I do! During my college career I had the opportunity to study harp pedagogy (the teaching of harp) with Mary Bridgett Roman, Associate Professor of Harp at The Florida State University College of Music who heads one of oldest harp departments in the country! My studio is open to new students no matter the musical background! I also am available for beginning to early advanced piano lessons and beginner guitar!
I currently have two different kinds of harps available! My smaller, more portable harp is a Thormahlen “Serenade” lever harp. It is 51 inches tall, weighs 20 pounds and has 36 strings! I use this instrument for all my music therapy settings and for events that are less formal or take place outside in areas that wouldn’t be so accessible with my bigger harp.
My larger harp is a Lyon & Healy 85CG Concert Grand Pedal Harp! She stands about 73 inches, weighs 81 pounds and has 47 strings! She is quite elegant and has an incredible warm and rich sound. She’s perfect for weddings and other formal events.
Yes! I play frequently with an upright double bass player in a duo we call “Asheville Harp & Bass”. The harp combined with the warm, deep and beautiful sound of the acoustic upright bass are such an awesome combination! We can play any of the repertoire mentioned for any event listed above.
Weddings usually consist of a consult discussing your music preferences for the ceremony and other important details I need to know.
Your special day will include:
- A 30 minute prelude (As your guests arrive)
- Processional Selections (Music as the bridal party and bride enter)
- Music during the ceremony (Unity candle lighting or other ceremonial traditions)
- Recessional selection (For the newly wed’s exit)
- And 10 minutes of postlude music (As your guests exit)
Any kind! Here’s a list of examples:
- Awards Nights
- Birthday Parties
- Children’s Birthday Parties
- Christmas Parties
- Church Services
- Coffee Shops
- Community Events
- Corporate Functions
- Country Clubs
- Fund Raisers
- Graduation Parties
- Grand Openings
- Movie Soundtracks
- Private Parties
- Studio Session
- TV Soundtracks