I am a harpist, pianist, and singer who can bring anything you like to your event: classical, background-style easy-listening, pop, Broadway . . . almost anything you can think of, I've probably played it!
Weddings, receptions, birthdays, gallery openings, holiday parties, and corporate events are all in my wheelhouse -- and then some! I also play by EAR and can learn practically anything. Just try me!
I used to be a member of a Celtic group. Here is a link to a recording we did a few years ago. I've included a link to one of our pieces below!
Thanks for looking!!
Anna Grace is an amazing musician. She added such a wonderful element to the evening. My attendees loved her. Thank You!
She was wonderful! I had a lot of mishaps before going down the aisle but everyone loved her and she knew all the songs that I wanted to be played
Anna Grace did a beautiful job at our daughters wedding. Her music made the event a special time for everything who came. She arrived early and played longer than we expected. We loved her music and would definitely use her again!
I would highly recommend Anna! She was early to make sure she was set up and had everything she needed. I got tons of compliments on her! Music was beautiful. Thanks Anna!
Price Range: $250 and up.
Gig Length: 60 - 180 minutes
Languages: English, French
What to Expect
To make sure that everything goes smoothly for my client, I always arrive 1-2 hours early to set up and tune. I am self-sufficient, meaning I bring my own bench, music stand, kit, and everything else I might need. The only thing for which I rely on others is an occasional opened door, but I can prop those with my bench if need be. :)
Please be aware that I CANNOT play in bad weather: extreme winds, any amount of rain (though I can deal with the *threat* of rain), or extreme heat. The harp in unable to handle it: it will go out of tune and/or break strings, and this valuable of a wooden instrument cannot be exposed to water, as it may permanently damage the soundboard. Under a tent/covering is FINE, though!
Since I could reach the piano keyboard, I have been able to “play by ear,” but my parents ensured that I began my musical studies when I was 3 years old. I hold a Bachelors Degree in Music, Majoring in Harp Performance, from Converse College’s Petrie School of Music. I studied piano for 14 years, harp for 9 years, and voice for 3 years. I have been teaching all three instruments for 8 years, sing in 2 choral groups, and have been a featured soloist in many productions, both onstage and in the orchestra pit. I can read music fine, but rely heavily on my ear to ensure that the pieces are played in the correct styles.
Additional Booking Notes
I typically need very little. My harp is an older instrument, with a warm, broad sound that carries a very long way; microphones are usually unnecessary (if required, I need 2: one for treble and one for bass. I do NOT carry sound equipment). No lighting or staging is required, but I carry my own "stuff" (aka, bench, music stand, tuning equipment, etc.).
Past Booked Events
|June 13, 2019 • 6:30pm - 7:00pm||Fundraiser|
|March 21, 2019 • 4:00pm - 6:00pm||Dinner Party|
|November 08, 2018 • 4:00pm - 4:45pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|November 02, 2018 • 4:00pm - 4:45pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|October 20, 2018 • 5:00pm - 7:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|June 23, 2018 • 4:00pm - 8:00pm||Wedding ceremony/reception|
|June 16, 2018 • 5:00pm - 5:30pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|November 12, 2016 • 5:00pm - 5:30pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|October 29, 2016 • 10:00am - 1:30pm||Fundraiser|
|October 04, 2016 • 5:00pm - 7:00pm||Birthday (Adult)|
|October 01, 2016 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
For weddings, I play a smattering of classical, easy listening, Celtic, and popular songs. It really depends on the event. I have a huge repertoire and can play for hours without repeating myself (but please don't make me prove it, it would kill my arms!). :)
I take all kinds of requests, and have done everything from U2 and The Beatles to the Eagles and Josh Turner. The best, however, is hymn and pop improvisations, like "Be Thou My Vision" or "All I Ask of You" from Phantom of the Opera.
I bring it all!
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