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Learn to Play the Harp!

Have you always wanted to play the harp?  Have a child who shows an interest?  Just want to try something new and different? This fall, I will be teaching a beginners group harp class at The Music Factory in Springfield, … Continue reading

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Harpist in Springfield IL – Music for Seniors

I received a last-minute call to fill in as the presenter for an educational session at Concordia Village Senior Living, and was delighted to share the music of the harp with the residents there!  On Monday afternoon, I presented a … Continue reading

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Wedding at Pere Marquette Lodge | St. Louis Harpist

Another beautiful outdoor wedding!  This time at Pere Marquette State Park, on the grounds directly across from the Lodge.  Very convenient for guests having one venue for the ceremony, reception, and lodging, and all right on the Illinois River.  Just an … Continue reading

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Wedding Ceremony Music – Harpist in Central Illinois

What a special day to be able to play for the wedding ceremony of a couple I’ve known for years and see every Sunday at church!  Doug and Dianne were married at Wesley Chapel United Methodist in Jacksonville on the … Continue reading

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Springfield Illinois Harpist ~ Music for an Open House

Heritage Health in Springfield hosted an open house for their new hospice center, and harp music was the perfect background!  Guests enjoyed appetizers and desserts as they had  a ribbon cutting and toured the newly remodeled facility. Music included popular … Continue reading

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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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