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Becca S.

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  • Teaches students 4 and up
  • Awarded Outstanding Undergraduate in Academic Achievement from University of Denver
  • Teaching since 2014
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Becca S.

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I am an experienced teacher who is committed to helping every student achieve their personal goals at the harp. I have worked with all ages and abilities and I'm excited to work with you! I am open to working on any type of music you'd like to and can also help you develop a better understanding of music theory. I earned my harp performance degree from the Lamont School of Music at the University of Denver.

About Becca

I am a friendly, outgoing, and passionate music teacher! I play the harp and piano and absolutely love to spread the joy of music. I started playing the harp because my grandmother was a harpist and I thought it was the most beautiful instrument. After all these years, I still love the amazing soun

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Robert
Great! I have been doing my scales off and on all day.
Piper
Becca was flexible to come to our home and very sweet and professional. A great first experience into piano.
Alison
Becca is a wonderful music teacher. She taught piano to both of my girls (ages 8 and 10). She was patient and inspiring. They couldn't wait to see her every week!
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Anne R.

23 Reviews
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  • Mathematics, Music as a Minor from UCLA (University of California, Los Angeles)
  • Awarded GRAMMY® Certificate from National Academy of Recording Arts and Scientces
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Anne R.

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Teaching all levels, from beginning through advanced. I recommend adults to take one-hour lessons every other week. Children do better with half hour lessons every week. Ask about renting a harp!

About Anne

Take harp lessons from an award winning harpist with GRAMMY® experience! Anne has some 30 years of performance and teaching background and would love to help you get started learning to play the harp, or help you continue on your harp adventures if you have had some previous lessons and experience.

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Elisabeth R.
Anne is very patient, encouraging and understanding with different learning styles and beginners.
Marissa
Anne is a wonderful harp teacher! She's funny, nice, and makes you feel at ease when taking lessons. I would recommend her without hesitation!
Wilhelmina
She was very helpful and worked with me on my technique!
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Kathryn L.

18 Reviews
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  • Speaks Italian, German, French, English
  • Teaching since 2014
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Kathryn L.

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Is it hard to learn a musical instrument? That’s usually the first question
people ask. My answer? Not at all! I teach music based on the Irish/Celtic tradition. First, you'll learn to play by ear, and then when you're comfortable with where everything is on the harp, we'll move on to reading notes. Playing in the Celtic tradition is heavily based on improvisation, and learning the freedom of what it means for the music to come from within you. Learning the harp is all about welcoming music into your life, and making it a part of you.

About Kathryn

Hi there! I am a professional opera and choral singer, pianist/accompanist, and Celtic harpist. I love all animals (especially dogs), and baking goodies for my friends, family, and students! I hold an MM in Voice, summa cum laude, from UCLA's Herb Alpert School of Music, and a BA in Music, magna

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Scarlett
Kathryn is extremely nice & very helpful and encouraging! Looking forward to more lessons with her.
Sameer N.
Kathryn has really done a great job teaching the basics of singing to our almost 7 year old daughter. She is the best singing teacher ever and has helped our daughter learn several new songs in a short time. She is very easy going and adapts her style to her students.
Kristin B.
I highly recommend Kathryn. She is full of good ideas and helpful suggestions for everything from improving technique to writing down my own compositions. Her teaching style is relaxed and friendly. Its been a pleasure taking lessons from her.
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Dr. Abigail S.

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  • Teaching since 2005
  • Teaches students Male: 5 to 18; Female: 5 and up
  • Awarded Alice Chalifoux Prize from Cleveland Institute of Music
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Dr. Abigail S.

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Dr. S. believes that great playing is derived from great technique. Technique is an essential part of becoming a successful musician. Dr. S. helps her students perfect their technical abilities allowing them to explore vast musical repertoire.

Musicality is what brings music to life. Every musician has their own unique ideas that are expressed through their playing. Dr. S. helps her students develop their natural creative instincts and convey their ideas through their music.

Learning how to play music is fun and rewarding, however it also requires a great deal of self discipline. Practicing your instrument consistently is necessary to become a successful musician. Music is a fun way to learn the value of hard work and self discipline for students of all ages.

