Teachers by Last Name: N - P

BRITISH COLUMBIA
V5Z 1B5

Vancouver, BC
(Lower Mainland)

Janelle Nadeau

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels

Janelle 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. Janelle teaches all musical styles, specializing in classical and Celtic music. She has a music degree majoring in Harp Performance from the University of British Columbia. She studied with Heidi Krutzen, Rita Costanzi, and Richard Turner, and has been teaching since 2005.

"I believe in helping my students find their own musical path and helping them achieve their goals in a supportive and encouraging environment while creating good musical habits."

 

20650 and 22315

Leonardtown, MD, Alexandria, VA, and 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."

 

78233

San Antonio, TX

Melody Nasiatka

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

Melody teaches private and group 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. Melody teaches most musical styles, specializing in classical and Celtic music. She offers recitals and theory classes for her students, and opportunities to play for private events. She has been teaching since 2002.

 

ONTARIO
K1R 5E1

Ottawa, ON

Ms Hoda Nassim

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels

Hoda teaches private and group lessons for children and adults at her studio, as well as at the homes of local students. She also teaches through Skype and Zoom. No previous musical training is required. Hoda teaches all musical styles, specializing in classical and Celtic music. She also teaches composition, arranging, improvisation, and music theory. Hoda offers recitals and harp ensembles for her students, as well as performance opportunities at clubs, festivals, and retirement homes. She has Bachelors and Masters degrees in music, and has teaching certifications in Solfege, sight singing, ear training, and keyboard harmony. Hoda teaches in English, French, Arabic, and some Italian and Spanish. She has been teaching since 1969.

"I taught at U of O school of Music, with the RCM of Toronto, member of ORMTA, taught with OCDSB many grades, performed in and around Ottawa."

 

80010

Aurora, CO

Neighborhood Music Stapleton

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels

Neighborhood Music Stapleton (NMS) is a local lesson studio providing lessons in various instruments and ensembles, including harp. They hire high-caliber teachers who have had students perform in New York (Carnegie Hall), Venice, and have earned spots in the Denver School of the Arts and the Denver Young Artist Orchestra. No previous musical training is required. All musical styles are taught, with an emphasis on classical, orchestra, and modern music. Composition, arranging, improvisation, and music theory are part of the curriculum. Recitals and harp ensembles are also available.

 

88061

Silver City, NM

Karen Nelson

Lever and double-strung harps - beginning level

Karen teaches private and group lessons for children and adults at her studio. No previous musical training is required. Karen teaches all musical styles, specializing in folk and modern music. She also teaches arranging, improvisation, and music theory, and offers harp circles for her students. Karen has been teaching since 2018.

 

07846

Johnsonburg, NJ
(Rockaway)

Iris Nevins

Lever harp - beginning to intermediate

Iris teaches private and group lessons for children and adults at her studio and at the Irish American Association of Northwest Jersey (IAANJ). She also teaches through Skype, and will travel to the homes of local students. No previous musical training is required. She has lever harps for rent to her students. Iris teaches Celtic music, and offers a harp circle. She has been teaching since 2010.

"I teach the Irish Traditional way, by ear and eye, but also encourage music reading. I run Irish concerts and often have students open for the show. I also repair and maintain their harps or teach them how."

 

10705

Yonkers, NY

Veronica Ni Ghrianain

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels

Veronica teaches private and group lessons for children and adults at her studio, and through Skype. She also teaches at St Barnabas Church in Woodlawn, Bronx, NY. No previous musical training is required. She has lever harps for rent to her students. Veronica teaches classical, modern, pop, Celtic, folk and religious music as well as music theory. She offers harp ensembles and recitals for her students. She has degrees in Music Education and Performance, and has been teaching since 2006.

 

97211

Portland, OR

Elizabeth Nicholson

Lever harp - all levels

Elizabeth 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. Elizabeth teaches all musical styles, specializing in Celtic and folk music. She also teaches composition, arranging, improvisation, and music theory. Elizabeth has been teaching since 1996.

