Texas 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 Texas organized by zip code.

75065

Lake Dallas, TX
(Dallas, Denton, Lewisville)

Kimberly (Snaufer) DeRosa

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels

Kimberly teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio, as well as through Skype. The ability to read music is highly recommended for new students. She has lever harps for rent to her students. Kimberly teaches classical, orchestral pop, folk, and religious music, and arranging. She offers recitals and harp ensembles. She has a Bachelors of Music from Southern Methodist University, and Special Graduate at Royal Conservatory Toronto. She has been teaching since 1991.

"I approach each student individually to nurture his or her love for music and the harp while building confidence and polish. I encourage the development of the individual's musical expression and interests."

 

75082

Richardson, TX

Lethicia Caravello

Lever harp - beginning
Pedal harp - all levels

Lethicia teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio. No previous musical training is required. Lethicia teaches all musical styles, specializing in classical and orchestral music. She also teaches music theory, and offers recitals and harp ensembles for her students. As well as English, she also teaches in Portugese. She studied harp with Ina Zdorovetchi, June Han, Felice Pomeranz, Heidi Lehwalder, and Nicole Brubaker Brady. She has a Master's of Music degree from Boston Conservatory, a Bachelors of Music degree from Brigham Young University, and Suzuki Teacher Training Units 1 through 3.

"Music is what inspires me everyday, and I love being able to share it with others through performance and teaching. I believe the learning of music affects all areas of life and that with it comes a great sense of fulfillment and happiness."

 

75165

Waxahachie, TX

Moira Greyland Peat

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels

Moira teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio and at a church, as well as through Skype. No previous musical training is required. She has lever harps for rent to her students. Moira teaches all music styles, specializing in classical and Celtic music. She also teaches composition, arranging, and music theory. She offers recitals and harp circles for her students. Moira has a Bachelor of Music Performance from the University of Redlands, and a Master of Music Performance from the University of Nevada, Reno. She has been teaching since 1990.

"I specialize in maximizing comfort and speed. I can also teach you to sing, at any level. I train opera singers, as well as Celtic singers."

 
Moira Greyland Peat

75209

Dallas, TX

Barbara Biggers

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels

Barbara 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. Barbara teaches all styles, specializing in classical and orchestral music. She also offers recitals for her students. She studied at Cleveland Institute of Music and has been teaching since 1985.

 

75214

Dallas, TX

Alison Read

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels

Alison teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio, as well as through Skype. She specializes at teaching children and teens and teaches at The Hockaday School, and Garland ISD. No previous musical training is required. Alison teaches classical and orchestral music, and also offers extra theory classes. She has a Bachelors of Music from Oberlin Conservatory of Music and a Masters of Music from Southern Methodist University.

 

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.

 

75755

Big Sandy, TX
(Tyler, Longview)

Cherith Hendrich

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

Cherith teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio. No previous musical training is required. She teaches improvisation and religious, classical, modern, pop, Celtic, folk, and therapy music.

 

75965

Nacogdoches, TX
(Carthage)

Karen McGarrett

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - beginning to intermediate

Karen teaches private and group lessons for children and adults at her studio, and at Calvary Baptist in Nacogdoches. She also teaches in a private home in Carthage, Texas. No previous musical training is required. Karen teaches all musical styles, specializing in classical, Celtic, and folk music. She offers recitals, harp ensembles, and harp circles for her students. She has been teaching since 1997.

 

76012

Arlington, TX

Kela Walton

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels

An innovative educator, Kela has maintained a private studio since 1998. She embraces teaching with a fun and loving approach. Kela is accepting new students of all ages and abilities both in-person and online. No previous musical training is required, and she has lever harps for rent to her students. She is a registered Suzuki harp instructor and draws from many methods to find the best approach for each individual student. Kela teaches many musical styles and genres, offers recitals, harp ensemble, and theory classes for her students. She has Bachelors of Music and Masters of Music degrees in Harp Performance, and over 150 hours of Suzuki teacher training.

"It is never too soon or too late to learn to play the harp! I draw from many teaching philosophies to find the best approach for each student, from the very young to the young at heart."

 

76040

Euless, TX

Geoffrey Ricketts

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels

Geoffrey teaches private and group lessons for children and adults at his studio, as well as at the homes of local students. No previous musical training is required. He has lever harps for rent to his students. Geoffrey teaches all musical styles, specializing in jazz and Celtic music. He also teaches composition, arranging, improvisation, and music theory, and offers harp ensembles for his students. Geoffrey has been teaching since 1995.

"Although I was taught the Salzedo method, I've got a unique perspective on harp. I play it in a rock band."

