Teachers by Last Name: S

93103

Santa Barbara, CA

Valerie Saint Martin

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels

Valerie 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. Valerie teaches classical, orchestral, modern, pop, Celtic, early and religious music, as well as arranging and Music Theory. She has been teaching since 1980, and teaches in both English and French. Valerie studied with Pierre Jamet. She has the following degrees and certifications: Harp, Chamber Music, Sight Reading Gold Medals from the C.N.R of St Maur, Singing Gold Medal and Music Theory Diploma.

"I teach both lever and pedal harp. Children can start from age six on the lever harp. Beginners will first learn to familiarize with the instrument and learn the basic position with very simple but fun exercises. My experience as a harp teacher started when I was in my teens. I have taught privately and in music schools in France and the UK prior to moving to California."

 
Valerie Saint Martin

39340

Suances, Cantabria
(Santander, Dublin)

Javier Sáinz

Wire-strung, cross-strung, and Renaissance harps - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels

Javier teaches private and group lessons for children and adults at his studio, as well as through Skype. No previous musical training is required. He has lever harps for rent to his students. Javier teaches arranging, early music, Irish and Scottish music on wire-strung harp, and Renaissance and baroque music on historical harps. He teaches in Spanish and English and has a professional music degree. He has been teaching since 1990.

 

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."

 

77069

Houston, TX
(Galveston, Conroe)

Sandra Salstrom

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels

Sandra teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio, and at local schools. 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. Sandra teaches all musical styles, specializing in classical and folk music. She offers recitals and theory classes for her students. She has a Masters degree and taught non-music majors through at the University of Texas in Austin. She studied with Emily Mitchell, Gale Barrington, Lynn Wainwright Palmer, Pamela Vokolek, and Therese Honey.

 
Sandra Salstrom

10032

New York, NY

Pia Salvia

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels

Pia 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. Pia teaches all musical styles, specializing in pop and jazz music. She also teaches composition, arranging, improvisation, and music theory. She has Bachelors of Music from Berklee College of Music, and a certification from the Music Academy International of Nancy in France. She has studied with Felice Pomeranz, Cristina Braga, Deborah Henson-Conant, Park Stickney, and Maeve Gilchrist. Pia has been teaching since 2009 and teaches in French and Spanish, as well as English.

"I love to teach while having fun. I always listen to the individual needs of my students and try to create the best environment for them. I want them to feel comfortable and therefore be ready to learn and share in the best conditions."

 

91505

Burbank, CA
(Los Angeles, Glendale)

Katrina Saroyan

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels

Katrina 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. Katrina teaches all musical styles, specializing in improvisation and classical music. She has played professionally for 25 years and has been teaching since 1985.

"I have worked steadily as a professional harpist in the greater Los Angeles area for 25 years. I have taught over 1,000 students with 25 years of experience as a teacher."

 

OAHU
96734

Kailua, Oahu, HI
(Honololu, Island of Oahu)

Jan-Joy Sax

Lever harp - beginning to intermediate

Jan-Joy 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, and other places on request. She specializes in therapy music and teaching on small therapy harps. She also teaches original song arrangement, composition, improvisation, and pop, Celtic, and folk music. She offers a harp circle and theory classes for her students. No previous musical training is required. She has lever harps for rent to her students. Jan-Joy is a Certified Therapeutic Harp Practitioner in the International Harp Therapy Program. She has studied with R.H.Smith, Suzie Husong, Kim Robertson, Grainne Hambly, William Jackson, and Sunita Stanislow. She has been teaching since 1986.

"Positive experience is my goal with students, also with comfort and joy. Communication is encouraged between student & teacher. Flexible schedules welcomed. Extensive study in voice, Hawaiian Language and performance, & experience composing and arranging music. Ask for your dreams!"

 
Jan-Joy Sax

84103

Taylorsville, UT

Kathryn Sayre

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

Kathryn teaches private and group lessons for children and adults at her studio and at a grammar school. She also travels to the homes of local students. No previous musical training is required. Kathryn teaches all musical styles, specializing in classical and modern music. She also teaches general music classes and music theory. Kathryn teaches in French and English, and has the following degrees: BA in Education and MEd.

"My primary goal is to make harp affordable and accessible to anyone interested in learning how to play."

 

40517

Lexington, KY

Leah Schade

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels
(610) 420-6861 - jimleah@aol.com

Leah teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio. Children must be able to read at 1st grade level; 1 year of piano preferred. Leah specializes in classical music, and also teaches orchestral, jazz, and pop music. She has studied with Alice Chalifoux and has been teaching since 1990. Leah has performed with local and regional orchestras, jazz trios, church groups, and as a freelance musician for private, corporate, religious, and secular events.

