Connecticut 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 Connecticut organized by zip code.

06002

Bloomfield, CT
(Palm City, FL)

Susan Knapp Thomas

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels

Susan teaches private and group lessons for children and teens at her studio and at the Hartt School of Music in Hartford, CT. She also teaches through Skype. She also teaches in Palm City, Florida. No previous musical training is required. She has lever harps for rent to her students. Susan teaches all musical styles, and offers recitals and harp ensembles for her students. She has a Bachelor's of Music in Applied Harp, and has been teaching since 1982. She studied with Phyllis Wright and Eileen Malone.

"I am the Founder/Director of the CT Valley Harp Intensive Summer Camp in Simsbury CT, since 2009. We are celebrating our 7th year in the summer of 2015. www.ctvalleyharp.com."

 

06042

Manchester, CT
(Manchester, Vernon)

Debbie Vinick

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels

Debbie 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. She has lever harps for rent to her students. Debbie specializes in classical and Celtic music, and also teaches arranging, orchestral, pop, rock and roll, and folk music. She offers recitals and harp circles. She has a Bachelor of Music from Eastman School of Music, and a Masters of Music from Yale. She studied with Eileen Malone and Gloria Agostini, and has been teaching since 1989.

"I love teaching harp to students of all ages. I tailor my lessons to the individual student and offer a friendly, relaxed teaching style. I incorporate music theory and ear training into lessons."

 
Debbie Vinick

06076

Stafford Springs, CT
(northeast CT)

Sharon Hanjian Rondeau

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels

Sharon 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. Sharon specializes in classical and Celtic, and also teaches arranging and folk and Renaissance / early music. She studied with Eileen Malone and Pearl Chertok.

"I maintain a flexible and relaxed approach toward teaching which is attractive to many working adults who want to learn in a low-stress environment without the specter of frequent public performances. I have nearly 30 years of orchestral and freelancing experience which will assist any student who wishes to ultimately concentrate on earning a living with the harp once his or her skills are in place."

 

06119

West Hartford, CT

Zoe Vandermeer

Lever and triple-harps, and singing - all levels

Zoe teaches children and adults Online (Skype) and in her West Hartford studio. She provides lessons in harp, singing, piano, music theory, arranging, composition, and accompanying. A prize-winning graduate of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, she was named to the Roster of the CT Commission on Culture and Tourism in 2011, and in 2014, she enjoyed her operatic debut in Carnegie Hall as First Place Winner of the B. Alexander International Vocal Competition. Ms. Vandermeer has performed and given workshops at the Sao Paulo International Harp Festival, American Harp Society Summer Institute, Somerset Harp Festival, HarpCon2003, Bloomington Early Music Festival, International Festival de Deia Spain, and elsewhere. She is a recipient of the 2020 CT Office of the Arts grant, the Hartt School Faculty Development Fund, Dame Joan Sutherland Fund, MTNA Foundation Grant Fund, and many others. A performing and recording artist, she is a member of the American Harp Society and the New York Singing Teachers Association.

"I love teaching!"

 
Zoe Vandermeer

06443

Madison, CT
(New Haven, New London)

Megan Sesma

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels

Megan teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio, as well as at Connecticut College, Wesleyan University and the University of Connecticut. She also teaches through Skype. No previous musical training is required. She has lever harps for rent to her students. Megan teaches all music styles, specializing in classical and orchestral music. She offers recitals, extra classes, and performance opportunities for her students. She has a BM in Harp Performance from Eastman School of Music, and an MA from New York University. She has studied with Kathleen Bride, Emily Mitchell, Joann Turovsky, Kim Delibero, and Mary Beckman. She has been teaching since 1997, and also teaches in Spanish.

"My goal is to guide and mentor your development as a musician, individual and harpist. I believe that every individual can be successful in their goals. Dream, Believe, Persist, Achieve."

