Teachers by Last Name: A - B

29212

Columbia, SC

Ellen Adair

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels
(803) 315-7354 - ellenadair22@gmail.com

Ellen teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio, a music store, and schools. No previous musical training is required. She has lever harps for rent to her students. Ellen teaches arranging and improvisation, and classical, orchestral, Celtic folk, country, therapy, and religious music. She offers a harp circle, and has been teaching since 2000.

 

93955

Monterey, CA
(Carmel, Pacific Grove)

Juli Alexander

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels

Juli 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. Juli teaches all musical styles, and offers recitals, harp ensembles, and theory classes. She studied with Laura Erb and Lucille Jennings, and has been teaching since 1998.

"I teach all ages. Number one priority is having fun!"

 

1421

Sofia, SF

Anna Alexandrova

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels

Anna 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. Anna specializes in classical and folk music, and also teaches modern, Celtic, and therapy music. She teaches music theory, and offers recitals and harp ensembles for her students. Anna has a Masters degree in harp, and studied with Anna Maria Ravnopolska, Malina Hristova, Ofelia Guglielmi and Ursula Holigger. Anna has been teaching since 1994, and teaches in the Bulgarian language, as well as English.

"I have individual approach to each student and build a solid technique and musicality with very effective teaching. In my monthly master class group lesson I discuss different details in technique and teach history of the harp and biographies of famous harpists."

 

07661 and 10962

Bergen County, NJ, and Rockland County, NY

Barbara Allen

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels
(845) 536-7235 - Ballenharp@aol.com

Barbara teaches private and group lessons for children and adults at her studio, and at Hoff Barthelson, Masters School, Mannes School of Music (New School). She also teaches through Skype. No previous musical training is required. Barbara teaches classical, orchestral, modern, pop, and therapy music. She has the following degrees and certifications: BFA- SUNY Purchase, MM Juilliard School, Harp for Healing certification (mentor/teacher). Barbara studied with Pearl Chertok, Susann McDonald, and Jane B Weidensaul, and has been teaching since 1972. She won 2nd prize at the 7th International Harp Competition in Israel, and is currently the Principal Harp of the American Ballet Theatre at Lincoln Center, NYC.

 

48323

West Bloomfield, MI

Chanah Ambuter

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels

Chanah teaches private and group lessons for children and adults at her studio and at the homes of local students. She also teaches through Skype. No previous musical training is required. She has lever harps for rent to her students. Chanah teaches all music styles, specializing in classical, pop, and Celtic music. She also teaches arranging and music theory, and offers recitals and harp ensembles for her students. She has Bachelor of Music in Harp Performance and a Master of Music in Harp Performance and Literature. She is also a Juilliard Pre-College Graduate, and has been teaching since 2009. She studied with Lynne Aspnes, Bridget Kibbey, June Han, Joan Holland, and Ann Yeung.

"I welcome students of any age, background, and experience. I tailor a specific musical track to meet your goals, whether that's as a hobby, profession, or a specialty in a genre. I believe in integrating your personality and learning process in order to enable your playing to the fullest. The first lesson is free! Please see my website for more information."

 
Chanah Ambuter

77009

Houston, TX

Stephanie Gustafson Amfahr

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels

Stephanie teaches students of all ages and levels, no experience required. She teaches pedal and lever harp from her home studio in the city of Houston, but is also able to travel to her students, if that is needed. She has her Bachelors degree from the University of Illinois, where she took pedagogy courses, taught elective students, and coached ensembles. She has her Masters degree from the Manhattan School of Music, and during her time in New York, she taught music classes at the esteemed International Preschool. In the summer, she is on the harp faculty at Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp for grades 7-12 where she teaches private lessons, harp ensemble, harp history, and music theory courses.

"Making the harp an accessible instrument and keeping it an affirming, interesting experience catered to each individual student is my life's passion and has been my pursuit for over 10 years."

 
Stephanie Gustafson Amfahr

10027

New York, NY
(New Jersey)

Kathryn Andrews

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels

Kathryn teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio, as well as through Skype. She will travel to the homes of local students. No previous musical training is required. Kathryn specializes in classical music, and also teaches orchestral, modern, pop, Celtic, folk, and rock and roll. She offers recitals for her students. She has Masters of Music degrees from Manhattan School of Music and Mannes/The New School. She has been teaching since 2000.

