There are no words to describe how wonderful Ted is from day one Ted worked together to make an amazing night to remember forever. His professionalism matched his amazing skills. Thank you Ted for everything !!
- Vida, 10/9/16, North Hollywood, CA
Ted delighted and surprised us with a wonderful playlist! I know I requested some less popular songs but he was able to play them and I was so happy to know my husband recognized all the songs. It was lovely! We enjoyed it so much! I hired Ted to play for our 20th year anniversary and although it was only us two who danced and listened, he played like a professional. Thank you, Ted!
- Suzanne, 9/28/16, Pasadena, CA
was professional, friendly, and accommodating the moment I
contacted him to the day of the wedding. He responded to my
questions and concerns quickly, and had great customer service!
He made me feel at ease throughout the entire time planning and
delivered on the day of the wedding. We are so happy we found
Ted!- Amy, 9/24/16, Thousand Oaks, CA
Ted was beyond terrific to work with! His website makes everything so easy…from choosing the songs to laying out the flow of the ceremony… it was all right there with. He was always incredibly prompt in returning all emails and answering any questions that arose. He proactively reached out to my “day of coordinator” to discuss final logistics with her so that I could focus on whatever other wedding items I had at hand. Ted played absolutely beautifully and we received so many compliments on the ceremony music throughout the night. My only regret is that I didn’t get to hear more of him playing! He is an absolute professional and we can’t thank him enough for being such an integral part of making our ceremony so very memorable.
- Jennifer, 9/3/16, Calabasas, CA
Impressed with the Music List selections he provided and it was very enjoyable. I am very happy that Ted Nichelson played so beautifully and extremely easy to discuss questions, preparations and overall we will be in touch with him for many events to come. Our guests really loved his performance.
- Marina H., 9/2/16, Brea, CA
Ted was amazing. He was very professional and on time. His music was just stellar. I can't wait to book him again.
- Elijah, 8/21/16, Playa Vista, CA
was hired as a vocalist for an event and the client requested I be accompanied by a harpist.
Ted was accommodating on every level, well-prepared, prompt in all correspondence, and a pleasure to work with. We received endless rave reviews about our performance and it was a lovely experience making music together! Thank you for everything Ted!
- Stephanie, 8/10/16, West Hollywood, CA
Ted is a true artist with a wonderful gift! On May 28, 2016 Ted decorated my Baby Girl's Baptismal Ceremony with angelical melodies. Ted's gift allowed for those in attendance to submerge their mind into the religious moment. Thank you Ted for making our Baby Girl's Baptismal more memorable!
- Antonio, 5/28/16, Pasadena, CA
was super professional, timely, affordable and we are so happy
we've met him and that he was a big part of our ceremony! He has
a huge repertoire of songs, from classical to the new hits and
when we wanted him to learn another 2 songs that mean so much to
us, he was great and took the challenge - and did it so
professionally. All of the guests enjoyed the vibe of the harp
just before the sunset as they were being seated and as they
were waiting for us to walk down the aisle, and as I walked in
to the sound of the Pachelbel's cannon in D, I witnessed many
people tearing up as the sun was setting by the beautiful sound
of the harp- it was a perfect moment I won't ever forget and Ted
created it with his wonderful tunes! Thank you Ted! -
Melina and Brent, 4/30/16, Palos Verdes Estates, CA
Ted is amazing! Very professional and very talented! I had so many guests compliment his talent and ask who he is and how I found him. Hands down, far beyond what I expected. I would definitely book him for another event!
- Nancy, 4/16/16, Camarillo, CA
Ted was so professional and kind! He knew every modern song we wanted to play and he sounded so lovely! My husband and I talked about how amazing he sounded for days!
- Alison, 3/10/16, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
Professional & so easy to work with! Ted added the touch we needed for our event. He played music to fit our theme. I would recommend him to anyone! Bravo Ted & thank you!!
- Lorelei C., 2/13/16, Westlake Village,
Ted's addition to our wedding and reception dinner was perfect! As a professional musician and harp technician myself, I appreciate the smooth touch of his playing and movement from song to song. His transition from Chapel to Reception hall was seamless, and he was such a nice guy. I'd hire him again without hesitation, and recommend him to anyone who is looking for a professional, tasteful, and classy harpist. Thanks for your addition to our special day.