 

05853

Morgan, VT
(Derby, Newport)

Chris Nicotera

Lever harp - beginning to intermediate
(802) 895-4341 - nicoteramusic@hotmail.com

Chris teaches private and group lessons for children and adults at her studio, and at a private studio in Derby, Vermont. No previous musical training is required. She has lever harps for rent to her students. Chris specializes in Celtic and folk music, and also teaches arranging, improvisation, and therapy music. She has an Associate's degree in Contemporary Music, and Bachelor's and Master's in Music Education. She also has a Vermont Music Teaching license. She has been teaching since 1985.

"I will teach you to play solo harp as well as how to accompany voice and other instruments. I usually have harps for sale or rent. I also teach guitar specializing in classical, jazz, folk and pop."

 

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."

 

10040

New York, NY

Violetta Maria Norrie

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels

Violetta teaches private and group lessons for children and adults at her studio, and at the Turtle Bay Music School. She will travel to the homes of local students, and also teaches through Skype. No previous musical training is required. Violetta teaches all musical styles, specializing in classical, modern, and orchestral music. She also teaches improvisation and music theory, and offers recitals and harp ensembles for her students. Violetta studied with Isabelle Moretti, Emmanuel Ceysson, Sivan Magen, and Susan Jolles. She has a Bachelor of Music degree, and has been teaching since 2016. She teaches in French, as well as in English.

"I make sure to give each of my students the space to improvise and compose as well as teaching them the fundamentals of music theory, ear training, and the repertoire they wish to master. I emphasize fun and creativity during our lessons while making sure my students come out of each lesson feeling excited to continue playing the harp. I believe in building a healthy technique from the start, so that my students can play anything they want the way they want without fear of injury."

 

43221

Columbus OH

Jeanne Norton

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels
(614) 86-8567 - jnorton214@aol.com

Jeanne teaches private lessons for children, teens, and college age students at her studio and at a college. Prior piano training is recommended, and the ability to read the bass and treble clefs. Jeanne teaches classical and orchestral music, and she offers recitals and harp ensembles for her students. She has Bachelor's of Music in performance from the Cleveland Institute of Music. She is the principal harpist in PMCO, substitute principal and 2nd harpist and lecturer with the Columbus Symphony Orchestra. She studied with Alice Chalifoux and Marjorie Tyre, and has been teaching since 1971.

 

36532

Fairhope, AL

(Mobile, AL and Pensacola, FL)

Jeanne O'Connell

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

Jeanne teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio. No previous musical training is required. She specializes in teaching classical and Celtic music, and also teaches folk and therapy music. She offers recitals and harp ensembles for her students. She has Master's of Music degree, and National Certification from the Music Teachers Association.

"It is essential the student have a harp on which to practice."

 

07928

Chatham, NJ
(New York, Philadelphia)

Aideen O'Donnell

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels

Aideen teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio, as well as through Skype. She teaches all levels of lever harp, and beginning to intermediate pedal harp. No previous musical training is required. She has lever harps for rent to her students. Aideen teaches all music styles, specializing in classical and folk music. She offers recitals, harp ensembles, and theory classes for her students. She has a BA in Music and Voice, and studied with Leone Paulson and Mairin Ni Shea. She has been teaching since 1990.

 
Aideen O'Donnell

54703

Eau Claire, WI
(Menomonie, Chippewa Falls)

Serena O'Meara

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels

Serena 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. Serena teaches all musical styles and offers recitals and harp ensembles for her students. She has a BS in Music Therapy, and Elementary Teaching certification. She studied with Gladys Hubner and Eileen Malone, and has been teaching since 1977.

"I do not have a specialty as to which harp I teach. I use my skills as a Music Therapist to help students learn to the best of their abilities."

 

34744

Istanbul, KadikÖy

Zeynep Öykü

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels

Zeynep 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. Zeynep teaches all musical styles, specializing in classical and early music. She also teaches music theory, and offers recitals for her students. She has taken lessons from many famous harpists such as Isabelle Perrin, Marie Pierre Langlament, Saskia Kingma, Ernestine Stoop Erika Waardenburg, Susan Allen, and Sylvain Blassel. Zeynep has a Harp and Audio Production degree. She has been teaching since 2008, and teaches in English, Turkish, and Japanese.

"I'm a very flexible teacher in terms of the needs and wants of the student; my lessons are tailored and paced to suit each and every one. I take time and interest to learn their individual tastes and find solutions for their specific difficulties. I expect dedication, love of the harp, and self-discipline from my students."

