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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Gabriel Caste · Getting married on 02/10/2021
Vanessa was very friendly, learned any song we chose, and made our wedding so much more romantic!Sent on 10/29/2019
Kevin Fleming · Getting married on 11/07/2020
For a backyard family event (25th wedding anniversary), Dr. Vanessa Sheldon played the harp during our cocktail hour and was absolutely superb. Very talented and professional, she set the perfect tone for an elegant evening. I deeply appreciated that she also provided a list of songs in advance to customize her performance, and was also willing to take requests or learn new songs in advance. Great to work with and smooth communication!Sent on 07/13/2020
Josef Cibulka · 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
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!