Margaret Davis

Margaret D.

Houston, TX
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I make sure to create a custom lesson plan, tailored to each individual student's level and learning style. I share my knowledge from my own education at The Juilliard School and the Yale School of Music, as well as practical advice from on the job, musician experience in orchestras, chamber music settings, recitals, competitions, and other collaborative projects.

About Margaret D.

Hi Friends,

Thanks for viewing my TakeLessons profile! I am a professional harpist with a Bachelor of Harp degree from Juilliard, and a Master of Music degree from the Yale School of Music. Since finishing school, I've worked as a harpist performing a range of genres in New York City, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Washington DC, New Jersey, Seattle, New Hampshire, and now, Texas. My training is in classical harp, but I spend a lot of time playing recording jazz and pop music as well. Being a versatile musician is important both for musical growth and development, and also for diverse career opportunities.

Teaching harp lessons is one of my favorite things; it's extremely rewarding to notice expansion in a student's skillset and practical knowledge. My harp teachers at Juilliard and Yale are very important to me, and I frequently relay their sentiments to my students. I always try to be aware of my students' interests and other activities/obligations, and tailor a lesson plan based on how much time they are able to devote to practicing, what repertoire would develop their technique and musical abilities, and, of course, what repertoire interests and appeals to them. I also discuss music theory and tips and tricks for orchestra, chamber music, and other performance opportunities at length in my lessons. I'm comfortable with concert, competition, and audition prep, and apply my experience in all of those areas.

Please feel free to reach out with any questions or concerns. I look forward to speaking with you!


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2 Reviews
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My 10 year old daughter studied with Margaret this year. Margaret is unfailingly patient and encouraging. She has a wealth of knowledge about music theory, and conveys the information in a way that makes it seem easy. She was great about tailoring the lessons to fit my daughter’s interests, strengths, and needs.

Posted Aug 6, 2019
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I took harp lessons with Margaret for 3 years and would have continued if I hadn't relocated to a different city. Margaret helped me drastically improve my technique with etudes and advice. She is great at explaining what changes need to be made to achieve a more accurate technique, and her musical suggestions really changed the way I think about preparing pieces and took my performance skills to a new level. She's honest, clear, and really fun to work with. I always looked forward to our lessons because she has a way of making even tricky, difficult pieces fun to work on.

Posted Aug 5, 2019

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Performance Experience
Jan 2011 - Present

Orchestral, Chamber, Choir, & Guest Recitals

The Yale Symphony Orchestra, New Haven, CT - 2019
 The Lancaster Philharmonic, Lancaster, PA - 2018
 Tower Theater with Hanson, Upper Darby, PA - 2018
 The New Britain Symphony, New Britain, CT - 2018 
The Yale Philharmonia, New Haven, CT - 2016 - 2018
 The Queer Urban Orchestra of New York, NY - 2016
 New York Youth Symphony, Carnegie Hall, NY - 2016 
New York University Orchestra, New York, NY - 2016
 The Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra, Chautauqua, NY, - 2014
 The Chautauqua Festival Orchestra, Chautauqua, NY - 2014
 The New Juilliard Ensemble, New York, NY - 2013
 The Juilliard Orchestra, New York, NY - 2012 - 2016 
The Seattle Symphony Orchestra, Seattle, WA - 2012
 The Seattle Philharmonic, Seattle, WA - 2012
 The Seattle Rock Orchestra, Seattle, WA -2011 

Chamber & Choir
 Camila Meza Commission Concert, Jazz Gallery, NY - 2019 
Ensemble Connect, Carnegie Hall, New York, NY - 2019
 The American Chamber Orchestra, Fairfield, CT - 2019
 The New Haven Chamber Orchestra, New Haven, CT - 2019
 Barnard-Columbia Chorus and Chamber Choir, New York, NY - 2018
The City Singers of Hartford, Hartford, CT - 2018
 The Kent Singers, Kent, CT - 2017

 Guest Artist Recitals
 Andaz Wall Street - 2019
 The New York Athletic Club, New York, NY - 2019
 The St Regis, New York, NY - 2019
 The Yale Club, New York, NY - 2018 
University of Scranton, Scranton, PA - 2018
 Newtown Congregational Church, Newtown, CT - 2018 
Seattle Tennis Club, Seattle, WA - 2015
 Seattle Presbyterian Church, Seattle, WA - 2015


Master of Music
Sep 2016 - May 2018

Yale School of Music

Bachelor of Harp
Sep 2012 - May 2016

The Juilliard School

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