Harp Program

Interested in learning to play the Irish Harp?
There's never been a better time to start!

The Riley School of Irish Music offers a very special deal to those wishing to learn or improve their harp skills. Students of the Riley School have an exclusive opportunity to rent one of three separate styles of harps at an amazingly low rental rate!

Please see our Instrument Rental Page for complete information on available instruments and rental policies.

If you are a new harp student and you plan to rent a harp, it is essential that you contact us prior to the first day of classes so we can arrange to have your harp ready for you to play. Please contact before registering.

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Harpsicle® Harp (recommended for those just starting out) - has no Bridge pins so levers cannot be added. This is the perfect harp for beginners or the casual harpist.

FlatsicleTM Harp (recommended for intermediate beginners or anyone who already plays another instrument at an intermediate level) - comes with bridge pins on all strings and modified Robinson sharping levers on the C and F strings.

Grand Harpsicle® Harp (recommended for intermediate to advanced players) - is one of the most unique harps available today. It is an electric harp, but if desired it can also be played acoustically. It is a full range harp with 33 strings, but weighs no more than a professional electric guitar. It can be played as a floor harp or strapped on to play while standing and moving. It can even be played like a lap harp used with the Harpsicle® Stick. The detachable stand can be adjusted to various heights to best fit the player.

  • Great Rental fees, payable by check on the 1st day of the school quarter:
    • Harpsicle® Harp is $25/quarter
    • Flatsicle Harp® is $50/quarter
    • Grand Harpsicle Harp® is $50/quarter
  • Riley School harp students are eligible for a discount on the purchase of any instrument from Rees Harps.

Rees Harps Inc. is a small family business based in Rising Sun Indiana, but is known worldwide for its high quality, custom made harps, as well as great customer service. Their harps are featured on the 2 time Grammy winning CD with YoYo Ma and Marta Cook, Grammy winning CD with Paul Winters and Carol Thompson and Hollywood movie soundtracks. Rees Harps are also played by All Ireland Harp Champion Maire Ni Chathasaigh; pedal/lever wizard Ray Pool, founder of the International Harp Therapy Program; Christina Tourin; and a list that continues on and on of huge names in the harp world.

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