Get to know Olivia!
My name is Olivia Higgins and I am a freelance wedding harpist and harp instructor in the northern MD and southern PA areas.
I began my harp studies at the age of ten under the guidance of Elaine Bryant and I quickly fell in love with the harp. Throughout high school I played in recitals, church programs, and with the Frederick Symphony Orchestra.
After high school I attended Gettysburg College Sunderman Conservatory where I was awarded the Wagnild Music Scholarship. I completed my Bachelors of Music in Harp Performance and business minor in 2019 and immediately started Higgins Harp Studio.
I began performing for wedding ceremonies during college and fell in love with helping couples create their dream wedding through the music I play. Over the past 5 years, I have played for a variety of events and would love to help you create a personalized package for your next event!
Weddings and Events
By selecting live music for your event, you and your guests will indulge in an unforgettable and enchanting experience that cannot be imitated by recordings.
I work closely with each of my clients to ensure that their wedding ceremony, cocktail hours, bridal showers, elopements and any other special event is structured towards the individuals vision for their event.
Wedding Ceremony Package
Included in your wedding package,
•15-20 minutes of prelude music
•3 Song requests for the following ceremonial songs
o Wedding Party Processional
o Bridal Processional
o Music during any special commemorations
•Amplification of harp
•Any inside/outside wedding spaces
Cocktail Hour & Other Events
Contact me today to start creating your personalized set list and to receive a quote for your event!
I regularly perform violin and harp duets with my brother, Jared Higgins. If you are interested in a ensemble for your event, please let me know when contacting me so that I can check availability and current pricing.
Here are a few samples of her most popular wedding requests. Click here to view my current repertoire list.
Services: Wedding Ceremony Violin and Harp
I hired Olivia to surprise my now wife on our wedding day and it worked perfectly! Olivia was very open to different music genres and selections that I had in mind. She was able to book a violinist to accompany her for an additional fee. Both fees were very affordable compared to other musicians. The harp looked absolutely amazing and the combo with the violinist brought such a magical feel to the already magical ceremony. My wife was very excited when she walked down the aisle and saw where the beautiful music was coming from. Thank you for making our wedding one of a kind!
Currently, I have a private music studio located in Union Bridge, MD where I teach just over 20 students ranging from age 7 to adult. Though most of my lessons are conducted in person, I do have options for virtual lessons as well.
While under my instruction, students will work to build a strong technical foundation and develop expressive musicality. This journey will include a fundamental curriculum that will continue to challenge the student and an assortment of pieces that cater to the interest of each individual student's goals.
30 minute lessons are $25 per lesson
45 minute lessons are $38 per lesson
60 minute lessons are $50 per lesson.
I do have a few rental harps to interested students.
Please contact her for harp rental availability and other rental/purchase options
Private Instruction FAQ
Do I need to know how to read music before studying the harp?
Though knowing how to read music prior to lessons is most definitely helpful, it is not a requirement to take lessons. Learning how to read music is a skill that new students will learn during their first few harp lessons and will continue to strengthen throughout their time in my studio.