Harp Studio

Simone on playing the harp

Simone and her harp provide an elegant accompaniment for private parties, corporate events and holiday promotions. Her repertoire includes classical, popular, show and folk. A sensitive and versatile musician, Simone’s music makes the event particularly memorable. Cello, flute and violin can be added for chamber performance.

Simone’s eclectic musical background includes concentrations in performance, education and dance. With an undergraduate degree in Music Education from King’s College, she received her Master’s Degree in Harp Performance under the tutelage of Rosalie Pratt at Montclair State University. During this time she uncovered the Quintet for Harp and Strings by Peter Tchaikovsky and performed the US Premiere. Her extensive private training includes instructors Mildred Dilling and Pearl Chertok. Simone is a well established instructor of harp to students ages 5 to adults.      

“Simone is a musical musician and when she plays she dances with the music.” Mildred Dilling, “First Lady of the Harp” and teacher of Harpo Marx


Testimonials

  “Ah! Simone’s music makes my evening complete!” Vladimir Horowitz

Simone standing in front of a harp

“Beautiful! Simone’s musical talent was the perfect addition to our evening.”   Donald Trump

“Simone’s music creates a sophisticated and rich atmosphere enhanced by her charming personality.”  Geoffrey Mills, GM, UN Plaza Hotel, NYC

“Throughout the years, Simone has performed superbly with grace and skill.”  Mark Jezierski, GM, Saks Fifth Avenue Cafe, NYC

“Simone’s music is melodic, warm and graceful.” Theo Faberge of Faberge

“Thank you so much for your extraordinary talent that you bring to us each holiday season. You truly go above and beyond and we love you for it.” Nancy Desics, Special Events, Nordstrom

“It has been our pleasure to present Simone as a featured harpist here at Resorts International Casino Hotel at our top gourmet restaurant, Le Palais. We thank her very much for her excellent musicality and for helping to maintain the high standards we seek to establish.” Ron Walker, Manager, Entertainment Operations

“Simone is a very cordial person and her music a real pleasure, and a delight it listen to.” Michael Doulton of Royal Doulton

“It’s great to have a harpist of your talent to sense the mood of the audience and note the perfect ambiance”.  Gerard Seagriff, Meetings Administrator, JC Penny, NYC

“What a delightful person Simone is, and how she makes her harp sing!” Felix Molzer, Monmouth Conservatory of Music

“Simone is an excellent musician.”  Herbert Axelrod, President, New Jersey State Orchestra

“Guests at our Annual Reception were delighted with Simone’s lovely harp music.”  Ira Jacobsen, President, Brielle Galleries