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About Alexandra P.

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As a harp teacher, all of my
students play scales, arpeggios, and technical exercises in
their lessons. I believe having a strong technical base is the foundation for
every part of playing and you can't learn without it. I will set the repertoire
for students according to their technical progress and although I may
take into consideration a student's desires to learn a certain piece, there has
to be time and they have to be ready for it. I have both short term and long
term goals for each student that involve theory, technical ability, and
repertoire both orchestral and solo. Adult students still have to learn
technique, it makes things much more fun and easy six months later, I promise! Beginning students will learn how to read notes, understand basic theory, and technique in a short amount of time, so don't be scared if you have never had a music lesson before.

I require all students make
at least an hour a day commitment to practice. I teach mostly the ...

About Alexandra
Alexandra has been teaching harp and piano around the country for eighteen years through her personal harp studio and the Salvi Showroom in Southern California. She has also worked as a sectional coach for the Orange County Youth Symphony, Asia America Youth Symphony, and Palos Verdes Regional Symphony Orchestra. Her students are currently attending Eastman School of Music, Columbia University, Barnard College, Harvard University, Boston College, University of Pennslyvania, Princeton University, Northwestern University, University of Notre Dame, Yale University and Purdue University among others. Her students have also appeared on National television as well as playing for the Grammy Awards.

A strong supporter of the American Harp Society, she is Vice President of the American Harp Society Foundation. Alexandra is also co-chairman of
the distinguished Anne Adams Awards Harp Competition where she has been a main Director for fifteen years. She has served as the President of the Orange County Harp Society Chapter as well as a board member of the Bay Area Harp Society Chapter.

Alexandra received her Bachelor's Degree from DePauw University, majoring in Music and Anthropology. She also completed premedical studies at DePauw after spending her Junior year studying harp at the University of Oregon. She received her Master's Degree from Roosevelt University in Orchestral Studies, and did post graduate work at the University of Southern California in Harp Performance and Anthropology.

Alexandra's harp teachers have included: Sarah Bullen, Sally Maxwell, Edward Druzinsky, JoAnn Turovsky, Harriet Thompson Moore, Kara Bershad, Faye Seeman, Joy Andreasen, and Neva Lydiard. She has also had many mentors who have guided her life and career including: Kathleen Bride, Victor Salvi, Sally Maxwell, Patricia Masri- Fletcher, Robin Gordon- Cartier, Carrie Kourkoumelis, Dr. Craig Pare, and Karen Thielen.

Alexandra has performed in many master classes given by such internationally known harpists as Skaila Kanga, Jana Bouskova, Marie Pierre Langlamet, and Bryn Lewis. She has also organized many masterclasses and events featuring: Kathleen Bride, Sarah Bullen, Gwyneth Wentink, Patricia Masri - Fletcher, Louise Vickerman, Sivan Magen, Sasha Boldachev, Ina Zdorovetchi, Angel Padilla Crespo, Elzbieta Szmytt, Susan Allen, Gayle Levant, Stella Castelucci, Robin Gordon Cartier, Emmanuel Ceysson, Yolanda Kondonasis, and Kim Robertson.
 
Alexandra has performed extensively throughout North America and Europe as a soloist, with small ensembles, and as an orchestral harpist. She has appeared in several television shows such as General Hospital. Her playing,"Is filled with care, artistry, and mature interpretation. She is a talented musician, well rounded in her knowledge of music, and has a healthy curiosity in areas beyond music." (Donald Chen, conductor) "Everything I heard was sensitive, artistic, and had beautiful intonation." (Richard Ferrin, violist emeritus, Chicago Symphony Orchestra).

In addition to playing, Alexandra has also served as the Ambassador for Salvi Harps in North America for the past eleven years. She has given numerous masterclasses and workshops in addition to performing at National Harp Conferences and National and Regional music showcases. In her role as National Sales Manager, she helped harpists from all over the world find their dream harps, learn to care for them, and has mentored them along the way.

