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Canada Teachers

Canada Teachers

Here is a list of our harp teachers in Canada organized by province and postal code.

Please see our main Harp Teachers page for other countries, and for more information on how to use this list.

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Teaches both lever and pedal harp Teaches all ages
Teaches only lever harp Teaches through
Skype or FaceTime
Teaches only children and teens
Teaches only pedal harp Teaches only teens and adults


ALBERTA

T6H 2X8
Edmonton, AB

 
Roger Helfrick - lever harp - all levels
contact@rogerhelfrick.ca - www.rogerhelfrick.ca
Roger teaches private lessons for teens and adults at his studio. No previous musical training is required. He teaches improvisation, arranging and composition, and folk, Celtic and early music. Roger has been teaching since 1997.
"I am a professional musician specializing in folk and early music of Europe and Japan. I teach in a very relaxed style suitable to older students, focusing on training well rounded musicians."

BRITISH COLUMBIA

V2Z 1V9
Langley, BC

Michelle Klimchuk - lever harp and pedal harp - all levels
(778) 571-1232 -
michelle@michelleklimchukmusicstudio.com - www.michelleklimchukmusicstudio.com
Michelle teaches private and group lessons for children and adults at her studio, as well as through Skype. She will also travel to the homes of local students. No previous musical training is required. Michelle teaches all musical styles, specializing in classical and pop music. She also teaches music theory. She has been teaching since 1999.
V4B 3T2
White Rock, BC

Judy Henry - beginning and intermediate lever harp
- www.judyhenrymusic.com
Judy teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio. No previous musical training is required. She teaches classical, Celtic and early music, and also improvisation, and music theory. Judy has a Bachelor of Music degree.
"With a friendly and encouraging style, Judy will provide you with all the skills you need to become a harpist. It's never too late to start something wonderful."
V5Z 1B5
Vancouver BC

(Lower Mainland)
Janelle Nadeau - lever harp and pedal harp - all levels
(604) 250 1902 -
janelle@janellenadeau.com - www.janellenadeau.com
Janelle teaches private and group lessons for children and adults at her studio, as well as through Skype. She will also travel to the homes of local students. No previous musical training is required. Janelle teaches all musical styles, specializing in classical and Celtic music. She has a music degree majoring in Harp Performance from the University of British Columbia. She studied with Heidi Krutzen, Rita Costanzi, and Richard Turner, and has been teaching since 2005.
"I believe in helping my students find their own musical path and helping them achieve their goals in a supportive and encouraging environment while creating good musical habits."
V6C 2C6
Vancouver BC

Elizabeth Volpe Bligh - lever harp and pedal harp - all levels
evolpebligh@gmail.com - www.elizabethvolpebligh.com
Elizabeth teaches private lessons for children, teens, and college age students at her studio and at the VSO School of Music and the University of British Columbia. She also teaches serious adults who are not beginners. New students must be able to read music. Elizabeth teaches classical and orchestral music, and offers recitals and harp ensembles for her students. She teaches in English and French. She has a Music Bac. in Performance from University of Toronto. She studied with Judy Loman, Alice Chalifoux and Edna Phillips, and has been teaching since 1976.
"My students have to practice every day and come to their lessons prepared. They should love music and not see practicing as a chore."
V8N 2E9
Victoria BC

Josh Layne - lever harp and pedal harp - all levels
info@joshlayne.com - www.joshlayne.com
Josh teaches private lessons for children and adults at his studio, as well as through Skype. No previous musical training is required. Josh specializes in composition and classical music, and also teaches arranging and orchestral and Celtic music.
"Check out my Harp Tuesday video series for an idea of my teaching style:
https://www.youtube.com/user/JoshLayne77
I teach people all over the world via Skype. I'd love to hear from you!"
V9L 2J6
Vancouver Island BC

(Nanaimo, Duncan)
Marilyn Rummel - lever harp - all levels, and pedal harp - beginning to intermediate
marilyn@harpcanada.com - www.hcs.harpcanada.com
Marilyn teaches private and group lessons for children and adults at her studio and at the Nanaimo Conservatory of Music. She also teaches through Skype. No previous musical training is required. She has lever harps for rent. Marilyn specializes in classical and folk music, and also teaches composition, arranging, improvisation, and modern, pop, Celtic, early, South American, Therapy and religious music. She offers recitals, harp ensembles, theory classes, and video classes for her students. She has been teaching since 1995.
"I teach lever harp as a serious instrument, and try to do it in a non-serious, ever-joyful way. My youngest student is 7, and my oldest is 96. It is never too early to begin, nor too late!"

