Orange County Harpist, Sonia Marie Olivas is the music director of Harp Enchants Music Academy, International Therapeutic Harp Practitioner, Philharmonic Society of Orange County Cameo Chair, Resident Harpist for Vivante Senior Assisted Living, Care Connections Network and Huntington Beach Council On Aging Sponsor to name a few. She enjoys 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 20+ years of teaching harp, piano, music bells, flute lessons, she has developed a teaching style that is custom made for each student. Online Music Lessons available via Zoom. This is great for those that are unable to travel to the classes due to vacation, relocation… Ms. Olivas teaches harp, piano, flute and music bells privately or in groups of all ages and levels. Her music studio is currently at the Lutheran Resurrection Church in Huntington Beach as well as other locations throughout Orange County.
Harp, Piano, Flute, and Bell Music Classes
Music Recital for the Harp, Piano, Bells and Flute. Performances for Solo and Group Ensembles. Read More …
What is Harp Music Therapy? Why is the harp so powerful as an instrument of healing? Read More…
Experience Harp Enchants Music Therapy Sessions with Sonia Marie Olivas every Friday as she takes your body, mind and soul into a relaxing magical realm. Sign up for your Friday Session!
Invite the gift of music to your routine and experience all of these benefits for a better quality of life!
* Enhances cognitive skills
* Improves fine motor skills
* Increases social interaction
* Builds self-esteem & motivation
* Guided Meditation
Come as you are. Chairs are provided, feel free to bring a mat or towel if you wish to sit on the floor. This is an indoor event so this event will take place rain or shine. Reservations are not required but highly recommended. Parking may be found in church parking lot or on the street.
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, Time: 10am-1pm Where: Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club Reservations Required!
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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