 

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."

 

44130

Cleveland, OH

Tiffany Schaefer

Lever harp - beginning to intermediate

Tiffany teaches private lessons for teens and adults at her home, as well as through Skype. No previous musical training is required. Tiffany specializes in Celtic, folk, early, and religious music, and also teaches arranging and improvisation. She has been teaching since 2016.

"I first took up this instrument in 2007, and I believe the harp is accessible to anyone with a willing heart, with or without musical experience! While I personally do not have extra harps for students, I do know of a place to rent them. I will teach beginners to read sheet music, but I am also passionate about learning by ear, how to arrange, and how to improvise."

 

94541

Hayward, CA

Jessica Schaeffer

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels

Jessica teaches private and group lessons for children and adults at her studio. No previous musical training is required. Jessica teaches all music styles, specializing in classical and pop music. She also teaches composition, arranging, improvisation and music theory, and offers harp ensembles, recitals, and harp circles for her students. She has a B.M. degree from Northwestern University, a M.M. degree from Longy School of Music, and a Dalcroze Eurhythmics Certificate. She studied with Elizabeth Cifani and Karen Gottlieb. Jessica has been teaching since 2000, and teaches in Spanish as well as English.

" Lessons are individually tailored to facilitate each student's goals and interests. Emphasis on technique, self/body-awareness, and creative expression."

 
Jessica Schaeffer

08048

Lumberton, NJ
(Mount Laurel, Moorestown)

Mary Schafer

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels
(856) 816-6784 - Harpist3@aol.com

Mary teaches private and group lessons for children and adults at her studio, as well as through Skype. She teaches all musical styles. She studied with Margarita Montanaro and Alice Chalifoux.

"Educating the southern New Jersey community since 1992. Many competition winners. Free introductory lesson."

 

95118

San Jose, CA

Verlene Schermer

Lever, double-strung and cross-strung harps - all levels

Verlene teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio, as well as through Zoom, FaceTime, or Skype. No previous musical training is required. Verlene teaches all musical styles, and offers theory classes for her students, as well as arranging and composition. She offers workshops on Zoom, so check her website calendar for upcoming workshops. She is a Certified Clinical Musician, and has been teaching since 1994.

 
Verlene Schermer

34741

Kissimmee, FL
(Orlando)

Victoria Schultz

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - beginning to intermediate

Victoria 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. Victoria teaches classical, modern, pop, Celtic, folk, early, and religious music. She also teaches composition, arranging, improvisation and music theory. She offers recitals as well as competitions through the National Federation of Music Clubs for her students. Victoria has the following degrees: BM Conservatory of Music and Dance UMKC and MM Drake University (Des Moines, IA). She has been teaching since 1990.

"I am currently performing as harpist for Walt Disney World, including for the Candlelight Orchestra. I have toured with artists including Josh Groban, Johnny Mathis, Electric Light Orchestra, Celtic Woman and the Chieftains. I was thrilled to tour China with the Mantovani Orchestra as both harpist and pianist. I have taught harp for UCF and enjoy teaching all ages and levels of harp."

 
Victoria Schultz

43085

Columbus, OH

Allene (Alle) Schwartz

Lever harp - all levels

Alle teaches private and group lessons for children and adults at The Schwartz School of Music and Columbus Piano Leasing. She teaches all ages, including adults and seniors. She also teaches through Skype. No previous musical training is required. She has lever harps for rent to her students. Alle teaches all musical styles, specializing in classical and orchestral music. She also teaches composition, arranging, improvisation and music theory, and offers recitals and harp ensembles. Alle attended Interlochen Academy for the Arts. She studied harp with Jan Bishop and Joan Holland, and studied pedagogy with Christie Chiles Twille. She has been teaching since 2008.

"My goal as your teacher is to get you to be comfortable playing your instrument. I work with each of my students very closely to be sure they are not only learning technique and pieces, but feeling like harpists."

 

44256

Medina, OH
(Cleveland, Akron)

Sarah Schwartz

Lever harp - beginning to intermediate

Sarah teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio. No previous musical training is required. Sarah teaches classical, modern, pop, Celtic, folk, therapy, and religious music. She provides recitals for her students. She has Bachelor's of Music Education with String Specialization (cello) degree, and is a Certified Therapeutic Harp Practitioner. She has studied harp with LeeAnn Anderson, and cello with Raya Garbousova, Peter Howard and Ronald Leonard. She has been teaching since 2002.

