California 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 California organized by zip code.

90012

Los Angeles, CA
(Santa Clarita, Orange County)

Dr. Jane Ferruzzo

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

Jane teaches private and group lessons for children and adults at her studio, music stores, churches, and schools. She also teaches through Skype. She will travel to the homes of local students. No previous musical training is required. Jane teaches all music styles, specializing in classical and pop music. She offers recitals, harp circles, and theory classes for her students. Besides teaching in English, she also teaches in German. She has a Diploma of Orchestral Music, Masters of Fine Arts, and Doctorate of Musical Arts, with minor in Music Education. She has been teaching since 2000.

"All ages welcome; all styles taught. I will help you achieve your musical goals and find your unique strength by tailoring the lessons to your individual needs."

 
Dr. Jane Ferruzzo

90016

Los Angeles, CA

Madison Calley

Lever harp - beginning to intermediate
Pedal harp - all levels

Madison 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. Madison teaches all musical styles, specializing in classical, orchestral, modern and pop music. She studied with Jeanne Chalifoux, and has been teaching since 2016.

"Start before you're ready, because everything you want in life is on the other side of fear."

 

90049

Los Angeles, CA
(Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo)

Marcia Dickstein

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels

Marcia teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio and at Westmont College. She also teaches through Skype. No previous musical training is required. She has pedal harps for rent to her students. Marcia teaches all musical styles, specializing in classical and folk music. She offers recitals and theory classes for her students. She has Bachelors and Masters degrees in Music.

 

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

90065

Los Angeles, CA

Shawna Selline

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels

Shawna teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio, as well as at various schools. She also gives lessons through Skype. She will travel to local students' homes for lessons. No previous musical training is required. She has lever harps for rent to her students. Shawna specializes in Celtic music and has been teaching since 1985.

 
Shawna Selline

90630

Cypress, CA
(Los Angeles)

Linda-Rose Hembreiker

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels

Linda-Rose teaches private and group lessons for children and adults at her studio, as well as through Skype. She teaches at the Young Musicians Foundation, a non-profit that funds teaching artists who teach in various LAUSD schools and at the Wilshire Blvd Temple for Koreatown-area children. No previous musical training is required. She has lever harps for rent to her students. Linda-Rose teaches all musical styles, specializing in classical and orchestral music. She offers recitals, harp ensembles, and theory classes for her students. She has BM, MM, and DMA degrees in Harp Performance with minors in Music Theory.

"All ages and levels welcome."

 

90805

Long Beach, CA
(Los Angeles, Orange County)

Ellie Choate

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels

Ellie teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio and at CSU Long Beach, CSU Fullerton, and UC Irvine. She also gives lessons through Skype. No previous musical training is required. She specializes in classical and pop music, but also teaches arranging and orchestral, Celtic, and folk music. Ellie has a Bachelors of Arts degree in piano performance and an Masters of Arts in harp performance. She has been teaching since 1980.

"I devise an individual course of study for each learner, choosing music of various genres according to the musical abilities and needs of the individual. I frequently write arrangements that are geared to the learner's musical taste and ability."

 
Ellie Choate

90805

Long Beach, CA
(W. Los Angeles, Pasadena)

Jillian Risigari-Ga

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels

Jillian teaches private and group lessons for children and adults at her studio, as well as through Skype. She also teaches at The Lesson Lab, Claremont Community School of Music, and Pacific Atlantic Harps in Pasadena. No previous musical training is required. She has lever harps for rent to her students. Jillian teaches all music styles, specializing in classical and orchestral music. She offers recitals, harp ensembles, harp circles, and theory classes for her students. She has Bachelors of Music and Masters of Fine Arts degrees in Harp Performance. She studied with Marcia Dickstein, Paul Baker and Susan Allen, and has been teaching since 2004.

"I enjoy teaching all ages and levels. As a teacher, I make sure to make my students' needs a priority as well as create a curriculum to each individual based off of what the student would like to learn."

 
Jillian Risigari-Ga

91001

Altadena, CA
(La Canada, Pasadena)

Kate Loughrey

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels

Kate teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio. No previous musical training is required. Kate teaches all music styles, specializing in classical and jazz. She offers recitals and ABRSM Harp and Theory Exam prep. She has a Masters of Music degree from Peabody Conservatory and an FRSM (Fellow of the Royal Schools of Music) degree. She studied with Carrol McLaughlin, Ruth Inglefield, and Joann Turovsky.

 
Kate Loughrey

91016

Monrovia, CA
(Los Angeles, Pasadena)

Bonnie Mohr

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels

Bonnie teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio, and at Azusa Pacific University and Cal Poly Pomona. She also teaches through Skype. No previous musical training is required. She has lever harps for rent to her students. Bonnie teaches all music styles, specializing in classical, pop, Celtic, religious and therapy music. She also teaches improvisation and arranging. She offers recitals, harp ensembles, and the Certificate of Merit program to her students. She has a Masters in Harp Music Performance and a California Teaching Credential. Bonnie is the author of several books: Colorful Adventures on the Harp, Colorful Christmas Carols, and Mohr Adventures on the Harp, Book 2. She has been teaching since 1984.

 
Bonnie Mohr

91016

Monrovia, CA

Aedan MacDonnell

Lever harp - all levels

Aedan teaches private and group lessons for children and adults at her studio and at a music store. She also teaches through Skype. She teaches lever harp and wire-strung harp. No previous musical training is required. She has lever harps for rent to her students. Aedan specializes in teaching Celtic and healing/meditation music, as well as folk music, arranging, and improvisation. She has studied with Deborah Friou, Maire ni Chathasaigh, and the Cairde na Cruite harp center in Ireland. She has been teaching since 2000.

"Lessons are tailored for the student; we go at your speed. I teach to read music and play by ear. Basic music theory is also incorporated into the lessons in way that's fun and easy to understand."

