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Harpist-Miriam Shilling

Experienced Harpist for All Your Special Events
Covering Santa Fe, Taos, Albuquerque, Southern CO, and surrounding areas, BOOKING EVENTS IN NORTH & CENTRAL NEW MEXICO-WILL ALSO TRAVEL ELSEWHERE, Santa Fe, NM 87506
505-455-9201
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5.0
38 Reviews

An experienced event harpist, I understand the importance of your special day.  I will work with you to provide music of your choosing for your ceremony, cocktail hour, or reception.   I also play harp for parties, showers, and memorials, as well as for theatre and in restaurants. 

I always welcome interfaith and LGBT weddings, renewal ceremonies, and last-minute events.

My repertoire contains a wide range of music, including Standards, Showtunes, and Movie music; Traditional, Classical, Meditative, and Religious; Beatles, Irish, and Disney; songs from the 60’s, 70's, 80’s, and 90's; and newer music, as well. 

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CONSIDER MY CELTIC HARP, WHICH IS SMALLER AND COSTS A BIT LESS TO HIRE,  IS VERY PORTABLE, AND IS A BEAUTIFUL INSTRUMENT.

IT IS THE PERFECT HARP FOR BACKYARD & OUTDOOR EVENTS, SMALLER VENUES, AND OUT-OF-THE WAY LOCATIONS.

PLEASE VIEW VIDEOS OF ME PLAYING BOTH HARPS ON MY YOUTUBE CHANNEL.

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*PLEASE CLICK HERE TO SEE MY LATEST CELTIC HARP & PEDAL HARP VIDEOS ON MY YouTube CHANNEL*

** BOOKING EVENTS IN NEW MEXICO & SOUTHERN COLORADO. **

Santa Fe, Pojoaque, White Rock, Los Alamos, Espanola, Abiquiu, Taos, Albuquerque, and surrounding areas, as well as Southern Colorado.  Willing to travel.  Please inquire.

Covering events in catering halls, country clubs, hotels, resorts, vineyards, gardens, museums, restaurants, casinos, public spaces, private homes, and outdoors.

Events include:  Weddings (ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception); Parties (anniversaries, birthdays, tea parties, etc.); Showers (bridal and baby); Fundraisers; Memorials and Funerary Situations; Political Functions; Restaurants; Theatre; and Orchestras.

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Should you desire harp plus another instrument I do not play (for instance, violin, flute, 'cello, or voice), I will handle all the paperwork for you, booking my own experienced musicians.  Please inquire as to possible combos.  

I have been playing harp for 38 years, beginning private lessons in February of 1978, and continuing on at the Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam.  I played for two years with NYSSMA's All-State Orchestra in the Catskills and Buffalo, as well as one year in the All-Eastern symphonic band in Baltimore.  I have traveled with the Long Island Youth Orchestra to play in Southeast Asia and Scandinavia, and at the World's Fair in Vancouver. 

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Cute, customizable favor boxes handmade by Miriam for your wedding:  www.mimwear.com.

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Appeared in season one of Bravo TV's "Chef Roble & Co.", The Crazy Hamptons Blowout episode:  http://www.bravotv.com/chef-roble-and-co/season-1/videos/puppy-love-literally and in a segment of Push Pause LI for Fios1 TV.

Please "Like" my Harpist-Miriam Shilling page on Facebook.  Thanks!  :-)

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Questions and inquiries are always welcome.  Remember . . . it's YOUR day; I want YOU to be happy. 