 
Megan Sesma

06461

Milford, CT
(New Haven, Bridgeport)

Rebecca Squire

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels

Rebeccateaches 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. She teaches all ages, but specializes in children and teens. No previous musical training is required. She has both lever harps and pedal harps for rent to her students. Rebecca teaches all musical styles, specializing in classical and orchestral music. She offers recitals, harp ensembles, and theory classes for her students. As well as teaching in English, she also teaches in German. She has Bachelor's of Music Ed, Master's of Music Ed degrees, and 6th Year in Admin / Supervision. She also holds a Professional Education Certificate with Kodaly training. She has studied with Mario Falcao and Rebecca Flannery. She has been teaching since 1977.

"Students of all ages and skill levels participate in Harpeggios. We perform 6-8 times annually. Individual work with school music teachers to include my students in their performing ensembles."

 

06810

Danbury, CT
(eastern NY)

Patricia R. Kendziorski

Lever harp - beginning to intermediate
Pedal harp - beginning to intermediate
(203) 743-9659 - pfkendziorski@hotmail.com

Patricia teaches private and group lessons for children and adults at her studio. Basic music reading and/or other instrumental experience is required. She has lever harps for rent to her students. Patricia specializes in classical and Celtic music, and also teaches orchestral, modern, pop and folk music. She offers recitals for her students. She studied with Laura Erb and has been teaching since 1987.

"In addition to playing the harp, I like to include discussion and demonstration of "harp physics and harp physiology", and history of music as part of the lessons. Several of my students have gone on to study advanced harp with artists in the CT and NY area. They have done well as freelance and ensemble musicians."

 

06897

Wilton, CT
(Fairfield County, Westchester County)

Wendy Kerner

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels

Wendy teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio, online, and at Sacred Heart University. No previous musical training is required. She has lever harps and pedal harps for rent to her students and one in her studio so you don't have to bring a harp to lessons. Wendy received her Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Harp Performance from Juilliard, where she studied with Susann McDonald, and is excited to pass that training on to you. Wendy is also the founder and Director of the Elyrica Summer Harp Program, now in its 24th year. She also teaches composition and arranging, and most musical styles. She offers recitals and harp ensembles for her students throughout the year and many of her students play in local youth orchestras and school ensembles for which she often helps arrange appropriate harp parts.

"I love teaching and sharing the harp. I enjoy working with students of all ages and levels and work to find music that is appealing to each person. I have great training to share with you and student harps to rent to get you started."

 
Wendy Kerner

06902

Stamford, CT

Lisa Tannebaum

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels

Lisa teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio and at the Treetops Performance Studio, as well as through FaceTime, Skype, and Zoom. No previous musical training is required. Lisa teaches classical, orchestral, modern, therapy, and religious music. She offers recitals, harp ensembles, and harp circles for her students, as well as many performance and extra seminar activities. Lisa has a Master of Fine Arts degree and is Suzuki certified. She has studied with Beverly Myrow, Kathy Kienzle, Nancy Allen, Isabelle Perrin, Mary Kay Waddington, Gillian Bennett, and Stacey Shames. Lisa has been teaching since 2000.

"My approach is geared individually towards each student. I try to break issues down to the smallest components, and teach with kindness and understanding. By performing regular solo concerts for Music in The Woods, I am able to keep my technical and creative skills at the highest level and can instill that in my teaching."

 
Lisa Tannebaum

Neighboring States

02169

Quincy, MA
(Boston MA, New Haven CT)

Haley Hewitt

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels
(860) 308-0197 - www.haleyhewitt.com

Haley teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio,and at the Neighborhood Music School. She also teaches through Skype. No previous musical training is required. Haley specializes in Celtic and folk music, and also teaches composition, arranging, improvisation, and classical music. She offers harp ensembles and harp circles for her students. She has a Bachelor's of Music in Pedal Harp Performance and a Master's in Scottish Music. She has been teaching since 2001.

"I look forward to meeting you and exploring the harp with you!"

Haley Hewitt