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Jill W.

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  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2006
  • Visual Communications from Brigham Young University Idaho
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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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Justine
I've only had one lesson, but Jill was great! I am so excited to continue learning with her. I told her what I was hoping to get out of lessons and she was amazing at making sure we did. Would definitely recommend her!
Maya
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.
Jacque K.
Jill is a very caring teacher. She will answer all your questions and make you feel good about learning. Her guidance has helped me immensely!!
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Anne R.

13 Reviews
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Starting at $50
  • Teaching since 1983
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Mathematics, Music as a Minor from UCLA (University of California, Los Angeles)
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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 a GRAMMY® Award winner! Anne has some 30 years of performance and teaching experience 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. And, you can now take les

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Ramya E.
Our first lesson was fantastic !! Anne made our 8year old completely comfortable with the lesson plan .... super friendly ..!
Christine
Anne is so patient! I started by having to learn to read music. She was so supportive when I struggled. She guided me through the lessons at a pace that was right for me. She made learning fun! highly recommend her!
Natalie
Anne is an attentive and dedicated teacher! As an adult learner, I have appreciated how she is able to offer practical suggestions on how to effectively practice and gain immediate useable skills. She is able to quickly determine what works best for me, and encourages me all along the way. I would absolutely recommend Anne for anyone wanting to learn harp, or improve upon their abilities. She is fun to work with, always with a smile, and is very personable.
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Pheobe S.

5 Reviews
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  • Teaches students 6 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2008
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Pheobe S.

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I believe lessons should be fun and expansive journeys. I enjoy truly connecting with each student in a light, enjoyable atmosphere.

Lessons are tailored to meet each student where they are at, while still pushing them at a rate that inspires them. Positive reinforcement and constructive feedback are always used, while negative criticism is not.

I specialize in teaching proper harp technique designed to allow the player to play for a lifetime! If pain arises from playing students will never be asked to push through pain or discomfort. Rather, we will find a different approach that works.

Lastly, I love working with students on pieces they really love. No piece of music is off limits! We can make any song work on the harp!

About Pheobe

Hello, and thank you for considering me as a potential teacher! I truly love teaching and am grateful to work with each unique student. I began playing the harp since age six. While I am a classically trained pedal harpist, I have a strong background in jazz, pop, folk, and contemporary music a

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Absolutely THE BEST EXPERIENCE! The technology all worked and Phoebe is a gem- so gentle, constructive, attentive, creative, affirming, and willing to tailor the approach to ME! I am so excited!
Drew
Phoebe is a wonderful teacher, my son Drew is the harpist and since taking lessons with her, he has a whole new enthusiasm for his music!
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Eleonora P.

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  • Speaks English, Italiano
  • Teaching since 2011
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Eleonora P.

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I’ll work with you to get the best out of your potential.

About Eleonora

Eleonora is a professional harpist based in the Bay Area. She was born in Florence (Italy), where at the age of nine began studying the harp. Eleonora went on to earn a Bachelors in harp from the Conservatory of music in Florence and a Masters in harp from Conservatory of music in Parma. From 201

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Michael
I chose Eleonora as my 11-year-old daughter's harp instructor, and we've been really pleased and enriched by the experience. Early on, my daughter experienced an affinity for this instrument, and I've been very impressed by Eleonora's technique and teaching style and how she helps cultivate my daughter's organic joy and interest in this beautiful instrument. Eleonora is excellent with children, explaining music ideas in a way a child can understand, digest, and incorporate. She meets my daughter where ever is needed and has a great sense for this. When my daughter was learning something new, she told Eleonora, "This is hard." Eleonora responded casually and authoritatively: "There is no hard, only new." This, and the emphasis on practice, really eased my daughter who likes to get everything right the first time and needs this kind of reframing and encouragement when experiencing a new challenge. As an artist myself, I really appreciate this approach and philosophy, but most importantly, I can see my daughter does, too. Whether you're an adult learning for the first time or you have a child who has interest, let your musical lives be enriched by this patient, knowledgeable instructor.
Gaia
I’ve been one of Eleonora’s first students and I’ve studied harp with her for 4 years. It has been very rewarding.
I was always looking forward to her lessons: she inspired us to practice for competitions and she always encouraged me to play in front of an audience, giving the very best of my self.
Playing the harp has always been a great joy for me thanks to her lessons.
Paola
Eleonora Pellegrini is a great professional!
She has been my daughter’s harp teacher for two years: she’s very talented! She’s a special person, she is very skilled both playing and teaching the harp.
She changed my daughter’s life, who know has an excellent knowledge of music basics.
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Kathryn L.

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  • Speaks Italian, German, French, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Music from Luther College
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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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Lydia H.

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  • Teaches students 4 and up
  • Teaching since 2004
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Lydia H.

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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.

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

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"Patient, explains things well. Great instructor."
Nicole
Took Harp lessons from Pam I.
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"Sonja has re-Inspired our daughter about the harp! She is extremely knowledgeable about music (I am a music Teacher, so I know) and fun to learn from. She is truly an inspiration!"
Paul
Took Harp lessons from Sonja W.
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"I was nervous and excited to start lessons but Jill's happy, positive, and encouraging manner took my nerves away. I'm so happy I started this journey with her and can't wait for my next lesson."
Loreli
Took Harp lessons from Jill W.
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"Sara is awesome! I’m a beginner harpist and already I feel I’ve learned a tremendous amount. Sara is a wonderful teacher. She really helps you to learn proper technique, rhythm and music theory. I’ve really enjoyed my lessons with her. She’s definitely the kindest and most genuine teacher I’ve had for any sort of lessons. I highly recommend her :)"
Kemi
Took Harp lessons from Sara C.
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"I have known Pam Irwin for the past 14 years. I remember praying to find instrumental music teachers for my daughters when they were in the first and third grades. I was looking to find flute and harp teachers and was thrilled to find an extremely qualified and caring teacher for both of them! Pam is a multitalented, skilled musician who has many years of experience in teaching private music lessons. She was the only teacher for my girls for harp and flute and took them from the beginning to the advanced levels. She was especially gifted in working with my daughters to play duets together. Pam utilized recitals as well as numerous other opportunities to perform at churches, orchestras, weddings, and other social events of which they have continued on their own. Pam instilled a lifelong love of music in my daughters and their music education has continued to the present while they are in college. I highly recommend Pam Irwin as a top choice music instructor for children, youth, and adults of any age."
Diane
Took Harp lessons from Pam I.
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"My experience taking lessons from Tyler has been great! She is very patient and I always feel she enjoys teaching. She has gone out of her way to help me improve my skills. I look forward to learning more as one of her students."
Dianne
Took Harp lessons from Tyler H.
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"I'm delighted that I found Sara! She makes learning the harp a joy. She is patient and intuitive and keeps me gently moving forward with learning the next step. I'm excited to be her student and look forward to the next lesson with her!"
Stina
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"Lydia is very professional and a good instructor. I am enjoying her class very much."
Deborah
Took Harp lessons from Lydia H.
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"Jill is a very caring teacher. She will answer all your questions and make you feel good about learning. Her guidance has helped me immensely!!"
Jacque
Took Harp lessons from Jill W.
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"Absolutely THE BEST EXPERIENCE! The technology all worked and Phoebe is a gem- so gentle, constructive, attentive, creative, affirming, and willing to tailor the approach to ME! I am so excited!"
Kenya
Took Harp lessons from Pheobe S.
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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 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.