their favorite thing about the evening thus far. We are SO happy to have worked with Kathryn and would recommend her to anyone in search of a talented and professional violinist.”

(This customer rated Kathryn highly for work quality, professionalism, responsiveness, value, and punctuality.)

-Jennifer D. on September 25, 2018

Kathryn was an absolute pleasure to work with.

“She played at our wedding ceremony last weekend and her music was hands down my favorite part of the entire wedding. As a bride, I was extremely anxious right before walking down the aisle but as soon as I got close enough to hear her playing my favorite Led Zeppelin song, I felt at ease. Kathryn learned multiple songs for our ceremony and played them all beautifully. I am still amazed at how well she can play any variety of music. I cannot thank Kathryn enough for making our wedding day so special for us. Music is what brought my husband and I together so having someone who loves music just as much as we do play for our ceremony meant everything to us.”

-Marissa B. on August 31, 2018

Kathryn was amazing from start to finish!

“She was timely in her responses; she was not familiar with a song we were interested in but came back with her ‘draft’ in under 24 hours which was amazing, and she was excellent on the day of the wedding. She was on time, professional and extremely talented. We can’t say enough about how pleased we were with her work ethic and performance.”

Addie gave Kathryn the following star ratings based on her service at their event (1=lowest, 5=highest):

  • Professionalism: 5

  • Accommodating: 5

  • Overall Talent: 5

  • Recommendation: 5

  • Overall satisfaction: 5

-Addie D. on September 9, 2018

Kathryn made my daughter's wedding ceremony the most beautiful day!

“This young lady has so much talent! We all thank you for making this day so special.”

-Jennifer B. on July 17, 2018

Phenomenal artist

“It was such a pleasure working with Kathryn for our wedding. From the very first email she sent, she was extremely friendly and helpful in making song choices that would be perfect for us. Guests raved about her all night and in the weeks that followed. She can play a huge variety of songs from different genres and decades and it was so fun when guests would figure out what song she was playing. Very nice and professional and I could not recommend Kathryn enough!!”

-Danyelle S. on July 10, 2018

We had the pleasure of having Kathryn perform at our wedding!

“From the beginning, we appreciated her professionalism and responsiveness. She was very easy to communicate with, and was even able to learn a song request for the bridal procession in no time! From ceremony to cocktail hour, the wide range of song selections and quality of performance made our day just that much more special. Many of our guests had even mentioned that listening to her perform was one of their favorite parts of the evening. We would definitely recommend Kathryn to anyone who is considering having her perform at an event. Thank you Kathryn, and we wish you lots of luck in the future!”

-Daniel S. on June 25, 2018

would happily refer anyone to kathryn!

Kara M.'s Wedding

“We brought on Kathryn towards the end of our wedding planning, about a month and half prior to our wedding to play music for our ceremony. We had originally planned on having a family member handle the music cues for our wedding ceremony via a iPod, but the closer we got, the more we felt like it just wasn't ceremonial enough. We cannot stress how great of a decision this was! I received Kathryn's information from a fellow wedding planner. I emailed Kathryn all of the information, along with the song choices we had that I wasn't 100% sure were doable as they are more recent/modern. I heard from Kathryn within 24 hours with her pricing, availability, and confirming that she could perform all the songs requested. On the day of, Kathryn arrived early and was able to show my husband and I our songs beforehand and I could have cried. The violin added SO much to our ceremony. She performed beautifully and was a pleasure to work with. The cost is completely worth every penny, it's such a small detail that really elevates the experience for both you and your guests. We had numerous people mention how nice it was and something they actually enjoyed listening to as opposed to tuning out while waiting for a ceremony. We would happily refer anyone to Kathryn!”

This customer rated Kathryn highly for work quality, professionalism, responsiveness, value, and punctuality.