 

91765

Diamond Bar, CA
(Pasadena, Anaheim)

Cynthia Artish

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels

Cynthia teaches private and group lessons for children and adults at her studio, and at the Folk Music Center in Claremont, CA. She also teaches at national and international harp conferences and music festivals as well as through Skype. No previous musical training is required. Cynthia has lever harps for rent to her students. She teaches all musical styles and specializes in teaching composition, arranging, and improvisation for lever harps. She offers harp ensembles and recitals for her students. She also give technique make-over sessions and studies of body ergonomics. She has certificates from Orff Schulwerk, Dalcroze, Harp Teaching Master, and Irish Harp College. She has studied with Kim Robertson, Deborah Henson-Conant, Janet Harbison, Alfredo Ortiz, and Paul Dooley. She has been teaching since 1987.

"Students train in imaginative, artistic musical expression and innovative skills. Technique Make-over kits and creative study guides enhance student success with Intuitive Harp; Play to Learn method."

 
Cynthia Artish

60030

Grayslake, IL
(Chicago IL, Milwaukee WI)

Alison Attar

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels

Alison teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio, as well as through Skype and FaceTime. No previous musical training is required. Alison teaches all music styles, and offers harp ensembles for her students. She has a D.M. degree from Northwestern University, and studied with Elizabeth Cifani and Elizabeth Borsodi-Wolksteain. She has been teaching since 1992.

"I strive to provide a safe, consistent and structured learning environment that allows each student to develop their individual potential and fulfill their sense of personal enrichment at the harp."

 
Alison Attar

65804 and 72936

Springfield, Branson, and Lebanon, MO, and Greenwood, AR

Darice Augustson

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels
(417) 773-0437 - dariceharp@aol.com

Darice teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio, and at the University of Missouri, Drury University, and Evangel University. She prefers for students to have some piano and note reading skills, but it is not necessary. She has lever harps for rent to her students. Darice teaches all musical styles, specializing in classical and therapy music. She offers recitals and harp ensembles for her students. She has a Bachelors of Music degree in Applied Harp. She has been teaching since 1979.

"I have extensive experience with adult beginners as well as college level harpists. My teaching philosophy is that music is fun and enjoyable. Children need a positive and fun experience."

 

70117

New Orleans, LA
(Santa Cruz, CA)

Jesse Autumn

Lever harp - all levels

Jesse teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio, at a music store, and through Skype. She teaches lever harp, cross-strung harp, and double-strung harp. No previous musical training is required. Jesse teaches pop, rock & roll, Celtic, folk, and early music as well as composition, arranging, improvisation and music theory. She also offers a harp ensemble for her students. She studied with Cheryl Ann Fulton, Chris Caswell, and Park Stickney, and was on the harp faculty at Community Music School of Santa Cruz. She has been teaching since 1999. Jesse teaches in New Orleans from fall through spring, and in Santa Cruz, California in the summer.

"I've performed on 20+ recordings, and was artistic director of the Santa Cruz Harp Festival from 2003-2016. I love teaching polyrhythms, arranging techniques, and creative accompaniment ideas, balanced with ear training and reading music. I also teach beginning and intermediate piano."

 
Jesse Autumn

53704

Madison, WI

Rachel Avery

Lever harp - beginning to intermediate
(608) 663-2912 - rlave@hotmail.com

Rachel 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. Rachel teaches all musical styles. She studied with Beatriz Martin-Ruiz, and has been teaching since 2000.

"I especially like working with adult beginners. I help students find repertoire they are interested in that will suit the size harp they own or rent. Lessons are generally on Tues, Wed, or Thursday evenings."

 

29466

Mount Pleasant, SC

Holly Avesian

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels
(703) 507-3263 - HAvesian@AOL.com

Holly teaches private and group lessons for children and adults at her studio, as well as through Skype, FaceTime, and Zoom. No previous musical training is required. She has lever harps for rent to her students. Holly teaches all musical styles. She also provides recitals, harp ensembles, and a harp circle for her students. She has Bachelor's of Music, Bachelor's of Music Education, Master's of Music degrees. She also has a teaching certificate and Suzuki training. She has been taching since 1979.

