Cindy Schaufenbuel came to lever harp after earning a Master’s Degree in Voice Performance from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She later became fascinated with the history of the harp in Ireland, and began to study the historical wire-strung harp of Ireland and Scotland. Cindy has twice attended the Scoil na gClairseach in Kilkenny, Ireland, the only annual harp workshop in the world focusing exclusively on the history and technique of early wire-strung harp. While living in Minnesota, she was a student of Ann Heymann for three years. As a player of both modern lever harps and historical harps, Cindy is interested in exploring opportunities for shared techniques and new symbioses among all small harps.