Bircher & Bircher Music - Harp Lessons & Harp Rentals

Mary Bircher is a student of Jeanne Chalifoux and Alice Chalifoux, and a graduate of the Peabody Institute of Music. Additionally, she spent six summers studying at the Salzedo Harp Colony in Camden Maine. An enthusiastic and respected teacher, Mary has taught students of all ages, levels and abilities. As well as maintaining a home studio, Mary is currently a faculty member at Creighton University and Grace University, as well as a clinician and teacher at the Midwest Harp Festival in Tulsa, OK.Using a relaxed and creative approach, Mary guides and encourages her students, helping each individual maximize his/her true potential and discover the joy of making music. Students are taught to play in a relaxed and easy manner, thus producing a full and beautiful tone. A strong technical foundation is stressed, as well as a solid understanding of the basics of music theory. Mary encourages her students to share their music by participating in recitals, harp ensemble, Great Plains Harp Chapter events, and performances throughout the Omaha area.

Our Harp Circle spreads Holiday cheer by performing in the lobby of Omaha Children's Hospital on December 14, 2009.

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Would you enjoy trying out a harp, in the comfort of your own home?  We have several Lyon and Healy harps available for rent. This is a perfect way to see if the playing the harp is right for you!

Harp rental from Bircher and Bircher Music includes:

  • A Lyon and Healy pedal or lever harp, delivered to your home
  • A complimentary introductory lesson at the time of delivery
  • Advice on placement of the harp in your home
  • Assistance in replacing broken strings
  • Instruction on tuning and proper seating height
  • Referrals to area harp teachers
  • Answers to any questions which may arise
  • Advice on purchasing a harp

If you are interested in harp lessons and/or rental, call Mary at 346-4042 to determine availability.

Mary Bircher is an Authorized Representative of Lyon Healy Harps, and she will be pleased to assist you in purchasing an instrument.


Mary Bircher is a gifted and generous teacher. Striving for the best for her students, she always emphasizes proper technique and style. She is also enthusiastic, patient, and fun. I highly recommend her for anyone who wishes to play the harp.
- Rod Colvin, adult student