"I teach students of all ages and abilities working with them to develop good technique and sound, healthy playing habits and while exposing them to a variety of musical styles. I also teach adult beginners."

 

43074

Sunbury, OH
(Columbus, Westerville, Worthington)

Sharon J. Avis

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels

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."

 

92009

Carlsbad, CA
(San Diego)

Lisa Baker

Lever harp - beginning to intermediate
Pedal harp - beginning to intermediate
(760) 271-4047 - harpists3@sbcglobal.net

Lisa teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio. No previous musical training is required. She has both lever harps and pedal harps for rent to her students. Lisa teaches arranging and classical, pop, Celtic, folk, therapy and religious music. She offers recitals. She studied with Dorinne Yoder and Joy Hujsak, and has been teaching since 1989.

"Students have unique musical tastes, learning styles, abilities. Having fun with beautiful music is my goal. I was privileged to teach for the Make-a-Wish Foundation. Special needs students welcome."

 

90065

Los Angeles, CA
(Pasadena, Beverly Hills)

Paul Baker

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels

Paul teaches private and group lessons for children and adults at his Harp in LA studio, as well in the student's home. He also teaches through Skype. No previous musical training is required. He has both lever and pedal harps for rent to his students. Paul teaches all music styles and also offers recitals and harp ensemble experiences for his students. He has a Masters of Music degree and has been teaching since 1980.

"I enjoy teaching all ages and levels of students. Lessons can be tailored to be focused on the types of music you enjoy the most."

 
Paul Baker

78721

Austin, TX
(Alternate Cities)

Elaine Barber

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels

Elaine teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio. Adult beginners must be able to read music. She has pedal harps for rent to her students. Elaine specializes in classical and orchestral music, and also teaches pop, Celtic, and early music. She offers recitals and harp ensembles for her students. She has a Masters of Music in Harp Performance from the Shepherd School of Music, Rice University, and has been teaching since 1985.

 

95070

San Jose, CA
(Silicon Valley, San Jose)

Kristal Barlaan

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels

Kristal teaches private and group lessons for children and adults at her studio and at the Angelic Harp Academy, San Jose Academy of Music, and Valley Christian Schools. No previous musical training is required. She has lever harps for rent to her students. Kristal specializes in classical and orchestral music, and also teaches modern, pop, Celtic, folk, and religious music. She offers recitals, harp ensembles, harp circles, theory classes, and certification programs for her students. She has Bachelors and Masters degrees in Performance, and has been teaching since 1999.

 

85338

Goodyear, AZ

Kellie Barnard

Lever harp - beginning
Pedal harp - beginning
(832) 561-5552 - harpmommy@gmail.com

Kellie teaches private lessons for children and teens at her studio. New students must be able to already read music. Kellie teaches classical, folk, and religious music, and music theory. She also offers recitals for her students. She has an Associate's degree in music, and studied with Shari Pack, Laurie Meister, Ashley Blake. She has been teaching since 2013.

 

84790

St. George, UT

Marni Bell Barranco

Lever harp - beginning to intermediate
Pedal harp - beginning to intermediate
(360) 213-6693 - Marnibarranco@gmail.com

Marni teaches private lessons for children and adults at her home as well as the homes of her local students. She also teaches via Skype, FaceTime, and Zoom. No previous musical training is required. Marni teaches contemporary, classical, pop, folk, and Celtic music, and offers recitals for her students. She studied with Lea Bennett, Susi Hussong, Louise Pratt, and Carla Strauss. Marni previously taught lessons in the Greater Los Angeles area, and has been performing professionally for more than 35 years. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree from BYU in Provo, Utah.

"I thoroughly enjoy instilling the love of music and the harp in my students of all ages. It's fun to help them reach their musical goals!"

