Silicon Valley Chapter of the American Harp Society

A dynamic group of professional and amateur harpists


Last updated April 9, 2021
HELP WANTED: Harps Etc. is looking for part time help for up to 20 hours per week. You would assist in store operations, customer service, harp sales and rentals, social media and keeping our website up to date. The pay range is from $16 to $20/hour plus benefits and bonus pay. Your knowledge of the harp is priceless.

This is a great place to work! The staff works as a team, our customers are the best! We are following all Covid-19 safety procedures.

Contact Jessica at 925-286-4977 to schedule an interview.
Harps Etc. is located in Walnut Creek, CA
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For Sale: Salvi Electra harp, $24,000 obo. Beautiful warm sound, used on all of Georgia Kelly's recordings after 1980. Comes with shipping trunk and adjustable padded harp bench. Karen Gottlieb valued this harp at the above price in 2019. The sound quality of this instrument is second to none. From the highest notes to the lowest bass strings, the quality is even and projects beautifully. Great for solos, orchestral work and recording. Harp is located in Sonoma, CA. Contact Georgia at
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For Sale: Salvi Daphne 47 EX, Walnut. Serial #12037. Approximately 14 years old. The harp has a full, warm, rich sound, and the pedals work smoothly. There are a few cosmetic hairline cracklings in the veneer wood that do not affect the integrity or sound of the harp. It was last regulated in 2018 by Karen Gottlieb, who valued the harp at $16,000, with the cosmetic defects. Comes with matching bench, music stand, dust cover, blue 2-piece padded cover, harp dolly, lots of extra gut strings and harp music. Asking $14,000 for everything. All serious offers considered. Please contact Midori at 805-305-1913 or for more information. The harp is currently located Los Angeles at the LA Harp Center. You can reach them at or phone 818-495-4652 to see and play the harp. A recording of the harp can be heard here - the fourth harp listed.
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For Sale: Lyon and Healy Salzedo CG #20120. Built 2015. This 5 year old Salzedo harp shows beautifully, has been extremely well cared for and is in virtually perfect condition! The harp was purchased new in 2015, specially selected by the San Francisco Symphony harpist, Doug Rioth, at Lyon & Healy Harps in Chicago. The harp has NEVER been moved from its current location in San Francisco in the past 5 years. The harp has a huge, even, brilliant and very resonant sound. Structurally in excellent condition with no twist in the neck or any movement in the sounding board and base frame. There is no clicking in the mechanism or rivets. The harp has a large space for the right hand I'm the top octaves, which make it very comfortable to play. Professional quality instrument - a bargain for someone looking for an almost new Salzedo at a reduced cost. Just restrung with Bow Brand gut strings and tarnish resistant wires. It received a full inspection and regulation by Karen Gottlieb, L & H Certified Harp Technician on 9/23/20 and is 'good to go'! Price reduced to $28,000. Black L&H dust cover included. Contact Suki Russack at Link for additional photos
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For Sale: Venus Prodigy chamber harp, 44 strings (low D to high E). Natural curly maple with sitka spruce soundboard, trimmed in Sapele (African Mahogany). Decorative decal on soundboard and bronzing on the fluted pillar, topped with a gold-leaf crown. Purchased new in 2010. Asking $9700. Owner is moving to Germany and can't take the harp. Harp was last serviced August 2019 by Mike Lewis (HarpTech). Includes cover, stool, dolly, string set. See flyer with more photos and info. Contact Stefanie Jocher at
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For Sale: Lyon and Healy Style 19 pedal harp, built in 1927, serial #3001. Blonde wood, gold leafing, recently restrung, and in very good condition. It has some wear to the leafing. It has a beautiful, clear sounding upper register, appropriate for chamber music as well as a second chair symphonic position. (A Style 19 is a semi-grand model with 46 strings, similar in size to a Style 17. 70", 70 lbs.) Asking $21,000 but willing to entertain other offers. Contact Joanne Addy at, 510-424-2570. Harp is located in Hercules, CA. Additional photos.
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For Sale: Lyon and Healy Style 22, Gold, #1831. Originally built in 1917, in excellent condition with no structural or mechanical problems. The harp was completely rebuilt and refurbished in 1997. It shows beautifully with no cosmetic scratches. The harp has NOT been played or moved since 1998. There has been virtually no 'wear and tear' on the instrument. The strings have been maintained regularly. The harp appears to have a very nice sound, especially in the middle and lower registers, and there is a large space in the top octaves for the hand, making it comfortable to play. To bring the harp into top playing condition, it needs partial restringing and a regulation. The harp has been appraised by Karen Gottlieb. It is located in San Francisco. Asking price is $27,000, and includes a blue 3-piece padded Lyon & Healy transport cover set. For details and a full appraisal, contact owner Rick Osmon, 415-420-4223,
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For Sale: Five lever harps, located in Reno, NV.
Dusty Strings Ravenna 26. $1200.
Full levers, 12" legs, deluxe carrying case, string set, tuning key. Built 2014. Would cost over $2000 new.
SOLD: Camac Bardic, 30 strings, full levers (small). $800 including tuning key and string set.
Merlin R Harp 35 strings A down to B. $2700 including tuning key, padded case. Made in 2015
Dusty Strings Ravena 34. $2600 including full levers, 1' legs, 5" legs, 8" legs, drop down leg, built in pickup, deluxe carrying case. Pretty dust cover, string set, tuning key. Built in 2008. (Over $4000 new.)
SOLD: Dusty Strings FH36S, Figured Cherry, #17250, built in 2016. 36 strings. $5000. Built-in pickup. Includes case, tuning key, full set of strings. In perfect condition and has stunning sound. Owner moved up to pedal harp.