About Dr. Abigail

Dr. Abigail S, has been teaching students of all ages over the past ten years. Having studied with some of the most renowned harp instructors in America, Dr. S is equipped to teach students ranging from beginning to advanced abilities. Abigail's students frequently win top scores in local competiti

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Tonja R.
Abby has been very patient with me. I am learning a new instrument and slow right now. She is teaching me the proper techniques that will build in playing the harp beautifully as it is meant to be. I am building strength and gaining muscle memory. Abby is a great teacher. I recommend her to any serious learner.
Marsha H.
Abigail is wonderful she is passionate about what she does and dedicated to really making sure her student learns and excel at piano playing. She encourages and compliments her student when a job is well done. She's patient with my sometimes unenthusiastic child and never discouraging. Amazing!
Yolanda
As a teacher, Abigail is committed to the process of learning and imparts her methods of organized thinking and layered stages of accomplishment to her students. Her warm and engaging personality enhances her approach and inspires her students to give their best.
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Jill W.

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  • Teaching since 2006
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 4 and up
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Jill W.

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As a music teacher of over 10 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!

About Jill

I am a harpist, pianist, arranger, composer, performer and lover of music. With over 12 years of experience teaching both piano and harp lessons. Although I graduated from Brigham Young University in Idaho with a Bachelors in visual communication, I have continued to stretch my skills as musician a

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your the best
Diana
Always wonderful. A combination of happiness, excitement, and knowledge - everything you’d want in a music teacher. Laid back but serious about her craft. I would recommend Jill to all ages and skill levels.
Faith B.
thank you

Liann C.

6 Reviews
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  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Master of Music from Shenandoah Conservatory
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Liann C.

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I've been involved with harp for over half of my life, and can't wait to share the magic of harp lessons with you. I love working with students of all experience levels and ages. Reach out today to get started with your lessons!

Covid-19 Update: For the foreseeable future, all lessons will be held online via FaceTime, Zoom, or Skype.

About Liann

Hi, there! My name is Liann and I've been teaching private lessons since 2014. I love sharing the joy of playing the harp with others. I received my Master of Music degree from Shenandoah Conservatory in 2015, and my Bachelor of Music degree from Ball State University in 2012. I'm a very warm a

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Vanessa
Great teacher very patient. Makes you feel comfortable and at ease. Took the stage fright right out of me. 10 out of ten stars shes the best.
Mary
I learned so much. I am so glad that I found such a great teacher for the harp.
Mary
Liann is patient, encouraging and knows when to either break concepts down or challenge me with something new.

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The average cost of 60-minute harp lessons is $80. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $60 and $100 per hour.
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"Jill has been an amazing teacher for our daughter, who is a beginning harp student. Jill is always very positive with her and encourages her to practice. I also appreciate that Jill is open to my suggestions about how to motivate my daughter when practicing gets tough. Her energy and love for music is infectious and helps my daughter be enthusiastic too. I would highly recommend Jill to any of my friends."
Jen
Took Harp lessons from Jill W.
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"Liann was so pleasant and knowledgeable. She helped my son with his audition music. We look forward to working with her again."
Hudson
Took Harp lessons from Liann C.
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"I started harp lessons when I was 8 years old, and neither my parents nor I ever thought about looking for another teacher. Pam Irwin's teaching style made it easy for me to learn many wedding songs, hymns, and classical pieces. This has led to numerous church performances as well as weddings and parties. I've been so blessed to have her as my teacher from the beginning all the way through the 12th grade. During my college freshman year, I won the talent show at Florida College playing the harp. She is well capable to take a beginner to the advanced level. She is patient, kind, thoughtful, and encouraging. I would not be the musician I am today if it weren't for her excellent teaching."
Christina
Took Harp lessons from Pam I.
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"Lauren is getting me started with harp basics. I was using a cell phone with zoom and it really would be much better if I used the laptop. Lauren is very encouraging and it'll be tedious until I learn the hand and finger positions very well."
Libah
Took Harp lessons from Lauren R.
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"My daughter Ambra and all of my family discovered the harp thanks to Eleonora. She is a capable, patient and passionate teacher. During her lessons, she's able to communicate to her students the passion for music and for the harp which is an extraordinary instrument.
My daughter was 7 years old when she began taking lessons with Eleonora and she is still playing with great passion after 5 years. For us it is a joy to hear her playing. Thank you, Eleonora!"
Barbara
Took Harp lessons from Eleonora P.
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"We had a little technical trouble getting started, but overall it was a good first lesson. Excited for next time!"
Tamara
Took Harp lessons from Pam I.
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"My daughter just began learning harp after asking about lessons for quite a while. Jill has been wonderful in her communication, thorough and encouraging in her delivery method, and as a result after just three lessons I am already hearing the courage from my daughter to learn a piece for a recital in three weeks. That’s really amazing! I truly appreciate Jill’s teaching and flexibility around her lessons."
Maya
Took Harp lessons from Jill W.
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"Anne is very patient, encouraging and understanding with different learning styles and beginners."
Elisabeth
Took Harp lessons from Anne R.
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"Eleonora is an extremely talented musician and harpist. She is very patient and caring to her students. She tailors lessons to fit the students needs, which I personally found it amazing!!! Harp was not very easy for me to learn and I took a very long time to learn my pieces, but with Eleonora’s guidance I was able to learn them in the end. Thanks to her positive and encouraging teaching style, harp lessons were always enjoyable. I would highly recommend Eleonora…you will not regret to take her lessons!!"
Susanna
Took Harp lessons from Eleonora P.
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Faith
Took Harp lessons from Jill W.
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Private Harp Lessons Near You