Apart from harp activities, Alexandra also enjoys teaching middle school, teaching piano, coaching rowing, participation in sports activities, and writing articles for various journals including: The American Harp Journal, Chicago Health Magazine, and Atlanta Health Magazine. She also enjoys being a board member on the DePauw University Alumni Board and she enjoys working on music startup companies.

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As a HARP teacher, all of my
students play scales, arpeggios, and technical exercises in
their lessons. I believe having a strong technical base is the foundation for
every part of playing and you can't learn without it. I will set the repertoire
for students according to their technical progress and although I may
take into consideration a student's desires to learn a certain piece, there has
to be time and they have to be ready for it. I have both short term and long
term goals for each student that involve theory, technical ability, and
repertoire: fun, orchestral and solo. Adult students still have to learn
technique, it makes things much more fun and easy six months later, I promise! Beginning students will learn how to read notes, understand basic theory, and technique in a short amount of time, so don't be scared if you have never had a music lesson before. 

I require all students make
at least half an hour a day commitment to practice. I teach mostly the Grandjany method of harp technique, however, I also use Salzedo and Renie methods
at times to fit a particular students' build and unique physical attributes as well as what the piece requires. I
have studied all techniques throughout my education and I find them all
beneficial for different reasons. I do, however, believe everyone is built
differently and the technique should help the harpist play and not hinder them
from achieving their goals. Everyone learns at a different speed, but as a
brand new musician, after six months practicing regularly, you should be able
to read music fluently, understand basic theory concepts, be able to play with
both hands and four fingers on each hand, play all of the basic scales and
arpeggios musically and be able to play at least one piece memorized.
Curriculum is based on the student's technical ability and issues and is
individually created – if you learn slower than someone else, don’t worry about
your pace. In the end, lessons are about you personally and not someone else.

As a PIANO teacher, I want students to learn about music and not just the piano. Students will learn basic music theory and basic scales as a part of their lessons. They will also occasionally choose a song of their choosing to work on chords. I do promote note reading and theory, so I am not the right teacher for students who don't want to invest time in learning the basics. These basics are the building blocks of all music and can be used for any instrument the student chooses to learn in the future.

*** Studio Equipment ***
I have harps and a piano at my studio, so you do not need to bring your harp to lessons. If you don't own a harp, you can rent one for around $45/month from several sources. 

*** Specialties ***
HARP - Grandjany Technique with an incorporation of Salzedo and French school depending on the player's body type and technical difficulties. I make use of the ABRSM as well as local, national, and international competitions depending on the student's level of commitment.

PIANO - I teach basic piano for fun through an Intermediate level. Although some students choose to take CM and ABRSM exams, I do not push them. I want students to enjoy piano and music lessons.
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George M. February 21, 2018
· Piano · In home
Alexandra has met all my expectations. She is very patient. I feel like we are moving along at a good pace. I had zero musical experience and after only 3 lessons can read basic sheet music and actually have music come out of the piano!! I am enjoying the whole process.
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Patricia F. January 23, 2018
· Piano · In studio
Great first lesson! Looking forward to next week.
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christina March 9, 2016
· Harp · Online
Alexandra was an excellent teacher! She really makes you feel at home even if you are nervous at the beginning… I look forward to taking more lessons from her
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About Dr. Abigail S.

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Houston, TX

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Dr. S. believes that great playing is derived from great technique. Technique is an essential part of becoming a successful musician. Dr. S. helps her students perfect their technical abilities allowing them to explore vast musical repertoire.

Musicality is what brings music to life. Every musician has their own unique ideas that are expressed through their playing. Dr. S. helps her students develop their natural creative instincts and convey their ideas through their music.

Learning how to play music is fun and rewarding, however it also requires a great deal of self discipline. Practicing your instrument consistently is necessary to become a successful musician. Music is a fun way to learn the value of hard work and self discipline for students of all ages.

