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Ohio Teachers

Ohio Teachers

Here is a list of our harp teachers in Ohio 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


43013
Croton, OH

Lydia Haywood - lever harp and pedal harp - all levels
(614) 607-4337 -
theelegantharp@hotmail.com - www.lydiaweaver.com
Lydia 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. Lydia specializes in classical, and also teaches arranging and orchestral, pop, Celtic, Renaissance, and religious music. She offers recitals and harp ensembles for her students. She has been teaching since 2004.
"I am a full-time professional harpist and music teacher and currently maintain a studio of 33 harp and piano students. I also offer two recitals every year (Spring and Christmas)."
43017
Columbus, OH

Trista Hill - lever harp and pedal harp - all levels
740-363-5544 -
trista@tristahill.com - www.tristahill.com
Trista teaches private and group lessons for children and adults at her studio, as well as through Skype. No previous musical training is required. Trista teaches all musical styles, specializing in composition and improvisation. She offers theory classes for her students. She has a Bachelor's degree in Music Therapy, and has been teaching since 1996. Trista studied with several teachers, including Deborah Henson-Conant for improvisation and performance, with whom she later toured and conducted harp and creativity workshops.
"Flexible lesson times available - often twice a month accommodates busy schedules. I teach to your learning style, and love helping you find the best harp for you - local or online."
43074
Sunbury, OH

(Columbus, Westerville, Worthington)
Sharon J. Avis - lever harp and pedal harp - all levels
(740) 936-5051 -
sharonavisharp@gmail.com - www.myspace.com/sharonavis
Sharon teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio, and at the Schwartz School of Music in Worthington – (614) 654-4734. She also teaches through Skype and FaceTime. No previous musical training is required. She has both lever harps and pedal harps for rent to her students. Sharon teaches most musical styles, specializing in classical and pop music. She offers recitals and harp ensembles for her students. She has a Bachelor's of Music Education with a double major of Harp and Voice, and a minor in piano. She also has Kodaly and Suzuki training. She studied with Mary Bickford, Margaret Ling, Giselle Herbert, and Jude Mollenhauer, and has been teaching since 1972.
"I teach according to my students' needs. I use materials that will enhance the learning experience."
43085
Columbus, OH

Allene (Alle) Schwartz - lever harp - all levels
(614) 208-5531 -
alleschwartz@gmail.com - www.theschwartzschool.com
Alle teaches private and group lessons for children and adults at The Schwartz School of Music and Columbus Piano Leasing. She teaches all ages, including adults and seniors. She also teaches through Skype. No previous musical training is required. She has lever harps for rent to her students. Alle teaches all musical styles, specializing in classical and orchestral music. She also teaches composition, arranging, improvisation and music theory, and offers recitals and harp ensembles. Alle attended Interlochen Academy for the Arts. She studied harp with Jan Bishop and Joan Holland, and studied pedagogy with Christie Chiles Twille. She has been teaching since 2008.
"My goal as your teacher is to get you to be comfortable playing your instrument. I work with each of my students very closely to be sure they are not only learning technique and pieces, but feeling like harpists."
43221
Columbus OH

Jeanne Norton - lever harp and pedal harp - all levels
(614) 86-8567 -
jnorton214@aol.com
Jeanne teaches private lessons for children, teens, and college age students at her studio and at a college. Prior piano training is recommended, and the ability to read the bass and treble clefs. Jeanne teaches classical and orchestral music, and she offers recitals and harp ensembles for her students. She has Bachelor's of Music in performance from the Cleveland Institute of Music. She is the principal harpist in PMCO, substitute principal and 2nd harpist and lecturer with the Columbus Symphony Orchestra. She studied with Alice Chalifoux and Marjorie Tyre, and has been teaching since 1971.
43240
Columbus, OH

Alix Raspe - lever harp and pedal harp - all levels
(203) 252-7913 -
alixraspe@me.com - www.alixraspe.com
Alix teaches private and group lessons for children and adults at her studio and a music store, as well as through Skype. She will also travel to the homes of local students. No previous musical training is required. Alix teaches all musical styles, specializing in classical, orchestral, and pop music. She offers recitals, harp circles, and harp ensembles for her students. Alix studied with June Han, Bridget Kibbey and Jessica Zhou, and has been teaching since 2011. She has a B.M. in Harp Performance from NYU, and a M.M. from New England Conservatory.
43606
Toledo, OH

(Detroit, Windsor)
Denise Grupp-Verbon - lever harp and pedal harp - all levels
(419) 478-4177 -
harpist@sbcglobal.net - www.tapestryduo.com - www.harpgathering.com
Denise teaches individual 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. Denise teaches most styles of music including classical, pop, Celtic, religious, and more. She also teaches arranging. She has Bachelor's of Music and Master's of Music degrees, and has been teaching since 1982.
"I offer a free introductory lesson to potential new students. I also have a program where new students can rent a harp and combine the rental with lessons. This gives folks a chance to try the harp before they make a purchase. I bring the rental harp to your home for the first lesson."