"I am a cellist and music educator along with being a certified therapeutic harp practitioner. I play for patients, staff and visitors at two Cleveland Clinic Hospitals: Marymount and Medina."

 

93103

Santa Barbara, CA

Rebekah Scogin

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels

Rebekah 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. She has lever harps for rent to her students. Rebekah teaches all musical styles, and offers recitals, harp ensembles, and theory classes for her students.

"I have a grad degree in music performance. I specialize in teaching people how to overcome fear of performing."

 

94930

Fairfax, CA
(Mill Valley,San Rafael)

Michelle Sell

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels

Michelle teaches private and group lessons for children and adults at her studio, as well as through Skype. No previous musical training is required. Michelle teaches all music styles, specializing in classical and therapy music. She offers recitals and harp ensembles. She is an alumna of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, and studied with Marcella DeCray. Michelle has been teaching since 1978.

"I love helping students learn such a challenging instrument! A student said: 'Michelle is an exacting and compassionate teacher, capable of bringing out the best of my abilities as a harpist.' "

 
Michelle Sell

90065

Los Angeles, CA

Shawna Selline

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels

Shawna teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio, as well as at various schools. She also gives lessons through Skype. She will travel to local students' homes for lessons. No previous musical training is required. She has lever harps for rent to her students. Shawna specializes in Celtic music and has been teaching since 1985.

 
Shawna Selline

06443

Madison, CT
(New Haven, New London)

Megan Sesma

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels

Megan teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio, as well as at Connecticut College, Wesleyan University and the University of Connecticut. She also teaches through Skype. No previous musical training is required. She has lever harps for rent to her students. Megan teaches all music styles, specializing in classical and orchestral music. She offers recitals, extra classes, and performance opportunities for her students. She has a BM in Harp Performance from Eastman School of Music, and an MA from New York University. She has studied with Kathleen Bride, Emily Mitchell, Joann Turovsky, Kim Delibero, and Mary Beckman. She has been teaching since 1997, and also teaches in Spanish.

"My goal is to guide and mentor your development as a musician, individual and harpist. I believe that every individual can be successful in their goals. Dream, Believe, Persist, Achieve."

 
Megan Sesma

10026

New York, NY

Kristi Shade

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels

Kristi teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio, and at the homes of local students. She also teaches at the Manhattan School of Music, Precollege Division, and gives lessons through Skype. No previous musical training is required. Kristi specializes in classical and orchestral music, and also teaches modern, pop, jazz, Celtic, folk, and religious music. She offers harp ensembles, recitals, and theory and improvisation classes. She has Bachelors of Music and Masters of Music degrees from the Manhattan School of Music, and studied with Susan Jolles, Valerie Whitcup and Susan Brady. Kristi has been teaching since 2001.

 
Kristi Shade

82001

Cheyenne, WY
(Laramie, WY, Scottsbluff, NE)

Dave Shaul

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels

Dave teaches private and group lessons for children and adults at Niemann's Music in Cheyenne, Wyoming and at a church. He also teaches through Skype. No previous musical training is required. He has lever harps for rent to his students. Dave specializes in classical and Celtic music and also teaches orchestral, pop, religious, folk, early, South American, and therapy music. He teaches composition, arranging and improvisation, and offers harp ensembles and harp circles for his students. Dave has a Bachelor of Music (with Susann McDonald) and an MA in Ethnomusicology. He has been teaching since 1975.

"I want people to enjoy the harp, both hearing it and playing it. I also want them to enjoy playing whatever kind of music they want to play on the harp."

 
Dave Shaul

29650

Greenville, SC
(Spartanburg, Simpsonville)

Heather Sheen

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

Heather teaches private lessons for teens and adults at her studio, as well as through Zoom and Skype. No previous musical training is required. She has lever harps for rent to her students. Heather specializes in arranging and religious music. She also teaches improvisation and classical, Celtic, and folk music. She has been teaching since 2003. Heather has arranged and recorded six harp CDs with her sister as the duo "Joyful Harps."

"Music is the most beautiful of languages and I hope to help my students express themselves in that language with ease and enjoyment!"

 

92264

Palm Springs, CA
(Palm Desert, Hemet)

Dr. Vanessa Sheldon

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels

Vanessa teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio and at the College of the Desert and Mt. San Jacinto College. She also teaches through Skype. No previous musical training is required. She has lever harps for rent to her students. Vanessa teaches all musical styles, specializing in classical and Celtic music. She offers theory classes for her students. She has Bachelor's, Master's and Doctorate of Musical Arts degrees. She is a member of the College Music Society, and Music Teachers National Association. She studied with Carrol McLaughlin, Linda Wood Rollo, Susan Allen and Stephanie Osborne, and has been teaching since 1997.