 

76108

Fort Worth, Tx

(Mrs.) Sydney Howell

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels

Sydney teaches private and group lessons for children and adults at her studio. She also teaches through Skype, FaceTime, Zoom, or whatever online program the student prefers. No previous musical training is required. She has lever harps for rent to her students. Sydney specializes in classical and orchestral music, and also teaches arranging, improvisation, and pop, Celtic, folk, early, and religious music. She offers recitals and harp ensembles for her students. She has a BA in Music and an MA in Harp Performance, and is a certified Suzuki Teacher trained in all 5 books. She studied with Julia Herman, Dorothy Bilderback and Bernard Zighera, and has been teaching since 1968.

"I prefer to teach the Suzuki Method to adults and teens, but I always give them a choice."

 
(Mrs.) Sydney Howell

76210

Denton, TX
(Dallas, Fort Worth)

Dr. Jaymee Haefner

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

Jaymee teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio and at the University of North Texas. Intermediate to advanced previous training on harp is preferred. Jaymee specializes in classical and orchestral music, and also teaches arranging, and modern and early music. She offers recitals, harp ensembles, and theory classes. She has BM, MM, and DM degrees, and has been teaching since 1997. She studied with Anna Vorhes, Kathy Bundock Moore, Carrol McLaughlin, and Susann McDonald.

"My teaching philosophy is grounded in the believe that each student is unique, and different strengths should be celebrated so each student can reach their full potential as a harpist."

 

76227

Denton, TX
(Plano, Dallas Metro)

Patricia Ann Diers

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

Patricia teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio, and also through Skype and FaceTime. No previous musical training is required. She has lever harps for rent to her students. Patricia teaches all music styles, and offers recitals, harp ensembles and theory classes. She has 150 Hours Applied Harp Performance Degree and Suzuki training. She has studied with Jeanne Henderson, Charles Kleinsteuber, Alice Chalifoux, and Carrol McLaughlin. She has been teaching since 1968.

"My instruction is grounded in fundamentals of solid harp technique. I focus on supporting my student's personal goals while boosting their skills, confidence & enjoyment."

 
Patricia Ann Diers

77005

Houston, Tx

Cindy Qin

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels

Cindy 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. Cindy teaches all musical styles, specializing in classical and orchestral music. She has both Bachelors and Masters music degrees in harp performance. She has been teaching since 2017 and teaches in Mandarin Chinese as well as English.

 

77006

Houston, TX

Bonnie Goodrich

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels

Bonnie teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio. She prefers that new students have 1 to 2 years of piano study, or experience with other instruments, but she can be flexible. Bonnie teaches all musical styles, specializing in classical and orchestral music. She offers recitals, harp ensembles, master classes, workshops, and guest clinicians. Besides teaching in English, she also teaches in Spanish. She has a Bachelors of Music from Boston University, and studied with Lucile Lawrence and Bea Rose. She has been teaching since 1982.

 

77009

Houston, TX

Stephanie Gustafson Amfahr

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels

Stephanie teaches students of all ages and levels, no experience required. She teaches pedal and lever harp from her home studio in the city of Houston, but is also able to travel to her students, if that is needed. She has her Bachelors degree from the University of Illinois, where she took pedagogy courses, taught elective students, and coached ensembles. She has her Masters degree from the Manhattan School of Music, and during her time in New York, she taught music classes at the esteemed International Preschool. In the summer, she is on the harp faculty at Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp for grades 7-12 where she teaches private lessons, harp ensemble, harp history, and music theory courses.

"Making the harp an accessible instrument and keeping it an affirming, interesting experience catered to each individual student is my life's passion and has been my pursuit for over 10 years."

 
Stephanie Gustafson Amfahr

77030

Houston, TX

Therese Honey

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels

Therese teaches private and group lessons for children and adults at her studio, as well as through Skype. Besides teaching lever and pedal harp, Therese also teaches medieval and renaissance harps. No previous musical training is required. She has lever harps for rent to her students. Therese specializes in teaching Celtic and classical music, and also teaches arranging and improvisation, and orchestral, modern, pop, folk, and renaissance and early music. She offers recitals and harp ensembles for her students. She is a Registered Suzuki Harp Instructor and has been teaching since 1985.

"Creating music with the harp is a dream that all children and adults can achieve. The benefits of creating music include confidence, self-esteem and a fresh awareness of art and beauty."

 
Therese Honey

77056

Houston, TX

Elizabeth Webb

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels

Elizabeth teaches private lessons for children and adults through Zoom and in-person harp workshops around the United States. No previous musical training is required. She has lever harps for rent to her students. Elizabeth specializes in folk and religious music and teaches arranging and most musical styles. She offers recitals, harp ensembles, and harp circles, and has been teaching since 2002. She studied with Megan Metheney, Christine Vivona, and Mindy Ball.