 
Aedan MacDonnell

91024

Sierra Madre, CA
(Pasadena, Arcadia)

Melanie Podley

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels

Melanie 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. Melanie teaches arranging and improvisation, and classical, orchestral, modern, pop, jazz, Celtic folk, early, and religious music. She offers theory classes and opportunities to perform as interested. She has a B.A. in Music Education and Music Applied, and a California Multiple Subject Teaching Credential. She has been teaching since 2005.

 

91104

Pasadena, CA

Carolyn Sykes

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels

Carolyn teaches private lessons for children and adults at the Pacific Harps Studio and Showroom, as well as through Skype. No previous musical training is required. She has both lever harps and pedal harps for rent to her students. Carolyn teaches all music styles, specializing in classical and jazz music. She offers recitals, harp ensembles, harp circles, and theory classes for her students. She has a Masters of Fine Arts degree in Harp Performance, and has been teaching since 1977.

"My teaching philosophy includes finding the joy in learning and playing the harp, while developing the skills, tools and knowledge to do so to the best of your ability. Learn on your favorite music!"

 
Carolyn Sykes

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

91214

La Crescenta, CA
(Los Angeles, Glendale)

Angela Tarbet Knowlton

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - intermediate level
(818) 957-8432 - angknow@aol.com

Angela teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio. No previous musical training is required. Angela teaches all musical styles, specializing in classical and pop music. She offers recitals. She has a BA in Music, Harp Performance, and has been teaching since 1975.

"I love sharing my musical knowledge and skills, hoping to inspire my students to strive to do their best and deepen their own appreciation for the harp and the vast world of music. I play regularly at my church, using my lever harp while directing our choir. I love to sing and play together. I also teach piano and voice lessons to all ages."

 

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

91350

Santa Clarita, CA
(San Fernando Valley, Antelope Valley)

Abby Pikop McMillen

Lever harp - beginning
Pedal harp - beginning
(661) 993-3384 - jasonandabby@gmail.com

Abby teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio. Piano or music reading preferred for new students, but not required. She has both lever harps and pedal harps for rent to her students. Abby teaches all musical styles, and has been teaching since 2001.

 

91351

Canyon Country, CA

Elizabeth Huston

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels
(360) 305-7825 - EHharpist@gmail.com

Elizabeth teaches private and group lessons for children and adults at her studio in Canyon Country, CA (a suburb of Los Angeles). She also teaches through Skype. No previous musical training is required. Elizabeth teaches all musical styles, specializing in classical and pop. She offers recitals, harp ensembles and theory classes for her students. She has a Masters of Music degree, and is Suzuki Certified. She studied with Elizabeth Hainen, Heidi Lehwalder, Jill Whitman and Judy Loman, and has been teaching since 2003.

"I teach all levels, ages, and styles, both in studio and through Skype. I hold my students to high standards, but also insist that we have fun!"

 

91364

Woodland Hills, CA
(Los Angeles, Ventura County)

Michelle Whitson Stone

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels

Michelle 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. Michelle teaches all music styles, specializing in classical and pop music. She offers recitals and harp ensembles for her students. She studied Music at the University of Kansas and has continued her studies through the Berklee School of Music and Moorpark College. She plans to ultimately pursue a Masters in Music Education. She studied with Dr. Carrol McLaughlin, Stella Castelucci and Harvi Griffin, and has been teaching since 1998.

"I enjoy teaching students of all ages and backgrounds. Getting to know each student individually and learning their particular learning style is a fascinating process to me."

 
Michelle Whitson Stone

91384

Greater Los Angeles Area, CA

Emma Frost Rostykus

Lever harp - beginning and intermediate
Pedal harp - all levels

Emma teaches private lessons for children and adults through Zoom, FaceTime, and 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. Emma teaches all musical styles, specializing in classical, jazz, and folk music. She also teaches improvisation and music theory. She studied with Jill Whitman, Mark Andersen, and Alison Bjorkedal. Emma has the following degrees: a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Arts (songwriting and performance), and a Masters Degree of Fine Arts in Performance and Composition from California Institute of the Arts. She has been teaching since 2018.

"Anything you desire to play can be learned on the harp! I believe in each student's unique learning ability and creative inspiration and do my best to guide you and add more fuel to your fire of musicianship!"

 
Emma Frost Rostykus

91505

Burbank, CA
(Los Angeles, Glendale)

Katrina Saroyan

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels

Katrina 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. Katrina teaches all musical styles, specializing in improvisation and classical music. She has played professionally for 25 years and has been teaching since 1985.

"I have worked steadily as a professional harpist in the greater Los Angeles area for 25 years. I have taught over 1,000 students with 25 years of experience as a teacher."

 

91604

Studio City, CA
(Los Angeles)

Maria Casale

Pedal harp - intermediate to professional levels

Maria teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio and at Pepperdine University. She does not teach beginners. Maria teaches classical, orchestral, modern, and religious music. She has Bachelors of Arts and Masters of Music degrees.

 

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

91941

San Diego, CA
(Temecula CA, Tijuana, Mexico)

Tasha Smith Godinez

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels

Tasha teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio, as well as through Skype. No previous musical training is required. She has both lever harps and pedal harps for rent to her students. As well as teaching in English, she also teaches in Spanish. Tasha teaches all musical styles, specializing in classical and modern music. She offers recitals, harp ensembles, theory classes, and a Summer Chamber Music Camp. She has Bachelors and Masters degrees in Harp Performance, and a Performance Diploma, Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris, France. She studied with Isabelle Perrin and Susan Allen, and has been teaching since 2007.

 
Tasha Smith Godinez

92010

Carlsbad, CA
(Encinitas, Vista)

Kate Loughrey

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels

Kate teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio. No previous musical training is required. Kate teaches all music styles, specializing in classical and jazz. She offers recitals and ABRSM Harp and Theory Exam prep. She has a Master's of Music degree from Peabody Conservatory and an FRSM (Fellow of the Royal Schools of Music) degree. She studied with Carrol McLaughlin, Ruth Inglefield, and Joann Turovsky.