"I will personalize our curriculum depending on your experience level, needs, and desires and look forward to helping you in your musical journey!"

 

58501

Bismarck, ND
(Minot, Dickinson, Central/Western ND)

Gayla Sherman

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels
(701) 221-5894 - beautifulharp@hotmail.com

Gayla teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio and at the University of Mary. No previous musical training is required, but she prefers that students have some piano. She also teaches beginning piano for students who begin harp without any formal piano training. Gayla teaches all musical styles, specializing in classical and folk music. She also teaches arranging and music theory. She offers harp ensembles and opportunities to play for worship in area congregations or for special engagements. Gayla has Bachelor and Masters degrees with minors in harp and church music. She studied with Gayle Barrington, Jean Altshuler, and Margaret Cooper, and has been teaching since 2000.

Performing professionally for over three decades, Gayla is known for her harp performance throughout the South and Midwest and has appeared with civic and community orchestras in Wisconsin, Texas, Kentucky, Missouri, Kansas, and North Dakota. She is principal harpist with the Bismarck-Mandan Symphony Orchestra and is music faculty (harp) for the University of Mary (Bismarck). Gayla is trained in both Salzedo and Grandjany methods.

 

94927

Rohnert Park, CA

Jewel Shield

Lever and double-strung harps - all levels

Jewel teaches private lessons for all children and adults at her studio. She may 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. She specializes in original composition, improvisation, therapeutic music as well as traditional Celtic, folk and world music. Jewel honors and all styles and genres of music. She is Certified in Sound Voice and Music Healing and as a teacher of Yoga of the Voice. She has been teaching since 1983.

"I embrace an intuitive and enriching holistic approach that empowers each individual student to express the beauty of their spirit and their instrument. Music is one of the greatest teachers of Life! It is the Universal language of our Soul."

 
Jewel Shield

67218

Wichita, KS

Suzanne Shields

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels

Suzanne teaches private lessons for teens and adults at her studio. No previous musical training is required. She teaches all musical styles, specializing in classical and pop music. She teaches music theory, and offers harp ensembles and harp circles for her students. Suzanne studied with Margaret Ling and Mary Bickford, and has the following degrees: B.S.M.E. with harp minor, M.M. in harp.

 

87510

Abiquiu, NM
(Santa Fe, Los Alamos, Taos)

Miriam Shilling

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels

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."

 
Miriam Shilling

94596

Walnut Creek, CA
(Oakland, Berkeley)

Jessica Siegel

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels

Jessica teaches private and group lessons for children and adults at her studio, and at Harps Etc. music store. She also teaches through Skype. No previous musical training is required. She has both lever harps and pedal harps for rent to her students. Jessica teaches all music styles, specializing in classical and Celtic music. She offers recitals, harp ensembles, harp circles, and theory classes. Students also have the option of participating in the Harp Certificate of Merit Program. She has Bachelors and Masters of Science degrees in Music Education and Harp Performance, and has been teaching since 1979. She has California and Ohio Teaching Accreditation. She studied with Alice Chalifoux, Mary Elizabeth Gale, and Alice Giles.

"My goal is to bring the joy of making music to you and to help you become the best musician you can be. Ask about my monthly Free Try the Harp Class. No previous musical experience is needed. I have a passion for introducing people to the harp and helping them fulfill their dreams."

 
Jessica Siegel

95472

Sebastopol, CA
(Santa Rosa, San Francisco)

Laura Simpson

Pedal harp - all levels

Laura teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio, and at the homes of local students. No previous musical training is required. She has pedal harps for rent to her students. Laura teaches all musical styles, specializing in pop and improvisation. She offers recitals and harp ensembles for her students. As well as teaching in English, she also teaches in Spanish. She is certified in Dalcroze Eurhythmics and has a London University teaching credential. She studied with Aileen McCardle and JoAnn Turovsky, and has been teaching since 1985.

 

80228

Lakewood, CO
(Denver)

Barbara Lepke Sims

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels

Barbara teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio, and at Colorado Christian University and Regis University. She also teaches through Skype. No previous musical training is required. She has lever harps for rent to her students. Barbara specializes in classical and therapy music, and also teaches pop, Celtic, Renaissance, and religious music. She offers recitals and harp ensembles for her students. She has a Bachelor's of Music Education and a Master's of Music from The Julliard School, and is a Certified Music Practitioner, and Certified teacher. Barbara studied with Susann McDonald, and has been teaching since 1978.

