FAQ


Wedding and Event Questions


I have no idea what I want to have played. Can you suggest anything?

Of course! Check out my repertoire list and let me know if anything jumps out at you.

I have something specific I'm looking to have you play. Can you do it?

If you don't see it on the repertoire list, please just ask me! I have a giant selection and (with proper advance notice) can get just about anything for you!

Can I hear you play before I decide to hire you for my wedding?

Absolutely! I wouldn't have it any other way. With weddings especially, I generally meet with you and anyone else you would like for a half hour to an hour to decide on specific music for your wedding and draw up a contract. So, if you decide harp isn't the absolute perfect instrument for your special day, you don't have to hire me! Your day should be exactly what you want, and I am here to help in any way possible.

Will I have enough room for your harp at my event?

I take up an area of about 4'x4'. Mostly, I just need to make sure that I have a level surface since the harp has to sit on the ground while I play.

Other Questions


Do you still live in the Rochester, NY, area?

Nope. If you are looking for a harpist in the Rochester, NY, area, contact Roxanne Ziegler.

Do you still live in the Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill area?

Nope. If you are looking for a harpist in the Raleigh, Durham, or Chapel Hill area, contact Anita Burroughs-Price.

Do you still live in Minnesota?

Also nope.

Do you still live in Albany, NY?

Nope. My real job is as a mathematics professor, which means I have moved a lot. See above.

How big is your harp?

Well, that depends. I have four harps, only one of which has moved with me throughout my travels. My pride and joy is my Lyon & Healy 85E semi-grand. It is 5ft 10in tall, weighs 77 lbs, and has 46 strings. Most harps have 47 strings, but as I am a small person I use a smaller harp, which means one less string.

Don't you wish you played the piccolo?

Nope.

How long have you been playing the harp?

Forever, basically. I started when I was 8 years old. I started out playing in my public school system, then started taking lessons with Roxanne Ziegler, a freelance harpist in Rochester, NY, then with Kathleen Bride, the Professor of Harp at the Eastman School of Music.

How did you get started playing the harp?

I saw a harpist play in my church when I was 7 years old. It was the most amazing thing ever, but when I told my parents, they laughed it off, figuring I was just like every other girl who wanted to play the harp. However, my school district (Penfield, NY) amazingly enough had a harp program, so when we got to choose instruments, I decided to play harp, and my parents went along with it. The rest is history.