About Jo Baée
Jo's harp journey started when she began playing harp at the age of 9. She had performed in her first professional concert by the age of 11. She was awarded a high school music scholarship and in 2015 she was awarded the Corina D Mayer String Scholarship to complete her Bachelor of Music in Harp Performance at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. Around this time she also completed her AMusA with Distinction. Once graduated she was accepted to be a full member of the Music Teacher's Association of NSW for both harp and cello teaching.
During her 15 years of professional harp playing, Jo has thoroughly enjoyed her time teaching and running her own wedding harpist business. She also has been guest Principal Harpist for orchestras such as New Zealand Symphony Orchestra and Canberra Symphony Orchestra.
As much as she loves her performance work, it had been Jo's dream and aspiration for a long time to become a harp technician - which eventually came true!
The technician dream began at the age of 15 when she spent over 3 years completely restoring her 1959 Morris Minor with her dad, Paul, in their backyard. This mechanical and technical experience led her to become very interested in the complex mechanics of the pedal harp which she played every day. She was then accepted into the Lyon & Healy/Salvi technician program in 2018.
Jo completed her full technician training at Lyon & Healy Harps and Salvi harps mid-2023.
Jo is now a qualified, independent harp technician. She will be available to service all types of harps in Australia & NZ and will be undertaking regular service trips to both metro and rural areas. She is also a certified member of the Lyon & Healy/Salvi Technicians Guild. She really hopes that her services will provide much needed harp care to all harpists.