Jan Walters - Central Coast Wedding Harpist

Add a touch of elegance to your wedding, party, or celebration with beautiful harp music. Jan performs throughout the California Central Coast including San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties.

Jan Walters, internationally acclaimed harpist, enjoys a varied career – having performed all over Europe, Canada, Japan, Hong Kong, and the USA. In addition to playing for weddings and functions, Jan has been a featured regular performer in such prestigious hotels as The Plaza, The Helmsley Palace, and the St Regis in New York City, the Pan Pacific Hotel in Vancouver Canada, and The Berkshire Hotel on Oxford Street in London. She has played aboard Holland America Line’s MS Niew Amsterdam, been a featured artist for three years in the San Luis Obispo Mozart Festival, and performed with Sammy Davis Junior in Reno, Nevada, USA. Jan is also well known for her artistry in historical performance practice and has been a featured soloist in both concerts and recordings with many of Europe’s leading period instrument ensembles including The Consort of Music, The Sixteen, and The Purcell Quartet. She has played at The Proms in The Royal Albert Hall and recorded the soundtrack for the Merchant Ivory film Jefferson in Paris, and appeared with The Netherlands Opera.

Jan has appeared as a soloist on numerous CD recordings and on both Radio and Television in the USA, Canada, and Europe. She has released  five compact disc recordings under her own name on ASV Records Gaudeamus  series.  Jan also enjoys teaching the harp and has conducted master classes and workshops for festivals and music academies in the USA, Canada, and Europe. Jan’s enthusiasm for the harp and its music comes across readily in her performances whether it be haunting medieval music on a period instrument or well known favourites for a wedding celebration on her classical pedal harp. Her vast experience enables her to offer a distinguished and friendly service with a wide range of repertoire performed on exquisitely beautiful and unique harps.

Learn to Play the Harp

Jan teaches the harp to students of all ages and abilities. Harp lessons are generally once a week for either a half an hour or an hour. Students are taught in her home but she does travel to other areas in San Luis Obispo County to accomodate groups of students. Jan has taught the harp in private schools in England for 10 years as well as conducted harp masterclasses for the Historical Harp Society, The American Harp Society, The Hague Conservatory in Holland, The Royal Academy of Music and the Royal College of Music in England, and for the Scottish Early Music Society.

Information regarding renting or buying harps for potential students is available.
Contact Jan for rates and availability.



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