Utah 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 Utah organized by zip code.

84003

American Fork, UT

Janet Peterson

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels
(801) 836-4277 - neo.poli.tan@hotmail.com

Janet teaches private and group lessons for children and adults at her studio and at Utah Valley University. She also teaches through Skype. No previous musical training is required. Janet specializes in Classical, Orchestral, Pop, Jazz and Celtic music. She also teaches music theory, and offers recitals and harp ensembles for her students. Janet is the Ballet West Principal Harpist, and the Utah Symphony Sub. She won the 2017 Studio Teacher of the Year Award.

 

84003

Highland, UT

Jessica Cordner

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

Jessica 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. Jessica teaches all musical styles, specializing in classical music. She also teaches music theory and offers recitals and harp ensembles for her students. Jessica has a Bachelor of Music in Harp Performance and is Suzuki Method Certified. She has been teaching since 2011.

"Learning to play the harp has always been my passion, and I am so excited to share that with you! I am currently accepting new students into my harp studio."

 

84004

Alpine, UT

Michelle Paterson

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels

Michelle teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio and at the homes of local students. No previous musical training is required. Michelle teaches all musical styles as well as improvisation and music theory. She also offers recitals for her students. She studied with Louise Pratt, Julie Keyes, and Carrol McLaughlin and has a Master of Music degree in harp performance. She has been teaching since 2006.

"Witnessing the progress of my aspiring students is such a joy! Come learn with me!"

 

84005

Eagle Mountain, UT
(South Jordan)

Saylee Johnson

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

Saylee 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. Saylee teaches all musical styles, specializing in classical, pop, and Celtic music. She also teaches arranging, improvisation, and music theory, and offers recitals for her students. Saylee is currently earning a Bachelor of Music degree in harp performance, and has been teaching since 2014.

"I've been playing harp for over 12 years. I have experience performing solos, with symphonies, harp ensemble, chamber music, pit orchestras etc. I've taken harp pedagogy to better my teaching skills and I adore teaching students of all ages and backgrounds. My students 18 and under have the opportunity to perform at the annual Utah Harp Festival."

 

84010

Bountiful, UT
(Salt Lake City, Ogden)

Julie Gaisford Keyes

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels

Julie teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio, a church, and a college, as well as through Skype. No previous musical training is required. Julie teaches all musical styles, and offers recitals and harp ensembles for her students. She has Bachelor's of Music in harp performance and pedagogy. She has studied with Sarah Bullen, Susann McDonald, and Carrol McLaughlin, and has been teaching since 1984.

 

84025

Farmington, UT

Emily Hinchey

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels

Emily teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio. No previous musical training is required. Emily teaches all musical styles, specializing in classical and pop music. She also teaches music theory, and offers recitals for her students. Emily studied with Tamara Oswald (Orchestra at Temple Square); ShruDeLi Owneby (BYU); Janet Peterson (Ballet West); masterclasses with JoAnn Turovsky (USC); Isabelle Perrin (international soloist); and Julie Gaisford Keyes (Orchestra at Temple Square). She has been teaching since 2000, and has 25 years of harp performance experience.

 

84043

Lehi, UT

Alicia Garcia

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - beginning to intermediate
(208) 572-0012 - garciamusicstudio.com

Alicia 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. Alicia teaches all musical styles, specializing in classical music. She also teaches music theory, and offers recitals and harp ensembles for her students. Alicia has a Bachelor's degree in Music in Harp, and has been teaching since 2011.

 

84057

Orem, UT
(American Fork, Provo)

Nicole Kirkham

Lever and lap harps - beginning to intermediate
Pedal harp - all levels

Nicole teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio. No previous musical training is required. Nicole teaches classical, modern, Celtic and folk music, and offers recitals for her students. She minored in Music Theory and Performance, and has been teaching since 2008.

"Nicole Kirkham Music specializes in harp training. I want my students to be the best they can. Every lesson new skills are developed. I love teaching; and watching students grow a love for music."

 

84062

Pleasant Grove, UT

Bridget Jackson

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

Bridget teaches private and group lessons for children and adults at her studio, as well as through Skype. She will travel to the homes of local students. No previous musical training is required. Bridget teaches all musical styles, specializing in classical and modern music. She also teaches composition and music theory, and offers recitals and harp ensembles for her students. Bridget has a Bachelors Degree in Harp Performance, and has been teaching since 2012.

"In my teaching I emphasize musicality, achieved by proper technique, and keeping the body relaxed and in line with the instrument to prevent tension. Along with learning pieces, students will become well-rounded musicians by also working on music theory, scales and arpeggios, technical exercises, orchestral excerpts, music history relevant to their current pieces, and confidence with performing."