Contact Can discuss payment plans for any of the harps, if needed.
Full size flyer with photos of all five harps.
For Sale: George Leverett 2008 nylon harp, from Altarwind Music in Oregon, 30 strings, 4 octaves, A to G, comes with tuning key and custom carry cover, clear and even tone, asking $1800 (new price was $2400).
The harp is in excellent condition and is being sold to serve as a down payment on a pedal harp for a student. Comes with a full set of new strings and lever washers from Robinson's Harp Shop. Located in Livermore. Please inquire with Dominique Piana at 925-455-5333 or Photos can be viewed here. Pictures 1-4 are the Leverett, pictures 5-10 are the Triplett, which has been sold).
For Sale: Pratt Blond Debutante Lever Harp, 36 strings. Serial #710102. A great starter harp; only 1 owner, originally purchased in 2006. $3000. Includes tuning key and cover. A description and image of the harp can be found at Contact Dan Levitan:, 510-304-1515 (cell).
For Rent with possible option to buy: Lyon and Healy 17 gold, built 1974. $200/month with $350 security deposit. Owner is looking for a good home for the harp, preferably someone who will not move the harp and is a relatively light player who will not put too much excess wear and tear on the harp. Owner is possibly interested selling the harp but wants to wait for 6 months to a year. When she decides to sell, should the renter want the 'option to purchase', there would be a rental/purchase price reduction. Please contact seller directly for more information.  Flyer with photos and more details.
For Rent: Lyon and Healy Refurbished Style 14, Gold, $150/month. 43 strings. Gorgeous, great tone. Contact Adele Stinson: 650-868-9468 or
For Rent: Dusty Strings lever harp FH 36B (36 strings). $60/month plus security deposit. Contact Tamara Mead at 650-283-9095 or (One harp coming available 5/21.)
For Rent: Lever harps, 34 strings, Folk style, by Lyon and Healy, and Aida style by Salvi. Contact Sonya Yu at 408-666-7899 or
For Rent: Lever and pedal harps by Dusty Strings, Pat O-Loughlin, Salvi, Lyon & Healy. Includes harp tuning key, case/cover, electronic tuner with pick-up. Contact Carol Holsinger at 650-326-3146 or
For Rent: Celtic lever harps, Harpsicles, Latin harps and one Renaissance harp for rent. Located in Berkeley. See for newly updated list of available rental and scholarship harps. Harpsicles available for group lessons. This non-profit organization is focused on good quality, mostly light-tension harps (Latin, wire-strung, Renaissance), as well as a nice variety of lever harps. Contact
Harps For Rent: Contact Karen Gottlieb, (415) 244-1764,,
Currently available: Lyon and Healy Troubadour Harp Style C with 33 strings (low 6th octave C to high 1st octave G). The harp has a new set of high performance levers. For info:
Harps Etc. rents, sells and teaches the harp. We carry most major brands so you have the ability to try different harps from different makers in one place to ensure that you get the harp that you love to play. We offer rent-to-own, six months same-as-cash, and long term rental programs. Harps Etc. also carries a large selection of music, strings, and accessories and offers harp regulations and repairs. We are the only full-service harp store on the West Coast! or call 1-800-836-5559.
Harp Technician: Mike Lewis, the Harp Tech. Available for regulations, general maintenance and appraisals.
Lyon and Healy and Salvi Harps Certified Harp Technician: Karen Gottlieb. or 415-386-0702. Regulations, and warranty regulations, general maintenance, appraisals, insurance appraisals and restringing.
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For Sale: Gorgeous adjustable Walnut music stand. Can be used for standing musician such as violinist, or seated harpist, cellist, etc. Asking $250. Contact Karent Gottlieb at
Dominique Piana published the following music in 2020 through Harpiana Publications:
Bochsa, Grande Sonate for the harp from op. 60
Hasselmans, Étude mélodique op. 35 for solo harp
Poenitz, Trouvère (Minnesänger), Salon Piece for harp, op. 69
Dolmetsch, Cantilène from 15 Pieces for piano, tr. Hasselmans  for cello (or violin) & harp  
Oelschlegel, Harfen-Serenade, First Trio for violin, cello & harp (or piano)                                                 
Oelschlegel, Zweite Harfen-Serenade, Second Trio op. 107 for violin, cello & harp
*Her editions are available on the website, where much historical commentary is also available for browsing.    
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Krista Stephens, harpist, artist and calligrapher, has created beautiful harp stationery, which can be ordered plain or personalized with your choice of calligraphy style. The note cards may be ordered from her Flourish and Dot website on this page. 50-count 5 x 8" harp notepads are also available.
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Janice Ortega has created a fun 11 x 17" poster, suitable for framing, reflecting on what the Harp has taught her about life. The poster is based on the book, "All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten".
This is a tabloid-size, 11 x 17 inch poster printed in color on 32 lb. premium, heavyweight, 100% cotton paper, recommended for use with graphics solids, and strongly saturated colors.
The poster is suitable for framing or for affixing it to poster board for upright display.

You may order it for $25 each from her website at this link.
ATTENTION HARPISTS: In 2020, local non-profit, The Multicultural Music Fellowship ( was proud to be able to award 10 scholarships to harpists around the country to take the "Harp Secrets" course by Dr. Cheryl Ann Fulton. The overwhelmingly positive reviews from all 10 recipients has inspired MCMF's Board of Directors to vote to offer 6 more scholarships for this wonderful course. If you are interested in being awarded a scholarship to take this course, contact the Multicultural Music Fellowship at: Learn more about MCMF.
*About this course: Chery's course is a holistic harp method to help harpists develop an expressive, healthy, and richly musical approach to playing the harp. The course is appropriate for all styles of harp; pedal, lever, lap, Latin, historical, etc, and for all levels of proficiency.

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