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ARIZONA

  Alla Yashneva (Gorgutsa)
Just arrived in the United States. Alla began her instruction at the age of 8. Her first harp instructor was the famous Marianna Sholokhova, graduate of Moscow Conservatory and follower of the Russian National Harp School founder Ksenia Erdely. Alla continued her education at State College of Art in Rostov-On-Don. She has a Master's Degree and also was Deputy Director at Musical College with a career that spans over 20 years. Invited to perform in Hongkong at the famous Shangri-La and also at St. John's Cathedral. Instructor at the Music And Drama Institute for the last 2 1/2 years. Alla now brings her unique talent and experience to America.
Gilbert, AZ   alla@russianharp.com   480-247-6430
Alycia de Mesa - Harp Angel Studio
Alycia de Mesa has over twenty years experience as a classically-trained harpist and composer. She teaches beginning and intermediate level children and adults of any age, specializing in technique, imagery and performance skills as applied to classical, Celtic, contemporary and original music. She also teaches advanced level improvisation and music creation to all ages and lectures on the harp and its role in healing and spiritual paradigms around the world through the ages. For more frequently asked questions on private lessons, visit her website at www.sparkleharp.com.
Mesa, AZ  alycia@sparkleharp.com
Harp Lessons - Children and Adults - Pedal and Folk
Please check out my website www.jillpack.com to see and hear the students and ensemble. The ensemble page has links to live performances. I received my degree from Indiana University in music. I have been teaching and playing my entire adult life. I have students from 7-75. I also rent harps. Children 9 and under are $25. Seniors over  65 are also $25. All other students are $40 per lesson. Harp rentals are $50 per month
Mesa, AZ   weddingharpist@yahoo.com
  Clara Arnold, BMus., MT-BC
Fulfill your dream of playing the harp with Clara!  Magna Cum Laude graduate, Clara recieved her bachelor's degree in music and harp performance from Marywood University in Scranton, PA. For over 7 years, she has inspired students of all ages toward excellence and the joy of making music with the harp.   Celtic harp, lever harp, pedal harp, and lap/therapy harp lessons available.  Contact Clara today for lesson availability or any harp-related inquiry! 928-713-9370
Peoria, AZ   harpaffects@gmail.com
  Heidi Tims Hernandez, Harpist and Teacher
Heidi has performed all over the world and greatly enjoys sharing her love of music and the harp with students and audiences of all ages. If you've always dreamed of playing the harp, now is the time to get started! Contact her for lesson availability or other questions, and let your journey into the wonderful world of harp begin today!
Phoenix, AZ   speedyharpist@hotmail.com
  Gayla Smith — Arizona Harpist
Gayla has 20 years of harp playing experience with a degree from Arizona State University. She excels in motivating and encouraging young and beginning students.
Phoenix, AZ    gaylaharp@cox.net
WieStudios.com — PHOENIX HARP TEACHER and PERFORMER:
Dr. Shelley B. Wiest, professor, artist, private teacher for 20+ years, Ph.D. University of Kansas; M.M. Baylor University; B.S.M.E. Kansas State University; large harp studio; rentals available; 480 460-2225 or 602 738-4615; 
Phoenix, AZ    pianoandharp@gmail.com
 

ARKANSAS

  Beth Stockdell — Lever Harp Teacher
503-329-6881 cell www.jaguar67.com
Fayetteville, AR
  Alisa Coffey — Harpist
Little Rock, AR   alisa.coffey@gmail.com
 

CALIFORNIA

Kate Loughrey - Lever & Pedal Harp Lessons - All ages and levels welcome!
I offer instruction in classical, folk, pop, and jazz for students looking for a fun, enjoyable, and relaxed experience. In addition to learning repertoire and technique, students may choose to have additional instruction in arranging & composing, improvisation, and ensemble/orchestral coaching. I also offer a range of performance opportunities so that interested students can develop stage presence and feel comfortable playing for an audience. I have a Master of Music in Harp Performance from the Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University as well as a FRSM diploma from the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music. Please visit my website for more information.
Carlsbad, CA    kateharpist@gmail.com
Mary Dropkin — Lever/Folk Harp, Classical (Pedal) Harp
I teach all ages (current students are from age 6 to 74)and all levels, incorporating theory into lessons, stressing good but relaxed technique.  I also work on reading ability and encourage composition and arranging.  I direct an adult lever-harp ensemble and work with any students interested in doing chamber or orchestral music.  Each student is treated individually, whether they are playing for "their own enjoyment" or hope to become a professional harpist.
Claremont, CA (Southern CA)  arrfa@aol.com
  Emily Ricks — A vibrant young harpist, Emily brings 15 years of experience as a classical, jazz and rock harpist  and a lifelong passion for music.  Currently the Principal in the UC Davis Symphony Orchestra and singer/songwriter/harpist in a local band, Emily can coach you in developing technique for any style of playing, learning to 'hear' yourself, mastering the sound of the harp and harnessing it's beauty for your own unique music.  Emily loves working with musicians of all ages, levels and interests.
Davis, CA     emricks@ucdavis.edu
Mitch Landy - lever & pedal harp, beginning & intermediate adults - San Francisco bay area
I have been playing professionally for about ten years, and teaching for about three. In addition to performing and teaching, I arrange and compose for both pedal and lever harps. I teach at Grypgon Stringed Instruments, in Palo Alto, and at my home in El Sobrante. You may visit my website, at www.harpguy.com.
El Sobrante, CA    mitchld@aol.com
Donna Rickard - Pedal/Lever Harp Teacher - Southern California
Classically trained, professional harpist - offering private instruction, tailored to student's goals and music preferences.  All ages and skill levels welcome.
Lake Forest, CA     d.rickard@musician.org
  Stephanie Osborne, MM — Now accepting a limited number of students at my Lakewood (near Long Beach) Studio.  I hold a Master of Music from Indiana University.  I teach French (Renie) Method,  which gives a strong technical foundation to later pursue any  musical style.  Studying the harp should be fun and I teach with a lot of love, laughter and patience (just ask my students!), but potential students need to be willing to work hard to reach their goals, and be able to attend lessons consistently.  I teach all ages and skill levels; I believe love of music and  harp are  key elements to success.
Lakewood, CA  victorianharp@hotmail.com
Your Harpist — Ted Nichelson is available to perform on the harp at your next event: Weddings, Receptions, Funerals, Bar Mitzvahs, Background Music, Corporate Functions, School Presentations, Holiday Programs, Harp Lectures, Harp lessons are also available for all ages.
Los Angeles, CA   yourharpist@yahoo.com
  Hee Jin Yoon — Hee Jin Yoon has over 14 years of teaching experience in the USA and South Korea. She earned her master's degree from the University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music under Gillian Benet Sella and a Performance Diploma from Indiana University under Susann McDonald. She was on  the harp faculty at God's Bible College. Hee Jin Yoon is accepting harp students of all ages and levels on pedal harp and lever harp. Please contact Ms Yoon at the email below.
Los Angeles, CA heejinyoon@hotmail.com
  Carol Holsinger - Holsinger Harps — Carol Holsinger loves to teach.  This has manifested itself in many ways throughout her life in the corporate world, in school settings, and finally, on the harp.  She began teaching harp in 2000 when it dawned on her that she didn't need to make referrals - this was something she could do herself!  To bring the best to her students, she has continued taking lessons and regularly attends workshops and conferences sponsored by the American Harp Society and the International Society of Folkharpers and Craftsmen.  And she thoroughly enjoys playing with the Peninsula Pops Orchestra.
Menlo Park, CA  carol@holsingerharps.com
Margie ButlerMargie teaches both nylon and wire harp techniques, as well as singing with the harp..  Margie teaches out of her studio in Modesto, CA, but she also offers lessons in Pacifica, CA and in Northern Oregon. However, since Golden Bough travels to different areas, contact Margie and she may be able to arrange a lesson or two in your area whenever she is on tour there.  Contact Margie at margie@goldenboughmusic.com or at (209) 572-1715 or (503) 843-2152. Margie has also been performing and recording with the internationally acclaimed Celtic group Golden Bough for 30 years.
Modesto, CA   Margie@goldenboughmusic.com

 

