CAN YOU PLAY FOR OUTDOOR EVENTS?
Absolutely, but only under certain conditions. The instrument is very sensitive to weather and cannot be subjected to rain (or drizzle), extreme heat or cold. Also, the harp can only be played on flat, level and hard surfaces. I will be happy to provide a small platform for events taking place on unpaved or grassy areas. Check out the photo gallery for snapshots of the harp at various outdoor wedding locations.
CAN I LISTEN TO YOU PLAY BEFORE HIRING YOU?
Yes! You may click here to listen to sound clips online, and an in-person consultation is always complimentary. Also, here's a link to a music video I recently filmed.
WILL THE HARP BE LOUD ENOUGH FOR MY EVENT?
The harp is an extremely resonant instrument, and the sound carries surprisingly well, even in outdoor spaces. For small to medium-sized events, amplification is not usually necessary. For large events or in spaces with lots of ambient noise (traffic, fountains, etc.), I routinely provide amplification at no additional cost.
HOW MUCH DO YOU CHARGE?
My fee depends on several different factors including type of performance, length of performance and traveling distance. To inquire about your specific event, please contact me for a price quote.
DO YOU PERFORM WITH OTHER MUSICIANS?
For most events, I play solo harp, but I would be happy to provide other musicians if you are interested in hiring a duo, trio or quartet (flute/harp, voice/harp, violin/harp, strings/ harp, etc.).
Photo by: Bree Woolliscroft Photography
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