MANITOBA

NEW BRUNSWICK

NEWFOUNDLAND and LABRADOR

NORTHWEST TERRITORIES

NOVA SCOTIA

B3M 1P6
Halifax, NS

Katherine Fitch Loza - lever harp and pedal harp - all levels
(902) 404-2663 -
maritimeharpist@gmail.com - www.maritimeharpist.com
Katherine teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio. No previous musical training is required. She has lever harps for rent to her students. Katherine teaches all musical styles, specializing in classical and Celtic music. She also teaches music theory. Katherine studied with Judy Loman and Lori Gemmell, and has a B.Mus in harp performance from UWO. She has been teaching since 2000.

ONTARIO

K1R 5E1
Ottawa, ON

Ms Hoda Nassim - lever harp and pedal harp - all levels
hoda_nassim@hotmail.com
Hoda teaches private and group lessons for children and adults at her studio, as well as at the homes of local students. No previous musical training is required. Hoda teaches all musical styles, specializing in classical and Celtic music. She also teaches composition, arranging, improvisation, and music theory. Hoda offers recitals and harp ensembles for her students, as well as performance opportunities at clubs, festivals, and retirement homes. She has Bachelors and Masters degrees in music, and has teaching certifications in Solfege, sight singing, ear training, and keyboard harmony. Hoda teaches in English, French, Arabic, and some Italian and Spanish. She has been teaching since 1969.
"I taught at U of O school of Music, with the RCM of Toronto, member of ORMTA, taught with OCDSB many grades, performed in and around Ottawa."
K2J 3M7
Ottawa, ON

Susan Toman - lever harp - all levels
(613) 825-9950 -
susan@susantoman.com - www.susantoman.com
Susan teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio. No previous musical training is required. Susan teaches classical, Celtic, folk, early, and religious music, as well as improvisation and music theory. She also offers about 8 to 10 workshops every year. Susan studied with Grainne Hambly, and has Doctorate in music, and an ARCT (teaching and piano performance) certification. She has been teaching since 2014.
L4G 5E3
Aurora ON

(Newmarket,
Richmond Hill)
Maria Jacobsson - lever harp and pedal harp - all levels
(905) 751-1575 -
maria@jacobsson.ca - www.mariajacobsson.ca
Maria teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio, as well as at the homes of local students. No previous musical training is required. Maria teaches classical , modern, pop, Celtic, and folk music and improvisation. She offers recitals, harp ensembles, and harp circles. Besides teaching in English, she also teaches in Swedish. She has a Master's of Music Education, and studied with Judy Loman.
L5E 3E2
Mississauga, ON

(Toronto, Oakville)
Joanna Jordan - lever harp and pedal harp - all levels
(416) 967-4277 - www.joannajordan.com

Joanna teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio, as well as at the homes of local students. She also teaches through Skype. She teaches lever harp, pedal harp, wire-strung harp, and South American harps. No previous musical training is required. Joanna teaches all musical styles, specializing in classical and pop music. She also teaches composition, arranging, improvisation, and music theory, and a variety of other types of coaching. She offers recitals and harp circles for her students. She has the following degrees: Bachelor of Classical Music Performance, University of Toronto, BMus Honours, Jazz performance, arranging and composition: Humber College, Level 6+ :Second City. Joanna was the Concert Artist for the American Harp Society 1998-2000, and Recipient of the Gordon Delamont Award for Excellence in Music Composition. She studied with Judy Loman, Don Thompson, Faith Carmen, Ted Quilan, and Reg Schwagger, and has been teaching since 1980.
"I once discovered that a teacher is one who inspires. A good teacher helps develop and enrich every student, no matter what ability they arrive with initially. I believe that every person has an unlimited capability to learn music. My purpose in teaching is to bring out the areas that are strong and to find ways to develop the areas that are challenges."
L5W 2A2
Mississauga, ON