 
Kate Loughrey

92037

La Jolla, CA
(San Diego)

Chiara Capobianco

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels

Chiara teaches private and group lessons for children and adults at her studios in La Jolla and in San Diego. She offers online lessons through Skype, Zoom, Messenger, and WhatsApp. She'll also travel to the homes of local students. No previous musical training is required. She has lever harps for rent to her students. Chiara teaches all musical styles, specializing in classical, modern, pop, and Celtic music. She also teaches composition, arranging, improvisation, and music theory. She has a Harp master degree from the conservatory of music in Milan, Italy. Chiara teaches in English, Spanish, Italian and German, and has been teaching since 2000.

 
Chiara Capobianco

92264

Palm Springs, CA
(Palm Desert, Hemet)

Dr. Vanessa Sheldon

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels

Vanessa teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio and at the College of the Desert and Mt. San Jacinto College. She also teaches through Skype. No previous musical training is required. She has lever harps for rent to her students. Vanessa teaches all musical styles, specializing in classical and Celtic music. She offers theory classes for her students. She has Bachelor's, Master's and Doctorate of Musical Arts degrees. She is a member of the College Music Society, and Music Teachers National Association. She studied with Carrol McLaughlin, Linda Wood Rollo, Susan Allen and Stephanie Osborne, and has been teaching since 1997.

"I will personalize our curriculum depending on your experience level, needs, and desires and look forward to helping you in your musical journey!"

 

92399

Yucaipa, CA

Lisa Baker

Lever harp - beginning to intermediate
Pedal harp - beginning to intermediate
(760) 271-4047 - lisalbaker11@gmail.com

Lisa teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio. She also teaches through FaceTime and Google Meet. 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."

 

92503

Riverside, CA
(Chino)

Harp4all Music Conservatory

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels

Sara Chasse teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio, and will travel to the homes of local students. No previous musical training is required. Sara specializes in classical and Celtic music, and also teaches orchestral, folk, and therapy music. She offers recitals, harp ensembles, and piano theory for her students. She has an A.A. in Music, and a Piano Performance Certificate. She is a member of the American College of Musicians. She studied with Susan McDonald, Ellie Choate and Elizabeth Richter. Sara began Harp4all Music Conservatory, Inc. in 2005 and primarily teaches youth. Her school teaches foundations of music through performance and theory.

 
Harp4all Music Conservatory

92604

Irvine, CA
(Santa Ana, Foster City)

Alexandra Perdew

Lever harp - beginning to intermediate
Pedal harp - all levels

Alexandra teaches private and group lessons for children and adults at her studio, and at various schools. She also teaches through Skype. No previous musical training is required. Alexandra specializes in classical and orchestral music, and also teaches modern, pop, jazz, and improvisation. She offers recitals, harp ensembles, and theory classes for her students. Besides teaching in English, she also teaches in French. She has a Bachelor's of Arts in Music Performance, and a Master's of Music in Orchestral Studies. She studied with Edward Druzinsky, Sarah Bullen and Sally Maxwell, and has been teaching since 1998.

"I approach each student as an individual with their own inspirations and their own unique physical abilities. Each student learns theory, musicianship, performing, and to find their own voice."

 
Alexandra Perdew

92630

Lake Forest, CA

Donna Rickard

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels

Donna teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio, as well as through Skype, FaceTime, and Google Duo. No previous musical training is required. Donna teaches all music styles, and offers recitals, harp ensembles, harp circles, and theory classes for her students.

"My main passion is sharing my love for the harp and my knowledge with others - - young and old. Lessons are tailored to the aspirations and abilities of each student."

 
Donna Rickard

92673

San Clemente, CA
(Dana Point, Laguna Niguel)

Wendy Smith

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - beginning to intermediate

Wendy 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. Wendy teaches arranging and improvisation, and most musical styles. She offers recitals for her students. She studied with Susann McDonald and Grace Follett (who was a student of Carlos Salzedo). She has a certificate from Susann McDonald's Summer Harp Institute. She has been teaching since 1982.

"Each harp student is unique and precious! Therefore I enjoy creating a study of the harp that helps each student reach their full potential and dreams."

 

92833

Fullerton, CA

Hee Jin Yoon

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels

Hee Jin 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. Hee Jin specializes in classical and orchestral music, and also teaches modern, pop, and religious music. She offers recitals and harp ensembles.

 

92882

Corona, CA

Alfredo Rolando Ortiz

Lever, South American and Paraguayan harps - intermediate to professional
Pedal harp - intermediate to professional

Alfredo teaches private lessons for children and adults at his studio. No previous musical training is required. He teaches Latin music, South American music, improvisation, and special effects for all harps. Alfredo is a medical doctor with specialized studies in Music Therapy and Sensory-Motor Learning. He has performed and presented workshops and master classes at many international harp events, including the World Harp Congress, American Harp Society Conferences, and others. He has been teaching since about 1966, and teaches in Spanish and Italian, as well as English.

 
Alfredo Rolando Ortiz

93030

Oxnard, CA

Lauren Roerich

Lever harp - beginning to intermediate
Pedal harp - beginning

Lauren 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. Lauren teaches classical and pop music, and music theory. She has been teaching since 2012.

"I'm very passionate about musical education as it has taught me determination and dedication. I believe that everyone should have the opportunity to enjoy and express themselves through music! I'm very open to be flexible to your goals."

 

93065

Simi Valley, CA
(Los Angeles, Thousand Oaks)

Elaine Litster

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels
(818) 383-0978 - harplits@earthlink.net

Elaine teaches private and group lessons for children and adults at her studio and at schools. No previous musical training is required. Elaine teaches all music styles, and offers recitals and harp ensembles for her students. She has a Master's degree in Urban Planning from UCLA. She is the principal harpist in an orchestra, and gives presentations of ensemble music at national conferences. She studied with DeWayne Fulton, Sarah Bullen, Paul Hurst and Susie Hussong, and has been teaching since 1990.

