While there is some regional
variation in rates charged by harpists, the list below indicates
"average rates" currently charged by conservatory-trained harpists for harp
bookings in the Capital District (Albany) of NY.
Note: These rates represent the minimum price charged for the booking. The minimum booking accepted is for a duration of 1 hour and the maximum is for 4 hours.
Cocktail hour or brunch, indoors:
Wedding + cocktail package, indoors:
Cocktail/dinner/party package or "extended cocktail hour," indoors:
Funeral/memorial service, indoors:
Outdoor functions: add $50+ to
the above rates.
Late fees: $50 per half hour.
Premium engagements: add minimum of
25% to the
Union jobs/orchestral jobs:
Excess mileage charge:
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Once a verbal agreement has been executed, a formal written contract will be sent to each client confirming the details of the engagement, including the fee. The client signs the contract and returns it to the harpist with a deposit to hold the date. (Orchestral bookings and charitable institutions are exempt from deposits.)
This site accepts PayPal for payment of booking fees/deposits within New York State only after a formal written contract has been issued. Please be advised that if any client authorizes a PayPal booking fraudulently, inadvertently, erroneously or from a foreign account, they may be subject to forfeiture of the entire fee. Any approved refunds will be issued by snail-mail check from the artist within 4 months, less transaction fees charged by PayPal of approximately 4%.
Purchases made through PayPal via the logo below are listed in increments of $50. Therefore, if a contracted booking fee is $300, the client should "purchase" six items through the PayPal method for the product. Alternatively, the client may go directly to the PayPal site and make the total lump-sum payment there (http://www.paypal.com).