Pedal Sliders Harp Books

As a teacher, Amanda has found that more of her students were asking to learn popular music and jazz. Pedalsliders Books is the teamwork of Amanda and Tony Robinson who met whilst studying together on the MA Jazz course in Cardiff.

Pedalsliders books are available from all good harp stockists and online here.

These books have been written with the intention of making jazz fun and accessible for harpists. Improvising is not necessarily part of classical training and these books allow harpists to try out something new – playing in a jazz style – while also encouraging a move towards the freedoms of improvisatory music.

“I am enjoying your books very much. You are a gifted and prolific composer! I really like your pieces and using the different styles is lovely. I will be happy to recommend your books.”

Felice Pomeranz

Professor of Harp, Berklee College of Music, Boston, MA

Meet the Authors

Amanda Whiting

Amanda has become an established name on the jazz scene. She started classical harp at the age of 6 and at 16 was awarded a specialist scholarship to Wells Cathedral School. Since furthering her classical studies at Cardiff University, and jazz at The Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama, she has become a freelance harpist all over the world; from recitals in London’s Southbank to concerts at sea. She has appeared on numerous TV and radio broadcasts and is in constant demand for function and recording work, as well as lectures and masterclasses.

Tony Robinson

Tony is a professional drummer and multi-instrumentalist, well versed in the art of popular music and jazz performance. He is an alumnus of both The Institute of Contemporary Music Performance and The Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama. He has performed and toured internationally, taught in the UK and Australia, and appeared as a conference speaker.

Amanda and Tony met while studying together on the RWCMD MA Jazz course in Cardiff and are striving to write new and interesting repertoire for harpists.

Hire Amanda Whiting

Amanda is an experienced and professional harpist.

Available for weddings, private and corporate events and festivals.