 

92882

Corona, CA

Alfredo Rolando Ortiz

Lever, South American and Paraguayan harps - intermediate to professional
Pedal harp - intermediate to professional

Alfredo teaches private lessons for children and adults at his studio. No previous musical training is required. He teaches Latin music, South American music, improvisation, and special effects for all harps. Alfredo is a medical doctor with specialized studies in Music Therapy and Sensory-Motor Learning. He has performed and presented workshops and master classes at many international harp events, including the World Harp Congress, American Harp Society Conferences, and others. He has been teaching since about 1966, and teaches in Spanish and Italian, as well as English.

 
Alfredo Rolando Ortiz

24019

Roanoke, VA
(Blacksburg, Salem)

Kirsten Carrell Osborne

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels

Kirsten 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. Kirsten teaches all musical styles, specializing in classical and therapy music. She offers recitals, harp ensembles, and theory classes. She has Bachelors of Music from Indiana University, and studied with Jacqueline Bartlett and Susann McDonald. She has been teaching since 2007.

"I have over 15 years of professional experience both playing and teaching. I welcome students of all ages and levels of experience. If you do not already have a harp, I have rentals available."

 

89506

Reno, NV
(Truckee CA, Carson City NV)

Marina Roznitovsky Oster

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels

Marina teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio, at the University of Nevada, Reno, and at Truckee Meadows Community College. She also teaches through Skype. No previous musical training is required. She has both lever harps and pedal harps for rent to her students. Marina teaches all musical styles, specializing in classical music. She offers recitals, harp ensembles, harp circles, and master classes for her students. Besides teaching in English, she also teaches in Russian and Hebrew. She studied with Susann McDonald. She has Bachelors and Masters degrees and a Performer Diploma (PD). Marina is the principal harpist with the Reno Chamber Orchestra and the Reno Philharmonic, and has been teaching since 2005.

"I have a very large harp studio with monthly master classes and many opportunities to play with orchestras and perform. You can find reviews on Yelp. Please don't hesitate to contact."

 

85202

Mesa, AZ

(Chandler, Tempe)

Jill Pack

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels

Jill teaches private lessons at her studio, as well as through Skype.

 

40390

Wilmore, KY
(Lexington, Danville)

Krista Padgett

Lever harp - beginning
Pedal harp - beginning

Krista teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio. New students must have basic piano skills. She has lever harps for rent to her students. Krista specializes in classical and religious music, and also teaches pop, Celtic, folk, and early music. Krista has been teaching since 1996.

 

64151

Kansas City, MO

Elizabeth Paine

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

Elizabeth teaches private lessons for teens 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. Elizabeth teaches all musical styles, specializing in folk music. She offers recitals, harp ensembles, and harp circles for her students. She has Bachelors of Fine Arts in Music, and has been teaching since 1992. She studied with Mildred Milligan, Cynthia Cooper, and John Hastings.

"Students do not need to bring their own harp to lessons. You can play one of mine."

 

12404

Accord, NY
(New Paltz, Woodstock)

Elizabeth Panzer

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels
(845) 626-8195 - Epanzer@earthlink.net

Elizabeth teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio. No previous musical training is required. Elizabeth teaches all musical styles, and offers extra theory classes for her students. She has a Masters in Harp Performance, and studied with Lucile Lawrence. She has been teaching since 1985.

 

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."

 

28805

Asheville, NC

Tori Parrish

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels

Tori spreads the joy of playing the pedal harp and lever harp by teaching private lessons to children and adults of all skill levels (no previous musical training required) at her students' homes or online via Skype. Tori's teaching style is holistic: she focuses not just on reading music, harp technique, and basic music theory but also music history, developing effective practice habits, and helping her students discover how the harp can best fit into their lives and personal musical goals. Tori has lever harps available for rent, and she offers recitals and other performance opportunities for her students. Tori studied with Marjorie Chauvel and has been teaching since 2014.