 
Marni Bell Barranco

Osorno
(Los Lagos)

José Santos Barrios

South American and Paraguayan harps - all levels

José teaches private and group lessons for children and adults at his studio, as well as through Skype. He teaches at the following schools: Emil Friedman (caracas) and Colegio Artistico Santa Cecilia (Osorno). He will travel to the homes of local students. No previous musical training is required. José teaches South American style and music, and music theory. He offers a harp ensemble for his students. He has an Estudiante de conservatorio degree. As of 2019, he has been a harpist for 24 years and has been teaching for 16 years. He studied with Eduardo Betancourt, Juan Jayaro, and Leonard Jacome. José teaches in English and Spanish.

"I currently teach face-to-face classes in Chile, but I would like to work teaching in the United States."

"Actualmente doy clases presenciales en Chile, pero me gustaria trabajar dando clases en los Estados Unidos."

 

84092

Salt Lake City, UT
(Provo)

Barbara Bartee

Lever harp - beginning to intermediate
Pedal harp - beginning to intermediate
(801) 733-9826 - rbartee3@xmission.com

Barbara teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio as well as through Skype. She specializes in teaching teens and adults. No previous musical training is required. She has lever harps for rent to her students. Barbara teaches all musical styles, specializing in classical and Celtic music. She offers recitals for her students. She has certifications from Suzuki Every Child Can, Harp Book 1, and Harp Book 2 Teacher Training. She has studied with Janet Peterson and Rachel Mills. She has been teaching since 2010.

"I love to compose and arrange music for my students. I am a founding member of Intermountain Harp Education Association: bringing outside artists for workshops, lessons, and concerts to Utah."

 

74112

Tulsa, OK
(Fayetteville, AR)

Lorelei Barton

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels

Lorelei teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio and at Oral Roberts University, University of Tulsa, and Tulsa Community College. She also teaches through Skype. No previous musical training is required. She has lever harps for rent to her students. Lorelei teaches all musical styles, specializing in classical and orchestral music. She offers recitals, harp ensembles, and chamber music. She has a BM in Harp Performance, and has been teaching since 1980. She studied with Jane Brye, Suzann Davids, and Alice Chalifoux.

 

21113 and 22401

Odenton, MD, and Fredericksburg, VA

Grace Bauson

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels

Grace teaches private lessons for children and adults at the University of Mary Washington and in Odenton, Maryland. No previous musical training is required. Grace teaches all music styles, specializing in classical music, and offers recitals for her students. She has a Doctor of Arts from Ball State University, and a Masters of Music from the University of Toronto. She studied with Elizabeth Richter, Judy Loman and Lucile Lawrence, and has been teaching since 2005.

 
Grace Bauson

19056

Levittown, PA
(Trenton NJ, Bucks County)

Nan Beal

Lever harp - beginning to intermediate

Nan teaches lever harp private and group lessons for adults and seniors at her studio, and will travel to the home of local students. as well as through Skype. No previous musical training is required. She has lever harps for rent to her students. Nan specializes in folk and healing/meditation music, and also teaches music theory and Celtic, country, and religious music. She studied with Edie Elkan and is a Certified Teacher Mentor and Certified Master Harp Therapist through the Bedside Harp program. She has been teaching since 2008.

" Lessons geared toward the level, ability and pace of adult students, with theory an integral part of the learning experience. Proficiency in playing by ear and reading music is gradually developed. Above all, lessons are approached with a sense of joy and healing for the adult learner."

 

93428

Cambria, CA
(Morro Bay, Paso Robles)

Penny Howk Beavers

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels

Penny teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio. New students must be able to read music. She has pedal harps for rent to her students. Penny teaches all musical styles, and has been teaching since 1975. She has a Bachelor's of Music in Harp Performance.

 

04401

Bangor, ME

Douglas Beck

lever harp - beginning to intermediate

Douglas teaches private and group lessons for children and adults at his studio and at a church. He will travel to the homes of local students. He also teaches through Skype, FaceTime and Zoom. No previous musical training is required. Douglas teaches all musical styles, specializing in religious, Celtic, and folk music. He also teaches composition, arranging, improvisation, and music theory, and offers harp circles for his students. He studies with Sylvia Woods, and has Bachelors and Masters degrees in Music. He has been teaching since 2012.

"I enjoy coaching my students to thoroughly enjoy and be their best selves through their musical discoveries."

