Teachers by Last Name: T - V

94131

San Francisco, CA

Lynn Taffin

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels

Lynn teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio. No previous musical training is required. Lynn teaches all musical styles, and offers a harp ensemble for her students. As well as teaching in English, she also teaches in French and Italian. She has Bachelors and Masters degrees in Music, and has been teaching since 1994. She studied with Lucile Lawrence, Marie-Claire Jamet, Alice Chalifoux and Marcella DeCray.

"I bring years of international performing experience and my enthusiastic approach to inspired lessons which fulfill a student's dream of playing the harp and developing their understanding."

 

06902

Stamford, CT

Lisa Tannebaum

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels

Lisa teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio and at the Treetops Performance Studio, as well as through FaceTime, Skype, and Zoom. No previous musical training is required. Lisa teaches classical, orchestral, modern, therapy, and religious music. She offers recitals, harp ensembles, and harp circles for her students, as well as many performance and extra seminar activities. Lisa has a Master of Fine Arts degree and is Suzuki certified. She has studied with Beverly Myrow, Kathy Kienzle, Nancy Allen, Isabelle Perrin, Mary Kay Waddington, Gillian Bennett, and Stacey Shames. Lisa has been teaching since 2000.

"My approach is geared individually towards each student. I try to break issues down to the smallest components, and teach with kindness and understanding. By performing regular solo concerts for Music in The Woods, I am able to keep my technical and creative skills at the highest level and can instill that in my teaching."

 
Lisa Tannebaum

07726

Manalapan, NJ

Oksana Tarasova-Kessous

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels

Oksana teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio. No previous musical training is required. She teaches all musical styles, specializing in classical and pop music. She also teaches improvisation and music theory, and offers recitals and harp ensembles for her students. Oksana has a teaching license and the following degrees: Doctor of Music Art, Professional Study Degree, Master of Music and Bachelor of Music. She has been teaching since 1992.

 

98064

Kent, WA

Harper Tasche

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

Harper teaches private lessons for college age students and adults at his studio, as well as through Skype. He will travel to the homes of local students. He also teaches special-needs students. No previous musical training is required. Harper teaches most musical styles, specializing in folk music and arranging. He has a Bachelors of Music magna cum laude, and has been teaching since 1994.

"People think (and learn) in many different ways, and "musician" means more than just playing dots from a page. Please ask about my teaching philosophy; maybe I'm the right harp teacher for you!"

 

85021

Phoenix, AZ

(Sun City, Peoria)

Daniela Tauchmann

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels

Daniela 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 for rent to her students. Daniela specializes in improvisation and therapy music, and also teaches composition and arranging, and classical, pop, Celtic, folk, and religious music. She offers a harp circle for her students. Besides teaching in English, she also teaches in German. She has a Master's in Music Education and is a Certified Harp Therapy Practitioner through the International Harp Therapy Program. She studied with Eva Kausch, Veronika Ponzer and, Christina Tourin, and has been teaching since 2006.

 

45011

Liberty Twp, OH
(Cincinnati, Hamilton)

Genie Thiergartner

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

Genie teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio, and will also travel to the homes of local students. She prefers that students have some piano, but it is not required. Genie teaches classical, orchestral, and pop music. She has Bachelor's of Music and Master's of Music degrees. She studied with Bernice Grubb, Linda Wellbaum, and Alice Chalifoux, and has been teaching since 1987.

"I am the principal harpist of the Springfield Symphony Orchestra."

 

75228

Dallas, TX
(Waco)

Karen Thomas

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels
(469) 855-5538 - harpistry@gmail.com

Karen teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio, and at Baylor University in Waco, TX. No previous musical training is required. She has lever harps for rent to her students. Karen teaches classical and orchestral music, and offers recitals for her students. She has Bachelors and Masters of Music degrees, and studied with Yolanda Kondonassis and Alice Chalifoux. She has been teaching since 2000.

 

06002

Bloomfield, CT
(Palm City, FL)

Susan Knapp Thomas

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels

Susan teaches private and group lessons for children and teens at her studio and at the Hartt School of Music in Hartford, CT. She also teaches through Skype. She also teaches in Palm City, Florida. No previous musical training is required. She has lever harps for rent to her students. Susan teaches all musical styles, and offers recitals and harp ensembles for her students. She has a Bachelor's of Music in Applied Harp, and has been teaching since 1982. She studied with Phyllis Wright and Eileen Malone.

