130x130_sq_1343958878206-ashley0001
(9)

Ashley Toman- Harpist

Prairieville , LA
CONTACT US
CONTACT US

LOCATION

Prairieville, LA US 70769 (map)

PHONE

225-313-3743

WEBSITE

View website
Please let this vendor know that you found them on the WeddingWire Network.

ABOUT US

Ashley Lancz Toman began playing harp and studying music at the age of 14 in Traverse City, Michigan. Three years later she was accepted to the prestigious Eastman School of Music where... Read more
Ashley Lancz Toman began playing harp and studying music at the age of 14 in Traverse City, Michigan. Three years later she was accepted to the prestigious Eastman School of Music where she earned both Bachelor's and Master's degrees in harp performance and served as a harp teaching assistant.

Ashley's career as a freelance harpist has taken her all over the United States. She performed twice daily as the harpist in residence at Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island, Michigan for five seasons. Her group Harptallica, a Metallica tribute, has toured extensively. The group is a harp duo committed to expanding the accessibility and audience of the instrument. With Harptallica, she has made performance appearances on the WGN-TV and FOX networks as well as on various radio stations throughout the country.

Since moving to Louisiana, Ashley has appeared with the Louisiana Philharmonic, and Baton Rouge Symphony. She has recorded with Ani DiFranco, and is the harpist seen and heard in the Tarantino film "Django Unchained."

Ashley maintains a busy freelance schedule, performing for numerous wedding ceremonies and other events all over southeastern Louisiana. She currently performs every Sunday during brunch at the National World War II Museum in New Orleans at the Stage Door Canteen.

She resides in Baton Rouge. Read less
Ceremony Music

PHOTOS

130x130_sq_1344876648282-032
130x130_sq_1278523030882-ashleymarch2010
130x130_sq_1344876580823-152
130x130_sq_1343958765033-ashley0001
130x130_sq_1344876689803-002
130x130_sq_1275579733953-cj130
130x130_sq_1344903427140-088
130x130_sq_1344876672758-171
130x130_sq_1344876714705-005
130x130_sq_1344877139235-001
130x130_sq_1344876767291-192
130x130_sq_1344876899483-063
130x130_sq_1344876807762-078
130x130_sq_1344877143530-003
130x130_sq_1275579813703-116twogirls450
130x130_sq_1344877041849-110
130x130_sq_1344903490617-141
130x130_sq_1275580554797-onahill300
130x130_sq_1275579779016-bwglamour450
130x130_sq_1275580569375-moi

INFO FOR CEREMONY MUSIC

What ceremony music arrangements can you provide?
Instrumental - Duo, Instrumental - Solo
What instruments does your group play?
Harp, Trumpet
What is your usual attire?
My usual attire is a long gown, unless the client prefers that I wear something else. Usually, I will wear formal black, but I do have quite the collection of dresses if the client prefers some other color. If the client wishes I can try and fit the color scheme of the wedding ceremony. If a church has a dress code such as no bare arms or shoulders I have long sleeve dresses and jackets that I can wear. 
 I can also accomodate theme weddings and have dresses that would fit Civil War, Victorian, Edwardian, Renaissance, and 1920's time periods.
Do you offer live sample performances or CDs?
You can listen to MP3 samples of my harp playing at my website: www.ashleytoman.com though I believe that it's always best to hear the "real" thing. Unfortunately, many of the events that I play for are private events, that's why I offer complimentary music consultations and auditions at my studio near Gonzales. Clients are more than welcome to set up appointments with me to select their wedding ceremony or reception music or to just hear me play at no extra charge. 
How much time do you usually need for setup?
I usually arrive 45 minutes prior to my start time in order to bring in the harp and tune. I re-tune the entire harp before all events.
How much space do you usually require?
Not much. Usually just a small corner is fine. I also have an amplifier that I can bring for my harp that can run on a battery pack so no power outlet is needed.
Do you charge for travel expenses? If yes, how much do you charge?
I DO NOT charge extra to go to the following areas 
 
 New Orleans and surrounding areas, The Northshore,
 Lafayette, Baton Rouge and surrounding areas, Saint Francisville.
 
 I am located 20 miles outside of Baton Rouge, about 50 minutes from New Orleans, so basically my rule of thumb is I do not charge extra for events within my 60 mile radius. If it is outside of that radius then travel charges would apply.

