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Harp Music for Mother’s Day – Central IL Harpist

This was my second Mother’s Day since gaining the name “Mama,” and it was such a pleasure to spend it with the mothers and daughters at Centenary UMC in Jacksonville!  My own mother (who spent countless hours on the road … Continue reading

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Wedding at Allerton Park – Central Illinois Harpist

My second Allerton wedding of the year!  Sarah and Mike had a perfect spring day for their outdoor ceremony in the Sunken Garden.  As guests assembled, I played a variety of classical music.  For the wedding party processional, they chose … 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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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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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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Christmas Eve Harpist ~ Music for Church Services in Bloomington-Normal

Nothing is more beautiful than harp music on Christmas Eve!  This year, I played prelude music for two services at College Park Christian Church in Normal, Illinois. The sanctuary was beautiful and peaceful, and the sound of harp music playing … Continue reading

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Peoria Harpist – Christmas Music for an Open House in Washington

Morningside of Washington held an open house and Christmas party for their residents, families, and the community, and harp music greeted everyone upon their arrival.  The harp was set up on the balcony overlooking the front door, and Christmas music … Continue reading

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Springfield Illinois Harpist – Christmas Luncheon Music

This was a very special event, and I was honored to be asked to take part in it.  The West Side Christian Church in Springfield has a widows and widowers luncheon during the Christmas season, and this year, they were … Continue reading

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