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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.
I am a very experienced harpist, holding over 20 years of experience. I have performed in over 4,000 concerts and have had the privilege of performing as the Principal Harpist at St. Petersburg Opera Theatre and Mariinsky Theatre in Russia. I also hold a Master’s degree in Harp from the St. Petersburg Conservatory in Russia.
Lethicia is an enthusiastic harp instructor in the Denver Metro area. She currently teaches online and in her private studio in Castle Rock, CO. Her teaching philosophy is based on helping students grow and achieve their individual goals in a positive and encouraging environment. Lethicia strongly emphasizes on developing a solid harp technique as to have a strong foundation to build on. She also believes music theory is an essential part of learning music and dedicates time to teach it according to the needs of the student. Lethicia has years of teaching experience and has received years of Suzuki Teacher training along with with other harp specific pedagogy courses. Lethicia is a current member of the American Harp Society, the Suzuki Association of the Americas, and the Music Teachers National Association.
Harp: A stringed musical instrument that has a number of individual strings running at an angle to its soundboard; the strings are plucked with the fingers. Harps have been known since antiquity in Asia, Africa and Europe, dating back at least as early as 3500 BC. The instrument had great popularity in Europe during the Middle Ages and Renaissance, where it evolved into a wide range of variants with new technologies, and was disseminated to Europe's colonies, finding particular popularity in Latin America. We will start by learning how to tune, seating and hand/plucking placement. I have an easy to follow technique where you will learn the strings, notes, how to read music, rhythms, plucking techniques, and songs. As the student advances theory and soloing will be incorporated.
My goal for each lesson is to equip students with the skills they need to confidently and joyfully play the harp. Whether your goal is to play for personal enjoyment or pursue harp as a career, I welcome students of all ages. I teach both lever and pedal harp. For all skill levels, I integrate aural training and theory into lessons so that the student gains mastery over all aspects of music. My background in piano, lever harp, and pedal harp means that I have multiple tools for teaching, including both prominent harp methods - French and Salzedo - as well as experience with ABRSM, the British music education system. I teach and perform a wide range of genres, so I'm ready to help students play the style of music they're most interested in. Harp is a magical instrument! I am obsessed with it, and I look forward to introducing you to its beauty and adaptability.
As a music teacher of over 15 years I take a fun but structured approach to learning the harp. I've taught all ages and I individually work with each student to help them learn the music that they want to and reach the goals that they set for themselves. I also have a large emphasis on hand position and help my students have the very best technique so they can play their very best. We will typically start with exercises and technique and then move to music. I will then send written individual feedback after the lesson to help remind the student of what we are working on. I hope to have the chance to share my love of music with you!
Anne is very patient, encouraging and understanding with different learning styles and beginners.
Elisabeth (Harp lessons with Anne R.)
Anne brings a vibrancy to her lessons that make it fun. Anne has a keen eye for finger placement and sharp hearing for the beat of the song. Anne has the patience of a saint. I enjoy the harp lessons
Barbara (Harp lessons with Anne R.)
She’s amazing! She is the most patient and lighthearted harp teacher I’ve ever worked with. She doesn’t expect perfection either, but repetition and practice is important. Have fun with your playing a
Nannette (Harp lessons with Anne R.)
Anne has been a tremendous help for our daughter's improvement in technique and ability on the harp. She is encouraging, flexible and a wonderful teacher!
Melissa (Harp lessons with Anne R.)