Shannon Friel is a professional freelancing harpist in the Hudson Valley. She graduated with her B.A. in Music in 2016 and is trained in orchestral, classical, contemporary, Celtic and folk styles. She regularly plays for special events including weddings, holiday celebrations, dinner parties, festivals, religious events and funerals. She has performed with the Woodstock Symphony Orchestra and The College of Saint Rose Orchestra.


Private lessons are available. Grade school students will be encouraged to participate in the NYSSMA (New York State Student Music Association) competition. All students will learn basic music theory and how to arrange/compose for harp.

"Shannon is a pro. Everything - her beautiful music, her presence, and her attention to detail. So much more could be said but in summary, we were absolutely delighted to have her play at our wedding!"

                                                             - Eric S.