Wilma Kelly Liles

Hello, welcome to my web site. I am a native of Shawnee Mission, Kansas. My ancestors came from Ireland to America in the early 1700's and after helping to establish the city of Springfield, Illinois, eventually homesteaded in southeastern Kansas. With an extensive musical background from these ancestors, I followed the family tradition and was classically trained on piano with 15 years of private lessons, plus nine years of violin and four years of viola. I have played violin and viola in several local civic orchestras over the past 30 years.

I hold a B.A. in English Literature from Avila College. In 1996, I became very interested in the lever harp and proceeded to learn the instrument. Since that time, I have become a Certified Therapeutic Harp Practitioner with credentials earned from the International Harp Therapy Program.

At this time, I serve as President of Harpers of the Prairie, a chapter of the International Society of Folk Harpers and Craftsmen. The society is designed to foster knowledge and interest in the lever/folk harp. 

As a dealer for Rick Rubarth's Rharps, I offer his Merlin 35 string harp for sale. I have rental harps available for beginning students.

An experienced private instructor, I have taught piano and violin for many years and began teaching harp in 2000.

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Wilma Kelly Liles Harp Studio
12529 West 82nd Terrace
Lenexa, KS  66215