-Kara M. on December 19, 2017

 a phenomenal job

“We hired Kathryn and two friends of hers (a pianist and cellist) to play at our wedding ceremony a few weeks ago. We found Kathryn on GigMasters and when we mentioned we were looking for a cello and piano as well as violin, she was very quick to get back to us and let us know she had connections and could provide us with all of the musicians we had hoped for. Overall, we were very happy with the performance. The musicians arrived on time and began playing as our guests arrived to our ceremony. When my husband and I began looking into musicians for our wedding ceremony, we found that many companies or individual musicians would charge more based off of the number of songs they needed to play. Kathryn and her friends played enough songs to fill the full hour they were there and my guests were very entertained. Kathryn provided us a list of songs she has performed in the past to give us an idea of some pieces we may be interested in and she also told us to let her know if there were any songs not on the list that we also wanted played. We had two songs that we absolutely wanted played during our ceremony and those were A Thousand Years as my wedding party came down the aisle and Canon in D as my parents walked me down aisle. They did a phenomenal job playing these two songs and we were also very pleased with the other selections. While I was unable to hear many of the songs before I walked down the aisle, my husband said they all sounded great! I look forward to hearing the other songs when the video of our wedding day is ready!”

-Madeleine H. on June 27, 2017


prompt and professional

“Prompt, professional and a pleasure to have at the wedding. I cannot wait for another event to include her.”

-Jim I. on October 8, 2017


Morning Garden, Gloucester MA

Morning Garden, Gloucester MA


“Working with Kathryn from beginning to end was absolutely flawless! She accommodated to every single one of my request with a prompt reply and with professionalism. She helped me pick out songs and had great recommendations. I highly recommend Kathryn. Her music made my ceremony extra special and very memorable.”

-Laury P. on June 17, 2017


She was exceptionally professional

“Kathryn made my daughter's wedding extra special with the elegance of the violin. In the future we will definitely call Kathryn.”

-Cynthia K. on September 10, 2017


Kathryn was a real find for our day May 6, 2017 in York Maine.

“From the moment I met her by phone, I was so glad for her gentle, warm, and professional way. I told and showed her exactly what we wanted and she learned! the Celtic form of the Canon in D For Us:). It was a kind of chilly, windy, post-storming day there at the Dockside on the old house porch overlooking the water... And when I heard her begin, as agreed, with a half hour of Haste to the Wedding Ala the Corrs I knew our whole ceremony moment was being surrounded and carried by that beautiful instrument in loving hands... just as I had imagined upon planning 9 months before... We had arranged a vocalist to accompany Kathryn for the most important song 'The Water is Wide' and, by god, if the woman got so sick at the very last minute... Kathryn was prepared to play alone and, when she learned that a dear friend of mine was going to stand up and dare to sing! with her with no warning much less practice... Kathryn swooped in to join my dear friend Gloria... and that was The most magical and, some would say, Providential moment of the whole occasion. I can't say enough... So so happy for Kathryn Skudera Haddad:).”

-Eileen M. on June 22, 2017 (photo below by Jess Jolin Photography):

Dockside Guest Quarters, York ME

Dockside Guest Quarters, York ME

Beautiful violinist

“Kathryn played for my wedding. She did a beautiful job. She played traditional and contemporary music (Coldplay, etc). She is wonderful to work with. She is professional and personal.”

-Margaret H. on February 7, 2017


Greek Orthodox Cathedral, Boston MA

Greek Orthodox Cathedral, Boston MA

Kathryn is professional and talented!

“Kathryn is an experienced musician. She's played at many events that I've attended and the music has exceeded my expectations. She's extremely professional and talented!”

-Annie B. on February 8, 2017



“Kathryn played for our wedding in 2015. She is a phenomenal and dynamic violinist!”

-Kaleigh S. on February 8, 2017


Amazing wedding Violinist

“Kathryn played at our outdoor wedding in Vermont and did an amazing job! It made our ceremony feel so special. I would highly recommend her!”

-Dani M. on February 7, 2017 (photo below):

Pittsfield, VT

Pittsfield, VT