 
Tori Parrish

07093 and 10023

West New York, NJ, and New York, NY

Tomina Parvanova

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels

Private harp lessons are offered to students of all ages and levels in the New York and New Jersey area. ‚ÄčLessons in home or at private studio, focus on technique good tone production, and ear training. Flexible and creative approach individually tailored to each student's needs. Ms. Parvanova has served as Adjunct instructor at The Boston Conservatory teaching solo, chamber music and orchestra repertoire. While pursuing her Masters Degree at Boston University CFA, she was a harp teaching assistant for undergraduate minor students. Ms. Parvanova is the founder of Music from NYC, a group of inspired professional musicians based in NYC dedicated to providing online instrumental lessons worldwide.

 
Tomina Parvanova

30252

McDonough, GA
(Atlanta)

Kristi Pass

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels

Kristi teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio. She has lever harps for rent to her students. Kristi specializes in classical music, and also teaches arranging and improvisation, and orchestral, modern, pop, blues, Celtic, folk, and religious music. She offers recitals for her students. She has a B.A. in Music, and an ARCT in Harp Performance. She studied with Patricia Wooster and Lynn Palmer, and has been teaching since 1998.

 

84004

Alpine, UT

Michelle Paterson

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels

Michelle teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio and at the homes of local students. No previous musical training is required. Michelle teaches all musical styles as well as improvisation and music theory. She also offers recitals for her students. She studied with Louise Pratt, Julie Keyes, and Carrol McLaughlin and has a Master of Music degree in harp performance. She has been teaching since 2006.

"Witnessing the progress of my aspiring students is such a joy! Come learn with me!"

 

37415

Chattanooga, TN

Rachel Payne

Lever harp - beginning to intermediate

Rachel teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio. No previous musical training is required. Rachel specializes in Celtic music and also teaches pop, folk, and religious music. She studied with Faith Stenning in Pittsburgh, and has been teaching since 2004.

 

75002

Allen, TX

Moira Greyland Peat

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels

Moira teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio and at a church, as well as through Skype. No previous musical training is required. She has lever harps for rent to her students. Moira teaches all music styles, specializing in classical and Celtic music. She also teaches composition, arranging, and music theory. She offers recitals and harp circles for her students. Moira has a Bachelor of Music Performance from the University of Redlands, and a Master of Music Performance from the University of Nevada, Reno. She has been teaching since 1990.

"I specialize in maximizing comfort and speed. I can also teach you to sing, at any level. I train opera singers, as well as Celtic singers."

 
Moira Greyland Peat

94705

Berkeley, CA

Eleonora Pellegrini

Lever harp - beginning
Pedal harp - all levels

Eleonora 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. Eleonora specializes in classical music, and also teaches modern, pop, early and Celtic music. She teaches music theory and offers recitals and harp ensembles for her students. She studied with Emanuela Degli Esposti. Eleonora has Bachelor and Master in Harp Performance degrees, and is a Music Learning Theory Certified Teacher. She teaches in English and Italian, and has been teaching since 2011.

 
Eleonora Pellegrini

4305

Ipswich, QLD
(Brisbane, Toowoomba)

Joan Penny

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - intermediate level

Joan teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio, as well as at the homes of local students. She also teaches through Skype. Students must be able to read music in the treble and bass clefs. Joan specializes in classical and Celtic music, and also teaches modern, pop, and folk music. She also gives extra theory classes. She has Australian / English diplomas in music teaching and performance including A.MusA, ATCL, and LTCL degrees. She studied with Una Morgan, Sebastian Lipmann and Jill Atkinson, and has been teaching since 1983.

"I teach with the aim of preparing students for exams , and also teach students who want to learn the harp for their own personal enjoyment. In S.E Queensland (ie the Brisbane area). I also offer the opportunity for ensemble playing."

 

92604 and 94404

Irvine, Santa Ana, and Foster City, CA

Alexandra Perdew

Lever harp - beginning to intermediate
Pedal harp - all levels

Alexandra teaches private and group lessons for children and adults at her studio, and at various schools. She also teaches through Skype. No previous musical training is required. Alexandra specializes in classical and orchestral music, and also teaches modern, pop, jazz, and improvisation. She offers recitals, harp ensembles, and theory classes for her students. Besides teaching in English, she also teaches in French. She has a Bachelor's of Arts in Music Performance, and a Master's of Music in Orchestral Studies. She studied with Edward Druzinsky, Sarah Bullen and Sally Maxwell, and has been teaching since 1998.

