Tina Barber, Professional Harpist for All Occasions
Make Your Event Memorable
Based out of the East Side of Geneva, Illinois
Music for your Senses
Simply elegant harp for every occasion
About East Side Harp
A resident of Geneva, Illinois, Tina Barber is a professional harpist with over thirty years of experience. After receiving her Bachelor's Degree in Music Performance from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Tina moved to the Chicago area and set up shop. She has been performing for a variety of events since the age of twelve. Tina began her harp lessons at age nine with South Dakota Symphony harpist, Anna Vorhes and continued her studies under Dr. Ann Yeung, Beatriz Martin-Ruiz and Alice Speero Keene while attending the University of Illinois. Throughout her years of playing, Tina has had the opportunity to perform in a variety of musical settings including symphony orchestras, pit orchestras, new music ensembles as well as solo and small group performances. The name of her business, East Side Harp, is drawn from the family's home base on the east side of Geneva.
Tina believes the harp is an exquisite instrument that can be used in any number of settings for a variety of events. She has provided harp music for all occasions, whether a small holiday party for less than a dozen guests or an extravagant brunch for over two-thousand.
“You are just wonderful! Your professionalism and skill with your magnificent instrument are exemplary. You made my Birthday party a one of a kind event and I shall cherish the memories.”
Executive Director, Geneva History Museum
"Tina’s elegant harp music has entertained thousands of museum visitors over the years. Her music is the perfect backdrop for a first class event of any kind.
"From Ode to Joy, to Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah, the music was beautiful, celebratory, and contributed to a wonderful day for Bob and me, as well as our close friends and family who were in attendance."
Rachel and Brian
"We could not be more thrilled with our ceremony music - creative, innovative and incredibly romantic, all at once. You were able to quickly/easily pick up our tastes, and offered suggestions for pieces that we weren't sure could even be played on the harp. It was an incredibly special day for us, and we received an outpouring of compliments from our guests, regarding the personalized and beautiful music, interwoven throughout the entire ceremony. Couldn't imagine our day without your services and talent!"
Jackie and Robert
"Tina, Thank you so much for making our wedding day so beautiful. My guests could not stop raving about how much your music set a romantic tone for the ceremony. As we were unsure what direction to go with the music, your guidance was most helpful! I can truly say Robert and I did not have to worry about the quality of music, or your professionalism at all during the planning process. This was one aspect of the wedding that was stress free for us."
Michelle and Eric
"We have so many great things to say we don't even know where to begin...thanks again for being the highlight of our entire wedding!!!!"