I am a classically trained harpist with a bachelor's degree in music performance and over ten years of professional performance experience.
I offer a wide variety of musical selections for every part of the wedding- background music for the engagement party, bridal shower, or rehearsal dinner, prelude music, ceremony music, cocktail hour, and reception. I also play background music for special events.
I pride myself on providing an excellent customer service experience from start to finish- I work closely with my clients to customize a music playlist that reflects their tastes and preferences, and I deliver polished performances that leave a lasting impression.
Tyler was perfect! She always responded to my emails quickly. She suggested music and even recorded a few songs specifically for me to see which way I liked it best. She was so easy to work with. I wish all my wedding vendors would have been as great as her!
The music provided by Tyler was just beautiful! She was very sweet and easy to work with leading up to my wedding. She has a great selection of songs to choose from... I believe I chose a Midsummer's Night Dream for my walk down the aisle and it was perfect. I would highly recommend her.
Besides being a wonderful harpist, Tyler is very professional and prepared. She sent several emails asking questions and confirming wedding pieces that we picked. She was very adaptable by preparing a special piece that she did not have listed on her site that I wanted to have playing as I walked down the aisle. She showed up early to my wedding rehearsal to get the timing right for walking transitions and showed up early to start playing pre-ceremony music on the day of the wedding. For months afterwards, when people mentioned our wedding, the "harpist who played beautifully" would come up in conversation. You definitely want her for your event! Thank you, Tyler!
Tyler was hired to play during my wedding ceremony at Callanwolde Fine Arts Center last August. She was very professional and easy to work with. She sent along information that was nicely organized and had a lot of her recording available online which made the research and decision making process much easier.
She was great at timing the music throughout the entire ceremony which consisted of the usual walking in of the wedding party, parents, but during the vows and prayers, we added in couple different elements which required her to be very attentive and she was.
Tyler also always showed up earlier before the set time to get herself set up so I never had to worry. I would highly recommend her.
Price Range: $200-350 per hour
Gig Length: 30 - 180 minutes
Insurance: $28,000 - My instrument is insured with the Anderson
What to Expect
Expect the utmost in professionalism, customer service, and beautiful music for any occasion!
Tyler Hartley began harp lessons at the age of six with Curtis graduate and Atlanta Opera harpist Susan Bennett Brady. Throughout middle and high school, Tyler pursued a variety of performance experiences including 12 years in the Atlanta Harp Ensemble and four years in the Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra. She began her collegiate studies at the Eastman School of Music, where she was a recipient of the Eileen Malone Scholarship and took lessons with Kathleen Bride. Tyler also spent a year studying with Elizabeth Hainen of the Philadelphia Orchestra, two years with Elisabeth Remy Johnson of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, and has performed in master classes with renowned harpists Judy Loman, Alice Giles, Kimberly Rowe, Catrin Finch, Bridget Kibbey, Elaine Barber, Maria Luisa Rayan-Forero, and Deborah Fleisher.
Tyler serves as principal harpist for the Gwinnett Ballet Theatre Orchestra and second harpist for the Georgia Symphony Orchestra. In addition, she frequently freelances with various regional orchestras, wind ensembles, and choral groups including the Georgia Philharmonic, Atlanta Philharmonic Orchestra, North Georgia Symphony Orchestra, South Florida Symphony Orchestra, Athens Choral Society, Voices of North Georgia, Tara Winds, Atlanta Freedom Band, and the Atlanta Wind Symphony.
Tyler also enjoys playing chamber music, and has performed several major works as part of a flute, viola and harp trio. throughout the greater Atlanta area and Puerto Rico. She is currently working with seasoned orchestral and chamber flautist Cecilia Piehl Price as part of a flute and harp duo and violinist Ryan William Gregory as part of a violin and harp duo.
In addition to performing. Tyler teaches private lessons on both lever and pedal harp to students of all ages.
Additional Booking Notes
The harp needs about 6 square feet of level, solid ground on which to sit. Stairs, steep hills, and rocky or bumpy terrain can be very difficult and unsafe to navigate, so all of these must be discussed before I arrive at your venue.
I don't need any amplification- the harp is surprisingly loud on it's own!
Past Booked Events
|June 04, 2016 • 6:00pm - 7:00pm||Wedding- violin and harp|
|May 28, 2016 • 3:30pm - 4:30pm||Wedding- solo harp|
|May 21, 2016 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm||Wedding- solo harp|
|May 14, 2016 • 6:00am - 7:00pm||Wedding- solo harp|
|April 24, 2016 • 6:30pm - 7:30pm||Solo harp recital at Atlanta Harp Center|
|April 16, 2016 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm||Wedding- solo harp|
|April 02, 2016 • 9:30am - 1:00pm||Recording session with Hodgson Wind Ensemble|
|March 19, 2016 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm||Wedding|
|March 12, 2016 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm||Georgia Symphony Orchestra|
|March 05, 2016 • 5:30pm - 6:30pm||Wedding- harp and violin|
|February 13, 2016||Holiday Party (Other)|
|December 23, 2015 • 2:00pm - 5:30pm||Holiday Tea at the St. Regis|
|December 22, 2015 • 2:00pm - 5:30pm||Holiday Tea at the St. Regis Hotel|
|December 13, 2015 • 2:00pm - 4:00pm||Nutcracker with the Gwinnett Ballet|
|December 12, 2015 • 7:30pm - 9:30pm||Nutcracker with the Gwinnett Ballet|
|December 11, 2015 • 7:30pm - 9:30pm||Nutcracker with the Gwinnett Ballet|
|November 07, 2015||Wedding Ceremony|
|August 23, 2014||Wedding Ceremony|
|October 12, 2013||Wedding Ceremony|
I Can't Help Falling in Love With You
The Way You Look Tonight
Walt Disney movies:
Alice in Wonderland- Golden Afternoon
Bambi- Little April Shower
Bambi- Love is a Song
Cinderella- A Dream is a Wish...
Lady and the Tramp- La La Lu
Pinocchio- When You Wish Upon a Star
Snow White- I'm Wishing
Andrew Lloyd Webber:
Angel of Music
Think of Me
One Hand, One Heart
John Lennon/ Paul McCartney:
Across the Universe
Eight Days a Week
Here Comes the Sun
It's Only Love
Let it Be
God Only Knows
Wouldn't it Be Nice
Bach- Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring
Beethoven- Ode to Joy
Clarke- Trumpet Voluntary Processional
Mendelssohn- Wedding March from "Midsummer Night's Dream"
Pachelbel- Canon in D
Wagner- Bridal March ("Here comes the bride")
...and many more! visit my website (link hidden) for a more extensive list
Influences & Inspiration
My favorite classical composers are Bach, Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Debussy and Ravel. My favorite non-classical musicians include The Beatles, The Beach Boys, Cake, and Radiohead
Wheelchair accessibility (i.e. ramps or elevators) to performance area
A sturdy, level foundation with enough room for the harp, a music stand, and a bench
A tent or canopy is preferable if the event is to be outdoors in the summer- the harp should not be in direct sunlight during the summer for long durations, as it can cause the glue to melt and the wood to expand
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