Kristine Snyder began her musical career playing piano at the age of 5. Being raised in a musical family, her older sister was already an accomplished harpist when Kristine followed suit and began her harp studies. She is classically trained with a major in piano and minor in harp performance at Biola University in La Mirada, California, but the discovery and purchase of her first electric/acoustic pedal harp brought a whole new dimension to her music. Her electric/acoustic harps provide both volume and the resonance needed to play jazz, contemporary, and rock music, compositions not usually associated with the harp’s angelic reputation. At the same time, classical music becomes richer with the additional resonance and beautiful tone.
On Maui, Kristine currently performs at The Shops at Wailea, The Fairmont Kea Lani, and Four Seasons Maui. In addition to solo performances, Kristine freelances at resorts throughout Maui and Lanai, playing in string trios, quartets, and also with saxophone.
Kristine is the principal harpist in the Maui Chamber Orchestra and Maui Pops Orchestra. She has also performed and recorded with other orchestras, gospel, and Hawaiian groups.