Sylvia Woods Harp Center
2012 Newsletter

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newA Holiday Greeting from Sylvia Woods  
  Angel with Lyre
All of us here at the Sylvia Woods Harp Center would like to extend our best wishes to you and your family this holiday season.  We hope that your holidays are filled with loving family and friends, and lots of harp music!

Thank you so much for your friendship and your business throughout 2012. 
Merry Christmas, Happy Chanukah, and a very Happy and "Harpy" New Year!

Sylvia and the Harp Center Staff
articleHarp Center Catalog and e-Catalog 
Harp Center Catalog
This is a reminder that our new Harp Center 2012-2013 Catalog is now  available as a printed hard copy, and also in e-Book format. 

You can request a printed catalog when placing your order, or fill out the form at, or e-mail

You can download our expanded e-Catalog at and read it at your leisure on your iPad, smart phone, Kindle, or other e-Book reader.  In the past few weeks I've updated the e-Catalog, fixed a few typos, and added a variety of YouTube video links. There's also now an additional download link on our website for people who had problems with the previous link.

Please note that once you've downloaded the e-Catalog to your e-Book reader, it can take a few moments for the file to show up.  If all you see is a blank page, be patient. Since our wonderful e-Catalog is full of so many great items, it may take a while to fully load the first time.

If you've downloaded our e-Catalog and enjoy reading it, would you please send me an email to  I'd love to get your reaction, comments, and suggestions!
saleCD & DVD Sale
Save 15% on CDs, DVDs and Book & CD Sets

  CDs, DVDs and MP3s 

This month, all of the products in our CDs, mp3s and DVDs category on our  website are on sale at 15% off through December 25 when you use our promo code: record.  Shop our New CDs, CDs by Type, CDs by Artistmp3 audio downloads, and DVDs. You'll find even bigger savings on both CDs and cassette tapes in our Recordings on Sale section.  Be sure to check out our new CD Grab Bags and Cassette Grab Bags of used recordings at bargain basement prices! 


We know you love it when you can purchase a CD to hear the music that you're learning in a harp book.  In the past few months, we've created a variety of book and CD sets and priced them at a discount. Since these sets include CDs, they are also included in this month's sale for even bigger savings. Now's the perfect time to stock up on some of your favorite music! 


Stella Benson

The Healers Way #1 book and CD 

The Healers Way #2 book and CD  

Aryeh Frankfurter

Harper's Brew book and CD 

Deborah Friou   

Balads and Court Dances book and Renaissance Muse CD  

Renaissance Music for the Harp book and CD 

Yuletide Treasures book and CD  

Grainne Hambly

Traditional Irish Music #1 book and Between the Showers CD 

Traditional Irish Music #2 book & Golden Lights & Green Shadows CD 

Nancy Hurrell

Historical Harp Collection #1 book and Balletto CD 

William Jackson

Traditional Scottish Music book and Ancient Harp of Scotland CD 

Kim Robertson

Celtic Christmas book and Celtic Christmas #1 CD 

Christmas Lullaby book and CD  

Highland Heart book and CD  

Searching for Lambs book and CD 

Shady Grove book and CD  

Tender Shepherd book and CD
Wind Shadows II book and CD  

Sunita Staneslow

Christmas Eve book and CD  

City of Gold book and CD 

Psalms of David Book and CD     

Sylvia Woods

The Harp of Brandiswhiere book and CD 

Chanukah Music book and CD 

50 Christmas Carols book and CD 

Hymns and Wedding Music book and CD 

Irish Dance Tunes book and CD 

50 Irish Melodies book and CD 

Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring book and CD 

40 O'Carolan Tunes book and CD 

Pachelbel's Canon book and CD 

52 Scottish Songs book and CD
Teach Yourself to Play the Folk Harp book and CD and/or DVD  


To get the 15% discount enter the code word record in the Promo Code box on your shopping cart page and click "Enter Code" by December 25. For more information, see the "Save 15%" section at the bottom of this newsletter.
winnerReview-It winner


This month's Review-It winner is Vanessa from Tucson, Arizona for her review of Deborah Henson-Conant's Round the Corner CD. 

Round the Corner "Round the Corner is one of the best jazz harp CD's I've ever owned, and I own almost all that have ever been produced. The compositions are clean yet filled with depth and sophistication. Deborah's work with her trio is tight, and the album is well-produced. It is literally perfection, and ranks among the best jazz CD's, not just jazz harp."

Vanessa Here's what Vanessa told us about herself.
"My journey with the harp began in my early thirties. While driving home from a concert, I noticed a folk harp in the window of Muller Music Center and suddenly felt a strong desire to learn how to play it, not realizing that I was about to embark on a life-changing adventure. The next day I contacted the manager of the store, who put me in touch with a harp teacher named Susan Brown. Susan and I arranged to meet at Muller's, where she played the harp for me, answered questions, and offered to give me lessons. I began studying with her, initially learning on a lever harp, but after a year I decided to learn the pedal harp as well. Susan taught me how to read music, to arrange it, and to play classical as well as pop and jazz.

Currently I play a Salvi pedal harp at home and a Dusty Strings 36S lever harp in church. I also play the Dusty harp professionally, primarily using my own arrangements of pop, jazz and traditional songs. I specialize in ambient music for exclusive events in art galleries, hotels, museums and for private functions. I am also president of the Tucson chapter of the American Harp Society's southwestern region. Our chapter is a 501c organization that is dedicated to increasing awareness of and appreciation for the harp." - Vanessa


All of our CDs are on sale at through December 25, 2012.  To get the 15% discount enter the code word record 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 record and it is good for 15% off CDs, mp3s, DVDs, and CD and book sets.


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 record 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 record in the Promo Code box and click "Enter Code" on your shopping cart page by December 25, 2012 to get the discount!
If you forget, or if you have trouble adding it to your order,
email us immediately.  
Offer Expires: December 25, 2012
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