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Anne R.

Placerville, CA

About Anne

Anne has some 25 years of 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 e
xperience. And, you can now take lessons from Anne no matter where you live in the world--Take lessons from Anne via Skype, FaceTime, or Google Hangout!

Here is what Anne can help you learn:

Proper hand technique
Sight reading skills
Improvisation skills
Music theory
Repertoire building-Learning Celtic, Classical, Renaissance, Folk, and all kinds of tunes
Arranging music for the harp
Accompaniment skills
Performance skills
And much more!

Anne studied music theory and received her formal music education at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). When the Celtic harp piqued her interest, she studied harp techniques from world-renowned harpist Sylvia Woods and later contributed to her book Music Theory & Arranging Techniques for Folk Harps.

Take lessons online at her studio in South Lake Tahoe, California, or at Main Street Music store in Placerville, California.

FAQs:

Do I need to have any musical experience to learn to play the Celtic harp?

It's not necessary to have any prior musical background before embarking on harp lessons. If you have never taken up an instrument before, Anne will teach you harp technique and how to read music, too. It's a plus if you have some past musical experience, because you'll already know the rudiments of reading sheet music. Anne teaches from ages 7 and up. If your child is younger than 7 and anxious to play the harp, get them started on the piano first. This way, when they come to Anne at an older age, they will already know how to read music (harp sheet music and piano sheet music look alike).

Is the harp difficult to learn?

It's no more difficult to learn than any other instrument. If you really want to learn and you practice, you'll learn quickly. It's all about motivation.

Do I need to own a Celtic harp to learn to play?

For online lessons, you'll need to have your own harp. You can also buy a harp from Anne. She uses Triplett Harps as rentals, can help you get started on a rent-to-own harp, and is an authorized dealer if you decide you want to purchase a harp in the future. (Note: Anne only rents to students taking lessons from her in her studio. Rentals are not available to students taking online lessons.)

What does Anne teach?

Anne assesses your goals and your experience before designing a learning path that is right for you. For this reason, her lessons are always one-on-one and not taught in a group fashion. Of course, parents are welcome to sit in on their child's lesson. Here is what Anne can help you learn: • Proper hand technique • Sight reading skills • Improvisation skills • Music theory • Repertoire building-Learning Celtic, Classical, Renaissance, Folk, and all kinds of tunes • Arranging music for the harp • Accompaniment skills • Performance skills And much more! Anne studied under Sylvia Woods and teaches her method for Celtic harp. If you are serious about playing the concert harp instead, in an orchestra for instance, Anne can recommend other teachers who can school you in classical harp method. If you're not sure what your goals are, the Sylvia Woods method will help prepare you for the concert harp if you wish to take it up down the line.

What is Anne's experience?

Anne studied music theory and received her formal music education at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). When the Celtic harp piqued her interest, she studied harp techniques from world-renowned harpist Sylvia Woods and later contributed to her book Music Theory & Arranging Techniques for Folk Harps. Anne also studied professional stage performance with Ed Hooks (San Francisco, CA) and at the Living History Centre (Novato, CA). Anne applied her formal training to teaching music for the Los Angeles Unified School District. She continues to work with students presenting educational demonstrations for school assemblies. Anne has given workshops to students in the Sacramento Waldorf School, El Dorado Union School District, Merced Union High School District, and Minden Elementary School. She has taught harp since 1987, offering educational demonstrations, focused workshops, and taking on private students.
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Alexandria November 21, 2015
Harp · In studio
I started lessons with Anne as a beginner harp student with about a year of prior experience. Anne helped me to get through Sylvia Wood's "Teach Yourself" book and I am now at an intermediate level. Lessons were enjoyable and relaxed while still being focused and informative. I am very happy with the progress I have made with Anne and would recommend her as a teacher.
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Wanda November 21, 2015
Harp · In studio
I'm the person Fred is referring to. I have Anne to thank for making my dream of learning to play the harp a reality. I rented a harp from Anne and took lessons every 2 weeks. Her lessons were progressive making it easy to learn the next step (as long as I practiced). Soon I was playing real songs! Anne was patient, understanding, and knowledgeable not only about playing the harp and proper technique, but also about feeding and care of the harp and performance. While Anne is a professional (and a Grammy winner), she is also down to earth with a ready smile and laugh. If you have an interest in learning to play the harp, I highly recommend Anne!
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Fred November 21, 2015
Harp · In studio
When I was nursing a patients wife brought in her harp and played. I was so impressed with the soothing sound I asked her where she learned. She got me in contact with Ann and I started taking lessons. Having studied music I learned quickly. Yet I must say Ann is an excellent teacher. She is patient, encouraging and supportive. Clearly she is capable of teaching any one at any age. If you are interested in learning this most beautiful of instruments I highly recommend Ann your teacher. You will not be disappointed. You will also be very proud at what you will be able to learn in such a short time. This is also something you will have for a life time.
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Anne R.