 

97068

West Linn, OR
(Portland)

Carole Bellinger

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels

Carole teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio, and at the homes of local students. No previous musical training is required. Carole teaches composition and arranging, and classical, orchestral, modern, pop, Celtic, folk, early, therapy, and religious music, and offers theory classes. Carole has an M.A. in Harp Performance from San Jose State University in California. She studied with Ms. Karen Thielen and Dr. Stephanie Janowski, and has been teaching since 2012.

 
Carole Bellinger

91328

Northridge, CA
(Los Angeles)

Stephanie Bennett

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels
(818) 377-4085 - www.harpworld.com

Stephanie teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio, as well as through Skype, FaceTime, and Zoom. She will also travel to the homes of local students. No previous musical training is required. She has both lever harps and pedal harps for rent to her students. Stephanie teaches all musical styles, specializing in arranging and improvisation. She offers recitals and harp ensembles for her students. She has a Bachelors of Music in Harp with High Distinction from the University of Michigan, and is a member of the Music Teacher's Association of California. She studied with Ruth Clark (a student of Salzedo) at UM. She also studied pop and jazz at the Dick Grove School of Music. She has been teaching since 1985.

"Finding your own creativity is emphasized. Music theory and ear-training are included in lessons."

 
Stephanie Bennett

02131

Boston, MA

Eduardo Betancourt

Lever and South American / Venezuelan harps - all levels

Eduardo teaches private lessons for children and adults at his studio. He also teaches through Skype, and will travel to the homes of local students. No previous musical training is required. Eduardo teaches South American, folk, and jazz music, as well as improvisation. He offers a harp ensemble for his students. Eduardo has 25 years of experience and teaches in Spanish as well as English.

 

75209

Dallas, TX

Barbara Biggers

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels

Barbara teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio. No previous musical training is required. She has both lever harps and pedal harps for rent to her students. Barbara teaches all styles, specializing in classical and orchestral music. She also offers recitals for her students. She studied at Cleveland Institute of Music and has been teaching since 1985.

 

68105

Omaha, NE

Mary Bircher

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels

Mary teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio, and at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and the Midwest Harp Festival. She also teaches through Skype. No previous musical training is required. She has both lever harps and pedal harps for rent to her students. Mary teaches all musical styles, and offers recitals, harp ensembles, and harp circles. She has a Bachelor's of Music in Harp Performance from the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University, and is a Certified Clinical Musician. She studied with Alice Chalifoux and Jeanne Chalifoux, and has been teaching since 1980.

"I have been the principal harpist of the Omaha Symphony since 1981."

 

91208

Glendale, CA
(Pasadena, Los Angeles)

Alison Bjorkedal

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels

Alison teaches private 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 both lever harps and pedal harps for rent to her students. Alison specializes in classical and modern music, and also teaches composition, arranging, improvisation, and orchestral, pop, early, religious, and therapy music. She offers recitals for her students. She has Bachelors and Masters degrees in Music, and a Doctor of Musical Arts.

"I emphasize a solid, healthy technique, with tips and strategies for effective practice to help you achieve your goals -- from a professional career to playing for personal enjoyment."

 
Alison Bjorkedal

60202

Chicago, IL

Annette Bjorling

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels

Annette teaches private and group lessons for children and adults at her studio, as well as through Skype. She teaches all levels of lever harp, and beginning and intermediate pedal harp. No previous musical training is required. She has lever harps for rent to her students. Besides teaching in English, she also teaches in German. Annette teaches all music styles, specializing in improvisation and klezmer music. She offers recitals, harp ensembles, harp circles, and theory classes. She occasionally overlaps students' lessons so they can play duets. She has a Diplom in Kluturpadagogik, which is similar to a Master's degree in cultural education. She studied with Liz Cifani, Rudiger Oppermann, Park Stickney, Kim Robertson, and Christoph Pampuch. She has been teaching since 1993.

"I am experienced and enjoy teaching harp for any level and age, beginners to advanced, young and adults. I teach many musical styles."

 
Annette Bjorling

02155

Medford, MA
(Boston)

Alison Blake

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels

Alison teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio. No previous musical training is required. Alison teaches all musical styles, specializing in classical and therapy music, and offers theory classes. She has MM in Harp Performance, GPD harp, and BM in Harp Performance, and has been teaching since 2010.

