Begin Your Harp Journey!

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 been on the teaching faculty at Music School of DE, Ohio Scottish Harp School, Beginning in the Middle, Midwest Harp Festival, Harps for Harmony and a guest master teacher and performer at harp festivals across the United States.

What you need when starting harp lessons:

  • Music reading skills in both treble and bass clefs is a benefit; however, Janet can work with the students “where they are”.
  • Janet can provide quality rental lever harps for a discount to her students.
  • Weekly lessons for 6 months is recommended; then twice monthly or Janet will work with your schedule.

Contact for Lessons

Janet works with beginners starting from age 9 up through retirement age. Janet offers private harp lessons in her home studio, located near Longwood Gardens, PA. Contact her at

Lesson Fees:

  • Beginner: $50 for 45 minutes
  • Lever Harp: $60/hour
  • Pedal Harp: $70/hour (starting price)
  • Coaching Session: $75/hour