Robinson's Harp Shop
PHYLLIS began Robinson's Harp Shop some 42 years ago with her husband, Robbie. Together they published the Folk Harp Journal from 1973-1985 and founded the International Society of Folk Harpers and Craftsmen. She is a retired Postmaster of Mt Laguna, yet stays active in her community by volunteering as an auxiliary member of her local fire department
SUSAN has been with Robinson's for the past 25 years. She serves as the manager/stringmaker at Robinson's (if she's not off somewhere playing firefighter/emergency medical technician). Susan plays harp and violin professionally and has several books and CDs available. Her spare time is spent creating music for animals to relax them; Pet Pause has gained national recognition for its effectiveness.
Phyllis Robinson and Richard "Skip" Lamere are siblings, born and raised in a musical family in Vermont. In 1989, Robbie showed Skip how to make a harp string. Skip has been making harp strings since then, initially helping Robbie fill a few orders each month.
North Shore Strings
Kelly Stallings, daughter of Joan and Skip Lamere Phyllis Robinson's niece, established North Shore Strings in 2001 as a stand-alone business. Kelly helped both the Robinson's Harp Shop and Vermont Strings businesses with meeting customer needs. Kelly's unexpected death in 2019 resulted in Kelly's husband, Eric, stepping into the business to continue to meet customer needs.