Stephanie Bennett, Harpworld Music Co. — Stephanie Bennett ("One of our country's top harpists" - the Hollywood Reporter) has 30 years experience as a professional harpist, playing with symphonies, playing concerts all over the world, recording with pop artists, freelancing at local special events, and teaching private harp lessons for students from 4 years old to 70-plus.  She enjoys emphasizing creativity and musicality, including encouraging students to learn to do their own arrangements and improvisations.  Styles taught include classical, Celtic, jazz, pop and original music.  She also has her own recording studio where students can record their own CDs to give to family and friends.
Northridge, CA
Bertina Mitchell  —   an experienced concert harpist, private lessons.
Novato, Marin County, CA   bestharpist@hotmail.com
  Dr. Vanessa Sheldon, pedal and Celtic harp instructor — I offer private instruction on the pedal and Celtic harp to students of all ages, whether learning for recreation or preparing for a professional career. Receiving my doctorate from the University of Arizona as the teaching assistant to Carrol McLaughlin and having concertized all over the world, I incorporate a variety of techniques and genres tailored to each student's specific needs and learning goals, grounded in a solid base of music history and theory. Based in the Coachella Valley with a studio in Rancho Mirage, I accept students from Indio to Palm Springs.
Palm Springs, CA     vrs@gold2ivory.com
  Marjorie Chauvel began teaching the harp at the age of 13. She has taught at many colleges and conservatories in the East and West Coast. 35 years as a Lecturer in Music at Stanford University. Many of her students have prominent harp positions. She concertized extensively before arthritis forced her to end her performing. Since that time she has devoted her energies to teaching and has students from around the world. She deals with Musicianship and Performance with her advanced students thus teaches harpist of varying methods.
Palo Alto, CA    chauvel@comcast.com
Pacific Harps  Carolyn Sykes, Master Harpist, was born in Melbourne Australia. In 1976, while still in high school, she toured Europe and Asia with the Melbourne Youth Orchestra. Upon returning, she helped found Melbourne’s Parkville Music School for children. After moving to Sydney in 1980 she toured Australia performing as a soloist and with the Latin American all women group Amaranta.  She has won awards at the 1986 and 1988 International Jazz and Pop Harp Competitions in Boston, and as a result received a full scholarship to the University of Arizona, where she studied with Carrol McLaughlin (harp) and Jeff Haskel (jazz). In 1990, she recorded her first CD, Tinges of Colour, for voice and harp. Ms. Sykes was awarded the Harpo Marx Scholarship while attending the California Institute of the Arts, where she received her Master’s degree in harp performance with Susan Allen. She now has a private teaching studio of her own; Pacific Harps and is adjunct harp professor at Mount St. Mary’s College. As President of the Los Angeles chapter of the American Harp Society, her recent activities include research in Central Australia with Australian Aboriginal women and their songs, performances in the Edinburgh Fringe Festival (Scotland), appearances at the New Music Festival of Los Angeles and the Green Umbrella Concert Series, performing for the Long Beach Opera Company, the Torrance Symphony and Judy Collins, the West Hollywood Orchestra, Charlie Haden’s Liberation Orchestra (jazz) and ongoing session work for television and film soundtracks.
Pasadena, CA   carolyn@pacificharps.com
Opera and Harp by Moira Greyland — Moira Greyland, M.M  has been performing and teaching for over twenty years.  She teaches concert harp and lever harp to all levels of experience, with an emphasis on harp ergonomics, so you can play more comfortably and faster. She also teaches singing, and if you would like to sing with your harp, Moira can help you achieve that goal. She specializes in opera, and in Irish Gaelic music sung in traditional style. Moira is happy to help the beginner learn to read music, and to help the intermediate and advanced player increase speed and accuracy.  What is your dream for the harp?
Richmond, CA  moira@moiragreyland.com
  Harp4all Music Teacher
Lessons given in the privacy and convience of your home! Lever & Pedal Harp; all styles and theory taught. In 2005 Sara moved with her husband, Frederick, to Riverside; both musicians & instructors they continued the business Sara once ran with her sister in Bloomington, IN. Since 2005 Sara has freelanced for numerous orchestras, performed harp in the Nutcracker, and holds a growing studio of harp, piano, flute, and voice students. Sara is attending RCC, and is working towards her Music Performance Certificate. Sara received her A.A. with "Great Distinction" from RCC in 2009.
Riverside, CA   harp4all@charter.net
  Shawna Spiteri (Lever Harp): Beginning - Intermediate Celtic Harp Lessons - SF Bay Area
I've enjoyed introducing new students of all ages to the beauty of the Celtic harp for over 12 years now. My teaching method is gentle and encouraging, using Dr. Cheryl Ann Fulton's "Touch & Tone" technique to ensure relaxed, injury-free playing with increased musicality. No prior music experience is required and I can teach students to read music as well. Repertoire is primarily Celtic and world folk, some classical, pop and original works, all tailored to each student's interest. I can also provide tips on arranging, improvisation and singing with the harp.
San Bruno, CA   shawnaharp@juno.com
  Susan Zevenbergen, Celtic/Lever Harp Teacher
Susan Zevenbergen teaches Celtic/Lever harp to children and adults of any age, and she specializes in the adult beginner with limited or mixed previous musical experience who needs a friendly advocate.  She emphasizes improvisation as well as practical harp technique, and teaches a variety of genres, from classical and Celtic to contemporary and jazz.  She arranges and composes for the lever harp and believes in empowering her students to create their own music.  Ms. Zevenbergen is also a graduate of the International Harp Therapy Program (IHTP).  Visit her website at http://www.myharpsdelight.com
San Diego, CA   wingdancer2000@yahoo.com
Jessica Siegel, Angel Music Studio, Harp/Piano
I have a Master Degree from Case Western Reserve University and the Cleveland Institute of Music in Music Education and Performance, where I studied with Alice Chalifoux of the Cleveland Orchestra.  I enjoy teaching both harp and piano to students of all ages, ability and background.  You will have an opportunity to perform both solo and in ensembles with other students.  I have a limited number of harps available for both rental and purchase.  Lessons are tailored to your specific needs. 
San Francisco, CA   jessica@harpsetc.com
  Valley Christian Conservatory
Valley Christian Conservatory of Visual and Performing Arts offers developing harpist a Conservatory environment in which to grow and thrive.  This high-level training for harp students seeks to provide harpist with opportunities to participate in various ensembles and gain training that will set a foundation for their professional life to come. Students who are Conservatory harpist are primarily trained in string and harp ensembles as well as private lessons.  Some students also choose to expand their talent into the broader area of Wind Ensemble, Jazz band, Chamber, Accompaniment or Solo performing.   These opportunities are through class specific class participation in respective ensembles.
San Jose, CA    Kristal@angelic-harp.com  (408) 316-3365
  www.HeavenlyHarpist.com
Sally Fletcher is a patient, experienced teacher of both harp and piano.   She teaches both concert and lever harp, and welcomes all ages.  She has recorded eight CDs and performed extensively in northern California.
San Rafael, CA   sally@heavenlyharpist.com
  Laurie Rasmussen, Harpist
Laurie has over 20 years experience as a performing harpist, touring as a soloist and in various ensembles. She enjoys teaching absolute beginners as well as those with previous musical background. All are welcome - her students range in age from six years to 80. It's never too late to learn! Emphasis is on establishing a healthy hand position and technique so the student will be prepared to pursue any genre of music, be it traditional Celtic, classical, or pop. Music theory is an integral part of studying harp and students are encouraged to learn to create their own arrangements as well as develop confidence in improvisation. An ultimate goal is to share music in performance, either in a casual gathering with family and friends or in a more formal recital or concert setting.
Santa Barbara, CA   laurieharp@gmail.com
Susan Allen, harpist/improviser
I teach privately on a limited basis; limited to students who have studied for some time or who wish to coach professionally.  My availability is varied for this, but I do have a home studio in Santa Clarita where I teach.  I work with students who have interests in all types of music: classical, contemporary, popular, jazz, world, improvised.
Santa Clarita, CA    susie@shoko.calarts.edu
www.JesseAutumn.com
Jesse Autumn is a performing musician, recording artist and music teacher with roots in the Celtic harp tradition. She has been teaching in Santa Cruz County since 1999. Her method is friendly and relaxed, with an emphasis in balancing creative expression with practical harp technique. Since 2002 she has been a board member at the Community Music School of Santa Cruz, a non-profit organization dedicated to enriching lives through music. Jesse works at the School's Celtic Camp for Teens every summer in the redwoods, and performs regularly throughout the Monterey Bay Area as a solo artist and in ensembles. She teaches weekly and bi-weekly lessons for ages 7 to adult, $30 an hour / $15 half hour.
Santa Cruz, CA   jesse@jesseautumn.com
  Lauren McGoveran
Lauren is a harpist with over a decade of playing experience and five years teaching.  While she teaches on the lever harp, her technique is classical and she puts a strong focus on music theory.  She teaches anyone aged five or over.  For more information please visit her website.
Santa Cruz, CA  lauren@alternativetech.com
  Angelic-harp.com, Kristal Schwartz
Saratoga, CA    Kristal@angelic-harp.com
Sylwia Szymkowiak
Teacher for all ages, for the very beginners or intermediate.  I will come to your house or welcome you to mine.  Very approachable and patient; will work with you to achieve any particular or general goals.  I am a college student so the lesson cost will be very generous, but expect only the best!!!  I have 8 years of experience and performed with a Youth Symphony Orchestra, at Paramount Studios and for the Prince of Spain.  Please feel free to contact me for the most convenient time and place arrangements for yourself or your children!! The joy and beauty of life will just begin for you, once you experience the majestic and celestial sounds of a harp!!! call(310)375-3801    
Torrance, CA    bingo-dino@msn.com
Wendy LeBlanc-Concert Harpist, Instructor — Ms. LeBlanc combines extensive experience as a soloist, duo with flute, trio, orchestral, show and chamber musician. Ms. LeBlanc has performed in concert halls, private venues and schools across the country as well as in special venues for hundreds of special events for more than
20 years. Wendy Currently concertizes extensively and records with her award winning "Wyndfall Trio".
Ms. LeBlanc attended the New England Conservatory of Music and has held principal chair positions with orchestras and chamber music ensembles throughout California. Ms. LeBlanc believes that each student is a unique individual and tailors her approach and practice routine with an emphasis placed on the well being of the student so that the student may reach his or her maximum potential.  Wendy teaches individuals as well as harp ensemble and is currently teaching harp throughout Tulare County. Ms. LeBlanc's musical experience embraces
a wide variety of musical styles and repertoire, and all ages are welcome to study on all types of harps from
concert grands to folk harps.
Tulare County, CA   craftyharp@yahoo.com
  Kaffee Mimun, D.M.A — Kaffee has been teaching for more than 20 years, received her Doctorate degree in Harp Performance from USC. Kaffee runs a studio in Yorba Linda, has a wonderful group of students ranging from age 6-80. Not only that she teaches her students privately, she often have her students gather to make music together and to inspire and encourage each other. She writes and arranges music for her students, prepare them for auditions and exams such as ABRSM. Kaffee is not just a harp teacher, she is always there to support her students, making sure that they will reach their full potential, and guide them through their entire musical experience.
Yorba Linda, CA   Kaffeetee@yahoo.com
 

COLORADO

  Victoria R Lidmark — My passion is to teach harp, pedal harp and Celtic to anyone with a desire to make their life and others, enriched by the music of harp! I teach a broad range of students, from age six to seniors, and teach beginners to intermediate students-advanced students on pedal harp. Music theory is included and have military discount/seniors plan. I can be reached:  719.573.7082
Colorado Springs, CO   vie.lidmark@yahoo.com
  Star Edwards — Teaches: Celtic harp, all styles of music; notation and harp tablature (by ear). Beginners to intermediate levels, adults and children.  Teaching at Swallow Hill Music School and private lessons downtown Denver. All styles taught: Celtic, ethnic, pop, classical, South American and jazz.
Denver, CO    starharp@starharp.com
  Susan Zevenbergen, Celtic/Lever Harp Teacher, Northern Colorado
Susan Zevenbergen teaches Celtic/Lever harp to children and adults of any age, specializing in the adult beginner with limited or mixed previous musical experience who needs a friendly advocate.  She emphasizes improvisation as well as practical harp technique, and teaches a variety of genres, from classical and Celtic to contemporary and jazz.  She arranges and composes for the lever harp and believes in empowering her students to create their own music.  Ms. Zevenbergen is currently enrolled in the International Harp Therapy Program, expanding her skills with improvisation and nurturing her love of the link between music and healing.
Fort Collins, CO   wingdancer2000@yahoo.com
  Beginning Adult Harp Lessons — I offer structured lessons which work very well for adults with or without a music backgroud. I teach primarily for adults who want to learn to play for enjoyment and a way to use music to release stress. There is opportunities to participate in a Beginning Harp Ensemble and we are welcoming new members for Fall!
Highlands Ranch, CO   LClark2069@aol.com
 

CONNECTICUT

  Allyn Donath, Mystic Harpist
Allyn Bryson Donath is the principal harpist for the Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra. She is the Adjunct Associate Professor of Harp at Connecticut College. Allyn has been a teacher and freelance performer on pedal and Celtic harp for thirty years.
Mystic, CT  mysticharpist@gmail.com
Julie Shrake — Celtic/Folk Harp Teacher
I teach Celtic/Folk Harp in a relaxed, friendly manner. I incorporate both sight reading and the traditional 'play by ear' methods in my lessons. Technique is stressed but so is individuality, composition and arranging. We are starting a Harp Circle and a Harp Orchestra for those of you interested in learning to play in a group situation. I play professionally, both solo and as part of a duo. Lessons are either at my studio or at your home, which ever you prefer. Come join us! We love what we do!
New Hartford, CT   harpergal@serenestrings.com
  Zoe Vandermeer
Zoe Vandermeer accompanies her singing on Celtic harp and baroque triple harp.
New Milford, CT   zoevandermeer@gmail.com
Sally (Ranti) Perreten, Classical and Celtic harpist, performer and teacher
I have taught harp at Wesleyan University since 1983, and teach both classical and Celtic (folk) harp. I teach beginners as well as coaching advanced players. In addition to harp technique, basic musical skills are taught. My style is relaxed, with student determined goals. Please visit my website.  http://sperreten.web.wesleyan.edu/public_html/index.htm
Old Saybrook, CT  sperreten@wesleyan.edu
 

