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Harpsongs for all occasions

Are you thinking, dreaming, hoping and planning to have a memorable, perhaps even an enchanted event? No matter what your special occasion might be, my harp music always creates an elegant yet personal and intimate atmosphere.

The harp brings a unique atmosphere to any occasion, whether it’s a wedding, anniversary, reception, dedication, or dinner party. Harp music lends itself to many settings either as gentle background music or showcased as a performance.

Weddings

There is no more joyous time in a couple’s lives than their wedding day.

On your wedding day, I arrive an hour early to set up and tune. My prelude music gracefully welcomes your guests during the half hour before the ceremony. Coordinating carefully with your plans, I play mother’s seating music, processional piece(s) for the wedding party and Bride, any piece from my repertoire during the ceremony, and the recessional piece.

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While your guests are chatting and dispersing after the ceremony, I provide an additional half hour of postlude music, bringing a beautiful wedding to a close. If this sounds like the kind of experience you’re looking for, contact me soon so we can follow through together. It would be a joy and privilege for me to play for your wedding.

After we’ve communicated by phone or email and you’ve decided to have me play for your wedding, I would invite you to meet with me in my home about a month before the wedding for an hour or so to select processional and recessional music. It’s helpful to meet you ahead of time so I can tailor my performance to your taste.

My cost for the wedding package is $250, and a $50 deposit (deducted from the total) holds the date. If you would like me to stay and play for a cocktail reception or dinner, I charge an additional $75 per hour plus a small travel fee if the reception is in a different location that involves transporting my harp. If I need to travel to the wedding more than 45 minutes one way, I may need to be reimbursed for my travel costs as well. A copy of one of my CDs is a gift for you. If you have questions please feel free to ask. I want you to be confident about the decision you make.

Note: Because of the delicate nature of my instrument, I must be guaranteed cover in the event of rain and cannot play outdoors below 55 degrees.

Other Special Occasions

I enjoy bringing the beauty of the harp to churches, country clubs, banquet halls, senior facilities or even your own living room.

I find the harp offers a wonderful opportunity to add something sensitive and beautiful to very special times in people’s lives. I count it a privilege and honor to be called upon to play for such personal occasions. My repertoire includes a mix of familiar classical, folk and Celtic music, hymns and carols. Look on the song list for specific pieces. My rate for background music is $125 for the first hour and $75 for subsequent hours. I am happy to give you a quote for your special occasion.

Programs and performances

I have a number of fun, interesting 1-hour programs that are especially suited for senior facilities. Click here for a current list of available themes and topics. All programs cost $100.

Funerals

When you have lost someone you love, the calming and comforting sound of the harp can be a real treasure. I try to be sensitive to the needs of the family and melt into the background bringing a gentle atmosphere for the visiting hours or services. Most funeral directors wish I was invited to play more often. My hourly rate remains at $125 for the first hour and $75 for subsequent hours with travel remuneration beyond 45 minutes one way.

Lessons

I also offer pedal and lever harp lessons out of my home to beginning and early intermediate students for $15 per half-hour lesson. This is another avenue for sharing the joy of harp with others as well as my gifts as a music teacher.

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