- David G., 12/31/15, Riverside, CA
Ted and his magic harp help us get through my mother's funeral. He knew exactly what to play during one of the saddest moments in our family's history. He came through like an old friend who shared in our pain, not just another gig. I'd recommend Ted to
anyone - Javier C., 11/12/15, Covina, CA
Ted is amazing, so talented and such a consummate professional. I highly recommend him! Thank you, Ted, for making my mom's Celebration of Life so special.
- Wallis M., 9/15/15, West Covina, CA
Ted is an amazing performer!! He made our wedding better than we could have imagined. He was so helpful from the beginning and willing to move locations when we had to. The best thing was he didn't judge my wife or myself at all. We are a gay couple who ran into bad
experience when it came to finding people to play for our wedding, Ted had no problem what so ever! Thank you so much Ted for making our day magical!!
- Ashley B., 9/12/15, Santa Ana, CA
Ted was absolutely amazing! It was easy to work with Ted, from the booking, to picking out the music, to the scheduling details on the day of our wedding! It was such an easy stress-free experience, which is exactly what we needed for our wedding planning. Not only was it very easy to work with Ted, he is also a phenomenal harpist. There is no wonder why he is so highly rated! I definitely recommend Ted for your wedding (or any function for that matter). You will be very very pleased! Thanks again Ted!!!
- Dominic and Kirsten, 8/8/15, Culver
Ted was wonderful, played beautiful music, was very professional, and made our day truly magical!
- Meredith and Ollie, 7/26/15, Malibu, CA
Ted was the consummate professional throughout the entire process. His immediate responses to our questions, the availability of music samples on his website, and the immaculate performance on the day-of made him the perfect harpist for our wedding. He accommodated all our selections and even showed flexibility in playing songs that weren't on his website, though out of consideration these should probably be requested early on. He showed up early to set up and performed beautifully throughout the ceremony. We received countless compliments on his performance. Ted receives our highest recommendation for anyone looking for a harpist in the LA area.
- Alex P, 6/20/15, San Pedro, CA
This man was the most professional, intelligent and TALENTED musician we have had the pleasure to work with. And we work with a lot! We cannot wait to welcome him back to our home for the next event. His music was so beautiful, it completely changed the environment and made our party a magical experience.
- Maja, 4/4/15, Hollywood, CA
Ted Was Awesome! Super
professional and punctual. Event was that much better because of
him. We have found our Harpist for all of our events moving forward. Thanks Ted!!!!!!!
- Debby and Jason, 1/11/15, Upland, CA
Thank you so much for being
a part of our beautiful wedding yesterday. We were so
overwhelmed by your wonderful music. -
Sarah and Peter, 11/2/14, Malibu, CA
Ted was a pleasure to work with. I booked him, flautist and cellist to work with my cantor/singer at my daughter's wedding ceremony. He took the lead in coordination of music and worked with my cantor and the music she required his ensemble to work
with. I didn't have to worry about a thing. He even came early to the ceremony to practice with my cantor to be sure all went well. I highly recommend him as both a solo artist, plays absolutely beautiful…or with his ensemble who all together were amazing!
- Pamela, 10/18/14, Torrance, CA
Ted was very understanding
even with my time changes and venue change overall amazing
experience made our wedding more romantic. -
Emily and Ricardo, 10/4/14, Granada Hills, CA
EVERYONE loved you! They
thought your version of Stairway to Heaven was phenomenal and
that you were very professional and a wonderful musician!! You
made my day when I heard When You Wish Upon a Star! Thank you,
thank you for all your hard work! - Andrew
and Shannon, 8/23/14, Azusa, CA
Ted was amazing! Not only of
course how beautifully he plays the harp but he was so
professional! Returns email within hours, called us before
ceremony & showed up a little before " on time". I
would recommend Ted to anyone who is looking for an elegant,
amazing harpist. So many compliments from our guests too. Thank
you Ted and thank you GiGMasters! - Thom
& Ellen, 8/16/14, Riverside, CA
Ted Nichelson was above and
beyond our expectations! He was so prepared and professional,
our daughter wanted him to learn Lullaby by the dixie chicks and
he had the music to her in one day. On the day of the wedding he
was there early and dressed in a black tux ready to go, we
highly recommend Ted! - Joni, 8/2/14,
Pacific Palisades, CA
Yesterday’s event was perfect. I can’t thank you enough for your beautiful music that contributed to my mom’s memorial. She would have been so honored and proud. You were very personable and a pleasure to work with. I thank you for making this a memorable event for my family and me. Thank you.
