Tori Parrish

Tori P.

Chattanooga, TN
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Teaching Locations:
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Tori spreads the joy of playing the pedal harp and lever harp by teaching private lessons to children and adults of all skill levels (no previous musical training required!). She teaches at her students' homes or online. Tori's teaching style is holistic: she focuses not just on reading music, harp technique, and basic music theory but also music history, developing effective practice habits, and helping her students' discover how the harp can become a part of their lives and achieve their musical goals and dreams!

About Tori P.

I am a professional artist and musician in Chattanooga, TN! I have been teaching art and music for six years in California and Tennessee. I have been painting since I was big enough to hold a paintbrush and playing the harp for over 15 years. I have a degree from Stanford University in Art Practice (Painting) and studied and performed under the tutelage of Marjorie Chauvel at Stanford University.

My harp students can expect fun weekly lessons that go over basic harp technique, music theory, sight reading, and music history. Beyond that, all your lessons will be tailored to YOUR music goals. Do you want to learn to arrange covers of your favorite songs? Let's get to it! I supplement my lessons by teaching good habits for practicing, exercises and stretches to minimize muscle fatigue, and the basics of how to find performance opportunities to share your love of the harp with the world!

My art students can expect similarly tailored lessons. I teach most forms of visual art from oil painting to sculpture to photography to drawing. Once we've talked about your goals and hopes and dreams as a new artist, we will work together to develop a skillset in creativity that will last a lifetime.


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I can't recommend lessons with Tori highly enough!

I've been obsessed with oil painting, and every kind of 2D visual art, for as long as I can remember, but I never really believed in myself to do it until I worked with Tori.

My drawing, painting, and even my 3D work progressed more, and more quickly, working with Tori than they had in years

Thank you Tori!!!!

Posted Oct 1, 2019
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My three boys (ages 11-15) loved working with Tori. We still have the block print-making pieces, paintings and charcoal drawings displayed in our kitchen. Their favorite project was creating plaster casts of their own faces. Tori is very thoughtful, patient and has a great zen energy. I highly recommend Tori!

Posted Sep 18, 2019

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Aug 2016 - Aug 2018

Stanford University

Course and Program Assistant, New York Still, Stanford University, New York NY and Stanford CA (Summer 2018) Guest Lecturer, Plein Air Painting, Stanford University, Stanford CA (Spring 2018) Instructor, Queer Painting, Stanford University, Stanford CA (Winter 2018) Guest Lecturer, Drawing I, Stanford University, Stanford CA (Winter 2018) Course Development and Teaching Assistant, Digital Black & White Photography, Stanford University, Stanford CA (Summer 2017) Guest Lecturer, Plein Air Painting, Stanford University, Stanford CA (Spring 2017) Guest Lecturer, Painting I, Stanford University, Stanford CA (Fall 2016) Course Assistant, The Self in Portrait Photography, Stanford CA (Summer 2016)


BA Art Practice with Honors
Sep 2014 - Jun 2018

Stanford University



Fluent / Native Proficiency


Raina Giese Award in Creative Painting
Jun 2018

Stanford University


American Harp Society
Jan 2019
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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