"I am the Founder/Director of the CT Valley Harp Intensive Summer Camp in Simsbury CT, since 2009. We are celebrating our 7th year in the summer of 2015. www.ctvalleyharp.com."

 

60640

Chicago, IL
(Chicagoland Area)

Sarah Thompson

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels

Sarah teaches private lessons to 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. Sarah teaches all musical styles, specializing in classical and contemporary. She also teaches arranging, improvisation, and music theory. She offers recitals for her students. She has a Bachelor's in Music Performance from Northwestern University, and has been teaching since 2005. She studied with Jeanene Gage, Elizabeth Cifani, Dr. Nan Gullo-Richmond, and Dr. Kathy Bundock Moore.

"What makes lessons fun? Performing the songs you want to learn. As a dedicated teacher, I go above and beyond to ensure you are achieving your goals and performing the style of music you most enjoy."

 

73112

Oklahoma City, OK

Chelsea Thompson-Bushong

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels

Chelsea teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio, and at the University of Central Oklahoma. She also teaches through Skype, and will travel to the homes of local students. No previous musical training is required. Chelsea teaches all musical styles, specializing in classical music. She also teaches composition, arranging, improvisation, and music theory, and offers recitals, harp circles, and harp ensembles for her students. Chelseas has a Masters of Music in harp from the University of Central Oklahoma, and has been teaching since 2007.

" I love spreading the joy of harp, and the life changing power of music."

 

23805

Richmond, VA

Colleen Potter Thorburn

Lever harp - beginning to intermediate
Pedal harp - all levels

Colleen teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio, as well as at Virginia Harp Center, Virginia Commonwealth University, and Liberty University. She will also travel to the homes of local students. No previous musical training is required. She has pedal harps for rent to her students. Colleen teaches classical, orchestral, modern, pop, jazz, Celtic, folk, and religious music, as well as arranging and music theory. She offers recitals and harp ensembles. She studied with Ann Yeung, June Han, Laura Hearne, and has DMA, MMA, MM, and BM degrees. Colleen has been teaching since 2004.

 

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."

 

72761

Siloam Springs, AR

Joyce Timmons

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels

Joyce 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. Joyce teaches all musical styles, specializing in classical and folk music, and also teaches music theory. She studied with Suzanne Thomas (Buffalo Philharmonic) and Eileen Malone (Eastman School of Music). Joyce has a Masters degree and has been teaching since 1986.

 

05819

St. Johnsbury, VT

Bill Tobin

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

Bill teaches private lessons for children and adults at his studio. No previous musical training is required. Bill teaches arranging and Celtic, folk, and classical music. He offers harp ensembles and harp circles. He studied with Stephanie Curcio, and has been teaching since 1992.

 

70806

Baton Rouge, LA

Rebecca Todaro

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels

Rebecca teaches private and group lessons for children and adults at her studio, as well as through Skype. She also teaches an after-school harp program at St. Luke's Episcopal School in Baton Rouge. No previous musical training is required. She has lever harps for rent to her students. Rebecca teaches classical and orchestral music, as well as composition, arranging, and music theory. She offers recitals and harp ensembles for her students. Rebecca studied with Elizabeth Roth and Ann Benjamin, and has B.M and M.M degrees. She has been teaching since 1992.

"Reading, Playing, Listening and Understanding... with a knowledge of pitch and rhythm, technique, practicing and performing, becoming an attentive listener to all music, with a respect for history and tradition...Studying the harp is a very modern and relevant pursuit!"

 

70769

Baton Rouge, LA

Ashley Toman

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels

Ashley teaches private lessons for teens, adults, and seniors at her studio, as well as through Skype. No previous musical training is required. Ashley teaches all musical styles, specializing in classical and pop music. She has Bachelor's and Master's degrees from Eastman School of Music, and has been teaching since 2002.

 

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K2J 3M7

Ottawa, ON

Susan Toman

Lever harp - all levels

Susan teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio. No previous musical training is required. Susan teaches classical, Celtic, folk, early, and religious music, as well as improvisation and music theory. She also offers about 8 to 10 workshops every year. Susan studied with Grainne Hambly, and has a Doctorate in music, and an ARCT (teaching and piano performance) certification. She has been teaching since 2014.

