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Hawaii Teachers

Hawaii Teachers

Here is a list of our harp teachers in Hawaii 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


BIG ISLAND

96750
Kealakekua,
Big Island, HI

(Kailua Kona, Kapaau)
Bonnie Mitchell - lever harp - all levels, pedal harp - beginning and intermediate
(808) 443-9595 -
Bonnie@harpistinhawaii.com
Bonnie teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio and at a music store. She'll also travel to local hotels and the homes of students. No previous musical training is required. She has lever harps for rent to her students. Bonnie teaches all musical styles, specializing in Hawaiian and Celtic music. She also teaches composition, arranging, and improvisation and offers performance opportunities if desired. She has a Bachelor's of Music degree from the University of Washington and has been teaching since 1982. She studied with Pamela Vokolek, Lynn Palmer and Edith Lundgren.
"I enjoy teaching."

KAUAI

96766
Lihue, HI

Chrissy Luders - lever harp and pedal harp - all levels
(808) 651-4792 -
chrissykauai@hotmail.com
Chrissy teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio, as well as through Skype. No previous musical training is required. She teaches classical, modern, pop, jazz, therapy and religious music. Chrissy studied with Susann McDonald, Nancy Gustavson, Patricia Harris, and Harvi Griffin, and has been teaching since 1980.
"My philosophy is you should get great joy out of playing the harp and share that joy with family and friends. The harp IS the most beautiful instrument- enjoy learning!"

96722
Princeville,
Kauai, HI

Sylvia Woods - lever harp - all levels
(800) 272-4277 -
sylvia@harpcenter.com - www.harpcenter.com
Sylvia 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 local Kauai students. Sylvia teaches a variety of styles, but specializes in Celtic and pop music. Since she has written over 50 harp music books and pieces of sheet music, including the best-selling Teach Yourself to Play the Folk Harp, she also helps students who want to make their own arrangements. She has been teaching since 1978.
"Even though I am on a small island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, I love teaching students all over the world through Skype. Also, many harpists stop by for a "one-time" lesson while they're on vacation in Kauai."

MAUI

96708
Haiku,
Maui, HI

(Kahului, Makawao)
Irene Ryding - lever and pedal harp – beginning / intermediate
(808) 573-2188 -
irene@mauiharper.com - www.mauiharper.com
Irene teaches private and group lessons for children and adults at her studio, as well as through Skype. She also teaches at Hospice Maui. No previous musical training is required. She has lever harps for rent to her students. Irene teaches all music styles, and offers a harp circle for her students. She has an AA in Theory and Composition, and is a Certified Harp Therapy Practitioner. She has been teaching since 2003.
"Irene Ryding: MauiHarper is a Wedding and Event Harpist appearing at several Maui Hotels and Event locations, as well as a harp therapy practitioner."

96753
Kihei,
Maui, HI

(Kahului, Lahaina)
Bobbie Jo Curley - lever harp - all levels
(808) 280-2174 -
bobbiejo@mauimarryingmuse.com - www.harpsingerbobbiejo.com
Bobbie Jo 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. She has lever harps for rent to her students. Bobbie Jo teaches all music styles, specializing in composition and arranging. She offers recitals, harp ensembles, harp circles, and theory classes for her students. She studied with Shawna Selline, and has been teaching since 1983.
"I teach Voice, Piano, Harp, Guitar, and Theory--have been a musician since age 6. I love playing and teaching!"

OAHU

96734
Kailua,
Oahu, HI

(Honololu, Island of Oahu)
Jan-Joy Sax - lever harp – beginning and intermediate
808-371-2597 -
mirimarmusic@gmail.com - www.janjoysax.com
Jan-Joy 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, and other places on request. She specializes in therapy music and teaching on small therapy harps. She also teaches original song arrangement, composition, improvisation, and pop, Celtic, and folk music. She offers a harp circle and theory classes for her students. No previous musical training is required. She has lever harps for rent to her students. Jan-Joy is a Certified Therapeutic Harp Practitioner in the International Harp Therapy Program. She has studied with R.H.Smith, Suzie Husong, Kim Robertson, Grainne Hambly, William Jackson, and Sunita Stanislow. She has been teaching since 1986.
"Positive experience is my goal with students, also with comfort and joy. Communication is encouraged between student & teacher. Flexible schedules welcomed. Extensive study in voice, Hawaiian Language and performance, & experience composing and arranging music. Ask for your dreams!"

96816
Honolulu,
Oahu, HI

Constance Uejio - lever harp and pedal harp - all levels
(808) 732-7805 -
cuejio@gmail.com
Constance teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio. No previous musical training is required. She teaches arranging and classical, orchestral, pop, Celtic, folk, and religious music. She offers harp ensembles and harp circles. Constance has a Bachelor's of Music from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York, and a Performer's Certificate. She studied with Dorothy Knauss, Eileen Malone, and Marcel Grandjany.