"I care about each student and their musical and personal growth through learning the harp."

 
Barbara Lepke Sims

19956

Laurel, DE
(Salisbury MD Seaford DE)

Joy Slavens

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels
(443) 359-0186 - tjslavens61@gmail.com

Joy teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio. No previous musical training is required. She specializes in classical and religious music and also teaches improvisation and folk and therapy music. She offers recitals and harp ensembles for her students. Joy has studied with Rebecca Smith, and has been teaching since 2009.

"I am a composer and arranger of music, and can help lead them in this direction. I also am experienced in using Finale for composing and writing music. 10 member ensemble Expressions of Joy."

 
Joy Slavens

77095

Houston, Tx

Abigail Sliva

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels

Abigail teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio. She also teaches at middle and high schools in the Klein Independent School District. Abigail teaches all music styles, specializing in classical and orchestral music. She also teaches arranging, improvisation, and music theory, and offers recitals for her students. No previous musical training is required. Abigail has the following degrees: Bachelor of Music from Cleveland Institute of Music, Master of Music from Cleveland Institute of Music, and Doctor of Music from Moores School of Music. She studied with Yolanda Kondonassis and Paula Page, and has been teaching since 2006.

"Throughout the course of my education, I have been blessed with fantastic teachers who have not only shown me the qualities of a great musician, but the value of hard work, persistence, and self-discipline. I strive to motivate and inspire students as my teachers have inspired me."

 
Abigail Sliva

60010

Barrington, IL

Brittany Smith

Lever harp - beginning to intermediate
Pedal harp - all levels

Brittany teaches private and group lessons for children and adults at her music studio. No previous musical training is required. Brittany teaches all musical styles, specializing in classical, orchestral, and pop music. She also teaches improvisation, and music theory, and offers recitals and harp ensembles for her students. Brittany is a Registered Suzuki Teacher and a Certified Music Practitioner, and has a DipABRSM (Diploma of The Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music) in Harp Performance.

 

85295

Gilbert, AZ

(Mesa, Phoenix)

Gayla Smith

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels

Gayla teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio, specializing in teaching children. She also teaches through Skype. Gayla teaches all musical styles, and offers recitals for her students. She has Bachelor's of Music in harp performance, and has been teaching since 1995.

 
Gayla Smith

89135

Summerlin, Las Vegas, NV

Kristie Smith

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels

Kristie teaches harp and piano lessons in Summerlin, Las Vegas. She has over fifteen years of experience teaching music lessons to students of all ages and levels. She has been privileged to study with internationally respected teachers, including Distinguished Professor Susann McDonald. Kristie is a doctoral candidate at Indiana University and also holds a Master of Music degree from that institution. Kristie has won many national competitions and is very proud of her students who have won first prize in several local and state competitions.

 

55901

Rochester, MN

Paula Smith

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels

Paula teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio. She teaches through Zoom and Facetime, and will also travel to the homes of local students. Two years of prior piano lessons are preferred. She has lever harps for rent to her students. Paula teaches all musical styles, specializing in classical and pop music. She offers recitals, harp ensembles and harp circles, and theory classes for her students. She has a Masters of Music in Harp Performance, and a Masters of Science in Education, and has been teaching since 1978.

 

21114

Crofton, MD
(Baltimore, Washington DC)

Rebecca Anstine Smith

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels

Rebecca teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio and at St. Mary's College of Maryland. She also teaches through Skype, FaceTime, Zoom, and WhatsApp, as well as other online formats. No previous musical training is required. She has lever harps for rent to her students. Rebecca teaches classical and orchestral music and offers recitals and harp ensembles. Besides teaching in English, she also teaches in French. She has B.A. and M.M degrees, and studied with Alice and Jeanne Chalifoux and Lucile Lawrence. She has been teaching since 1976.

"Prospective students are invited to a complimentary 20 minute appointment to meet me to learn about lessons and harps."

 

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."

 

92673

San Clemente, CA
(Dana Point, Laguna Niguel)

Wendy Smith

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - beginning to intermediate

Wendy 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 both lever harps and pedal harps for rent to her students. Wendy teaches arranging and improvisation, and most musical styles. She offers recitals for her students. She studied with Susann McDonald and Grace Follett (who was a student of Carlos Salzedo). She has a certificate from Susann McDonald's Summer Harp Institute. She has been teaching since 1982.