- Stephanie, 7/26/14, Beverly Hills, CA
I don't think 5 stars quite covers it for Ted. He really
had everything tuned in perfect. Perfect volume, perfect level of visibility.
People could see him (in tux) but he wasn't obtrusive. Excellent timing and pacing of songs.
He found a way to make sure everything was blended... Perfect! -
Bruce, 7/19/14, San Pedro, CA
Once again I wanted to take the time out to tell you how wonderful you were. Professional, punctual and you just made the room relax with your harp playing. It was just perfect for the service and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
- Erick, 7/16/14, Inglewood, CA
Ted was amazing. I'd highly recommend him to anyone. The beautiful sound for his harp will forever be in memories and made our wedding so special. He work with us on time, easy going personality, very professional and punctual.
- Jason, 7/5/14, Fullerton, CA
you very much for blessing us with your talent this past
Saturday. It was an honor to have you perform at our Wedding, we
are forever grateful! -
Cathy and David, 6/7/14, Torrance, CA
Thank you so much for making our
day extra special. - Veronica and Ray,
5/3/14, Anaheim, CA
He was early, prepared, and
amazing. Book him!!! - Adam, 4/19/14,
communication, promptness, quality of performance - all perfect.
A memorable part of my mother's memorial service. Would hire him
again without hesitation. - Lane, 4/6/14,
Culver City, CA
Completely on time and set up ready
to perform when our guests arrived, Ted expertly entertained
during the cocktail time. His music choice was
superb--previously, he performed at our daughter's wedding
ceremony and we enjoyed his music so much that we thought he
would do another fantastic job--and, this was the case. Both he
and the flutist dazzled our crowd. - Rich,
10/19/13, Whittier, CA
just wanted to thank you, again, for playing harp at my wedding.
It was beautiful!! Just how I dreamed my wedding to be.
Thanks for being so awesome!! - Christine,
10/12/13, Whittier, CA
Ted Nichelson was a delight!
His music was perfection, his presentation (like a handsome tuxedoed angel) and professionalism was so appreciated and outstanding. Don't hesitate....choosing Ted will be the best thing you will ever do!
- Debi, 5/4/13, Malibu, CA
Thank you so much for your beautiful music,
your professionalism, your patience, and your willingness to go
the extra mile to make our wedding day extra special. We
appreciate you greatly! - Jiyoung and
Daniel - 2/9/13, Fullerton, CA
The sounds of your beautiful harp will always
resonate in our hearts - Claire, 2/9/13,
I wanted to thank you for the lovely job you
did performing at my Mother's Celebration of Life today. Your
music was beautiful and your professionalism was perfect! -
Rod, 2/2/13, Long Beach, CA
Ted was extremely easy to work with. He had
experience with my venue (Langham Pasadena), is very
professional, was very responsive by email and did a wonderful
job that day. I highly recommend his services.-
Lisa, 1/19/13, Pasadena, CA
Everyone was so happy to enjoy your melodies
and I do think Für Elise down the aisle was as epic as
planned. Thank you so much for playing at our wedding! -
Sara and Scotty, 12/12/12, Topanga, CA
Ted was extremely professional, timely. very courteous and plays beautifully. He allowed me to select my songs from the website and also added one more that I had requested. What I was also very impressed with was his continous contact with me. It helped alleviate some of my stress of planning this huge party because I knew he'd be there and helped me answer his needs, too. My mother's "90th" Birthday was a true success and the wonderful 3 hours of Ted playing just topped it off. I will definitely use him again and would definitely recommended him.
- Cheryl, 12/8/12, Claremont, CA
Ted was very professional and easy to work with. Unfortunately, being the mother of the bride I didn't get to hear much of his music but the guests all seemed very pleased with him. And his harp is gorgeous!! Thank you, Ted, for making my daughter's wedding ceremony very special for her.
