Anne Roos on Women Entrepreneurs Radio™
Anne Roos' love of English and Celtic music blossomed as a child and young teen at Southern California Renaissance Fairs, when she became involved singing in madrigal groups, performing period music. She started playing the Celtic harp quite by accident. While employed at an incredibly stressful job, Anne serendipitously met Sylvia Woods at a booth full of little Celtic Harps at a Winter Solstice Fair and began taking private instructions from her as a creative outlet. Then came music theory courses at UCLA and eventually teaching music for the Los Angeles Unified School District.
Anne has performed throughout the country for more than twenty years as a soloist at resort hotels, convention centers, cruise ships, concert venues, highland games, Celtic and Renaissance fairs, casino clubs, wineries, meditation retreats-- you name it. She has been invited to perform for several dignitaries, including the Lord Mayor of Dublin, Ireland.
Her ability to play a wide variety of music, ranging from traditional Celtic, Early, Renaissance and classical music, to modern popular music from the movies, Broadway, Beatles, and even Metallica, have made her a popular and much sought after musician for all types of events. Most recently, Anne was the regularly scheduled musical entertainment at Llewellyn’s restaurant on the top of Harvey’s Resort Hotel in South Lake Tahoe. Fulfilling requests from dining guests, from “Canon in D” and “Greensleeves” to “Stairway to Heaven,” showcased the extent of her repertoire.
Anne is not only comfortable performing in front of a live audience, but also on camera and behind a microphone. She has appeared on a number of television programs and radio shows, performing with the Celtic Harp. Several resort vacation videos promoting travel to beautiful Lake Tahoe, where she resides, showcase Anne on the Celtic Harp. She has been able to utilize her extensive knowledge of music as a Classical, Jazz, and World music announcer for National Public Radio.
Anne is also a published author and considered a wedding music specialist with her book "The Musician's Guide to Brides", published by Hal Leonard books as a how-to manual for musicians who are interested in performing at weddings.
Anne is an active member of the San Francisco Chapter of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, the Recording Academy and served on the Board of Governors for the San Francisco Chapter. Anne is proud to be involved with this organization, which works to positively impact the lives of musicians, industry members and our society at large. Visit her website at www.celticharpmusic.com.
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