Experienced Harpist (pianist & organist) for All Your Special Events
An experienced event harpist (and pianist and organist), 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.
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Booking events on Long Island and the Tri-State area. 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, birthdays, tea parties, etc.); Showers (bridal and baby); Fundraisers; Memorials and Funerary Situations; Political Functions; Restaurants; Theatre; and Orchestras.
Do you want a harpist for your ceremony and a pianist for your cocktail hour (or the other way around), but can only afford one musician? I can do that! Your hall provides the piano and I'll bring my harp. Varied programs on both instruments. Please inquire.
>> I play harp at Bridal Shows throughout the year. The first show of 2015 is on Wednesday, January 28 at the Clarion Hotel in Ronkonkoma. Doors open at 6:30 pm. All shows are free to attend. For more information, please visit www.longislandbridalexpo.com <<
Should you desire harp plus another instrument I do not play (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 36 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.
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Miriam also is a web designer/developer. Visit her company page at Tumbleweed Web Design.
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Questions and inquiries are always welcome. Remember . . . it's YOUR day; I want YOU to be happy.