"Each harp student is unique and precious! Therefore I enjoy creating a study of the harp that helps each student reach their full potential and dreams."

 

17329

Glenville, PA
(northern MD, southern PA)

Kris Snyder

Lever harp - all levels

Kris 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. Kris teaches all music styles, and offers harp ensembles and harp circles for her students. She also has an annual "Harp Camp" and newsletter. She is a Certified Music Practitioner, and has been teaching since 1995.

"No musical background is necessary. Minimum age of 8. Yes we will work hard to get you where you want to be with the harp, but we will also have fun!"

 
Kris Snyder

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

Bristol,
ENGLAND

BS5 6HL

Bristol

Martin Solomon

Lever harp - all levels

Martin teaches private lessons for children and adults at his studio, and will also travel to the homes of local students. No previous musical training is required. He has lever harps for rent to his students. Martin specializes in Celtic and folk music, and also teaches composition, arranging, and improvisation, and therapy and South American music. He has been teaching since 2005.

"I normally have some lever harps which I rent out."

 

37204

Nashville, TN
(Franklin, Murfreesboro)

Phyllis Taylor Sparks

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels

Phyllis teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio in the Oak Hill area of Nashville, and at Tennessee State University and Western Kentucky University. She also teaches through Skype. No previous musical training is required. She has both lever harps and pedal harps for rent to her students. Phyllis specializes in classical and Celtic music, and also teaches orchestral and folk music. She has Bachelors and Masters Degrees, and has been teaching since 1995.

"I enjoy working with students of all ages from the younger player just discovering harp, the older player who always wanted to learn, to the college student who has professional aspirations."

 

06461

Milford, CT
(New Haven, Bridgeport)

Rebecca Squire

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels

Rebeccateaches 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. She teaches all ages, but specializes in children and teens. No previous musical training is required. She has both lever harps and pedal harps for rent to her students. Rebecca teaches all musical styles, specializing in classical and orchestral music. She offers recitals, harp ensembles, and theory classes for her students. As well as teaching in English, she also teaches in German. She has Bachelor's of Music Ed, Master's of Music Ed degrees, and 6th Year in Admin / Supervision. She also holds a Professional Education Certificate with Kodaly training. She has studied with Mario Falcao and Rebecca Flannery. She has been teaching since 1977.

"Students of all ages and skill levels participate in Harpeggios. We perform 6-8 times annually. Individual work with school music teachers to include my students in their performing ensembles."

 

58203

Grand Forks, ND
(Fargo, Moorhead, Eastern ND)

Callie Stadem

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels
(218) 230-3417 - callie.stadem@gmail.com

Callie teaches private and group lessons for children and adults at her studio, and at the Arioso Music Academy. She also teaches at the homes of local students. No previous musical training is required. She has both lever harps and pedal harps for rent to her students. Callie teaches all musical styles, specializing in classical music and composition. She offers harp ensembles and recitals. She has a BA in Music Liberal Arts, and a MM in Music Composition, and has been teaching since 2010.

"The foundation of my teaching is good technique and understanding of music so that my students can play what they want to play on the harp for many years to come."

 

Tel Aviv

Sunita Staneslow

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels

Sunita teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio and at a music store, as well as through Skype. No previous musical training is required. She has lever harps for rent to her students. Sunita specializes in arranging and therapy music, and also teaches improvisation, composition, and classical, pop, Celtic, folk, and religious music. She offers recitals for her students. She has a Master's of Music from Manhattan School of Music and has therapeutic harp training from International Harp Therapy Program. She studied with Lucile Lawrence and Judith Liber, and has been teaching since 1986.

"I enjoy teaching how to become more musical and creative.

 

58072

Valley City, ND
(Jamestown, Fargo)

Shirley Diana Starke

Lever harp - beginning to intermediate

Shirley teaches private lessons for children and adults at St. Catherine's Church. No previous musical training is required. Shirley teaches all musical styles, specializing in Celtic and folk music. She has been teaching since 2002. Lever harp lessons are given on a Lyon & Healy Troubadour harp, so students do not need to bring their own harps unless they prefer to do so.

"I will teach in a student's home if it is in or very near Valley City, ND."

