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Chanah Ambuter ("The Michigan Harpist") would be delighted to provide a blissful and elegant musical performance of professional quality.
With over 1,000 songs in her always-expanding repertoire, Chanah offers music across the genres of Classical, Celtic, Modern pop, Golden Oldies, Broadway, Jazz, Disney/Soundtrack, Holiday, Religious, World Genre(s), and Therapy. To hear samples of her recent performances, visit her website or YouTube channel.
Chanah has studied harp at The Juilliard School: Precollege Division, The University of Michigan, and the University of Illinois, culminating with her Master of Music in Harp Performance and Literature degree.
Beginning to end Chanah was absolutely involved and full of insight. Weddings being as unpredictable as they are, she gave me heads ups and made plans to ensure my daughters wedding moved along. My family is greatly appreciative of her services, work ethic, and personality.
Response from Chanah Ambuter, Harpist:
Thank you so much for the glowing review!!! Yes - if I've learned anything about weddings, it's that the best laid-plans often end up changing at the last minute! I really appreciated your understanding and flexibility as we worked together to make your daughter's day fabulous. I loved both custom song choices that she asked for, and have been playing them at my recent performances to great enthusiasm.
Wishing you and your family all the best!
Chanah was very professional, sweet, and super talented at my home event! The guests loved her beautiful golden harp and the songs that she played. Guests also enjoyed guessing what songs were being played and she didn't mind answering questions that the guests had for her. This was one of the best decisions made to create a memory of a lifetime especially as the world reopens and we reconnect with friends and family! Thank you Chanah for sharing your passion with the world! I would book you again in a heartbeat!
Chanah is extremely talented and a beautiful person, inside and out. I absolutely loved having her at our wedding!
You are so amazing. Thank you for creating such a lovely ambiance during the party. Everyone loved your skills first and foremost and the music and energy you provided set the party to the next level. We could not have asked for a better performance. I will always keep you in mind for the future.
Thank you for everything. You are so sweet to also share the songs and some photos. Again thanks for everything and for fitting me in on such short notice. Appreciate you!
Chanah is absolutely incredible! I couldn’t have asked for a better wedding night which hiring a harpist made it more special. She was on time, had great communication leading up to our special day and my guests were so happy with the beautiful songs played by Chanah. I highly recommend hiring her for your next event.
Chanah Is such a delightful and accomplished harpist who played at our daughter’s outdoor wedding! Chanah is extremely easy to work with and she has a most delightful disposition!! She added a wonderful extra special touch to our daughters ceremony and the cocktail hour to follow! We happily recommend her and her musical talent!
Chanah made our wedding and reception truly magical. Her music was beautifully played and she put much thought into every detail. She communicated with me for months prior to get it just right, and also checked with us before finishing up to see if we had any final requests to work in. She was incredibly professional and we received so many compliments on her music. I would highly recommend her as she added “that little something extra” to our ceremony and reception.
Michele and Jeff
Sept 6, 2020
We hired Chanah for my sister in law’s bridal shower and I cannot say enough wonderful things! She made everything so easy for us and allowed us to help choose the songs she played, discuss the theme so she could have ideas of the atmosphere, and easily have add ons such as a microphone and sound system/amplifier for the harp and to use for speeches during the event. She was also able to just do her thing with minimal direction from us which made things super easy and stress free from a planning perspective! She played BEAUTIFULLY and brought such an elegant, special atmosphere to the shower. She even sent us recordings of the songs she played after the event! We got so many compliments on her talent. She was also super sweet and really nice to talk to and plan with. I would definitely recommend her!
Service was fantastic. Well organized, great music, very professional. Highly recommended.
Proffesional, and an expert at her craft. You will never be disappointed with the performance Chanah gives. She made the wedding music complete. Thanks!
Response from Chanah Ambuter, Harpist:
Thank you, Dawn! It was a pleasure to play for you and your family! I hope you all have a wonderful beginning of happily-ever-after!
Chanah was absolutely amazing from the very start of our relationship to the end. It is rare that you meet someone that is artistically talented and capable at business transactions so it was a great pleasure for us to work with Chanah. She was detail oriented in the planning process and realistic about what she could provide for our guests. Worked diligently to create a theme that we loved, played like a dream at our wedding, and couldn't have been more of a delight to work with. We were so impressed with her. From the bottom of our hearts we thank you Chanah for adding so much beauty to our special day!
