Beautiful, Soothing, Gentle and Elegant.
All these words come to mind when you hear the name of that magical and majestic instrument the harp. While all these words accurately describe the harp and the music it can provide, Ashley D. Collins – The Elegance of Music would like to offer up some new adjectives to describe the music she can present for you and your event.
Surprising, Unanticipated, Unique, Astonishing.
These are the words that come to mind after hearing Ashley play her wide variety of current pop hits, such as Lorde’s song, Royals, or Adele’s famous hit Rumour Has It. Along with classic favorites such as selections from Phantom of the Opera and Les Miserables and Disney favorites, Ashley makes it her top priority to please the crowd with songs that they can recognize and sing along to. She also has a wide variety of Classical music that sounds simply divine on her beautiful Venus harp.
Ashley has been performing on the harp for over 12 years and has a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Performance from the prestigious DePauw School of Music. During this time, Ashley learned not only how to better perform and play her demanding instrument, she learned perhaps the most important thing any musician can ever learn about performing, people want what they enjoy.
With that in mind, Ashley began the arduous task of discovering what people would truly enjoy from her as a musician. And she soon identified that if as a harpist, she could put a unique twist on what is popular, like performing pop hits from Lady Gaga or Lynyrd Skynyrd on the harp, a beautiful instrument normally only thought of as a venue for classical music, she could not only please a crowd but get them excited and involved in the music!
Ashley has also learned famous Bollywood hits, by living and working in Mumbai, India where she played at over 45 events. She was able to surprise and wow crowds of over 5,000 guests as they listened to her perform Bollywood hits, like Tum Hi Ho and Aankhon Mein Teri! As unique as Ashley is, performing Bollywood music on the harp makes her even more of a rare musician!
Beautiful, Soothing, Elegant. Unanticipated, Unique, Astonishing.
Surprisingly, all these describe ONE instrument and ONE amazing performer,
Ashley D. Collins – THE ELEGANCE OF MUSIC.