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Dr. Vanessa Fountain, Harpist

Palm Springs, CA View map
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70 reviews
$600 Most Popular Price

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$600 Most Popular Price

Dr. Vanessa Fountain (née 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.

Experience
Dr. Vanessa Fountain has been a professional pedal and Celtic harpist for over 15 years. At age 19, Dr. Fountain 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.

Services Offered
Dr. Vanessa Fountain 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. Fountain to learn new songs. Instruments include:

  • Guitar
  • Harp
  • Piano
  • Violin
  • Woman-owned

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the starting price for wedding ceremony music?

$300

What is the price of your most popular wedding package?

$600

Which of the following are included in the price of your most popular wedding package?

Ceremony Music
Cocktail Hour Music
Learn New Songs
Reception Music

What ceremony music arrangements can you provide?

Instrumental - Solo
Instrumental - Duo
Instrumental - Trio

How many musicians are in your band(s)?

1 - 3

What instruments does your group play?

Guitar
Harp
Piano
Violin

What services do you provide?

Ceremony Music
Cocktail Hour Music
Learn New Songs
Liability Insurance
Reception Music
Rehearsal Dinner Music

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    A magical day with Magical music!

    Dr. Fountain, with her harp, made our entire experience wonderful and beyond perfect. She is punctual, flexible, and a musical artist. Mt husband and I are beyond thankful that she said yes to our event. We will indeed be keeping her number and calling again. Huge thanks for helping make our day that much more special, for us and our family.
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    Dan D. Married on 03/05/2022
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    She's the best!

    Vanessa is amazing! She's quick to e-mail and takes calls, which is huge for us because we're BIG on communication. She laid out everything she can do and offered to do some custom covers as well. she's FANTASTIC! Happy to recommend her!
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    Megan Married on 10/24/2021
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    Fabulous Harpist

    Vanessa was delightful to work with. She’s professional, showed up on time, prompt and easy to communicate with and so extremely talented. The music she played on her harp for our wedding was heavenly and absolutely perfect. Do not hesitate to book her for your event!

Awards

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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2018 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2017 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2016 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2015 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2014 Winner

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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!

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Palm Springs Palm Springs, CA, 92262
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