Jillian Risigari-Gai

Jillian R.

Long Beach, CA

About Jillian R.

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Jillian teaches: Ages 1 and up
Special needs
Teaching since: 2010
Last sign in: 4 days ago


Jillian has been teaching private lessons since 2010 and is currently available to teach lessons at your home, at my music studio, and online. Jillian has helped students get accepted to music programs (ex.UCLA), gives multiple performance opportunities, and creates a fun learning environment.

Jillian has received her training at CSU- Long Beach in 2009 where she received a BM in Harp Performance. In addition, she received her MFA in Harp Performance from CALARTS. As a music specialist, I believe that a fusion of Classical, World, Composition and Contemporary music can help to expand a student’s ability to master complex rhythms and to broaden the range of musical interpretations and to retain the history and knowledge of each Genre of Music. For more information about Jillian, you can access her website at: www.jillharp.com

Photos and Videos

My student Aidan performing "Demons" by Imagine Dragons


MFA- Harp Performance

Aug 2010 - Dec 2012
California Institute of the Arts

BM- Harp Performance

Aug 2005 - Dec 2009
California State University- Long Beach

Languages Spoken


Fluent / Native Proficiency


American Federation of Musicians

Jan 2011

A labor union representing professional musicians in the United States and Canada. Founding in 1896 as the successor to the "National League of Musicians," the AFM is the largest organization in the world representing the interests of professional musicians.

Sigma Alpha Iota (ΣΑΙ)

Jan 2006

Sigma Alpha Iota is a professional International Music Fraternity for women. Formed to uphold the highest standards of music and to further the development of music in America and throughout the world, it continues to provide musical and educational resources to its members and the general public.Sigma Alpha Iota operates its own national philanthropy, Sigma Alpha Iota Philanthropies, Inc.

American Harp Society

Jan 2005

The American Harp Society (AHS) is a non-profit organization whose mission is "to promote and foster the appreciation of the harp as a musical instrument, to encourage the composition of music for the harp and to improve the quality of performance of harpists.

American String Teachers Association

Aug 2004

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.

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