DELAWARE

Mike Nielsen — Celtic Harp in Central Delaware
I teach folk harp in the aural tradition to students of all ages. Beginners welcome.
Dover, DE
 

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

  A-class Harp educator, Maia Heard — A-class Harp educator twelve years. My experience focuses on both Classical and Jazz methods of harp instrumentation.  Available in DC and Maryland for lessons in your home or mine. Harp rental may be arranged. Planning_944@hotmail.com (202)294-5884
Washington, DC
 

FLORIDA

Bambi Fischer — Bambi is a freelance harpist available for weddings, corporate events, etc. Bambi is also a harp teacher who has taught harp students from the preschool age of 3 through adults who have retired and want to fulfill their dream of playing the harp.  Lessons are structured to benefit the goals of the student.
Ft. Myers, FL  fischarper@att.net
  Deborah Fleisher began harp studies with her grandmother, Nettie Druzinsky, at the age of seven. A graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music, she received an Artist Diploma from the Peabody Institute and performed at the Marlboro Music Festival. She was harpist of the Baltimore Opera and Wilmington Symphony and she has performed with the Mineria Orquesta de Mexico, Sinfonica Nacionial de Santo Domingo, and Orquesta Sinfonica Nacional de Bolivia. In a return appearance to Baltimore, Ms. Fleisher will play with Concert Artists of Baltimore. She is currently the harpist of Florida Grand Opera, Miami City Ballet, and the Florida Classical Orchestra. She teaches at Florida International University in addition to her private studio.
Miami Beach, FL   fleisherd@bellsouth.net
Jan Jennings - Harpbiz — Jan Jennings has 40 years experience playing the harp and has been teaching for more than 20 years. She accepts children and adults on both lever and pedal harp. Her students have been prize winners in national and regional competitions, and several of her arrangements are published. Rental harps are available and she represents several harp companies for purchasing a harp. Emphasis is on technique, classical harp repertoire, and basic theory. As winner of the L&H International Pop & Jazz competition, she also specializes in pop & jazz, arranging, and improvisation.
Orlando, FL   mail@harpbiz.com
Victoria Lynn Schultz - Harpspun Productions — Victoria teaches traditional harp methods to adults as well as children. Her strong background in theory and composition are apparent in the emphasis she places on music reading skills. Her background in performing popular music is invaluable in teaching improvisational skills. Victoria's students have appeared on Star Search and national touring companies. Many have won state and national competitions and scholarships and have continued to major in music or theater in colleges across the United States.
Orlando, FL
  Katie Glass  Harpist/Teacher — Classical harpist who is an active performer and teacher.  In her studio, private lessons specialize in harp technique, theory, and ear training.  Students have the opportunity to play in various harp ensembles.  All ages and levels are welcome!
Pensacola, FL  mkott15@hotmail.com
 

GEORGIA

Lisa Handman teaches the harp at her studio in Alpharetta, GA. Students range in age from 7 years to adult. You can start learning the harp at any age, however, it is best to have a piano background. Harps are available for rent, if needed, as you must have a harp to practice on at home. Lisa has a lever harp and a pedal harp in the studio at all times for student lessons. Lessons are given on a weekly basis with various repertoire and theory covered.
Atlanta, GA 
  Jan Faires, Folk Harp Teacher — Folk harp teacher in North Georgia now accepting new students. Background in piano preferred; adults or serious teens only, please. Limited number of harps available for rental. My credentials include MS in Ed, experience teaching music in public schools and private studios, and certification from the Music for Healing and Transition Program (www.mhtp.org).
Cumming, GA   j_faires@hotmail.com
Susan Bennett Brady, Professional Harpist — Atlanta area harp instructor, Susan Bennett Brady has over 20 years experience teaching harp and two degrees from the Curtis Institute of Music. Susan is founder and director of the Atlanta Harp Ensemble, for which she writes and arranges music. In addition to weekly lessons students participate in harp ensemble, informational harp workshops, harp camp and numerous performances. Susan's students have participated in the Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra, regional and school orchestras; won regional and national competitions and have attended some of the most prestigious music schools in the country. Susan teaches students as young as 5 years old, incorporates Suzuki and traditional ideas with a strong emphasis on technique and sound production. Rental harps available and intensive guidance is given for purchasing a harp. Susan is co-founder and on the harp faculty for the Young Artist's Harp Seminar, a two-week annual summer program for serious harp students.
Kennesaw, GA   susanbrady@bellsouth.net
  Betsy Fitzgerald — Professional harpist Betsy Fitzgerald has over 16 years of teaching experience in the United States and Japan.  She holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Harp Performance from the Eastman School of Music, where she studied with Kathleen Bride.  She continued her studies at the graduate level at the University of Cincinnati's College-Conservatory of Music.  An active performer, she has performed extensively in the US, Japan and South Korea in solo, chamber music, and orchestra concerts.  She currently is the Principal harpist of Sinfonia Gulf Coast (Destin, FL) and performs regularly throughout the region.  Recently relocated to Macon, GA, she welcomes students beginner to advance to join her studio.  Please call 478-227-9353 or visit www.maconharp.com for more information.
Macon, GA   betsy_fitzgerald@mac.com
  Macon Harpist — Calista Anne Waddy — Degreed in Music Therapy, Calista Anne Waddy, now is accepting students in the heart of Georgia, Macon.
Macon, GA   maconharpist@yahoo.com
  Atlanta Harp Studio, Marilyn Wigley — Graduate of The University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music, 1985.  Active performer on the harp since 1983.  Author of, "Learn How to Read Music the Fun Way" series.  Accepting harp students from 3 years old through adult.  No prior knowledge of music necessary to begin, just the desire to learn.  I have a Suzuki background in teaching harp.  Learn to play the harp WITHOUT pain and proper technique.  Harps available to rent to my students if needed.  Regular performance opportunities available through community service projects.  Creator and Director of The Georgia Harp Ensemble.  Please see my resume at my website, www.AtlantaHarpStudio.com   Please contact me for more information, 404-317-5505.
Woodstock, GA   AtlantaHarpist@comcast.net
"Let's Make Music!" with Laurel Gibson — We teach all stringed instruments, and more.
The Harp is our first love, and then the Bowed Psaltery. If you would like to be in an ensemble of several instruments, this is the place!
Woodstock Marietta, GA  teachers@letsmakemusic.us
 

HAWAII

  Bonnie Mitchell Harpist
Aloha,
Harp center located in the Kona district. Instruction on the Celtic or Pedal harp.
Phone for directions and to make an appointment. Phone:   808-322-2735
Kanika pila!
Kealakekua-Kona, HI   Bonnie@harpistinHawaii.com

Tatyana Shapiro-Leiste is a professional concert harpist with over 20 years of experience performing for all kinds of events,  as a solo harpist and with bands and orchestras all over the world. Her experience and repertoire includes a large variety of music styles from traditional classical music, contemporary, Celtic to modern popular tunes and traditional Hawaiian music. She is an experienced teacher of harp and piano since 1995.
Maui, HI   music@harpisttatyana.com

  Mary-Lela Gilbert CMP — I teach any age truly interested in learning the Celtic harp. If you want to sing with the harp I can teach that as well. I've been playing for 17yrs. and play primarily for events filled with love. Weddings, church, birthings, memorials, the bedridden in need of healing and for hospice patients. I'm a graduate of The Music for Healing and Transition Program.
Pahoa, HI    imabahai@yahoo.com
 

ILLINOIS

Where The Harp Is — Chicago Harpist Janelle Lake
Chicago, IL    harpist.janelle@gmail.com
  AnnLaura Tapia - Abellimento Flute & Harp Duo — AnnLaura Tapia, professional harpist in Chicago, teaches students of all ages and abilities. She studied with Alice Chalifoux at the Cleveland Institute of Music, and Judy Loman at the University of Toronto and Royal Conservatory of Music, Toronto. AnnLaura teaches in her home, and is willing to discuss coming to your home. Call (312)961-8565, or email AnnLaura@abellimento.com for more information.
Chicago, IL  AnnLaura@abellimento.com
Marguerite Lynn Williams — Harpist
Harpist Marguerite Lynn Williams offers lessons for all ages and levels on pedal and lever harp.  She holds degrees from the Eastman School of Music and the Chicago College of Performing Arts including a BM, MM and Performer's Certificate.  Past teaching engagements have included Carthage College, the People's Music School, University of Chicago, Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras and University of Miami.  Her students have received full and partial scholarships to study harp in College. For more information call: 773-791-7520
Chicago, IL
Annette Bjorling • Private Harp Lessons in Chicago area — “World’s First and Only Klezmer Harpist”, is an experienced teacher of both lever & pedal harp in various styles of music (classical music from early music to contemporary, world music from Celtic culture to the Middle East, improvisation...). Beginners, intermediate & advanced students. Rental harps available. Annette offers workshops in other regions as well, for groups (harps and/or other instruments), who are interested in special subjects like klezmer (East European Jewish instrumental music), Turkish & Greek music. For information  call: 847-475-3905
Evanston (Chicago), IL    harper@muziker.org     http://www.muziker.org/annette/
Julieanne Rabens, composer and harpist — Dr. Julieanne Rabens is a composer and harpist with a doctor of musical arts in composition from University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and a master of music in harp from Northern Illinois University. She teaches harp at Knox College and Carl Sandburg College in Galesburg, IL, maintains a private harp studio, and is a freelance performer and commissioned composer. She teaches students ages 4 - 74. She teaches a modified Salzedo approach, is a member of Healing Harps, and focuses on healthy, stress free playing.
Monmouth, IL  julie-at-rabens-dot-com
 

INDIANA

  Abigail Crouch Acosta — I am a harpist and teacher in the greater Indianapolis area. My email is a wonderful way to make initial connection. As an affiliated teacher with the Harp School, you can check out the web site (the name of the director) www.carolmcclure.net. If I am not available for your special event, I may be able to recommend one of my very well prepared and qualified students!
Indianapolis, IN   abigailacosta.harp@gmail.com
Devon Haupt, Harpist — Pedal and lever harp lessons for students ages four through adults.  Beginners are especially welcome!  Lessons focus on technique, repertoire development, music theory and ear training.  A limited number of rental harps are available.
South Bend, IN devon@theclassicharpist.com
 

IOWA

  Marie Ann Morris — Lever Harp, Piano, Theory and Composition
Central Iowa   515-664-1024
Bondurant, IA   RadiantSunshine4Him@gmail.com
 

KANSAS

Wilma Kelly Liles, Folk Harper — I teach lever harp to all ages in the Kansas City and Lawrence areas.  Celtic, classical styles plus music theory are offered.  I have access to harp rentals and music for students.  My background consists of 25 years of classical music training in piano, violin, viola and harp.  I am also a Certified Therapeutic Harp Practitioner.
Overland Park, KS      wilma@kcharplady.com
 

LOUISIANA

Ashley Toman, Harp Instructor
Has a private studio where students are encouraged to not only become harpists but artists as well, confident in their abilities as players and teachers themselves. Encourages all styles of music. Uses video and recording equipment at lessons.
BM, MM, Eastman School of Music.
Baton Rouge, LA   ashleyharp@ashleytoman.com
 