 

ONTARIO
P7A 7H9

Thunder Bay, ON

Jenna Townson

Lever harp - all levels

Jenna teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio. New students need to have basic piano theory. She will teach partially by ear, but prefers that students know, or are ready to learn, how to read music. She has lever harps for rent to her students. Jenna specializes in Celtic and religious music, and also teaches composition, arranging, and improvisation, and classical, modern, pop, and folk music. She has certifications in Grace 7 piano conservatory, and Rudiments Level 1, Level 2 music theory. She studied with Kim Robertson, Grainne Hambly, William Jackson, Ailie Robertson, and Janet Harbison. She has been teaching since 2007.

 

24901

Lewisburg, WV
(Covington VA, Ronceverte WV)

Leah Trent

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels

Leah teaches private lessons for children and adults at the Performing Arts Hall, Carnegie Hall in West Virginia. She teaches all levels of lever harp, and beginning and intermediate pedal harp. No previous musical training is required. She has lever harps for rent to her students. Leah specializes in Celtic and religious music, and also teaches arranging and improvisation, and classical, orchestral, pop, folk, Renaissance and early music. She offers recitals and harp ensembles for her students. She has Bachelors and Masters degrees in music, and has been teaching since 1980.

"If you have always wanted to play the harp, now is the time! I welcome students of all ages, and abilities. It is not necessary for you to know how to read music to play the harp."

 

22401

Fredericksburg, VA

Mary Triola

Triple-strung harp - all levels
(540) 538-1494 - marytriola@yahoo.com

Mary teaches Welsh Triple Harp in her home studio and through Skype. Students must have their own triple harp and have some experience with playing at least a single course harp. Mary has a Bachelors degree with a major in music, and has studied with Jeanne Chalifoux and Lisa Gray McKeachie. She has been teaching since 1986.

"I am interested in teaching according to what each student desires to do with the harp -- from those with professional aspirations to those who desire harp for enjoyment or even therapy."

 

17801

Sudbury, PA
(Lewisburg, Williamsport)

Sherri L. Trometter

Lever harp - beginning to intermediate

Sherri 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. Sherri specializes in improvisation and pop, Celtic, therapy, and religious music. She was a Music Minor, and studied with Louis Lynch and Ann Sullivan. She has been teaching since 2005.

"I work with the student and teach at their pace. Learning can be fun and my past students learned more while having fun. Proper technique and music theory is still stressed."

 

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96816

Honolulu, Oahu, HI

Constance Uejio

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels
(808) 732-7805 - cuejio@gmail.com

Constance teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio. No previous musical training is required. She teaches arranging and classical, orchestral, pop, Celtic, folk, and religious music. She offers harp ensembles and harp circles. Constance has a Bachelor's of Music from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York, and a Performer's Certificate. She studied with Dorothy Knauss, Eileen Malone, and Marcel Grandjany.

 
Constance Uejio

98070

Vashon Island, WA

Jane Valencia

Lever and wire-strung harps - all levels

Jane teaches private and group lessons for children and adults at her studio, as well as through Skype. No previous musical training is required. Jane specializes in healing and meditation music, as well as arranging, improvisation and Celtic music. She also teaches bardic harp and storytelling. She offers opportunities for playing in on-island ensembles and jam sessions. She has been teaching since 1988.

"I aim to help you discover your own magic with the harp, and to guide you deep into it by the most direct, fun, and satisfying route I possibly can."

 
Jane Valencia

70124

New Orleans, LA
(Gulf Coast)

Rachel Van Voorhees

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels

Rachel teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio and at Loyola 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. Rachel teaches all musical styles, specializing in classical and Celtic music. Besides teaching in English, she also teaches in French. She has a Bachelor's of Fine Arts from Purchase College SUNY and a Master's of Music from Yale University. She studied with Marcel Grandjany, Gloria Agostini, Dorothy Remsen, and Jane Weidensaul, and has been teaching since 1980.

"While I am a classically trained symphony harpist, I have a great passion for all genres of music including jazz, pop, religious, celtic, healing and new age and love teaching all types of music."

