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Diana Rowan - 2016 Instructor/Performer

Diana Rowan's journeys around the world and through many styles of music from classical to folk to world have convinced her that everyone has something musical to say. Diana's performances, compositions and teaching are all about discovering and sharing who you are authentically. Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned professional, Diana's approach is to bring out the best in your playing, making music an integral, natural part of your life. She holds a PhD in harp composition, an MM in piano performance, and loves living in Berkeley CA when she's not traveling.

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Just a quick note to let all of you Harp Gatherlings and aspiring Harp Gatherlings know that we have posted the final Performer/Instructor bios for the 2016 Harp Gathering. Make sure to cruze on by the Instructor/Talent page and have a peek! 2016's lineup includes: The ever charming Richard Ash from Folkcraft Instruments, The brilliant arranger extraordinaire Angi Bemiss, Pinch hitting for Frank Voltz in 2016 is sacred music specialist Rhett Barnwell, Jazz Goddess Christa Grix, All sunshine and light Lynda Kuckenbrod, The ever passionate Diana Rowan, Author of "Tunes to Go" Cynthia Shelhart, The Harp Gathering's own Denise & Michael Grupp-Verbon known together as TAPESTRY, and finally the legendary Louise Trotter...WooHoooooo!!!!!

In case you're wondering, the answer is YES, we have made the Performer/Instructor roster BIGGER, which means that we will also be expanding the workshop offerings too...Don't you just love it?!?!?! We Do!!! : )

Here is a taste of what's coming in 2016!

For Your Listening Pleasure,
Louise Trotter - 2016 Instructor/Performer

Texan Louise Trotter is a versatile entertainer on pedal and lever harp, playing a varied repertoire, from classical to Broadway, Swing, Latin, Rag, Sacred, Jazz, and is one of the few harpists who specializes in Country Western.

Listen to this beautiful arrangement of O Danny Boy!!!

More to come soon and as always, we look forward to seeing you at the Harp Gathering!!!



Well, after a couple days we have finally been able to catch our breath and start back at it. All of us, here at Harp Gathering H.Q., had a super great time putting all of this together for you. We have had lots of great comments and some really great suggestions for upcoming years. Many Thanks to everyone for another wonderful, fun packed, educational weekend at the 2015 Harp Gathering!

As always, we look forward to seeing you at the Harp Gathering in 2016!!!