44130
Cleveland, OH

Tiffany Schaefer - lever harp - beginning and intermediate
(440) 782-1716 -
tiffany.celticharp@gmail.com - http://tiffanyschaefer.wixsite.com/music
Tiffany teaches private lessons for teens and adults at her home, as well as through Skype. No previous musical training is required. Tiffany specializes in Celtic, folk, early, and religious music, and also teaches arranging and improvisation. She has been teaching since 2016.
"I first took up this instrument in 2007, and I believe the harp is accessible to anyone with a willing heart, with or without musical experience! While I personally do not have extra harps for students, I do know of a place to rent them. I will teach beginners to read sheet music, but I am also passionate about learning by ear, how to arrange, and how to improvise."
44256
Medina, OH

(Cleveland, Akron)
Sarah Schwartz - lever harp – beginning and intermediate levels
(330) 723-5474 -
SarahGS@zoominternet.net - www.HarpVesselOfLight.com
Sarah teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio. No previous musical training is required. Sarah teaches classical, modern, pop, Celtic, folk, therapy, and religious music. She provides recitals for her students. She has Bachelor's of Music Education with String Specialization (cello) degree, and is a Certified Therapeutic Harp Practitioner. She has studied harp with LeeAnn Anderson, and cello with Raya Garbousova, Peter Howard and Ronald Leonard. She has been teaching since 2002.
" I am a cellist and music educator along with being a certified therapeutic harp practitioner. I play for patients, staff and visitors at two Cleveland Clinic Hospitals: Marymount and Medina."
44406
Canfield, OH

Darlene MacBenn - lever harp and pedal harp - all levels
(330) 519-5765 -
1harp3horns@att.net
Darlene teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio, and will also travel to the home of local students. No previous musical training is required. She has lever harps for rent to her students. Darlene teaches all styles of music. She has a Bachelor's of Music in Education, and taught music in the public schools starting in 1966.  She has been playing harp since 1990.
44870
Sandusky, OH

(Fremont)
Karen Svanoe Westgate - lever harp and pedal harp – beginning and intermediate
(419) 202-4072 -
Harpgate@aol.com - www.Karenharpist.com
Karen teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio, at Terra State Community College, and at the Society of the Arts in Bellevue. 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. Karen specializes in improvisation and religious music, and also teaches classical, modern, and pop music. She offers harp ensembles and theory classes for her students. She has an Bachelor's degree and studied with Laura Erb, Alice Chalifoux, and Dorothy Henshen. Karen was inducted into the Fremont Ross High School Music Hall of fame. She has been teaching since 1975.
45005
Carlisle, OH

(Dayton, Cincinnati)
Brittany Roberts - all levels of lever harp; beginning and intermediate pedal harp
(937) 589-3311 -
harpistry21@gmail.com
Brittany teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio and at a church. No previous musical training is required. Brittany teaches all musical styles, specializing in Celtic and religious music. She also teaches composition, arranging, improvisation, and music theory. She offers recitals for her students. Brittany studied with Elizabeth Motter and Jackie Davis, and has a Bachelor of Arts in Music with concentrations in Harp Performance and Keyboard Pedagogy. She has been teaching since 2016.
" I teach private lessons for harp, piano and voice. I can also teach combinations of those, such as how to sing and play the harp. In my own performances, I often include harp and voice pieces -- primarily in the Celtic style. I have had the privilege of playing and performing on both the lever and pedal harps for 9 years now. I never tire of witnessing the joy and wonder they bring to audiences of all ages. I would be so very honored to welcome you to the wonderful family of harpists and walk with you in your own musical journey!"
45011
Liberty Twp, OH

(Cincinnati, Hamilton)
Genie Thiergartner - lever harp and pedal harp – beginning and intermediate
(513) 863-5521 -
genie@genieharp.com - www.genieharp.com
Genie teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio, and will also travel to the homes of local students. She prefers that students have some piano, but it is not required. Genie teaches classical, orchestral, and pop music. She has Bachelor's of Music and Master's of Music degrees. She studied with Bernice Grubb, Linda Wellbaum, and Alice Chalifoux, and has been teaching since 1987.
"I am the principal harpist of the Springfield Symphony Orchestra."
45424
Dayton, OH

(Cincinnati, Columbus)
Kathleen Bisson - lever harp and pedal harp - all levels
classicharp@gmail.com - wwwclassicharp.yolasite.com
Kathleen teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio and at Grace Community Church. She also teaches through Skype. No previous musical training is required. She has lever harps for rent to her students. Kathleen specializes in classical and Celtic music, and also teaches arranging, improvisation, and orchestral, modern, pop, jazz, folk, early, therapy, and religious music. She offers recitals, harp ensembles and theory classes. She has a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Music in Harp Performance, and has been teaching since 2006. She studied with Gillian Benet Sella, Leslie Stratton, and Jude Mollenhaur.