- Jennifer, 8/18/12, Rancho Palos
Ted was amazing! He was professional,
friendly, and added such a nice touch to our ceremony and
cocktail hour. I'm so glad he could be a part of our wedding
day! - Emily, 8/11/12, Rancho Palos Verdes,
Ted Nichelson is a true professional he was very prompt
in responding back to me via email and or phone calls. He was very helpful
in helping me select a play list when I had know Idea what I wanted. I
trusted Ted's judgment in song section and it was fantastic! Ted was on
time and he delivered exactly what he and his contract said he would. I
would recommend Ted and I look forward to the next time I or one of my
friends book him for an unforgettable event. Thank again Ted! -
Darin, 8/8/12, Seal Beach, CA
Thank you very much for the lovely harp music at our
wedding. We appreciate your professionalism and your music was beautiful,
adding just the right touch of class to our wedding. -
Brett and Julie, 7/12/12, Balboa, CA
Dominic and I heard from our guests that you were AMAZING during the reception. During the ceremony you were fantastic And we truly appreciate everything.
Thank you again for EVERYTHING!!! - Erika, 6/30/12,
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
My ceremony was absolutely amazing! The music was beautiful & I could not ask for anything more! Ted's price was also unbeatable!
- Natasha, 6/9/12, Tustin, CA
Thank you again to you and Sara for the exceptional music you provided for my daughter's wedding yesterday afternoon. I received many compliments about the music. It was very evident you both have had many years of study, practice and performance.
- Cheryl, 6/2/12, Upland, CA
As long as I can remember I wanted to have someone to play the harp for my wedding. My husband and I originally wed at a court house, but we decided to have a vow renewal for our friends and family at a later date. I came across Ted Nichelson's website a few years ago when my husband and I first decided to go ahead and plan our special day. When I contacted him by email he responded right away. His customer service amazed me, he was very informative, and his prices were fair. I ended up not going ahead with my plans at that time, but decided to keep his information for a later date. Well in 2011 we decided to set our vow renewal date for April 2012. I was so excited to get back in touch with Ted. As before, he was quick to respond and he made the whole process a breeze. He was easy to work with and if I ever had a question or concern he was there with an answer or solution. My Vow renewal was magical and it was all because of Ted. He was amazing on the Harp. I couldn't imagine any other form of entertainment for my day. It was simply breathtaking. My guests all raved about him playing, and how lovely it was. Thanks Ted for making my day one in a million. I can't tell you how much we appreciate your work. I would definitely recommend you to anyone, and I'm already trying to plan another event for you to play. Thanks for everything!!!
- Anitria, 4/28/12, Hawthorne, CA
Mr. Nichelson played at my wedding yesterday and
everybody was impressed with his performance. I am extremely satisfied
with his excellent professionalism and punctuality. Thank you so much! -
Celina, 10/29/11, Santa Clarita, CA
Having Ted at my wedding was the best thing I could have
decided to do. Ted was so professional. He followed up by calling or
emailing when information was required. He communicated well with my
coordinator to have everything ready for the ceremony. Truly a wonderful
experience. All my guests loved him! - Imelda,
9/3/11, Agua Dulce, CA
It was a pleasure working with you this
summer. Thank you for your beautiful music during our orientation event!
Our new students really enjoyed it! -
Jamie, 8/25/11, Chapman University
Ted arrived early, went over the final details, welcomed introductions to the officiant, the usher and family members. He was extremely professional and a fabulous harpist. Ted and his music made my daughter's wedding absolutely perfect. I will definitely call Ted for any and all occasions in the future. I wish all my vendors were as easy to work with as Ted.
- Kathee, 8/19/11, Riverside, CA
Everyone at the party was so surprised to have a harpist
for the reception and held their conversations to be able to listen to him
play. I received a lot of compliments for his performance. I had to
remember to take the time to sit and enjoy his music too. Ted was a
wonderful!! - Lizbeth, 8/6/11, Azusa, CA
Ted was amazing. All the guests complimented on his
talent and how graceful my wedding ceremony was because of his
performance. I highly recommend him to for anyone looking for harpist
services! - Chris, 7/24/11, Marina del Rey, CA
Ted recently played during the wedding ceremony at our wedding. From the very first point of contact, Ted was by far and away the most professional, responsive and accommodating person we worked with the entire event. Many of our guests commented on how much they enjoyed Ted's music selection and his performance. He presented himself and his beautiful harp in a manner that brought touch of class to the wedding. We wholeheartedly recommend Ted to anyone who looking for a professional harpist or classical musician. - Martha and Ben,
5/14/11, Redondo Beach, CA
Mr. Nichelson has tremendous talent, the music was
outstanding. He was very professional in all aspects of interaction, and
he was flexible. I just couldn't have asked for more. Thank you for making
our party a hit! - Patti, 4/16/11, Fullerton, CA
It was a wonderful performance. All the guests enjoyed it very much. The performer was polite and responsive.
