Florida 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 Florida organized by zip code.

32117

Daytona Beach, FL

De Luna

Lever harp - all levels

De Luna teaches private and group lessons for children and adults at her studio, as well as through Skype. No previous musical training is required. De Luna teaches all musical styles, and offers a Harp Circle for her students. She has been teaching since 2000.

"I love to help people on their harp journey. The harp is such a joy to have in life, so I like to keep the love alive as well as helping people continue to grow and reach for the next challenge."

 

32210

Jacksonville, FL

Elizabeth Landis

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

Elizabeth 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. Elizabeth teaches all musical styles, specializing in classical and pop music. She also teaches arranging and music theory and offers recitals for her students. She has Bachelors, Masters, and half of a Doctorate of Musical Arts degree with a minor in conducting. She studied with Judy Loman, Elizabeth Hainen, Gillian Benet-Sella, and Nancy Allen, and has been teaching since 2008.

"My goal is to help musicians at any stage in their musical journeys to reach their goals. If that goal is "I wish I learned how to play" or "I want to win a competition" -- anything the student wants to achieve. I provide years of expertise, dedication, individualization, and passion to provide all the tools and information my student needs to succeed and have a fun time while succeeding!"

 

32653

Gainesville, FL
(Ocala, Lake City)

Barb Kerkhoff

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

Barb teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio. No previous musical training is required. Barb teaches all musical styles and offers recitals. She teaches in both English and Spanish. She studied with Jeanne Chalifoux, Joan Seymour, and Jan Jennings.

"I have been playing professionally for 30 years."

 

32789

Orlando, FL

Haley Rhodeside

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels

Haley teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio. She will travel to the homes of local students, and also teaches through Skype. No previous musical training is required. Haley teaches all music styles, specializing in classical and orchestral music. She also teaches arranging, improvisation and music theory, and offers a harp ensemble for her students. She has a Master of Music from Yale University and Bachelor of Music from Indiana University in Harp Performance. She is the Principal Harp of Orlando Philharmonic. Haley studied with Dr. June Han, Susann McDonald and Jan Jennings, and has been teaching since 2011.

"I love music and I love the harp, and I can't wait to share that enthusiasm with my students! Whatever a student wants to get out of playing harp, I strive to find the best way to help them achieve their goals."

 
Haley Rhodeside

32868

Orlando, FL
(Central Florida)

Jan Jennings

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels

Jan 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. Jan teaches all musical styles, specializing in classical and pop music. She also offers recitals and harp ensembles for her students. She has been teaching since 1984.

"I require all students to learn good technique, rhythm, sight-reading, and basic theory."

 

33140

Miami Beach, FL

Deborah Fleisher

Lever harp - beginning
Pedal harp - all levels
(305) 799-1832 - fleisherd@bellsouth.net

Deborah teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio and at a college, as well as through Skype. No previous musical training is required. She has lever harps and pedal harps for rent to her students. Deborah teaches classical, orchestral, modern and pop music, and offers recitals. She studied with Marilyn Costello, Alice Chalifoux, and Ruth Inglefield, and has been teaching since 1991. She has diplomas from Curtis Institute and Artists Diploma, and Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University.

"Play the harp because you love the sound and its versatility. Be prepared to practice!"

 

33324

Fort Lauderdale, FL

Lisa Kikol

Lever harp - beginning to intermediate
Pedal harp - beginning to intermediate
(954) 684-0441 - lkikol@aol.com

Lisa teaches private and group lessons for children and adults at her studio. She also teaches through Skype, FaceTime, and Zoom. No previous musical training is required. She has lever harps for rent to her students. Lisa teaches all musical styles and has been teaching since 1990.

 

33328

Davie, FL
(Ft. Lauderdale Hollywood)

Charlene Conner

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels
(954) 472-3328 - cccharp@bellsouth.net

Charlene 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. Charlene teaches arranging and classical, orchestral, modern, pop, Celtic, folk and religious music. She offers recitals, harp ensembles, and harp circles. Charlene studied with Alice Chalifoux, Jeanne Chalifoux, Edna Phillips, and Margarita Montero. She has a Bachelor's of Music from Peabody Conservatory, and has been teaching since 1980.

"I strive to give students a solid foundation by combining exercises and pieces they can enjoy. It is a journey that is both challenging and rewarding and I cater to each person's individual needs and desires. I teach all ages and levels and provide performance options. However, some adult students just want to play for their own pleasure and that is OK! We all play because we love the harp and the sounds it makes. The journey of learning to play should be enjoyable and I strive to make the learning process fun."

