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Wisconsin Teachers

Wisconsin Teachers

Here is a list of our harp teachers in Wisconsin 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


53037
Jackson, WI

(Milwaukee, Wash and Wauk Counties)
Dorothy Walsh-Best - lever harp - beginning and 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."
53143
Kenosha, WI

(Milwaukee WI,
Chicago IL)
Anne Morse Hambrock - lever harp and pedal harp - all levels
 
annesharp@tds.net - www.annemorsehambrock.com
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 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 Bachelors 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."

53188
Waukesha, WI

(Milwaukee, Madison)
Gerry Elliott - lever harp and 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 and pedal harp - all levels
Ann@iharp4u.com - www.iharp4u.com
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 and pedal harp - all levels
(262) 844-6556 -
mkharpist@sbcglobal.net - www.milwaukeeharpist.com
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 and 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."
54703
Eau Claire, WI

(Menomonie,
Chippewa Falls)
Serena O'Meara - lever harp and pedal harp - all levels
(715) 830-5070 -
harp@omearamusic.com - www.omearamusic.com
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."
53714
Madison, WI

Johanna Wienholts - lever harp and pedal harp - all levels
jwienholts@gmail.com - www.johannawienholtsharp.com
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."

54751
Menomonie, WI

(Eau Claire)
Paula Smith - lever harp and pedal harp - all levels
SMITHPM@uwec.edu
Paula teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio, and at the University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire. She will also travel to the homes of local students. Two years of prior piano lessons are preferred. She has lever harps for rent to her students. Paula teaches all musical styles, specializing in classical and pop music. She offers recitals, harp ensembles and harp circles, and theory classes for her students. She has a Masters of Music in Harp Performance, and a Masters of Science in Education, and has been teaching since 1978.

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60030
Grayslake, IL

(Chicago IL,
Milwaukee WI)
Alison Attar - lever harp and pedal harp - all levels
(847) 544-1571 -
aliharp@yahoo.com - www.alisonattar.com
Alison teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio. 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."