Sylvia Woods Harp Center
2012 Newsletter

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newA Personal Note from Sylvia Woods:  Harp Center Catalog
New Paper Catalog Available Now

Many of our customers have told us how much they love our printed catalogs which they can hold and read at their convenience.  I'm pleased to announce that our new 2012-2013 Sylvia Woods Harp Center catalog is "hot off the press" and available now!

At your request, we'll be happy to mail you our new paper catalog. We have 4 ways for you to request your copy:

1. Request a catalog with your order at
Click the "FREE Catalog" box on the "My Shopping Cart" page before check-out.
You won't be charged any additional postage for adding a catalog.  PDF download orders will have their requested catalog mailed separately.
2. Request a catalog on-line at
Click on the Catalog Request Form link and fill out the form.
3. Request a catalog by e-mail
E-mail your request to Be sure to give us your name and complete mailing address.
4. Request a catalog by phone
Call us at 1-818-956-1363 or 1-800-272-4277. Please give us your name, address, and phone, and tell us you'd like to receive a catalog.

Please note
: you will NOT receive a catalog in the mail unless you request one. 
If you are a teacher you can always request multiple copies.  We'll be happy to send you as many as you'd like for your students!

Please see the next article below for more exciting news about another new, cutting-edge way to access our catalog!

articleNew Harp Center e-Catalog 
Read our new catalog on your iPad, Kindle, or e-Book reader
Exciting news!  I'm pleased to announce that version 1.1 of our Harp Center 2012-2013 Catalog is now available in e-Book format.  You can download our expanded catalog at and read it at your leisure on your iPad, smart phone, Kindle, or other e-Book reader.  I've added extra content that is not in our printed catalog, and you can click on the hyperlinks and be taken directly to that item on our website.

I've learned so much in the hundreds of hours it has taken me to get this first e-Catalog ready for you. I will be tweaking and adding more content in the coming weeks and months. I'll also update prices and add new products as they become available. Each time there is a change to the e-Catalog version, it will have a new version number and date.

Visit to download your copy and start reading!


Creating the e-Catalog version 1.1 has been a huge project for me, so there are bound to be mistakes, broken links, and typos.  I apologize in advance for any errors. 

If you find a mistake, please let me know; you might win a $100 Sylvia Woods Harp Center E-Gift Certificate!  


If you find a broken link, typo, or a mistake in our e-Catalog version 1.1 (or future versions), send an email to and let me know what you found.  For every "bug" you report, you'll get one chance in our drawing. The first week of January 2013 we'll draw one name from all of the entries. We'll notify the winner by email, and send them a $100 e-Gift Certificate that they can spend on any of the wonderful products on our website. They will also be featured in an up-coming e-Mail Newsletter.  When submitting your report to, please let me know what e-Reader you are using, and the version number of our e-Catalog.  


P.S. Please don't submit formatting issues that are consistent throughout the e-Catalog. These cannot be fixed, as they are just the nature of eBook readers. I have no control over spacing, paging, fonts, and how the photos look in relation to the text. Thanks for your help!  

saleChristmas Music Sale
Save 15% on Christmas Books & PDFs

 Christmas Music Books 

Christmas will be here before you know it! This month, all books, sheet music, and PDF downloads of Christmas music in our Christmas Music Books category are on sale at 15% off through November 30.

That's right! Any product in the Christmas Music Books category on our website is 15% off during the rest of November! 

To get the 15% discount enter the code word mary in the Promo Code box on your shopping cart page and click "Enter Code". For more information, see the "Save 15%" section at the bottom of this newsletter.
winnerReview-It winner


This month's Review-It winner is Sarah Kay from Temecula, California for her review of the contemporary Christmas sheet music Mary, Did You Know?  arranged by Sylvia Woods. 

Mary Did You Know sheet music "This beautiful song is gently arranged and has a wonderful sound. The words are absolutely lovely and very thought provoking and the arrangement is excellent. I really enjoy playing this piece on Christmas Eve or in other meditative holiday settings. A very nice addition to a repertoire!"

Sarah Kay Here's what Sarah Kay told us about herself.

 "We purchased my Dusty Strings FH36 lever harp from the Sylvia Woods Harp Center and I have been playing for 6 years. When I was seven, I saw a harpist playing at a fancy hotel and decided that was the instrument I wanted to play. My parents were surprised and insisted that I finish my piano course to gain a solid musical foundation.   At twelve years old I was excited to be playing harp and moved through the elementary levels quickly, beginning to perform about a year and a half later. Over the years I have performed at various events including weddings, parties, boutiques, art shows, and ceremonies.   In the summer of 2010 I recorded my first CD, By Request, which features traditional and contemporary harp music by various composers and arrangers. This autumn a new CD, Great Joy: Harp Music for the Christmas Season, was released and it features six of my arrangements as well as music by other composers.   I love performing and sharing the joyful music of the harp with many people. Christmas is one of my busiest seasons and also one of my favorites. Christmas carols are wonderful music and I love it! The opportunities to meet people and share joyful music are things that I enjoy doing." - Sarah Kay

Both the printed sheet music and the PDF download of Mary, Did You Know? are on sale at through November 30, 2012.  To get the 15% discount enter the code word mary in the Promo Code box on your shopping cart page and click "Enter Code". For more information, see the "Save 15%" section at the bottom of this newsletter.
reviewWin 20 harp dollars with our Review-It contest
Review It Winner LogoShare your thoughts about the wonderful products offered on our website and you could win $20 towards your next online purchase. It's easy. Here's all you do:
#1. Go to the product page of your favorite product.
#2. Click on "Write Your Own Review," which you'll find right below the product name and number.
#3. Fill out the form to write and submit your review.

That's all there is to it! Each newsletter will announce our most recent "REVIEW-IT" winner. You can review as many products as you'd like. Each review you submit will give you another chance to win.  Go to and start reviewing!

Save 15%
codeOur newsletter promo codes are only redeemable on-line, and can only be used for the products featured in the sale section of this newsletter. They are not valid for phone, fax, e-mail, or in-store orders. This month's code word is mary and it is good for 15% off books, sheet music, and PDF downloads of Christmas music.


Here's how to get your newsletter discount at 

#1. Put the items you want to purchase in your cart. 
#2. On the page where you view the items in your cart, type this month's code word mary in the "Promo Code" box, and click on "Enter Code."
The actual price of the featured sale products on this page will then automatically change to reflect the discount. You'll also see a note below the Promo Code box saying the name of the promo code you entered, and the percentage amount of the discount.  


REMEMBER:  you must enter the this month's code word mary in the Promo Code box and click "Enter Code" on your shopping cart page by November 30, 2012 to get the discount!
If you forget, or if you have trouble adding it to your order,
email us immediately.  
Offer Expires: November 30, 2012
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