Washington 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 Washington organized by zip code.

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."

 

98034

Kirkland, WA

Elizabeth Joy

Lever and wire-strung harps - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels

Elizabeth teaches private and group lessons for children and adults at a church, and at the homes of local students. She also teaches through Skype. No previous musical training is required. Elizabeth teaches all musical styles, specializing in classical, pop, and Celtic music. She also teaches composition, arranging, improvisation, and music theory. Elizabeth has Bachelor of Arts degree and studied with Jill Whitman and Toni Knight.

"I am a cheerful, enthusiastic teacher with experience teaching all ages and levels. I travel to your home to teach for your convenience."

 

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!"

 

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

98103

Seattle, WA

Seumas Gagne

Lever harp - all levels

Seumas teaches private lessons for children and adults at his studio, as well as through Skype. No previous musical training is required. Seumas teaches Celtic music and arranging. He also specializes in Scottish Gaelic song literature. He also speaks Scottish Gaelic. He has a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Music from Cornish College of the Arts, and has studied with Cathy Nicolet and Patricia Jaeger. He has been teaching since 2002.

 
Seumas Gagne

98258

Lake Stevens, WA
(Everett)

Cheryl Grohn

Lever harp - beginning to intermediate
Pedal harp - beginning to intermediate
(425) 327-5649 - Cherylg@aol.com

Cheryl teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio, as well as through Skype. No previous musical training is required. Cheryl teaches all musical styles, and offers harp ensembles, harp circles, and extra theory classes. She studied with Harper Tasche and Patricia Jaeger, and has been teaching since 2005.

"I focus lesson time on the topics the student is most interested in. I like to include music theory and exercises into each lesson along with practice time for works in progress."

 

98368

Port Townsend, WA

Laurie Riley

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

Play pain-free! Laurie offers specialized ergonomic sessions on Zoom. Every player is individual; Laurie will help you find your OWN best position and technique so you'll never have to experience pain or chronic injury from playing. Laurie has CMP, CCM, and CME certifications, and has been making harpers happy since 1985.

"Everyone learns differently; it's my responsibility to find your best way. It's not about doing it my way -- it's about opening doors so learning never ends."

 

98663

Vancouver, WA
(Portland OR)

Jennifer Pratt-Walter

Lever harp - all levels
(360) 693-4715 - Lyrica@comcast.net

Jennifer teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio, specializing in teens and adults. No previous musical training is required. She has lever harps for rent to her students. Jennifer specializes in Celtic and therapy music, and also teaches composition, arranging, improvisation, and classical, folk and Renaissance and early music. She offers a harp circle for her students. She has an AA degree and is a Certified Healing Musician. She studied with Marion Fouse and has been teaching since 1998.

"I welcome the opportunity to connect with each student and create an understandable and joyful lesson experience. It's never too late to learn something wonderful!"

 
Jennifer Pratt-Walter

99026

Nine Mile Falls, WA
(Spokane)

Serena Anne Miller

Lever harp - beginning to intermediate

Serena teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio. No previous musical training is required. Serena specializes in Celtic, folk, and religious music. She offers a harp circle for her students. She studied with Bonnie Hyndman and Kim Davidson, and has been teaching since 1995.

"I am a professional harpist who performs on both lever and pedal harp at a variety of venues. Weddings, special events, churches, hospitals, and nursing homes."

 

99208

Spokane, WA

Janna Engell

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels

Janna teaches private and group lessons for children and adults at her studio, and at a music store. She also teaches through Skype, FaceTime, and Zoom. No previous musical training is required. She has lever harps for rent to her students. Janna teaches all musical styles, specializing in classical and Celtic music. She also teaches music theory and arranging, and offers recitals and harp ensembles for her students. Janna studied with Jenny Lindner and has been teaching since 2007.

" I love to help students of all ages explore the full potential of their harp. I emphasize a solid, classical technique which allows students to achieve their goals and eventually play any genre of music. My own performance experience covers a broad range from Celtic band to symphony orchestra."

 

99350

Prosser, WA

Anna Gilliam

Lever harp - beginning to intermediate
Pedal harp - beginning to intermediate
(435) 841-7398 - Ajmedina94@gmail.com

Anna 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. Anna specializes in classical, orchestral and religious music. She also teaches music theory, and offers recitals for her students. She has been teaching since 2016, and teaches in Spanish as well as in English.