Wisconsin 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 Wisconsin organized by zip code.

53037

Jackson, WI
(Milwaukee, Wash and Wauk Counties)

Dorothy Walsh-Best

Lever harp - beginning to intermediate
(262) 677-8714 - harpistdorothy@yahoo.com

Dorothy teaches private lessons for college age and adults at her studtio and at the homes of local students. No previous musical training is required. Dorothy specializes in improvisation and Celtic music, as well as composition, arranging, and folk, religious, and therapy music. She offers harp ensembles and harp circles for her students. She has been the coordinator of the Milwaukee Irish Festival's Harp Stage since 1990, and has taken lessons from the performers, including Kim Robertson and Janet Harbison. She has been teaching since 1994.

"I specialize in teaching adults who have always wanted to play but never had the opportunity. I teach my students how to teach themselves. They do not have to know how to read music or have played anything."

 

53097

Milwaukee, WI

Rebecca Royce

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, FaceTime, and Zoom. She will also travel to the homes of local students. No previous musical training is required. Rebecca teaches all musical styles, specializing in classical and orchestral music. She also teaches composition, arranging, improvisation, and music theory, and offers recitals for her students. Rebecca has a Bachelor of Music in harp performance from the Chicago College of Perfoming Arts, and a Master of Music in harp performance from the Royal Academy of Music in London, U.K.

 

53143

Kenosha, WI
(Milwaukee WI, Chicago, IL)

Anne Morse Hambrock

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels

Anne teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio and at the University of Wisconsin Parkside, and Carthage College. She also teaches through Zoom, FaceTime, and Skype. No previous musical training is required for adults, but she prefers at least 2 years of piano for students under 11. She has lever harps for rent to her students. Anne teaches composition, arranging, and improvisation, and classical, orchestral, modern, pop, jazz, blues, Celtic, folk, early, and therapy music. She offers harp ensembles, and has been teaching since 1983. She has a Bachelor's of Music in Harp Performance and Harp Pedagogy. She studied with Ruth Inglefield, Pierre Jamet, Lilian Phillips, and Nancy Morse.

"My teaching is tailored to each of my students. My goal is to help them achieve whatever they are searching for on their harp journey - be it simply for fun, or therapy, or professional aspiration. My two college programs are interested in non-harp majors as well as harp majors. Both institutions are ideal for students who wish to maintain their playing skills but not major in harp."

 
Anne Morse Hambrock

53188

Waukesha, WI
(Milwaukee, Madison)

Gerry Elliott

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels
(262) 547-8539

Gerry 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. Gerry specializes in classical and Celtic music, and also teaches composition and orchestral, modern, pop, folk, early, and religious music. She offers recitals, harp ensembles, and harp circles. She has a degree in Music Education with harp, piano, and choral emphasis. She studied with Lorraine Byman, Margaret Ling and Alice Chalifoux, and has been teaching since 1967.

 

53202

Milwaukee, WI
(Mequon, Wauwatosa)

Ann Lobotzke

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels

Ann teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio, and at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. She also teaches through Skype. No previous musical training is required. She has lever harps for rent to her students. Ann specializes in classical, orchestral, and pop music. She has Bachelor's and Master's degrees in harp performance, and is a registered Suzuki Harp instructor. She has studied with Danis Kelly and Alice Chalifoux, and has been teaching since 1985.

"I enjoy sharing the joy that playing the harp has brought to my life with students. Music studies enhance your life whether you are training to be a professional or for your own enjoyment."

 

53210

Milwaukee, WI

Mary E. Keppeler

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels

Mary 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. Mary teaches all musical styles, specializing in classical and pop music. She offers recitals and harp ensembles for her students. She studied with Danis Kelly and Alice Chalifoux, and was a music minor. She has been teaching since 2009.

"I have been playing the harp for 40 years and am an active free-lance harpist in southeast Wisconsin. I teach the Salzedo method of playing but will take any student and work with them.

