I present professional harp music for weddings and other events. I work solo or with a cellist, and in a trio with a flutist and vocalist. I perform a variety of music genres and specialize in Celtic music.
Price Range: Contact for rates
Gig Length: 30 - 180 minutes
Languages: American Sign Language, English
What to Expect
My services are designed to reflect you, the person hiring me, and the mood you wish to create for your event. It is important to me to learn the purpose of your event and a bit about you, the person, and then with you I create that ambiance. My work ethic is to give my very best, and then to go above and beyond.
I am a classically trained musician and multi instrumentalist specializing in Celtic harp. I can also perform on piano, dulcimer and violin. I provide music of various genres in a variety of settings including weddings, memorials, parties, teas, book signings, art shows, and so on. I work solo and in ensembles. Ensembles I work with regularly include a harp and cello duo, and a trio consisting of a flautist, vocalist/violinist and harp.
My degrees are from Ball State University and the University of Virginia, with additional training in Canada and Ireland. I am flexible and work well with others - I love people and enjoy helping them make their events all the more special with quality music. I am also a certified therapeutic musician and work with patients of all ages in the medical setting.
I believe in doing the best job possible at every event, no matter what. I have received all positive feedback from all past events that I have played. I am a retired special education teacher, having served as teacher of the Deaf and multiply involved in the public school setting. I have used music with my students and found it to be a very positive teaching tool.
I also teach music in my private studio. As my Suzuki training has taught me, all individuals can develop their musical talent to a level at which they enjoy it and it enriches their lives whether they become professional musicians or not.
Additional Booking Notes
I have a direct input on my instruments which allows me freedom from the microphone, and eliminates feedback. I prefer to keep my sound as natural as possible and rarely use any special effects. When I must read music, I use the iPad, so lighting is not an issue. All my instruments are insured. Outdoor events should provide a place of shelter in case of sudden inclement weather.
Past Booked Events
|December 12, 2015||Wedding Ceremony|
My repertoire covers several genres of music. In performance or listening sets, I like to include contrasting pieces, arranging them in an order so they flow without abrupt breaks in sound.
Influences & Inspiration
There have been many role models who have inspired me to be the best musician I can be at all times. My music teachers have been a huge influence, of course, and not just for music training, but also for the extra characteristics that make up the professional musician.
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