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Elevate your Orange County wedding with the perfect harpist!

Experience the beautiful music of our professional wedding harp player! Tomoko has been providing exceptional services in the Los Angeles/Orange County area for 20 years, including the Philharmonic Society of Orange County & more.

About Tomoko - harp player for wedding

Tomoko has been playing the harp professionally for twenty-years in the Los Angeles/Orange County area. As an active chamber musician, she has frequently performed in a harp/cello duo at various venues, including the Philharmonic Society of Orange County, the Nixon Library, Hosen House, and several charity concerts and disaster relief funds. As a co-founder of Harpsody Duo and Harptet, Tomoko was invited to perform for the American Harp Society Institute. She was also a featured guest musician in such publications as The American Harp Society and edible: Orange County. She is a three-time recipient of the Best Business of Irvine Award in the category of Musicians. Her works can be heard in multiple films and recordings.

As an educator, Tomoko teaches students from age 5 to 70. She has been invited several times to be an adjudicator for scholarship auditions and coachings at masterclasses at the Orange and Los Angeles Chapter of the American Harp Society. Currently, she is a harp coach at Woodbridge High School in Irvine, and a treasurer of the Orange County Chapter of the American Harp Society.

Tomoko is a graduate of Chapman University, Manhattan School of Music, and holds a DMA from the University of Southern California. She is a member of the American Harp Society, Pi Kappa Lambda, the National Music Honor Society, and the Music Teachers Association of California.

Tomoko's past performances - modern harp musicians

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When you book local Harpist artists through us, you gain access to several key benefits:

  • Vast Talent Pool: We connect you with a diverse range of professional musicians in Southern California, ensuring you find the perfect fit for your needs.
  • Dedicated Support: Our friendly staff is available 24/7 to answer your questions and offer expert advice throughout the booking process.
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  • Music for Every Occasion: Whether you’re planning a wedding, corporate event, or any other special occasion, we have the ideal artists or groups to create a memorable atmosphere.

Sit back, relax, and enjoy a concert-quality performance by one of our talented Ocdamia Music Group musicians.

Schedule a Consultation: We offer several ways to get started:

  • Email, Phone, or Chat: Contact us to discuss your event and find the perfect music solution. Click HERE to schedule a consultation on our website.
  • Choose Your Music: Browse our selection of musicians, groups, or pre-curated packages. Once you’ve found a good fit, request a quote for further details.
  • Seamless Booking: When you accept the quote, we’ll automatically generate an invoice and contract for your review and signature.
  • Secure Your Date: To confirm your booking, simply click the “Pay Now” button on the invoice. We accept credit card, ACH transfer, Venmo, PayPal, or check.
  • Confirmation: Your booking is confirmed upon receipt of either your signed contract or the deposit through the invoice.

Important Note: If we don’t receive the signed contract or deposit within 7 days of the contract date, we’ll need to reconfirm the artist’s availability to ensure they’re still available for your event.

Once your booking is confirmed, you’ll receive a confirmation email with exciting details:

  • A link to your personalized Planning Form: This form allows you to create your dream playlist and share any special requests.
  • Access to our interactive online portal: HERE, you can explore our extensive library of thousands of songs and curate the perfect soundtrack for your event.

Special Requests? For a smooth planning process, we kindly ask that you submit your Planning Form at least one month before your event.

We understand that unforeseen circumstances can arise. Here’s our cancellation policy to ensure clarity:

  • Cancellations made 30 or more days before your event will receive a full refund (100%) of the deposit amount.
  • Cancellations made less than 30 days before your event will result in a non-refundable deposit.

To ensure the best performance and protect our delicate instruments and equipment, we kindly request the following:

  • Shade or Umbrella: Musical instruments are sensitive to extreme temperatures, sunlight, and humidity. Providing shade with an umbrella or a covered area will help prevent potential damage.
  • Covered Location (Rain): In case of rain, a dry and covered location for the musicians, instruments, and audio equipment is essential. Exposure to water can damage these items.
  • Heater (Optional): While we love playing outdoors, for extended outdoor performances, especially in cooler temperatures, a heater would be greatly appreciated. This will help keep our musicians comfortable during setup, performance, and breakdown.

The strings of a harp have different colors. All of the C-strings are red and all of the F- strings are black or dark blue. While all of the other strings are white, or not colored as in the case of metal wire strings. Harp’s strings are color-coded for quick reference.This helps the wedding harp player to identify where he/she is in the octave and play the right notes.

The technique of playing both the Celtic or “lever” harp and Concert or “pedal” harp (also sometimes called Classical harp) is quite similar but they have a lot of differences in terms of size, price and repertoire. Concert harps are vastly more complex than lever harps and so come with a higher price tag. Lever harps usually have between 22 and 36 strings and are generally smaller in size while Concert harps usually have 44-48 strings and often have an extended soundboard at the bass end for added volume. Wedding Harp Players normally use Concert Harp.

Wedding Harpists are a bit like pianists. They make excellent accompanists! We have some of the most amazing wedding singers who we can pair with the wedding harpist to make it easier to go over all the details and schedule a short run-through before the performance. Keep in mind that our harp players in OMG are seasoned professionals, so they may be confident accompanying the other musician without a rehearsal. However, it’s important to check this with the harpist beforehand.

Yes, of course! Cocktail hours were also made for the wedding harpist. Just make sure to let us know early since they’ll need time to move their harp to the new location spots, and ensure that they have the appropriate space because the harp is bulky.

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What Our Past Clients Say About Us

  1. Nick M.


    The Ritz Carlton, Laguna Niguel, Dana Point, California

    We are truly lucky to have found Tomoko. Tomoko performed at our wedding ceremony and reception and she wowed everyone with her beautiful music. From the very first consultation to the day of the wedding, Tomoko put us at ease and took care of every little detail. We cannot recommend Tomoko enough. You will not regret it.

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