Arizona Teachers

Please see our main Harp Teacher List 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 through Skype, FaceTime, Zoom or other online programs

Teaches both lever and pedal harp

Teaches only lever harp

Teaches only pedal harp

Teaches all ages

Teaches only children and teens

Teaches only teens and adults


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

85021

Phoenix, AZ

(Sun City, Peoria)

Daniela Tauchmann

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels

Daniela 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. Daniela specializes in improvisation and therapy music, and also teaches composition and arranging, and classical, pop, Celtic, folk, and religious music. She offers a harp circle for her students. Besides teaching in English, she also teaches in German. She has a Master's in Music Education and is a Certified Harp Therapy Practitioner through the International Harp Therapy Program. She studied with Eva Kausch, Veronika Ponzer and, Christina Tourin, and has been teaching since 2006.

 

85202

Mesa, AZ

(Chandler, Tempe)

Jill Pack

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels

Jill teaches private lessons at her studio, as well as through Skype.

 

85250

Scottsdale, AZ

(Greater Phoenix Area)

Karen Miller

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels
(602) 616-3645 - azharplady@gmail.com

Karen teaches private group lessons for children and adults at Mesa Public Schools. No previous musical training is required. Karen specializes in classical and orchestral music, and also teaches modern, pop, folk, Renaissance / Early, and Christian and religious music. She offers recitals for her students. She has a Bachelor's in Instrumental Music Education, and a Master's of Music in Harp Performance Pedagogy. She also has an Early Childhood Music Endorsement. She has studied with Mary Johnston, Ester McLaughlin and Suzanne Balderston. She has been teaching since 1974.

"I love teaching harp and sharing the joy of playing the harp with my students!"

 

85257

Phoenix, AZ

Adrienne Knauer

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels

Adrienne teaches private and group lessons for children and adults at her studio, and also at the homes of local students. No previous musical training is required. She has lever harps and pedal harps for rent to her students. Adrienne teaches all musical styles, and offers recitals for her students. She has an MM in Harp Performance from Temple University, a BA in Music from Penn State, and a Professional Performance Certificate in Harp from Penn State. She studied with Elizabeth Hainen, Ruth Hunter, Alyssa Reit, and Lois Colin, and has been teaching since 2011.

"My approach is to have a student develop a strong foundation of skills necessary to bring on more difficult challenges. My goal is to not only teach music lessons, but to teach problem solving skills and improve a student's focus. I have an intuitive style of teaching where I can recognize the skills a specific student needs to work on and can assign music based on these needs."

 
Adrienne Knauer

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

85295

Gilbert, AZ

(Mesa, Phoenix)

Gayla Smith

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels

Gayla teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio, specializing in teaching children. She also teaches through Skype. Gayla teaches all musical styles, and offers recitals for her students. She has Bachelor's of Music in harp performance, and has been teaching since 1995.

 
Gayla Smith

85296

Gilbert, AZ

(Chandler, Mesa)

Alla Yashneva

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels

Alla teaches private and group lessons for children and adults at her studio and at a school. 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. Alla specializes in classical and orchestral music, and also teaches composition, arranging, and improvisation, and modern, pop, Celtic, therapy and religious music. She offers recitals, harp ensembles, and theory classes. She has BA and MA degrees in Harp Performance and Education, and has been teaching since 1981. She studied with Marianna Sholokhova (former student of Ksenia Erdely) and Natalya Dobretsova.

"The motto of my teaching philosophy is "Music is for everyone." Anyone who has the desire to learn and play an instrument should have the opportunity to do it."

 
Alla Yashneva

85297

Gilbert, AZ

Kathryn Peterson

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - beginning to intermediate

Kathryn teaches private and group lessons for children and adults at her studio. She will also travel to the homes of local students. No previous musical training is required. Kathryn teaches all music styles, and offers recitals for her students. She has a Minor in Music from Brigham Young University, and a Master's Degree in Learning Sciences from Utah State University. She studied with Julie Keyes, and has been teaching since 2005.

"Because of my studies of both music and learning theory, I am able to cater my instruction to children and adults alike. I offer a free trial lesson to anyone interested in learning more about the harp."

 
Kathryn Peterson

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.

 

85383

Peoria, AZ

Abigail Raber

Lever harp - beginning to intermediate
Pedal harp - beginning to advanced

Abigail teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio. No previous musical training is required. She teaches classical, pop, and religious music, and also composition and arranging. Abigail has been teaching since 2015 and offers recitals for her students.

"I love to create an encouraging environment for my students. If my students want, I give them candy and stickers as motivation to continue to work hard. Establishing a good relationship and growing their love for the harp is my highest priority as a teacher."

 

85704

Tucson, AZ

Patricia Adams Harris

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels
(520) 297-5221 - tucharpist@aol.com

Patricia teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio, specializing in teaching adults and seniors. No previous musical training is required. She has lever harps for rent to her students. Patricia teaches all musical styles, specializing in classical music. She has a Bachelor's of Music Education and a Master's of Music degree, and has been teaching since 1962.

"I love to teach. It is a passion of mine to encourage students!"

 

85704

Tucson, AZ

Rebecca Foreman

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels

Rebecca teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio, as well as at a grammar school. She also teaches through FaceTime and Zoom. She will travel to the homes of local students. No previous musical training is required. She has lever harps for rent to her students. Rebecca teaches all musical styles, specializing in classical and orchestral music. She offers recitals and harp ensembles. She has Bachelors and Masters degrees in Harp Performance from the University of Southern California, and is a certified K-12 Music Educator in Arizona. She studied with Susann McDonald and Jo Ann Turovsky, and has been teaching since 1984.

"I assist my students in the development of a solid technical foundation, expressive musical skills, and a sound understanding of music theory. I was the Associate Professor of Harp at ASU from 2000-2007."

 

85715

Tucson, AZ

Victoria Gonzalez

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels

Victoria teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio, and at St. Paul's United Methodist Church. She teaches through Skype and Zoom, and will also travel to the homes of local students. No previous musical training is required. She has lever harps for rent to her students. Victoria teaches all musical styles, specializing in classical, modern, and Celtic music. She teaches arranging, and offers harp ensembles for her students. She studied with Dr. Carrol McLaughlin, Kelly Harris, Dr. Rachel Green, Dr. Christine Vivona, and Dr. Michelle Gott. She will be graduating with a Bachelor of Music in Spring 2021. She has been teaching since 2014.

"Students have the opportunity to engage in private lessons and harp ensemble. My goal is to support students with their personal music goals while giving them the best foundation and progress that I can."

 

Neighboring States

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