Maintenance and simple repair procedures for lever harps and pedal harps
Schedule & More
July 29: Lever harp track. Check-in 7:45 am. Classes
8:30 am-6 pm.
July 30: Pedal harp track begins. Check-in 7:45 am. Classes 8:30 am-6 pm.
July 31: Pedal harp classes 8:30 am-5 pm.
Instructor: Jennifer Ruggieri. Bio»
Fees: One-day lever harp workshop, $140. Two-day pedal harp workshop, $280. Both workshops, $390. Details»
Register online» Limited to 15 per track
The harp maintenance workshops focus on maintenance and simple repair procedures for lever harps and for pedal harps. Although observers are welcome to register in the workshops, participants are encouraged to bring their own instruments for hands-on experience under the guidance of a skilled technician. It is not expected that participants will complete all of the maintenance procedures on their own harps, but all procedures will be demonstrated by the clinician, and there will be ample opportunity to observe the various maintenance projects of other participants.
Instruction is offered in two separate workshops: a one-day workshop for lever harp maintenance and a two-day workshop for pedal harp maintenance. Participants may register for both workshops at a reduced fee (see fees and general info page for details). A tool and supply list will be sent upon registration, including a harp maintenance manual specific to harp type. All items may be purchased online.
Lever harp maintenance
Address issues of general lever harp care and maintenance, and covers replacing strings and wires, adjusting levers, and finding and fixing buzzes. Additional topics are addressed on an individual basis, depending on participant needs, interest, and experience.
Pedal harp maintenance
Address issues of general pedal harp care and maintenance, and cover replacing strings, wires, discs, pedal and slot felts, pedal rods, as well as general base work. Topics may vary depending on individual projects and participant experience.