Kristal Schwartz

Kristal S.

Saratoga, CA
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Interested in harp lessons but don’t know where to begin? I specialize in helping beginners get a feel and introduction for the harp! You can take a 4 class exploration lessons with me to see what you think!

I also teach advanced students and professionals.
Note reading, theory and music history as well.
Anything that is important to be a solid musician.

About Kristal S.

I am a passionate and dedicated teacher able to bring out my students best. My students love how I am both strict and encouraging helping them reach their potential.

After graduating from San Francisco Conservatory of Music with my Masters in Performance I began building one of the largest harp studios in Northern CA. I have successfully taught 100s of harpist, built harp programs in schools and helped create harp-awareness in the Bay Area. One of my passions is the SJYS Harp Ensemble.

Professionally teaching for over a decade I am a great choice for you as you pursue your passion to learn harp!

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Rick
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Kristal is not only the premier harp teacher in the Bay Area, she is the consummate teacher’s teacher. Patient, kind, and willingness to see the student through the entire learning journey, the is the very definition of thorough, focused, and dedicated.

Posted May 10, 2020
Hannah
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Kristal Barlaan is an amazing teacher! She’s very patient and welcoming to new students and has a great taste in repertoire. She provides students many opportunities to play in public, recitals and her harp ensemble!

Posted Aug 10, 2018
Ann
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Kristal is a very gifted harpist and teacher. She instructs her students in technique, musicality, ear training, ensemble and theory. She is a true professional and has the unique ability to inspire her students while also demanding their best efforts. I highly recommend her.

Posted Aug 10, 2018

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Experience

Director
Jan 2014 - Present

SJYS

Teacher
Jan 2008 - Present

SJAM

Owner
Mar 2001 - Present

Bay Area Harp Acadmey

Education

Masters in Harp Performances
Jan 2004 - May 2007

SFCM

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

Suzuki Harp 1-3
May 2011

Suzuki

Awards

Best Teacher 2007
May 2007

SJAM

Affiliations

American String Teachers Association
Mar 2008
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.
Americana Music Association
Feb 2004
The Americana Music Association is a professional trade organization whose mission is to advocate for the authentic voice of American Roots Music around the world.
American Harp Society
Jan 1996
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.

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