Canada Teachers

Please see our main Harp Teacher List page for other countries, and for more information on how to use this list.


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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 Canada organized by province and postal code.

ALBERTA
T6C 0S6

Edmonton, AB

Roger Helfrick

Lever harp - all levels

Roger teaches private lessons for teens and adults at his studio. He also teaches through Skype, FaceTime, and Messenger. No previous musical training is required. He teaches improvisation, arranging and composition, and folk, Celtic, and early music. Roger has been teaching since 1997.

"I am a professional musician specializing in folk and early music of Europe and Japan. I teach in a very relaxed style suitable to older students, focusing on training well-rounded musicians."

 

BRITISH COLUMBIA
V2Z 1V9

Langley, BC

Michelle Klimchuk

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. She will also travel to the homes of local students. No previous musical training is required. Michelle teaches all musical styles, specializing in classical and pop music. She also teaches music theory. She has been teaching since 1999.

 

BRITISH COLUMBIA
V4B 3T2

White Rock, BC

Judy Henry

Lever harp - beginning to intermediate

Judy teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio. No previous musical training is required. She teaches classical, Celtic and early music, and also improvisation, and music theory. Judy has a Bachelor of Music degree.

"With a friendly and encouraging style, Judy will provide you with all the skills you need to become a harpist. It's never too late to start something wonderful."

 

BRITISH COLUMBIA
V5B 4T5

Burnaby, BC

Lani Krantz

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels

Lani teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio, as well as through Skype. She also teaches at the Vancouver Symphony School of Music in Vancouver, and the Brentwood Presbyterian Church in Burnaby. No previous musical training is required. Lani teaches all musical styles, specializing in pop, classical, and orchestral music. She also teaches arranging, improvisation, music theory, and exam preparation. She offers recitals for her students. Lani studied with Elizabeth Volpe Bligh (CA), Stacey Shames (US), and Katherine Thomas (UK). She has a Bachelor of Music degree from UBC, and TES0L Teacher Diploma and TEYL Teacher Certificates. Lani has been teaching since 1998.

"Every student is unique and whether learning for fun or for exams and competitions; my goal is to help students find easy relaxed techniques to apply to their pieces; simple, safe and successful practice techniques; a fun and positive learning environment."

 

BRITISH COLUMBIA
V5Z 1B5

Vancouver, BC
(Lower Mainland)

Janelle Nadeau

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels

Janelle 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. Janelle teaches all musical styles, specializing in classical and Celtic music. She has a music degree majoring in Harp Performance from the University of British Columbia. She studied with Heidi Krutzen, Rita Costanzi, and Richard Turner, and has been teaching since 2005.

"I believe in helping my students find their own musical path and helping them achieve their goals in a supportive and encouraging environment while creating good musical habits."

 

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."

 

BRITISH COLUMBIA
V8N 2E9

Victoria, BC

Josh Layne

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels

Josh teaches private lessons for children and adults at his studio, as well as through Skype. No previous musical training is required. Josh specializes in composition and classical music, and also teaches arranging and orchestral and Celtic music.

"Check out my Harp Tuesday video series for an idea of my teaching style:
https://www.youtube.com/user/JoshLayne77
I teach people all over the world via Skype. I'd love to hear from you!"

 

BRITISH COLUMBIA
V9L 2J6

Vancouver Island, BC
(Nanaimo, Duncan)

Marilyn Rummel

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels

Marilyn teaches private and group lessons for children and adults at her Harp Canada studio on Vancouver Island, and at the Nanaimo Conservatory of Music. She also teaches through Skype and Zoom. No previous musical training is required. She has lever harps for rent. Marilyn specializes in classical and folk music, and also teaches composition, arranging, improvisation, and modern, pop, Celtic, early, South American, Therapy and religious music. She offers recitals, harp ensembles, theory and pedagogy classes, and video-only classes for her students. She has been teaching since 1995.

"I teach lever harp as a serious instrument, and try to do it in a non-serious, ever-joyful way. My youngest student is 5, and my oldest is 96. It is never too early to begin, nor too late!""

