Contact us at: (425) 412 3552
​Or at: alison@austinharparts.com

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Certified Technician:

Karen Gottlieb, Lyon and Healy Guild Harp Technician was here twice this year and she will be back this spring and again in the early fall.

We are very lucky to have such a fine harpist, friend and technician come to help keep our harps in shape. Karen is a graduate of University of Washington and studied with Pamela Vokolek and Lynne Palmer.


"Thank you for your expertise. I've really enjoyed my practicing yesterday and today on the harp. What a difference!"   – John 


"Your visit yesterday transformed my whole relationship with my harps. Your expertise as a regulator and re-felting virtuoso was dazzling to behold."   – Pam 


"Thank you. My harp certainly does sound beautiful and I love how much easier the pedals are to move in particular."   – Kristen


"Thanks again Karen. My harp sounds fantastic!"
  – Michael


"I want to express my thanks for the work you did on my harps--they are in wonderful shape and I can't stop playing them!"  – Beverly 

Let’s Harp!

I love to teach. Over the past 40 years it has been my pleasure to teach the harp to children from a very young age all the way through those who are young at heart. Many of my students have won local and regional competitions, performing concertos with area youth symphonies as well as going on to professional careers including lawyers, mothers, an astrophysicist, a graphics designer and some who have gone on to professional harp careers. It is my studio philosophy to teach the joy in playing this musical instrument to anyone. My dream to have a studio in the heart of Edmonds is here. This is a wonderful arts community. Austin Harp Arts offers sales and rental harps, strings, accessories and music to make your harp dreams come true.

Facets of Austin Harp Arts

What will you discover at the Austin Harp Studio?...

  • Beginner - Advanced Harp Lessons
  • Duet Lessons (For the economical solution)
  • Harp and Chamber Music Performances
  • Special Occasion and Wedding Music


What can you expect at the Austin Harp Salon?...

  • Lyon and Healy Harps for Rental / Consignment / Purchase
  • Harp Strings, Music and Accessories for Sale
  • Full Harp Restringing Services
  • Harp Regulation Events by visiting Guild Member Technicians (See below for more details.)


Austin Harp Arts is getting involved with the community...

  • Outreach performances in the Edmonds Community​
  • Visiting local schools to reach out to the local music programs​
  • Supporting local music communities and charities
  • Providing support to other art forms and local artists



Lessons Offered... Join me on a musical journey and share making music with this wonderful instrument. In this difficult economic time, I have created a variety of ways to take lessons. It is always best to have a private lesson one-on-one. However I am excited to offer DUETS, which creates a more affordable, and musically satisfying approach.

  • 45 minutes - one-on-one
  • 1 hour - one-on-one
  • Duet Lessons - two students, sharing cost of the hour
  • Skype lessons available
  • Harp Ensemble
  • FREE trial lessons on Saturday's, Call for an appointment!


​Harp Regulation-Repair

Pedal and Lever regulation by Lyon & Healy/Salvi certified technician Karen Gottlieb is available at Austin Harp Studios.  

Please click here to check out Karen's website for more information and to find the registration PDF form which needs to be filled out prior to the event. 

The upcoming Regulations-Repair event at the Austin Harp Arts Salon will be late SPRING 2017. Stay tuned as we get closer for exact dates and time. You can reserve a place with Alison Austin via her contact info below.

Contact Alison Austin at 206-817-8444 or email alison@austinharparts.com to make an appointment.  $50 deposit required.