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Virginia Teachers

Virginia Teachers

Here is a list of our harp teachers in Virginia organized by zip code.

Please see our main Harp Teachers 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 both lever and pedal harp Teaches all ages
Teaches only lever harp Teaches through
Skype or FaceTime
Teaches only children and teens
Teaches only pedal harp Teaches only teens and adults


20111
Manassas, VA

(Metro Washington DC)
Brian Stevenson - lever harp and pedal harp - all levels
(703) 335-9744 -
electricharp@comcast.net - www.harpsublime.com
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.
22042
Falls Church, VA

Elizabeth Blakeslee - lever harp - beginning and intermediate, pedal harp - all levels
(703) 975-1132 -
elizabethblakeslee@gmail.com - www.blakesleeharp.com
Elizabeth teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio and at George Mason University. She also teaches through Skype. No previous musical training is required. Elizabeth teaches all musical styles, specializing in classical and orchestral music. She offers recitals, competitions, master classes and skills evaluations. She has Bachelors and Masters degrees in Music and has NCTM (MTNA) certification. She has been teaching since 1977.
"I am the second harpist in the National Symphony Orchestra."
22043
Falls Church, VA

(Washington DC)
Melissa Tardiff Dvorak - lever harp and pedal harp - all levels
(703) 748-4990 -
melissa@capitolharpist.com - www.capitolharpist.com
Melissa teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio, as well as at a college. No previous musical training is required. She has both lever harps and pedal harps for rent to her students. Melissa teaches all musical styles, specializing in classical music. She offers recitals for her students. She has Masters of Music in harp performance, and Bachelors of Music in harp performance from Peabody. She has certifications from Suzuki and traditional approaches, and has been teaching since 1999. She has studied with Alice Chalifoux.

22192
Woodbridge VA

David Crookston - lever harp and pedal harp - beginning to intermediate
(703) 269-8929 -
davidtheharp@aol.com - www.crookstonmusicstudio.com
David 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 both lever harps and pedal harps for rent to his students. David teaches all musical styles, and offers recitals, harp ensembles, and theory classes. He has an AAA in Harp Performance, and Grade 6 of the ABRSM with distinction. He has been teaching since 1998.
22046
W Falls Church, VA

(Washington DC)
Monika Vasey Rhodes - lever harp and pedal harp - all levels
(716) 316-6961 -
monikavasey@mac.com - www.monikavasey.net
Monika teaches private and group lessons for children and adults at her studio and at a grammar school. She also teaches through Skype. No previous musical training is required. Monika teaches all music styles, specializing in pop, classical and orchestral music. She offers recitals and harp ensembles for her students. She has Bachelors degrees in Harp Performance and Music Education, and a Masters degree in Music Education. She is a graduate of Peabody Institute of Music at Johns Hopkins University, and has been teaching since 2004.
"I work with students of all ages and abilities, and I tailor musical study to each student's goals and interests."

22315
Alexandria, VA

(Southern MD, Washington DC)
Jen Narkevicius - lever harp - all levels
(301) 904-3631 -
jentheharper@gmail.com - www.jeniuscreations.com
Jen teaches private and group lessons for children and adults at her studio, as well as through Skype. No previous musical training is required. Jen specializes in Celtic music, and also teaches arranging, improvisation and therapy music. She has an MS degree in Gifted and Talented Education, and has been teaching since 2005.
"Learn in a warm, friendly, flexible environment focused on your goals and expectations, limitations and strengths."
22401
Fredericksburg, VA

Mary Triola - lever, wire-strung, double-strung and triple-strung harp - all levels
(540)538-1494 -
marytriola@yahoo.com
Mary teaches private lessons for children and adults at Roberson's Music store. No previous musical training is required. Mary specializes in teaching classical and Celtic music, and also teaches composition, arranging, and improvisation. She offers a harp ensemble for her students. She 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."
22630
Front Royal, VA

(Winchester)
John Kovac - Paraguayan and South American harps - all levels
(540) 635-2534 -
Kovac.jg@gmail.com - www.Johnkovac.com
John teaches private lessons for children and adults at his studio. No previous musical training is required. He has lever harps for rent to his students. John teaches all musical styles, and offers recitals. He teaches in both English and Spanish, and has been teaching since 1988. John is also a harp maker.
"My specialty is teaching to play by ear."
22401
Fredericksburg, VA

Grace Bauson - lever harp and pedal harp - all levels
(765) 480-6184 -
gracebauson@gmail.com - www.gracebauson.com
Grace teaches private lessons for children and adults at the University of Mary Washington and in Odenton, Maryland. No previous musical training is required. Grace teaches all music styles, specializing in classical music, and offers recitals for her students. She has a Doctor of Arts from Ball State University, and a Masters of Music from the University of Toronto. She studied with Elizabeth Richter, Judy Loman and Lucile Lawrence, and has been teaching since 2005.

