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Elizabeth L.

Groveland, FL
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Amanda M.

Flowood, MS
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Amanda M.

New York, NY
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Elizabeth L. Groveland, FL

I have been teaching harp for over 10 years. I teach with a strong emphasis in technique, employing mostly Salzedo styles with a few French styles in hand and arm position. Young harp beginners start with my book "Animal Alley: Friends of the Forest" teaching the student new notes with the help of our furry friends!

I have a series of books from which I teach for all ages, all abilities. At any point I encourage the student to learn songs they like, creating an enriched atmosphere of learning.

I teach music theory, exercises, and sight-reading alongside our weekly studies of pieces and songs. I will help you find the right materials so you can enjoy your lessons!

It is my goal to have students perform pieces with comfort, strength and for memory.

My teaching philosophy is to cultivate a love for music while learning the best way to approach the instrument and learning how to play well. Like any good goal, hard work and patience are needed, but ultimately love of the ...

About Elizabeth

Elizabeth L. has studied music from the age of six. At nine, she began taking harp lessons with Elizabeth Motter, formerly of the Illinois Symphony and currently of the Cincinnati Symphony. Elizabeth spent many summers furthering her studies at various harp camps around the world. In the summer of 1995, she attended Benslow harp camp in Benslow, England. In the summer of 1996, she studied with Alice Spero Keene at the University of IllinoisÂ’ summer camp in Champaign-Urbana. In 1998, she attended the summer harp course at Indiana University where she studied with Susanne McDonald. At the age of 14, Interlochen Arts Academy accepted her into their program for high school. Interlochen is a boarding arts high school in northern Michigan, which offers a college preparatory study ...

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Maggie March 15, 2015
Harp · Online
Verified Student
Elizabeth is very kind and a great teacher. She explains nicely and at a level the student understands. She gives challenging 'homework', but not unrealistic. Highly recommended!!!
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Julie R. February 11, 2015
Harp · Online
Verified Student
Elizabeth is an amazing teacher! She was/is able to identify my learning style and meet me where I am musically. She keeps me challenged but successful in my endeavor. Elizabeth is VERY patient and kind and encouraging. I was hesitant about fulfilling my dream of playing the harp (as an adult learner), but am very excited about the progress I am making thanks to her. Elizabeth makes me believe in myself and my ability to learn to play and enjoy the harp!
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Haley W. February 3, 2015
Harp
Hello! I would like to know if this teacher can teach me. I have an eight string lily harp and am a beginner. Thanks! :) (You must know I have not had a lesson, but rated her 5 stars anyway, just asking a question)
Amanda M. Flowood, MS

As a harpist I have had the opportunity to perform with the Mississippi Symphony, the Monroe Symphony, Tim McGraw, New Stage Theatre, and the grand opening of the new Dallas Cowboys Stadium. I have a degree in harp performance from LSU and a masters in harp performance with a minor in music education from University of North Texas. I am currently harp professor at Belhaven University.

About Amanda

Hi, My name is Mandy and I'm excited to be a part of TakeLessons.com for several reasons: 1) because it led you here to find out more about me and the possibility of beginning lessons with me 2) I believe TakeLessons.com is a great resource to finding highly qualified musicians in your area and 3) because if you do decide to take lessons with me through TakeLessons.com they will make sure that I am doing my part to ensure a positive and effective music experience. Before I get into my credentials I would like to just share a little bit about myself. I grew up here, in the Jackson area, and in fact have lived in the same house my whole life- the same house where lessons will be held. The best way to get to the music parlor is through the front door. My musical studies began at the ...

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TanyaG3 July 23, 2012
Ameerah loves Amanda, and we both find her quite knowledgeable in music. We both appreciate the time she gives to Ameerah's lessons.
Amanda M. New York, NY

Group and individual harp lesson

About Amanda

STEINWAY Educational Partner since 2013 Member of American Guild of Musical Artist since 2012 NY METS Honored Performer 2011 Master of Music in Music Performance 2009 International Folk Song Vocal Competition Third Prize 2006 German Lieder Competition First Prize 2005 B.F.A in Music Performance Vocal & Piano 2003 B.F.A in Music Ed. & Performing Arts Ed. 2003 Steinway& Sons International Youth Piano Competition Second Prize 1992 *** Lesson Details *** - Technique Development 33% - Music Appreciation 33% - Self Expression 33% - Talent 1% As for advanced teaching, my teaching style helps students to open their minds so they can enjoy themselves through music. I enjoy teaching my students helpful ways to think about music, as opposed to just teaching them to execute the ...

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Stacy L. October 11, 2014
Piano · In home
Verified Student
I feel so lucky to find Amanda as my son's first piano teacher. She is great with kids and make my 3 year old boy fall in love with piano now through her great teaching skills and interesting "animal story books" designed specifically for young children to learn piano. It's been only 2 months since Ethan's first piano class with her, and he's already playing with both hands and a lot of kids songs like "twinkle twinkle little star", "London bridge is falling down", "old McDonald had a farm"...Thank you Amanda!
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Amanda M. March 11, 2013
Piano
The piano teacher for a lifetime

Amanda is an amazing teacher. I went back to taking piano lessons at the age of 45 and Amanda has been an incredibly patient, generous, intelligent and warm teacher. She is very personable, extremely knowledgeable about music, and the lessons are individually tailored so that I get the most out of them. I have learned so much as her pupil and I am growing (slowly!) as a pianist. Amanda has made this process enjoyable, fulfilling, and yes...fun!

Vanessa S.

Palm Springs, CA
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Alexandra P.

San Mateo, CA
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Lydia H.

