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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.
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!
I have been playing the harp for 20 years and I believe that anyone can be successful no matter your age. If you learn the foundational technique and learn it well, you can play anything that you want to play. I was classically trained for 15 years and then certified as a music practitioner where I play therapeutic music for individuals at the bedside. You will not regret learning to play the harp!
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.
Why do you want to play the harp? Whether you're looking for a unique music opportunity, you love the look and sound, you want to play healing music, or much more, I want to help you reach your goals. My students have performed for friends and family, arranged their own songs, won university scholarships to study music, and played at Carnegie Hall. As a versatile and highly qualified teacher of over 15 years, I will draw on past teaching, performing, arranging, and general musicianship experience to tailor each lesson to you as an individual. Let's work together to find your reason for playing the harp!
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.
I use my diverse multi-instrumentalist skills to teach instruments through other instruments in a way very few teachers can. You will have a well-rounded approach at learning the instrument of your choice in a more diverse way to truly understand how music is supposed to be, sound, and feel.
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.)