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About Stephanie

Weddings and Events

As a performer, I enjoy working with my clients to customize my services to best meet their needs.
Stephanie Janowski  - Silicon Valley harp musician
My repertoire includes a wide selection of classical, popular, and folk music, and I am happy to accept special requests. I can help you select music to personalize your event to reflect your unique style, and I have many examples of programs to provide ideas and inspiration. I provide a personal consultation with all wedding performances, and consultations can also be arranged for other performances.

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For more information about Stephanie's services for weddings and events, see her Frequently Asked Questions page.

Harp Lessons

As a harp teacher, it is my goal to encourage, support, and develop my students' musical talents and interests. I believe this is best accomplished through individual attention, and I tailor my program to match each student's background and needs. My curriculum includes private harp lessons as well as opportunities to participate in a variety of events, including regular harp recitals, our annual holiday concert, theory classes, master classes, guest harpist performances, harp ensembles, and the London Royal School of Music exams.

I have found great joy in the harp, and I look forward to the opportunity to share the delights of this beautiful instrument with you.

Please contact Stephanie at (408) 366-8810, or at .


Stephanie's Biography

Stephanie is an experienced professional harpist who teaches and plays throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. She performs regularly at weddings, receptions, dinners, and other engagements, and is the resident harpist of the San Jose Wind Symphony. She played the harp regularly for Sunday brunch at the Crowne Plaza in Milpitas from 2000 - 2001
Performing on the harp in Los Altos
and at the San Jose Hilton Sunday brunch from 1996 - 1999. Stephanie is co-founder of Harpeggio Music, and was previously on the faculty of the Schlomovitz-Quinn Harp Studios of Palo Alto. In addition to the harp, Stephanie has played the piano and french horn for over 30 years.

Stephanie began her harp studies with Renee Quinn and Phyllis Schlomovitz, formerly principal harpist of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra. She is continuing her musical education with world-renowned harpist Paul Hurst, who was recently guest artist at the World Harp Congress in Prague, and at the International Harp Festival in Soka, Japan. On her visits to England, Stephanie studies with David Watkins, former principal harpist of the London Philharmonic Orchestra. She has participated in seminars and master classes with leading harpists such as Jana Bouskova, Susann McDonald, Josef Molnar, Aristid von Wurtzler, and Park Stickney. Stephanie has also continued to extend her knowledge of music theory and history through two years of college-level study.

Stephanie's non-musical background includes a M.S. and PhD in Operations Research from Stanford University, and a B.A. in Computer Science and Applied Mathematics from the University of California, San Diego. She was a software engineer for 18 years, 14 of which were spent at Hewlett-Packard. After many years in the high-tech industry, Stephanie decided to pursue her real love - the harp.

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