My latest CD is Now Available!
Beneath the Starry Moonlight (click here).
Hello, I’m Beth A. Stockdell, a harpist and artist located in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Welcome to my website!
UPDATE February 9, 2023: I’m currently booking only limited harp engagements. No weddings and only one to two months in advance for other events. The release of my third album marks my 20th anniversary as a harpist and my retirement from most professional harp work. Read more on my blog… click here.
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, and 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 work with the International Society of Folk Harpers and Craftsmen (ISFHC – Folk Harp Society) as Editor-in-Chief of the Folk Harp Journal magazine.
Recently, my new business, Stockdell Manor Books, has taken off and I’m now spending time around the magazine working on my handmade books and doing crazy Zentangle art. 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. In April 2023, I completed the training to become a Certified Zentangle Teacher (CZT) and will be giving classes periodically. See my Calendar for details of upcoming classes.
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.