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"A Story, I'll tell you..."

 

Piper Roberta-Jeanne Pichette has followed her dream with the Celtic Lever Harp and graced many a gathering with her unique music styles since 2003.

 

An alum of the Pioneer Valley Performing Arts School and a Magna Cum Laude graduate from Berklee College of Music, she has studied with harpists Maeve Gilchrist, Catriona McKay, Felice Pomeranz, and Rosemary Caine.

 

Piper has been a band member in a variety of ensembles and theatre orchestras, including "Chaucer's Troubadours" and activist group "Dogs at the Door" since 2015.

 

A passionate composer and lyricist, creative in a variety of styles, Piper’s interests in the harp began with its healing powers through Hospice. She continues to bring her harp to hospitals, private homes, and senior facilities. She has also done interactive programs that demonstrate the power of music across language barrier, with the Blind, Hearing Impaired, and as therapy for Dementia and Alzheimer's.

For many years, Piper has been requested as the harpist for gala events and museum openings throughout Western Massachusetts. She is a regular performer at . . .

  • Wistariahurst Museum in Holyoke

  • Music Night at the Tilton Library in South Deerfield

  • the Josh Simpson Gallery in Shelburne Falls

  • with the Pioneer Valley Harper's Guild in the Glasgow Lands Scottish Festival at Look Park

  • PVMA's Memorial Hall in Old Deerfield

  • with Tony Lechner's Rock Voices Chorus

  • Franklin County Access Television's The Song and Voices of Dissent with Mary Wheelan

  • The Haiku Society of America  in Vermont with Vincent "Tripi" Garzilli (1941-2020)

  • the Mutton & Mead Medieval Faire

  • English High Teas and garden weddings at Yankee Candle’s flagship restaurant, Chandler’s (until 2017) in South Deerfield

  • Holiday teas at the Inn on Boltwood in Amherst, Massachusetts, among others.

In 2020 during Coronavirus (COVID-19), she expanded her services online to include distanced learning for all ages and abilities. 

Piper's studio, Win'ter Sounds, in Winchester, NH, is now open for lessons as of 2021. 

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