Maryland 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 Maryland organized by zip code.

20193

Timonium, MD

Jacqueline Pollauf

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels

Jacqueline teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio, and at the Baltimore School for the Arts, University of Maryland Baltimore County, and Goucher College. She also offers online lessons. She specializes in teaching children and teens, and no previous musical training is required. She has lever harps for rent to her students. Jacqueline teaches classical and orchestral music, and offers recitals and harp ensembles for her students. She has a Masters of Music from Peabody Conservatory.

"Extensive information about my teaching is available on my website at www.jpharp.com."

 

20650

Leonardtown, MD
(Alexandria, VA, Washington DC)

Jen Narkevicius

Lever harp - all levels

Jen teaches private and group lessons for children and adults at her studio. She teaches through Skype, FaceTime and Zoom, Messenger Rooms, Google Meet/Duo, WebEx, and other formats as they become available. No previous musical training is required. Jen specializes in Celtic music, and also teaches arranging, improvisation and therapy music. She has an MS degree in Gifted and Talented Education, and has been teaching since 2005.

"Learn in a warm, friendly, flexible environment focused on your goals and expectations, limitations and strengths."

 

20707

Laurel, MD
(Washington DC, Baltimore, MD)

Meredith M. Mancini

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels
(301) 953-7912 - hrpldy@his.com - www.3mharp.com

Meredith teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio, as well as through the Washington DC Youth Orchestra Program. Two years of piano experience is preferred. She has lever harps for rent to her students. Meredith specializes in classical and orchestral music, and also teaches folk and early music, and arranging. She offers recitals and harp ensembles. She has a Bachelors of Music degree and studied with Alice Chalifoux and Jeanne Chalifoux. She has been teaching since 1990.

"Harpist for numerous local orchestras. Former harpist for the MD Symphony. Harp instructor for DC Youth Orchestra for 20 years. Former harp instructor for Montgomery College, Catholic University."

 

20715

Bowie, MD

Mary Fitzgerald

Lever harp - all levels
(301) 352-3690 - harpersmary@icloud.com

Mary teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio. No previous musical training is required. She teaches all musical styles, specializing in Celtic and folk music. She also teaches arranging, improvisation, and music theory. Mary studied with Barbara Seidman and Jeanne Chalifoux. She earned a BA in Music Performance, Harp, from St. Mary's College of Maryland in 1977, and was the recipient of the Mattie M. Key Music Award. She has been teaching since 1997.

1978-1998: Chief White House musician, US Navy. Gigs include Pres. Bush's Luncheon for Nelson Mandela; Pres. Clinton's St. Patrick's Day dinners and other high level events for Heads of State, Cabinet and Pentagon officials.

 

20850

Rockville, MD

Barbra Bailey Bradley

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - beginning

Barbra teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio. No previous musical training is required. She teaches all musical styles, specializing in classical music. Barbra also teaches arranging and music theory, and offers recitals for her students.

 

20910

Silver Spring, MD
(Washington DC, Baltimore MD)

Wendy Willis

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels

Wendy teaches private and group lessons for children and adults at her studio. No previous musical training is required. She has lever harps for rent to her students. Wendy teaches all musical styles and offers harp ensembles for her students. She has a Bachelors of Music degree from Oberlin College, and studied with Alice Chalifoux. Wendy has been teaching since 2006.

 

21113

Odenton, MD

Grace Bauson

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels

Grace teaches private lessons for children and adults at the University of Mary Washington and in Odenton, Maryland. No previous musical training is required. Grace teaches all music styles, specializing in classical music, and offers recitals for her students. She has a Doctor of Arts from Ball State University, and a Masters of Music from the University of Toronto. She studied with Elizabeth Richter, Judy Loman and Lucile Lawrence, and has been teaching since 2005.

 
Grace Bauson

21114

Crofton, MD
(Baltimore, Washington DC)

Rebecca Anstine Smith

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels

Rebecca teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio and at St. Mary's College of Maryland. She also teaches through Skype, FaceTime, Zoom, and WhatsApp, as well as other online formats. No previous musical training is required. She has lever harps for rent to her students. Rebecca teaches classical and orchestral music and offers recitals and harp ensembles. Besides teaching in English, she also teaches in French. She has B.A. and M.M degrees, and studied with Alice and Jeanne Chalifoux and Lucile Lawrence. She has been teaching since 1976.

"Prospective students are invited to a complimentary 20 minute appointment to meet me to learn about lessons and harps."

 

21234

Baltimore, MD

Lori Flemming Peters

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels

Lori teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio, and at The Bryn Mawr School, and Notre Dame of Maryland University. No previous musical training is required. She has lever harps for rent to her students. Lori specializes in classical music, and also teaches pop, Celtic, and folk music. She offers recitals and harp ensembles for her students. She has studied with Jeanne Chalifoux and Alice Chalifoux, and has been teaching since 1978.

 

21401

Annapolis, MD
(Washington DC, Baltimore, MD)

Dr. Anastasia Pike

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels

Anastasia teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio, and also at the Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University, Christopher Newport University, and Teachers College, Columbia University. She also teaches through Skype. Anastasia teaches all musical styles, and offers recitals, harp ensembles, and theory classes for her students. She studied with Alice Chalifoux and Jeanne Chalifoux.

 

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

Neighboring States

17329

Glenville, PA
(northern MD, southern PA)

Kris Snyder - lever harp - all levels

Kris 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. Kris teaches all music styles, and offers harp ensembles and harp circles for her students. She also has an annual "Harp Camp" and newsletter. She is a Certified Music Practitioner, and has been teaching since 1995.

"No musical background is necessary. Minimum age of 8. Yes we will work hard to get you where you want to be with the harp, but we will also have fun!"

Kris Snyder - lever harp - all levels

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