 

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

77074

Houston, TX
(Katy)

Leah Jorgensen

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels
(713) 240-6844 - angelharp@gmail.com

Leah teaches private and group lessons for children and adults at her studio, and at Millenia Music, as well as through Skype. She will also teach at local student's homes. No previous musical training is required. Leah teaches all musical styles, specializing in classical and Celtic music. She offers recitals, theory classes, and duet/ensemble opportunities with other instruments. She has been teaching since 2000.

"If there has been no prior musical training, I begin with a few weeks on piano to better grasp basic theory. I also teach voice and accompaniment."

 

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

77098

Houston, TX

Megan Conley

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels

Megan teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio. No previous musical training is required. Megan teaches all musical styles, specializing in classical, orchestral, pop, and folk music. She has Bachelors and Masters degrees in Music from Rice University, and a Diplome Superieur from L'Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris. She studied with Paula Page, Isabelle Perrin, Alice Chalifoux, Joan Holland, and Delaine Fedson, and has been teaching since 2002.

"Megan Conley is the Principal Harpist with the Houston Symphony."

 

77354

The Woodlands, TX

Rachel Ray

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels

Rachel 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. Rachel teaches all musical styles, specializing in classical and orchestral music. She also teaches arranging and music theory, and offers recitals for her students. Rachel studied with Paula Page. She has Bachelors and Masters degrees in instrumental performance, and has been teaching since 2012.

"I teach harp using the Salzedo method."

 

77450

Houston, TX
(Sugarland, Katy)

Hope Cowan

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels

Hope teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio, as well as at the University of St. Thomas Preparatory School and Alief School District. No previous musical training is required. Hope specializes in classical and orchestral music, and also teaches modern, pop, Celtic, folk and religious music, as well as composition and arranging. She offers harp ensembles, recitals, and theory classes for her students. She has a Masters of Music from Rice University.

"My goal for my students is that they develop a solid technical foundation, expressive musicality, and the ability to share their love of music with others."

 

77546

Houston, TX
(Friendswood, Clear Lake, Pearland)

Heather Finley

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels

Heather teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio, as well as through Skype, FaceTime, and Zoom. No previous musical training is required. She has lever harps for rent to her students. Heather specializes in classical and orchestral music, and also teaches religious, pop, modern, Celtic, and folk music, as well as music theory. Heather studied with Paula Page and has a Bachelor of Music in Harp Performance. She has been teaching since 2011.

 
Heather Finley

77706

Beaumont, TX

Charlotte Pearson Mizener

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels
(409) 896-2110 - cpmizener@yahoo.com

Charlotte teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio and at a college. No previous musical training is required. Charlotte teaches classical and orchestral music, and offers recitals. She has a Bacherlor's of Music in Music Ed, a Masters of Music in Harp Performance, and a PhD in Music Ed. She studied with Julia Louise Herrmann Edwards, Charles Kleinsteuber, and Gayle Barrington, and has been teaching since 1974.

 

78209

San Antonio, TX
(Boerne, Bulverde)

Nelda Etheredge

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels
(210) 829-4515 - Nelda@saharp.com - www.Saharp.com

Nelda teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio and at Trinity University. 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. Nelda teaches all musical styles, and offers recitals, harp ensembles, harp circles, and theory classes for her students. She has a Harp degree and has been teaching since 1980. She studied with Beatrice Rose.

 

78233

San Antonio, TX

Melody Nasiatka

Lever and wire-strung harps - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels
(850) 345-6492 - Mfindley0167@gmail.com

Melody 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. Melody teaches most musical styles, specializing in classical and Celtic music. She offers recitals and theory classes for her students, and opportunities to play for private events. She has been teaching since 2002.

 

78240

San Antonio, TX

Laurie Buchanan

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels
(210) 691-2988 - harpcatmom7@gmail.com

Laurie teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio, and at the International Academy of Music at Crown Ridge. New students must be able to read piano music. Laurie specializes in classical and orchestral music, and also teaches arranging, improvisation, and modern, pop, Celtic, Folk, early, religious and therapy music. She offers recitals and harp ensembles. She has a Bachelors of Music in Harp Performance and Pedagogy from the Eastman School of Music. She studied with Eileen Malone and Marcel Grandjany, and has been teaching since 1960.