 

22042

Falls Church, VA

Elizabeth Blakeslee

Lever harp - beginning to intermediate
Pedal harp - all levels

Elizabeth teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio and at George Mason University. She also teaches through Skype. No previous musical training is required. Elizabeth teaches all musical styles, specializing in classical and orchestral music. She offers recitals, competitions, master classes and skills evaluations. She has Bachelors and Masters degrees in Music and has NCTM (MTNA) certification. She has been teaching since 1977.

"I am the second harpist in the National Symphony Orchestra."

 

27613

Raleigh, NC

Andrea Blanchfield

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels

Andrea teaches private and group lessons for children and adults at her studio, a church, and a community music school. She also teaches through Skype, and will travel to the homes of local students. No previous musical training is required. She has pedal harps and lever harps for rent to her students. Andrea teaches all musical styles, specializing in classical and Celtic music. She also teaches composition, arranging, improvisation and music theory. She offers spring and winter recitals and the Capital Harp Ensemble for her students to perform. Andrea has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Furman University, and is currently getting certified as a Clinical Musician for Music therapy. She studied with Elinor Neimisto and Anita Burroughs-Price, and has been teaching since 2010.

"Each lesson is designed around the student's strengths, goals and interests in music."

 

61820

Champaign, IL

Shirley Meyer Blankenship

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels

Shirley teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio and at the Univeristy of Illinois, Unit One Program. She also teaches through Skype. No previous musical training is required. Shirley teaches all musical styles and offers theory classes and rhythmic studies for her students. She has Bachelor's and Master's of Music degrees in piano, a Master's degree in theory, and a DMA in music compostition. She studied with Sr. Mary Angela and Charles Kleinsteuber, and has been teaching since 1961.

"For 9 years I taught harp and music theory at the University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois where I was Principal Harpist for the Champaign-Urbana Symphony. On my website is a section entitled: New: Shirley's Prodigious Legacy 70+ There you will find a lengthy bio with pictures and recordings that date back to 1953, as well as videos, scores and recordings."

 

BRITISH COLUMBIA
V6C 2C6

Vancouver, BC

Elizabeth Volpe Bligh

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels

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. Elizabeth also teaches through Skype, FaceTime, Zoom, and Messenger. 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."

 

13732

Apalachin, NY
(Binghampton, Elmira)

Meredith Kohn Bocek

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - beginning

Meredith teaches private and group lessons for teens 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. Meredith teaches all music styles, specializing in healing and meditation music. She offers harp ensembles, harp circles, and theory classes for her students. She studied with Alice Chalifoux and Jeanne Chalifoux and at the Potsdam School of Music, and has been teaching since 1978. She is certified through the Music for Healing and Transition Program (MHTP).

"My teaching involves simple theory, improvisation, and playing without music, as well as reading music. I really enjoy seeing students who begin to enjoy the freedom simple improvisation brings. Though I have no harp degrees, I have taken many workshops, particularly in Jazz. Also, I am completing my Music for Healing Transition Program certification."

 
Meredith Kohn Bocek

60559

Westmont, IL
(Chicagoland)

Lisa Boggess

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels

Lisa teaches private and group lessons for children and adults at her studio. No previous musical training is required. Lisa teaches all musical styles, specializing in classical and therapy music. She offers recitals and harp ensembles, and mentoring in the Harps for Healing therapeutic music program. She has a MALS degree in music from Valparaiso University, and is a Certified Clinical Musician. Lisa studied with Alice Chalifoux, Bridgett Stuckey Yowell, and Suzann Davids. She teaches the Salzedo Method, and has been teaching since 1995.

 

4000

Plovdiv, PL

Tsvetelina Borissova

Pedal harp - all levels
359 897 244510 - aidmission@yahoo.com

Tsvetelina teaches private lessons for children, teens, and college age students at a university, and at the homes of local students. No previous musical training is required. Tsvetelina teaches classical music and offers recitals and harp ensembles. She has a Master's degree in music, and studied with Zdravka Koleva. She teaches in Bulgarian and in English, and has been teaching since 1999.

