Frequently Asked Questions

Updated October 2015

Preparation and Music Selection

Do you offer a consultation?
I offer complimentary consultations for clients planning a wedding, corporate or social event. Consultation gives you an opportunity to discuss your entertainment needs and music preferences. Consultations are available in person, phone or email.

How much music do we need for our wedding?
Generally the wedding package provide music for arrival of guests (up to 30 minutes), processional (1 to 2 songs), signing of registry (1 to 2 songs) and recessional (1 song plus 15 minutes of music). Other ceremonies eg light of candles, special song requests can be arranged on requests. Please allow minimum 2 weeks for special song requests that are not part of the repertoire.

Where have you played before?
Some locations are, (for all locations, please check out my blog!):
Indoor and churches
The Fairmont Waterfront Hotel, Vancouver
The Fairmont Pacific Rim, Vancouver
Hotel Georgia, Vancouver
Terminal City Club, Vancouver
Vancouver Club, Vancouver
Renaissance Harbourside Hotel, Vancouver
BMO Great Hall, Van Dusen Gardens, Vancouver
The Sutton Place Hotel, Vancouver
Teahouse at Stanley Park, Vancouver
Brix Restaurant, Vancouver
Hart House, Burnaby
Vancouver Golf Club, Coquitlam
St Andrew’s-Wesley United Church, Vancouver
Canadian Martyrs Catholic Church, Richmond
St Joseph’s The Worker Parish, Richmond
St. Margaret of Scotland Anglican Church, Burnaby
St. Joseph Parish, Port Moody
Outdoor
Hycroft, The University Women’s Club of Vancouver
Ferguson Point at Stanley Park
Heron Lake, Van Dusen Gardens
University Golf Club, Vancouver
UBC Museum of Anthropology, Vancouver
Brock House, Vancouver
Mayfair Lakes Golf and Country Club, Richmond
Centenial Rose Garden at Burnaby Mountain
London Heritage Farm, Richmond
Westwood Plateau Golf & Country Club, Coquitlam
Rockwater Secret Cove, Sunshine Coast
Others
Orpheum
Chan Centre at the University of British Columbia
The Wedding Yacht
Bloedel Floral Conservatory at Queen Elizabeth Park, Vancouver
Avalon Gardens, Langley

Can I select my music or make special request?
Please take a look at the repertoire and check if it has the music you need. I am constantly adding new music, so if you can’t find it in the list, just ask! Special song requests can also be arranged on requests. Please allow 2 weeks for special song requests that are not part of the repertoire.

Do you perform at outdoor events?
Yes. Due to unforeseen weather, please prepare a tent in case of rain. The harp also require a level and dry surface to place.

On the Day of Event

When do you arrive for the event? How much time is required for the set-up of the harps? 
Usually about an hour before the starting time for set up and tune

What do you need for set up?
A chair and a dry, level playing surface. If the event is outdoors or not level, most likely a wooden board (20 inch X 20 inch ) can solve the problem. The pedal harp might require additional flooring and a covered area.

Do I need amplification?
Generally no amplification is required for less than 100 guests, if amplification is needed, please allow extra 15 minutes prior event for sound check. $15 for amplification or my harp has a 1/4 inch pick up that can be plugged to your sound system.

What do you usually wear to events and weddings? 
I usually wear black and white; white dress shirts and black pants. Other colours may be arranged on requests.

What if on the day of the event, we would like you to play longer than agreed upon?
Just ask! I never arrange back to back events so extra time can always be arranged.

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