 

33431

Boca Raton, FL

Nancy Ann Gillan

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels

Nancy Ann teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio, and at Palm Beach Atlantic University. No previous musical training is required. She has lever harps for rent to her students. Nancy Ann teaches all musical styles, specializing in classical and pop music. She also teaches arranging and offers recitals and harp ensembles for her students. Nancy Ann studied with Alice Chalifoux, and has a Bachelor of Music degree.

"My goal is to help each student make music. It should be an enjoyable experience. While playing is fun, technique is important because it enables the student to make music more easily."

 

33604

Tampa, FL

Pam Irwin

Lever harp - beginning to intermediate
Pedal harp - beginning to intermediate
(813) 300-9398 - pamflute@aol.com

Pam teaches private and group lessons for children, teens, and adults at her studio, as well as through Skype. She also teaches at a high school. No previous musical training is required. Pam teaches classical, modern, pop, Celtic, folk, and religious music. She also teaches music theory, and offers recitals and harp ensembles for her students. She studied with Kathryn McManus and Dolly Roberts, and has Bachelors and Masters degrees. She has been teaching since 1997.

"I have been teaching harp for Hillsborough County Schools for the past 12 years. I have experience with students of all ages."

 

33702

St. Petersburg, FL

Sue Carole DeVale

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels
(727) 577-4277 - ladyharp1@aol.com

Sue Carole 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. As an ethnomusicologist, Sue Carole teaches all music styles. She also teaches improvisation and music theory. Sue Carole offers recitals and workshops with visiting teachers and performers for her students. Sue Carole studied with Marie Ludwig Giordano, Marcel Grandjany, and Edward Druzinsky. She has Bachelors, Masters, and Ph.D. degrees, and has been teaching since 1972. She teaches in Italian as well as in English.

"I adore teaching! To me, each student is his/her own kind of blossom waiting to be opened and I am excited to discover just who they are and help them become into whatever kind of harpist they wish to be!"

 
Sue Carole DeVale

33966

Fort Myers, FL
(Naples, Cape Coral)

Barbara Fischer

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels

Barbara teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio, and at a music store. No previous musical training is required. She has lever harps for rent to her students. Barbara offers recitals for her students.

 

34209

Bradenton, FL
(Sarasota, Tampa, Venice, St Petersburg)

Melody Rapier

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels

Melody teaches private and group lessons for children and adults at her studio, and will travel to the homes of local students. No previous musical training is required. She has lever harps for rent to her students. Melody teaches all musical styles, specializing in classical and pop music. She offers recitals and harp ensembles for her students. She has Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Harp Performance from the University of Michigan. She studied with Alice Chalifoux, Ruth Dean Clark and has been teaching since 1978.

"I have been the Principal Harpist for West Virginia Symphony, Erie Philharmonic and Erie Chamber Orchestra for over 30 years as well as 20 years of being contracted restaurant harpist. Cleveland Pops, Ballet and Opera."

 

34236

Sarasota, FL

Giuseppina Ciarla

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

Giuseppina teaches private and lessons for children and adults at her studio, as well as through Skype. No previous musical training is required. She teaches all musical styles, specializing in classical, jazz, and orchestral music. Giuseppina also teaches arranging and music theory, and offers recitals and harp ensembles for her students. She teaches in Italian as well as English, and has been teaching since 1996. Giuseppina has the following degrees: Conservatorio di Musica from Italy, Bachelor's and Master's degrees from U of A. She is also a Certified Suzuki Method instructor.

"Giuseppina is the principal harpist of the Sarasota Opera, an accomplished solo, chamber and orchestral musician. Giuseppina maintains a harp studio in Sarasota where she is dedicated to sharing her years of experience and knowledge. She will inspire, nurture and guide you in the wonderful and exciting journey of learning to play the harp. Expression, musicality and a strong technical foundation are the core of Giuseppina's teaching philosophy while encouraging each student to bring out the best of themselves in their own creativity."

 

34741

Kissimmee, FL
(Orlando)

Victoria Schultz

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - beginning to intermediate

Victoria 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. Victoria teaches classical, modern, pop, Celtic, folk, early, and religious music. She also teaches composition, arranging, improvisation and music theory. She offers recitals as well as competitions through the National Federation of Music Clubs for her students. Victoria has the following degrees: BM Conservatory of Music and Dance UMKC and MM Drake University (Des Moines, IA). She has been teaching since 1990.

"I am currently performing as harpist for Walt Disney World, including for the Candlelight Orchestra. I have toured with artists including Josh Groban, Johnny Mathis, Electric Light Orchestra, Celtic Woman and the Chieftains. I was thrilled to tour China with the Mantovani Orchestra as both harpist and pianist. I have taught harp for UCF and enjoy teaching all ages and levels of harp."

 
Victoria Schultz