Columbus, OH
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Vanessa S. Palm Springs, CA

I teach Celtic (lever) and pedal harp. Strong technical foundation based on blend of Renie, Salzedo and Russian technical schools. Repertoire dependent on each student's individual goals, but including popular and jazz music. Emphasis on musicality and expression.

About Vanessa

A concertizing musician since age 9, I hold a Bachelor’s and Master’s of Music in instrumental performance from the California State University Los Angeles, where I was named the CSU system's youngest to receive a graduate degree. In 2005 I earned a Doctorate of Musical Arts from the University of Arizona, where I was the Graduate Teaching Assistant. I have also been honored as the University of Arizona's youngest doctoral graduate, receiving my degree at age 19. I have performed as a member and guest soloist with countless chamber ensembles, orchestras, and bands across the United States. Highlights of my international tours include concerts in Shanghai, Seoul, South Africa, Madrid and at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. In addition to playing for such notables as Oprah ...

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OscarG May 22, 2011
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So far Dr Vanessa is doing an excellent job, my daughter really enjoys learning with her.
Alexandra P. San Mateo, CA

As a harp teacher, all of my
students play scales, arpeggios, and technical exercises in
their lessons. I believe having a strong technical base is the foundation for
every part of playing and you can't learn without it. I will set the repertoire
for students according to their technical progress and although I may
take into consideration a student's desires to learn a certain piece, there has
to be time and they have to be ready for it. I have both short term and long
term goals for each student that involve theory, technical ability, and
repertoire both orchestral and solo. Adult students still have to learn
technique, it makes things much more fun and easy six months later, I promise! Beginning students will learn how to read notes, understand basic theory, and technique in a short amount of time, so don't be scared if you have never had a music lesson before.

I require all students make
at least an hour a day commitment to practice. I teach mostly the ...

About Alexandra

Alexandra has been teaching harp around the country for fifteen years through her personal harp studio and the Salvi Showroom in Southern California. She has also worked as a sectional coach for the Orange County Youth Symphony, Asia America Youth Symphony, and Palos Verdes Regional Symphony Orchestra. Her students are currently attending Eastman School of Music, Harvard University, Boston College ,University of Pennslyvania, Princeton University, Northwestern University, University of Notre Dame, and Purdue University among others. Her students have also appeared on National television as well as well as playing for the Grammy Awards. A strong supporter of the American Harp Society, she is currently the President of the Orange County Chapter of the American Harp Society, and serves ...

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Margot R. November 1, 2014
Alexandra is by far the most enthusiastic and invested harp teacher I have ever had. Her extensive background really lends itself to the music she teaches, whether it be small exercises for beginners, to giant harp solos for college students. She really inspires you to do your best, and actually makes you want to practice.
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Lawrence I. October 31, 2014
Harp · In studio
A teenage boy and a 40-year-old woman do not go about learning an instrument (or music theory) in the same way, and Alexandra knows how to tailor her lessons to each students' needs -- definitely not a one-size-fits all teacher. Cheerful and encouraging, she knows how to walk the fine line between demanding excellent work and being a control freak. Whether you or your child want to learn music theory for any instrument, or the harp in particular, you can't go wrong with Alexandra. Also, for those who have to listen to anyone practicing a new instrument, it's hard to make an ugly sound on a harp.
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Annabel S. May 18, 2014
Harp · In studio
Verified Student
Best harp teacher I've had - adjusts teaching methods to fit the needs of the student while maintaining high standards and expectations from her students. Very warm and caring as well.
Lydia H. Columbus, OH

She wanted to share her gift of music with others and started teaching harp lessons when she was 17. Lydia was hired on as a teacher with a local professional music company and worked there for 4 years. During that time she continued her education and received the necessary training on how to effectively teach students of any age.

About Lydia

Lydia started her musical journey at age 8 with piano and later adding harp when she was 12. She wanted to share her gift of music with others and started teaching piano and harp lessons when she was 17. Lydia was hired on as a teacher with a local professional music company and worked there for 4 years. During that time she continued her education and received the necessary training on how to effectively teach students of any age. Currently Lydia is a full-time professional harpist and music teacher maintaining a studio of 33 students. Lydia has performed well over 800 times in Columbus and the surrounding areas and has recorded 3 CDs of her beautiful music. She is the principal harpist for the Cardinal Health Chamber Orchestra and also plays with the orchestra at Northwest ...

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Ronnie S. September 25, 2014
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
As a adult leaner, I want to say that she is patient, easy to understand and relates well to new people. A good teacher who likes sharing knowledge.
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Anita B. September 24, 2014
Piano · In home
Lydia taught my daughter both harp and piano for 8 years. She is an excellent teacher. I could not have asked for better. Lydia is extremely musical, and is professional, yet down-to-earth, kind and friendly. She is very patient and has pleasant to be around. She has recorded CD's of her harp music, has played with orchestras, and has attended many music study programs. Her musical ability is superior and she LOVES to share her the joy of playing both harp and piano to others. Lydia is also flexible with the pieces she teaches. She is very good at teaching the classical pieces and exercises, but also can teach pop and other genres. She has two recitals a year which are in a relaxed atmosphere but still give the student the performance experience. GREAT TEACHER!
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LGMJ P. September 23, 2014
Harp · Online
Years ago, Lydia was kind enough to try Skype lessons with us, given we are 8-9 hours away from her. We sought a Bible believing, Faith-oriented Christian Harp teacher and she was it! We have been delighted with her teaching, her love for music and for working with the students. We have had the privilege of watching her play in the Orchestra and, traveling the 8-ish hours for Spring and Fall recital and hearing her play with the students and encourage the students on their playing in the recitals. She even recently coached us through a pedal harp purchase and her help was invaluable. We would highly recommend her to anyone looking for piano and or Harp instruction.

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