Dr. Vanessa Sheldon is an award-winning harpist in Palm Springs, California, who can enhance the mood of your wedding with her classical, jazz, pop, and rock styles on a variety of different harps. She specializes in composing and transcribing and enjoys the challenge of reinventing music for her harp.
Dr. Vanessa Sheldon has been a professional pedal and Celtic harpist for over 15 years. At age 19, Dr. Sheldon was honored as the youngest doctoral graduate at the University of Arizona, where she received her Doctorate of Musical Arts in harp and musicology. She has performed across the world, including China, South Africa, and Washington D.C. for people like Maya Angelou, Tippi Hedren, Florence Henderson, and Oprah Winfrey.
Dr. Vanessa Sheldon can accompany ceremonies, cocktail hours, receptions, and rehearsal dinners, as well as provide liability insurance and travel upon request. Her artistic vision and harp technique allow her to play in a variety of genres, including Celtic and Latin. Depending on the number of musicians, arrangements include instrumental-duos, instrumental-solos, or instrumental-trios. Couples also have the option to ask Dr. Sheldon to learn new songs. Instruments include:
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Josef Cibulka · Getting married on 12/27/2019
Vanessa was a wonderful musical addition to our holiday cocktail party. She played beautifully many various types of songs which we requested her to perform. She chose just the right ones from Christmas to the American song book. Her pleasant personality and professionalism made her a joy to work with. Highly recommended.Sent on 12/29/2018
Jim Olds · Married on 07/28/2019
Dr. Vanessa Sheldon at Memorial Service
Vanessa did a great job for my family. She played at the memorial service for my mother, as well as all through the reception following. She was great, very entertaining, and was flexible. Also, she was easy to deal with, stayed calm and collected throughout the event, and had to deal with other musicians. I would recommend her highly and would use her again myself.Sent on 09/19/2019
Tiff Otero · Married on 05/26/2019
Amazing performer, professional and prompt.Sent on 05/27/2019
To any Bride looking to book a harpist for their wedding: Dr. Vanessa Sheldon is the harpist to go with! She will add a touch of elegance to any event!