Hello, my name is Judi Byron, and I’d like to thank you for visiting with me today.
I have always loved music. I first tried my hand (or mouth) at tuba at the tender age of five at a school assembly, and though I failed miserably at making a sound with that instrument, I knew then that music would be a big part of my life. Over the years, I have made many a sound with piano, drums and hand percussion, guitar, voice, hammered dulcimer, and of course , the HARP.
I started playing the harp when I moved to Vermont in 1985. I attended a concert in which a harpist was prominently featured and fell in love with the beauty of this instrument. That began a love affair that has taken me to radio, TV and functions all over New England, New York, California, the UK, Ireland and Israel.
Weddings are a favorite setting for me to play. Formal or informal, classical or contemporary, I would be honored to bring that special touch to your special day. Please visit my Weddings page for more information.
As much as I love playing the harp, I also take great joy in passing it’s beauty on to others. I conduct workshops on the healing power of the harp and lead Taize and worship services. I teach privately out of my studio. I am blessed to bring the mystery of the harp to those challenged by illness. The harp has been a gift to my life, and I am privileged to offer this same gift to others.
I have a BA in Education from the University of Massachusetts, have studied piano performance at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, am a Certified Therapeutic Harp Practitioner through the International Harp Therapy Program out of San Diego, CA, and am on the faculty of the Vivace School of Music in Woodbury, Vermont giving harp lessons, harp therapy workshops and teaching music theory. I am a member of the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) and the Vermont Music Teachers Association (VMTA). Currently I am pursuing my certification in VAHT (Vibroacoustic Harp Therapy). See the Harp Therapy page for more information.
Please let me know how I can serve you!