Learn harp with a skilled professional solo and orchestral harpist
Lethicia is a Brazilian-born classical harpist based in the Denver Metro area. She is the current Principal Harpist of the Colorado Springs Philharmonic. Lethicia holds a Masters of Music from Boston Conservatory at Berklee and a Bachelors of Music Performance degree from Brigham Young University. In her studies, she received mentorship from notable harpists Ina Zdorovetchi, Dr. June Han, Felice Pomeranz, Heidi Lehwalder, and Dr. Nicole Brady. Lethicia has distinguished herself as a musician in her field and was was nominated for the Arthur Foote Award by the Harvard Musical Association in 2020. Lethicia has competed in both nationally and internationally receiving first place in the American Protegé International Competition for Piano and Strings and was a finalist for The American Prize in Instrumental Performance as well as the American Harp Society National Competition Young Professional Division. Along with performing, Lethicia is a trained Suzuki Method teacher and teaches privately online and in person. Lethicia is an active solo, orchestral, accompanist, and chamber performer. She recently had her Carnegie Hall solo debut in 2022 and regularly performs in concerts as a soloist and a chamber musician, as well as in many ensembles. Recent engagements include the Boston Chamber Symphony, Portland Symphony, Virginia Symphony, Las Colinas Symphony, Garland Symphony, Arlington Symphony, New England Film Orchestra, Firebird Pops Orchestra, the Nashua Chamber Orchestra, Metropolitan Wind Symphony, and others. In recent years, she was also the resident artist fellow at the Atlantic Music Festival and the Orchestra of the Americas, and performed in many other classical music festivals such as the Bowdoin International Music Festival, the Brevard Music Festival, the Marrowstone Music Festival, and the National Music Festival.
Teaches all skill levels
Teaching since 2015
Masters of Music
Speaks Portuguese, English
Has background check
I am so glad I tried the harp! I love to wake up and play it first thing in the morning. It makes me so happy and brings me peace. I’m lucky that I have you as a teacher! Your passion for the harp is contagious. Thank you for being so nice and helping me get comfortable and learn to play quickly!
My 12 year old daughter has taken harp lessons with Lethicia for almost 2 months now and we both love it! My daughter has progressed so much because of Lethicia’s knowledge and dedication. Lethicia has been an amazing find! She was so helpful with the process of getting acquainted with a new instrument and helping us find a harp. She went above and beyond to assist us. We’ve done both in-person and online classes and both have been phenomenal experiences. Lethicia is both a wonderful person and a fantastic teacher. She is kind, friendly, professional, engaged, enthusiastic, encouraging, supportive, gentle, helpful, and she also gives great constructive criticism. My daughter walks away from lessons feeling accomplished, and yet ready to tackle the next challenging parts of a song. Lethicia is passionate about the harp and it shines through as she teaches and plays. We just love her!
I’m so lucky to have found Lethicia as my teacher. I’ve been taking regular weekly lessons with her for a couple months and in the short amount of time I could see so much progression. To start off, I’m an adult beginner with about less than a year of experience. My previous teacher taught me pieces after pieces of music but told me to keep practice a couple of technical exercises. She was a great teacher to kindle my interest into my harp journey, until I felt like I’m hitting a wall with my progress. With my background in piano, I could read more advanced music and play them on the harp, but they just don’t sound good or polished, nor do I feel like my fingers are in control. I just feel stuck and repeating the same “buzz”. I needed to solidify my technique skills so that I can play with more control, and more confidence. Despite being a hobbyist, I do want one day play more advanced pieces with a firmer foundation. Then I found Lethicia. Lethicia’s teaching style definitely fit my criteria of someone who can give both constructive feedback, at the same time she is so nice and warm and positive. There are many college professors who are great academics and researchers, but to be able to teach well requires different sets of skills. Similarly, it’s hard to find a harpist who can play both well and also teach well. Within a couple of lessons she was able to correct my bad habits and not only that, be able to explain to me the concept behind it. As an adult learner with limited time, I don’t have hours to just practice every day. I want to be able to practice with efficiency, and understand the whys and not just being told to just do it this way. Throughout my lessons, she taught me good practicing habits. Her lessons are structured in such a way that I can focus on one area at time, and really hone in on that area before moving onto the next area. example, it’s not until we solidified my techniques, fingering, and tempos, before we go over musicality. During our lessons, she has discerning eyes that could pinpoint small mistakes I made that I was oblivious to. Her finer tuning made such a big difference in my playing. I noticed a lot less buzz and noticeable AND consistent results. And it wasn’t just due to luck, because now after every lesson I came way knowing exactly what I need to work on and fix, rather than just keep practicing and hoping that someday it will be perfect. No, practice just makes my mistakes permanent. Despite the lessons being online, I feel like she was just sitting next to me. Her video and audio quality is better than any online teacher I’ve had in the past. I can see and hear her clearly with no lag. Also, With my previous online teachers, I’ve never thought to invest in any USB microphone because frankly, their video/audio quality was not that great. For my lessons with Lethicia, it was worth it for me to invest in a USB mic so that I can get better feedback from her. I connect it to my computer and place it right by my harp. Overall I recommend her to students who: wants a structured learning environment, wants quality over quantity when it comes to learning new repertoire Appreciates classical music and wants to learn classical harp techniques Not afraid of technical exercises and really wants to improve their techniques