Harpist for Happy Happenings. Will provide beautiful harp music for your special event. Classically trained harpist. Can play a variety from classical to pop music. Can also sing, and play the harp at the same time.
Also available: Harp and flute harp, flute and guitar trio, harp and guitar duet or harp and voice duet
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Skyla was such a beautiful touch to our wedding ceremony! She played beautifully and was able to offer us a combination of both classical and contemporary music and even offered to learn music by request. We got plenty of compliments from our guests about our ceremony music and Skyla was very prompt and easy to reach leading up to our wedding.
This review is long overdue! My husband & I have been married 3 years now. Skyla played beautifully at our wedding & our guests commented endlessly about her playing as well. In fact we just celebrated our anniversary & her playing came up in conversation. The conversation reminded me that I still had not posted a review. Skyla made our day even more perfect with her wonderful playing! I'm grateful she was part of our special day!
Skyla played beautifully and elegantly for our fundraiser gala. Everyone was very impressed and it was the perfect touch to our cocktail party. Skyla was very professional, prompt, prepared and so easy to work with. I highly recommend Skyla for your events and would gladly work with her again.
I highly recommend Skyla. She is a talented and professional harpist. We had the pleasure of having her perform during the cocktail hours at our wedding. Skyla plays a variety of music to appeal to all ages by performing pop hits, Broadway tunes, classical and through the decades. It is truly amazing what she can play on the harp.
Skyla was a wonderful addition to the outdoor cocktail hour of our wedding reception. She was extremely responsive and helpful leading up to the event and on the day of, she was punctual and professional! Skyla is extremely talented and brought something magical to our cocktail hour. Would definitely book her again for any future events!
We wanted a harpist to come and play and engage the children at our daughters enchanted forest theme first birthday and Skyla did not disappoint! Her playing was absolutely beautiful and children and adults alike enjoyed the music! She was very gentle and approachable with the children who waned to come touch the harp. I would certainly contract her for any event big or small!
Skyla was great to work with. Very responsive and reasonable priced. She showed up on time and played beautiful background music at our bridal shower. Highly recommend
Excellent would definitely repeat.
I hired Skyla for our outdoor wedding ceremony. The music sounded beautiful and we received so many compliments!
Skyla is talented, professional and a pleasure to work with. Her music and her persona bring elegance and grace to any event--whether she is the featured performer or playing background. A true gem at a very reasonable rate.
Very responsible. Responsive ( responded in timely manner). Very disciplined. Overall - just 5 stars experience.
Our main concern from the very beginning was - reliability? will they come on time? will they have everything they need to play? Our expectations were exceeded. This young woman has bright future for her. Skyla Budd is very talented. She picked the right music for our event. And she was very pleasant to deal with.
I recently hired Skyla Budd as a Harpist for an Assisted Living Tea Party. Her performance was absolutely amazing. It transformed the entire event into another level of elegance. Her selection of music, beautiful instrument, and fantastic sound made for a great party. She is a true professional and as talented a musician as you can get. If you are looking for a Harpist I would highly recommend you get Skyla Budd.
We were so lucky Skyla was available on our wedding so late notice (one month) prior to our date August 2015. She's truly a rising star and owns a beautiful harp. She was always quick to respond in all questions prior to the event. Day of, she arrived early, dressed formally and was a perfect addition to our outdoor ceremony at a venue in Long Island. Thank you so much for accommodating is and being an integral part of our wedding. I highly recommend Skyla for any event!
We hired Skyla to play during the cocktail reception at our special event in Heckscher Museum. Skyla was very easy to deal with, and the provided the perfect music for an elegant reception.
We had skyla perform at our wedding and she was just great! She is easy to work with, professional and obviously a great talent. Thank you skyla!!
She played beautifully!! very happy, made the ceremony amazing for me
Skyla Budd is a versatile harpist who has performed in many traditional and unusual and venues. She has performed at Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center and at Carniege Hall. She has also performed at the Governor’s Comedy Club in Wantagh, at the LongHouse Reserve in East Hampton, and at The Museum of Modern Art in NYC.
Skyla received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Music Performance at Adelphi University and her Masters Degree in Music at The Mannes School of Music. She has had the opportunity to work with well-known conductors, David Hayes and JoAnn Falletta, for the Mannes Centennial Celebrations, and Joseph Colaneri for the Mannes Opera Productions.
Skyla has been part of the Mannes American Composers Ensemble (MACE) with conductor David Fulmer. She is the founder of a unique chamber group, Trio Delphi, and she, a flutist, and a guitarist perform at various events.
She has been part of the LIU Post Chamber Festival multiple times; she was soloist with the Chamber Orchestra in the Summer of 2013 when they performed the first movement of Handel’s Harp Concerto in B-Flat Major.
Skyla currently performs with different orchestras, at weddings, and at other special occasions. She also teaches students privately and frequently visits public schools, Girl Scout troops, and senior citizen homes to perform and educate people about the harp.
Past Booked Events
|October 28, 2017 • 1:00pm - 3:30pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|October 08, 2017 • 6:00pm - 7:00pm||Wedding Cocktail Hour|
|October 06, 2017 • 4:30pm - 5:30pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|August 05, 2017 • 11:00am - 2:00pm||East meadow Library|
|June 27, 2017 • 6:30pm - 9:00pm||Bridal Expo|
|December 09, 2016 • 7:00pm - 9:00pm||Cocktail Party|
|July 31, 2016 • 10:00am - 12:00pm||Cinema arts brunch|