 

NOVA SCOTIA
B3M 1P6

Halifax, NS

Katherine Fitch Loza

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels

Katherine 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. Katherine teaches all musical styles, specializing in classical and Celtic music. She also teaches music theory. Katherine studied with Judy Loman and Lori Gemmell, and has a B.Mus in harp performance from UWO. She has been teaching since 2000.

 

ONTARIO
K1R 5E1

Ottawa, ON

Ms Hoda Nassim

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels

Hoda teaches private and group lessons for children and adults at her studio, as well as at the homes of local students. She also teaches through Skype and Zoom. No previous musical training is required. Hoda teaches all musical styles, specializing in classical and Celtic music. She also teaches composition, arranging, improvisation, and music theory. Hoda offers recitals and harp ensembles for her students, as well as performance opportunities at clubs, festivals, and retirement homes. She has Bachelors and Masters degrees in music, and has teaching certifications in Solfege, sight singing, ear training, and keyboard harmony. Hoda teaches in English, French, Arabic, and some Italian and Spanish. She has been teaching since 1969.

"I taught at U of O school of Music, with the RCM of Toronto, member of ORMTA, taught with OCDSB many grades, performed in and around Ottawa."

 

ONTARIO
K2J 3M7

Ottawa, ON

Susan Toman

Lever harp - all levels

Susan teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio. No previous musical training is required. Susan teaches classical, Celtic, folk, early, and religious music, as well as improvisation and music theory. She also offers about 8 to 10 workshops every year. Susan studied with Grainne Hambly, and has a Doctorate in music, and an ARCT (teaching and piano performance) certification. She has been teaching since 2014.

 

ONTARIO
L4G 5E3

Aurora, ON
(Newmarket, Richmond Hill)

Maria Jacobsson

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels

Maria 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. Maria teaches classical , modern, pop, Celtic, and folk music and improvisation. She offers recitals, harp ensembles, and harp circles. Besides teaching in English, she also teaches in Swedish. She has a Master's of Music Education, and studied with Judy Loman.

 

ONTARIO
L5E 3E2

Mississauga, ON
(Toronto, Oakville)

Joanna Jordan

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels
(416) 967-4277 - www.joannajordan.com

Joanna teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio, as well as at the homes of local students. She also teaches through Skype. She teaches lever harp, pedal harp, wire-strung harp, and South American harps. No previous musical training is required. Joanna teaches all musical styles, specializing in classical and pop music. She also teaches composition, arranging, improvisation, and music theory, and a variety of other types of coaching. She offers recitals and harp circles for her students. She has the following degrees: Bachelor of Classical Music Performance, University of Toronto, BMus Honours, Jazz performance, arranging and composition: Humber College, Level 6+ :Second City. Joanna was the Concert Artist for the American Harp Society 1998-2000, and Recipient of the Gordon Delamont Award for Excellence in Music Composition. She studied with Judy Loman, Don Thompson, Faith Carmen, Ted Quilan, and Reg Schwagger, and has been teaching since 1980.

"I once discovered that a teacher is one who inspires. A good teacher helps develop and enrich every student, no matter what ability they arrive with initially. I believe that every person has an unlimited capability to learn music. My purpose in teaching is to bring out the areas that are strong and to find ways to develop the areas that are challenges."

 

ONTARIO
L5E 3J1

Mississauga, ON

Alanna Ellison

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels

Alanna 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 teaches all musical styles, as well as arranging and music theory. Alanna has Bachelor and Masters of Music degrees in Harp Performance. She has studied with Jennifer Swartz, Principal of the Montreal Symphony, and Judy Loman, former principal of the Toronto Symphony, as well as Sharlene Wallace, and Marie Lorcini. She has been teaching since 2017.

"I believe that each person should be taught with their individual strengths and weaknesses in mind to help them develop in a way which speaks to them. In my studies as a harpist I have been taught by pedagogues with many years of experience and I have learned from their expertise. I have a passion for education and I find it a wonderful motivation to find new ways of teaching."

 

ONTARIO
L5W 2A2

Mississauga, ON
(Oakville, Guelph)

Chantal Dube

Lever and South American harps - all levels
Pedal harp - beginning to intermediate

Chantal 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. Chantal teaches arranging and improvisation, and classical, modern, pop, Celtic, folk, early, and religious music. She offers recitals, harp ensembles, and theory classes.

