Northern Illinois - Chicago Area harpist - Providing music for weddings and events in Illinois and Wisconsin - Milwaukee Area harpist - Southern Wisconsin


Kari Gardner, harpist, serving Chicago's North Shore
I've moved! My regular travel radius now also includes Milwaukee, WI!


Where am I located?
I now live in Grayslake, IL, a suburb of Chicago, halfway between Chicago, Illinois and Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Where do I travel to play the harp for weddings and events?
My regular travel radius to perform music at events (wedding ceremonies, receptions, parties, etc.) is about 60 miles.
That includes Chicago and Milwaukee, Chicago's NorthShore area, NE Illinois and SE Wisconsin.
Large distances or long travel times (calculated without traffic) may incur a travel fee.

Where do I teach harp lessons?
I teach harp lessons at my home in Grayslake.
I also teach harp in the Morton Grove/Skokie area and the Kenilworth/Wilmette area one day a week each.

 

 

In what cities do I play?
My normal travel radius is between Chicago, IL and Milwaukee, WI. That includes the North, Northwest, and West suburbs of Chicago, the near Southwest and near South suburbs of Chicago, and the South, Southwest, and West suburbs of Milwaukee to the South, Southwest, and West. Below is a sample list of cities provided mainly to help people find me if they are searching for harpists who perform in a specific city. Please contact me for specifics about your event and event location.

Illinois (IL):
A: Abbott Park, Addison, Alden, Algonquin, Alsip, Antioch, Arlington Heights, Aurora
B: Barrington, Bartlett, Batavia, Beach Park, Bedford Park, Bellwood, Belvidere, Bensenville, Berkeley, Berwyn, Bloomingdale, Bolingbrook, Boulder Hill, Bridgeview, Broadview, Brookfield, Buffalo Grove, Burbank, Burlington, Burr Ridge
C: Caledonia, Calumet Park, Capron, Cary, Carol Stream, Carpentersville, Cherry Valley, Chicago, Chicago Ridge, Cicero, Clarendon Hills, Cortland, Countryside, Crestwood, Crystal Lake
D: Darien, Deerfield, Dekalb, Des Plaines, Downer's Grove, Dundee
E: Elburn, Elgin, Elk Grove Village, Elmhurst, Elmwood Park, Eola, Evergreen Park, Evanston
F: Forest Park, Fort Sheridan, Fox Lake, Fox River Grove, Fox Valley, Franklin Park
G: Gages Lake, Garden Prairie, Geneva, Genoa, Gilberts, Glencoe, Glen Ellyn, Glendale Heights, Glenview, Grayslake, Green Oaks, Golf, Great Lakes, Gurnee
H: Hainesville, Hampshire, Hanover Park, Harvard, Harwood Heights, Hawthorn Woods, Hickory Hills, Highland Park, Highwood, Hillside, Hines, Hinsdale, Hoffman Estates, Holiday Hills, Huntley
I: Indian Creek, Ingleside, Inverness, Island Lake, Itasca
J-K: Joliet, Johnsburg, Justice,
Kaneville, Kenilworth, Kildeer, Kingston, Kirkland
L: La Fox, La Grange, Lake Bluff, Lake Forest, Lake in the Hills, Lakemoor, Lake Villa, Lake Zurich, Lemont, Libertyville, Lincolnwood, Lindenhursy, Lisle, Lombard, Long Grove, Lyons
M: Maple Park, Marengo, Maywood, McHenry, Medinah, Melrose Park, Mettawa, Mooseheart, Montgomery, Morton Grove, Mount Prospect, Mundelein
N: Naperville, Niles, Norridge, North Aurora, Northbrook, North Chicago, Northlake
O: Oak Brook, Oak Brook Terrace, Oak Lawn, Oak Park, Orland Park, Oswego
P: Palatine, Palos Heights, Palos Hills, Palos Park, Park City, Park Ridge, Plato Center, Poplar Grove, Prairie Grove, Prospect Heights
R: Richmond, Riverdale, River Forest, River Grove, Riverside, Rolling Meadows, Romeovillie, Roscoe, Roselle, Rosemont, Round Lake, Round Lake Beach, Russell
S: Schaumburg, Schiller Park, Skokie, Solon Mills, South Beloit, South Elgin, Spring Grove, St. Charles, Stickney, Streamwood, Stone Park, Sugar Grove, Summit, Sycamore
T-V: Techny, Third Lake, Tinley Park, Trevor Creek, Twin Lakes, Union, Vernon Hills, Villa Park, Virgil, Volo
W: Wadsworth, Warrenville, Wasco, Wauconda, Waukegan, Wayne, Westchester, West Chicago, Western Springs, Westmont, Wheaton, Wheeling, Willowbrook, Willow Springs, Wilmette, Winfield, Winnetka, Winthrop Harbor, Wood Dale, Woodridge, Wonder Lake, Woodstock, Worth
Z: Zion

Wisconsin (WI):
A-D: Bassett, Benet Lake, Big Bend, Brighton, Bristol, Brookfield, Burlington, Caledonia, Camp Lake, Cudahy, Delavan
E-F: Eagle, East Troy, Elkhorn, Elm Grove, Elmwood Park, Fontana, Fossland, Fox River, Franklin, Franksville
G-K: Genesee Depot, Genoa City, Greendale, Hales Corners, Honey Creek, Ives Grove, Kansasville, Kenosha, Klondike
L-O: Lake Geneva, Liberty Corners, Maple Park, Milwaukee, Mukwonago, Muskego, New Berlin, New Munster, Oak Creek
P-R: Paddock Lake, Palmyra, Pell Lake, Pikeville, Pleasant Prarie, Powers Lake, Racine, Rochester
S: Salem, Sharon, Silver Lake, Somers, South Kenosha, South Milwaukee, Springfield, Sturtevant
T-U: Thompsonville, Tobin, Trevor, Twin Lakes, Union Grove
W: Waukesha, Walworth, Waterford, Wauwatosa, West Allis, Wheatland, Whitewater, Wiliams Bay, Wilmot, Woodworth
Y-Z: Yorkville, Zenda

 

For what types of events do I play?
As a freelance professional harpist, I teach harp lessons and perform as a musician for special fake omega watches events, parties, services, and concerts. Browse this list for examples:

Getting married or just simply having a gathering? Whether you're looking for classical, folk, or popular music, hire me to play for your wedding ceremony, wedding reception, commitment ceremony, cocktail hour, dinner, brunch, or luncheon. rolex replica Throwing a party? Harp music may be the perfect touch for your anniversary party, holiday party, Christmas party, birthday party, retirement party, corporate party, office party, or whatever type of celebration you're planning. I also play for religious services such as a church service, funeral service, or christening; or events such as an open house, wine tasting, tea, gallery show, grand opening, or benefit. More ideas include for the bridal shower, a fashion show, or just simply background music in restaurants, or banquet halls. I also am swiss rolex available for recording sessions such as for a movie soundtrack, TV soundtrack, or jingle. I regularly perform in symphonic and solo settings such as an orchestra concert, choral concert, or solo recital. And my folk and Celtic harps are perfect for a folk music festival or playing at a coffee house.



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