Author Archives: Devon

Elkhart Harpist – Celebration of Life

Being able to play harp music for those who have just lost a loved one is such an honor.  The music of the harp can be anything – soothing, joyful, uplifting, somber, or reflective.  The family chose to really celebrate … Continue reading

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Harpist in Central Illinois ~ Allerton Park Wedding Ceremony & Reception

One of my favorite things about being a wedding harpist is when another musicians chooses me to provide the music for her wedding.  I loved working with Bethany (and her mom, Heidi) to put together the perfect soundtrack for the big day! … Continue reading

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Funeral Music in Central Illinois

It was the greatest honor to play for the funeral of the 102-year-old Dr. Bone.  I grew up in the house next door to his, and Jacksonville lost a kind and generous soul with his passing.  He was much-loved, and … Continue reading

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Indianapolis Harpist – Wedding at Laurel Hall

Laurel Hall is such a beautiful wedding venue.  It just doesn’t seem possible that this historic mansion is located in Indianapolis!  You are truly transported to another era of opulence and grace when you enter the building. Cyndi and Mark were … Continue reading

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Harp Music for Lent | Church Service in Jacksonville, IL

March 5th was the first Sunday of Lent, and I was invited to play for the service at the First Presbyterian Church in Jacksonville, Illinois.  For the first time, my daughter (now nearly 2 years old) was able to accompany … Continue reading

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Lebanese Wedding Music ~ Detroit Harpist for a Wedding Reception

Dima and Nassim planned a spectacular Lebanese wedding in only six months!  The setting was the Dearborn Inn in the suburbs of Detroit, where I provided harp music for the cocktail hour and dinner. Arriving guests were greeted with the … Continue reading

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Home Harp Concert in Springfield, Illinois

Home concerts are a special treat, and this one was to celebrate the birthday of a lifelong local supporter of music and the arts.  It was arranged by the guest of honor’s daughter who lives in New York, and I spend … Continue reading

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New Owner of Musikgarten Studio

I am so excited to announce that I am the new owner of The Music Factory  ~ a Musikgarten studio in Springfield, Illinois, offering music and movement classes to children from birth through age 10! My daughter Menai is attending classes there … Continue reading

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Hotel Blackhawk Wedding Music | Quad Cities & Iowa Harpist

Tim and Torie had an elegant and sophisticated wedding at Hotel Blackhawk in Davenport, Iowa.  The ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception were all held in the hotel. As guests entered the ceremony room, the first thing they saw was the … Continue reading

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Grand Rapids Harpist ~ Wedding Ceremony & Reception Music at CityFlats Ballroom

  On Sunday, February 5th, some people were watching the Super Bowl.  Others, however, were getting married!  Paul and Yunseo held their ceremony and reception at the CityFlats Ballroom in downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan. What an outstanding venue!  A beautiful … Continue reading

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