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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.
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
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
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
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!
— 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 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;
Stockdell — Lever Harp Teacher
503-329-6881 cell www.jaguar67.com
Little Rock, AR
Kate Loughrey - Lever & Pedal Harp Lessons - All ages and
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.
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
Claremont, CA (Southern CA) email@example.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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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.
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
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
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
Margie Butler — Margie 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
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.
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.
Mitchell — an experienced concert harpist, private lessons.
Novato, Marin County, CA
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
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
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.
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?
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
Spiteri (Lever Harp): Beginning - Intermediate Celtic Harp Lessons - SF
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
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
San Diego, CA
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
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
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
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
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,
Santa Clarita, CA email@example.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
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
Angelic-harp.com, Kristal Schwartz
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!!!
Torrance, CA firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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
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
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.
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
Fort Collins, CO
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
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.
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
Zoe Vandermeer accompanies her singing on Celtic harp and baroque triple
New Milford, CT
Sally (Ranti) Perreten, Classical and Celtic harpist, performer and
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.
Old Saybrook, CT
Nielsen — Celtic Harp in Central Delaware
I teach folk harp in the aural tradition to students
of all ages. Beginners welcome.
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.
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 email@example.com
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
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.
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
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!
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.
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).
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
Harp Seminar, a two-week annual summer program for serious harp students.
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
— Calista Anne Waddy — Degreed in Music Therapy, Calista Anne
Waddy, now is accepting students in the heart of Georgia, Macon.
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,
Please contact me for more information, 404-317-5505.
"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
Bonnie Mitchell Harpist
Harp center located in the Kona district. Instruction on the Celtic or Pedal
Phone for directions and to make an appointment. Phone: 808-322-2735
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.
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.
Where The Harp Is — Chicago Harpist Janelle Lake
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
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:
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:
Evanston (Chicago), IL
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.
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!
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
Marie Ann Morris — Lever Harp,
Piano, Theory and Composition
Central Iowa 515-664-1024
Hoffman — Phyllis has been playing the harp since the age of
five. She has performed as both soloist and chamber musician on harp with
groups including orchestras and popular performers , specifically, as
example, John Tesh and the Billy Taylor Trio. Her own group is known as
the Fiori Trio and consists of Harp, Flute and Cello. She teaches
beginners to advanced harpists, including both lever and pedal harp in her
studio. She is well known throughout the Midwest, as having been a
performer on the Kansas Arts Commission and through her recording, "Harp
Artistry". She has developed harp programs for universities and colleges
that aim to expand the knowledge of the harp and its music. She has served
two terms as Regional Director of the American Harp Society.
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
Overland Park, KS
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
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
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
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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
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
Germantown, MD email@example.com
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
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
Silver Spring, MD firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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.
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 email@example.com
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
Belleville, MI To contact call
(734) 697-7633 or E-mail at
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
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
firstname.lastname@example.org or visit
her website www.micheleroger.com or
call the studio at 248-535-1754
Detroit, MI 248-535-1754
Carolyn Durso — A Joyful Harp
Christian harpist available locally for funerals, weddings, informal hymn
concerts, and background music at special occasions.
- 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.
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:
email@example.com, or visit her website:
stephanieclaussen.com to hear her play, get concert dates, request a
booking, or schedule a lesson.
St. Paul, MN
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
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.
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
St. Louis, MO
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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
Millburn, NJ odarka(at)odarka.com
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
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 email@example.com
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
Contact Lois Colin - New York Harpist, Harp Teacher, Music Publisher and
director of The Westchester Harp Ensemble 914.834.4714
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
Now accepting new students!
New York, NY firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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
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
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
Potsdam, NY email@example.com
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.
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:
Rochester (Penfield), NY
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
Saratoga Springs, NY
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
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
146 Arbor Dr., Apt. A, Sunbury, Ohio 43074
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.
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
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!
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?!!
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.
— 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
West Linn, OR
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
Candace Lark — Lark Music Studio — Sisters 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.
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.
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.
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.
harpadelphia at gmail.com.
Studios.com — Professor Gloria Galante from West Chester
University teaches pedal and Celtic harp, music theory and piano.
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
Philadelphia, PA firstname.lastname@example.org
Elizabeth Morgan-Ellis, Harp Teacher
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,
Delaware County Harpist,
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
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
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.
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
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
Donley — Suzuki and Traditional Method Teacher
115 Brentwood Place, Nashville, TN 37211 email@example.com
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
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.
- Patricia Ann Diers, Harpist
Specialized Instruction of Beginning Students/Technique
RENTAL HARPS AVAILABLE
Aubrey, TX 76227 (Denton/Dallas/Ft.Worth Metro)
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?!!
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.
and Harpist for North Texas
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Houston area & Nacogdoches area, TX
Mu - Professional harpist and instructor in Houston, Texas
Harp lessons for all ages and levels. Please see Yinuo's website for more
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
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
San Antonio, TX
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
Summer Pedersen — Inland Empire
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
Vienna, VA HAvesian@aol.com
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.
— 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.
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.
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
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
Berkeley Springs, WV
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.
Rachel Avery - Madison, WI Harp Teacher
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.
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
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
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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
Alison Vardy - harpist
Alison Vardy, Celtic and Paraguayan Harpist is a professional
instrumentalist on the solo harp for lessons in the Victoria BC, British
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
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
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
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
Toronto, Ontario, Canada email@example.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
Windsor, Ontario, Canada
— 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
Her home base is in
Windsor, Ontario, Canada.
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.
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.
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.
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
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