 

84092

Salt Lake City, UT
(Provo)

Barbara Bartee

Lever harp - beginning to intermediate
Pedal harp - beginning to intermediate
(801) 733-9826 - rbartee3@xmission.com

Barbara teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio as well as through Skype. She specializes in teaching teens and adults. No previous musical training is required. She has lever harps for rent to her students. Barbara teaches all musical styles, specializing in classical and Celtic music. She offers recitals for her students. She has certifications from Suzuki Every Child Can, Harp Book 1, and Harp Book 2 Teacher Training. She has studied with Janet Peterson and Rachel Mills. She has been teaching since 2010.

"I love to compose and arrange music for my students. I am a founding member of Intermountain Harp Education Association: bringing outside artists for workshops, lessons, and concerts to Utah."

 

84097

Orem, UT

Charisse Kartchner

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels
(801) 404-0442 - mamakart6@yahoo.com

Charisse Kartchner teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio. No previous musical training is required. Charisse teaches all musical styles, specializing in classical and pop music. She also teaches arranging and music theory and offers recitals for her students. Charisse studied with Gail Barber. She has a Bachelor in Harp Performance degree, and Music Education Teaching Certification K-12. She has been teaching since 2001.

"I love teaching others to find joy in learning, no matter what it is. Harp is no exception! I have a student-centered, goal-oriented, and open-minded teaching style. We'll have tons of fun!"

 

84101

Salt Lake City, UT

Julie Hewkin

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels
(435) 512-5924 - julieann.hewkin@yahoo.com

Julie teaches private and group lessons for children and adults at her studio. No previous musical training is required. Julie teaches classical and Celtic music, as well as orchestral, modern, folk, early, and therapy music. She also teaches arranging, improvisation and music theory. She studied with Janet Peterson, Cynthia Lynn Douglass, Kim Robertson and Carolyn Bentley. Julie has a Harp Performance degree and has been teaching since 2012.

" Teaching the harp gives me great joy and I love helping my students improve their technique, sound quality and musicality. In addition to classical harp, I have an extensive background in traditional Irish harp techniques. I look forward to studying with you!."

 
Julie Hewkin

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."

 

84121

Salt Lake City, UT

Artamisha Farnsworth

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels

Artamisha teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio. No previous musical training is required. Artamisha teaches all musical styles, specializing in classical music. She offers recitals and harp ensembles for her students. She is Suzuki Method Certified, and has been teaching since 2010.

"I love to teach and play the harp! I am currently accepting and teaching new students into my harp studio. My teaching philosophy is largely influenced by the Suzuki Method."

 

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.

 

84321

Logan, UT

Katie Jones

Lever harp - beginning to intermediate
Pedal harp - all levels

Katie teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio. No previous musical training is required. Katie teaches all musical styles, specializing in classical music. She also teaches composition, arranging, improvisation, and music theory, and offers recitals for her students. Katie studied with Nicole Brady, Julie Keyes, and Yan Ni, and has a BFA in Harp Performance from BYU. She has also taken Suzuki teacher training. She has been teaching since 2008, and teaches in Spanish, as well as English. She has been teaching since 2008.

 

84602

Provo, UT

Mikela Hoffman

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

Mikela 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. Mikela teaches all musical styles, specializing in classical and jazz music. She also teaches music theory. She studied with Karen Linquist and Anamae Anderson.

 

84604

Provo, UT

Alyssa Holman

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels

Alyssa teaches private and group lessons for children and adults at her studio, as well as through Skype, FaceTime, and Zoom. She will also travel to the homes of local students. No previous musical training is required. Alyssa teaches all musical styles, specializing in classical, orchestral, and religious music. She also teaches composition, arranging, improvisation, and music theory, and offers recitals for her students. Alyssa has studied with Janet Peterson, Julie Staples, and Cathryn Clayton, and is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Music in Harp Performance degree. She teaches in Tagalog as well as English, and has been teaching since 2017.

"I want my students to LOVE and UNDERSTAND the music they are learning and playing. I just want to help them reach whatever goals they have with music and with the harp!"

 

84660

Spanish Fork, UT

Bryn Webb

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels

Bryn teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio, as well at the homes of local students. No previous musical training is required. She also teaches music theory. Bryn has a BS in Music in Harp Performance, and has been teaching since 2002.

 

84790

St. George, UT

Marni Bell Barranco

Lever harp - beginning to intermediate
Pedal harp - beginning to intermediate
(360) 213-6693 - Marnibarranco@gmail.com

Marni teaches private lessons for children and adults at her home as well as the homes of her local students. She also teaches via Skype, FaceTime, and Zoom. No previous musical training is required. Marni teaches contemporary, classical, pop, folk, and Celtic music, and offers recitals for her students. She studied with Lea Bennett, Susi Hussong, Louise Pratt, and Carla Strauss. Marni previously taught lessons in the Greater Los Angeles area, and has been performing professionally for more than 35 years. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree from BYU in Provo, Utah.

"I thoroughly enjoy instilling the love of music and the harp in my students of all ages. It's fun to help them reach their musical goals!"

 
Marni Bell Barranco