Oregon 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 Oregon organized by zip code.

97010

Bridal Veil, OR

Sister Mary Margaret Delaski, FSE

Lever harp - all levels
(971) 263-3526 - smmdelaski@fsecommunity.org

Sister Mary Margaret teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio and at the Franciscan Montessori Earth School. She will also travel to the homes of local students. No previous musical training is required. Sister Mary Margaret specializes in Christian, Celtic, folk, classical, and religious music. She also teaches arranging and music theory. She offers recitals and harp ensembles. She has a BME; Masters of Art in Education/Music; Equivalency Bachelor of Music Therapy. She is a board-certified Music Therapist and certified piano teacher. She studied with Maria Royce-Hesse, and has been teaching since 1990.

"My motivation to teach harp is to bring this beautiful music to more and more people. I have used it in therapy, as well."

 

97068

West Linn, OR
(Portland OR, Vancouver WA)

Andie Reavely

Lever harp - all levels
(503) 679-6658 - andiejael@gmail.com

Andie 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. Andie teaches arranging, composition, improvisation, and folk, Celtic, classical, and religious music. She offers recitals and harp circles, and has been teaching since 2006. She studied with Katherine Rands, and Jennifer Pratt-Walter.

"I focus on students learning technique, improv and arrangement, repertoire building and delighting in musical expression. I encourage students to choose their own repertoire."

 

97068

West Linn, OR
(Portland)

Carole Bellinger

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels

Carole teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio, and at the homes of local students. No previous musical training is required. Carole teaches composition and arranging, and classical, orchestral, modern, pop, Celtic, folk, early, therapy, and religious music, and offers theory classes. Carole has an M.A. in Harp Performance from San Jose State University in California. She studied with Ms. Karen Thielen and Dr. Stephanie Janowski, and has been teaching since 2012.

 
Carole Bellinger

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.

 

97236

Portland, OR

Chase Garber

Lever harp - beginning level

Chase teaches private lessons for children and adults at his studio and at Artichoke Music. He will also travel to the homes of local students. No previous musical training is required. Chase teaches all music styles, specializing in Celtic and folk music. He also teaches composition, arranging, improvisation, and music theory. He studied with Elizabeth Nicholson, has a BA degree in music, and has been teaching since 2018.

"I teach a relaxed version of classical Salzedo method. My teaching style is warm and supportive."

 
Chase Garber

97267

Portland, OR
(Beaverton, Milwaukie)

Misty Williams

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels

Misty teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio, and at Valley Catholic Music School. She'll also travel to the homes of local students. No previous musical training is required. She has lever harps for rent to her students. Misty specializes in classical and jazz music and also teaches orchestral, pop, Celtic, folk, South American, and religious music. She teaches composition, arranging, and improvisation, and offers recitals. She has a Bachelors in Harp Performance and a Masters in Harp Performance, and has been teaching since 2006. She studied with Dr. Carrol McLaughlin.

"My background includes a focus on classical, celtic/folk, popular, worship, and jazz. Therefore, I am happy to tailor your lessons to fit your musical tastes and interests. All ages are welcome!"

 

97330

Corvallis, OR

Laura Zaerr

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

Laura teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio and at the University of Oregon. She also teaches through Skype. No previous musical training is required. She has lever harps and pedal harps for rent to her students. Laura teaches all musical styles, as well as composition, arranging, improvisation, and music theory. Laura also offers recitals, harp ensembles, harp camps, and retreats for her students. Laura studied with Sally Maxwell, Eileen Malone, and Bertille Fournie. She has a Masters in Music and is an MHTP graduate. Laura has been teaching harp since 1984.

"I offer a well-rounded harp experience, tailor-made to the needs of the students. I emphasize relaxed hand position and optimal tone production. I am very flexible as to what sort of harp the student is playing."

 

97333

Corvallis OR

Sharon Thormahlen

Lever harp - beginning to intermediate

Sharon teaches private lessons for adults and seniors at her studio and online through Zoom. No previous musical training is required. She has lever harps for rent to her local students. Sharon teaches a variety of musical styles: Celtic, folk, early, Pop, Latin, therapy and most others that the student wants to learn. She teaches theory as it applies to what is being learned. She is a Certified Music Practitioner from the Music for Healing and Transition Program. She studied with Laura Zaerr, Kim Robertson, and Sunita Stanislow, and has been teaching since 2005.

"I am passionate about playing the harp and I love teaching the harp. I love watching my students progress. I teach each student differently in the way that suits their learning style and interests."

 

97401

Eugene, OR

Jeralee Salaets

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels
(541) 221-3048 - Harpist.jeralee@gmail.com

Jeralee teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio and at the Shedd Institute. She will travel to the homes of local students, and also teaches through Skype. No previous musical training is required. Jeralee teaches all musical styles, as well as arranging, improvisation, and music theory. She also offers recitals for her students. She has a B.M. in Harp Performance from the UO School of Music, and an S.A. in Piano Pedagogy. She has been teaching since 1995.

"Lessons are catered to student's goals and the music they would like to learn with emphasis on helping each student develop good technique."

