Solo harp concerts / Workshops / Guest Speaking /Private events
Below is information and video excerpts from my solo harp concert, speaking engagements and workshops.
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Lisa Lynne is a multi-instrumentalist and performer who has gained worldwide recognition for her original music featuring her Celtic Harp. She specializes in Traditional acoustic folk instruments and is widely acclaimed for composing memorable and heartwarming melodies that transcend category and genre.
Solo harp concert excerpts
From humble beginnings, Lisa has ascended the ladder of success to owning her own production company and recording studio. She has released several internationally recognized recordings on the prestigious Windham Hill and New Earth Record labels, while simultaneously running her own label Lavender Sky Music. After more than a decade of full time touring, recording and performing Lisa has surpassed one million in sales of her recordings.
Lisa has made numerous television and national radio appearances, including NBC, CNN, and Fox News Atlanta. She has been featured in multiple newspaper and magazine articles including Wall Street Journal who spotlight not only Lisa’s groundbreaking work in therapeutic music programs, but her grass roots business savvy and innovative approach to life. Lisa’s music is heard throughout the award winning PBS special “Alone in the Wilderness,” among many other soundtracks for commercial television and independent films.
All of Lisa’s recent CD releases have placed in the top 20 of the Billboard music charts (Hopes & Dreams reaching #6) as well as holding top spots in the Celtic, New Age and world music radio airplay charts.
Lisa’s year round touring schedule keeps her busy performing at festivals around the United States as well as concert dates with the Windham Hill tours. She divides her time between traveling and her home in California. She goes back and forth from San Francisco to Los Angeles where she is founder and director of “Harps for Hearts” an innovative music program that places live music and musicians in several California hospitals, including City of Hope National Cancer Center and several Kaiser Permanente locations. Lisa has received multiple grants and media recognition for her groundbreaking interactive “Hands-on-Harps” interactive programs. Lisa was recently chosen and one of LA’s 50 most inspiring women by Los Angeles Magazine.
In addition, Lisa Lynne is active on the speaking and workshop circuit. Her inspiring storytelling presentations incorporate live harp music with her unique life experiences. This combination of enchanting life wisdom with clear planning guidance for “living your dream and making a difference,” proves to be an uplifting and highly inspirational event.
“Lisa Lynne’s music transcends categorization, its romantic, sensuous and relaxing. A treat for the heart” – All Music Guide
“Quite possibly the most beautiful music you have ever heard” – Windham Hill Records
“We at the City of Hope have all shared in the benefits derived from Lisa Lynne’s music. Her inspired compositions create a soothing respite for those coping with life-altering conditions and remind us to be ever mindful of the importance of attending to the spirit.” – Neal E. Statkin, MD, Director of Supportive Care and Palliative Medicine, City of Hope National Cancer Center
Hands-on-Harps for beginners
Hands-on-Harps workshops are a unique interactive experience. Participants will hear a Celtic Harp concert and have a chance to make their own beautiful music on the harps. There is no musical experience needed to enjoy this uplifting and inspiring experience. 15 harps are provided.
Creating Music for Therapeutic Settings This workshop explores the harp and harpist as agents of healing in hospitals. Covered are various opportunities for therapeutic harp training as well as creating opportunities, approaching hospitals, and the music itself. For this kind of work we will explore the art of improvising in any key and learn some favored chord progressions for this type of work. Additionally, we will discuss everything from logistics to moving harps and the unique situations you may find yourself in.
Playing by Ear and Composing
We will learn how you can free yourself from the written page, and understand chord progressions and keys that will always work for improvisation. We will learn how to read and write a simple chord chart, transpose a tune on the spot, learn a song by ear, communicate with other musicians and take a solo in any key. We will learn one or two of my compositions as I share how each was created.
Getting Your Music Out Into The World:
We will discuss many aspects of the current music business landscape. Getting gigs, promoting your music, creating visuals, writing a press release, websites, blogging and navigating the social networks. Learn what it takes to share your music in unique venues you might have never thought of. Real world advice and open forum on how you can think outside the box and maximize your opportunities. You will come away with many new ideas on how to get involved in your community and expand your musical horizons.
Playing live and butterflies – Performing with confidence
No matter what the situation is, we all experience physical sensations of nervousness when it comes to performing in front of people. No matter if you are onstage, at a wedding or playing background music, this workshop will explore what that is, why it happens, and what we can do about it. We will share stories and experiences of stage freight and success and find out what it takes to rise above the nerves and give your best performance every time. All levels, no harp needed.
Live Your Dream Multi-media performance weaving live music and unique life stories to inspire and motivate. This workshop will define and clarify your goals and create step by step plans to make them a reality.