MARYLAND

  Mary Fitzgerald Celtic Harp Studio
US Navy's primary White House soloist, 1978-1998;  adjudicated harp competitions; did workshops on Celtic harp styles & ornamentation; played solo concerts; been in concert, recorded with local Celtic groups "Connemara"& "IONA." A full-time pro for 30 years; teach harp by eye & by ear, improvisation over a lead sheet and over a chord chart, & to play ergonomically, with comfort & joy.  Under contract to Mel Bay for a book of O'Carolan tunes.  Phone: 301-352-3690
Bowie, MD  celticharp1@mac.com
  Anastasia Borovikov
I am a student at the University of Maryland, College Park.  I first studied piano for 5 years, then switched to Celtic harp.  I studied under Emily Reid for 4 additional years.  I also am available for vocal coaching.  I work at a children's musical theater in Gaithersburg on the weekends, so I am good with all age groups.  Call: (301) 821-6192
College Park, MD   borovichonok@gmail.com
  Rebecca Anstine Smith — Rebecca has over 30 years experience teaching students of all ages and levels.  In addition to her home studio in Crofton, Rebecca teaches on Kent Island, as well as St. Mary's College of Maryland and Anne Arundel Community College.  An active performer, Rebecca has performed on the stages of the Kennedy Center, Strathmore Hall, The National Cathedral, Carnegie Hall and Avery Fisher Hall. 
Crofton, MD   rasmith55@gmail.com
Laura Hoffman
Laura Hoffman specializes in teaching students of all ages from beginners to beginning professionals. Harp lessons with Laura are enjoyable and thorough, including complete training in technique, classical harp repertoire and theory on both lever and/or pedal harp. Laura answers some of the frequently asked questions about taking harp lessons on her website.
Myersville
,  MD 21773    lhoffman@phrl.org
Astrid Walschot-Stapp, Concert Harpist
Frederick harpist Astrid Walschot-Stapp has an impressive solo and orchestral career.  She was the acting principal harpist of the Baltimore Symphony during the tenure of Yuri Temirkanov.  She has performed solo recitals in such venues as the National Gallery and chamber music at the Kennedy Center as part of the Left Bank Concert Society. Astrid is the director of the Frederick Harp Ensemble. Her students have been accepted at such institutions as the Eastman School of Music and Indiana University.
Frederick,  MD   stappmusic@verizon.net
Sharon Knowles, a Scot, arrived in the United States in 1997. Taking the opportunity to change professions, she studied music for three years and started to teach and perform Clarsach, or Celtic harp in Eastern North Carolina. Sharon has since moved to the Washington DC area and is the harp tutor for The House of Musical Traditions in Takoma Park. Her students come from Virginia, Maryland and the Baltimore area. Sharon enjoys teaching beginners. Her youngest student is seven and the oldest, so far, is 78! Sharon teaches traditional Scottish and Irish music on the harp.
Germantown, MD   fynesound@earthlink.net
Cynthia Cathcart — Teaching exclusively the Wire Strung Harp, or Clarsach, located near Washington, DC. Both aural and reading styles accommodated, beginners to advanced students welcome. U.S. National Scottish Harp Champion, arranger and performer Cynthia Cathcart is passionate about helping others learn the techniques necessary to bring the most out of this unusual and lovely instrument. Clarsachs are available for rent.
Silver Spring, MD   Cynthia@PotomacTalent.com
Wendy Willis, Harpist/ Washington DC — I'm a graduate of the Oberlin Conservatory  of  Music in Oberlin, Ohio.  I teach pedal or lever harp in the Washington DC area. All ages are welcome.
Silver Spring, MD   wwillis218@aol.com
 

MASSACHUSETTS

Dr. Lizary Rodriguez-Professional Harpist and Instructor — Chamber performer and soloist, Lizary Rodriguez Rios, has a DMA from the University of Arizona and two diplomas from the Royal Conservatory of Music of Madrid. She has performed at numerous venues and festivals in Puerto Rico including the prestigious Casals Festival. As an active performer, she toured abroad with the Grammy nominated international harp ensemble, HarpFusion. Lizary has been a prizewinner in several competitions including the University of Arizona President's Concerto Competition and the International Tournament of Musicians in Marseille, France. Lizary is accepting a limited number of motivated harp students in the Canton/Boston area. Lizary is also available for recitals, weddings, receptions, banquets, corporate events or other celebrations.
Canton, MA    781-571-9775 or lizary@gmail.com
  Heavenly Elegance — Professional Harpist, Tara Alterman, is currently accepting new students at her studio in Granby, Massachusetts.  In addition to her background as Professor of Harp at several universities, Tara offers 20 years experience of private instruction.  Tara’s diverse teaching skills can accommodate students with levels ranging from novice to budding professional. If you've ever contemplated the elegance of the harp, call Tara...she'll happily answer all of your questions and offers a free consultation.
Granby, MA  tara@heavenlyelegance.com
elfharper.com provides Folk Harp lessons in Southeastern Massachusetts. Lessons focus on Music Theory as it applies to the Folk Harp, learning Songs and Improvisation. The Elf performs at Renaissance Fairs, Coffee Houses, Restaurants and Nursing Homes in New England.
Southeastern, MA     elfharperbard@aol.com
 

MICHIGAN

Harp & Beyond - Leda Maria Pap-Nagy, harpist/teacher — She offers harp lessons on concert (pedal) harp, and folk (level) harp for all ages and all levels in her private studio in Belleville, Michigan, (Metro Detroit area) She has more than twenty years experience in professional harp performances and teaching. Leda has four harps in her studio for student lessons.
For more information please visit her website at www.harpandbeyond.com
Belleville, MI    To contact call (734) 697-7633 or E-mail at ledampn@comcast.net
Chanah Ambuter, Freelancer and Teacher — Chanah began playing the harp in 2002; her harp education included the Juilliard School Pre-College Division, a Bachelor of Music from U-Michigan and a Master of Music at U-Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She has extensive experience with orchestras and wind ensembles at The Juilliard School in NY; the University of Michigan, MI; the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL; the Eastern Illinois Orchestra; the Sagamon Valley Community Orchestra; and other additional locations in IL, VA, OH, NY, and NJ. She plays frequently for events and parties, and teaches all ages!
Detroit, MI    ceaharps@gmail.com
 Michele Roger has been teaching in the Detroit-metro area for 15 years.  She has 13 years of classical training in piano and harp.  Her students win medals for performance every year and often go on to win scholarships to music camps and programs.  World wide lessons are provided via Skype.  She also teaches private lessons in your home or you can take your lessons in her studio.  You can reach Michele at her email simpleouella05@gmail.com or visit her website www.micheleroger.com or call the studio at 248-535-1754
Detroit, MI   248-535-1754   simpleouella05@gmail.com
  Carolyn Durso — A Joyful Harp
Christian harpist available locally for funerals, weddings, informal hymn concerts, and background music at special occasions.
Muskegon, MI   joyfulcjd@hotmail.com
  Brittany DeYoung - Pedal or Lever Harp — Brittany DeYoung is a professional freelance harpist and teacher serving the Southeast Michigan/Metro Detroit area.  Brittany holds degrees from the University of Michigan (MM) and the University of Arizona  (BM).  She currently teaches at the Flint Institute of music and performs regularly with the Flint Symphony, Lansing Symphony, and Ann Arbor Symphony. 
Ypsilanti, MI   brittany@deyoungharpist.com
 

MINNESOTA

  Reuben Correa
Minneapolis, MN
  Stephanie Claussen
Stirring and sweet, Stephanie's harp playing sounds passionate and appears effortless. She has performed at weddings, parties, and special events in St. Paul and Minneapolis for the past 14 years. She has three recordings of her work and is working on a forth. Stephanie studied harp performance under Kathy Kienzle (principle harpist of the MN Orchestra) and specializes primarily in Renaissance and Celtic harp music. She also runs a private studio from her St. Paul home. Call for more information: 651. 647. 1139, send an e-mail: harp@stephanieclaussen.com, or visit her website: stephanieclaussen.com to hear her play, get concert dates, request a booking, or schedule a lesson.
St. Paul, MN   harp@stephanieclaussen.com
 

MISSOURI

  Emily McIntyre, Celtic Harpist and Vocalist — Emily McIntyre is a Celtic harpist and vocalist based in Kansas City, Missouri. Remarked for her stunning renditions of traditional favorites, little-known ballads, and select acoustic pop/rock renditions, she performs around the state in a variety of venues and teaches Celtic harp, improvisation, and accompaniment. She enjoys playing Celtic festivals, weddings, background music, and solo shows of many kinds.
Kansas City, MO   emily.mcintyre@rocketmail.com
  Lydia Pratt - Lever, Folk, Pedal harp — Lydia Pratt has played the harp for over ten years. She is currently a student at William Jewell College in Liberty, MO where she plays with the Liberty Symphony Orchestra. She is a performer of Classical, Traditional Irish, and Pops music. She has recently begun teaching and is looking to expand her studio. She encourages her students to play music that they enjoy at the same time encouraging an appreciation for all different genres of music.
Liberty, MO   lydiagrace87@sbcglobal.net
  Eva Murphy
High quality harps are available for rent to my students upon request.  My excellent teaching credentials are available for viewing on my website (www.stlouisharpist.com). I have a harp performance degree and I have played for 35 years. My longest-running steady harp job lasted over 15 years.  I am certified to teach music in the schools by the state of Missouri.  I have performed worldwide and studied under some of the top teachers in the U.S.  I have been teaching private lessons since 1981.
I teach all types of music at all levels...and I teach students of all ages.
St. Louis, MO   emstrings@aol.com
 

MONTANA

Bonnie Pulliam — I teach lever/folk harp to all ages and have reasonably priced rental harps available for students' home use.  My studio is located in Missoula and I travel monthly to Bozeman to give lessons to students in that area.
Missoula, MT   pulliam@bigsky.net
 

NEVADA

  FOLK HARP LESSONS AT ST. TIMOTHY'S, Henderson, NV
Folk Harp lessons are available with harpist Amy Vining at St. Timothy's Episcopal Church in Downtown Henderson, NV.  There will be a summer camp in 2006 for beginners.  Rental harps are available.  Fees are very reasonable.  All proceeds will benefit St. Timothy's Episcopal Church.  For information, please visit www.christianharpistlasvegas.com , and click on the "Harp Lessons" link.  You can e-mail the instructor at christianharpist@earthlink.net .
Las Vegas, NV
  Classical and Celtic Harp Lessons with Beverly Colgan
Beverly Colgan is a graduate of Indiana University and The San Francisco Conservatory of Music, and has been teaching in the Reno/Sparks area for 20 years.  She is Principal Harpist of the Reno Philharmonic and the Nevada Festival Ballet, and has performed with the many artists and entertainers who appear in the Reno/Tahoe area, such as Luciano Pavarotti, Frank Sinatra, John Denver, Sammy Davis, Jr., and Liza Minelli. Her Celtic group, The Valley Harpers, perform throughout Northern Nevada, and range in age from 7 to 70. For more information please call 775-359-2622, or go to www.harpandvibes.com
Reno, NV
 

