Jay Michaels has played Harp professionally for over 20 years. He is known as The Harper. He has several Historical Harps designed after early Renaissance instruments, wire-strung Irish Harps, and the more contemporary Electric Harp. In addition to Harps, he is adept at the Viola da Gamba, Rebec, Dulcimer, and Baroque and Classical Guitars.
He currently serves as President of The Historical Harp Society. He is also a member of Early Music America and The Viola da Gamba Society. His music has appeared in Television Programs and Independent Films.