North Carolina 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 North Carolina organized by zip code.

27265

High Point, NC

Kristen Bruce

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels

Kristen teaches private and group lessons for children and adults at her studio, as well as through Skype. No previous musical training is required. Kristen teaches music theory to her students. She has Bachelors and Masters degrees in Harp, and has been teaching since 2014.

"Kristen's pedagogical approach focuses on musicality and proper technique to create the best sound possible, and values each student's individual learning style and goals."

 

27510

Carrboro, NC
(Cary)

Leigh Stringfellow

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

Leigh teaches private lessons for children and adults at her home studio in Carrboro and at Leechford Music in Cary. No previous musical training is required. Leigh specializes in classical music and encourages ample performance opportunities through recitals, master classes & harp ensemble. She holds a BA in music from Vassar College and is currently working on a masters degree from Appalachian State University. Major teaches include Pat Wooster, Dewey Owens, Bridget Kibbey & Jacquelyn Bartlett. She has been teaching since 2012.

 
Leigh Stringfellow

27517

Chapel Hill, NC
(Raleigh-Durham)

Pavelid Castaneda

Lever and South American harps - all levels
(631) 332-0555 - Pavelid@Hotmail.com

Pavelid teaches private and group lessons for children and adults at his studio and at a church. He will also travel to the homes of local students. No previous musical training is required. Pavelid specializes in South American and modern music, and also teaches improvisation and classical, folk, religious, and healing / meditation music. He offers recitals to his students. As well as teaching in English, he also teaches in Spanish. He has a BA in Music Education and an NC License, and has been teaching since 1994. He studied with Alfredo Rolando Ortiz and Carols Rojas.

 
Pavelid Castaneda

27613

Raleigh, NC

Andrea Blanchfield

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels

Andrea teaches private and group lessons for children and adults at her studio, a church, and a community music school. She also teaches through Skype, and will travel to the homes of local students. No previous musical training is required. She has pedal harps and lever harps for rent to her students. Andrea teaches all musical styles, specializing in classical and Celtic music. She also teaches composition, arranging, improvisation and music theory. She offers spring and winter recitals and the Capital Harp Ensemble for her students to perform. Andrea has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Furman University, and is currently getting certified as a Clinical Musician for Music therapy. She studied with Elinor Neimisto and Anita Burroughs-Price, and has been teaching since 2010.

"Each lesson is designed around the student's strengths, goals and interests in music."

 

27713

Durham, NC
(Chapel Hill, Raleigh)

Amy Kortus

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

Amy teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio. No previous musical training is required. Amy specializes in classical music, but also teaches improvisation and pop, Celtic, Christian, religious and therapy music. She offers recitals for her students. Amy studied at Wheaton College under Faye Seeman, and also studied with Anita Burroughs-Price. She has been teaching since 2000.

"I run a small private studio out of my home in Durham. My students range from age 8-65. I currently have high school students preparing to embark on music degrees in college, as well as adult students beginning the harp as their first instrument at age 60!"

 
Amy Kortus

27896

Wilson, NC
(Raleigh, Greenville)

Vonda Darr Wilson

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels

Vonda teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio. No previous musical training is required. Vonda specializes in classical and orchestral music, and also teaches arranging and pop, jazz, Celtic, Renaissance / early, and Christian/ religious music. She has a Bachelors in Harp Performance, and studied with Gretchen Van Hoesen. She has been teaching since 1992.

 

28202

Charlotte, NC
(Davidson, Greensboro)

Andrea Mumm

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels

Andrea teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio and at Davidson College and the University of North Carolina, Greensboro. She also teaches through Skype. New students must be able to read music. Andrea teaches all music styles, specializing in classical and orchestral music, and offers recitals and theory classes. She has a Bachelors of Music from Eastmann School of Music, and a Masters of Music from Northwestern University. She studied with Sarah Bullen, Kathleen Bride, Susan Jolles, and Elizabeth Cifani.

"Lessons include instruction in the realms of harp technique, musicality, music theory and ear training, and performance practices."

 
Andrea Mumm

28401

Wilmington, NC

Christina Brier

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels

Christina teaches private and group lessons for children and adults at her studio, and at the University of North Carolina, Wilmington. No previous musical training is required. She has lever harps for rent to her students. Christina teaches classical, orchestral, pop, Celtic and folk music, as well as music theory. She offers recitals, harp circles, and harp ensembles for her students. Christina studied with Kathleen Bride and Jeanne Henderson, and has been teaching since 2007. She has a Masters in harp performance from Eastman School of Music, and a Certification in Community Music Teaching.

 

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.

 

28730

Asheville, NC

Sue Richards

Lever harp - all levels

Sue teaches private and group lessons for children and adults at her studio, and at Black Mountain Arts Center. She also teaches through Skype. No previous musical training is required. Sue teaches Celtic and folk music, and also arranging and improvisation. She offers recitals and harp circles for her students. She studied with Lucy Lewis at Oberlin College and Jean Harriman at Ohio State University. She has been teaching since 1978.

"I also coach for Celtic competitions (Scottish Games, Irish) and for general performances. I coach ensembles and small groups. I encourage a sample lesson first, especially with children."

 

28787

Weaverville, NC
(Asheville)

Donna Germano

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

Donna teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio. No previous musical training is required. Donna specializes in classical and Celtic music, and also teaches arranging, improvisation, and pop, folk, and religious music. She also provides training for booking and handling gigs. She studied with Lelia Lattimore, Kim Robertson, Lauire Riley, and Sue Richards.

 

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