"Beautiful music!"--United Airlines In-flight Music Service
Anne Roos' music has flown around the world on United Airlines. Anne has
played for dignitaries, such as the Lord Mayor of Dublin Ireland. And
her performances at concerts, corporate events, wineries, festivals, and
weddings number in the thousands. Anne Roos has played her eclectic mix
of music on the Celtic harp for more than twenty years. Listen to an early episode to NPR's "How to Do Everything"
, and you'll
hear co-host Ian Chillag play Anne's version of "Stairway to Heaven",
saying "Anne plays what is without a doubt the finest Celtic harp
version of 'Stairway to Heaven' ever made.’" Funny, because there may be
no other recorded versions of this tune on the Celtic harp out there.
Her live TV performances
have received thousands of views on YouTube.
Anne's good-natured versatility on the harp has won the hearts of TV
anchors, who seem to find great delight in placing Anne in odd
situations to play the harp--inside an elevator for live elevator music,
and inside a shower (no water running!). When Anne asked Cody Stark,
the host at Good Day Sacramento, if the station had a helicopter where
she could play, he retorted, "Don't tempt me to put you on the roof of
the TV station next time!"
Anne is comfortable playing the
harp just about anywhere--on stage in front of large audiences and for
small, intimate gatherings, such as house concerts. Not the picky diva,
she can perform with a finely crafted wooden harp, or a state-of-the-art
lightweight, ten-pound carbon fiber harp, which can go places that no
harp could go before. "I'm waiting for someone to ask me to play harp in
a hot air balloon!" she says.
Anne's music education includes theory courses
at UCLA (where she also earned a degree in Mathematics). She has taught music for the Los Angeles Unified
School District and continues to teach: Anne offers Celtic harp lessons
to anyone in the world via Skype, iChat, and Google Hangouts.
Her ability to play a wide
variety of music on the Celtic harp is what sets Anne apart from other
musicians. Her repertoire ranges from the expected--traditional Celtic,
Early, Renaissance, folk, world and classical music--to the
unexpected--modern popular music, including Broadway standards, movie
themes, country, and Disney themes. Then there's the uber-unexpected
tunes that often cause jaws to drop when Anne plays them: tunes by the
Beatles, Metallica, Nirvana, Led Zeppelin, Sting, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and
more. Her skilled renditions and flexibility make Anne a popular and
much sought after musician for all types of events. She particularly
enjoys being challenged with audience requests.
Anne's six commercially available albums
are unique--Several of them are packaged
as little books with CDs tucked neatly into the back page. She
recognizes that her listeners enjoy reading about the background of the
music on her CDs. Anne also collaborated with an ensemble of musicians
on these albums, and she looks forward to playing with other musicians
on stage. "It's fun to hear the creation of music organically, just for a
specific performance. I love to see how the Celtic harp will blend with
Anne is also a published author and
considered a wedding music specialist with her book "The Musician's Guide to Brides: How to Make Money Playing Weddings"
, published by Hal
Leonard Books as a manual for any musician who wants to keep their
calendar filled with weddings and receptions. This user-friendly guide
includes hundreds of tips for both the professional and novice musician.
Anne also counsels and mentors musicians and entrepreneurs to help them
make a living by gigging.
Anne Roos authored another book,
too—This one for brides. “The Bride’s Guide to Musicians: Live Wedding Music Made Easy and Affordable”,
also published by Hal Leonard Books, is
the book for brides who want to include live music in their wedding
plans while saving money. This book is also available as a Kindle Book
You’ll find Anne’s books and CDs available to
sample and purchase at her website, CelticHarpMusic.com
. You can also
view her ever-growing repertoire list there, too. Her products are also
available at amazon.com
. Downloads can be found at iTunes
For more information regarding my music please visit me at Celtic Harp Music by Anne Roos
Anne is also a copywriter for the
Internet and beyond! As an experienced author of two books published by
Hal Leonard Books, and and experienced blogger, she also works with
, helping to provide verbiage for the websites they create.
She is also a staff writer for Bergstrom-SEO
. Anne's copy writing business
provides technical and non-technical articles at YourWebWriter.com
. She provides:
• Articles for brochures, marketing and advertising products and services
• Articles for Website, backlink, blog, and niche article creation for SEO
• Social network profile creation
• Material for newsletters, blogs, & social networking
• Development of manuals and guides
• Proofing and editing
• Product descriptions for catalogs and online stores
• Database management