 

78260

San Antonio, TX

Alice Spero Keene

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels

Alice teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio. She also teaches at the following schools: Johnson, Reagan, O'Connor, MacArthur, and Alamo High Schools; Lopez, Tejeda, and Tex Hill Middle School. She prefers new students be able to read piano music by having at least a year of piano study. She has lever harps for rent to her students. Alice specializes in classical and orchestral music, and also teaches modern, pop, Celtic, and early music. She offers recitals and harp ensembles for her students. She also provides studio classes 2 to 3 times a year, and a Summer Harp Day Camp for 7 to 12 year olds. She was a harp performance major at Indiana Univeristy and has a Bachelors degree from the University of Michigan. She studied with Alice Chalifoux, Anne Adams, Ruth Dean Clark, Peter Eagle, C. White, and M. Rosenon. Alice has been teaching since 1974.

"I was a tenured Professor of harp at the University of Illinois for 12 years. I now live in Texas where I perform widely with a variety of groups. I have performed for President George W. Bush. I am currently a board member and secretary of the American Harp Society Foundation."

 
Alice Spero Keene

78539

Edinburg, TX

Sylvia Clark

Pedal harp - all levels

Sylvia teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio, and specializes in beginning pedal harp. She will also travel to the homes of local students. No previous musical training is required. Sylvia teaches classical, orchestral, pop, and folk music, as well as improvisation. She offers recitals for her students. She has a BA in Music History, and MA in Music (thesis option).

 

78613

Austin, TX
(Cedar Park)

Lisa Lamb

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels

Lisa teaches private lessons for children and adults. No previous musical training is required. Lisa teaches all musical styles, specializing in composition and classical music. She offers recitals, harp ensembles, and theory classes for her students. She has a Bachelors in Flute Performance and Composition and a Masters in Harp Performance. She also has certifications in Suzuki Teacher Training in Harp Book 1 and 2 and Early Childhood education. She studied with Felice Pomeranz, Ruth Hunter, Delaine Leonard Fedson, and Elaine Barber. Lisa has been teaching since 2003.

 

78636

Johnson City, TX

Haley Ping

Lever harp - beginning to intermediate
Pedal harp - all levels

Haley teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio, and at the homes of local students. She prefers that students have some musical experience, but it depends on the individual. Haley teaches all musical styles, specializing in classical and orchestral music. She also teaches music theory, and offers recitals and harp ensembles for her students. Haley studied with Melissa Calusio and Dr. Sue Taylor, and minored in music.

 

78640

Kyle, TX
(San Marcos and Austin)

Emily Oskins

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels

Emily Oskins teaches private and group lessons for children and adults at her studio, Harp of the Hills. She teaches through Skype, Zoom, and FaceTime, and will also travel to the homes of local students. No previous musical training is required. She has lever harps for rent to her students. Emily teaches all musical styles, specializing in classical and pop music. She also teaches composition, arranging, improvisation, and music theory and offers recitals and harp ensembles for her students. Emily studied with Sydney Howell, Dr. Charlotte Marrow, and Laurie Buchanan. She majored in Music Performance at Thomas Edison State University, and is an active member of the American Harp Society She has been teaching since 2013 and also gives piano lessons.

Emily is given to education and masterfully engages her students, sharing her love for music and passion for the arts. The new or veteran student will be guided through fundamental music theory, sight reading, creativity, and more.

 
Emily Oskins

78666

San Marcos, TX
(San Antonio, Austin)

Patricia Hager

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels

Patricia 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. Patricia teaches classical, orchestral, pop, Celtic, folk, and religious music. She offers recitals and harp ensembles for her students. She has a Bachelors in Harp Performance and Music Education. She studied with Alice Chalifoux, Lucille Lawrence, and Lilian Philips, and has been teaching since 1980.

 

78712

Austin, TX
(San Marcos, Round Rock)

Delaine Fedson Leonard

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels
(512) 413-3152 - dfedson@mac.com - www.harpist.net

Delaine teaches private and group lessons for children and adults at her studio and at the Stone Gate Suzuki Studio. She also teaches through Skype. No previous musical training is required. She has lever harps for rent to her students. Delaine specializes in classical and orchestral music, and also teaches composition, arranging, improvisation, and modern, pop, Celtic, folk, and religious music. She offers recitals, harp ensembles and theory classes for her students. She has Bachelors and Masters degrees in Harp Performance, and certification as the Suzuki Association of the Americas Harp Teacher Trainer. She studied with Mary Green Beckman, Alice Chalifoux, Gayle Barrington, and Mary Kay Waddington, and has been teaching since 1985.

 

78721

Austin, TX
(Alternate Cities)

Elaine Barber

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels

Elaine teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio. Adult beginners must be able to read music. She has pedal harps for rent to her students. Elaine specializes in classical and orchestral music, and also teaches pop, Celtic, and early music. She offers recitals and harp ensembles for her students. She has a Masters of Music in Harp Performance from the Shepherd School of Music, Rice University, and has been teaching since 1985.