Abigail Sliva

Abigail S.

Houston, TX

About Abigail S.

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Abigail teaches: Ages 5 to 18
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Teaching since: August 2005
Last sign in: 6 days ago


Abigail S. has taken the stage across the country as both a soloist and orchestral musician. Her love and dedication to the art of music has led her to Houston where she is currently pursuing a doctorate degree in music at the Moores School of Music under the direction of Paula Page. Ms. S. attended the Cleveland Institute of Music for her Bachelor and Master degrees in music where she studied with the world renowned recording artist, Yolanda Kondonassis.

Ms. S. made her solo concerto debut in 2013 when she performed as a soloist with the Cleveland Institute of Music Orchestra. In addition to her experience as a soloist, Ms. S. performed as principle harpist with the Firelands Symphony Orchestra from 2011-2013. Ms. S. has also performed as guest principle with orchestras across the country such as the Cleveland Pops Orchestra and the Corpus Christi Symphony. An active ensemble musician, Ms. S. has been a founding member of the Heart Strings Ensemble since 2005.

This past spring Ms. S. was honored to receive the Alice Chalifoux Prize in recognition of her talent and dedication to the harp. Ms. S. is also a winner of the 2012 Cleveland Institute of Music Concerto Competition. Ms. S. is an experienced soloist and has competed in world renowned competitions such as the IMA HOGG Concerto Competition and the National American Harp Society Competition.

Ms. S. began studying music in Chicago Illinois at the age of five and has continued to pursue the art with passion over the years. An experienced teacher herself, Ms. S. has been educating students of all ages over the past eight years. Ms. S specializes in teaching beginning piano students and beginning to advance harp students. Ms. S's education and performance experience help her give students a quality, well-rounded education.

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Piano Teacher

Apr 2014 - Present
Abigail S. Piano Studio

Private Piano Instructor

Harp Teacher

Sep 2013 - Present
Abigail S. Harp Studio

Private Harp Instructor

Harp Teacher

May 2010 - Aug 2010
Abigail S. Harp Studio

Private Harp Instructor.

Harp Teacher

Aug 2008 - Aug 2009
Abigail S. Harp Studio

Private Harp Instructor


Doctor of Musical Arts

Aug 2013 - Present
Moores School of Music

Master of Music

Aug 2012 - May 2013
Cleveland Institute of Music

Bachelor of Music

Aug 2009 - May 2012
Cleveland Institute of Music

Languages Spoken


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Academic Honors

May 2013
Cleveland Institute of Music

Alice Chalifoux Prize

May 2013
Cleveland Institute of Music

Placed in the Cleveland Institute of Music Concerto Competition

Oct 2012
Cleveland Institute of Music

Academic Honors

May 2012
Cleveland Institute of Music
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2 Reviews on Abigail S.

Yolanda Aug 24, 2015
Harp · In studio
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.
Derell W. May 18, 2015
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Ms Abigail is an excellent instructor.
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