Jean Aimé Vernier was a french harpist; born in Paris, whose only instruction was received from his father. He early learned to play the harp and violin, and at eleven years old successfully played at a Concert Spirituel. When only a boy he began composing. In 1795 he was appointed harpist for the Theatre Feydeau, and from 1813 to 1838 at the Grand Opera, when he retired with a pension. His compositions include sonatas, quartet, and trios.