When the Virginia Harp Center opened in Midlothian, Virginia in 1997, we were determined to create a showroom dedicated to serving all harpists. We succeeded by offering the largest selection of harps on the East Coast by some of the finest lever and pedal harp makers in the world including Camac, Dusty Strings, Lyon & Healy, Salvi, and Triplett. But we didn’t stop there.
Our commitment to providing the highest quality customer service to harpists everywhere inspired us to open a second showroom location. Our showroom in Haddonfield, New Jersey, offers the same extensive inventory selection as well as the knowledgeable, friendly and ever-helpful staff harpists have come to expect from our company. It is our goal to help you find the harp that you’ve been looking for. Enjoy.
Why buy from us?
The Virginia Harp Center takes great pride in offering personal assistance to our customers. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff is dedicated to keeping our customers happy with excellent service. We offer the following services to make your harp buying experience an enjoyable one:
New Jersey Showroom
Megan Landfair is the manager of the Virginia Harp Center of New Jersey. An accomplished harpist, she has performed as a soloist and as a member of orchestras and chamber groups throughout the United States and Canada. She began studying the harp in her hometown of Pittsburgh, PA with harpist, Lucy Scandrett. In 2004 she earned her B.A. in Harp Performance from the University of Toronto under the tutelage of world-renowned harpist Judy Loman. In 2014 Landfair completed her Doctorate in Harp Performance from Indiana University, earning a double minor in Music Education and Arts Administration. While at Indiana University, she studied with Distinguished Professor of Music Susann McDonald. When she’s not working at the store, she enjoys teaching students of all ages and levels.
Cale Hoeflicker has a Doctorate in Music in Guitar performance from Indiana University and an extensive background in music education. He joined the Virginia Harp Center of New Jersey in the summer of 2016 and has enjoyed getting to know the harp world. In addition to his work with Virginia Harp Center, Cale is the guitar professor at St. Joseph’s University. He also teaches locally at the Haddonfield Center and School for Performing Arts.
Since marrying Megan Landfair, Cale has established himself as one of the country’s foremost harp movers.
Thérèse Hurley is thrilled to be back home at the Virginia Harp Center after several years in the Pacific Northwest completing her PhD in Musicology and playing Second Harp with the Eugene Symphony and Oregon Bach Festival Orchestra.
Classically trained but with a passion for Scottish and Irish session tunes, she holds degrees from The Peabody Conservatory, Temple University, and University of Oregon. Her research on the use of the harp in Tchaikovsky’s ballets led to her published book chapter in The Cambridge Companion to Ballet. In addition to performing and researching music, Thérèse is an enthusiastic educator who received the University of Oregon’s prestigious Donald and Darel Stein Graduate Student Teaching Award. But above all else, she is a happy VHC customer who found her dream harp at the New Jersey showroom and can’t wait to help you find yours.
Maryanne Meyer maintains an active performance calendar as orchestral harpist, chamber musician, and solo recitalist throughout five Mid-Atlantic states and in her hometown of Vincennes, Indiana. Maryanne performs regularly as a substitute harpist with The Philadelphia Orchestra, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Delaware Symphony Orchestra, and Maryland Symphony Orchestra, and serves as Principal Harpist with Tri-Cities Opera in Binghamton, New York. Maryanne has developed a flourishing private teaching studio and is the resident Teaching Artist at the Girard Academic Music Program and Masterman college preparatory middle and high schools in Philadelphia through the Lyra Society. She holds a Bachelor of Music degree and Performer Diploma in harp performance from the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University, where she studied with Distinguished Professor of Music Susann McDonald. She completed her Master of Music studies at Temple University’s Boyer College of Music and Dance with Elizabeth Hainen, Principal Harpist of The Philadelphia Orchestra.
Prior to marrying harpist and co-owner Mary Jane in 1996, David D’Arville was the owner of Southern Music Center, a Richmond based music company where he also did extensive instrument repair. He graduated from University of Richmond with a chemistry degree, but enjoyed playing saxophone and working in the D’Arville family store so much, he chose a much different path for his career. Currently co-owner of two Virginia Harp Center location and Atlanta Harp Center, David enjoys traveling the East Coast in the infamous VHC van transporting harps and meeting customers. The D’Arville’s live in Richmond and David aspires to someday own a small sports car that will not fit a harp.
Mary Jane D’Arville, along with her husband David, is the founder of the Atlanta Harp Center and the Virginia Harp Center, East Coast harp resource centers with locations in Georgia, New Jersey, and Virginia. Former associate professor at the University of Virginia, Mary Jane continues to pursue her passion for teaching as a guest faculty and master class instructor throughout the region as well as maintaining an active private studio. Over the years, she has performed with several regional orchestras including the Richmond, Savannah, and Charlottesville Symphonies and continues an active freelance career in Richmond. In 2003 Ms. D’Arville performed with the Salzedo Ensemble at the World Harp Congress in Geneva, Switzerland. She is a graduate of Carnegie-Mellon University where she received her MFA in Harp Performance with Paula Page.
Amy Roberts has a BM in French Horn performance from Virginia Commonwealth University. Amy came to the Virginia Harp Center with an extensive music industry retail background and has enjoyed working with harps, both managing the store and gaining repair skills. In addition to keeping up with her professional performing engagements, Amy likes hiking, biking, and sitting on her front porch.
Quinn Croom recently graduated from the University of Richmond with a BS in Environmental Studies. She is originally from Charlottesville, Virginia, and began taking harp lessons at age eight under Virginia Schweninger. Quinn has enjoyed performing as a solo harpist for weddings and other events, playing in orchestras and bands, and volunteering with harp through hospice. Besides harp, she also enjoys cooking, skiing, and hiking. Working for the Virginia Harp Center is Quinn’s dream job!