Ellen’s Harp

IMG_1873I didn’t know these existed. Then Ellen Hanson showed up with her own Davidic Harp at the Montrose Christian Writers Conference. Intriguing? I thought so.

Where does one buy a Davidic Harp? Who gives the music lessons? Ellen had the answers.

IMG_1877Fascinated with the instrument, Ellen borrowed a harp and attended the week-long First School of the Prophetic Harp back in 2010. Here she met Joyce Schneider who brought along a handmade Davidic harp she had made herself.

While talking with Joyce, Ellen discovered the gal had graduated from the Prophetic Harp School in Jerusalem, Israel, where she learned how to construct the instrument. In addition, Joyce had recently started her own handcrafted harp business, The Psalmist’s Harp.

IMG_1870Needing a harp of her own and wanting to help Joyce in her new venture, Ellen ordered a harp. Several months later her Davidic Harp arrived, with an improvement over Joyce’s original design. This harp had turning levers which enabled it to play in more than one key.

It appears that these Jewish temple harps are making a comeback after 2000 years. It’s easy to see why. Ellen’s harp not only makes soothing music, but also looks beautiful.


About Kathie Mitchell

Kathie enjoys country living, time with family, playing cornet in community bands, crafts, gardening, and writing.
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One Response to Ellen’s Harp

  1. shultziepa says:

    This showed up in my mailbox. Quite interesting and yes, I know the shape. Great post.

    Nice seeing Dominic.



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