"I approach each student as an individual with their own inspirations and their own unique physical abilities. Each student learns theory, musicianship, performing, and to find their own voice."

 
Alexandra Perdew

03753

Grantham, NH

Lindsay Perricone

Lever harp - beginning to intermediate
Pedal harp - all levels

Lindsay teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio, and at a Middle School. She will also travel to the homes of local students. No previous musical training is required. Lindsay teaches all musical styles, specializing in classical and Celtic music. She also teaches music theory. She has Bachelors and Masters degrees in Harp Performance. Lindsay studied with Jeanne Goldstein and Dr. Jessica Suchy-Pilalis.

 

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.

 

84003

American Fork, UT

Janet Peterson

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels
(801) 836-4277 - neo.poli.tan@hotmail.com

Janet teaches private and group lessons for children and adults at her studio and at Utah Valley University. She also teaches through Skype. No previous musical training is required. Janet specializes in Classical, Orchestral, Pop, Jazz and Celtic music. She also teaches music theory, and offers recitals and harp ensembles for her students. Janet is the Ballet West Principal Harpist, and the Utah Symphony Sub. She won the 2017 Studio Teacher of the Year Award.

 

07306 and 10000

Jersey City, NJ and New York City, NY

Karen Peterson, CMP, NASM-CPT

Lever and double-strung harps - all levels

Karen teaches private lessons for children, adults, and seniors through Zoom videoconference. She will also travel to the homes of local students. No previous musical training is required. Karen teaches all music styles, specializing in therapy music. She also teaches composition, arranging, improvisation, and music theory. Karen studied with Julie Buzzeli and Faye Seeman, and has been teaching since 2012. She is a Certified Music Practitioner (CMP), and Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM).

"I offer lessons on a weekly, bi-weekly, monthly, or catch-as-catch-can basis. For beginners, I understand the challenge of learning something new as an adult. For current harpers, I can help you reinvigorate your enjoyment of your harp."

 
Karen Peterson, CMP, NASM-CPT

85297

Gilbert, AZ

Kathryn Peterson

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - beginning to intermediate

Kathryn 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. Kathryn teaches all music styles, and offers recitals for her students. She has a Minor in Music from Brigham Young University, and a Master's Degree in Learning Sciences from Utah State University. She studied with Julie Keyes, and has been teaching since 2005.

"Because of my studies of both music and learning theory, I am able to cater my instruction to children and adults alike. I offer a free trial lesson to anyone interested in learning more about the harp."

 
Kathryn Peterson

94550

Livermore, CA
(Oakland, San Jose)

Dominique Piana

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels

Dominique teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio, and at Holy Names University in Oakland. No previous musical training is required. She has lever harps for rent to her students. Dominique specializes in classical music and composition, and also teaches arranging and orchestral, modern, pop, and folk music. She offers recitals and theory and music history as needed. Besides teaching in English she also teaches in French. She has a Masters in Harp Performance from Claremont Graduate University. She also has the Premier Prix in Solfege from Royal Conservatory of Music in Brussels, Belgium. Dominique has been teaching since 1975.

"I teach very "hands on" to ensure real learning in the lesson. I try to make the traditional approach of the French school pleasurable through choice of repertoire, beauty of tone and musicality. I am available for private coaching or master classes on the subject of the romantic repertoire and playing style."

 

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.

 

78636

Johnson City, TX

Haley Ping

Lever harp - beginning to intermediate
Pedal harp - all levels

Haley teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio, and at the homes of local students. She prefers that students have some musical experience, but it depends on the individual. Haley teaches all musical styles, specializing in classical and orchestral music. She also teaches music theory, and offers recitals and harp ensembles for her students. Haley studied with Melissa Calusio and Dr. Sue Taylor, and minored in music.

 

48044

Macomb, MI

Paula Pinterpe

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

Paula teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio. No previous musical training is required. Paula teaches all musical styles, specializing in classical and pop music. She has a Bachelor's degree in Music and has been teaching since 1987.

