About

Harps Etc. carries most major harp lines including: Lyon & Healy, Salvi, Dusty Strings, Triplett, Music Maker, William Rees, Sharpsicle, Stoney End and others.  We have numerous new and used pedal, lever and lap harps in our showroom.  We also have the ability to order any other harp for you.  In addition to harps, we keep harp cases, strings, sheet music and countless harp accessories available for purchase at our store and online.

Harps Etc. Inc. was inspired by our love of the harp, teaching and working with the public.  By combining a storefront location with an online store, the mission at Harps Etc. Inc. is to create greater awareness, access and appreciation of the harp around the world. 

We pledge to:

  • Provide customer service beyond your expectations
  • Offer excellent musical education programs, workshops and performance opportunities
  • Help you keep your harp in great condition with our Harp Doctor hints, workshops and by bringing harp technicians to you
  • Bring the world closer together through music
  • Offer a wide variety of pedal and lever harps, music, strings, CDs, accessories and musical gift items

Harps Etc. Inc. is staffed by professional harpists with over 75 years of combined experience and knowledge.  

We are located in the San Francisco East Bay in beautiful Walnut Creek.  Walnut Creek is known as the shopping mecca of the East Bay and is the gateway to the Diablo Valley, Livermore and Napa Valley wine country, Lake Tahoe and Reno.  Come visit our store when you are in the area.  We’re a 40-minute ride from downtown San Francisco by car or by BART. Harps Etc. Inc. is just a few blocks away from the Walnut Creek BART station and the Ygnacio Valley Rd. exit on Interstate 680.

Directions

From the South:  680 N to Ygnacio Valley Rd.  Right at light.  Right on Main Street, (2nd light), Continue about .5 mile, cross Civic Drive. Look for store sign on the right hand side.

From the East and North: Take 680 to the North Main St. exit, Follow exit signs for Main Street, South.  Continue down Main Street about 1 mile, through Civic Drive.  Look for store sign on the right hand side.

From 24 E: keep left at the fork and get on 680 N. Exit 15B for Ygnacio Valley Road. Right at light onto YVR. Right at 2nd light onto Main St. Cross Civic Dr. We’re on the right. If you reach Bonanza, you’ve gone too far. 

Parking

The best option for parking is the North Locust Street Parking Garage next to the Lesher Center for the Arts. The garage is located at 1625 Locust Street, less than a block away from our store. Parking is 50 cents per hour and the first hour is free. Special parking rates may apply during Lesher Center Performances and events.

There are also Parking Meters all around us. Meter hours are 10 am to 8 pm, Monday through Sunday. Meter rates are $2.00 per hour. 

Public Transportation

 Harps Etc. is a ten-minute walk from the Walnut Creek BART station. There is also a free shuttle from the station, stopping at the Lesher Center for the Arts, a block away from the store.