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Arizona Teachers

Arizona Teachers

Here is a list of our harp teachers in Arizona 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


85021
Phoenix, AZ

(Sun City, Peoria)
Daniela Tauchmann - lever harp and pedal harp - all levels
info@harp-dreams.com - www.harp-dreams.com
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 student. 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 an, Christina Tourin, and has been teaching since 2006.
85202
Mesa, AZ

(Chandler, Tempe)
Jill Pack - lever harp and pedal harp - all levels
(480) 831-2228 -
weddingharpist@yahoo.com - www.jillpack.com
Jill teaches private lessons at her studio, as well as through Skype.
85250
Scottsdale, AZ

(Greater Phoenix Area)
Karen Miller - lever harp and 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 and pedal harp - all levels
(914) 299-9962 -
adrienne.knauer@gmail.com - www.adrienneknauer.com
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."

85260
Scottsdale, AZ

(Phoenix,
Tempe)
Adrienne Bridgewater - lever harp and pedal harp - all levels
(480) 443-1164 -
harpbyadrienne@gmail.com - www.adriennebridgewater.com
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."

85295
Gilbert, AZ

(Mesa,
Phoenix)
Gayla Smith - lever harp and pedal harp â€" beginning and intermediate levels
gaylaharp@gmail.com
Gayla teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio, specializing in teaching children. 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.
85296
Gilbert, AZ

(Chandler, Mesa)
Alla Yashneva - lever harp and pedal harp - all levels
(602) 206-5231 -
alla@russianharp.com - www.russianharp.com
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."

85297
Gilbert, AZ

Kathryn Peterson - all levels of lever harp, and beginning to intermediate pedal harp
(480) 440-9165 -
kathryntheharpist@gmail.com - www.kathryntheharpist.com
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."

85338
Goodyear, AZ

Kellie Barnard - lever harp and pedal harp - beginners
(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 - beginning to intermediate lever harp and beginning to advanced pedal harp
(602) 330-1729 -
passionateharpist@gmail.com
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 and 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 and pedal harp - all levels
(520) 909-2723 -
forharp@earthlink.net - www.rebeccaforeman.com
Rebecca teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio, as well as at a grammar 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. 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."

NEIGHBORING STATES

91765
Diamond Bar, CA

(Pasadena, Anaheim)
Cynthia Artish - lever harp and pedal harp - all levels
(909) 861-6760 -
harp@cynthiaartish.com - www.cynthiaartish.com
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."