Victoria Hughes

Victoria H.

El Cerrito, CA

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Victoria delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5 to 75 and special needs

Teaching since:
January 1988

Victoria is a professional harpist with twenty-five years experience teaching and performing. She is a graduate of the Peabody Conservatory of Music in Baltimore, and offers lessons for adults and children. She can also assist you with finding an affordable rental harp in any size. Victoria believes in an inclusive approach to teaching, and besides learning a solid classical harp technique, school-age students will, if desired, learn music theory, music history and appreciation, and sight-singing.

Adults will learn a solid, strong harp technique with a broad approach to playing varying styles of their choice, including classical, celtic, and basic jazz.


Harp teacher
May 1990 - Present
Victoria Harpist

Harp instruction to both children and adults. Teaching the Salzedo harp technique, which produces a strong and powerful tone on the harp. I am qualified to teach both classical music, as well as celtic, pop, and traditional jazz. I have worked with students learning on celtic harp and concert (pedal harps)

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Degreee in Harp Performance
Sep 1985 - May 1988
Peabody Conservatory of the John Hopkins University
Music Major and Harp Study
Sep 1983 - May 1985
San Francisco Conservatory of Music


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Scholarship from John Hopkins University
Sep 1985
Peabody Conservatory of the John Hopkins University


American Harp Society
Mar 1994

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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American String Teachers Association
Jun 1990

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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Photos & Videos

The Entertainer performed by Victoria Hughes
Vintage 1917 Wurlitzer gold harp that Victoria Hughes teaches on.

Photo by Victoria H.

A smaller harp, perfect for a small child to learn on!

My home studio, with an Irish/ Celtic harp and my two big harps.

One of my students playing on her "Shamrock" harp.


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Phyllis Jun 11, 2017
Harp · In studio

Victoria is a wonderful harpist and teacher. My son and I have been taking lessons with her for about a year now, and she is kind, energetic, and always enthusiastic about our progress. I love hearing her play, it's like music blooms from her fingers.

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