Wow! When we first introduced our little Harpsicle® Harp, in 2003, we had no idea it would someday become one of the most popular harps in the world. Really...we didn’t...not a clue.
Still, it didn’t take long for emails, photos and stories to start pouring back in to us from our customers. People were taking these little harps to places harps had never been and using them in ways we had never imagined. Our customers were marching in parades while playing and backpacking miles in to remote places where they played surrounded by tall red rock spires. They sent us photos of themselves playing between the paws of the Sphinx in Egypt, on the streets with Turkish musicians and with a UN program in a thatched hut in Micronesia.
We had originally started building Harpsicle® Harps as a beginner’s instrument but professionals around the globe began performing with them and using them as their travel harp, the one they can toss into the airline overhead while their big harp is trapped in a massive harp travel trunk.
Harp teachers describe all the innovative ways they are using them in classrooms and in private lessons. Therapists and outreach programs use them to connect to people and then to reconnect those people back to themselves. And, just as we thought, beginners flock to them because Harpsicle® Harps take the fear out of learning and fill that space with what always should have been there in the first place— fun.
Made in the USA
All of us at Rees Harps Inc. feel lucky to be involved with the Harpsicle® Harp. We still make each and every one by hand, in Rising Sun, Indiana, smack in the middle of the USA. We have been building top of the line concert lever harps for over forty years and we thought we knew harps but Harpsicles® Harps have changed us. They have taken the limits off the harp and set it free. Where will you take yours and where will it take you?