“It is a pleasure to recommend Steve Moss for harp regulations and repairs. Steve is a perfectionist’s dream! His results are incredibly thorough and accurate. His intelligence and patience are his gold star qualities. Steve has regulated my harps and the Milwaukee Symphony harp many times, and I have always been 1000% satisfied with his work.”
-Danis Kelly, Principal Harpist, Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra
Steve Moss has been regulating and repairing harps for almost twenty years. During his eight years with Lyon & Healy, he trained and worked with Master Regulator Peter Wiley. Steve oversaw the company’s lever harp production for two years before moving into pedal harp assembly and regulation. He also specialized in training new employees and visiting apprentices. He left the company to start Moss Harp Service in 2003.
Steve holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Theory and History from Yale University. He has been active as a performing musician and songwriter, both as a solo artist and in groups. He has produced two CDs and plays the guitar, banjo, fiddle, harmonica, and jaw harp.
As a traveling technician, Steve has serviced harps in the Midwest and across the country. Recent clients include the principal harpists of the Lyric Opera of Chicago, the Omaha Symphony, the Milwaukee Symphony, and the Utah Symphony, as well as the University of Michigan , Eastman School of Music, Northwestern University , Brigham Young University, Ohio State University, and Baylor University. He makes frequent regulation trips to Lyon & Healy West in Salt Lake City . He is the producer of Harp Care with Steve Moss, the first and only instructional DVD on harp care and feeding. He has taught workshops and classes on harp maintenance for students of all ages across the country, and presented at the American Harp Society’s 2010 national conference in Tacoma, WA
Steve lives in West Lafayette, Indiana with his wife and two daughters.
“It is a pleasure for me to play harps worked on by Steve Moss. They are always perfectly regulated and extremely resonant since he voices for sound as well as regulates for pitch. And he’s a really nice guy, too!” -Liz Cifani, Principal Harp, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Professor of Harp, Northwestern University