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Q: What types of events do you perform for?
A: I have a formal academic musical education as a university-
Q: What styles of music do you perform?
A: I perform primarily classical and sacred music, contemporary music, and Celtic and world music. The pedal harp is very a versatile instrument, when compared to the organ, woodwinds, brass, or other stringed instruments, and lends itself quite well to most musical genres.
Q: Can you perform harp music for the entire wedding ceremony?
A: Absolutely!. My fee includes performing the prelude music, the processional music for the bridal party and the bride, any special music during the ceremony, the recessional music, and the postlude music for a wedding ceremony. I will begin playing the prelude music to greet your guests while they are arriving and are being seated, approximately 20-
Q: How do I go about booking a musician for my event, and how far ahead is it necessary to book a musician?
A: The date and my services are contracted and reserved in my calendar on a first-
Q: Will you help me select the music for my event?
A: Absolutely!. I have repertoire lists, free harp music audition demo CDs, harp music planning demo CDs, and example wedding ceremony formats available to assist you with your preferred selections, and I also offer a professional in-
Q: Will you play my favorite song at my event?
A: Yes!, generally it is quite possible to prepare special music not listed on my current repertoire lists. I welcome inquiries, so please contact me with your special requests well in advance to learn whether I might have the appropriate sheet music. Special music needs to be stylistically appropriate for the harp and easily transcribed for my instrument. In some cases the client might have to purchase and provide the harpist with the sheet music for particular unusual special requests well in advance of the event, but arrangements of any special music is included in your total fee. Your own choice in harp music can be as unique as you dream and as unique as you are!
Q: What types of venues is the grand concert pedal harp suitable for?
A: Almost any venue appropriate for a wedding or reception will accommodate a grand concert pedal harp. These include any size churches or chapels, reception ballrooms, tearooms, garden terraces, and various outdoor settings (with the appropriate overhead cover).
Q: How far will you travel for an event?
A: Travel fees are included in the standard fee for events which are located within the general southern and eastern Maryland/Chesapeake Bay/Northern Virginia/Washington, D.C. metro region.
Q: Will you play for outdoor wedding ceremonies?
A: Absolutely!, as long as the daily weather and seasonal temperature conditions permit (generally from April through mid-