Gail Shanta was raised and educated in England, France and Germany. She began playing piano at the age of four and later studied organ while attending the University of Aix-en-Provence in southern France. Gail began studying the harp while working on a doctorate at the University of Colorado.
Gail has been performing with Mount Vernon Orchestra and Fairfax City Band. In addition, she has played for fundraising events such as the Alexandria Symphony, The Lyceum, Ronald Mcdonald House and others.
Each year she plays in over 200 wedding ceremonies, receptions and many other special events.