I'll play anything on the harp! I'm equally comfortable improvising, reading music, or playing by ear. I love arranging music for the harp for any genre, whether it's pop, classical, or world music. I also play piano and sing backup vocals. English, Español, Francais.
I can help you with:
-studio harp recording
-studio piano recording
-arranging music for the harp or string ensembles
-live music for events
-I'm located near Boston MA but can do long-distance recording work. I have my own recording studio setup.
What Cheer Movie (composed and performed the harp part in the score for this film)
Cavern of the Heart (album by Andi Flax), https://open.spotify.com/artist/71KK2XScrNtzlrE81iCDh3?si=T2zGrzbMSmqzejpnscqZkg
Crossover! (album by Steve Tapper and John Tyson)
Windborne (solo harp album)
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Interview with Shelley Otis
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: When someone asks me for a harp part for a song, I typically will create a part for the song, though I have also played harp parts that my clients have written.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I tend to play a lot of popular music on the harp, as that is what my clients usually want, but I enjoy other kinds of music too, and writing my own music. I enjoy just being creative and finding what sounds good on the harp.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That the harp always sounds soft, sleepy, and classical. There's a lot of different sounds that you can get out of the harp, a lot of different moods and vibes, and it can really be quite rhythmic and energetic.