Massachusetts 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 Massachusetts organized by zip code.

01075

S. Hadley, MA
(Springfield)

Felice Swados

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels
(413) 322-8713 - fswados@gmail.com

Felice teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio and at Smith College, Amherst College, and Community Music School of Springfield. No previous musical training is required. Felice teaches Celtic, classical and orchestral music and offers recitals for her students. Besides teaching in English, she also teaches in French. She has a Master's of Music and certification in elementary music education. She studied with Marcel Grandjany, Jane Weidensal, Gloria Agostini, and Lily Laskine, and has been teaching since 1974.

 

01702

Framingham, MA
(Boston, Worcester)

Lois Francello

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels

Lois teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio, and at Mockingbird Music and at schools. No previous musical training is required. Lois teaches all musical styles, and offers recitals and harp circles for her students. She has a Bachelor's of Music degree in Harp Performance from Boston Conservatory, and has been teaching since 2002.

"All ages and levels are welcome. My emphasis is on enjoying the musical adventure."

 

01776

Sudbury MA
(Boston)

Felice Pomeranz

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels

Felice teaches private and group lessons for children and adults at her studio, and at the Berklee College of Music in Boston. She also teaches through Skype, FaceTime, Zoom, Google Hangout, and Google Meeting. Besides teaching lever and pedal harp, she also teaches wire-strung Celtic harp, and electric harp with effects pedals. No previous musical training is required. She has both lever harps and pedal harps for rent to her students. Felice teaches all musical styles, specializing in jazz and classical. She gives lessons in both the Salzedo method and the French method. She offers recitals, harp ensembles, theory classes , and harp jams with rhythm sections. Besides teaching in English, she also teaches in French and Spanish. She has the following music degrees: BM, Classical, NEC, Jazz studies (MM) Jazz and improvisation (NEC).

"I offer study in many different genres and styles: classical, Celtic, medieval, renaissance, and all kinds of improvised music. My specialty is jazz."

 
Felice Pomeranz

01890

Winchester, MA

Jane Soh

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels
(603) 986-9857 - jane@jane.sg - www.jane.sg

Jane 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. Jane specializes in classical and orchestral music, and also teaches modern, Celtic, folk, and early music as well as music theory. She studied with Ina Zdorovetchi and Yu-Hsin Huang and earned a Master of Music in harp, and a Graduate Performance Diploma in Harp from the Boston Conservatory. She teaches in Mandarin Chinese and Japanese as well as English, and has been teaching since 2015.

"I teach anyone who has the will and desire to learn to play the harp."

 
Jane Soh

02062

Norwood, MA
(Boston, Dedham)

Dr. Lizary Rodriguez

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels
(781) 571-9775 - lizary@gmail.com - www.lizary.net

Lizary teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio. No previous musical training is required. Lizary teaches all musical styles, and also offers recitals. She teaches in both English and Spanish. She has M.M. and D.M.A. degrees in harp performance from the University of Arizona, and two post-graduate degrees from the Royal Conservatory of Music in Madrid. She studied with Maria Rosa Vidal, Dr. Carrol McLaughlin, and Dr. Maria Rosa Calvo-Manzano, and has been teaching since 1998.

 

02067

Sharon, MA

Kathleen Guilday

Lever harp - all levels
(781) 784-8750 - k.guilday@comcast.net

Kathleen teaches private and group lessons for children and adults at her studio. She will also travel to the homes of local students. No previous musical training is required. Kathleen specializes in Celtic and folk music. She has studied with Nellie Zimmer, Noreen O'Donoghue, and Maire ni Chathasaigh and has been teaching since 1982.

 

02115

Boston, MA

Krysten Keches

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels

Krysten teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio, as well as through Skype, FaceTime, and Zoom. No previous musical training is required. Krysten teaches all styles of music, specializing in classical and orchestral repertoire, and she offers recitals for her students. She has the following degrees: Harvard College (Bachelor of Arts), Australian National University School of Music (Graduate Diploma in Harp Performance), New England Conservatory (M.M. in Harp Performance), and also a Music-in-Education Certificate from New England Conservatory.

"I strive to share my love of music in a warm and supportive environment. During lessons I focus on developing strong, fluid technique while encouraging individual creativity."

 
Krysten Keches

02131

Boston, MA

Amanda Romano

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels

Amanda teaches private and group lessons for children and adults at her studio, as well as at a college. She also teaches through Skype. No previous musical training is required. Amanda teaches all styles of music, specializing in classical. She offers recitals, harp ensembles, and theory classes for her students. She has Bachelor's of Music and Master's of Music degrees and has been teaching since 2004.

 

02131

Boston, MA

Eduardo Betancourt

Lever and South American / Venezuelan harps - all levels

Eduardo teaches private lessons for children and adults at his studio. He also teaches through Skype, and will travel to the homes of local students. No previous musical training is required. Eduardo teaches South American, folk, and jazz music, as well as improvisation. He offers a harp ensemble for his students. Eduardo has 25 years of experience and teaches in Spanish as well as English.

 

02135

Boston, MA

Mairi Chaimbeul

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels

Mairi teaches private and group lessons for children and adults at her studio and at the homes of local students. She also teaches through Skype. No previous musical training is required. Mairi teaches all musical styles, specializing in jazz, Celtic and folk music. She also teaches composition, arranging, improvisation, and music theory. She has a BM in Performance and Professional Music, Summa Cum Laude, from Berklee College of Music. She minored in Theory of Jazz and Popular Music.