"I conduct the Holiday Harp Extravaganza (a gathering of 20+ harps) for the Los Angeles Chapter of the American Harp Society. I freelance throughout Southern California and have several recordings."

 
Elaine Litster

93103

Santa Barbara, CA

Rebekah Scogin

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels

Rebekah teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio. 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. Rebekah teaches all musical styles, and offers recitals, harp ensembles, and theory classes for her students.

"I have a grad degree in music performance. I specialize in teaching people how to overcome fear of performing."

 

93103

Santa Barbara, CA

Valerie Saint Martin

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels

Valerie 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. Valerie teaches classical, orchestral, modern, pop, Celtic, early and religious music, as well as arranging and Music Theory. She has been teaching since 1980, and teaches in both English and French. Valerie studied with Pierre Jamet. She has the following degrees and certifications: Harp, Chamber Music, Sight Reading Gold Medals from the C.N.R of St Maur, Singing Gold Medal and Music Theory Diploma.

"I teach both lever and pedal harp. Children can start from age six on the lever harp. Beginners will first learn to familiarize with the instrument and learn the basic position with very simple but fun exercises. My experience as a harp teacher started when I was in my teens. I have taught privately and in music schools in France and the UK prior to moving to California."

 
Valerie Saint Martin

93105

Santa Barbara, CA
(Los Angeles, San Luis Obispo)

Marcia Dickstein

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels

Marcia teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio and at Westmont College. She also teaches through Skype. No previous musical training is required. She has pedal harps for rent to her students. Marcia teaches all musical styles, specializing in classical and folk music. She offers recitals and theory classes for her students. She has Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Music.

 

93109

Santa Barbara, CA
(Goleta, Ventura)

Lynette Johnson

Lever harp - all levels

Lynette teaches private lessons for teens and adults at her studio, as well as through Skype. She will also travel to the homes of local students. Some previous music reading is required, preferably piano and bass and treble clefs. She has lever harps for rent to her students. Lynette specializes in classical, Impressionist, and Celtic music, and also teaches composition, arranging, and improvisation, and early, religious and therapy music. She offers a harp circle and theory classes for her students. Besides teaching in English, she also teaches in French. She was a Music Minor at UCSB, and has won awards for her original compositions. She studied with Marcia Dickstein in Los Angeles and Rebekka Scogin in Santa Barbara. She has been teaching since 1998.

"I like to focus on good technique, while still addressing each individual's needs; good technique early on gives greater satisfaction for a student's overall accomplishment. Attention to relaxation. For advanced students, I have repertoire that teaches and uses lever changes, for a broader chromatic interest."

 

93121

Santa Barbara, CA
(Ventura, Monterey)

Laurie Rasmussen

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - beginning to intermediate

Laurie teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio and at a music store. She also teaches through Skype, FaceTime, Zoom, and GoogleDuo. No previous musical training is required. She has both lever harps and pedal harps for rent to her students. . Laurie specializes in Celtic and folk music, and also teaches arranging and improvisation, and classical, orchestral, and pop music. She offers recitals for her students. Besides teaching in English, she also teaches in Italian. She has been teaching since 1989.

 
Laurie Rasmussen

93292

Visalia, CA
(Hanford, Fresno)

Wendy LeBlanc

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels

Wendy 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. Wendy teaches all musical styles, and offers recitals and harp circles for her students. She studied with Suzanne Balderston and Ann Hobson Pilot, and has been teaching since 1998.

"I specialize in children with special needs and autism, adhd, and other ASD's and learning disabilities, as well as music therapy."

 

93311

Bakersfield, CA

Jaye Emrys

Lever and cross-strung harps - beginning to intermediate

Jaye 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. Jaye teaches composition, arranging and improvisation, folk and early music, and offers theory classes. She has been teaching since 1987.

"I emphasize relaxation and working with your body. I also teach learning music organically, learning to learn larger and larger chunks like chords as integral units to make learning easier. I like to make learning easy and fun."

 

93401

San Luis Obispo, CA

Jan Walters

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

Jan 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. Jan teaches all musical styles, specializing in classical, folk and early music. She also teaches arranging, improvisation, and music theory, and offers recitals and harp ensembles for her students. Jan has studied with Lou Anne Neil and Ann Griffiths. She has taken workshops with Nancy Allen, Osian Ellis, Mildred Dilling, Catherine Gotthoffer, Suzanne Balderston, and Andrew Lawrence King. She has been teaching since 1990 and has the following degrees and certifications: BFA, Harp Performance (CalArts), Advanced Course Certificate (RAM), MAT TESOL (USC).

"I teach in a relaxed, supportive atmosphere so as to inspire my students to enjoy learning and playing the harp. I focus on a sound technique which can be applied to any type of harp or music genre."

 

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.

 

93442

Morro Bay, CA

Beverly Arnold

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels

Beverly teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio, as well as through Zoom. No previous musical training is required. Beverly teaches all musical styles, specializing in classical and pop music. She has a Double Bachelor of Art degree in Harp Performance and Organ Performance, and has been teaching since 2008. Beverly studied with Dr. Cheryl Dungan-Cunningham, Dr. Nan Gullo of Eastman School of Music, and Penny Beavers.

"Harp is a gift to those who play as well as those who listen."

 

93614

Coarsegold, CA
(Fresno)

Ellie Choate

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels

Ellie teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio and at CSU Long Beach, CSU Fullerton, and UC Irvine. She also gives lessons through Skype. No previous musical training is required. She specializes in classical and pop music, but also teaches arranging and orchestral, Celtic, and folk music. Ellie has a Bachelors of Arts degree in piano performance and an Masters of Arts in harp performance. She has been teaching since 1980.

