Cobb, Cherokee, Fulton, DeKalb, Gwinnett, Forsyth, Clayton,

Fayette, Rockdale, Henry, Douglas Counties

Availability:  Ongoing during the school year

Audience Size:  250 or under recommended, 300 maximum

Technical Needs: 10’ x 15’ performing area and two small tables

Performance Fees:

$290 single performance    $420 two performances

$550 three performances   $680 four performances

Call or email to discuss  a customized performance!

(404) 633-9322                 

        About Brien and Glass Harp Music:

Among the very few professional glass harpists in the world, Brien Engel is one of the most musically accomplished. His glass harp is comprised of fifty drinking glasses which are coaxed to astonishing musical life by his fingers. Brien delights audiences everywhere with singular mastery of his instrument, an outstanding repertoire of music for all settings and warm stage presence.

Brien has performed in countless K-12 schools across the nation and in libraries, nightclubs, senior communities, festivals and college campuses. He has toured in Germany, Singapore and Hong Kong.  Read the bio on the web site.

        About Glass Harp Educational Performances:

An expert blend of sheer inspiration and educational lightning! In addition to the glass harp, Brien plays other musical instruments made from everyday materials and colorfully explores their origins. For science connections, he uses captivating object lessons to relate concepts of sound physics to our everyday lives. Another segment of the program introduces Ben Franklin’s invention (and first American musical instrument) the glass armonica. Questions and song requests are welcome towards the end of the assembly. Performances are tailored to age group.  Study Guide available here.

Top photo by John Merritt

Content copyright © 2000-2018 Brien Engel

PO Box 33, Pine Lake, GA 30072

Brien Engel – Glass Harp Music

(404) 633-9322

"The glass harp sounds like a magical music box. Mr. Engel skillfully tied in major academic areas making connections with history, language, and music theory. He is a gifted entertainer and his music is delightful. I recommend him and his work highly and without any reservations!"

Joanne P. Cox, Arts Enrichment Coordinator

Kittredge Magnet School, Atlanta, GA

"Thank you for being a part of our Cultural Arts Day at Acworth Elementary! The students really enjoyed your performances and learned a lot! Your workshops were fantastic and helped make our day a great success."

Courtney Stoll, Performing Arts Coordinator, Acworth GA

"Brien gives an outstanding presentation through his musical craftsmanship, educational connections, and engaging personality. Entertaining and highly recommended..."

                              Terra Cribbs, Youth Services Manager NE Spruill Oaks Library, Alpharetta GA

Watch Brien working with students on "This is Atlanta," produced by Public Broadcasting Atlanta.

PO Box 33,

(404) 633-9322

Pine Lake, GA 30072

Georgia Educational Correlations Click Here!

Glass Harp Educational Programs for Metro Atlanta


Educational performances combine lots of music, scientific demonstration, stories of the origins of glass and water-tuned instruments and a question/answer and musical request segment. While the focus is on glass music, strong emphasis is placed on the inventive process and the experience of building a musical instrument at home from everyday objects. Assemblies last approximately 45 minutes. Study guides are sent 3 weeks in advance.

Baby Armonica
Glass Harp
Musical Saw


For small groups, glass instruments are available for experimentation along with Tibetan bowls, tuned water bowls, bird calls and more. This optional program brings a focused group closer to the glass music experience.



For a library family series, after-school group or for patrons at a gallery or museum, glass music makes a unique and captivating treat. Performances can include demonstration and narrative, or provide pure musical ambiance.

Fairs and Festivals promotion

View and download flyers

School Program PDF

Glass Harp PDF

Join the

Mailing List

from mailings

Web Site

Go to the  

Glass Harp

Media Page




On Facebook

 New Movies on YouTube!

Brien appears on the Georgia Council for the Arts’ Teaching Artist Roster