 

07832

Columbia, NJ
(New York City)

Dominique Boyle

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels
(908) 475-1687 - harpee8@yahoo.com

Dominique 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. Dominique teaches all musical styles, specializing in classical and pop music. She also offers recitals and theory classes for her students. She has a Bachelor's of Music degree in harp performance, and has studied with Merynda Adam and Kathleen Bride. She has been teaching since 2001.

"I starting playing the harp at age 6 and fell in love with it. I love to share my love of the harp with others and love to teach what i have learned over the past 25 years of playing."

 

20850

Rockville, MD

Barbra Bailey Bradley

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - beginning

Barbra teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio. No previous musical training is required. She teaches all musical styles, specializing in classical music. Barbra also teaches arranging and music theory, and offers recitals for her students.

 

30152

Kennesaw GA
(Atlanta, Columbus)

Susan Bennett Brady

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels

Susan teaches private and group lessons for children and adults at her studio, as well as at CSU Schwob School of Music. She also teaches through Skype. No previous musical training is required. She has lever harps for rent to her students. Susan specializes in classical and orchestral music, and also teaches composition, arranging, and modern music. She offers harp ensembles, recitals, workshops, and camps for her students. She has a B.M and Artist's Diploma from Curtis Institute of Music, and studied with Marjorie Tyre and Marilyn Costello. She has been teaching since 1983.

"One of the largest private harp studios in the US, Susan's students have done it all; youth orchestra, college scholarship and competition winners, orchestra positions, teachers, Broadway, freelance. All school-age students participate in the renowned Atlanta Harp Ensemble. The AHE was selected as one of the top 3 harp ensembles in the US in 2014 and was featured at the 2014 AHS Conference in New Orleans.

 

0610

Te Atatu South, NZ

Lana Breed

Lever harp - beginning to intermediate
Pedal harp - all levels

Lana teaches private and group lessons for children and adults at her studio. She teaches on a pedal and lever harp. She also will travel to the homes of local students. No previous musical training is required. Lana teaches all styles of music, specializing in classical and Celtic music. She also teaches composition and music theory. She offers harp ensemble, harp circles, and recitals for her students. Lana studied at the Branch of the St. Petersburg Conservatory, Russia. She has been teaching since 1979 and teaches in Russian as well as in English. Lana also offers FREE LEARNING on the lever harp and music theory for especially gifted students! A preliminary interview is compulsory.

"I am very much enjoying the lessons with my students. Every student receives my full attention and dedication, and each lesson is full of enthusiasm and joy. Welcome!"

 

07871

Sparta, NJ

Debbie Brewin-Wilson

Lever harp - beginning to intermediate

Debbie teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio. No previous musical training is required. Debbie teaches Celtic and folk music, and music theory. She has been teaching since 1992.

"I love helping adult students pursue their dream of making music with the harp."

 

85260

Scottsdale, AZ

(Phoenix, Tempe)

Adrienne Bridgewater

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels

Adrienne teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio. No previous musical training is required. Adrienne teaches all music styles, specializing in classical and pop music. She offers recitals, harp ensembles, and a summer harp camp for her students. She has a Bachelor's of Music degree from ASU. She has studied with Carrol McLaughlin and Harvi Griffin. She has been teaching since 1987.

"Most of my students take a half hour lesson a week. Only the teenagers who are college bound seem to practice enough to warrant an hour lesson."

 
Adrienne Bridgewater

28401

Wilmington, NC

Christina Brier

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels

Christina teaches private and group lessons for children and adults at her studio, and at the University of North Carolina, Wilmington. No previous musical training is required. She has lever harps for rent to her students. Christina teaches classical, orchestral, pop, Celtic and folk music, as well as music theory. She offers recitals, harp circles, and harp ensembles for her students. Christina studied with Kathleen Bride and Jeanne Henderson, and has been teaching since 2007. She has a Masters in harp performance from Eastman School of Music, and a Certification in Community Music Teaching.

