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Sylvia's Big News

I have big news: I have moved to Hawaii!
As of October 1, 2013 I have permanently moved myself and my business to my condo in Princeville, on the north shore of the Hawaiian island of Kauai. I'm extremely excited about this new chapter in my life!

I've decided to start taking things a bit easier, and have time to stop and smell the plumeria. For the past 30 years I've been working pretty much 24/7, and I'm ready to slow down the pace a tiny bit. I'm also looking forward to having more time to work on composing and arranging music for you.

No, Ive not retired; I'm just changing my focus by restructuring my life and my business.

Now that I'm in Hawaii I'll be . . .

  • personally processing all of the orders through this website
  • available to my customers by phone, email, on-line chat, and through
  • arranging more harp music for you
  • teaching harp lessons through Skype to students all over the world
  • selling and renting harps in a showroom in my Princeville, Kauai condo
  • walking on the beach and smelling the flowers

Since it is quite expensive to ship products to and from Hawaii, most of the internet orders are now being shipped from other places. The bulk of the orders are shipped from Hal Leonard Corporation, the world's largest music print publisher. They have been distributing my books for over 25 years and I'm extremely pleased to announce that they are now fulfilling most of the orders. I visited their huge state-of-the-art warehouses in Minnesota earlier this year and was astounded at their innovation and efficiency. They have an over 99.9% accuracy rate, so I know that your orders will be filled accurately and shipped safely.

Some products, such as chairs, music stands and lights, will be shipped to you directly from the manufacturers for quick delivery. And a few will actually be personally shipped to you from me in Hawaii!

And don't forget that many of our harp music books and sheets are available as PDF downloads.  There's no shipping cost and you can print your music immediately! No waiting!

Although I am continuing to sell complete string sets for Dusty Strings and Harpsicle harps, I am no longer selling any individual harp strings, or strings for other harp makers and models.  If you would like to order individual strings, please contact Kolacny Music in Denver at 800-870-3167 or go to

You can look forward to more Sylvia Woods harp arrangements in the future. This move should allow me more time to create the harp books and arrangements that you've been begging for.

I would like to thank you all for your business, your friendship, and your encouragement for these past 35 years. I hope we can continue our wonderful relationship as I move toward this next phase of my life and my business. Rest assured that I'm available by phone, e-mail, on-line chat, and through my website. I am still committed to bringing you high-quality harps, harp music, and other products for many years to come.

As always, I am committed to continuing to take care of you, my wonderful customers.  If there are products that seem to be "missing" from my site, just call me at 808-212-9525 or e-mail me and I'll refer you to where you can now puchase them.

As they say in Hawaii . . . Aloha and Mahalo (thank you),