NEW HAMPSHIRE

  De Luna
Having played harp for 15 years, De Luna loves to perform, she has 5 Cd's available, and also loves teaching harp, she focuses on hand position, music theory, music reading, being conscious of the effects of the sound produced by the harp and most importantly- she tailors her instructions to the needs and interests of the individual student.
Hooksett, NH   delunaty@aol.com
 

NEW JERSEY

The "Harp Studio" - Ardis Cavin — Teacher of all levels of harp, both pedal and lever harp using a classical technique based on Granjany.  Director of the HARP STUDIO a group of harpists who study with Ms. Cavin and perform in the area.  For those interested, Ms. Cavin will assist in selecting and obtaining a harp to fit your needs.  Wedding and party entertainment playing classical and standard, Broadway and folk of your choice within a l00 mile radius of Englewood.  Contact e-mail: Ardiscav@hotmail.com or 201-569-5363
Englewood, NJ
Beth Robinson — Beginners and advanced students of all ages are encouraged to learn good technique, beautiful tone and extensive repertoire from Bach to Broadway. A graduate of Oberlin Conservatory I played principal harp in San Antonio, New Jersey and Pittsburgh Symphonies; many original Broadway shows; Interludes Strings and  Enchantment Duo. Currently harpist with the Chautauqua (NY) Symphony. Learn how to enrich your life through the joy of playing the harp. No prior musical knowledge is required although a piano background is helpful. Harp rentals can be arranged.  macbeth@comcast.net
Livingston, NJ
Riza Hequibal, Harpist — Riza Hequibal, native of California, pursued her undergraduate studies (1990-1993) at the Indiana University School of Music, Bloomington, IN under the instruction of Distinguished Professor of Harp, Susan McDonald. Ms. Hequibal received her Bachelors of Music (1994) from Columbia College, Chicago, IL where she continued to explore her studies in Jazz. She will be receiving her Master of Music (Spring 2009) from Georgia State University's School of Music under the instruction of Elisabeth Remy, Principal Harpist of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. Other instructors include Dominique Piana, Linda Wood, Beverly Wesner-Hoehn, Deborah Henson-Conant, Stella Castellucci and Distinguished Professor of Jazz, David Baker.
Maplewood, NJ  harphequibal@aol.com
Harpist, Odarka Stockert — Odarka Stockert teaches folk, Celtic, lever  and pedal harp in Millburn, NJ studio.  Also teaches theory,  improvisation, arranging, and performance skills.  Please visit www.Odarka.com for more info or call 973-763-6303.
Millburn, NJ odarka(at)odarka.com
  Thomas Lyman Harp Music — Harp Teacher: $50/hour, lever or pedal harp - if I am not in your area, I can recommend a teacher for you! - Composer of Harp Music: Samples available at the Synthasite link - Member AHS —  Avid Cyclist: 2009 Bianchi C2C 928 Carbon Monocoque Centaur - if you know your high end bikes, you know I'm as serious about cycling as I am about harping! Member MAFW, CJCB, BTCNJ — I am located in North Plainfield, Somerset Co., New Jersey - Contact me via email - thank you!
North Plainfield, NJ   harpguy@rocketmail.com
Frances Duffy, harpist — I teach pedal and lever harp to all ages in the NYC metropolitan area.  I am the harp faculty artist at the Brevard Music Center in North Carolina every summer and have degrees from Carnegie Mellon University and the Manhattan School of Music.  Performances range from solo to orchestral, Broadway and chamber music.
Nutley, NJ   harpbonefran@aol.com
Stephanie M. Sussmeier-Teacher (Pedal and Lever) — Playing the harp is very rewarding.  You  can start it at almost any age;  whether you are entering kindergarten, experiencing the empty nest, or wanting to take up a relaxing hobby. I am a very dedicated and patient teacher.  My goal as a teacher is to make sure you are having fun and progress to your musical goals.  For those very beginners, not only will you be learning how to play the harp, but you will also learn how to read music.
Ocean City, NJ   609-553-2217   BanbaFodh@aol.com
  Cecilia Parker, Harpist and Harp Teacher — I am a classically trained harpist. I studied in Paris, France on scholarship with the world renowned harpist, Pierre Jamet at the L'Ecole Normale. I was the principal harpist in the Entre Rios Symphony Orchestra in Argentina as well as a professor of music at the Music Conservatory of Entre Rios. After coming to the US 20 years ago, I continued to teach privately and joined the Sussex County Community Orchestra.  I have recently begun to play at weddings and social events. However my greatest love is teaching harp, Celtic and Pedal, to children and adults at all skill levels. I can be contacted at 973 726 8831.
Sparta, NJ   cparker@harptones.com
Mary LeBus Harp from the Heart
My specialty is teaching beginners of all ages.
Tinton Falls, NJ
Kathy DeAngelo: teaching Irish harp
Kathy DeAngelo has been playing and teaching Irish music since 1973.  She has been teaching harp since 1985. She is a well-respected player, performer and teacher in the Philadelphia area and is half of the dynamic Irish music duo McDermott’s Handy. She produces the annual Harpers Escape Weekend (link to http://www.harpersescape.com) and the Somerset Folk Harp Festival (link to http://www.somersetharpfest.com). She has published two music book and CDs.  She teaches harp "by ear," and rents harps to needy students. Her studio is in Voorhees, NJ.  Call 856-795-7637 or contact her through www.harpagency.com.
Voorhees, NJ
 

NEW MEXICO

  Julietta Anne Rabens, composer and harpist
Dr. Julietta Anne Rabens is a composer and harpist with a doctor of musical arts in composition from University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and a master of music in harp from Northern Illinois University. She teaches pedal, lever, and double harp.
Albuquerque, NM   juliettamusic@gmail.com
Mary-Lela Gilbert CMP
I teach any age truly interested in learning the Celtic harp. If you want to sing with the harp I can teach
that as well. I've been playing for 11yrs. and play primarily for events filled with love. Weddings, church,
birthings, memorials, the bedridden in need of healing and for hospice patients. I'm a graduate of The Music
for Healing and Transition Program.
Santa Fe, NM   harpist@gilbertart.org
 
 

NEW YORK

  Oksana Tarasova with www.Harp4You.com
Oksana Tarasova, DMA offeres harp instruction to students of all ages and levels in New York City area, and the
New Brunswick, New Jersey area.  Ms. Tarasova is a Professional Harpist, a graduate of the Manhattan School of Music she  has performed at Carnegie Hall, and Gracie Mansion. For additional information please visit  www.Harp4you.com, or call 917.579.1833
Brooklyn, NY
Lois Colin, harp teacher, pedal and lever harp — HARP LESSONS for students of all levels. Classic Pedal and Lever Harp. All styles of music - Classical, Jazz, Pop, Celtic. Professional Harpist and Experienced Teacher with 35 years of experience. Bachelor of Music degree, Manhattan School of Music MAT - Master of Art in Teaching, Lehman College. As an educator and music clinician, I have been teaching harp for 25 years. Personalized private lessons are offered on the study of the classic pedal and lever harp. Students of all ages and levels and are welcome. Students are encouraged to join the Westchester Harp Ensemble founded and directed by Lois Colin. The purpose of the harp ensemble is to offer students the opportunity to perform in public with the emphasis on ensemble playing. The ensemble performs at several yearly performances including programs of holiday and Celtic music. The Harp Ensemble has performed at children’s hospitals, senior residences and the Eastchester, Irvington and Larchmont Libraries. My approach, style of teaching and teaching philosophy are influenced by world renowned harpist and harp teacher Lucile Lawrence with whom I began the study of the harp at age 8, and my father, Charles Colin, trumpet teacher, music publisher, educator. I use several Carlos Salzedo, Lucile Lawrence books including “The Harpist’s Daily Dozen”, “Conditioning Exercises”, and “The Method For The Harp” which I have found to be helpful in teaching technique and for the development of a good sound quality. I incorporate the elements of their technique combining my classical background and performance in contemporary music. My teaching has evolved through the study and performance of Jazz, Pop and Celtic music. I also use Colin Harp Music books which include, “Simple Gifts For Harp”, "Have A Harp" (12 Folk Songs from the British Isles),  “Monica’s Wedding ” A Treasure Of Celtic Wedding Music & "The Session Collection" (15 Folk Tunes) by Lois Colin. All Colin Harp Music books are available through www.colinharpmusic.com. Contact Lois Colin - New York Harpist, Harp Teacher, Music Publisher and director of The Westchester Harp Ensemble 914.834.4714  
Larchmont, NY   lois@loiscolin.com
Kirsten J. Agresta
Classical Pedal/Non-Pedal Harp, all ages from beginners to adults, Manhattan studio. Will also encourage those students interested in popular music and improvisation. World renowned soloist.  MM, BM Indiana University
Now accepting new students!
New York, NY    nycharp1@juno.com    www.KirstenAgresta.com
Emily John — Emily's teaching style is diverse to match the student's individual abilities and ambitions.  Lessons focus on building a solid technique while exploring diverse repertoire, composing and learning theory.  Emily holds a music education degree from the Eastman School of Music.  Private lessons at her Forest Hills location or in your home.
New York, NY    ejharpist@aol.com
Tomina Parvanova, Pedal and Lever Harp Instructor
Harpist Tomina Parvanova is a high demand musician having performed with major orchestras and ensembles such as Boston Symphony Orchestra, Boston Ballet, Grammy Nominated Boston Modern Orchestra Project among others. 2011 Tanglewood Music Center Fellow, Tomina Parvanova has performed under the baton of Maestros Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos and Miguel Harth-Bedoya to name a few. Recently relocated to NYC, Ms. Parvanova is now accepting new students! Lessons in home or at private studio, Focus on technique, good tone production and ear training. Flexible and creative approach individually tailored to each student's needs.
New York, NY    tomina_harpist@yahoo.com
Mia Theodoratus
I am currently teaching at the Irish Arts Center in New York City. For Celtic students I teach a relaxed method, have inexpensive group classes, and can tailor private lessons to meet students needs. Some of my students are learning by ear and others are learning to accompany themselves singing! I can also get inexpensive harps for students. For Classical and improvisation students I teach out of my Williamsburg, Brooklyn studio.
Please call 917 696 2314 for more info.
New York, NY
Dr. Jessica Suchy-Pilalis, Associate Professor of Harp and Music Theory, The Crane School of Music, State University of New York College at Potsdam, Potsdam, NY 13676.  D.Mus.- Harp Performance and Literature from Indiana University and M.M. in Harp Performance from Eastman.  The Crane School of Music offers both B.M., B.A. and M.M. degrees in Performance, Music Education, Music Business and Musical Studies.
Potsdam, NY    suchyjr@potsdam.edu
Susan Morehouse - Harp Lessons — Over the years I've become one of Rochester, New York's most popular harpists. My varied repertoire, which includes Celtic, folk, classical, spiritual, and contemporary music, brings a unique atmosphere to many special occasions. I also offer pedal and lever harp lessons out of my home to beginning and early intermediate students for $15 per half-hour lesson. This is another avenue for sharing the joy of harp with others as well as my gifts as a music teacher.
Rochester, NY    susan@harpsongs.com
Donna Benier - Rochester area, NY — Professional Harpist with over 25 years' experience; Beginners to music, and/or to harp are welcome - 2nd graders thru adults! Learn to play harp for your own enjoyment, and play music that you enjoy! Folk harp/pedal harp. Will help you find harp to rent or buy. 30-minute lessons for elementary-aged children; 45-minute lessons for all others. Email me for rates.  Website: HarpByDonna.com
Rochester (Penfield), NY    benier_d@hotmail.com 
  Karlinda Caldicott — Harpist / Teacher — Albany, NY area, former Principal Harpist with the Albany Symphony Orchestra in Albany, NY, Karlinda Caldicott has over 20 years experience in all aspects of harp performance.  Karlinda currently teaches harp at all levels in the Saratoga, Schenectady and Oneonta areas in upstate NY.  Please contact Karlinda at the e-mail address listed below for more information.
Saratoga Springs, NY    kdcharp@hotmail.com
  Elizabeth Clark-Jerez (aka Mamalama) — Traditional lever harp teacher available in Ulster/Dutchess/Greene county, NY. Classical, "Pop", Early, Irish, Medieval, Sacred, Renaissance, Elizabethan, South American, and other world styles of music can be studied and played. Lessons include music theory, technical development, music reading, improvisation, ear training, songwriting, music appreciation, and the possibility of vocal accompaniment. All ages, beginning harpists or fluent harpists, children and/or adults. Conservatory trained professional recording/performing artist with 9 years of teaching experience (piano and harp) throughout New York State. Studies and practice of therapeutic and monastic music with harp/voice/strings.
Saugerties, NY    mamalama777@aol.com
  Jessa Callen, Harpist - Teaching in Westchester County & NYC
Professional harpist, teacher, singer, and composer teaching all genres: Classical, Pop, Celtic, Improvisation, & more.  All ages welcome!  Lessons on both Pedal & Lever (also called Celtic) harp.
Bachelor of Music. Conservatory Trained. 9+ years professional experience. Harp information & assistance available. Rates: $50/hr in the studio; $60/hr in your home.
Studio Location: White Plains, NY   jessaharp@gmail.com
 