 

98001

Auburn, WA

Bonnie Steinkamp

Lever harp - beginning to intermediate
Pedal harp - beginning to intermediate
(253) 874-8522 - Bammstein@msn.com

Bonnie teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio. She also teaches through Skype, Zoom, and Messenger. No previous musical training is required. She teaches all musical styles, specializing in pop, Celtic and therapy music. She also teaches composition, arranging, improvisation, and music theory. Bonnie offers recitals, harp ensembles, and master classes for her students. She studied with Leanne Pepple, and Michael McBean. Bonnie is a Certified Healing Musician and a Certified Harp Therapist, and has been teaching since 1998.

"The student's goals are important to me , whether they want to play in their school orchestra, at renaissance faires at church or just for themselves. Music can range from classical to songs from video games according to students' preferences while still learning good techniques."

 

84124

Salt Lake City, UT

Debbie Doxey Stevens

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels
(801) 556-6787 - harpistutah@gmail.com

Debbie teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio. No previous musical training is required. Debbie teaches all musical styles and offers recitals and harp ensembles. Besides teaching in English, she also teaches in Spanish. She studied with Adine Bradley, Rosa Balcells, and Louise Pratt. She has Bachelor's degree in Music.

 

20111

Manassas, VA
(Metro Washington DC)

Brian Stevenson

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels

Brain teaches private lessons for children and adults at his studio. He will also travel to the homes of local students. No previous musical training is required. He has lever harps for rent to his students. Brian teaches all musical styles, specializing in classical music. He offers a harp ensemble for his students. He has a BS in Music Performance, and is a hospital certified harp therapy practitioner. He has been teaching since 2006.

 

95959

Nevada City, CA
(Grass Valley, Auburn)

Lisa Stine

Lever harp - all levels

Lisa teaches private and group lessons for children and adults at her studio, and at the harp Therapy Worshop at the Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital Cancer Center. No previous musical training is required. She has lever harps for rent to her students. Lisa teaches all musical styles, specializing in Celtic and folk music. She offers recitals, harp ensembles, theory classes, and community playing opportunities for her students. She has a Bachelors of Music with Music Therapy specialization and registration, and is a Registered Music Therapist. She studied with Lucille Jennings and has been teaching since 1975.

"Playing the harp is a magical experience. All that is needed is the desire to enjoy yourself and create beauty in your life. You can be successful playing for yourself, for others or in ensemble. The harp is a very accessible instrument for beginners. A new student can sound great playing simple tunes."

 

07041

Milburn, NJ
(Morristown, Westfield)

Odarka Polanskyj Stockert

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp and electric harp - beginning to intermediate
(973) 763-6303 - www.odarka.com

Odarka teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio, as well as through Skype. She also gives workshops by special arrangement. No previous musical training is required. She has lever harps and pedal harps for rent to her students. Odarka teaches all musical styles, specializing in arranging and Celtic music. She offers recitals, harp ensembles, and extra theory classes. Besides teaching in English, she also teaches in Ukranian and Spanish. She has an engineering degree. She studied with Leone Paulson and others.

"I would love to meet you! Call and set up an appointment so we can discuss your specific needs and see if we'd like take on harp learning as a team for your benefit and joy!"

 

91364

Woodland Hills, CA
(Los Angeles, Ventura County)

Michelle Whitson Stone

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels

Michelle 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. Michelle teaches all music styles, specializing in classical and pop music. She offers recitals and harp ensembles for her students. She studied Music at the University of Kansas and has continued her studies through the Berklee School of Music and Moorpark College. She plans to ultimately pursue a Masters in Music Education. She studied with Dr. Carrol McLaughlin, Stella Castelucci and Harvi Griffin, and has been teaching since 1998.

"I enjoy teaching students of all ages and backgrounds. Getting to know each student individually and learning their particular learning style is a fascinating process to me."

 
Michelle Whitson Stone

94710

Berkeley, CA

Diana Stork

Lever and South American harps - all levels

Diana teaches private and group lessons for children and adults at her studio, as well as through Skype and Zoom. No previous musical training is required. She has lever harps for rent to her students. Diana teaches Celtic, folk, modern, South American, and therapy music. She also teaches composition, arranging, improvisation, and music theory. She offers harp ensembles and a wide variety of performance and sharing harp opportunities throughout the year. Diana studied with Anne Adams of the San Francisco Symphony, and numerous other teachers. She has been teaching since 1985.

"I work with individuals - with awareness of each person's strengths, and areas where I hear they can strengthen their harp playing. I love to compose and improvise, and always try this with my students. I play with a relaxed technique -- more similar to the principles of yoga -- using the body skillfully and integrating breath. And of course, building repertoire is a delightful part of our lessons."