23188
Williamsburg, VA

Jaclyn Wappel - lever harp and pedal harp - all levels
(817) 937-6674 -
jaclyn.wappel@gmail.com
Jaclyn teaches private and group lessons for children and adults at her studio, at the homes of local students and also through Skype. No previous musical training is required. She has pedal harps for rent to her students. Jaclyn teaches all musical styles, specializing in classical and orchestral music. She also teaches arranging and improvisation, and offers harp ensembles and recitals. Jaclyn studied with Elizabeth Richter and has a Bachelor of Arts in Harp Performance and a Master of Music in Harp Performance. Jaclyn graduated with her Doctor of Arts Degree in Harp Performance in July of 2016. She has been teaching since 2003.
"Teaching and sharing the joy of the harp is more than simply imparting the mechanics of the instrument and perfecting notes, rhythm, and phrasing. After 10 years of national and international teaching experience with beginner to advanced students ranging in age from 3 to 76 years, it is apparent to me that anyone with the right amount of desire and passion to learn, can play the harp. Each student brings their own personality and talent to the harp and it is therefore my ultimate goal to nurture and cultivate this uniqueness in every lesson and in every performance experience."
23509
Norfolk, VA

(Virginia Beach, Chesapeake)
Elisa Dickon - lever harp and pedal harp - all levels
(757) 470-7486 -
Eldickon@cox.net
Elisa teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio, and will also travel to the homes of local students. No previous musical training is required, and she offers beginning piano for her youngest students. Elisa specializes in classical and orchestral music, and also teaches composition, arranging, improvisation, and modern, pop, Celtic, and folk music. She offers recitals and harp ensembles. She has Bachelors and Masters of Music degrees in Harp with a minor in Theory. She studied with LaVerne Peterson, Carlos Salzedo, and Alice Chalifoux, and has been teaching since 1967.
23518
Norfolk, VA

(Virginia Beach, Newport News)
Mary M. Jones - lever, wire-strung, and pedal harp - all levels
(757) 925-1435 -
harp@exis.net
Mary teaches private and group lessons for children and adults at her studio. She will also travel to the homes of local students. No previous musical training is required. Mary teaches all musical styles, specializing in classical and pop music. She also offers theory classes. She has Bachelors of Music in harp performance.
23805
Richmond, VA

Colleen Potter Thorburn - beginning and intermediate lever harp and all levels of pedal harp
(314) 803-5845 -
colleen.thorburn@gmail.com - www.colleenpotterthorburn.com
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.
24012
Roanoke, VA

Rachel Lee Hall - lever harp and pedal harp - all levels
Rachelhallharp@gmail.com - www.www.rachelleehall.com
Rachel teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio, as well as at the homes of local students. Piano background is suggested, but not required. She has lever harps for rent to her students. Rachel teaches all musical styles, specializing in classical and orchestral music. She also teaches music theory and Eurhythmics, and offers recitals and harp ensembles for her students. Rachel studied with Yolanda Kondonassis and Anastasia Jellison, and has BM and MM degrees from Cleveland Institute of Music. Rachel has been teaching since 2007.
"My teaching method is based on the style of Carlos Salzedo, who promoted a healthy technique and a strong, rich sound. My approach to teaching is based on cultivating a strong technique, music theory knowledge, rhythmic proficiency, and performance confidence in each student through a series of graded repertoire. I understand that each student is unique, so my lesson plans are personalized to each student's needs and interests."
24019
Roanoke, VA

(Blacksburg, Salem)
Kirsten Carrell Osborne - lever harp and pedal harp - all levels
(540) 494-3732 -
kcharpist@gmail.com - www.47strings.com
Kirsten 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. Kirsten teaches all musical styles, specializing in classical and therapy music. She offers recitals, harp ensembles, and theory classes. She has Bachelors of Music from Indiana University, and studied with Jacqueline Bartlett and Susann McDonald. She has been teaching since 2007.
"I have over 15 years of professional experience both playing and teaching. I welcome students of all ages and levels of experience. If you do not already have a harp, I have rentals available."
24502
Lynchburg, VA
 
Hannah DeLadurantey White - lever harp and pedal harp - all levels
predestinedbeforetime@yahoo.com - www.eleganzastrings.com
Hannah teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio and at a music store. She will travel to the homes of local students, and also teaches through Skype. She teaches all levels of lever harp, and beginning to intermediate pedal harp. No previous musical training is required. She has lever harps for rent to her students. Hannah teaches classical, orchestral, Celtic and religious music, and offers recitals for her students. She has studied with Heidi O'Gara, Kerstin Allvin, Rachel Ferris, Bonnie Goodrich and Dr. Louisa Woodson. She has been teaching since 2004.
"I use the Salzedo Method, though I can modify it for the needs of a specific student. I focus on technique, musicality, relaxation and cultivating a love of music."