Vanessa's performance at our wedding was everything I imagined and more. She played for both our ceremony and the following cocktail hour. She showed up in a beautiful dress appropriate for our black tie event. Her white harp was breathtaking to look at, and her setlist added the perfect touch to provide the whimsical tone we were looking for. Many of our guests came up to my husband and I at the wedding to compliment us on the fantastic decision to have Vanessa play for us. My only regret was not having a chance to chat with her on the actual wedding day. Vanessa was extremely organize and professional to work with during planning. Hire her! You won't regret it.
Dr. Sheldon specializes in composing and transcribing virtuosic as well as non-traditional music for harp in addition to premiering new works for her instrument. With a solid background in Classical music, Dr. Sheldon's mastery of harp technique and artistic vision allows her to perform a variety of music spanning Celtic, Latin, pop, jazz, and rock genres. Enjoying the challenge of reinventing music for harp, her interpretations encompass such diverse artists as Frank Sinatra, The Beatles, and Adele, jazz standards including Harlem Nocturne and In the Mood, show tunes, ragtime, and even legendary rock anthems such as Stairway to Heaven. The only electric harpist in the desert, amplification is a simple solution for lively receptions. Always mindful of her clients' preferences, with five harps to chose from, including a white harp perfect for weddings or as a keyboardist, Dr. Sheldon can customize the look and sound of her performance to suit any event, from heavenly background music to upbeat, show-stopping entertainment. Winner of the 2014 WeddingWire Couples' Choice Award, given to the top 5% of wedding professionals across the U.S. and Canada.