 

ONTARIO
N0R 1V0

Windsor, ON
(Chatham)

Anita Leschied

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels
(519) 975-0260 - info@harpon.net - www.harpon.net

Anita 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. Anita specializes in classical and pop music, and also teaches improvisation and orchestral, Celtic, religious, and therapy music. She offers recitals and harp ensembles for her students. She has RCM Theory level 3 certification, and is a Certified Harp Therapy Practitioner and VAHT practitioner. She studied with Elyse Yockey Ilku, and has been teaching since 1990.

"I have many years in orchestral work, ensemble performance, flute and harp recordings, accompaniment to choirs and soloists."

 

ONTARIO
N6C 3H6

London, ON

Kathleen Gahagan

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels
(519) 673-4042 - www.kathleengahagan.com

Kathleen teaches private and group lessons for children and adults at her home studio, and also through Skype. No previous musical training is required. She has lever harps for rent to her students. Kathleen teaches all musical styles, specializing in classical and Celtic music. She also teaches composition, arranging, improvisation, and music theory. She offers recitals and a harp ensemble at Forest City String School, and helps her students prepare for the RCM exams. Kathleen studied with Nora Bumanis, Jennifer Swartz, Judy Loman, and Lori Gemmell, and has a Bachelor of Music degree from McGill. She is a member of the Ontario Registered Music Teachers Association. She has been teaching since 1997 and teaches in French as well as in English.

"I emphasize physical and mental health within practice and performing. My students are dedicated and interested in daily practice."

 

ONTARIO
N8H 3V8

Leamington, ON
(Windsor)

Judy Kenna

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels

Judy 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. Judy teaches arranging and classical, modern, pop, rock and roll, Celtic, folk, early, South American, country, and religious music. She offers recitals and theory classes for her students. She has a Bacherlor's of Musical Arts, Bachelor's of Ed, Associateship Royal Conservatory of Toronto Teacher, and BMA, BEd, ARCT, and OTC certifications. She has been teaching since 2000.

"Harp lessons are an excellent tool to help all ages improve fine motor skills, focus and cognitive ability. My students have ranged in age from 10 to 88. The harp is the most heavenly instrument."

 

ONTARIO
P7A 7H9

Thunder Bay, ON

Jenna Townson

Lever harp - all levels

Jenna teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio. New students need to have basic piano theory. She will teach partially by ear, but prefers that students know, or are ready to learn, how to read music. She has lever harps for rent to her students. Jenna specializes in Celtic and religious music, and also teaches composition, arranging, and improvisation, and classical, modern, pop, and folk music. She has certifications in Grace 7 piano conservatory, and Rudiments Level 1, Level 2 music theory. She studied with Kim Robertson, Grainne Hambly, William Jackson, Ailie Robertson, and Janet Harbison. She has been teaching since 2007.

 

PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND
C1B 0V3

Meraid, PE

Joan Woods

Lever harp - beginning to intermediate
Pedal harp - beginning
(902) 569-3178 - audioharp@msn.com

Joan teaches private and group lessons for children and adults at her studio. No previous musical training is required. She has lever harps for rent to her students. Jane teaches classical, Celtic and folk music. She offers recitals, harp ensembles, harp circles, and theory classes for her students. She has a Music Teachers degree from Acadia University in Nova Scotia, and the following certifications: Gr.10 Toronto Conservatory Voice 1958 and Gr 8 Classical Harp 2001. She studied with Dolloy Roberts in Tampa, Florida, and Susanne Prentice in Toronto, Canada, and has been teaching since 1992.

 

SASKATCHEWAN
S4P 0B7

Regina, SK

Cecile Denis

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels

Cecile teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio and at the University of Regina. New students need to be able to read music before they start their lessons. She has lever harps for rent to her students. Cecile teaches all musical styles, specializing in classical and Celtic music. She also teaches arranging and improvisation, and offers recitals, harp ensembles, and harp circles for her students. She teaches in English and French, and has been teaching since 1990. She has a Master Degree in Music Performance from the University of Toronto.