"Looking forward to exploring your goals and interests in music through the harp."

 

02135

Brighton, MA

Lethicia Caravello

Lever harp - beginning
Pedal harp - all levels

Lethicia teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio. No previous musical training is required. Lethicia teaches all musical styles, specializing in classical and orchestral music. She also teaches music theory, and offers recitals and harp ensembles for her students. As well as English, she also teaches in Portugese, French, and Spanish. She studied with Nicole Brubaker Brady, and has a Bachelor degree and Suzuki Teacher Training Unit 1 through 3.

"Music is what inspires me everyday, and I love being able to share it with others through performance and teaching. I believe the learning of music affects all areas of life and that with it comes a great sense of fulfillment and happiness."

 

02135

Brighton, MA

Anna Ellsworth

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels

Anna teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio and at Note-worthy Experiences. She will also travel to the homes of local students. No previous musical training is required. Anna teaches all musical styles, specializing in classical and orchestral music. She also teaches arranging and music theory. Anna studied with June Han, Ina Zdorovetchi, and Jude Mollenhauer. She has a MM from Yale University, and a BM from Boston Conservatory, and has been teaching since 2017.

"I believe learning almost anything is inherently fun; beginning at the first lesson, my top priority is to identify which aspects of music interest each of my students and use their natural excitement as a motivational tool."

 

02155

Medford, MA
(Boston)

Alison Blake

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels

Alison teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio. No previous musical training is required. Alison teaches all musical styles, specializing in classical and therapy music, and offers theory classes. She has MM in Harp Performance, GPD harp, and BM in Harp Performance, and has been teaching since 2010.

 

02162

Stockbridge, MA

Teresa Mango

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels

Teresa teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio and at the Hotchkiss School. She also teaches through Skype. No previous musical training is required. She has lever harps for rent to her students. Teresa specializes in classical and orchestral music, and also teaches pop, Celtic, folk, and early music. She has a Bachelor's of Arts degree in Applied Music and a Master's of Music in Harp Performance. She studied with Kathleen Bride, Myor Rosen, and Jane Weidensaul and has been teaching since 1980.

"I enjoy teaching all ages and levels and passing on a love for music and this instrument. It is important to me to explore with a student what music is enjoyable for them to learn and play while learning a solid foundation and technique."

 

02166

W. Stockbridge, MA
(Albany, NY, Boston, MA)

Elizabeth Morse

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels

Elizabeth teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio and at Williams College. She also teaches through Skype. No previous musical training is required. She has lever harps and pedal harps for rent to her students. Elizabeth specializes in classical and orchestral music, and also teaches arranging and Celtic, modern, and early music. She offers recitals and theory classes for her students. She has a Bachelor's of Music in Performance, and studied with Alice Chalifoux and Lucile Lawrence.

"I teach mainly at the college level but am very happy to have beginners, as I believe that is most important to have a solid foundation from the start. I enjoy teaching at all levels."

 

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

02176

Boston, MA
(Melrose)

Carrie Kourkoumelis

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels

Carrie teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio and at a college, as well as through Skype. She teaches all levels, but specializes in classical and orchestral music for advanced pedal harp. No previous musical training is required. Carrie has studied with Lynne Wainwright Palmer, Pamela Vokolek, Suzanne Balderston, and Marilyn Costello.

 

02459

Newton, MA
(Boston)

Juli Miller

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels
(617) 527-0918 - jrhmiller@gmail.com

Juli teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio. No previous musical training is required. She has both lever harps and pedal harps for rent to her students. Juli teaches all musical styles, and offers recitals and harp ensembles for her students. She has a Bachelor's degree from the New England Conservatory, and has been teaching since 1990. She studied with Marcel Grandjany, Reinhardt Elster and Ann Pilot.

 
Juli Miller

02474

Arlington, MA
(Boston)

Aine Minogue

Irish lever harp - all levels

Aine teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio, as well as through Skype. No previous musical training is required. Aine specializes in Irish and other Celtic and folk music, religious music, and arranging and composition. She also teaches singing with the harp. Aine has a Masters in Traditional Irish Harp Performance from the University of Limerick, and has been teaching since 1998.

"Irish music is my focus; also singing with the harp or playing for other singers and players. Both pedal and lever harpists tend to seek me out for supplemental tuition in these areas."

 
Aine Minogue

02476

Arlington, MA
(Boston)

Tess Epperson Maxwell

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels

Tess teaches harp lessons to all ages on pedal harp and lever harp. Her lively personality engages young students and her experience as a university faculty is essential for those wishing to study the harp seriously. Whether you'd like to play for your own enjoyment, hospice, or on the concert stage, Tess is committed to helping you succeed. Harp lessons will include a strong technical and musical foundation. From there, lessons are catered to your individual interests and goals. Jazz standards, music theory, performance skills, music history, arranging songs on the radio, sight-reading, and more! Call Tess to set up a trial lesson or for more information visit her website.

 

02669

Cape Cod, MA

Thom Dutton

Lever harp - all levels

Thom teaches private lessons for college age and adults at his studio. He will also travel to the homes of local students. New students must be able to read music. Thom specializes in Celtic and early music, and also teaches arranging and classical, folk, and therapy music. He has a B.Mus. degree, and studied with Cy Gordon O'Neill and Ann Paus. He has been teaching since 2001.