Researching, Building Instruments, Teaching and Performing Healing
Music since 1982
PO Bx 443, Bowie, Arizona 856o5
outreach of Saint
Mar +David Michael, MEd, MS, DD, ThD
719 421 9109
Providing Hands-on training,
experience and performance in Music Theater and in making
instruments in the
sacred Hebrew tradition of the Tabernacle of Moses and the Temple of
Sutton Hoo Lyre-Harp Coming Soon for $130 plus $18 shipping!
Sutton Hoo Lyre-Harp is
claimed to be of Saxon design but many
consider it to be of an earlier Celtic influence. This instrument
comes as either a 6-stringed Pentatonic tuning or as a
10-stringed Diatonic tuning in replacing the horned harp currently
being sold on
plans of the Sutton Hoo Lyre-Harp below show its construction. In our
case, we are adding a piezo pickup system to each of these instruments
that we sell. The cost for the 6-string version is suggested to be
$130 and the for the 10-string version is $150. We should begin
shipping later this month with a dark Mahogony frame and Werstern Red
Cedar back and front. The tuners will be standard zither pins with an
included tuning wrench.
Battleharp Music Now Offering
We currently offer harp making and in
playing the kinnor lyre-harp with the development of a 12 part harp
choir. Future workshops include:
- Voice in Song
- Harp and
We are very excited about
our harp and voice choir
in the ancient style of the Temple of Solomon where 12 people will play
12 harps and sing 4 to 12 separate polyphonic melody lines - all in
Each harp-singer will play and sing the same melody line
with the words of the psalms in
English but re-translated to follow the metric and word order and
the original Hebrew words of the Psalms. When combined with
harp-singers, this provides for minimally a 4 part harmony of harps and
Music has existed in various expressions since 1982 wherever
Abbot David has lived. Over the last 25 years, he
has taught music, harp making and performance to kids and
adults alike. Since these early days, David has earned a BA
Honors) in Dance Drama and Music and is K-12 Teacher Certified in DoDDS
Music, Theater, Video Production and various computer-based
In addition, Abbot David holds a MEd in
Educational Administration, a MS (With Distinction)
in computers (think computer music and digital robotics here) and a
DD and ThD in
Theology. He is also a University of Hawaii Certified
These credentials complement
his passion for
theater, music and performance which he now carries into the
exceptional classes he
encouraging students to think outside the conventional theater, music
instrument making 'box' to achieve new music and acting' fusions and in
the invention of new
kinds of instruments and performances.
His over 25 years of teaching K-12 and
college classes in Hawaii and Colorado gives him great confidence in
the classroom and on the stage having performed extensively in the US
and Britain. Battleharp Music will be offering workshops
starting in the Fall of 2015 in Buena Vista,
Bible Character Performances
A list of Bible Character performances
offered by Dr
David for church and other events will be available soon.
For booking these performanbces, contact Abbot David
currently developing a Certification in Music Theater
that covers a wide range of taken workshops to include a selection from
the following music and theater areas of study.
CMT certification, students are required to satisfactorily complete a
minimum number of workshops and provide a portfolio of student work
done in the workshops to
the instructor for A-F grading. In
of time spent in responsible work activity in music theater
be provided. For more information, contact
Abbot David directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Lighting Design
- Sound Production
- Music Composition
- Voice in Song
- Harp and Voice Choir
- Interpretive Dance
- Harp Making
Book for Harp Making
Abbot David has recently published a
book to be used
for the harp making classes.
, Playing and Composing
on the 10 Stringed Lyre Harp
By Abbot David Michael, ThD
8.5" by 11" with 66 pages
Order Kindle Book at: Amazon.com
This is the only book in print that provides detailed step by step
instruction to even the novice in making, playing and composing on the
ancient 10 stringed Lyre-Harp. This harp called a Kinnor by the
Israelites dates to the time of King David and has been an instrument
of importance for over 3000 years in many cultures.
This simple construction method in fully
steps with lots of pictures reveals the secret theory behind how
resonance is designed and created in an instrument. This is a must have
books for any stringed instrument maker whether they are just beginning
or advanced in their skills.
The Concert Kinnor Harp-Lyre is made by
it is made of the wood of the bible harps called
is found in Hawaii known as Koa.
CONCERT HARP NO LONGER BEING MADE FOR PUBLIC SALE!
Concert Kinnor Lyre-Harp comes with tuning key and 1/4" thick plywood
nagahyde covered plush case. Also included is the new book
written by Abbot David Michael called, "Making and Composing
the 10 Stringed Lyre Harp" seen to the left of this column.
Shepherds Harp Here!
Availability Before Ordering!
THIS HARP SOON TO BE DISCONTINUED!!!!
Shepherds Harp is
a back-packers sized harp made of various hard and soft
To any Battleharp, I can add
a personalized wood-burned engraving
starting at an
discounted online price of $150
which is over 15% off
normal retail price of $180. Add
for shipping and handling for
destinations in the Continental US for a total of $168.00.
"BUY NOW" button below to place your order.
The arrival of a Shepherds Harp takes
to current order volume. Since we are a Christian ministry,
accept donations. You may donate by pressing the
DONATE button below and type in the amount you want to give to support
this ministry. More about our ministry at School of the
| Mystery Play/Music Performances
Music are available to provide performances of
styled Mystery Plays accompanied harps, woodwinds and percussion.
Performance may include a 12 voice
instrument and harp choir with verse.
We are currently accepting and scheduling
for venues in NW Arkansas. We are
requesting a donation to cover our
costs, food and overnight stays if needed. Contact Abbot
for more information on scheduling. email@example.com
Front of the
Back of the Shepherds Harp
Example of wood-burned design by
Abbot David Michael