Looking for harp lessons?

I teach lever harp to adults in Northeast Ohio, 

or through video chat anywhere in the world

What do I teach?
I teach absolute beginners up through intermediate lever harp players about technique, Celtic and Contemporary repertoire and arranging, and how to accompany oneself on the harp while singing. Please note that I do not teach pedal (orchestral) harp, as that is a different instrument not in my field of expertise. As we get to know each other, we can tailor your lessons to fit you and what you want to learn. I use both learning by ear and by sheet music; I think both methods have their place and are important in their own right. Whether you need to focus on beginner technique, harp accompaniment for modern or traditional songs, or learning and arranging tunes by ear, I'm willing to meet you where you are. Let's see if I can help you get where you want to be! (I teach ages 15 and up)

Scheduling and payment:
Currently, I do not have space for regular students, however I am still offering once-or-twice off lessons to get you started or to offer advice on a particular subject. You can schedule a lesson by contacting me here.

 

A note on what I need from my students:

A consistent practice time is important if you want to advance on the harp. Having regular lessons is not enough. Many adults have dreamed of learning the harp for years, but work, family obligations, and other projects mean they just can't practice for several hours every day. That's okay! You don't need to practice for hours at a time to be successful, but you DO need a consistent practice time, which may look different for every person. You can make significant progress even if all you have is 15 minutes a day, or nearly every day. If your schedule doesn't allow you any practice time, you may want to re-think lessons at this point. Please realize you may need to change something in your schedule to allow yourself this important step to progress...it will only hinder you otherwise. I'm more than willing to help you structure your practice time in a way that works for you

and helps you to be successful.
 

Performance opportunity:
I host an online student recital in group video chat format once a year. Each student is asked to perform a piece they have been working on for the rest of the group. Don't worry, our recitals are a no-judgment zone-this is just an opportunity to showcase what you've been learning, connect with some other harpists around the world, and have fun! 

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions. I look forward to meeting you soon!

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