Janelle enjoys every solo engagement she plays for and has many memorable experiences.

Memorable Audience Members:

  • Mayor Rudy Giuliani
  • Governor Mitt Romney
  • Governor Tommy Thompson
  • His Eminence, Archbishop Lakovos
  • Congressman Ron Paul
  • Senator John McCain
  • President Elect Barack Obama
  • Governor Pat Quinn

Favorite Performance Venues:

  • Chicago Cultural Center
  • Milwaukee Brewer Stadium
  • Grand Hotel on Mackinaw Island
  • Symphony Center in Chicago
  • Pabst Mansion in Milwaukee
  • Chicago's Merchandise Mart
  • Milwaukee Art Museum
  • Chicago Art Museum
  • Rockefeller Chapel


"I just wanted to tell you once again.... thank you so much for the beautiful music you played at our wedding. I can't tell you how much it meant to Greg and I to have you there playing the harp."

Greg and Carol, Tomahawk, WI, June 2007


"Joe and I just wanted to write and thank you for such a beautiful performance during our reception. We couldn't be more thrilled ‑ the sound, the song selection, the mood it created, all of it, just wonderful. Throughout the whole process of planning right up to that day, it was really wonderful working with you. We were so busy the day of the wedding and it was so nice to have the assurance to know everything would work out fine and this was one area not to stress about. We are so glad you were referred to us. Best wishes to you for your upcoming wedding, and thank you again for helping create a wonderful evening for us."

Beth and Joe, June 2007


"Janelle, thank you so much for helping make our ceremony special. You truly have a gift and we appreciate all the extra time you have taken with us. Many thanks!"

Sarah and Arek


"I just want to say THANK YOU again for making the celebration of our Mother's life just so special. You really have a wonderful gift and I feel honored that you shared this gift with us. Everyone commented on how beautiful the harp music was."

Diane --- and Sisters, November, 2007


"You sounded fantastic and the ceremony was everything we wanted it to be... Thank you for making [the ceremony music] so easy."

Mary and David, September 2007



Rudy Guiliani at the National Republican Candidate Conference, September 2007


Thanks for the wonderful music at today's wedding. You contributed more than you can know to a wonderful day. Your selections were appropriate and played beautifully. Well done!

Thanks again, Bob, June 2008


I sent you a note when I returned from [our honeymoon] thanking you for covering while I battled with my dress zipper, terrified that I would have to walk down the aisle in my jeans!! I know Deb thanked you, but I wanted to say how grateful I was too for your grace under pressure!!!!

Unfortunately I heard very little of your actual playing, but what I heard, I loved. My guests raved! They were esp. blown away by stairway to heaven...didn't expect to hear it on harp! That is the coolest thing about hiring you, you can play almost any style of music and it tickles the fancies of the guests. I'D HIRE YOU AGAIN IN A HEARTBEAT!!!

Anny (The Bride), October 2009