Anne R.

South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
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starting at
$50 / 30-min
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Ippolito D.

Carlsbad, CA

About Ippolito "Paul"

EDUCATION:
High School - Tri City Christian High School (Graduated '09)
AP's: English Language and Literature
University - Point Loma Nazarene University "PLNU" (Graduated '13)
Degree Trai
ning: Business Admin. - Concentration in Finance & Entrepreneurship
Master's in Business Administration (MBA) - PLNU (currently enrolled until Fall '15)

EXPERIENCE:

Various industries including, but not limited to, Real Estate, Accounting, High End Wood & Vinyl Flooring, Law, Chat Sales - Auto Accessories Industry, Food & Beverage, Health & Fitness, Sales & Marketing, Business Development, and Life Coaching.

I have done some volunteer work with SALT Missons (through PLNU), Missions work through Carpathian Mountain Outreach in L'Viv, Ukraine, and Calvary Chapel Oceanside.

OTHER ACTIVITIES

Include Devil Pups (10 day youth training with the Marine Corps.), VP & President of PLNU's Martial Arts Club ('09-'13); Gracie Jiu-Jitsu (Combatives Course Graduate), 3rd Degree Black Belt / Certified Instructor - Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan
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Briana W. September 24, 2015
Acoustic Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Paul has a joyful, passionate approach that makes learning fun! A talented musician, he is approachable and empathetic to the newbie!
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Melanie H. October 28, 2014
Acoustic Guitar · In home
My son had the pleasure of taking guitar lessons for 3 years from Ippolito. His passion for music and teaching style was very inspiring, as well as, his patience and motivating demeanor kept my son interested and wanting to improve his musicianship. Always encouraging, with guided interaction, he kept my son on task during lessons. He was very professional and punctual in all our interactions. Above all, he was appreciative and accommodating to my son's style of music without compromising the basic core instruction for guitar. His goal, as an instructor, was to instill a lifelong passion and appreciation for music. I would highly recommend Ippolito as a guitar teacher. It was a pleasure to work with him.
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Ippolito D.

Ippolito D.

Tahoe City, CA 96145
(2)
starting at
$30 / 30-min
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Mark D.

South Lake Tahoe, CA

About Mark

I am a former private music teacher. I studied music theory while in college. My plan at the time was to teach music at the high school level. I have taught guitar, bass guitar, piano theory, and voic
e in past, privately and publicly (Douglas County School System).
I am a web developer so I plan to use the Takelessons platform as a starting point. At some point I will build an online presence to promote a private lesson business.
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Mark D.

Mark D.

South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
starting at
$20 / 30-min
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Chloe L.

Reno, NV

About Chloe

Lim has been teaching violin to children and adults since 2008. A graduate of the prestigious Eastman School of Music and Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, she served on the faculty of the Na
nyang Academy of Fine Arts in Singapore, specializing in the School of Young Talents- which takes in highly musically gifted students. Her students have gained admission to some of the best music conservatories and are holders of national awards.

Lim is also a highly seasoned orchestral violinist, she is currently a contracted violinist with the Reno Philharmonic and the Reno Chamber Orchestra. Previously, she has won contracts with the Greensboro Symphony and the Tallahassee Symphony. Highly versatile musically, she has served as concertmaster of the Singapore Pops Orchestra, and performed jazz, pop and rock on many occasions.

She strongly believes that music can heal and enlighten the human soul, bringing wisdom and happiness to those who seek to beautify the world through music.
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Lenny December 28, 2015
Violin · In studio
I managed to learn a lot and improved so much. She's super friendly and helpful :)
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Chloe L.

Reno, NV 89503
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$30 / 30-min

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