 

10524

Garrison, NY

Joy Plaisted

Lever and therapy harps - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels
(845) 424-4622 - joyofharp@aol.com

Joy teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio, and at The Brearley School. She will also travel to the homes of local students. No previous musical training is required. She has lever harps for rent to her students. Joy specializes in classical and therapy music, and also teaches composition, arranging, improvisation, and orchestral, Celtic and folk music. She offers recitals and workshops for her students. She has a Bachelors of Music from the Univeristy of Minnesota, and a Masters of Music from The Juilliard School. She is also a Hospital Certified Harp Therapist through the Bedside Harp program. She studied with Frances G. Miller, Catherine Meyer-Eisenhoffer, Pierre Jamet, and Nancy Allen.

 
Joy Plaisted

6545GP

Nijmegen
(Dieren)

Anouk Platenkamp

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels

Anouk teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio, as well as through Skype. No previous musical training is required. Anouk teaches all musical styles, specializing in folk and therapy music. She offers recitals for her students. She has a conservatory degree in harp, and graduated from the International Harp Therapy Program. Anouk teaches in English, Dutch, and German, and has been teaching since 2004.

 

91024

Sierra Madre, CA
(Pasadena, Arcadia)

Melanie Podley

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels

Melanie 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. Melanie teaches arranging and improvisation, and classical, orchestral, modern, pop, jazz, Celtic folk, early, and religious music. She offers theory classes and opportunities to perform as interested. She has a B.A. in Music Education and Music Applied, and a California Multiple Subject Teaching Credential. She has been teaching since 2005.

 

28411

Wilmington, NC
(Raleigh NC, Charleston, SC)

Elena Karin Pohl

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

Elena teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio. No previous musical training is required. Elena teaches classical, Celtic, pop, and religious music. She studied with Elinor Niemisto, Min Kim and Sunita Staneslow, and has been teaching since 2006.

 

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."

 

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

14609

Rochester, NY
(Buffalo, Syracuse)

Ray Pool

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels

Ray teaches individual lessons for adults and seniors at his studio and through Skype. No previous musical training is required. Ray specializes in teaching improvisation and healing and meditation music, as well as classical, pop and jazz music. He has a Bachelors of Music in organ from Westminster Choir College, and has achieved the Harp Therapy Master Level from Bedside Harp. He has been teaching since 1977.

"It is not necessary to take a lesson each week. I have frequently taught lessons with two weeks in between on a regular basis."

 
Ray Pool

93728

Fresno, CA

Laura Porter

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels
(559) 903-3747 - harpporter@aol.com

Laura teaches private and group lessons for children and adults at her studio, as well as at the homes of local students. She also teaches at University High School and Fresno Pacific University. No previous musical training is required. She has lever harps for rent to her students. Laura teaches all music styles, specializing in classical, orchestral and Celtic music. She offers harp ensembles, recitals, and harp circles for her students, and also teaches arranging, improvisation and music theory. She has a Master's degree and is a MTAC member. She studied with Nancy Allen, Catherine Michel, JoAnn Turovsky, and Anne Adams, and has been teaching since 1980.

"I employ an approach of mutual respect, and ask and guide students to be goal-oriented in their work."

 

35217

Birmingham, AL

Sharon Powers

Lever harp - beginning

Sharon teaches private and group 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. Sharon specializes in Celtic and folk music, and also teaches modern, therapy and religious music. She offers recitals and harp circles for her students. Sharon studied with Joanna Mell and is a Certified Therapeutic Musician through the Heart of God Harpers. She has been teaching since 2015.

"Come explore the fascinating world of harp with me! I teach via video chat online or in my home."

 

98663

Vancouver, WA
(Portland OR)

Jennifer Pratt-Walter

Lever harp - all levels
(360) 693-4715 - Lyrica@comcast.net

Jennifer teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio, specializing in teens and adults. No previous musical training is required. She has lever harps for rent to her students. Jennifer specializes in Celtic and therapy music, and also teaches composition, arranging, improvisation, and classical, folk and Renaissance and early music. She offers a harp circle for her students. She has an AA degree and is a Certified Healing Musician. She studied with Marion Fouse and has been teaching since 1998.

"I welcome the opportunity to connect with each student and create an understandable and joyful lesson experience. It's never too late to learn something wonderful!"

 
Jennifer Pratt-Walter