"I devise an individual course of study for each learner, choosing music of various genres according to the musical abilities and needs of the individual. I frequently write arrangements that are geared to the learner's musical taste and ability."

 
Ellie Choate

93728

Fresno, CA

Laura Porter

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels
(559) 903-3747 - harpporter@aol.com

Laura teaches private and group lessons for children and adults at her studio, as well as at the homes of local students. She also teaches at University High School and Fresno Pacific University. No previous musical training is required. She has lever harps for rent to her students. Laura teaches all music styles, specializing in classical, orchestral and Celtic music. She offers harp ensembles, recitals, and harp circles for her students, and also teaches arranging, improvisation and music theory. She has a Master's degree and is a MTAC member. She studied with Nancy Allen, Catherine Michel, JoAnn Turovsky, and Anne Adams, and has been teaching since 1980.

"I employ an approach of mutual respect, and ask and guide students to be goal-oriented in their work."

 

94025

Menlo Park, CA
(Palo Alto)

Carol Holsinger

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - beginning to intermediate

Carol 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. Carol teaches all musical styles.

 

94025

Menlo Park, CA

Margy Kahn

Lever harp - all levels
(650) 365-4301 - margyharp@yahoo.com

Margy teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio. No previous musical training is required. She teaches all musical styles, and has been teaching since 1998. She studied with Karen Gottlieb and Linda Wood Rollo.

 
Margy Kahn

94103

San Francisco, CA
(San Jose)

Brian Swager

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

Brian teaches private lessons for children and adults at his studio, and at Immanuel Lutheran Church in San Jose. No previous musical training is required. Brian has a Doctor of Music degree and teaches classical music.

 

94110

San Francisco, CA

Amelia Romano

Lever harp - all levels

Amelia 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, however some piano background is helpful. She has lever harps for rent to her students. Amelia teaches folk, South American, jazz, and classical music. She also teaches composition, arranging, improvisation, and music theory. She offers monthly harp ensemble meetings and an annual recital for her students. She studied with Diana Stork, Cheryl Ann Fulton, Sarah Voynow, Karen Gottlieb from 1998 to 2009. She has also taken many master classes with Latin American harpists. She has been teaching since 2011.

"As a composer and arranger I specialize in identifying my students interest and how best to help them grow using harp fundamentals as our starting point."

 

94114

San Francisco, CA

Portia Diwa

Lever harp - all levels

Portia offers private lessons, group classes, and Healing Harp Certification program for adults through the Healing Harp Program in the Spiritual Care Department at California Pacific Medical Center. She also teaches through Zoom. No previous musical training is required. Small harps are available to rent. Portia specializes in harp therapy techniques and teaches a wide variety of music from around the world as well as original music. She studied with Diana Stork, Cheryl Ann Fulton and Edie Elkan, and has been teaching since 2005.

"I tailor harp lessons to each individual student. I also enjoy teaching children in my private studio."

 
Portia Diwa

94118

San Francisco, CA

Karen Gottlieb

Pedal harp - all levels

Karen teaches private lessons for teens, college age and adults at her studio and at San Francisco State University, and Mills College in Oakland. New students must have some musical background; at least a year of piano or other instrument. She has some pedal harps for rent. Besides teaching in English, she can also teach in German. Karen specializes in classical, orchestral, contemporary, and modern music as well as orchestral audition and competition preparation. She offers student recitals, harp ensemble and an adult performance workshop every 2 months. She has a Bachelor's from the Univ. of Washington, Seattle and a Master's degree in Music Performance from the Cleveland Institute of Music, and has been teaching since 1980. She studied with Alice Chalifoux, Lucille Lawrence, Lynne Palmer, Pamela Vokolek, Susann McDonald and Linda Rollo.

"I enjoy working with adult students of all levels as well as coaching and preparing young professionals for auditions and competitions (and recitals) for the most clear, concise and polished performance."

 

94131

San Francisco, CA

Lynn Taffin

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels

Lynn teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio. No previous musical training is required. Lynn teaches all musical styles, and offers a harp ensemble for her students. As well as teaching in English, she also teaches in French and Italian. She has Bachelors and Masters degrees in Music, and has been teaching since 1994. She studied with Lucile Lawrence, Marie-Claire Jamet, Alice Chalifoux and Marcella DeCray.

"I bring years of international performing experience and my enthusiastic approach to inspired lessons which fulfill a student's dream of playing the harp and developing their understanding."

 

94131

San Francisco, CA
(Oakland, San Jose)

Boris Goldmund

Lever harp - beginning to intermediate
Pedal harp - all levels

Boris teaches private lessons for children and adults at his studio, as well as through Skype. No previous musical training is required. He has lever harps for rent to his students. Boris teaches improvisation and classical, modern, pop, and South American music. He studied with Mildred Dilling and Anne Adams, and teaches the Dilling / Renie technique. He has been teaching since 1985.

"I studied with Mildred Dilling in NYC and began as an adult. I've since performed for 3 US Presidents, the King of Saudi Arabia, and opened for Stevie Wonder, the Foofighters and Elvis Costello. I also performed 11 years / 7 days a week at the Ritz Carlton San Francisco and was harpist to the US Navy on Treasure Island."

 

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.

 

94306

Palo Alto, CA

Marjorie Chauvel

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels
(650) 493-4519 - chauvel@comcast.net

Marjorie teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio and at Stanford University. Some prior musical knowledge is required, either on piano or from a good music teacher. Marjorie teaches classical, orchestral, and modern music, and offers recitals for her students. She had a 4 year scholarship at Curtis Institut of Music in Philadelphia and studied with Florence Lyons, Marietta Bitter and Carlos Salzedo. She has been teaching since 1935.

"I have taught at S.F. State University for 20 years, at the Univ. of the Pacific for 4 years, and Stanford University for 50 years. I only take serious music students and most of my private students have stayed with me for 10 years."