 

94805

Richmond, CA

Lyndal Bronwyn

Lever harp - beginning to intermediate

Lyndal 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. Lyndal specializes in Celtic and therapy music, and also teaches improvisation, pop and folk music. She graduated from the Music for Transition and Healing program in 1996 and plays healing harp at the bedside. She is mostly self-taught with the Sylvia Woods Method, and has studied with Laurie Goldstein and Joel Andrews. She has been teaching since 2011.

"I have played professional gigs and healing harp at the bedside. I love to help you play the music you LOVE!! I can bring faery magic for children and ease and fun in playing with adults just getting started."

 
Lyndal Bronwyn

29209

Columbia, SC
(Charleston SC, Palm Beach FL)

Nina Brooks

Lever and wire-strung harps - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels
(561) 358-4441 - www.harpsong.webnode.com

Nina 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. Nina specializes in classical and folk music, and also teaches orchestral, Celtic, early, and religious music. She offers recitals, harp ensembles, and harp circles. She has a Master's in Music with emphasis in Harp, and is presently the National Music Chm., National League of American PEN Women. She is certified in the Suzuki method. She studied with Mildred Dilling, Betty Roth, and Daphne Hellman, and has been teaching since 1981.

"Teaching is very special for me when noticing that a student is progressing and eager."

 

27265

High Point, NC

Kristen Bruce

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels

Kristen teaches private and group lessons for children and adults at her studio, as well as through Skype. No previous musical training is required. Kristen teaches music theory to her students. She has Bachelors and Masters degrees in Harp, and has been teaching since 2014.

"Kristen's pedagogical approach focuses on musicality and proper technique to create the best sound possible, and values each student's individual learning style and goals."

 

52404

Cedar Rapids, IA
(Iowa City, Cedar Falls)

Gretchen Brumwell

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels

Gretchen teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio, and at the University of Northern Iowa, Coe College, and Orchestra Iowa School. She also teaches through Skype and Google Hangouts. No previous musical training is required. Gretchen teaches all music styles, and offers recitals and harp ensembles. She has a Master's of Music in Harp Performance from Rice University, and has been teaching since 1992. She studied with Paula Page, Alice Chalifoux, and Mary Bircher. Gretchen is the Principal Harpist of Orchestra Iowa.

 
Gretchen Brumwell

30009

Alpharetta, GA
(Lilburn)

Kelly Stewart Brzozowski

Lever and triple-strung harps - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels

Kelly teaches private lessons for children and adults at her home studio in Lilburn and at the Atlanta Harp Center in Alpharetta. She also teaches through Skype. No previous musical training is required. Kelly teaches all musical styles, specializing in classical and Celtic music. She also teaches arranging, improvisation, and music theory and offers recitals, harp ensembles, and performance opportunities for her students. She has a BMUS in performance and MDip in traditional musicology and triple harp. She has been teaching since 1995.

 

78240

San Antonio, TX

Laurie Buchanan

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels
(210) 691-2988 - harpcatmom7@gmail.com

Laurie teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio, and at the International Academy of Music at Crown Ridge. New students must be able to read piano music. Laurie specializes in classical and orchestral music, and also teaches arranging, improvisation, and modern, pop, Celtic, Folk, early, religious and therapy music. She offers recitals and harp ensembles. She has a Bachelors of Music in Harp Performance and Pedagogy from the Eastman School of Music. She studied with Eileen Malone and Marcel Grandjany, and has been teaching since 1960.

 

97754

Prineville, OR
(Redmond)

Sally Burger

Lever harp - beginning to intermediate

Sally 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. Sally specializes in Celtic music and also teaches composition and classical and therapy music. She offers recitals and theory classes for her students. She has a BA in Music Performance from the University of Oregon, and she belongs to the Oregon Music Teachers Association. She studied with Ardy Maddox, and has been teaching since 1999.

"We have a group workshop once a month for piano and harp students. I have been teaching music in the public schools, and private lessons for 25 years."

 

94305

Palo Alto, CA

Brittany Hicken Burns

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels

Brittany teaches private and group lessons for children and adults at her studio, as well as through Skype. No previous musical training is required. Brittany specializes classical and orchestral music, and also teaches modern, pop, and religious music. She offers recitals and theory classes for her students. She has a Bachelors of Music and a Masters of Music, and has been teaching since 2006. She studied with Susan Jolles and Deborah Hoffman.