Joelle
6/24/17
Categories: Ceremony Music
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Miriam was really wonderful and we are so happy to have had her at our big day! I was able to set everything up with her via email since we live out of state and she let me pick several "non traditional" songs, which made it all the more personal for us!
Harpist-Miriam Shilling responded with the following comments:
Thank you, Joelle. It was my pleasure to play for your beautiful wedding.
Anna
10/8/16
Categories: Ceremony Music
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Miriam is a delightful person and a talented musician. Having such beautiful live music before and during our ceremony really completed the atmosphere I was trying to achieve during my autumn backyard wedding. She was very responsive by phone and email, and accommodating throughout all the planning. We wanted a piece of non-traditional wedding music for my walk down the aisle, which Miriam skillfully played on her lovely Celtic harp (which was the perfect compromise for my budget compared to her larger orchestral harp). She was even thoughtful enough to record her playing it so I could hear how it sounded before the wedding day. My guests enjoyed the music before the ceremony (everything ranging from The Beatles, classical pieces and music from Pixar's UP), and best of all, I could hear the pretty tunes through the window in the room where I was getting ready, which was a wonderful surprise. She was even game for playing under a tarp if the threatening storm brought rain (which thankfully it didn't!) I highly recommend Miriam as your wedding harpist!
Harpist-Miriam Shilling responded with the following comments:
Thank you so much, Anna. It was such a wonderful day in a beautiful setting. Wishing you both all the best.
Madlyn
7/17/16
Categories: Ceremony Music
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Miriam was an absolute joy to have on our wedding day. The mood she set with how beautifully she played her harp was amazing! I am very appreciative that she so gracefully made our special day just that much more special. Thank you!
Harpist-Miriam Shilling responded with the following comments:
Thank you, Madlyn. It was a pleasure meeting you and your family, and playing in such a beautiful place. Best wishes always.
Leann
6/24/16
Categories: Ceremony Music
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Make sure to talk with harpist in advance on details of songs for the ceremony. We forgot to let her know we wanted the entry song to be played all the way through. Miriam did a fantastic job for us and we'd recommend her without hesitation!??
Harpist-Miriam Shilling responded with the following comments:
Leann, I apologize that the music wasn't exactly right, but I do thank you for leaving a positive review. Wishing you all good things.
stacie
5/15/16
Categories: Ceremony Music
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Miriam was amazing. Even though it rained during our ceremony and cocktail hour, she worked well with our wedding coordinator and families to find the best solution. Would recommend her over and over again!!!
Harpist-Miriam Shilling responded with the following comments:
Thank you, Stacie. Everyone was so easy to work with. It was my pleasure.
Jarett
8/9/15
Categories: Ceremony Music
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
My wife and I were in a bind due to an unfortunate circumstance with our original musician. I found Miriam online and she was a pleasure to talk to and was more than flexible for us - particularly given the lack of advanced notice we provided her! She was accommodating with respect to our preference of music and some last minute requests we made. Her music was beautiful! It truly added to our wedding experience and was a memorable part of the most special day in our lives.
Harpist-Miriam Shilling responded with the following comments:
Thank you, Jarett. Wishing you both all the best.
Thomas
6/19/15
Categories: Ceremony Music
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
All of our guests loved the music Miriam played. She added a graceful beauty to our ceremony and we could not be happier.
Harpist-Miriam Shilling responded with the following comments:
Thank you very much.
Manuela
6/9/15
Categories: Ceremony Music
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Miriam was absolutely great. She is a wonderful musician and she is very flexible. I would recommend her to any one seeking for professionalism, talent and great attitude.
Harpist-Miriam Shilling responded with the following comments:
Thank you so much, Manuela. Despite the drizzle, it was a beautiful day. Wishing you all the best!
Hannah
6/7/15
Categories: Ceremony Music
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Absolutely amazing musician... Miriam and her harp were my favorite aspect of the wedding. My guests are still complimenting me on what a beautiful addition to the ceremony the harp was. She played all the music on queue and flawlessly... even switching to the piano for cocktail hour. Booking and sorting out song list and other details was effortless, she was patient, organized and always willing to answer any questions. I never had to wait more than a day for a response I really cannot say enough good things about her... She was absolutely wonderful to work with and I hope I can use her again in the future. If you are looking for a unique and talented musician I highly recommend Miriam and her harp :) Thank you for making our wedding day a dream come true!
Harpist-Miriam Shilling responded with the following comments:
Thank you so much, Hannah! It was truly my pleasure.
Owai
6/21/14
Categories: Ceremony Music
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Miriam played at our wedding and was enthusiastically received by all. Not only did she play beautifully, she got into the swing of the party by wearing a hat that matched the wedding theme. Consummate professional. We recommend her for any occasion!
Harpist-Miriam Shilling responded with the following comments:
Thank you! You couldn't have asked for a better day!
Angela
5/17/14
Categories: Ceremony Music
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Everyone loved the music at the ceremony. It was just what I wanted.
Harpist-Miriam Shilling responded with the following comments:
Thank you, Angela. Your ceremony was beautiful!
Esther Marie
5/17/14
Categories: Ceremony Music
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
I would highly recommend her. She was prompt and pleasant with a fair price. She was a beautiful part of our special day.
Harpist-Miriam Shilling responded with the following comments:
Thank you, Esther Marie! :-)
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Ceremony Music
What ceremony music arrangements can you provide?
Instrumental - Duo, Instrumental - Solo, Soloist / Vocalist
How many musicians are in your band(s)?
1-3
What instruments does your group play?
Harp
What services do you provide?
Ceremony Music, Cocktail Hour Music, Instrumentals, Learn New Songs, Music During Breaks, Reception Music, Rehearsal Dinner Music, Sample Performances
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