NORTH CAROLINA

  Laura Smithburg Byrne has been teaching harp for over 20 years to students of all ages. A graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Music she received both her B.M. and M.M. with Alice Chalifoux. An active performer and teacher she encourages her students to pursue their aspirations in harp performance in the Salzedo technique. Mrs. Byrne teaches at Duke University and the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, NC and maintains a home studio in Raleigh.
Raleigh, NC   laurasbyrneharpist@yahoo.com
Pamela Bruner, Celtic/folk harp — I have been teaching both privately and in workshop settings for over
a decade.  I work to help the student fulfill his/her goals, whether it is to play for themselves, or to become
a professional harpist.  I have a strong background in music theory, and can make learning to read music fun!
 I also emphasize good technique, and a relaxed hand, as a must for comfortable, effortless playing.
Some of my specialties include harp accompaniment for voice and other instruments, arranging, and composing.
I believe in teaching effectively and gently, so lessons are always enjoyable, and students grow in confidence
as they do in skill.
Zirconia, NC   pamela@celticmusic.com
 

NORTH DAKOTA

  Shirley Starke - Valkyrie Publications — Shirley Starke has played the harp since 1980 and is an established composer and arranger of harp  music. She is also available to perform and give lessons in the Valley City, North Dakota area.
Valley City, ND  harpist@valkyriepub.com
 

OHIO

  Alaina Graiser — Individualized pedal and lever harp lessons are structured for students to explore their music world by studying classical/Celtic/popular/jazz and sacred styles, solo/chamber music/orchestra settings, ear training, sight reading, music history, music theory, performance etiquette, and music as service (what do you DO with music?). Mrs. Graiser received Bachelor and Master degrees in harp performance with Delaine Fedson (UT Austin) and Judy Loman (U of T). She is a registered Suzuki method harp teacher and has had extensive traditional and Suzuki pedagogy study.
Cincinnati, OH   alaina.harpist@gmail.com
  Elizabeth Motter — 20+ years of experience as a teacher. 
My own background has been a mixture of Salzedo and French schools:  I received my B.M. from Oberlin under Alice Chalifoux, later studying with Susann McDonald at I.U.
I play 2nd Harp with Cincinnati Symphony and freelance in the area.  I teach out of my home.
Cincinnati, OH    harpist@elizabethmotter.com
TANYA NOFFSINGER-SEELEY—PEDAL AND NON-PEDAL HARP STUDY — Bachelor's, Master's and Doctoral study at the University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music;  in studio harps include pedal, Celtic, wire strung, and Paraguayan; rental instruments are available; former students now studying at best music schools in the U.S.  Also in depth theory preparation for college entrance exams.
Dayton, OH   musicalfeast@aol.com
  Kathleen M. Bisson — Kathleen teaches beginning and intermediate harp lessons to all ages. She gives private lessons on both pedal and lever harps. If you are interested in taking harp lessons, contact Kathleen to set up an initial lesson to discuss interests, musical experience, and teaching methods.
Dayton, OH   classicharp@gmail.com
  Sharon J. Avis, Harpist — I teach all ages, beginning to advanced harpists.  I teach Suzuki, traditional methods and have training in Kodaly technique.  I help each student prepare for their individual goal(s) including professional playing or playing for their own enjoyment.  Previously faculty at Wichita State University, Capital University and Denison University.  Formerly, Harpist with the Wichita Symphony, Topeka Symphony, and Westerville Symphony.  Rental harps available; lever and pedal.
Sunbury, OH    740-936-5051 or sharonavisharp@gmail.com  146 Arbor Dr., Apt. A, Sunbury, Ohio 43074
Denise Grupp, Celtic/Pedal Harp Lessons, Toledo, Ohio
Looking for a teacher with versatility?  What would you like to learn?  Theory?  Celtic Music? Pop music?  Reading chord symbols?  Your lessons will be very flexible to your needs. 
Toledo, OH    harpist@sbcglobal.ne
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  Caresse Boyers lives in Northern Ohio, where she has built a career as harpist, teacher, accompanist, and vocal instructor. She holds both DipABRSM and LRSM in Harp Teaching, DipABRSM in Harp Performance and Piano Performance. Students are taught classical European technique along side a well-balanced musical education and have the opportunity to take exams through ABRSM. For more information please contact:
Wauseon, OH   caresseboyers@gmail.com
 

OREGON

Carla Bray - Lever & Pedal Harp Lessons, Hillsboro & Portland Metro — Harpist Carla Bray is an active freelance musician and harp teacher in Hillsboro and Portland Metro in Oregon. Recognized as an accomplished and versatile harpist, she is known for performing in a variety of different styles and venues. She has played alongside such legends as Stevie Wonder, Tony Bennett, John Williams, Kanye West, Quincy Jones, and Michael Buble. Private studio or in-home harp lessons available (depending on location) for both lever harp and pedal harp. Harp lessons include learning to read music, ear training, technique, and improvisation. You can study a variety of musical styles, including classical, Celtic, popular, or jazz. As a harp teacher, I can assist you in achieving whatever goals you may have. All ages are welcome!
Hillsboro, OR    info@carlabrayharpist.com
  Dene' Ballantine, award-winning harpist and songwriter! — Now accepting new students for a limited time only!  Learn how to play the harp and discover your own unique style to develop and enjoy.  After all, haven't you waited long enough?!!
Portland, OR    dene@deneballantine.com
  Bethany Evans — Harp teacher and performer based in Salem, Oregon.  Over 14 years teaching experience.  Performance experience with groups such as the El Paso Symphony, Las Cruces Symphony, Washington County Chorale, Salem Boys Choir, Salem Concert Band, Rose City Chamber Orchestra, Willamette Master Chorus, Columbia Symphony, and the Ariel Consort.  CDs include "Celebrate" with the Salem Boys Choir, "The Best Gift" with HarpFusion, and "Hymns from the Harp."  Please contact for rates and teaching locations.
Salem, OR   harphymns@hotmail.com
Carole Bellinger — Carole performs on both concert and troubadour harps; her repertoire encompasses Classical, Popular, Romantic, Celtic, and sacred selections. She holds a Master of Arts in Harp Performance from San José State University (CA.) In addition to solo and ensemble experience, Carole has recorded film music and has published in The American Harp Journal. She is a member of the American String Teachers Association and the American Harp Society. Carole teaches harp and accepts children and adults in her Portland area studio. For information contact her at http://www.carolebellinger.com.
West Linn, OR
 