 

95667

Placerville, CA
(Diamond Springs)

Paula Vance

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

Paula 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. Paula teaches all musical styles, depending on the goal of the student. She offers recitals, harp ensembles, and harp circles. She has a BS in Business and has been teaching since 1999.

"Whether you are young or old. Whether you can read notes or have never had a music lesson. I would enjoy sharing the joy of playing the harp. I teach all learning styles and honor students' goals."

 

06119

West Hartford, CT

Zoe Vandermeer

Lever and triple-harps, and singing - all levels

Zoe teaches children and adults Online (Skype) and in her West Hartford studio. She provides lessons in harp, singing, piano, music theory, arranging, composition, and accompanying. A prize-winning graduate of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, she was named to the Roster of the CT Commission on Culture and Tourism in 2011, and in 2014, she enjoyed her operatic debut in Carnegie Hall as First Place Winner of the B. Alexander International Vocal Competition. Ms. Vandermeer has performed and given workshops at the Sao Paulo International Harp Festival, American Harp Society Summer Institute, Somerset Harp Festival, HarpCon2003, Bloomington Early Music Festival, International Festival de Deia Spain, and elsewhere. She is a recipient of the 2020 CT Office of the Arts grant, the Hartt School Faculty Development Fund, Dame Joan Sutherland Fund, MTNA Foundation Grant Fund, and many others. A performing and recording artist, she is a member of the American Harp Society and the New York Singing Teachers Association.

"I love teaching!"

 
Zoe Vandermeer

55113

Minneapolis, MN
(St Paul)

Cathy Victorsen

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels

Cathy teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio and at the homes of students. She teaches through Zoom and FaceTime. She also teaches at the following colleges: Bethel University, Hamline University, and University of Northwestern in St. Paul. No previous musical training is required. She teaches all musical styles, as well as composition, arranging, and improvisation. She offers harp ensembles for her students, and opportunities to share music at senior living residences. She has a BM in Harp Performance from Boston University, and a MM in Harp Performance from the University of Minnesota. Cathy studied with Frances Miller, Gladys Hubbner, Nancy Allen, Lucille Lawrence, Edward Druzinsky and Marjorie Tyre and also studied at Aspen, Tanglewood, and Sewanee Summer music Festivals. She has been teaching since 1980.

"I enjoy teaching students to play this glorious instrument. There is no limit to the music we can learn to play. My goal is to help them become the best harpists they can be, and to love learning, and sharing their music."

 

70506

Lafayette, LA

Bette Vidrine

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - beginning to intermediate
(337) 984-6058

Bette teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio, as well as through Facetime. She teaches all levels of lever harp, and beginning to intermediate pedal harp. She will also travel to the homes of local students. No previous musical training is required. Bette teaches most music styles, specializing in classical and Christian / religious music. She offers recitals, harp ensembles, and Christmas charity fundraising concerts with her students. She has studied with Dorothy McConnell, Margaret White, Nicanor Zabaleta, Ray Pool, and Harper Tasche. She has been teaching since 1985.

"I studied harp at LSU, played with several orchestras, and have played solo and ensemble work all over Louisiana. I enjoy sharing my knowledge of the harp with anyone who is interested."

 

06042

Manchester, CT
(Manchester, Vernon)

Debbie Vinick

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels

Debbie 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. She has lever harps for rent to her students. Debbie specializes in classical and Celtic music, and also teaches arranging, orchestral, pop, rock and roll, and folk music. She offers recitals and harp circles. She has a Bachelor of Music from Eastman School of Music, and a Masters of Music from Yale. She studied with Eileen Malone and Gloria Agostini, and has been teaching since 1989.

"I love teaching harp to students of all ages. I tailor my lessons to the individual student and offer a friendly, relaxed teaching style. I incorporate music theory and ear training into lessons."

 
Debbie Vinick

57105

Sioux Falls, SD

Anna Vorhes

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels
(605) 334-5879 - anna_vorhes@sio.midco.net

Anna teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio, and at Augustana College (Sioux Falls). 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. Anna specializes in classical music and also teaches arranging, improvisation and orchestral, modern, pop, Celtic, early, and religious music. She offers recitals and harp ensembles for her students. She has a Master's of Music in Harp Performance, and is a Nationally Certified Teacher of Music through the Music Teacher's National Association. She has been teaching since 1984.