(Oakville, Guelph)
Chantal Dube - lever harp and South American harp - all levels,
and pedal harp - beginning and intermediate

(416) 909-9944 -
info@chantaldube.com - www.chantaldube.com
Chantal teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio. No previous musical training is required. She has lever harps for rent to her students. Chantal teaches arranging and improvisation, and classical, modern, pop, Celtic, folk, early, and religious music. She offers recitals, harp ensembles, and theory classes.
N0R 1V0
Windsor ON

(Chatham)
Anita Leschied - lever harp and pedal harp - all levels
(519)975-0260 -
info@harpon.net - www.harpon.net
Anita teaches private and group lessons for children and adults at her studio, and at the homes of local students. No previous musical training is required. She has lever harps for rent to her students. Anita specializes in classical and pop music, and also teaches improvisation and orchestral, Celtic, religious, and therapy music. She offers recitals and harp ensembles for her students. She has RCM Theory level 3 certification, and is a Certified Harp Therapy Practitioner and VAHT practitioner. She studied with Elyse Yockey Ilku, and has been teaching since 1990.
"I have many years in orchestral work, ensemble performance, flute and harp recordings, accompaniment to choirs and soloists."
N8H 3V8
Leamington ON

(Windsor)
Judy Kenna - lever harp and pedal harp - all levels
(519) 326-5960 -
judykenna@heavenlystrings.ca - www.heavenlystrings.ca
Judy teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio. No previous musical training is required. She has lever harps for rent to her students. Judy teaches arranging and classical, modern, pop, rock and roll, Celtic, folk, early, South American, country, and religious music. She offers recitals and theory classes for her students. She has a Bacherlor's of Musical Arts, Bachelor's of Ed, Associateship Royal Conservatory of Toronto Teacher, and BMA, BEd, ARCT, and OTC certifications. She has been teaching since 2000.
"Harp lessons are an excellent tool to help all ages improve fine motor skills, focus and cognitive ability. My students have ranged in age from 10 to 88. The harp is the most heavenly instrument."
P7A 7H9
Thunder Bay ON

Jenna Townson - lever harp - all levels
(807) 684-9101 -
diamondtoneharp@tbaytel.net - www.diamondtoneharp.com
Jenna teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio. New students need to have basic piano theory. She will teach partially by ear, but prefers that students know, or are ready to learn, how to read music. She has lever harps for rent to her students. Jenna specializes in Celtic and religious music, and also teaches composition, arranging, and improvisation, and classical, modern, pop, and folk music. She has certifications in Grace 7 piano conservatory, and Rudiments Level 1, Level 2 music theory. She studied with Kim Robertson, Grainne Hambly, William Jackson, Ailie Robertson, and Janet Harbison. She has been teaching since 2007.

PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND

C1B 0V3
Meraid PE

Joan Woods - lever harp - beginning and intermediate, pedal harp - beginning
(902)569-3178 -
audioharp@msn.com
Joan teaches private and group lessons for children and adults at her studio. No previous musical training is required. She has lever harps for rent to her students. Jane teaches classical, Celtic and folk music. She offers recitals, harp ensembles, harp circles, and theory classes for her students. She has a Music Teachers degree from Acadia University in Nova Scotia, and the following certifications: Gr.10 Toronto Conservatory Voice 1958 and Gr 8 Classical Harp 2001. She studied with Dolloy Roberts in Tampa, Florida, and Susanne Prentice in Toronto, Canada, and has been teaching since 1992.

QUEBEC

SASKATCHEWAN

S4P 0B7
Regina, SK

Cecile Denis - lever harp and pedal harp - all levels
(306) 540-6428 -
ceciledenis@live.ca - www.ceciledenis.com
Cecile teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio and at the University of Regina. New students need to be able to read music before they start their lessons. She has lever harps for rent to her students. Cecile teaches all musical styles, specializing in classical and Celtic music. She also teaches arranging and improvisation, and offers recitals, harp ensembles, and harp circles for her students. She teaches in English and French, and has been teaching since 1990. She has a Master Degree in Music Performance from the University of Toronto.

YUKON