An experienced event harpist, I understand the importance of your special day. I will work with you to provide music of your choosing for your ceremony, cocktail hour, or reception. I also play harp for parties, showers, and memorials, as well as for theatre and in restaurants.
I also welcome interfaith and LGBT weddings, renewal ceremonies, and last-minute events.
My repertoire contains a wide range of music, including Standards, Showtunes, and Movie music; Traditional, Classical, Meditative, and Religious; Beatles, Irish, and Disney; songs from the 60’s, 70's, and 80’s; and newer music, as well.
Booking events on Long Island and the Tri-State area, Glens Falls area, Capital Region, Adirondacks and Catskills, southern Vermont, and western New Hampshire and Massachusetts. I am also willing to travel elsewhere; please inquire.
Covering events in catering halls, country clubs, vineyards, gardens, public spaces, private homes, and outdoors.
Events include: Weddings (ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception); Parties (anniversaries, luncheons, tea parties, etc.); Showers (bridal and baby); Fundraisers; Memorials and Funerary Situations; Political Functions; Restaurants; Theatre; and Orchestras.
Should you desire harp plus another instrument (for instance, violin, flute, 'cello, or voice), I will handle all the paperwork for you, booking my own experienced musicians. Please inquire as to possible combos.
I have been playing harp for over 30 years, beginning private lessons in February of 1978, and continuing on at the Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam. I played for two years with NYSSMA's All-State Orchestra in the Catskills and Buffalo, as well as one year in the All-Eastern symphonic band in Baltimore. I have traveled with the Long Island Youth Orchestra to play in Southeast Asia and Scandinavia, and at the World's Fair in Vancouver.
I appear live several times per year at Bridal Shows on Long Island and in the Capital Region. Next shows are on Wednesday, July 24, and Wednesday, September 25, 2013, at the Holiday Inn, Ronkonkoma (both are free to attend): http://longislandbridalexpo.com/longisland-bridal-shows/.
Seen last year on Bravo TV's "Chef Roble & Co.", The Crazy Hamptons Blowout episode: http://www.bravotv.com/chef-roble-and-co/season-1/videos/puppy-love-literally and in a segment of Push Pause LI for Fios1 TV.
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If you would like assistance planning your honeymoon or destination wedding, I am also a travel agent with Berman Travel. For more information, please click on the Miriam at Berman Travel link on my website or contact me directly at Miriam@bermantravel.com. Discounts are available for brides and couples using both my services.
Questions and inquiries are always welcome. Remember . . . it's YOUR day; I want YOU to be happy.
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