 

94402

San Mateo, CA

Erica Messer

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels

Erica teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio, 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. Erica teaches all music styles, specializing in classical and pop music. She offers recitals and harp ensembles for her students. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music, and is certified through Suzuki and MTAC. She has been teaching since 1998.

 
Erica Messer

94404

Foster City, CA
(Santa Ana, Irvine)

Alexandra Perdew

Lever harp - beginning to intermediate
Pedal harp - all levels

Alexandra teaches private and group lessons for children and adults at her studio, and at various schools. She also teaches through Skype. No previous musical training is required. Alexandra specializes in classical and orchestral music, and also teaches modern, pop, jazz, and improvisation. She offers recitals, harp ensembles, and theory classes for her students. Besides teaching in English, she also teaches in French. She has a Bachelors of Arts in Music Performance, and a Masters of Music in Orchestral Studies. She studied with Edward Druzinsky, Sarah Bullen and Sally Maxwell, and has been teaching since 1998.

"I approach each student as an individual with their own inspirations and their own unique physical abilities. Each student learns theory, musicianship, performing, and to find their own voice."

 
Alexandra Perdew

94523

Walnut Creek, CA
(San Francisco, Lafayette)

Krista Strader

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

Krista teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio, as well as through Skype and FaceTime. 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. Krista teaches all music styles. She has a Bachelors of Music in Harp Performance, and has been teaching since 1993.

 
Krista Strader

94541

Hayward, CA

Jessica Schaeffer

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels

Jessica teaches private and group lessons for children and adults at her studio. No previous musical training is required. Jessica teaches all music styles, specializing in classical and pop music. She also teaches composition, arranging, improvisation and music theory, and offers harp ensembles, recitals, and harp circles for her students. She has a B.M. degree from Northwestern University, a M.M. degree from Longy School of Music, and a Dalcroze Eurhythmics Certificate. She studied with Elizabeth Cifani and Karen Gottlieb. Jessica has been teaching since 2000, and teaches in Spanish as well as English.

" Lessons are individually tailored to facilitate each student's goals and interests. Emphasis on technique, self/body-awareness, and creative expression."

 
Jessica Schaeffer

94542

Hayward, CA

Jacqueline Lynaugh

Wire-strung harp - beginning to intermediate
(510) 715-3537

Jacqueline 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. Jacqueline specializes in Celtic and therapy music, and also teaches classical, folk, early, and religious music.

 

94550

Livermore, CA
(Oakland, San Jose)

Dominique Piana

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels

Dominique teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio, and at Holy Names University in Oakland. No previous musical training is required. She has lever harps for rent to her students. Dominique specializes in classical music and composition, and also teaches arranging and orchestral, modern, pop, and folk music. She offers recitals and theory and music history as needed. Besides teaching in English she also teaches in French. She has a Masters in Harp Performance from Claremont Graduate University. She also has the Premier Prix in Solfege from Royal Conservatory of Music in Brussels, Belgium. Dominique has been teaching since 1975.

"I teach very "hands on" to ensure real learning in the lesson. I try to make the traditional approach of the French school pleasurable through choice of repertoire, beauty of tone and musicality. I am available for private coaching or master classes on the subject of the romantic repertoire and playing style."

 

94596

Walnut Creek, CA
(Oakland, Berkeley)

Jessica Siegel

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels

Jessica teaches private and group lessons for children and adults at her studio, and at Harps Etc. music store. She also teaches through Skype. No previous musical training is required. She has both lever harps and pedal harps for rent to her students. Jessica teaches all music styles, specializing in classical and Celtic music. She offers recitals, harp ensembles, harp circles, and theory classes. Students also have the option of participating in the Harp Certificate of Merit Program. She has Bachelors and Masters of Science degrees in Music Education and Harp Performance, and has been teaching since 1979. She has California and Ohio Teaching Accreditation. She studied with Alice Chalifoux, Mary Elizabeth Gale, and Alice Giles.

"My goal is to bring the joy of making music to you and to help you become the best musician you can be. Ask about my monthly Free Try the Harp Class. No previous musical experience is needed. I have a passion for introducing people to the harp and helping them fulfill their dreams."

 
Jessica Siegel

94596

Walnut Creek, CA

Jennifer R. Ellis

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels

Jennifer teaches private and group lessons for children and adults at her private studio and through the Diablo Valley Arts Academy at the Harps Etc. store in Walnut Creek. She also teaches through Skype, and will travel to the homes of local students. No previous musical training is required. Jennifer teaches all music styles, specializing in classical and modern music. She also teaches improvisation. The Diablo Valley Arts Academy offers recitals, harp ensembles, and harp circles for her students. Jennifer studied with Joan Holland, Yolanda Kondonassis, Alice Giles, and Jessica Siegel, and has been teaching since 2008. She has the following musical degrees: D.M.A. Harp Performance with Certificate of Musicology and CRLT Graduate Teaching Certificate (University of Michigan), M.M. Harp Performance (Cleveland Institute of Music), B.M. Harp Performance (Oberlin).

"I love working with diverse students with a variety of ages and interests and I enjoy customizing my teaching to meet their individual learning needs and personal goals so that playing the harp is an accessible and enjoyable experience for each student. When students desire, I can integrate complementary subjects including eurhythmics, music history, music theory, community engagement, and the business of music into the lesson environment. I particularly specialize in helping composers learn more about the harp."

 
Jennifer R. Ellis

94703

Berkeley, CA
(San Francisco Bay Area)

Diana Rowan

Lever harp - all levels

Diana teaches private and group 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. Diana teaches all music styles, specializing in arranging and improvisation and world music (Asian, Indian, Middle Eastern, Eastern European). She offers recitals, harp ensembles, harp circles and also workshops on practice motivation, sports psychology, and many other supportive activities. She has a Masters of Music in Classical Piano Performance, and a PhD in Music Theory (world harp composition). She studied with Alice Giles and has been teaching since 1993.

