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 Colorado organized by zip code.
Susan teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio, as well as through Skype. No previous musical training is required. Susan teaches all musical styles, specializing in arranging and improvisation. She offers harp circles and theory classes for her students. She is a Certified Therapeutic Harp Practitioner, and a Recommended Harp Therapy Instructor. She studied with Rachel Ellins and has been teaching since 2004.
"I love empowering students to create their own music right from the beginning. Whether you wish to play for yourself, your friends' wedding, or therapeutically, come have fun as develop your skills. Harps are available to rent locally through Kolacny Music and the Loveland Harp Shoppe."
Mary teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio. No previous musical training is required. Mary teaches all musical styles, specializing in classical and orchestral music. She offers recitals for her students. She has a Bachelor's of Music degree from Eastman School of Music, and has studied with Kathleen Bride, Sarah Bullen, Courtney Hershey Bress, and Renee Wilson. She has been teaching since 2005.
"Each student's lessons are tailored to their specific level of playing and are designed to help them realize their dreams - whether it be playing professionally or playing for personal enjoyment."
Neighborhood Music Stapleton
Neighborhood Music Stapleton (NMS) is a local lesson studio providing lessons in various instruments and ensembles, including harp. They hire high-caliber teachers who have had students perform in New York (Carnegie Hall), Venice, and have earned spots in the Denver School of the Arts and the Denver Young Artist Orchestra. No previous musical training is required. All musical styles are taught, with an emphasis on classical, orchestra, and modern music. Composition, arranging, improvisation, and music theory are part of the curriculum. Recitals and harp ensembles are also available.
Cymber Lily Quinn
Cymber teaches private lessons for teens and adults at Allegro Music store and at the homes of local students. She also teaches through Skype. No previous musical training is required. She has lever harps for rent to her students. Cymber teaches all music styles, specializing in jazz and therapy music. She also teaches composition, arranging, improvisation, and music theory, and offers recitals for her students. She studied with Deborah Henson-Conant, Park Stickney, Diana Rowan, Felice Pomeranz, and Susan Zevenbergen, and has been teaching since 1993.
"I am an award-winning meditation harpist, specializing in improvisation and composition. I enjoy helping students find their own voice through the harp. I teach what you want to learn, and match the teaching style to your learning style. I also encourage students to write original compositions."
Jenna teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio, at the homes of local students, as well as through Skype, FaceTime, and Zoom. She also teaches at Colorado College in Colorado Springs. No previous musical training is required. Jenna teaches classical, orchestral, modern, pop, jazz, blues, and folk music as well as composition, arranging, improvisation and music theory. She has BM Degree in Jazz Studies, and a Harp Performance Certificate, and has been teaching since 2012. She studied with Ann Marie Liss, Kathy Bundock-Moore, Renee Quinn, Deborah Henson-Conant, and Carol Robbins. She will be studying at the University of Denver in Fall 2016 to receive her MM degree in Harp Performance under the instruction of Dr. Ann Marie Liss.
"The technique I focus on is based on the natural movement of the hand to provide maximum fluency and efficiency. Each student has different interests, and I try to structure each lesson toward those specific to them. I also like to push a student outside of their comfort zone to hopefully find new interests and hidden talents. I can also teach beginning piano, and beginning jazz/jazz theory."
Star teaches private lessons and classes for lever and wire harp for all ages at her studio or through Swallow Hill Music School in south Denver. She also teaches through Skype. Her approach is to teach you the kind of music you like to play, whether it's classical, Celtic, South American, pop, Renaissance, Medieval etc. Star has created easy harp tablature for students who do not read music. She has written 10 harp music books, Ensemble series, recorded four CD's and has been teaching since 1995. She studied with Laurie Riley, and Terese Schroder-Scheker.
"My focus is on good hand technique, making music fun and creating confidence with each lesson."
Barbara Lepke Sims
Barbara teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio, and at Colorado Christian University and Regis University. She also teaches through Skype. No previous musical training is required. She has lever harps for rent to her students. Barbara specializes in classical and therapy music, and also teaches pop, Celtic, Renaissance, and religious music. She offers recitals and harp ensembles for her students. She has a Bachelor's of Music Education and a Master's of Music from The Julliard School, and is a Certified Music Practitioner, and Certified teacher. Barbara studied with Susann McDonald, and has been teaching since 1978.
"I care about each student and their musical and personal growth through learning the harp."
Kathryn 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. Kathryn teaches classical and orchestral music. Besides teaching in English, she also teaches in French. She has a Bachelor's of Music in Harp Performance.
Margot teaches private and group lessons for children and adults at her studio, as well as through Skype. No previous musical training is required. Students can rent harps from Kolacny Music in Denver. Margot teaches composition, arranging and improvisation, and classical, pop, Celtic and folk music. She offers harp ensembles and her student recitals include the annual Holiday Harp Concert and varied performance opportunities throughout the year. Margot won First Place at the Longs Peak Scottish Highland Festival and the Pop and Jazz Festival. Her previous teaching positions include: Colorado Academy, group classes at Rocky Mountain Fiddle Camp, Swallow Hill, and Naropa University. She is a Suzuki Master Teacher, Book 1, and Orff Schulwek Level 1 certified. She has been teaching since 1993.
"My expertise is in classical, pop, folk and improvisation, and I tailor lessons to individual learning styles and desires. My arrangements have been published with Harps Nouveau, and I have recorded 3 CDs."
(Laramie, WY, Scottsbluff, NE)
Dave teaches private and group lessons for children and adults at Niemann's Music in Cheyenne, Wyoming and at a church. He also teaches through Skype. No previous musical training is required. He has lever harps for rent to his students. Dave specializes in classical and Celtic music and also teaches orchestral, pop, religious, folk, early, South American, and therapy music. He teaches composition, arranging and improvisation, and offers harp ensembles and harp circles for his students. Dave has a Bachelor of Music (with Susann McDonald) and an MA in Ethnomusicology. He has been teaching since 1975.
"I want people to enjoy the harp, both hearing it and playing it. I also want them to enjoy playing whatever kind of music they want to play on the harp."