Louisiana 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 Louisiana organized by zip code.

70117

New Orleans, LA
(Santa Cruz, CA)

Jesse Autumn

Lever harp - all levels

Jesse teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio, at a music store, and through Skype. She teaches lever harp, cross-strung harp, and double-strung harp. No previous musical training is required. Jesse teaches pop, rock & roll, Celtic, folk, and early music as well as composition, arranging, improvisation and music theory. She also offers a harp ensemble for her students. She studied with Cheryl Ann Fulton, Chris Caswell, and Park Stickney, and was on the harp faculty at Community Music School of Santa Cruz. She has been teaching since 1999. Jesse teaches in New Orleans from fall through spring, and in Santa Cruz, California in the summer.

"I've performed on 20+ recordings, and was artistic director of the Santa Cruz Harp Festival from 2003-2016. I love teaching polyrhythms, arranging techniques, and creative accompaniment ideas, balanced with ear training and reading music. I also teach beginning and intermediate piano."

 
Jesse Autumn

70124

New Orleans, LA
(Gulf Coast)

Rachel Van Voorhees

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels

Rachel teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio and at Loyola University. She also teaches through Skype. No previous musical training is required. She has both lever harps and pedal harps for rent to her students. Rachel teaches all musical styles, specializing in classical and Celtic music. Besides teaching in English, she also teaches in French. She has a Bachelor's of Fine Arts from Purchase College SUNY and a Master's of Music from Yale University. She studied with Marcel Grandjany, Gloria Agostini, Dorothy Remsen, and Jane Weidensaul, and has been teaching since 1980.

"While I am a classically trained symphony harpist, I have a great passion for all genres of music including jazz, pop, religious, celtic, healing and new age and love teaching all types of music."

 

70506

Lafayette, LA

Bette Vidrine

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - beginning to intermediate
(337) 984-6058

Bette teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio, as well as through Facetime. She teaches all levels of lever harp, and beginning to intermediate pedal harp. She will also travel to the homes of local students. No previous musical training is required. Bette teaches most music styles, specializing in classical and Christian / religious music. She offers recitals, harp ensembles, and Christmas charity fundraising concerts with her students. She has studied with Dorothy McConnell, Margaret White, Nicanor Zabaleta, Ray Pool, and Harper Tasche. She has been teaching since 1985.

"I studied harp at LSU, played with several orchestras, and have played solo and ensemble work all over Louisiana. I enjoy sharing my knowledge of the harp with anyone who is interested."

 

70769

Baton Rouge, LA

Ashley Toman

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels

Ashley teaches private lessons for teens, adults, and seniors at her studio, as well as through Skype. No previous musical training is required. Ashley teaches all musical styles, specializing in classical and pop music. She has Bachelor's and Master's degrees from Eastman School of Music, and has been teaching since 2002.

 

70806

Baton Rouge, LA

Rebecca Todaro

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels

Rebecca teaches private and group lessons for children and adults at her studio, as well as through Skype. She also teaches an after-school harp program at St. Luke's Episcopal School in Baton Rouge. No previous musical training is required. She has lever harps for rent to her students. Rebecca teaches classical and orchestral music, as well as composition, arranging, and music theory. She offers recitals and harp ensembles for her students. Rebecca studied with Elizabeth Roth and Ann Benjamin, and has B.M and M.M degrees. She has been teaching since 1992.

"Reading, Playing, Listening and Understanding... with a knowledge of pitch and rhythm, technique, practicing and performing, becoming an attentive listener to all music, with a respect for history and tradition...Studying the harp is a very modern and relevant pursuit!"

 

70808

Baton Rouge, LA

Ginna Paredes

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels
(225) 343 3504 - ginnapa@hotmail.com

Ginna 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. She has lever harps and pedal harps for rent to her students. Ginna teaches all musical styles, specializing in improvisation and classical music. She provides a harp circle and theory classes for her students. As well as teaching in English, she also teaches in Spanish. She has Bachelor's and Master's degrees in harp performance. She has studied with Gretchen Van Hoesen and Gail Barber. She has been teaching since 1992.

"I have students ranging from elementary school to 72 years old. Any one can learn to play. I pay close attention to improvisation and classical techniques."