As an experienced wedding musician, I know how overwhelming the whole planning process can be. But, remember to enjoy this time. You and your fiance will learn wonderful new things about each other. Though there may be differences of opinion over the many decisions which need to be made before your wedding date, you should laugh and enjoy, too. With each compromise you make, it is important to keep in mind that after all is said and done, this is the person you have chosen to marry.
I truly understand the importance of your Special Day.
I have been playing both harp and piano for over 35 years.
I began private lessons on piano with Walter Baker in 1976 and harp lessons with Jeanne Goldstein in 1978. From grades 7 through 12, I played harp and 'cello with my high school orchestra, xylophone and bells with the symphonic band, and bass drum and cymbals with the graduation band. As a harpist, I won a place in the NYSSMA All-State Orchestra performing in upstate New York two years in a row, and also was accepted to play with the All-Eastern Orchestra in Baltimore. I played harp with the Long Island Youth Orchestra beginning at the age of 13, spending the summers of 1985 and 1986 touring Scandinavia and Southeast Asia with the group. I continued on to college, attending the Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam as a Performance major, studying harp with Arlene Wangler, and accompanying fellow musicians on piano for their Levels.I continue to play harp for weddings and parties,
church services, restaurants, theatre, and recitals
throughout central/northern NM and surrounding areas.
From 2013 to 2015 I was on staff at East Moriches United Methodist Church as their winter organist,
and substituted at various churches on the East End of Long Island during the spring, summer, and fall.
In October of 2015 I made the move to the Pojoaque Valley, in Santa Fe county, New Mexico,
making this beautiful state my new permanent home.
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I cover events in catering halls, country clubs, hotels, resorts, restaurants, vineyards, gardens, museums,
public spaces, private homes, and outdoors.
********************BOOKING EVENTS IN NEW MEXICO.
Covering central and northern NM,
including Santa Fe, Pojoaque, White Rock, Los Alamos, Española, Abiquiu,
Albuquerque, and Taos areas, and southern Colorado.
Willing to travel elsewhere. Please inquire.
~~~ NEW OPTIONS! ~~~
You may hire me to to play my 26-string Celtic harp or my full-sized orchestral harp for your event.
Both are lovely instruments with beautiful, full sounds.
Prices vary. Please inquire.
My repertoire includes a wide range of music, and I'm always adding new titles.
Click here to view videos of me playing both harps on my YouTube channel.
Should you desire harp plus another instrument (for instance, violin, flute, or 'cello),
I will handle all the paperwork for you, booking my own experienced musicians.
Please inquire as to possible combos.
I also offer lessons on both harp and piano. Feel free to get in touch with me directly via email or phone, or view my listing at MusicTeachersDirectory.org.