He arrived to the location on time. He dressed very well. I would definitely recommend and hire him again. Thanks to Ted
Nichelson. Birten, 4/9/11, Moorpark, CA
We enjoyed his presence ,entertainment, manners and his
professional attitude. many of our guest had many good things to say about
ted and commented on how beautiful he played the harp. It was so
wonderful. If ever I need a harpist at one of our parties we definitely
would request to have Ted play for us Thank you Ted. We enjoyed your music
very much., Olivia, 4/2/11, Los Angeles, CA
Ted Nichelson was fantastic! Flexible, offered a wide variety of pieces and entertained us throughout the event!
- Bianca, 3/16/11, Los Angeles, CA
Thank you very much for playing at our homecoming. It made everything more elegant for our event. I also appreciated your selections in music as well. Thanks for showing up punctually and playing great.
Shivanti, 1/21/11, Cerritos, CA
I hired Ted for my wedding ceremony and cocktail hour
and he was PERFECT! He arrived early to our event and was dressed in a
nice tux. He looked amazing and handled himself in a professional and kind
manner. He played 5 different songs during our ceremony and he played them
all beautifully! Throughout the evening all of my guests kept commenting
on how amazing the harpist was and how he played every song perfectly! He
is extremely talented and is well worth every penny! I would definitely
hired Ted again for any of my events in the future!
-Stephanie N, 12/5/10, Wedding Ceremony, Laguna Hills, CA
Thank you for playing such beautiful music for our
special day. We can't tell you how much we appreciate your help to make
our wedding so special. The music was perfect!! Kent
and Grace, 11/13/10, Placentia, CA
Ted was on-time, looked great and his playing was
excellent! We would definitely hire him again. -Debra E,
11/17/10, Corporate Function, Santa Ana, CA
Ted did splendidly! My wife loved him. I think the best review is, I was so busy and his playing was so perfect that I never even noticed it! Seriously! It was awesome. Thanks Ted!
-Thomas K, 11/13/10, Wedding Ceremony, Alta Dena, CA
Prompt, prepared and needed little direction during the event. I was able to select most of the music from Ted's repertoire. He provided a beautiful musical backdrop to a small party (30 adults) without inhibiting conversation. Many comments from guests about how much they enjoyed it. Highly recommend Ted
Nichelson! - Mary, 10/16/10, Camarillo, CA
I was completely impressed. Everyone should hire Dr. Ted
for their wedding. Dr. Ted was awesome and so professional. He added that
special touch to my ceremony. - Millie and Maurice,
9/25/10, Palmdale, CA
Brian and I wanted to thank you again for a magical performance at our wedding at Shanghai Red's in Marina Del
Rey!! You played the harp beautifully and did a perfect job for the ceremony. I will recommend you to all my friends and family who will be getting married in the future. Please feel free to put me down as a reference. I have nothing but wonderful things to say about you. Best wishes to you and your career in the music industry.
- Barbara and Brian, 8/7/10, Marina Del Rey, CA
Dr. Ted was FABULOUS! His talented Harp playing and professional attitude really added the perfect touch to our evening. Our guests had nothing but GREAT comments about his Harp playing and the beautiful ambience he added to our party. We would certainly recommend him!
- Linda S., 10/25/09, Studio City, CA
The best investment we made at the wedding. Every single
guest had a wonderful comment about "the harpist." He truly made
our wedding ceremony magical. I can't wait to hire him at our next party.
He was very professional (from his behavior to his appearance), very
cordial & worth every penny. - Christine &
Fred, 9/5/09, Westlake Village, CA
Thank you so much for your beautiful music. You are a
truly gifted and talented artist. You made our day so much more memorable.
The moment I heard your harp as I was about to walk down the aisle brought
a big smile to my face! Thank you again. - Stephanie
and Scott, 8/22/09, Santa Monica, CA
Thank you so much for the beautiful music you played for
our wedding. We got so many compliments on your music and you were an
absolute joy to work with. We can't thank you enough. -
Max and Ally, 6/5/09, Laguna Beach, CA
I wanted to thank you so much for playing at our sons wedding and making things so easy since we were still lost with last minute preparations. I wanted to let you know that along with the Bride and Groom guest were so impressed with how beautifully you played and how wonderful the music fit the elegance of the wedding ceremony. Guest were still talking about your performance into the late hours of the reception. My whole family thanks you.