REVIEWS

5.0
out of 5.0
5.0/5.0
5.0/5.0
5.0/5.0
5.0/5.0
5.0/5.0
Sort by
Default-vendor-profile-pic
Private User
Wedding:
10/11/2013
5.0/5.0
I always knew I wanted a harpist to play at my ceremony but Ashley was even better then I had imagined. All my wedding party was so impressed (she played The Beatles and Cat Power) and she fit so well with what I had always wanted for my ceremony. I'm very happy that I chose Ashley Toman to play at my wedding. :-)
I always knew I wanted a harpist to play at my ceremony but Ashley was even better then I had imagined. All my wedding Read more...
I always knew I wanted a harpist to play at my ceremony but Ashley was even better then I had imagined. All my wedding party was so impressed (she played The Beatles and Cat Power) and she fit so well with what I had always wanted for my ceremony. I'm very happy that I chose Ashley Toman to play at my wedding. :-) Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
Default-vendor-profile-pic
Kim
Wedding:
6/23/2013
5.0/5.0
I am a music educator, and a classically trained musician with a masters degree in performance-- so finding the right ceremony musician was a big deal for me. Ashley did a wonderful job, she plays beautifully and expressively, and was very professional. Also, she will play just about anything you want her to - she has a wonderfully varied repertoire list including many genres of popular music. We selected the ceremony music at an in-person consultation, which was a treat in itself, in which Ashley played through as much music as we needed to hear to make our decisions. The harp was just perfect for our intimate ceremony, (if you are having a large or outdoor ceremony, she is able to amplify her harp) I would highly recommend Ashley!
I am a music educator, and a classically trained musician with a masters degree in performance-- so finding the right Read more...
I am a music educator, and a classically trained musician with a masters degree in performance-- so finding the right ceremony musician was a big deal for me. Ashley did a wonderful job, she plays beautifully and expressively, and was very professional. Also, she will play just about anything you want her to - she has a wonderfully varied repertoire list including many genres of popular music. We selected the ceremony music at an in-person consultation, which was a treat in itself, in which Ashley played through as much music as we needed to hear to make our decisions. The harp was just perfect for our intimate ceremony, (if you are having a large or outdoor ceremony, she is able to amplify her harp) I would highly recommend Ashley! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
Default-vendor-profile-pic
tloverton
Wedding:
4/14/2012
5.0/5.0
Ashley was wonderful, professional and let me call and email her as much as I needed too. The ceremony music was beautiful.
Ashley was wonderful, professional and let me call and email her as much as I needed too. The ceremony music was Read more...
Ashley was wonderful, professional and let me call and email her as much as I needed too. The ceremony music was beautiful. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
Default-vendor-profile-pic
scott
Wedding:
4/6/2012
5.0/5.0
Ashley did a fantastic job at my daughter's wedding. She was very accomodating. Also, I must say that "Sweet Home Alabama" on the harp sounded great!
Ashley did a fantastic job at my daughter's wedding. She was very accomodating. Also, I must say that "Sweet Home Alabama" Read more...
Ashley did a fantastic job at my daughter's wedding. She was very accomodating. Also, I must say that "Sweet Home Alabama" on the harp sounded great! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
Default-vendor-profile-pic
hjgreen
Wedding:
6/19/2010
5.0/5.0
Ashley was a delight to work with. She responded promptly to all my emails. She gave feedback and advice in the months and weeks leading up to the ceremony. The music at our wedding was beautiful - everyone is still talking about what an elegant and romantic touch it was to have harp music. We couldn't have been happier.
Ashley was a delight to work with. She responded promptly to all my emails. She gave feedback and advice in the months and Read more...
Ashley was a delight to work with. She responded promptly to all my emails. She gave feedback and advice in the months and weeks leading up to the ceremony. The music at our wedding was beautiful - everyone is still talking about what an elegant and romantic touch it was to have harp music. We couldn't have been happier. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
Default-vendor-profile-pic
ereekaj
Wedding:
4/23/2010
5.0/5.0
Ashley was so great to work with. I asked her a week before if she could play Bob Marley's "Jammin" for the recessional. She found the sheet music and got it perfect for the ceremony. It was totally recognizable and a great addition. She played a beautiful golden harp too and it was a nice added decoration to the event.
Ashley was so great to work with. I asked her a week before if she could play Bob Marley's "Jammin" for the recessional. Read more...
Ashley was so great to work with. I asked her a week before if she could play Bob Marley's "Jammin" for the recessional. She found the sheet music and got it perfect for the ceremony. It was totally recognizable and a great addition. She played a beautiful golden harp too and it was a nice added decoration to the event. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
Default-vendor-profile-pic
Christina
Wedding:
4/10/2010
5.0/5.0
Ashley did an amazing job at the ceremony. I worked with her before hand and she played all Beatles tunes. It was great!
Ashley did an amazing job at the ceremony. I worked with her before hand and she played all Beatles tunes. It was great!
Ashley did an amazing job at the ceremony. I worked with her before hand and she played all Beatles tunes. It was great! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
Default-vendor-profile-pic
lacee
Wedding:
3/5/2010
5.0/5.0
beautiful music and beautiful lady i would definately have her play music again for my wedding!!!!
beautiful music and beautiful lady i would definately have her play music again for my wedding!!!!
beautiful music and beautiful lady i would definately have her play music again for my wedding!!!! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
Default-vendor-profile-pic
lorynm
Wedding:
4/26/2008
5.0/5.0
Ashley played the harp for my ceremony and before the ceremony. She was friendly, fun to work with, and willing to play any songs I wanted for my ceremony. I HIGHLY recommend!!!
Ashley played the harp for my ceremony and before the ceremony. She was friendly, fun to work with, and willing to play Read more...
Ashley played the harp for my ceremony and before the ceremony. She was friendly, fun to work with, and willing to play any songs I wanted for my ceremony. I HIGHLY recommend!!! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music, Unique Services

MAP

 
Prairieville, LA 70769 See On Map
Thanks for visiting the vendor listing for Ashley Toman- Harpist
Please let this vendor know that you found them on the WeddingWire Network.
Ww_logo
 
220x220_1343958878206-ashley0001