Orange County Harpist, Sonia Marie Olivas is a music teacher and an international therapeutic harp practitioner playing beautiful harp music and enchanting events for a lifetime throughout her 20 year harp career with each setting unique and special.
Here are a few ideas of her playing engagements, Weddings, Harp Music Therapy, Concerts, Birthdays, Banquets, Festivals, Afternoon Tea, Celebration of Life, Holiday Parties, Church Services, Yoga Retreats, Funerals/Memorials, Quinceañearas, Art Exhibits, Recording Sessions, Charity Galas, Harp Lessons, Piano Lessons, Flute Lesson, Senior Events, Fashion Malls, Princess Tea Parties and just about anything you can think of!
Music Genres: Classical, Latin, Broadway Musicals, Pop/Modern, Celtic, Christmas, Disney, Movie Themes, Jewish and original compositions.
The Signal’s Margie Clark writes “Sonia Olivas cast her magical spell as the music seems to bounce off of her finger tips as the flowing melodies moved from the deeper pensive tones of the Nocturne, to the brighter, playful notes of the barcarolle.
Sunset Harp Melodies is an exquisite collection of original latin songs beautifully performed by harpist, Sonia Marie Olivas on her beloved concert pedal harp and flute. Inspired by her love for sunsets, she chose these original works that will take you on an unforgettable Latin voyage full of vibrant tranquility. Listen to Harp Music Album
Sonia Marie Olivas is an experienced music teacher. During the 10+ years of teaching harp, piano, and flute lessons, she has developed a teaching style that is custom made for each student. Online Music Lessons available via Skype at Sonia Marie Olivas. This is great for those that are unable to travel to the lessons due to vacation, relocation… Ms. Olivas teaches harp, piano and flute privately or in groups of all ages and levels. Her music studio is currently with the St. Andrews Music Academy in locations throughout Orange County.
Harp, Piano, Flute Music Classes
Music Recital for the Harp, Piano and Flute. Performances for Solo and Group Ensembles.
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What is Harp Music Therapy? Why is the harp so powerful as an instrument of healing? Read More…
Benefits of Harp Playing
“Recreational Music-making (RMM) encompasses enjoyable, accessible and fulfilling group music-based activities that unite people of all ages, regardless of their challenges, backgrounds, ethnicity, ability or prior experience.
From exercise, nurturing, social support, bonding and spirituality, to intellectual stimulation, heightened understanding and enhanced capacity to cope with life’s challenges, the benefits of recreational music-making extend far beyond music. Recreational music-making ultimately affords unparalleled creative expression that unites our bodies, minds and spirits”
– Karl T. Bruhn – Father of the Music-Making and Wellness Movement
Upcoming Concerts & Events
The Cameo Committee of the Orange County Philharmonic Society proudly presents Harp Music Therapy is an Ancient Art by Sonia Marie Olivas. Harpist, Music Teacher and Certified Harp Practitioner will be playing, educating and demonstrating the art of music therapy.
When: April 4th, 2018 Time: 10am-1pm Where: Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club
Harp Instrument Descriptions:
Concert Pedal Harp “Diana” : Art in the form of a harp: refined sculpture, a hand-decorated soundboard, intricate details. A Salvi jewel loved by all with a legendary sound.
Width: 39.5 inches | Weight: 88 lbs | Soundboard Width: 21.5 inches. | Range: 47 Strings (00G- 7C) | Soundboard: Fiemme Valley Red Spruce | Finish: Mahogany | Market Price: $29,200 US
Therapy Harp “Harpsicle/Sharpsicle” : 33” tall | 26 strings |3 ½ octaves, G to C below Middle C | 4 pounds | Colors: Blue, Green, Yellow, Orange, Red, Purple. Click here for Harp Music Therapy
• Slight variations in regards to height, strings and weight may occur for all three types of therapy harps.
The Paraguayan harp is the national of Paraguay and similar instruments are used elsewhere in South America, particularly Venezuela.
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