Pwn Five

By Thomas Macauley on

18-year old Evelyn Rumsby, voice and 15-year old Sharon Macauley, harp performing Brubeck’s classic ‘Take Five’ in an arrangement by Sharon (with Paul Hurst). Performed in January 2014 at Le Petit Trianon in San Jose, CA as part of the Silicon Valley Arts Coalition‘s, 10th Annual Arts Panorama. Sharon is a member of the American …

Metro Harp

By Thomas Macauley on

WhoHarps written up in the Metro for the evening performance a Journey cover with Evelyn. The same performance included the Dave Brubeck classic, Take Five. Linda Ronstadt was the photo on the previous page. Sharon on this one! A neighbor found this without knowing about the performance. Rachel Shemel writes: String Along The Silicon Valley …

Harp Has Power

By Thomas Macauley on

Our used green Lyon&Healy Silhouette electric harp was sounding worse and worse, starting with the high notes and degrading into a lot of feedback on any string played. A trip to Gryphon Stringed Instruments in Palo Alto and service by Steve “The Elder” Seperstein taught us that this harp has a *battery*. The same Steve …

Sonya’s new website

By Thomas Macauley on is very attractive. Sonya Yu teaches harp, piano, and music theory in West San Jose. She is a great teacher for our boy. I am amazed at her diligence organizing daily private lessons, weekly harp ensembles, recitals, masters classes, online lessons, Harp Society educational events.