MCMF recently ran a harp stringing workshop in partnership with Harps, Etc. in Walnut Creek. MCMF Director Diana Stork presented on lever harp string changing, harpist Cheryl Ann Fulton presented on historical harp stringing and the importance of carefully evaluating stringing material, and harp technician and former harp builder for Lyon & Healy, Mike Lewis, presented on changing pedal harp strings. We learned several types of knots and wraps, as well as how to safely remove big bass wrapped wire strings, before getting to work.
After the presentations, attendees were aided by the presenters, staff, and other volunteers in re-stringing their own harps. We had many attendees who had never changed a string on their own before!