Chanah was perfect for our wedding. Not only is she an excellent musician, she is also easy to work with and makes the process easy at a time when you have a million details to work on.
Chanah was everything we could have hoped for in a musician for our wedding! She is extremely professional and super friendly and consulting with her was so helpful in planning out our music for our ceremony! She has such great ideas and took our thoughts into account as well. We had a Disney/ film soundtrack themed wedding and she delivered perfectly by creating a truly magical experience through her music. We loved every bit of it! She has so much talent and her harp sound beautiful, especially outside in the open air! We could not have been happier with our choice. If we could do it again she would still be our top pick! Thank you Chanah!
I came to Chanah with a dream of walking down to the aisle to music from my favorite video game, Legend of Zelda. Not only was she excited and accommodating, she already had a few pieces from the game in her repertoire. She was an absolute joy to work with from the consultation to the day of my wedding! The day of my wedding there was some mild weather mishaps (get the tent she offers, play it safe!) and she teamed up with DJ and made it work and it was beautiful! The songs were perfect (she created a beautiful playlist of songs we picked and that fit the mood and aesthetic of the wedding) and she even sent over all the digital copies of all the songs she played at our wedding after the fact, which was such a welcome surprise! I can not recommend her talents enough!
Chanah was great to work with from the beginning. She was patient and her suggestions were exactly what I was looking for. She was responsive and easy to communicate with. And the harp added such a beautiful touch to our wedding in the woods. Everything was perfect! Thanks Chanah!
Chanah was absolutely wonderful to work with! We let her create her own playlist for dinner, and she floored the guests! She was very professional even with a slight hiccup regarding payment. I would definitely recommend her and use her again myself
Response from Chanah Ambuter, Harpist:
Oh my gosh! Thank you so much for your fantastic review! I really appreciate it, and I loved working with you. I wish you both all the best, and hopefully our paths will cross again soon!
Working with Chanah for our wedding was easy and informative during a very busy time. She was sure to answer all of our questions and was proactive in assuring all of our desires were met. She was easy to work with, friendly and an excellent musician. She was well admired by all of our wedding guests as well. I would Highly recommend her for any performance requiring the elegance of a classical harp.
Chanah was incredible to work with! She is responsive and professional. She brought such beautiful sounds to both our ceremony and a cocktail hour. Highly recommend!
We are so happy that we had Chanah as our harpist for our wedding ceremony. She has such a large repertoire of music that we were able to choose from. We received so many compliments from our guests about the song selection and Chanah's playing. It really added a unique, fun touch to our ceremony. During the planning process she was so patient and helpful and it was clear she wanted to do whatever she could to make the day amazing for us. My only regret is that as the bride I didn't get to hear a lot of her playing. I definitely recommend hiring Chanah for your wedding!
Chanah is an extremely talented and friendly person. She plays beautifully, has an ever expanding repertoire, and was accommodating with music requests to match our personality and personalize our wedding. Her YouTube channel added an extra level to picking out our music, --she is always uploading new videos to her vast library. So many guests came up to us to tell us how awesome she was!
Chanah’s performance at our wedding was outstanding! I would highly recommend her! She is dependable, personable and extremely talented! And her Harp is a beautiful piece of art!
My husband and I are SO happy we chose Chanah to play for our wedding ceremony! She was so sweet to work with from the beginning and played us a ton of songs so we could get an idea of what we wanted. She has serious talent!!! She was always patient with my questions as we went through the process of setting up the details and even helped me pick out "just in case" songs due to weather-related issues. The music was beautiful and made our ceremony extra special and unique. We received so many compliments from our guests! You literally cannot go wrong booking Chanah for your special event! Tip: I also utilized her YouTube channel to pick out songs; it's very helpful and she has a ton to choose from.
Response from Chanah Ambuter, Harpist:
Oh my gosh! I am blown away -- thank you so much for the stellar review!
It was fantastic to work with you, too. It was so much fun picking out songs with you to build up a wedding soundtrack that was unique to you and Peter. I'm so glad that everything worked out and you got all your favorite songs!
Chanah Ambuter's music was wonderful and she is a delight to work with. I would highly recommend her!
