Leah has been playing harp for almost 30 years. She plays the large concert
pedal harp, the smaller Irish or Celtic harp, and the very small lap
harp. The largest harp that she owns is a Salvi Aurora harp, with a
custom-made gold design on the soundboard. Her Celtic harp is a 38-string
Egan harp, made in Italy. The smallest harp is a 22-string Eve harp,
made by Stoney End, a Minnesota harp maker.
Leah maintains an active
performing schedule, playing with big city orchestras (view
PDF about the Charlotte Philharmonic Orchestra) and smaller ensembles,
in addition to playing solo harp for recitals and concerts. She enjoys
playing for special occasions including wedding ceremonies and receptions,
anniversary parties, private dinners, etc. She will bring her harp to
your home and her music will grace your home with elegance.
She is a member of both
the American Harp Society and the International Society of Folk Harpers
Leah has taught harp for
many years, both in private and group sessions. She has taught the beginning
harp class for Irish Week, at the Augusta Heritage Center in Elkins,
West Virginia. She also taught harp for 8 years at the Classen School for
Advanced Studies in Oklahoma City, where she built the harp program
into a performing harp ensemble with 14 members. She was also the harp
instructor at the University of Central Oklahoma and Southern Nazarene
In addition, Leah was the director and lead harper for the
15 member St. Patrick’s Irish Harp Orchestra.
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