- Ingrid K., 4/18/09, Fullerton, CA
BEST VALUE - ZERO SACRIFICE OF QUALITY! Dreaming of harp music? Wedding
Bills growing, but Wedding Budget shrinking? Dr. Ted Nichelson's price beat
every harpist contacted. AND...the sound quality was superb! His musicianship & professionalism ...everything he claims ... he delivers!
From start to finish, a great experience. His website music planner is easy
to use, and provides many music samples. The money transaction was simple
and straightforward. Even though he was required to go through a security gate, he was on time, prepared, and ready at the downbeat. He was dressed
very elegantly, and possesses a calm demeanor, which sets a nice tone around
the wedding party. He was pleasant to my family and guests, and one of my
daughters was excited to learn that he had filmed on one of her favorite TV
shows. And yes, he does play "Somewhere in Time" beautifully. We had selected several pieces of music for the prelude, and midway through the
prelude, the Best Man realized he had left the wedding rings in another city. A whisper in Ted's ear, a nod from him, and he continued with an
Extended, and refined repertoire. As the wedding party scrambled to retrieve the wedding rings, my guests enjoyed the longest and loveliest
prelude ever... completely unaware of the glitch. Many of my guests were musicians and complimented me on the harpist. And, I had many, many
comments about what a beautiful wedding it was, and how lovely everything was, and how sweet the couple looked. The focus remained on the bride and
groom. Ted was so gracious after the wedding - said it was absolutely no problem, and would not even consider raising the agreed upon price. He was
professional in every way, and the harp music was divine! -
Lisa Z., 3/21/09, Port Hueneme, CA
On behalf of the staff here at Meadowlark Golf Club we
would like to extend our sincere appreciation for performing at our
Valentine's Day Dinner. Your music added to the elegance of the evening. -
Holly H., 2/14/09, Huntington Beach, CA
Just wanted to thank you again for the most amazing performance ever!!!!!!!! When Adagio played for my Dad and I, I could not help but to start crying my eyes out. Thank you for everything and how amazing you were throughout this process.
- Mana, 1/24/09, Malibu, CA
Ted was such a wonderful surprise. A small private party
turned into an amazing night what a great idea to have him play at the
last minute. Ted was more than professional and gracious than could be
expected. I would refer him anytime and give him 5 stars across the board.
- Natasha, 12/12/08, Malibu, CA
Thank you so much for playing at our wedding. The harp
sounded great and was just what we were hoping for. -
Nai and Dana, 8/9/08, Marina Del Rey, CA
Ted's performance as the harpist for our daughter's wedding reception on 7.26.08 was amazing!! He thoroughly entertained all our guests during the cocktail hour and dinner as well. He played a variety of wonderful songs, and we were complimented by all our guests how very much they enjoyed his selections and his talent. I would recommend Ted to anyone who would asks for a harpist for their wedding. He was truly wonderful!!
- Myra B., 7/26/08, San Pedro, CA
Thank you for making our wedding day even more memorable.
Your music is beautiful! - Nicole and Sal, 6/28/08,
Huntington Beach, CA
I just wanted to say thank you again and to let you know that the harp was a hit!!! Absolutely beautiful.
- Steve and Donna V., 3/22/08, Camarillo, CA
Ted Nichelson and his harp provided a beautiful atmosphere at our wedding
in a mansion. Our guests were amazed by his ability to create such an
elegant mood. One song in particular was extremely complex, and Ted played
it with great expertise. Ted was always willing to help. He was
instrumental in helping us plan the order of our wedding. He provided music
recommendations that fit with the flow of our ceremony and provided samples
of music if we were not familiar with his recommendations. Ted was
professional, timely and handsomely dressed for our occasion. The music
and Ted were perfect for our evening. We highly recommend him.
