Delaware 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.


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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 Delaware organized by zip code.

19716

Newark, DE
(Coburn PA, Philadelphia PA, State College PA)

Anne Sullivan

Lever harp - intermediate to professional
Pedal harp - intermediate to professional

Anne teaches private lessons for teens and adults at her studio and at the University of Delaware. She also teaches through Skype. No previous musical training is required. Anne teaches classical and orchestral music, as well as arranging and improvisation. She offers recitals and harp ensembles for her students. She has a Bachelor's of Music from the Curtis Institute of Music. She was on the Musical Studies Faculty at Curtis from 1982 - 2001.

"I believe you should be able to play the harp the way you want, and I dedicate my work with my students to helping them develop their technique, musicianship and repertoire to achieve their goals."

 
Anne Sullivan

19904

Dover, DE

Mike Nielsen

Lever harp - beginning to intermediate

Mike teaches private lessons for children and adults at his studio, and at the homes of local students. No previous musical training is required. He teaches pop, Celtic, folk, and early music, and also teaches composition, arranging, improvisation, and music theory. He studied with Sue Richards, Kathy DeAngelo, and Grainne Hambly, and has been teaching since 1997.

"I teach by aural method. Lessons are recorded for playback and practice at home. I also use midi format files that can be looped and slowed down to assist aural learning."

 

19956

Laurel, DE
(Salisbury MD Seaford DE)

Joy Slavens

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels
(443) 359-0186 - tjslavens61@gmail.com

Joy teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio. No previous musical training is required. She specializes in classical and religious music and also teaches improvisation and folk and therapy music. She offers recitals and harp ensembles for her students. Joy has studied with Rebecca Smith, and has been teaching since 2009.

"I am a composer and arranger of music, and can help lead them in this direction. I also am experienced in using Finale for composing and writing music. 10 member ensemble Expressions of Joy."

 
Joy Slavens

Neighboring States

21801

Salisbury, MD
(Hebron, MD)

Kara Dahl Russell

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels

Kara teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio, and at Salisbury University Fulton School of Music, Theatre and Dance. No previous musical training is required. She has lever harps for rent to her students. Kara teaches all music styles, specializing in classical, early and modern music. She studied with Dr. Alison Bjorkedahl, and Dr. Anastasia Pike, and has been teaching since 2012. Kara is a regularly performing harpist and singer who has won three Associated Press Awards for her Music History programs that integrate music and history of the arts.

"My goal as a music teacher is to preserve the art of classical principles, encourage emotional expression, and pass on my passion for music! I focus strongly upon individual level, personal interests and learning style, to foster their natural talent to its full potential."

Kara Dahl Russell