The first event of the year when I get to bring out my holiday music is always an exciting time! This year, it was for a holiday open house at the Comstock Township Library near Kalamazoo, Michigan. The library staff went all out to make this a memorable occasion for their patrons of all ages.
As I played a variety of Christmas and Chanukah songs, people gathered around to listen. Some kids even gave me special requests for their favorites! There were also cookies, cider, a visit from Mrs. Claus, and my favorite – reindeer! They might have upstaged me a little, but I didn’t mind!
This was also the first time I tried out using the sheet music I’ve stored on my iPad instead of a binder full of music. It took some getting used to (I only tried to flip it over to turn the page once), but I loved having so much music available in such a small package. When you’re moving a huge harp around, it’s a benefit to downsize everything else whenever possible!
For holiday events, the harp can provide for all of your musical needs. From traditional Christmas carols to modern popular pieces and Chanukah selections, even a sing-along is possible! Visit my website, Kalamazoo Harpist, for more information on having a harpist for your celebration.