Linda Barton Paul is a native of Tulsa, Oklahoma. She attended Will Rogers High School and went on to Oklahoma University in Norman, OK to study the harp. She also studied at the University of Tulsa, the University of Kansas and Denver University.
Besides teaching harp, Linda has performed both in concert and as a symphonic harpist. She toured with the New Christy Minstrels, making two U.S. tours and one Caribbean tour. She has performed in pit ensembles for opera, ballet and Broadway.
Linda began honing her unique style by adding jazz and Latin rhythms to her repertoire in 1983. She's performed with several jazz ensembles over the years, plus she has performed jazz charts with symphonic orchestra. She began adding South American harp pieces to her repertoire, even purchasing a Paraguayan harp so she could perform the intricate fingerings of these Latin styles. Later she applied much of this new technique to the double pedal harp to produce a more rhythmic and percussive quality.
Linda will be adding new CD's of her various styles to this site over the next year: classical, soft jazz, Broadway and Movie Hits, ballads, gospel and hymn selections. Some of these CD's will be fund-raisers for various non-profit organizations and proceeds from the sales will benefit many worthy causes. Check the "More CD's" page often to catch the newest release!
Email Linda Paul for information on CDs and booking.