PENNSYLVANIA

Eala Clarke — Folk/Lever Harp Instruction — I teach folk harp in the aural (by ear) tradition with a strong focus on Irish and Celtic repertoire. My teaching style is relaxed and easy to understand. I attended Temple University as a music major on scholarship.
Chalfont, PA   
EalaClarke@aol.com
Janet Witman — Brandywine Harps — Janet Witman has been teaching the art of harp playing in the Brandywine Valley of Southeastern PA for over 25 years. In her private studio, Brandywine Harps she works with over 30 students- of all ages, and skill levels. Janet is a graduate of the Curtis Instute of Music, where she studied under Marilyn Costello,former principal harpist of the Philadelphia Orchestra. She is equally comfortable on the celtic or lever harp,and is a National Scottish Harp Champion. In April 2009, she took her 16-member Brandywine Harp Orchestra to perform at the Edinburgh International Harp Festival.
Cochranville, PA  brandywineharp@juno.com
Candace Lark — Lark Music StudioSisters Candace Lark and Lauren Lark  have recently relocated their home studio to East Norriton (Norristown) and combined their musical expertise to offer a fun exciting and challenging environment for students.  Combined they have over 25 years experience in teaching and performing, this experience has allowed the sisters to create a well rounded curriculum for the student. The Student not only receives a musical education, but an education in representation, and confidence.
Norristown, PA  larkmusicstudio@aol.com
Ruth Hunter, Harpist — Ruth teaches all levels of harp at Penn State University, Susquehanna University, and at her home in McAlisterville (central PA). Her teachers were Eileen Malone, Rebecca Flannery, Jude Mollenhauer, and Marie Naugle. Playing the harp should be fun and gratifying - that is what I strive for.
McAlisterville, PA  ruthe@ruthhunter.com
Mindy Cutcher, Harpist Principal Harpist for the Pennsylvania Ballet, Mindy Cutcher teaches the Salzedo technique to beginner through advanced students in her home. Adults and children over age 8 are welcome. BM, Oberlin Conservatory.
Philadelphia, PA mcutcher@juno.com
  Excel with Expertise — Saul Davis Zlatkovski serves as Artistic Director of HarpMusicFest: the International Harp Festival of Philadelphia (www.harpmusicfest.com). He is an expert in harp performance, composition and the Salzedo method of learning and playing the harp. He studied harp with Lucile Lawrence, Alice Chalifoux, and Lynne Aspnes. He accepts students of all ages and levels for private lessons or classes and coaches professionals as well. He has coached students at the Curtis Institute of Music. He holds the Master of Music degree from Manhattan School of Music, and  Bachelor of Arts from Macalester College. He also studied at Tanglewood, the Salzedo School, and Chautauqua Institution. He is an articulate, thoughtful and artistic teacher, with a broad grasp of the harp's repertoire and of pedagogy. Prepares harpists for professional artistic careers and conservatory study; college and graduate-level study available. He also teaches adults who play for pleasure. He coaches composers on writing for the harp. He has served as Harp Forum Editor for String Notes, American String Teacher, and contributed to the American Harp Journal. Most notably, he contributed the preface to the Salzedo biography, Pentacle, by Marietta Bitter. His teaching studio is conveniently located near Rittenhouse Square, adjacent to parking, bus, train, and major highways. Scholarships available. Instruction includes pedal or lever harp, popular music and arrangement, injury prevention, healing, recovery as well as technical correction. Emphasis on position, tone quality, movement, relaxation, effortless playing, articulation, interpretation and repertoire. He is a member of ASCAP, National Association of Composers, the Musical Fund Society of Philadelphia, the American Harp Society, the World Harp Congress, and other professional organizations.
Philadelphia, PA  harpadelphia at gmail.com.
  GMG Studios.com — Professor Gloria Galante from West Chester University teaches pedal and Celtic harp, music theory and piano. www.gmgstudios.com 215-342-9397
Philadelphia, PA  ggharp@comcast.net
Ellen Tepper — Harp Teacher & Performer
I have taught harp to students of all ages from Philadelphia to Maine. I teach beginners through very advanced in my Glenside Studio. I teach lever, pedal, and historical harp styles, and utilize a holistic approach to teaching music. I teach reading and ear training, and tailor my lessons to the tastes and needs of the student. I have a BM in Harp Performance from Philadelphia College of the Performing Arts. I teach both solo and ensemble playing, and have harps available for rental.
Philadelphia, PA    etepper@juno.com
  Elizabeth Morgan-Ellis, Harp Teacher
Philadelphia, PA   Liz.Morganellis@gmail.com
Marissa Knaub, Pittsburgh Harp Teacher — Marissa has extensive experience in the art of teaching the harp.  She was the harp instructor of the Urban Youth Harp Ensemble in Atlanta, GA and Toccoa Falls College.  She has maintained a private harp-teaching studio.  Her students have ranged in age from seven to adult.  Marissa was also the harp-teaching assistant at the Young Artists’ Harp Seminar for four summers and conducted many harp ensembles, including at Beginning In The Middle, a training program for adult beginner harp students. Please contact her for information how to start harp lessons and visit her website, www.mjkharp.com
Pittsburgh, PA
  Delaware County Harpist, Philadelphia-Tri-State
Regina Traini - Classical & Popular Harp Teacher with over 15 years experience available for lessons by appointment. $35 per half-hour $60 per hour. Event experience includes diplomatic events, 5 star restaurants
like The DuPont and Susana Foo, and a Presidential Campaign Event. Available for select events.
Please use email below or call: 610-626-1172. Thank you...
Upper Darby, PA/Delaware    reginatraini@comcast.net
  Julia Mae Staley  Harpist & Singer/Songwriter
Harpist & Singer/Songwriter Julia Mae Staley has always been in love with music.  Starting harp at age 4 and writing her first song at age 6, Julia went from orchestra to choir to cabaret, touring through Europe and the States.  Julia studied at Conservatory through an intense program, including innovative pedagogical techniques under Dr. Ruth K. Inglefield and composition lessons with Judah Adashi.  She performs at many special events because of her wide array of styles and technique.  For a full biography and contact info, visit http://www.juliamaestaley.com.
Yardley, PA   julia.mae.staley@hotmail.com
 

RHODE ISLAND

  Margaret Day — I have played the harp professionally for 40 years. I teach technique, classical and jazz. Have studied privately with Marcel Grandjany at the Julliard School of Music. I teach adult and advanced beginners.
Westerly, RI  mday160@aol.com
 

SOUTH CAROLINA

  Nancy Brennand — I am a graduate of Northwestern University, with  advanced study under Mildred Dilling and Marcel Grandjany. I teach beginners as well as adults on lever harp (full size) and pedal harp. I have professional experience in the fields of opera, Broadway, chamber music and orchestral playing. Formerly principal harpist with the American Symphony and Hudson Valley Philharmonic.
Little River, SC  nbrennand@aol.com
 

SOUTH DAKOTA

Anna Vorhes, The Unexpected Harp — Classical, Celtic and popular harp lessons in South Dakota.  BA Macalester College, MM University of Arizona (Harp performance with Carrol McLaughlin), students of all levels including beginners, adults, coaching, and flexible schedules for those dealing with prairie distances.  Faculty, Augustana College, Member of SD Symphony, Sioux City Symphony, and several others on request, touring artist for the South Dakota Arts Council.
Sioux Falls, SD   anna_vorhes@augie.edu
 

TENNESSEE

Jordan Donley — Suzuki and Traditional Method Teacher
115 Brentwood Place, Nashville, TN 37211 jdonley@bellsouth.net
Heidi O'Gara Jellison, Professional Harpist & Harp Instructor
Heidi teaches private harp lessons to students age nine through adults of any age on both lever and pedal harps.  Heidi bases all her lessons in the Salzedo Method, developed by renowned harpist Carlos Salzedo.  Heidi utilizes the knowledge she has gained through twenty years of harp study under internationally acclaimed Salzedo harpists, including undergraduate and graduate degrees from two of the preeminent music institutions in the country.  For additional information on beginning harp studies in the Salzedo tradition contact Heidi at www.heidiharp.com.
Nashville, TN heidi@heidiharp.com
Phyllis Taylor Sparks, harpist, Nashville, Tennessee
Pedal and Celtic harp teacher and performer.  Located in the Green Hills area of Nashville, Tennessee.  Bachelor's and Master's Degrees in Music Performance from the University of Michigan.  Second Master's Degree in Harp Performance from Belmont University. Several Celtic harps of different sizes are available for rental.
Nashville, TN  harpist1@bellsouth.net   www.phyllissparks.com
 

TEXAS

HarpSource - Patricia Ann Diers, Harpist 
Specialized Instruction of Beginning Students/Technique Coaching/All Ages.
RENTAL HARPS AVAILABLE
940 440-2818
Aubrey, TX 76227 (Denton/Dallas/Ft.Worth Metro) harpsource@padiers.com
  Dene' Ballantine, award-winning harpist and songwriter! — Now accepting new students for a limited time only!  Learn how to play the harp and discover your own unique style to develop and enjoy.  After all, haven't you waited long enough?!!
Austin, TX    dene@deneballantine.com
Kela Walton - Harpist
Kela Walton has been teaching since 1998, and previously served as harp instructor on the faculty of the University of Houston Moores School of Music Preparatory and Continuing Studies Program.  She teaches pedal and lever harp to students of all ages and skill levels.  Kela holds a BM in Harp Performance from UT Austin where she studied with Gayle Barrington, and a MM in Harp Performance and Pedagogy from the University of Houston where she studied with Paula Page.  Additionally, she is an alumnus of the Salzedo School in Camden, Maine where she studied with Alice Chalifoux.
Austin, TX harpist@kelaharp.com
  Harp and Harpist for North Texas
Corinth, TX
  Linda-Rose Hembreiker
Private lessons for pedal and Celtic harp; all levels and all ages.  Lessons are directed towards the aspirations of the student.  Please see website for more details.
Fort Worth, TX   sweetharp@hotmail.com
Ashley M. Blake, Texas Harpist
I am a professional harpist and teacher specializing in beginning students, both youth and adults.  I teach on harps of all sizes, including folk and classical harp music.
Houston, TX    ablaketx@hotmail.com

Karen McGarrett— Harpist
Karen has been playing the harp for over 18 years and currently teaches & performs in and around Houston & Nacogdoches, TX. She accepts beginner to advanced students, lever or pedal, any age welcome! One year of piano preferred for beginning students, but not required. Please email or phone (281) 782-6313 for further details.
Houston area & Nacogdoches area, TX    waltforshoes@aol.com

  Yinuo Mu - Professional harpist and instructor in Houston, Texas
Harp lessons for all ages and levels. Please see Yinuo's website for more details.
www.yinuoharp.com

Houston, TX    ymuharpa@gmail.com
  Elizabeth Paine, Local Harpist--Worldwide Teacher
Elizabeth Paine is a professional harpist and teacher with more than 20 years of experience playing and teaching lever harp, pedal harp, and cross-strung harp.  I teach students of all ages either in person in my NW Houston studio or online using ooVoo or Skype for students anywhere in the world.  Information on rental harps is also available. For more information, please visit www.thevirtualharp.com.

Houston, TX   thevirtualharp@gmail.com
  San Antonio Harpist, Melody Nasiatka
I offer affordable, private harp lessons for just $40 an hour out of my San Antonio home. I will teach you the skills needed to play for church, to perform in weddings, or to play in an orchestra. Lessons include instruction in music theory, notation, technique, style, and harp care. I charge $25 for a half hour lesson (recommended for students under 10-years-old) and $40 for an hour-long lesson. I will help guide you as to what kind of harp to purchase. For a free consultation, call me at 850-345-6492.
San Antonio, TX   mfindley0167@gmail.com
 

UTAH

  Julie Gaisford Keyes - JAG HARP Productions
I love to teach and play the harp! I am currently accepting and teaching new students of all ages and all levels, both pedal and lever harps into my harp studio. I teach traditional note reading with emphasis on technique and artistry. I offer private harp lessons in my home in Utah or long distance with online harp lessons via webcam and internet (Skype, Windows Messenger and iChat (Aim). Lessons are offered in increments of 30 minutes, 45 minutes or 60 minutes with lesson plans varying for each individual student. I teach a variety of repertoire including classical, popular, Celtic and jazz music. Many performance opportunities will be available throughout the year. I teach students at all levels
Bountiful, UT   julie@jagharp.com
  Summer Pedersen — Inland Empire Harpist/Teacher
Provo, UT   s_arpista@yahoo.com
  I teach students of all ages and music level. I teach mainly folk and classical. I can help whether you are wanting to play professionally, or just for fun!
Salt Lake City, UT  Harpsallot@aol.com
 

VIRGINIA

  Melissa Tardiff Dvorak, Professional Harpist and Harp Instructor — Pedal/Lever harp instruction for all ages from Beginner-Adult.  Bachelor and Master of Music Degrees in harp performance from the Peabody Conservatory of Music.
McLean, VA   melissa@capitolharpists.com
  Betsy Fitzgerald, performer and teacher
A graduate of the Eastman School of Music, Ms. Fitzgerald currently lives in Newport News, Virginia and regularly performs solo and chamber music performances.  She specializes in all harp literature including classical, new age, jazz, show tunes, and Celtic music.  Her teaching studio focuses on a well-rounded education including theory, technique, and various literature.  In addition, students are able to participate in competitions and harp ensemble.  References are available upon request.
Ms. Fitzgerald is available for performances around the world including the United States, Japan, and Korea.
Newport News, VA  betsy_fitzgerald@mac.com
 