 

53704

Madison, WI

Rachel Avery

Lever harp - beginning to intermediate
(608) 663-2912 - rlave@hotmail.com

Rachel 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. Rachel teaches all musical styles. She studied with Beatriz Martin-Ruiz, and has been teaching since 2000.

"I especially like working with adult beginners. I help students find repertoire they are interested in that will suit the size harp they own or rent. Lessons are generally on Tues, Wed, or Thursday evenings."

 

53714

Madison, WI

Johanna Wienholts

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels

Johanna teaches private and group lessons for children and adults at her studio, as well as through Skype. She also travels to the home of local students. No previous musical training is required. Johanna teaches all music styles, specializing in classical and orchestral music. She also teaches music theory, and offers harp ensembles and recitals for her students. Johanna studied with Judy Loman and Mariko Anraku, and has a BM from University of Toronto, and a MM from Manhattan School of Music. She is the Principal Harpist of the Madison Symphony Orchestra. She has been teaching since 2010.

"I welcome all students, regardless of age or experience into lessons. We will walk through building solid technique step by step so that students are able to handle advanced pieces with agility and ease."

 
Johanna Wienholts

53726

Madison, WI

Jenny DeRoche

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels
(414) 530-4218 - derochejenny@gmail.com

Jenny teaches private and group lessons for children and adults at her studio. She will also travel to the homes of local students. She has lever harps for rent to her students. Jenny teaches all musical styles and offers recitals and harp ensembles for her students. She has a Music Education degree.

"As a music educator for over six years in public schools, I absolutely love teaching beginners and have a strong knowledge base on how to teach. I teach a variety of students and love teaching any grade/age level!"

 

54701

Eau Claire, WI

Dr. Julietta Anne Rabens

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels

Julietta teaches private lessons on harp, piano, composition, and voice for children and adults at Morgan Music in Eau Claire, WI. She also teaches online through various platforms such as Skype, FaceTime, Zoom, and Messenger. Julietta teaches a wide variety of music styles, specializing in classical music and composition. She has a Master's of Music in Harp from NIU, and a DMA in Composition from UNL. She studied with Liz Cifani, Kathy Kienzle, and Mary Bircher. She has been teaching since 2000 and has developed two teaching methods, "Classics at Your Fingertips" for adult beginners and "Plucky Bunny's Harp Adventures" for children.

"I value a flexible, student centered approach to teaching that minimizes stress and strengthens learning. Everyone is welcome to learn."

 
Dr. Julietta Anne Rabens

54701

Eau Claire, WI

Bethany Shuda

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels

Bethany teaches private and group lessons at the Midwest Harp Studio in Eau Claire Wisconsin. No previous musical training is required. She offers ensemble and performance opportunities. Lessons are available in studio or online through various platforms such as FaceTime, Zoom, Messenger etc. She teaches all styles, experience levels and ages. The lessons are tailored to the individual student's needs. A limited number of lever harps are available to beginning students actively taking lessons.

"Over 20 Years of Experience"

 
Bethany Shuda

54703

Eau Claire, WI
(Menomonie, Chippewa Falls)

Serena O'Meara

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels

Serena teaches private and group lessons for children and adults at her studio. No previous musical training is required. She has lever harps for rent to her students. Serena teaches all musical styles and offers recitals and harp ensembles for her students. She has a BS in Music Therapy, and Elementary Teaching certification. She studied with Gladys Hubner and Eileen Malone, and has been teaching since 1977.

"I do not have a specialty as to which harp I teach. I use my skills as a Music Therapist to help students learn to the best of their abilities."

 

Neighboring States

60030

Grayslake, IL
(Chicago IL, Milwaukee WI)

Alison Attar

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels

Alison teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio, as well as through Skype and FaceTime. No previous musical training is required. Alison teaches all music styles, and offers harp ensembles for her students. She has a D.M. degree from Northwestern University, and studied with Elizabeth Cifani and Elizabeth Borsodi-Wolksteain. She has been teaching since 1992.

"I strive to provide a safe, consistent and structured learning environment that allows each student to develop their individual potential and fulfill their sense of personal enrichment at the harp."

Alison Attar