New Mexico 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 New Mexico organized by zip code.
87010Santa Fe, NM
Rita Linck Rice
Rita teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio. She will also travel to the homes of local students. No previous musical training is required. Rita teaches all musical styles, specializing in classical, orchestral, and folk music. She also teaches music theory and piano. Rita studied with Alice Chalifoux, Patricia Pence Sokoloff, and Lucille Lawrence. She has BM and MM degrees and is Suzuki I certified. She has been teaching since 1992.
"My focus is on whole body technique with emphasis on long term physical health and music."
Anne teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio, as well as at a college. No previous musical training is required. Anne teaches all musical styles, specializing in classical and South American music. She has Bachelor's of Music and Master's of Music degrees from Indiana University, and teaches at the Univeristy of New Mexico. She has been teaching since 1976.
Karen 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. Karen teaches all musical styles, and also teaches composition, arranging, improvisation, and music theory. She has been teaching since 2002.
"My music teacher studied pedal harp with Marcel Grandjany in New York City. I played with the Celtic Coyote folk band for two years which was an incredible learning opportunity -- they were all my teachers.
Lessons are based on your goals and interests. We will start where you are learning beautiful simple pieces as you learn correct technique. Lessons include painless theory. playing by ear, reading music, and improvising. With a good foundation you can go as far as you'd like."
Jocelyn teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio, as well as through Skype, FaceTime, and Zoom. No previous musical training is required. She requires parents of young students to learn tuning and basic harp maintenance until the student is ready to take on the responsibility. Jocelyn teaches all musical styles, specializing in classical and religious music. She also teaches arranging and music theory. She will offer harp ensembles and recitals once the Covid restrictions are lifted. She encourages her students to play with other instrumentalists and to play in churches and nursing homes. Jocelyn studied with Mildred Dilling, Ruth Negri, and Assunta del Aquila. She has Bachelors of Music degree and an Artists Diploma, and has been teaching since 1980.
"I have decades of performing experience on both the pedal and lever harp as well as on the harpsichord. I have also held church positions in the capacity of pianist, organist and choir director. I teach the Grandjany technic and believe it to be the most pure and efficient technique on both pedal and lever harp."
(Santa Fe, Los Alamos, Taos)
Miriam offers harp lessons for children and adults at her studio in Abiquiu. No previous musical training is necessary. Miriam teaches a variety of music styles, specializing in classical music. She attended Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam. She also played with All-State Orchestra 2 years, All-Eastern Orchestra 1 year, and went on tours to Southeast Asia and Scandinavia with the Long Island Youth Orchestra. Miriam studied with Jeanne Goldstein and Arlene Wangler in New York and has been teaching since 1997.
"I'm a professional harpist who's been playing weddings and events for over 35 years. While I highly recommend at least a year of piano lessons before beginning the harp, I will teach all levels. Adults and well-behaved children are always welcome."
88005Las Cruces, NM
(El Paso, TX)
Eike teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studios in Las Cruces, New Mexico and El Paso, Texas. She also gives virtual lessons through Skype and Zoom. No previous musical training is required. She has lever harps for rent to her students. Eike teaches classical, Celtic, folk, Early, and religious music. She also teaches arranging and music theory and offers harp ensembles for her students. Eike has a Masters degree and teaches in both English and German. She has been teaching since 1997.
88061Silver City, NM
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.
Lacy teaches private lessons for all ages at her studio, and through Skype. No previous musical training is required. Lacy specializes in classical, folk, and Celtic music, and also teaches the Suzuki method. She offers recitals for her students. She studied with Andrea Manes, Megan Visser, and Dr. Cathryn Clayton. Lacy has a BA in Music from the University of Utah, and has been teaching since 2012.