 

97401

Eugene, OR

Becca Schaefer

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels

Becca teaches private and group lessons for children and adults at her studio and at the homes of students. She also teaches through Skype. No previous musical training is required. Becca teaches all musical styles, specializing in classical, modern and orchestral music. She also teaches composition, arranging, improvisation, and music theory, and offers harp ensembles and recitals for her students. She studied with Dr. Ann Marie Liss and has a Bachelor of Music in Harp Performance. She has been teaching since 2014.

"I am committed to adapting to the unique needs of all of my students to insure that we reach their personalized goals."

 

97403

Eugene, OR
(Springfield)

Mary DeMocker

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels

Mary teaches private 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 for rent to her students. Mary teaches all musical styles, and offers a harp circle. She has a degree from the University of Oregon School of Music, and trained at Eastman School of Music. She studied with Eileen Malone and Wendy Kerner. She has been teaching since 1988.

"I am in love with the harp and am always excited to customize lessons to each student. I especially enjoy children and try to follow their interests while helping them develop good technical skills and practice habits. I teach the pedal harp to students who have one and travel to their homes (for an additional charge). Students may borrow books, CDS, and Folk Harp Journals from my library. I have flexible scheduling, but prefer during the weekday, as I have a family."

 

97403

Eugene, OR

Rosanna Moore

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels

Rosanna teaches private and group lessons for children and adults at her studio and at the Univeristy of Oregon. She also teaches through Skype, FaceTime and Zoom, and will travel to the homes of local students. No previous musical training is required. Rosanna teaches all musical styles, specializing in classical, folk, and orchestral music. She also teaches arranging, improvisation, and music theory, and offers recitals and harp ensembles for her students. Rosanna studied with Kathleen Bride and Eira Lynn Jones. She has been teaching since 2010 and has the following degrees: DMA, MM (Eastman), BMus with honors (Royal Northern College of Music).

"My philosophy is that anyone can learn to play music, and each person will learn slightly differently. It is on me as the teacher to find the best way for you to learn. Whether you are more comfortable playing by ear or reading music, I believe it is possible to learn by incorporating both methods."

 

97408

Eugene, OR
(Alternate Cities)

Allegra Bel Embley

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels

Allegra Bel teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio, as well as at the homes of students. No previous musical training is required. Allegra Bel teaches many genres: classical, orchestral, modern, pop, Celtic, folk, and religious music. She also teaches music theory, improvisation and arranging, and offers recitals and harp ensembles. She studied with Dr. Carrol McLaughlin and Dr. Cathy Clayton.

 

97420

Coos Bay, OR
(North Bend)

Lynda Cole

Lever and cross-strung harps - beginning to advanced
Pedal harp - beginning

Lynda teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio. No previous musical training is required. Lynda specializes in improvisation and teaching singer songwriters. She also teaches arranging, composition, and pop, blues, Celtic, folk, South American, and therapy music. She was a music major for 3 years at college, and has been teaching since 1995.

"I like to make learning the harp fun. I adapt the teaching method to the interests of the student. I am also a nurse and teach mindfulness based stress relief."

 

97520

Ashland, OR
(Medford OR)

Celia Canty

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels

Celia 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. Celia teaches classical, pop, Celtic, folk, therapy and religious music. She offers harp ensembles and theory classes. She has a BA with Single Subject Music Teaching Credential, and an MA in Piano Performance. She has been teaching since 1988.

 

97520

Ashland, OR

Dayton Mason

Lever and wire-strung harps - beginning to intermediate
(541) 625-3585

Dayton teaches private and group lessons for children and adults at his studio, at a college, and through Skype. He also will travel to the homes of local students. No previous musical training is required. He has lever harps for rent to his students. Dayton teaches classical, orchestral, modern, pop, and therapy music, as well as composition, arranging and improvisation. He has been teaching since 2016, and he teaches in Indonesian as well as in English.

"Dayton's teaching style makes harp lessons fun and simple enough for anyone to learn and enjoy."

 

97754

Prineville, OR
(Redmond)

Sally Burger

Lever harp - beginning to intermediate

Sally 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. Sally specializes in Celtic music and also teaches composition and classical and therapy music. She offers recitals and theory classes for her students. She has a BA in Music Performance from the University of Oregon, and she belongs to the Oregon Music Teachers Association. She studied with Ardy Maddox, and has been teaching since 1999.

"We have a group workshop once a month for piano and harp students. I have been teaching music in the public schools, and private lessons for 25 years."

 

97759

Sisters, OR
(Bend, Redmond)

Rebecca Hilary Smith

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - beginning

Rebecca teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio and at the Cascade School of Music in Bend, Oregon. She will travel to the homes of local students, and also teaches through Skype. No previous musical training is required. She has lever harps for rent to her students. Rebecca specializes in improvisation and Celtic music, and also teaches composition and arranging, and classical, orchestral, pop, blues, folk, early, and world music. She holds recitals, and harp ensembles are offered through the Cascade School of Music. The High Cascades Harp Retreat is held in June. She has a Bachelors of Music from the University of Oregon. She studied with Sally Maxwell and has been teaching since 1996.

"Getting to learn the harp has been the premier delight of my life; bringing others into a deeper relationship with the harp, whatever their level or starting point, is my second greatest delight."