Friday, August 6, 2010


Our Wedding Music group began with Flute and Harp Duos. Harp Music always in demand as Harp is one of the most requested instruments for Wedding Music and special events. Beautiful Music has a wonderful staff of harpists available for events. I actually began with harp and flute ensembles back in 1985. My long time elegant friend Sondra Vaughan is responsible for me getting head-long into the Music Industry Business and Wedding Biz. I have worked for over 25 years with Orlando Harpist, Kathleen Attanasi Goodin formerly full time with Walt Disney World Harpist for over 25 years at special venues such as Victoria & Albert's Restaurant at the Grand Floridan. I have worked closely with Florida Harpist Victoria Schultz for many years with special Celtic projects as well as concert series that include performances for the Scottish Games, and other special venues such as Sea World for the Believe Holiday Show. Her signature style on not only harp, but piano as well is the best! She brings her knowledge of composition to every event! She is an amazing harpist and musician - Victoria has a wonderful repertoire and experience playing with world artists such as Josh Groban and Andrea Bocelli just to name a few. Victoria is such a fun personality but always the consummate professional no matter what the request. Others players include Christine MacPhail, Catherine Way and Jan Jennings. Working with them for many years has been a pleasure. We have recently added to our staff of harpists Elizabeth Gerberding as she is the current Walt Disney World Harpist at Victoria & Albert's Restaurant. I met Elizabeth while playing flute with the Walt Disney World Candlelight Processional events in 2009 for EPCOT events. It was a beautiful sound just behind me in the orchestra, so we chatted, she performed for me at the Ritz Carlton Grand Lakes Orlando on 2009 Christmas Day opposite Victoria Schultz to finish off a very busy day! One of my favorites is harpist Meko - a world harpist, his approach to the harp is like no other, hands on, up on his feet, performing contemporary styles and classics with a modern touch. Our recording project together called Christmas at the Castle with our friend Susan Goldmann on cello, who has since passed away is a favorite. This project is even more special to us now. Events with Meko have included Fashion week at Neiman Marcus - bejeweled to say the least, as well as celebrity architect event in Winter Park. To purchase our Christmas CD - contact me via email. Many of the harpists play on Concert Grands made by Lyon Healy and Salvi are among the finest, as well as Mid size harps which are easier to move for outdoor weddings and events. Victoria Schultz performs on Concert Grand, Mid Size Harp as well as Celtic Harps ranging mid size to handheld. To tour a wide collection of harps from all over the world visit the International Harp Museum downtown Orlando. Meko has quite a collection assembled, I have never seen so many exquisite and unique harps from as far back as the 1750's at last count. Harp repertoire includes all styles of music from classical, pop and contemporary music such as current top 40 songs. Some of my favorites to play are pieces by Telemann, Faure' and Bach. The timeless sound of the harp will enhance any event. It has been a highly requested option for events we present as well as Flute and Harp duos. One of the most rewarding groups I have ever produced is the Muse Ensemble as seen at Sea World with our group performing from the Believe Show stage and other special venues during the Holidays and for VIP special events. Booking the simple sound of Harp or our Harp Ensemble will make any event Special. Enjoy the collection of photos. Performing for events at Walt Disney for special events and Fairytale weddings, as well as other special location is always special when harp is on request of the day! Keep in mind Harp Music for your Wedding Music in most any Florida Wedding setting. It is magical! Visit our website to hear Harp Samples and tour our Harp Music available to you for events and Wedding Music for your special day!

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