Stephanie Janowski Resume

      Stephanie Janowski is an experienced professional harpist who plays and teaches throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, performing at weddings, receptions, and private parties. She plays a busy schedule of concerts and recitals, including the annual Harpeggio Music “Harps for the Holidays” Concert, as well as in concert with local ensembles such as the San Jose Wind Symphony, where she is resident harpist. She has played regularly for Sunday brunch at both the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Milpitas and at the San Jose Hilton.

As a performer, Stephanie enjoys working with her clients to customize her services to best meet their needs. Her repertoire includes a wide selection of classical, popular, and folk music, and she is happy to accept special requests. She can help you select music to personalize your event to reflect your unique style, and she has many examples of programs to provide ideas and inspiration. A personal consultation is included with each wedding performances.

Stephanie teaches both harp and piano, and co-founded Harpeggio Music in 1998. She was previously on the faculty of the Schlomovitz-Quinn Harp Studios. In addition to the harp, Stephanie has played the piano and french horn for over 35 years, and is a member of the Saratoga Community band.

As a harp teacher, Stephanie's goal is to encourage, support, and develop her students' musical talents and interests. She believes this is best accomplished through individual attention, and she tailors her program to match each student's background and needs. Her curriculum includes private harp lessons as well as opportunities to participate in a variety of events, including regular harp recitals, our annual holiday concert, theory classes, master classes, guest harpist performances, harp ensembles, and the London Royal School of Music exams.

Stephanie's non-musical background includes a B.A. in Computer Science and Applied Mathematics from the University of California, San Diego, and a M.S. and PhD in Operations Research from Stanford University. She was a software engineer for 18 years, 14 of which were spent at Hewlett-Packard. After many years in the high-tech industry, Stephanie decided to pursue her real love – the harp.

Updated:  May 31, 2008

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