New CD Release! February 1, 2022.
Bonnie at Morn — A Lullaby Album (click here).
Hello, I’m Beth A. Stockdell, a harpist located in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Welcome to my website! If you are interested in having a professional harpist at an upcoming event, wedding, party, reception, or funeral, please contact me for details and rates. I play a wide range of music and can help you create the perfect atmosphere for your special occasion.
I was born and raised in Portland, Oregon. After traveling the world, I settled in Northwest Arkansas in May of 1999. I am joyfully married to Rick Stockdell, and we love our life in Fayetteville. We are both voracious readers, football junkies, and love to travel. We are stewards of the Little Free Library #39136.
As a lifelong artist working in photography, stained glass, multimedia painting, I expanded my repertoire and started playing the harp in early 2003. I’ve taken my harp coast to coast for a variety of learning opportunities, trained with many great teachers, and studied with an international group focused on healing music, Harp for Healing. I have been a regular volunteer for hospice playing for patients, family, and staff and teaching about the benefits of healing music.
I am a full-time harpist and play music all around Northwest Arkansas and beyond. You can frequently find me playing weddings at Thorncrown Chapel and the Mildred B. Cooper Chapel. I also work with the International Society of Folk Harpers and Craftsmen (ISFHC – Folk Harp Society) as Editor-in-Chief of the Folk Harp Journal magazine. I play often at local restaurants and do concerts in NWA.
Recently, my new business, Stockdell Manor Books, has taken off and I’m now spending time between harp gigs and the magazine working on my handmade books. I usually have a few books for sale on my site and I take orders for custom books. You might want a notebook for your favorite musician, something for a wedding present, or a gift for yourself. Stop by the page and take a look.
My husband, Rick Stockdell, was doing a sample interview for the Podcasting class he teaches at the University of Arkansas and used me as a test subject. If you’d like to hear the short interview, click here.