The harp is perhaps the most graceful of all instruments, stunning both to behold and to hear. Its enchanting form and sound make many aspiring musicians fall in love at first sight. This angelic instrument's unfailing beauty also boasts one of the longest histories. 

Harps have been constructed and played in cultures all around the world for millennia, with the earliest evidence of harps dating back to around 3,500 B.C.E. The unique instrument has roots as far back as Biblical times in Egypt and Mesopotamia. So when you learn to play the harp, you'll become a part of history in the making!

Why Learn to Play the Harp?

Harp is one of the easiest string instruments for any musician to learn. Like the piano, harp is not a handed instrument, meaning both righties and

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lefties play the same. Also similar to piano, the right hand in harp usually carries the melody, while the left plucks out bass notes and accompanying chords. 

The harp's similarities to piano make it even easier for pianists to pick up. Plus, with no fretting or bowing required, the harp produces pleasant sounds — even when you make a mistake. In fact, when you learn to play harp, you'll make yourself and everyone close enough to listen healthier and happier.

If you've ever spent time in a spa or had a massage, harp music was probably playing in the background. The connection between relaxing activities and harp music is no coincidence. Harp music possesses thoroughly researched and documented therapeutic effects. 

Whether you're plucking the strings or listening to someone else play, harp music induces relaxing physiological responses like reduced heart rate and blood pressure, steadier breathing, and increased oxygen levels. Harp music also diminishes a person's perceived levels of pain, relieves anxiety, and induces positive emotions. 

What You'll Learn in Harp Classes Near You

The best way to learn is by taking private harp lessons near you. With a private teacher, you'll advance much more quickly than you would by trying to teach yourself. As you receive immediate feedback and your teacher's undivided attention, you'll overcome challenges more quickly, while learning at a pace that's comfortable for you.

Plus, a private teacher will keep lessons interesting with personalized curriculum. You'll have the opportunity to learn harp while studying the music and composers you love. Lessons will also be tailored to your musical background and age. For example, harp lessons for kids differ greatly from adult classes. Here are a few of the topics you’ll study at each skill level!

Sample Curriculum in Harp for Beginners 

Harp lessons for beginners are intended for students with little or no previous experience playing the instrument. In harp for beginners, you'll learn your way around your instrument and be introduced to the basics of theory. Your teacher might choose to cover some of the following topics:

  • Harp anatomy and care
  • Grand staff and basic fingering positions
  • Reading chord charts
  • Basic songs
  • Warm-up stretching and exercises
  • Introduction to music theory

Sample Curriculum for Intermediate Harp Lessons

Intermediate students should be comfortable with the basics of playing harp and reading chord charts. Lessons at this level challenge students with more complex music and increasingly difficult techniques. Your harp teacher might to choose to cover some of the following topics in intermediate classes:

  • Dynamic techniques
  • Ornamentation and finger slides
  • Arpeggio exercises
  • Overlapping brackets and crossovers
  • Strumming and percussive damping

Sample Curriculum for Advanced Harp Classes

Advanced lessons are designed for students who are ready to master the harp. In advanced classes, students can focus on overcoming personal challenges with the instrument, experiment with new techniques, and tackle complex pieces of music. Your harp teacher might cover some of the following topics at this stage:

  • Reverse chord strumming
  • String bending techniques
  • Muffled harmonics
  • Transposition
  • Improvisation
  • Performance preparation

How to Find a Harp Teacher Near You

Once you're ready to get started, you'll need to find a teacher. A quick search here at TakeLessons will provide a list of qualified harp teachers near you who offer both in-person and online lessons for students of all ages. Our wonderfully rated harp teachers are highly educated and have loads of experience teaching and working in the music business.

Before picking a teacher, we recommend reading through their profiles and browsing the reviews left by other students. Look for a harp teacher who specializes in the style of harp — lever or pedal — that you'll be playing. When you choose to learn harp with a private teacher, you'll be well on your way to creating magical and magnificent sounds in no time.