Cavin Harp Studio
- Serving Northern NJ
From classical and traditional, to modern and magical, Ardis the harpist specializes in setting the romantic ambiance or relaxing atmosphere with beautiful music for your very special occasions.
We aim to custom design the most exquisite and entertaining music for your dream wedding, ceremony, cocktail hour, or birthday celebration. We will work with you if needed to help you pick all of your favorite songs and tunes from our extensive list. We are also willing to provide and arrange music that is not listed in order to fully customize your experience.
Ardis is an experienced performer and harpist that has been featured on television and in numerous commercials. Providing a harpist at your event will add delightful ambiance and serene atmosphere for your guests to mingle and chat without being overpowered. Just a few of the selections from her expansive assortment of songs for every occasion, include "All I Ask of You", from the magnificent and timeless "Phantom of the Opera, "The Prayer", made famous by Andrea Bocelli & Celine Dion, and "Some Enchanted Evening", by Rogers and Hammerstein.
Solo performances begin at $200 per hour and ensembles selections - imagine four stunning harpists together - begin at $400 per hour.
Ardis was the 1st prize winner in the International Platform Association’s competition in Washington, D.C., and has performed in various restaurants, schools, hotels, at celebrations and at private homes. In New York, she's entertained at the Donnell Music Library, Columbia University Chapel, Tavern on the Green, and Mohonk Mountain House. In New Jersey she has performed at the Ringwood Manor, Knickerbocker Country Club and Alpine Country Club, just to name a few.
With a master's degree from Indiana University, Ardis is currently an adjunct professor at Bergen Community College in Paramus, NJ. She also teaches at the Dwight Englewood School and at her private studio in Englewood, NJ. She specializes in providing beautiful harp music to create the perfect, romantic ambience for your cocktail hour, celebration and wedding dinner.
The harp is one of the most beautiful and ancient types of stringed instruments and still survives today in many forms all over the world. We would be delighted to train any student, no musical experience necessary from ages 10 and up! They will learn how to play Classic, Celtic, Folk, Broadway or New Age music. They will learn all the right techniques for lap, lever and pedal harps, as well as instruction for Harp Therapy. Ardis also provides assistance in selection of harp for purchase or rental.
Sung and played with humor and a tongue in cheek atmosphere, Ardis Cavin presents special a la carte programs for your entertainment. Rates upon request.
Songs and Harp
(Traditional Irish tunes and various International Favorites)
A Bit of Blarney
(Irish Music with exciting Stories)
Buckskin and Lace
(Historic female tales conveyed Through Song)
(Christmas and Jewish holiday Hanukkah Songs)
A Victorian Christmas
(Elegant Victorian Era Songs and Customs)
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