 
Diana Stork

94523

Walnut Creek, CA
(San Francisco, Lafayette)

Krista Strader

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

Krista teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio, as well as through Skype and FaceTime. She will also travel to the homes of local students. No previous musical training is required. She has both lever harps and pedal harps for rent to her students. Krista teaches all music styles. She has a Bachelors of Music in Harp Performance, and has been teaching since 1993.

 
Krista Strader

11576

Roslyn, Long Island, NY

Karen Strauss

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels
(516) 484-9554 - harpist@optonline.net

Karen 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. Karen teaches all musical styles, specializing in classical and pop music. She offers recitals and harp ensembles for her students. She also hosts guest harpist performances in her studio twice a year. Besides teaching in English, she also teaches in French and Spanish. Karen has been teaching since 1980.

"My Studio is most interested in excellent technique and a strong foundation in musicality, while always stressing the joy and happiness that playing the harp can bring to a student, regardless of age."

 
Karen Strauss

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

16832 and 19716

Coburn, PA
(Philadelphia, State College) and Newark, DE

Anne Sullivan

Lever harp - intermediate to professional
Pedal harp - intermediate to professional

Anne teaches private lessons for teens and adults at her studio and at the University of Delaware. She also teaches through Skype. No previous musical training is required. Anne teaches classical and orchestral music, as well as arranging and improvisation. She offers recitals and harp ensembles for her students. She has a Bachelor's of Music from the Curtis Institute of Music. She was on the Musical Studies Faculty at Curtis from 1982 - 2001.

"I believe you should be able to play the harp the way you want, and I dedicate my work with my students to helping them develop their technique, musicianship and repertoire to achieve their goals."

 
Anne Sullivan

08234

Egg Harbor Township, NJ
(Ocean City, Somers Point)

Stephanie M. Sussmeier

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels

Stephanie 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. Stephanie specializes in classical and Celtic music, and also teaches modern, pop, early, religious and therapy music. She offers recitals and harp ensembles for her students. She has a Bachelor's of Arts in Music degree, and has been teaching since 2004.

 

1022

Auckland, NZ
(Point Chevalier, Central Auckland)

Robyn Sutherland

Lever harp - beginning level

Robyn 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. Robyn teaches composition, arranging and improvisation, and Celtic, folk, early, pop, modern, and religious music.

"I enjoy sharing my love of music with my students. Creativity and fun with music are encouraged at every step along the musical journey."

 

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.

 

94103

San Francisco, CA
(San Jose)

Brian Swager

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

Brian teaches private lessons for children and adults at his studio, and at Immanuel Lutheran Church in San Jose. No previous musical training is required. Brian has a Doctor of Music degree and teaches classical music.

 

0920

Snells Beach, Aukland, NZ

Becky Swan

Lever harp - beginning level

Becky teaches private and group lessons at her studio, as well as through Skype. She also travels to the homes of local students. She teaches all ages, specializing in adults and seniors. No previous musical training is required. She has lever harps for rent to her students. Becky teaches all musical styles, specializing in folk music. She has been teaching since 2009.

 

91104

Pasadena, CA

Carolyn Sykes

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels

Carolyn teaches private lessons for children and adults at the Pacific Harps Studio and Showroom, as well as through Skype. No previous musical training is required. She has both lever harps and pedal harps for rent to her students. Carolyn teaches all music styles, specializing in classical and jazz music. She offers recitals, harp ensembles, harp circles, and theory classes for her students. She has a Masters of Fine Arts degree in Harp Performance, and has been teaching since 1977.

"My teaching philosophy includes finding the joy in learning and playing the harp, while developing the skills, tools and knowledge to do so to the best of your ability. Learn on your favorite music!"

 
Carolyn Sykes

47405

Bloomington, IN
(Washington, DC, Richmond, VA)

Elzbieta Szmyt

Pedal harp - all levels
(812) 336-8794 - eszmyt@indiana.edu

Elzbieta teaches private and group lessons for children, teens, and college age students at her studio, and at Indiana University. College harp majors must have 6-8 years of previous harp training. Pre-college students are required to be able to read music such as 1-2 years of piano. Elzbieta teaches classical, orchestral, and modern music. She also offers recitals, master classes, and harp ensembles for her students. Besides English, she also teaches in Polish and Russian. She has a Master's of Music degree and Artist Diploma, and is the Associate Professor of Music in Harp at Indiana University. She has studied with Susann McDonald, Alina Baranowska-Liese, and Pierre Jamet. She has been teaching since 1987.

"I enjoy tremendously teaching harp especially working with students who have great imagination and a good sense of humor. I am a high energy but very patient teacher."