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Josh Layne - Biography

Harpist/composer Josh Layne has been called a 'harp genius' and a 'consummate musician'.  He has performed extensively across Canada, the US, and in Europe and South America and has been praised for both his virtuosity and the sensitivity of his playing. 

Josh started composing in 2005.  His solo works for harp Passage (2005) and Rhapsody (2007) were both selected and performed at the Sonic Boom festival of new music in Vancouver.  In the spring of 2013 he released his fourth CD of solo harp music.  Called Passage: music for solo harp it features three of Josh's original compositions.

In the fall of 2010 Josh's passion for teaching led him to start a biweekly video series on YouTube called "Harp Tuesday", where he talks about various aspects of playing the harp - from your first lesson, to in-depth looks at advanced music.

Eight years, 1 million views, and 160+ episodes later and Harp Tuesday is the premier freely available resource for learning the harp on the web today. You can find him on YouTube at