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Connecticut Teachers

Connecticut Teachers

Here is a list of our harp teachers in Connecticut organized by zip code.

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

Some teachers who live in neighboring states may be listed at the bottom of this page.

Here's what the icons below indicate:

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


06002
Bloomfield, CT

(Palm City, FL)
Susan Knapp Thomas - lever harp and pedal harp - all levels
sharpt2@comcast.net - www.harppro.com
Susan teaches private and group lessons for children and teens at her studio and at the Hartt School of Music in Hartford, CT. She also teaches through Skype. She also teaches in Palm City, Florida. No previous musical training is required. She has lever harps for rent to her students. Susan teaches all musical styles, and offers recitals and harp ensembles for her students. She has a Bachelor's of Music in Applied Harp, and has been teaching since 1982. She studied with Phyllis Wright and Eileen Malone.
"I am the Founder/Director of the CT Valley Harp Intensive Summer Camp in Simsbury CT, since 2009. We are celebrating our 7th year in the summer of 2015. www.ctvalleyharp.com."
06042
Manchester, CT

(Manchester, Vernon)
Debbie Vinick - lever harp and pedal harp - all levels
dvharp@hotmail.com - www.debbievinick.com
Debbie 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. She has lever harps for rent to her students. Debbie specializes in classical and Celtic music, and also teaches arranging, orchestral, pop, rock and roll, and folk music. She offers recitals and harp circles. She has a Bachelor of Music from Eastman School of Music, and a Masters of Music from Yale. She studied with Eileen Malone and Gloria Agostini, and has been teaching since 1989.
"I love teaching harp to students of all ages. I tailor my lessons to the individual student and offer a friendly, relaxed teaching style. I incorporate music theory and ear training into lessons."

06052
New Britain, CT

(New York City NY,
Chappaqua, NY)
Zoe Vandermeer - lever harp and Baroque and triple-strung harps – beginning and intermediate
(917) 838-1489 -
sopranoandharp@gmail.com - www.sopranoandharp.com
Zoe teaches children and adults at her studios in New York City, Harrison, NY (serving Westchester County), and in-home lessons in the Greater Hartford area. She also teaches through Skype. No previous musical training is required. She has harps for rent for students. In addition to teaching harp, singing, piano, composition, arranging and improvisation, she provides professional audio engineer/producer services for harp album projects, harp demos for websites, and auditions. She is a prize-winning graduate of the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, and is on the Roster of the Connecticut Commission of Culture and Tourism. Her Carnegie Hall debut took place in October, 2014. She is a recipient of the Hartt School Faculty Development Fund, Dame Joan Sutherland Fund, MTNA Grant Foundation Fund, and Emerging Artists Fund.
"I love teaching harp! I perform professionally, and am a member of the American Harp Society and Historical Harp Society."

06076
Stafford Springs, CT

(northeast CT)
Sharon Hanjian Rondeau - lever harp and pedal harp - all levels
(203) 987-7948 -
art2pat35@hotmail.com - www.harpinmotion.com
Sharon teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio, as well as through Skype. No previous musical training is required. She has lever harps for rent to her students. Sharon specializes in classical and Celtic, and also teaches arranging and folk and Renaissance / early music. She studied with Eileen Malone and Pearl Chertok.
"I maintain a flexible and relaxed approach toward teaching which is attractive to many working adults who want to learn in a low-stress environment without the specter of frequent public performances. I have nearly 30 years of orchestral and freelancing experience which will assist any student who wishes to ultimately concentrate on earning a living with the harp once his or her skills are in place."
06443
Madison, CT

(New Haven, New London)
Megan Sesma - lever harp and pedal harp - all levels
(860) 287-0429 -
sesma_m@hotmail.com - www.megansesma.com
Megan teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio, as well as at Connecticut College, Wesleyan University and the University of Connecticut. She also teaches through Skype. No previous musical training is required. She has lever harps for rent to her students. Megan teaches all music styles, specializing in classical and orchestral music. She offers recitals, extra classes, and performance opportunities for her students. She has a BM in Harp Performance from Eastman School of Music, and an MA from New York University. She has studied with Kathleen Bride, Emily Mitchell, Joann Turovsky, Kim Delibero, and Mary Beckman. She has been teaching since 1997, and also teaches in Spanish.
"My goal is to guide and mentor your development as a musician, individual and harpist. I believe that every individual can be successful in their goals. Dream, Believe, Persist, Achieve."

06461
Milford, CT

(New Haven, Bridgeport)
Rebecca Squire - lever harp and pedal harp - all levels
(203) 283-1146 -
Beckeyharp@gmail.com - www.Harpeggios.org
Rebeccateaches 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. She teaches all ages, but specializes in children and teens. No previous musical training is required. She has both lever harps and pedal harps for rent to her students. Rebecca teaches all musical styles, specializing in classical and orchestral music. She offers recitals, harp ensembles, and theory classes for her students. As well as teaching in English, she also teaches in German. She has Bachelor's of Music Ed, Master's of Music Ed degrees, and 6th Year in Admin / Supervision. She also holds a Professional Education Certificate with Kodaly training. She has studied with Mario Falcao and Rebecca Flannery. She has been teaching since 1977.
"Students of all ages and skill levels participate in Harpeggios. We perform 6-8 times annually. Individual work with school music teachers to include my students in their performing ensembles."
06810
Danbury, CT

(eastern NY)
Patricia R. Kendziorski - lever harp and pedal harp – beginning to intermediate
(203) 743-9659 -
pfkendziorski@hotmail.com Patricia teaches private and group lessons for children and adults at her studio. Basic music reading and/or other instrumental experience is required. She has lever harps for rent to her students. Patricia specializes in classical and Celtic music, and also teaches orchestral, modern, pop and folk music. She offers recitals for her students. She studied with Laura Erb and has been teaching since 1987.
"In addition to playing the harp, I like to include discussion and demonstration of "harp physics and harp physiology", and history of music as part of the lessons. Several of my students have gone on to study advanced harp with artists in the CT and NY area. They have done well as freelance and ensemble musicians."
06897
Wilton, CT

(Fairfield County,
Westchester County)
Wendy Kerner - lever harp and pedal harp - all levels
(203) 554-0267 -
WKLHarp@gmail.com - www.Themselvesct.com
Wendy teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio, and at Sacred Heart University. She also teaches through Skype. No previous musical training is required. She has lever harps and pedal harps for rent to her students. Wendy teaches composition and arranging, and most musical styles. She offers recitals and harp ensembles for her students. She also participates in the Summer Harp Week: The Elyrica Chamber Music Program for harp and flute. She has Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Harp Performance from The Juilliard School, and studied with Susann McDonald.
I love teaching and sharing the harp. I enjoy working with students of all ages and levels and work to find music that is appealing to each person. I have student harps to rent to get you started."

NEIGHBORING STATES

02169
Quincy, MA

(Boston MA,
New Haven CT)
Haley Hewitt - lever harp and pedal harp - all levels
phone -
(860) 308-0197 - www.haleyhewitt.com
Haley teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio,and at the Neighborhood Music School. She also teaches through Skype. No previous musical training is required. Haley specializes in Celtic and folk music, and also teaches composition, arranging, improvisation, and classical music. She offers harp ensembles and harp circles for her students. She has a Bachelor's of Music in Pedal Harp Performance and a Master's in Scottish Music. She has been teaching since 2001.
"I look forward to meeting you and exploring the harp with you!"