Cornhusk doll and harp by Dee Kronau

"I've always wanted to play the harp!"

Your dream can come true at last. We are here to help you reach your goal. Our supply of rental harps and our knowledge of folk harps will help you on your musical journey.

Yes, you can play the harp!

children with harps

The Harpsicle Kids

Whether you are seven years old or in your seventies, you can learn to pull strings. It is a very satisfying skill and will bring much enjoyment to your life.

Yes, you can learn to play the harp!

Child with harp


"The grandchild" showing his harping skills at school

Harp student


An original member of the Lyrae Angelicae Harp Ensemble

Happy Harping!




We carry a large selection of

folk harps

for sale and rent.

Conveniently located in the Albany, NY, area.



Available on a three month rental period, all harps are in excellent condition and come with a padded carrying case and tuning key. Pickup is only 20 minutes from downtown Albany.

Sorry, we do not ship at this time.


We carry established brands of new harps, including Blevins, Dusty Strings, Harpsicle, Kortier, William Rees and Westover. All are fully guaranteed. We occasionally have used harps for sale.


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Private instruction is available on folk and pedal harp with teacher, Claudia Place.

About Claudia Place

Ms. Place studied at Boston University and Westminster Choir College and privately with Marjorie Hartzell and Elizabeth Huntley. She has performed in a variety of sacred and secular venues. An experienced music teacher, she has taught in public and private schools and churches as well as privately.

Ms. Place studied with Alice Parker, composer and arranger for the Robert Shaw Chorale. She was also a church organist and music director for many years. With a real sense of "what works" in the different musical venues, Ms. Place has arranged numerous ensemble and solo harp pieces, filling the many needs of the "harp world".

Ms. Place founded "The Harpsicle Kids", a local group of nine children ages five through seven, who learned to "pull strings" on small, 26 string, colorfull harps called Harpsicles. Ms. Place also leads a group of adult harpers who perform locally at assisted living and nursing homes.

Currently, along with her private teaching studio, Ms. Place is teaching harp at The Emma Willard School in Troy, NY. She continues to compose and write arrangements for solo and ensemble harp.

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Victoria with harpHarpsicle kids-sevenAndrea with harp

(above) Victoria (one of my first harp students)

(center)The Harpsicle Kids (a performance in church)

(far right) Andrea (now a 16 yr old pedal harpist)