- Mike and Renee, 2/15/08, Monticello, IL
Ted added elegance to the private dinner party I held for my family. My
mother who is older in age usually does not like any background music. She
called and said that the music was enchanting. My brother in law thought it
was a CD before he entered and saw Ted. Ted played the whole two hours
without a break. He played throughout our dinner. I kissed him on the cheek
at the end of the night and hugged him tightly to express my gratitude as he
had added SO MUCH ambiance to the event. - Susanna D.,
1/5/08, Los Angeles, CA
From the bottom of our hearts we want to thank you for your beautiful
harp playing at our wedding. You added the perfect and most memorable touch
to our special day. All of our guests commented on how beautifully you
played and what a lovely atmosphere you created. Many of them had never seen
a live harpist so you were an extra special experience for them. From our
initial conversations to the time the wedding ended you were an absolute
pleasure to work with. Your kindness, warmth and professionalism made us so
at ease on a quite hectic day. You are such a gifted musician and a
wonderful person.We just can't thank you enough for helping make our wedding
day so perfect. - Julie and Michael, 12/01/07,
My experience with Ted was wonderful. He is very professional and easy to
work with. At the end when I was stressing over all of the final details, it
was nice to not have to worry about the music because I fully trusted Ted.
The Trio played wonderful together. Ted worked with me on the song choice
and I trusted his opinion. I would definitely recommend them and my overall
experience was great! If I had to do it all over again I would not have made
any changes. You will not be disappointed. -
Ami D., 10/14/07, Mission
A few months ago I went searching for a harpist on the internet. I came
across your website and I was very impressed. I immediately contacted you to
arrange a wedding day performance. I was so pleased with the professional
manner that you had. You answered every question I had in the timeliest
fashion. On September 8, 2007 you played the harp with Sara’s accompanying
flute at my son’s wedding in Huntington Beach , Ca. Your music was
absolutely beautiful! The entire group of guests, who attended, was also, so
impressed with your talent. Thank you for making my son’s and my new
daughter’s special day a huge success. I could have stayed inside the Church
and listened to the heavenly music that you performed for weeks! I am trying
to think up a new reason to have you and Sara play again! Thank you again
Ted! - David and Mary T., 9/8/07, Huntington Beach,
What a beautiful service we had because of your harp playing! Our
ceremony was everything we hoped for and more because of you. Thank you so
much for your talent and attention to making our music program special. Your
attention to detail as well as your client service are also unparalleled and
made this experience so enjoyable. Thank you always! -
Krystal V, 6/16/07, Wedding, Costa Mesa, CA
Ted created great ambiance to the event. He made a special effort to
accompany my daughter. I was very pleased and recommend him highly.
-Patricia L, 4/28/2007, Birthday Party, Van Nuys, CA
Dr. Ted Nichelson truly contributed to the success of our wedding. Our
ceremony room wasn't big enough to hold a string quartet, so we decided to
look for a harpist to play for our wedding. Like most people, we first went
by word of mouth, then got on the internet to look for vendors. Finally, we
came across www.yourharpist.com. I knew I found the right person when he
responded to my inquiry within a day. He's fair in his price and his talent
speaks for itself. All of our guests raved about how beautiful our ceremony
was, all thanks to the beautiful music Dr. Nichelson provided. I thought I
was taking a chance when I hired him because I had never met him in person
and had only communicated with him mainly through email. However, all of my
worries were put to rest when he actually called me a week before the
wedding to confirm the details! He was prompt and played until the end of
our ceremony, from beginning to end, he played for more than the hour we
hired him for. Dr. Nichelson's talent and his sense of responsibility to his
clients makes him the top choice for any occasion. -
Geoyce Wedding, March 10, 2007
I can only imagine the surprise and delight of the casual visitor to the
Botanic Gardens in Claremont. They would have first heard what they thought
was a harmonic of nature, then realized it was a melody as the structure of
the notes became apparent. The light filtering through the trees, the guests
and wedding party in the various roles of Renaissance daily life from regal
to peasant, all blended for an audio-visual experience that approximated
time travel. You, resplendent in your white renaissance shirt, creating the
melodies dear to our heart helped to create the scene. The layer of sound
that emanated from your harp, tickled the conversations, wafted up through
the leaves, fed the day with its auditory delights. You made the day. The
sun shone brighter than it was supposed to that day so the clouds wouldn't
block the music.- C&H, 2/2/07
Many thanks to you and your website for the wonderful structural diagrams
of the harp. My 9 year-old-daughter and I have been searching all over the
internet for pictures that will aide in her report presentation. What a
blessing -- thank you! - Christina and Abigail,
Need music for your event? We did! We searched local listings in the phone
book and asked around for music for our wedding. The few that we found were
out of our budget and the word of mouth groups weren’t anything worth
writing about. We turned to old reliable, “THE INTERNET”. Sure enough we
found a great selection for a variety of genre tastes at on online booking
site for local artists
Sign up is free for the planning party and you browse through artists
to your specified taste and budget and the artists bid for your event. For
us we wanted a harpist for our beach ceremony and a jazz band for our
reception. After a few days of getting bids and interviewing artists we
decided on our perfect musicians. Ted Nichelson, a harpist who knows his
stuff! He’s attained a Doctorate, Masters, and Bachelors in his field.
