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Anne R.
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Have fun while learning to play the harp from an award winning teacher with GRAMMY® experience!
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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 R.

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. And, you can now take lessons from Anne no matter where you live in the world through a webcam and TakeLessons.com!! 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. Anne is an active member of the American String Teacher's Association. Take lessons online. Anne also teaches in person at Lake Tahoe, California, and at Placerville, California, as pandemic guidelines permit. 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 harp to learn to play? For online lessons, you'll need to have your own harp. You can also buy a harp from Anne, too! (Note: Anne only rents to students taking in-person lessons, but Anne is happy to help you find a rental in your area) 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. 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. She performed on the 2015 GRAMMY® Award Winning Best New Age Album, "Winds of Samsara".

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Anne is a fabulous teacher, an amazing musician, and wonderful advisor. She teacher online just as if the lesson were in person. These lessons are a dream come true and so is Anne as a teacher. She teaches with excellence, but also at a pace that works for you. She is patient, funny, and very wise. My harp journey is a joy because of Anne! Highly recommend!!!

Posted Apr 8, 2022
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Wow! What an amazing experience. Anne is so incredibly approachable! I've only dabbled in the harp with a few lessons from a previous instructor, and I cannot overstate how comfortable Anne made me feel while playing for her to gauge my technique and skill level. As an adult learner - I truly felt like I was getting lessons from an old friend. Online lessons can be tricky, but Anne's attention to detail had her catching areas for me to improve technique - even over a video session. The only thing better would be if I could move coasts to play with her in person :) Had an absolute blast and will be signing up for more lessons!

Posted Apr 7, 2022
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Anne is absolutely wonderful! She is kind, patient, and understanding. She does not pressure, but uplifts and encourages. I am so glad I found her, she is an amazing teacher and a blessing in my harp journey!

Posted Feb 13, 2022
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Harp Teacher
Oct 1983 - Present
Celtic Harp Music by Anne Roos
Teaching harp lessons to students, one-to-one. Began teaching in-person lessons in Los Angeles, and by 2007, with the beginning of Skype, added online lessons. Now teaching online lessons to individuals from ages 7 and up.
Volunteer
Apr 1983 - Present
SYDA Foundation
Online Music Pages Administrator. Harpist for live programs and recordings.
Music Book Author
Jan 2008 - Dec 2011
Hal Leonard Corporation
Published Author of Two Music Industry Books: “The Bride’s Guide to Musicians: Live Wedding Music Made Easy and Affordable” (published December 15, 2010), and “The Musician’s Guide to Brides: How to Make Money Playing Weddings” (published March 1, 2008), both published by Hal Leonard, Inc., the world’s largest music publishing company.
Governor & Secretary/Treasurer
May 2003 - May 2010
San Francisco Chapter of The Recording Academy
Served on the Board of Governors of the San Francisco Chapter of the Recording Academy from 2003 to 2010, and served as the Chapter Secretary Treasurer from 2005 to 2006.
Music Announcer
Jun 1999 - Jan 2001
Capital Public Radio, Sacramento's NPR station
Classical Music, Jazz, Global Beat (world music), Acid Jazz, and Latin Jazz Announcer on KXPR/KXSR and KXJZ/KKTO, Sacramento’s NPR Stations.
Music and Math Teacher
Sep 1985 - Jun 1998
Los Angeles Unified School District
Music and Math Teacher, Los Angeles Unified School District • Creating lesson plans and a curriculum without an available textbook. Results: Thinking on my feet to make materials that would be useful for my own success in my job. • Successfully scheduling and overseeing child and adult (parent) volunteers in school music functions. Results: Fostering open communication with parents that later helped if issues came up with their child’s progress in class. • Convincing kids that math is fun (a really big sales job!). Results: Helping children improve their grades in math. • Teaching to as many as sixty children in one classroom. Holding the students’ attention. Results: Utilizing effective time management skills to create lesson plans, presenting to a large audience of various personalities with differing needs, and ultimately demonstrating progress in learning through assignments grades and test scores. • Awareness of school rules and State laws to allow for all to have an equal opportunity to education. Results: Making a welcoming environment for children to learn and for parents to visit.
Education
Jan 1985 - Jan 1986
National University, Los Angeles
Mathematics, Music as a Minor
Sep 1975 - Aug 1979
UCLA (University of California, Los Angeles)
English
Fluent/ Native Proficiency
California Clear Secondary Teaching Credential
Sep 1987
National University, Los Angeles
GRAMMY® Certificate
Feb 2015
National Academy of Recording Arts and Scientces
National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences
Jan 2000
Celebrating music through the GRAMMY Awards for more than 50 years, The Recording Academy continues its rich legacy and ongoing growth as the premier outlet for honoring achievements in the recording arts and supporting the music community.
American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers
Jan 2000
The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) is a membership association of more than 480,000 US composers, songwriters, lyricists and music publishers. The ASCAP is committed to nurturing music makers throughout their careers.
American String Teachers Association
Jan 1990
The American String Teachers Association, founded more than 60 years ago, is a membership organization for string and orchestra teachers and players, helping them to develop and refine their careers. ASTA's members range from budding student teachers to artist-status performers. The organization provides a vast array of services, including instrument insurance, an award-winning scholarly journal, discounts on publications and resources, annual professional development opportunities, and access to collegial network of colleagues throughout the string profession.
International Society of Folk Harpers and Craftsmen
Jan 1987
Founded by Roland L. Robinson, a harpmaker in Mt. Laguna, California, the International Society of Folk Harpers and Craftsmen (ISFHC) was intended to meet the needs of the individual folk harper and builder for communication with his or her fellow artists. It began in 1980 out of the readership of the Folk Harp Journal and in 1985 it became a California nonprofit corporation. Today, with a yearly membership of almost sixteen hundred, it provides a focus for folk harp activities worldwide.

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Teaches Online
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Pricing
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$50
60 minutes
$75
New Student Special
First 3 lessons
$30
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