I had always thought of the harp as an elegant instrument. There's something relaxing and soothing about its sound and there's an understated beauty of the instrument.
I took up the harp for fun and relaxation but enjoyed it so much that I started performing at libraries and senior centers. I have provided background music for fundraisers and other events.
I am a member of The American Harp Society, the NJ Chapter of the American Harp Society (previously Vice President of the North Jersey Chapter from Sept 2014-August 2016), The Historical Harp Society, and The International Society of Folk Harpers and Craftsmen. I am a member of HarpAntics, a harp ensemble.
I am located in Morris County, NJ but go to surrounding areas. My programs include Medieval Through Modern, Celtic Melodies, a St. Patrick’s Day program, and A Harp for the Holidays (which can include Chanukah and Christmas tunes).
My repertoire includes light classical, Celtic, Jewish, medieval, Renaissance, and modern music. For a show, I will talk about the tunes and the harp. I also like to add some fun facts about the topic or time period to round out the program.
I also provide background music for teas, luncheons, or other events.
Places I have performed include: Mt. Olive Library, Bernardsville Library, Rockaway Library, Jefferson Library, Arbor Terrace, Cedar Crest, Brightview Randolph and Wayne, Sunrise at Randolph, and Fellowship Village.
What people have said about Faye:
“Faye is a wonderful harpist. We use her often at our events as both a performer and for background music. She is a fan favorite at our facility. She is great to work with and very reliable.”—Director, Resident Life for The Oaks at Denville
“Faye is an absolute joy to have within our community at Brightview Randolph. Our residents enjoy the relaxing sounds of the harp and her gentle hand motions while playing. Faye is very uplifting and caring to our residents living with dementia within Wellspring Village. Our residents, staff and family members all look forward to her monthly evening performances.”—Ashley Cramer, Wellspring Village Director
“The audience loved you. The feedback was overwhelmingly positive. Once again, thank you for a wonderful evening. Our patrons were delighted by your performance.”—Roxbury Library
(St. Patrick’s Day show 2018)
February 2024, Mypaperonline.com