Shelley Greene, Harp Teacher  — Ms. Greene is a graduate of the Peabody Conservatory, Former Principal Harpist with Richmond Philharmonic, and is now avid soloist and teacher.  Accepting new students of all ages and levels.
Richmond, VA    HarmonyOfVA@aol.com
  Rachel Hall lives in Roanoke, Virginia and offers harp lessons to adults and children ages 6+. She has been awarded prizes for many competitions, including 1st place, AWANA National Fine Arts Competition; 6th Place (international) Young Artist's Harp Competition 2007; and 1st place Roanoke Youth Symphony Young Artist Competition. She has performed as a substitute harpist for the Roanoke Symphony Orchestra. She teaches harp technique, repertoire, and music theory to students. For more information, visit her website.
Roanoke, VA    harp4u@cox.net
  Jessica Frost-Ballas is a professional harpist residing in Stephens City, Virginia.  Jessica is also available for private instruction throughout the Shenandoah Valley.  Students come to her from central Virginia, northern Virginia, Maryland, and West Virginia.  Jessica is currently accepting students of all ages and abilities on lever and pedal harp in Winchester and Bridgewater, VA.  Her students come from all different music backgrounds and previous musical experience is not required for study.  Rental harps are also available to students.
Stephens City, VA    jessicaafrost@gmail.com
Holly Avesian — I am an experienced professional harpist and teacher with degrees in performance and music education. My students range from young children to retired adults who have recently taken up the harp. I own and teach on harps of all sizes from lap to folk to pedal.
Vienna, VA    HAvesian@aol.com
 

WASHINGTON

Donna Jo Smith — Teaching others to play the harp is a magical experience!  I provide guidance in selecting the "just right" instrument for my students, and have been teaching harp lessons for two years and piano lessons for thirty years.  Music is my joy and I'd love to share it with you. 
Colville, WA    djsmith@plix.com
Magical Strings — The School of Magical Strings offers six week terms with classes for beginning and intermediate Celtic harp and beginning hammered dulcimer in Seattle and Tacoma (intermediate dulcimer classes are planned for Spring Term). The method of instruction is based on learning by ear, with basic music theory developed as the course progresses. Even students with no prior musical training will find this direct approach a refreshing and enjoyable experience as they learn captivating melodies from the Celtic tradition.
Seattle, WA
Blessley Instruments — With a heart for Celtic and Scandinavian music, Valerie Blessley teaches a modified classical technique for folk or pedal harp.  Lessons are centered around playing well... for a lifetime of enjoyment at the harp, including healthy, ergonomic technique, music reading, improvisation, memorization, performance tips, and arranging for the harp.  Valerie also teaches the kantele, the Finnish folk harp of 5-36 strings, in the Perhonjoki style.
Vancouver, WA    blesses@pacifier.com
Jennifer Pratt-Walter
It's never too late to learn something wonderful!  Jennifer has been teaching harp lessons for 15 years, and can give you a thorough start in learning this amazing instrument.  Music theory, technique, note reading, repertoire, history, composition, arranging, performance, and making a recording are covered in lessons that are supportive, nurturing, and always fun!  A certified Healing Musician, Jennifer can also provide special instruction on music for the dying.
 
Vancouver, WA  
Lyrica@comcast.net    360-693-4715
 

WEST VIRGINIA

  Tula Ruggiero, the Cool Harp
As a harp and piano teacher, I hold the MM in Pedagogy from the Shenandoah Conservatory where I studied with Elizabeth Blakeslee.  I also hold a BM in Harp Performance from Montclair State University where I studied with Andre Tarantiles, and a BA in American Studies from Rutgers University.  I welcome students of all ages on lever and pedal harp, and teach a variety of musical styles based on a foundation of classical technique.  I can introduce beginners to music, and coach advanced students for auditions and competitions.  My location in West Virginia's Eastern Panhandle is easily accessible from surrounding regions in Maryland, Virginia, and Pennsylvania.
Berkeley Springs, WV  coolharpteacher@yahoo.com
 

WISCONSIN

  Anne Morse-Hambrock has been an active performer & teacher of classical, jazz and Celtic harp for over 25 years. She is the official harp instructor at Carthage College, The University of Wisconsin Parkside, and the Prairie School as well as a large private studio. She teaches both pedal and lever harp and specializes in jazz and Celtic improvisation and arranging. Her Classical background is Salzedo (Lilian Phillips), Grandjany (Ruth Inglefield) and French (Pierre Jamet). She accepts beginners w/ piano background, intermediate, advanced and adult students.
Kenosha, WI annesharp@tds.net
  Rachel Avery - Madison, WI  Harp Teacher and Performer
I teach all ages, beginner to upper intermediate.  I have over 14 years experience playing Celtic/lever harp.  Music and exercises are tailored to individual student's goals.  Although I do not have any harps for rent, I would be happy to help you find a harp in your price range.  Please contact me for more information.
Madison, WI   rlave@hotmail.com
 

BRITISH COLUMBIA

  Alys Howe is an experienced and friendly harp teacher who enjoys working with beginner and intermediate students of all ages. With an MA and BFA Hons in Harp Performance (both classical and traditional styles) Alys studied in Scotland, Ireland, Toronto, and Vancouver, and has won numerous awards and distinctions.  As a harp teacher she encourages creativity in all her students, and takes an approach tailored specifically to the needs of each individual. Offering private and group lessons as well as a Harp Ensemble Class, taught twice a month on Tuesday evenings near UBC.
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada  alyshowe@alyshowe.com
  Lani Krantz - Vancouver harpist
I have been playing the harp for 16 years.  I am a graduate of the UBC School of Music in harp performance.  I have studied at the Aspen Summer Music School and am an Alumni of the National Youth Orchestra.  I teach all ages from Beginner to Advanced, also beginner  to intermediate piano.  I teach all solo styles, chamber and orchestra.   I am also certified to teach ESL students.  As well as chamber and solo gigs, I am currently playing with the Okanagan Symphony Orchestra and the Vancouver Island Symphony Orchestra.
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada   lanikrantz@hotmail.com
Elizabeth Volpé
I studied with Judy Loman at University of Toronto, graduating in 1975. I spent four summers in Camden, Maine, studying with Alice Chalifoux and Edna Phillips, and spent nine months in Cleveland studying with Miss Chalifoux. Master classes I have attended include: Nancy Allen, Osian Ellis, Heidi Lehwalder, Sunita Staneslow (on arranging), Alys Howe (on Scottish music) and Cheryl Ann Fulton (on early music). I have been Principal Harpist of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra since 1982, and was Harpist with the National Ballet of Canada from 1976-82. I teach at UBC and privately, emphasizing a relaxed and fluid technique, practical theory application, how to memorize, and how to practice effectively. I also compose and arrange harp music.

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada   evolpe-bligh@telus.net
  Alison Vardy -  harpist
Alison Vardy, Celtic and Paraguayan Harpist is a professional instrumentalist on the solo harp for lessons in the Victoria BC, British Columbia area.
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada   alison@alisonvardy.com
 

ONTARIO

 Kathleen Gahagan, Harpist and Harp Teacher
 Kathleen has an active private studio, teaching lever and pedal harp to a variety of learners, ranging from young children to older adults. Whether a student is interested in preparing for university level studies in harp performance, or simply learning to play for pleasure, Kathleen is a supportive force in each student's musical development. She draws on her personal experiences in performing, combined with her academic studies of music, and over a decade of teaching experience, to tailor lessons to the needs of each individual student.
London, Ontario, Canada  kfgahagan@hotmail.com
  Andrew Chan Harp Studio — Dedicated teacher instruct harp lessons to students of all ages. Studio offers opportunities to participate in its Harp Ensembles, Harp circles and more.
Toronto, Ontario, Canada   info@andrewchanharpist.com
Joanna Jordan, Classical, Jazz, Blues and Rock performer, arranger and composer
I teach all ages and all levels, pedal/lever harp and piano. With several degrees; a Bachelor of Performance from University of Toronto, an Honors Diploma from Humber College in Arranging, Composition and Jazz Performance, I use many creative techniques to prepare students to create and perform music anywhere.  I include theory, relaxation techniques and rhythm reading.  I also offer workshops on how to overcome stage-fright, how to play jazz, blues, compose and how to practice. My main goal is to help students express music with joy in their hearts.
Toronto, Ontario, Canada   harp@joannajordan.com
Deborah Ethier - Non-pedal harp teacher/performer; Ontario, Canada — Specializing in techniques for the non-pedal harp: baroque, classical, early, contemporary and Celtic music are explored through a solid, but not rigid, base in methodology.  Arranging music for lever harp is also a focus.  Lever harps for rent to students.  Teaching all ages, but adult students are especially welcome...it's never too late to learn to play the harp!
Windsor, Ontario, Canada   pegasus48124@yahoo.com
Anita Leschied — Anita Leschied has been playing the pedal and Celtic harps for over 30 years. She presently leads a Harp Ensemble of over 20 harps which performs regularly. She also teaches from her home studio and plays in several ensembles. Anita is a Certified Harp Therapist and with that knowledge she teaches students to play by ear and to know how to play in modal fashion. Her home base is in
Windsor, Ontario, Canada.     info@harpon.net
 

AUSTRALIA

Tasmanian Harpist Christina Sonnemann — Christina Sonnemann, A.Mus.A. harp, one of the few classically trained harpists in Tasmania, is currently accepting students in Launceston and Hobart. Miss Sonnemann is able to prepare students for A.M.E.B. or Trinity examinations in Practical (Harp). Correct technique is essential to the ease and co-ordination that you will need to play well and with feeling, and it also gives you the flexibility to have fun with the type of music you would like to make. It isn’t all “classical” - the harp has a rich legacy of Folk, jazz, improvisation, pop harp, Celtic, New Age or Modern.
Tasmania, Australia  christina@wingfold.com
 

GERMANY

  Creative ways on Celtic harp — If you want to learn how to create music with the Celtic harp, how to find your own musical expression, how to improvise or find easy accompany patterns to given melodies, then lessons with Stefanie Bieber will help you a lot.
Frankfurt/Main, Germany
 

ITALY

  Anna-Livia Walker
Lucca, Italy   nbishop@lunet.it
 

SINGAPORE

  RAVE HARPS is the premier music studio in SINGAPORE dedicated only to the teaching of Harps (lever and pedal harps). Under the direction of principal and harpist Katryna Tan and Rave Harps' dedicated teachers, harp students of Rave Harps have shared their beautiful harp music not only in Singapore but have also performed in Malaysia, Hong Kong, Canada and many other countries. Students from a young age are trained in the proper technique of playing the harp and exposed to solo playing, chamber & ensemble music making and most of all enjoying the process.  Many of the students have won competitions internationally and been successfully accepted in prestigious schools to continue on their harp journey in the tertiary level with great masters.
Singapore   info@raveharps.com
Yu-Hsin Huang, Singapore Concert Harpist and Harp Teacher
Yu-Hsin Huang is a Singapore-based concert harpist and harp teacher. She performs regularly with the Singapore Symphony Orchestra and Singapore Lyric Opera after moving to Singapore in 2005. She was invited to perform for the President and the Chief Justice of Singapore at the Istana in 2006 and 2007.  An active concert soloist and chamber music performer, Ms. Huang has played concertos with orchestras, including the famous Boston Pops. She has given recitals in the US, Singapore, and Taiwan.  A graduate of the Boston University, where she studied with the legendary harpist Lucile Lawrence.  Ms.Huang offers harp lessons on pedal harp, and lever harp for all ages and all levels at her home studio. Please visit her website  at www.harpbaby.com for more information.
Singapore   enquiry@harpbaby.com
 

WALES

  Gillie Robson: Music Tuition — Qualified and experienced female tutor offering piano, violin, harp, music theory, music technology, and improvisation lessons. Based in South Wales, UK : Classical, jazz, blues, C.20th/modern, folk, Celtic, musicals and popular styles catered for - beginner, intermediate and advanced levels. All ages welcome.
Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom

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