"I've found playing harp to be one of the most uplifting, joyful things a person can give themselves. I also believe everyone has something musical to say. Looking forward to sharing your harp journey! I teach based on the student's needs and desires. Finding out what the student is most passionate about musically ensures motivation and is the quickest way to musical progress. I meet each student where they are and we take it from there."

 
Diana Rowan

94705

Berkeley, CA

Eleonora Pellegrini

Lever harp - beginning
Pedal harp - all levels

Eleonora 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. Eleonora specializes in classical music, and also teaches modern, pop, early and Celtic music. She teaches music theory and offers recitals and harp ensembles for her students. She studied with Emanuela Degli Esposti. Eleonora has Bachelor and Master in Harp Performance degrees, and is a Music Learning Theory Certified Teacher. She teaches in English and Italian, and has been teaching since 2011.

 
Eleonora Pellegrini

94710

Berkeley, CA

Diana Stork

Lever and South American harps - all levels

Diana teaches private and group lessons for children and adults at her studio, as well as through Skype and Zoom. No previous musical training is required. She has lever harps for rent to her students. Diana teaches Celtic, folk, modern, South American, and therapy music. She also teaches composition, arranging, improvisation, and music theory. She offers harp ensembles and a wide variety of performance and sharing harp opportunities throughout the year. Diana studied with Anne Adams of the San Francisco Symphony, and numerous other teachers. She has been teaching since 1985.

"I work with individuals - with awareness of each person's strengths, and areas where I hear they can strengthen their harp playing. I love to compose and improvise, and always try this with my students. I play with a relaxed technique -- more similar to the principles of yoga -- using the body skillfully and integrating breath. And of course, building repertoire is a delightful part of our lessons."

 
Diana Stork

94803

El Sobrante, CA
(San Francisco Bay, Silicon Valley)

Cheryl Ann Fulton

Lever, historical, double-strung, and triple-strung harps - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels

Cheryl teaches private and group lessons for children and adults at her studio, and at the University of Southern California. She also teaches through Skype. Some basic knowledge of music fundamentals is required. Cheryl specializes in Touch and Tone Technique, and teaches classical, modern, Celtic, folk, Renaissance, early, and therapy music. She also teaches composition, arranging, and improvisation. She offers recitals and harp ensembles for her students, along with help with scholarly research. She has BS, MM, and DMA degrees from Indiana University, and has been teaching since 1984. She studied with Jane Weidensaul, Peter Eagle, and Thomas Binkley (early music).

"Touch & Tone Technique for Harp puts breath in the harpist's touch and creates a pathway for tone by playing from one's core with exercises that are like yoga for the hands. Less tension, more music!"

 
Cheryl Ann Fulton

94805

Richmond, CA

Lyndal Bronwyn

Lever harp - beginning to intermediate
(707) 484-1769 - sacredmuse@me.com

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

94927

Rohnert Park, CA

Jewel Shield

Lever and double-strung harps - all levels

Jewel teaches private lessons for all children and adults at her studio. She may travel to the homes of local students and also teaches through Skype. No previous musical training is required. She has lever harps for rent to her students. She specializes in original composition, improvisation, therapeutic music as well as traditional Celtic, folk and world music. Jewel honors and all styles and genres of music. She is Certified in Sound Voice and Music Healing and as a teacher of Yoga of the Voice. She has been teaching since 1983.

"I embrace an intuitive and enriching holistic approach that empowers each individual student to express the beauty of their spirit and their instrument. Music is one of the greatest teachers of Life! It is the Universal language of our Soul."

 
Jewel Shield

94930

Fairfax, CA
(Mill Valley,San Rafael)

Michelle Sell

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels

Michelle teaches private and group lessons for children and adults at her studio, as well as through Skype. No previous musical training is required. Michelle teaches all music styles, specializing in classical and therapy music. She offers recitals and harp ensembles. She is an alumna of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, and studied with Marcella DeCray. Michelle has been teaching since 1978.

"I love helping students learn such a challenging instrument! A student said: 'Michelle is an exacting and compassionate teacher, capable of bringing out the best of my abilities as a harpist.' "

 
Michelle Sell

94931

Cotati, CA
(Petaluma, Rohnert Park)

John Metras

Cross-strung harp - all levels

John teaches private lessons for children and adults at his studio. No previous musical training is required. John teaches arranging and improvisation, and pop, classical, jazz, Celtic, folk, South American, and country music. He has Bachelors and Masters degrees in Music, a California Teaching Credential, a Masters in Music Ed, and is National Board Certified. He has been teaching since 2002.

 

95067

Santa Cruz, CA

Harper's Circle - Alexandra Romanoff

Lever harp - beginning and intermediate levels

Alexandra Romanoff's Harper's Circle teaches private and group lessons for children and adults at the Melody Magic School as well as through Zoom. Alexandra teaches all musical styles, specializing in Celtic, folk, and early music. She also teaches music theory, and offers harp circles for her students. Alexandra has a BA degree from Sacramento State University, and is a certified piano teacher. She has been teaching since 2005.

"Our program is affordable, offers excellent group support, and uses Sylvia Woods' books and CDs."

 
Harper's Circle  - Alexandra Romanoff

95070

Saratoga, CA

Linda Wood Rollo

Pedal harp - all levels

Linda teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio. One to two years of piano experience is required. Linda teaches classical music, and offers recitals for her students. She has Bachelors and Masters degrees in Music, and has been teaching since 1960.

 

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.

 

95118

San Jose, CA

Verlene Schermer

Lever, double-strung and cross-strung harps - all levels

Verlene teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio, as well as through Zoom, FaceTime, or Skype. No previous musical training is required. Verlene teaches all musical styles, and offers theory classes for her students, as well as arranging and composition. She offers workshops on Zoom, so check her website calendar for upcoming workshops. She is a Certified Clinical Musician, and has been teaching since 1994.

