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Janet has been teaching the art of harp playing for over 35 years in Southeastern Pennsylvania. Many of her students have won scholarships and awards. Some of her former students are graduates of Harvard, Columbia, Drexel, Bryn Mawr, others have gone on to solo harp careers, orchestra positions, free lance work, and continue to play long into adulthood.

Janet's expertise in classical and celtic harp repertoire has given her an outstanding reputation nationally and internationally. The Brandywine Harp Orchestra, which she founded along with her students in 2000, has the distinction of being the first American celtic harp orchestra to perform at the Edinburgh International Harp Festival. Janet led a workshop and performance there with the orchestra in April 2009.

Janet has also been on faculty at the Ohio Scottish Arts School, Beginning in the Middle, The American Harp Society Conference in Philadelphia, The Pacific Harp Institute, and is currently teaching at the Wilmington Music School in Delaware. She has been a presenter at Somerset Harp Festival, NJ, Midwest Harp Festival, OK, and Harmony of Harps, NY.

Janet offers private harp lessons in her home studio, located near Longwood Gardens, PA. Contact her at brandywineharps@gmail.com. She is also on faculty at the Music School of DE www.musicschoolofdelaware.org

She works with beginners starting from age 9 up through retirement age.

Brandywine Harps in the Delaware Art Museum Labyrinth. Photo by Scott Dimeler.


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