Sun, Jan 22|
Peter Wiley Harp Care Workshop
Master harp technician Peter Wiley, the Harp Doc, will present a demonstration and talk on multiple aspects of harp maintenance and care.
Time & Location
Jan 22, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM CST
Fellowship Hall, 7202 W Northwest Hwy, Dallas, TX 75225, USA
About the event
Don't miss this opportunity to hear Master Harp Technician, Peter Wiley (aka "The Harp Doc") present a demonstration and talk on multiple aspects of harp maintenance and care. Peter Wiley was employed by Lyon & Healy Harps for over twenty years (1984-2005). Working primarily in the regulation/assembly department he served a full apprenticeship through to become a journeyman. After ten years he was honored with the title Master Regulator. While at the factory he also worked in the action/mechanism department and as the Final Production Manager. In 1988 he began the Lyon & Healy Road Service Program which gave him the experience of getting to work with harpists in North America from NYC to LA as well as abroad in Japan, Korea, Australia and Israel. Mr. Wiley has also had the pleasure of being the harp technician for five USA International Harp Competitions and two International Harp Competitions in Israel. During his time as the Chief Harp Technician for Lyon & Healy he continuously worked with most of the major U.S. orchestras and many international orchestras including the Symphony Orchestras of: Chicago, Philadelphia, Houston, Pittsburgh, Dallas, Israel Philharmonic and the Sydney Symphony. Working with the major harp colleges such as Indiana University, the Juilliard School, the Eastman School of Music and the Curtis Institute he began presenting “Harp Care” classes back in 1990. He has also been a guest speaker at three American Harp Society National Conferences as well as two World Harp Congress conventions. In 2005 he relocated to Albuquerque, New Mexico and works freelance. Mr. Wiley is considered one of the world’s foremost authorities on pedal harp condition assessment, advisement and servicing.