Margaret grew up with a passion for music. As a child she played several instruments but upon hearing a solo harpist playing Baroque music Margaret knew that harp was to be her instrument. She studied Harp through her college years. She loves solo harp and loves sharing her favorite music with others. She has enjoyed making her living playing solo harp for happy guests for over 30 years. Whatever your event she would enjoy playing for your occasion.
Margaret had a desire to play for afternoon tea time and was invited to be the tea harpist at the opening of The Peninsula Beverly Hills. She chose to draw largely from favorite classical music selections and the music of the British Isles mixing with suitable music for the celebrations to complement the ambiance of afternoon tea. She played for over 6,000 afternoon teas, in what quickly became the most popular afternoon tea in the city and remains the longest held steady hotel harp engagement in the city of Los Angeles. She played at the Peninsula and Montage for afternoon tea totaling 26 years. Whether planning a baby shower, bridal shower, birthday party, anniversary tea, children's Mad Hatter tea party, graduation tea party, family reunion, reader's club tea, Christmas or Chanuka tea celebration, Margaret is the tea harpist for you. Allow her to work with you to plan special music for your event.
Margaret also has played for a large variety of events from corporate parties, to wedding receptions, Working with the client, she may choose to include rock ballads and 40's standards for a corporate party, new age and ambient background music for a quiet romantic dinner, French music for a French wine tasting, or a mix of everything to showcase the variety of music on the harp. Margaret enjoys playing Baroque, New Age, or 21st century with fun sound effects on the strings.
Margaret has a special passion for playing Christmas and Chanukah music on the harp. She has played for holiday tea parties, corporate holiday dinners, office open houses, churches, private Christmas and Chanukah parties in homes and has a large holiday repertoire that she began as a teenager. She can play a secular Christmas program, religious Christmas program, secular program including non Christmas songs of the seasons, such as Sleigh Ride, Baby it's Cold outside, program of Children's Christmas favorites, a Chanukah program a mix of any of the above. Margaret has played for well over 1,500 Holiday events through her years. Allow Margaret to add her ambiance of comfort and joy to your holiday occasion.