Nancy O’Brien received her Bachelor of Music Degree in Music Therapy from Alverno College and Master’s in Creative Arts Therapy from Hahnemann Medical College (now Drexel University). She is a Board Certified Music Therapist. She studied harp with Elizabeth Asmus, Julia Ann Scott, Gretchen Van Hoesan and Maria Luisa Rayan. She is a harp regulation technician trained and certified by Lyon & Healy/Salvi Harps. As an accomplished professional harpist, she has a broad range of performance experience from orchestra to private parties with several CD’s available exploring various genres of music. With over 30 years of teaching experience of all ages from young children, college to retired as well as having been on the music faculty of The Pennsylvania State University and Lewis University. Other than harp she has taught: organ, piano, guitar, dulcimer, music theory, harp improvisation, looping, amplification and recording the harp as well as basic harp care.
Area of Travel: PA, NY, TN, Canada (Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal)
Currently located in Oak Park, IL.
- ROAD REGULATION SCHEDULE:
- Regulation trip to State College, PA not scheduled currently.
- Regulation trip to Buffalo, NY, not scheduled currently.
- Regulation trip to Nashville, TN, October (date to be determined), 2022
Please make sure a harp is holding tune before a regulation appointment, especially if you have just changed strings. If you will need assistance with any of this let me know when you are scheduling the appointment.
PRICE LIST: Zelle & Square payments accepted.
Regulation: pedal: $380/ lever: $190
Replace wire strings: $75, strings not included
Complete stringing: pedal: $180/ lever: $150, strings not included
Other work: price to be determined. Hourly rate $90
House call: $100+ depending upon travel time to and from location
Individual harp lessons: 1/2 hour $25/ 1 hour $50 payment to be made in advance. Zelle and Square payments accepted.
Currently available in Oak Park, Illinois.
Zoom lessons are available
Individual lessons: harp improvisation; music theory; amplification, looping and recording are also available: 1 hour/$50
Arrangements and Recordings
Arrangements, found on www.harp.com:
Cassation by Joseph Haydn arranged for Flute/Harp (pedal or lever)/Cello https://harpcolumn.com/music/all-music/artists/nancy-obrien/cassation/
Recordings found on Amazon, iTunes, Spotify, Apple Music
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