Seeming well qualified he was hired. For the reception we decided on a
newcomer to Gigmasters. The Richman Jazz Ensemble had very little for us to
go off of, just one picture but great prices. We asked him to send us a
sample of some sort and they did. The demo CD was great and we hired them.
For our first time booking live entertainment we couldn’t have picked
better. The harpist was wonderful we didn’t get to enjoy him as much as I
wanted to during the service because apparently when you get married you
tune a lot of things out when you’re that nervous giving away your life to
the person you love. However, the music was just as beautiful on our wedding
video of the ceremony. The Jazz band was great too! Everyone raved about the
music for hire and it was a great opportunity to expose the artists for
For us, being on a budget we found picking a newbie to the professional
industry of playing events proved useful. It was a win win for both. We got
an awesome deal for our $, plus we gave the artists an exposure for
prospective clientele. Finding Gigmasters not only helped us save money, but
gave us a great outlet of personal preferences for our Wedding
Professional Live Entertainment,
Excellent all around - I got many compliments on Ted's addition to
the evening. -Steve B, 12/16/2006, North Hollywood, CA
Ted was easy to work with, prompt and communicated well in making plans for
his performance. Everyone enjoyed his music very much and felt he was a
classy addition to our Holiday Party. -Jodi M,
12/13/2006, Orange, CA
Ted was great! Very conscientious, courteous and easy to work with. He
showed up timely, and a played very well. I would recommend Ted to anyone
looking for a harpist. Every part of the experience was a joy. Ted is the
consummate professional, looks the part, and sounds great while performing.
I am glad he was a part of the wedding day. Thanks again Ted!
-Josh L, 11/18/2006, Wedding, City Of Industry, CA
Not only is Ted Nichelson kind, and professional, he is extremely talented.
My wedding was so beautiful, and would not have been so elegant had I not
hired Ted. I am and will forever be grateful to Ted for the outstanding
performance he gave at my ceremony and pre-reception. I will always
recommend him. Thank you Ted. Michelle Trujillo (Ramirez)
- Michelle R, 9/23/2006, Wedding, Huntington Beach, CA
A very talented and adaptable and accommodating individual. Would not
hesitate to hire him again, Not only was I very satisfied but so were my
guests. - Robert S, 5/21/2006, Funeral, Eagle Rock (Los Angeles), CA
Ted was the perfect complement to my event. He not only played well, but the
overall comment by guests is how his harp playing set the mood for a
beautiful wedding. I would highly recommend him to anyone.
- Claudette N,
7/1/2006, Wedding, Duarte, CA
Thank you for doing such a wonderful job on Friday night. Your playing
added such a classy touch to the evening. - Amy,
Detroit Historical Society
Where do I begin? The kids! They loved your presentation. Every class I
had yesterday talked about your assembly. You were "cool!" Your music
"Awesome!" The harp "HUGE!!!" Your presentation..."The Best!" Everyone, from
little ones to big ones, were unanimous in their appreciation. The teachers
joined in...all were so appreciative of your taking time from your busy
schedule to share your time & talent with us." -
Patricia Weer, Colene Hoose Elementary School
Thank you so much for the beautiful harp music you played for our wedding
ceremony. You are an extremely gifted musician, we are confident you will go
far with the talent you have. We've received positive comment after positive
comment regarding how beautiful and romantic our wedding ceremony was
because of the harp music, and we can only agree. -
Randy and Shellie
I have been helping my 11 year old daughter search for information on the
harp for what seems like hours. Thank you for having such a great website.
It has answered most of her questions. Yours is the only site we found with
a labeled diagram of a harp on it. For that we are truly grateful. Carry on
with your wonderful work, it is much appreciated. -
Thanks so much for all your help in coming to our church and playing your
harp so beautifully on Palm Sunday. It was so wonderful and refreshing to
hear you perform. It was terrific! - Dr. Daniel
Schuetz, Shalom Lutheran Church
The residents are still talking about your wonderful program here at the
Village. The music was quite impressive and a good mix of material. Thank
you for your attention to detail and good planning. -
Sandy, Westminster Village