Chanah is an amazing harpist. We hired her to provide music at my brother's memorial service and asked her to select what she felt was appropriate. She was amazing and I can't imagine the service without her. Kind and extremely professional, she helped us honor our brother in a very unique and special way. I cannot thank her enough.
Response from Chanah Ambuter, Harpist:
Thank you, Elizabeth! It was truly an honor to play for you and your loved ones during this time of remembrance and reflection. I am overjoyed that I was able to bring the comfort and solace of the harp to you on this day. I hope the rest of the day was as filled with the companionship and love of your family, and that you have a joyous Holiday Season and New Year!
Chanah was absolutely amazing in helping us plan the right set of music for our wedding day. She was prompt, played beautifully, and even sent us the files after our big day.
I loved that I could preview a lot of her work on youtube and get a sense for what would feel best to us. Everyone who came to our wedding complimented her work...it was really a special element to our day.
Chanah was easy to talk to, and an amazing harpist with a wide range of songs. My ceremony was beautiful with her playing. She even played some for the Reception. I would love to recommend her for your wedding.
Chanah arrived on time and played beautifully. The music was a commemoration to our forty years of marriage. Chanah was very professional and everyone truly enjoyed her music.
What to Expect
The harp is one of those instruments that sparkles in any capacity: timeless elegance, Old World majesty, serene peace, and cheerful jubilation!
Music is expression, and whether you love the elegant classics, or gravitate towards the tender song that brings back the memories, or you're on the cutting edge and want that tune that just hit youtube, your event should be an expression of what you envision! I enjoy working with you to create a unique playlist to strike just the right note.
I have played for a private anniversary party, and for weddings with over 800 guests. I can offer amplification, outdoor equipment, and up to 5 hours of music!
Get in touch with me to discuss what your vision is for your day!
Dreaming of the harp? Enjoy a blissful musical experience tailored to your event, bringing the brilliance, elegance, and majesty of the Harp to your day!
My primary harp is a lovely Gilded Iris (Limited Edition) in rosewood and 24-carat gold, and a luxurious, world-class sound. My repertoire includes Classical, Celtic, Modern pop, Golden Oldies, Broadway, Jazz, Disney/Soundtrack, Holiday & Religious, and Garden-theme music.
I began harp lessons at 11 years old, continuing with studies at the Juilliard Pre-College, Univ. of Michigan, and Univ. of Illinois, and culminating with my Master of Music in Harp Performance and Literature.
Get in touch to book a consultation or reserve your date!
Additional Booking Notes
My harp is equipped with an internal microphone and can connect to a battery-powered/wireless Bose amplifier to magnify the harp's sound for gatherings of up to 250 people, or connect directly to a DJ's amplifier for a grander occasion!
There may be additional set-up requirements if the event will be outdoors, in order to protect my instrument from:
- Temperatures outside the manufacturer's recommendation
- Direct sunlight
- Soil, gravel, dirt, etc
I personally offer (optional) equipment for rental to help make having the harp at your outdoor event everything you envision!
Upcoming Booked Events
|August 29, 2021 • 6:30pm - 8:30pm||Wedding Reception|
|September 17, 2022 • 5:00pm - 5:45pm||Wedding Ceremony|
Past Booked Events
|July 24, 2021 • 11:00am - 12:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|May 30, 2021 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|March 26, 2021 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm||Cocktail Party|
|October 04, 2020 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|August 08, 2020 • 5:30pm - 7:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|July 25, 2020 • 10:30am - 3:30pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|February 14, 2020–February 15, 2020 • 6:00pm - 12:00am||Wedding Reception|
|September 21, 2019 • 10:00am - 11:30am||Wedding Ceremony|
|March 23, 2019 • 1:30pm - 4:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|March 09, 2017 • 11:00am - 12:30pm||Corporate Event|
|December 10, 2016 • 10:30am - 12:00pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|October 16, 2016 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|July 30, 2016||Baby Shower|
Please visit www.TheMichiganHarpist.com/repertoire for my current song list!
|Violinist (optional)||Harp and violin duet|
Bose Amplifier (Optional)
Harp amplification equipment (optional)
Amplifier for speakers/wedding couple (optional)
Outdoor protective equipment for harp (Optional)