 
Verlene Schermer

95129

San Jose, CA
(Santa Clara County, San Mateo County)

Sonya Yu

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels

Sonya teaches private and group 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. Sonya teaches arranging, and classical, orchestral, modern, and pop music. She offers recitals, harp ensembles, harp circles, and theory classes for her students. Besides teaching in English, she also teaches in Chinese. She has a Masters of Harp Performance degree from the Univeristy of Arizona, a California Teaching Credential, and is Orff Schulwek certified. She has been teaching since 1999.

 
Sonya Yu

95129

San Jose, CA

Stephanie Janowski

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels

Stephanie teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio. No previous musical training is required. She can assist students in finding harps to rent. Stephanie specializes in classical and pop music, and also teaches arranging and orchestral, modern, rock and roll, Celtic, folk and religious music. She offers recitals, harp ensembles, and theory classes for her students, as well as an annual holiday concert. She has a BA in Computer Science from UCSD, and MS and PhD degrees in Operations Research from Stanford. She studied with Phyllis Schlomovitz, David Watkins and Paul Hurst. She has been teaching since 1996.

"Lessons include music theory, ensemble opportunities, spring recital, and holiday concert. I perform on the harp professionally, and play piano and french horn for fun."

 
Stephanie Janowski

95361

Oakdale, CA
(Modesto, Turlock

Carol Cox Faust

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

Carol teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio. No previous musical training is required. Carol specializes in classical and folk music and also teaches arranging, and improvisation, and orchestral, Celtic and therapy music. She offers recitals and harp ensembles for her students. She has AB and MA degrees and studied with Lydia Boothby. She has been teaching since 1959.

"I also teach many other instruments including: piano, violin, voice, and beginning guitar."

 

95472

Sebastopol, CA
(Santa Rosa, San Francisco)

Laura Simpson

Pedal harp - all levels

Laura teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio, and at the homes of local students. No previous musical training is required. She has pedal harps for rent to her students. Laura teaches all musical styles, specializing in pop and improvisation. She offers recitals and harp ensembles for her students. As well as teaching in English, she also teaches in Spanish. She is certified in Dalcroze Eurhythmics and has a London University teaching credential. She studied with Aileen McCardle and JoAnn Turovsky, and has been teaching since 1985.

 

95492

Windsor, CA
(Santa Rosa)

Sally Fletcher

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

Sally 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. Sally specializes in classical and pop music, and also teaches folk and religious music. She teaches improvisation and music theory, and offers recitals for her students. She has a B.A. degree, is a member of the Music Teachers Association of California, and has been teaching since 2000.

"My teaching includes learning to read music as well as playing by ear. I am flexible and patient, allowing each student to progress at their own pace."

 
Sally Fletcher

95667

Placerville, CA
(Diamond Springs)

Paula Vance

Lever and cross-strung harps - all levels
Pedal harp - beginning
(530) 344-9375

Paula 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. Paula teaches all musical styles, depending on the goal of the student. She offers recitals, harp ensembles, and harp circles. She has a BS in Business and has been teaching since 1999.

"Whether you are young or old. Whether you can read notes or have never had a music lesson. I would enjoy sharing the joy of playing the harp. I teach all learning styles and honor students' goals."

 

95688

Vacaville, CA

Sarah LoGrasso

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

Sarah teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio and at The Live Music Center. She offers online lessons through Skype, FaceTime, and Zoom. She will also travel to the homes of local students. No previous musical training is required. Sarah teaches classical, pop, Celtic and religious music. She also teaches music theory, and offers recitals and harp ensembles for her students. She studied with Leila Ramagopal Pertl, Molly Madden, and Dr. Beverly Wesner-Hoehn. She has an Associates Degree in Music Education, and has been teaching since 2015

 

95959

Nevada City, CA
(Grass Valley, Auburn)

Lisa Stine

Lever harp - all levels

Lisa teaches private and group lessons for children and adults at her studio, and at the harp Therapy Worshop at the Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital Cancer Center. No previous musical training is required. She has lever harps for rent to her students. Lisa teaches all musical styles, specializing in Celtic and folk music. She offers recitals, harp ensembles, theory classes, and community playing opportunities for her students. She has a Bachelors of Music with Music Therapy specialization and registration, and is a Registered Music Therapist. She studied with Lucille Jennings and has been teaching since 1975.

"Playing the harp is a magical experience. All that is needed is the desire to enjoy yourself and create beauty in your life. You can be successful playing for yourself, for others or in ensemble. The harp is a very accessible instrument for beginners. A new student can sound great playing simple tunes."

 

96151

S. Lake Tahoe, CA
(Sacramento, CA, Placerville, CA, Reno, NV)

Anne Roos

Lever harp - all levels

Anne teaches fun private lessons for children and adults online via Skype, FaceTime, Zoom, or the virtual meeting platform of your choice. She also teaches in person in her Tahoe studio and in Placerville. No previous musical training is required. She has lever harps for rent to her students. She focuses on proper hand technique, sight-reading skills, improvisation skills, music theory, repertoire building (learning all kinds of tunes), arranging music for the harp, accompaniment skills, performance skills, recording skills, and much more. Anne studied with Sylvia Woods and at UCLA. Anne has been teaching since 1988.

 
Anne Roos

Neighboring States

89431

Reno, NV
(Lake Tahoe)

Beverly Colgan

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels
(775) 359-2622 - harpreno@gmail.com

Beverly teaches private and group lessons for children and adults at her studio. New students must be able to read easy treble clef music. She has lever harps for rent to her students. Beverly teaches classical, orchestral, pop, Celtic, folk, country and religious music. She offers recitals, harp ensembles and harp circles for her students. She has a Master's degree in Harp Performance, and has been teaching since 1975. She studied with Marcella DeCray, Anne Adams and Catherine Michel. Bev is Principal Harpist for the Reno Philharmonic and the AVA Ballet Orchestra.

Beverly Colgan