About Dr. Abigail
Dr. Abigail S, has been teaching students of all ages over the past ten years. Having studied with some of the most renowned harp instructors in America, Dr. S is equipped to teach students ranging from beginning to advanced abilities. Abigail's students frequently win top scores in local competitions and have been winners in one of the most competitive contests in Texas, The Texas All State Competition. Dr. S works with her students to help them achieve their goals and her education and performance experience help her give students a quality, well-rounded education.
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Tonja R. June 4, 2017
· Harp · In studio
Abby has been very patient with me. I am learning a new instrument and slow right now. She is teaching me the proper techniques that will build in playing the harp beautifully as it is meant to be. I am building strength and gaining muscle memory. Abby is a great teacher. I recommend her to any serious learner.
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Marsha H. November 1, 2016
· Piano · In home
Abigail is wonderful she is passionate about what she does and dedicated to really making sure her student learns and excel at piano playing. She encourages and compliments her student when a job is well done. She's patient with my sometimes unenthusiastic child and never discouraging. Amazing!
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Yolanda August 24, 2015
· Harp · In studio
As a teacher, Abigail is committed to the process of learning and imparts her methods of organized thinking and layered stages of accomplishment to her students. Her warm and engaging personality enhances her approach and inspires her students to give their best.
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About Emily K.

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I can't wait to teach you.

About Emily
Ms. Emily maintains a private teaching studio in Houston, Texas and is the harp instructor at the High School for Performing and Visual Arts. She has also taught at Dulles Middle School, Fort Settlement MS, and Clements HS in FBISD. Ms. Klein has also taught through Rice University’s Non-Major Harp Program, given masterclasses at Klein Forest High School, and provided harp demonstrations at Wharton Dual Language Academy, Travis and Rhodes Elementary Schools, among others. Ms. Klein is dedicated to sharing her love of the harp with students of all ages and levels, and is available to teach for 30 & 60 minute long lessons.

Ms. Klein is a graduate of Rice University's Shepherd School of Music (Bachelor and Master of Music Degrees) and Interlochen Arts Academy (High School Diploma). She synthesizes the teaching styles of her two mentors,
Paula Page, former Houston Symphony Principal Harpist, and Joan Holland, harp instructor at the University of Michigan and Interlochen Arts Academy & Camp to cater to each of her individual student's needs.
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Emily K.

Houston, TX 77006
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$45 / 30-min

About Stephanie G.

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Houston, TX
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I am a full-time music teacher and freelance harpist, excited to share the harp with you!

About Stephanie
Stephanie has been teaching harp students of all ages privately since 2007. Outside of her private studios in the Heights and Woodlands/Spring, in 2018, she completed a year-long musical residency with the TREK program at Travis Elementary, and previously worked at the Monarch Institute, a school for students with neurological disorders. She was a Young Artist with Da Camera of Houston from 2016–2018, where she had the opportunity to develop programming with organizations ranging from the Museum of Fine Arts Houston to the Texas Children’s Cancer and Hematology Center and worked at elementary and middle schools throughout HISD. Through Da Camera, she was also awarded a fellowship in May 2017 to develop a program at Meyerland Middle School that used music and visual art to combat bullying and facilitate classroom discussions.

Locally,
she is best known for co–founding the Houston Youth Harp Ensemble, a semester–long program for harp students of all ages and levels in Houston. During their inaugural season, the first semester was dedicated to the music of movies and musicals, and the spring semester was focused on learning the music of cultures around the world. Before moving to Houston, she coached non-major, college–aged students at the University of Illinois, taught music classes at the prestigious International Preschool in New York City, and developed a teaching and playing program for children with behavioral and communication disorders in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
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lelia October 4, 2018
· Harp · In studio
Stephanie is a wonderful harp teacher. She oozes enthusiasm and praise for her students and makes them feel so good about learning and practicing. You can tell she loves what she does and it shows when she's working with her students. She is extremely patient and caring. Definitely five stars!
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About Liann C.

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Brooklyn, NY

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I've been involved with harp for over half of my life, and can't wait to share the magic of harp lessons with you. I love working with students of all experience levels and ages. Reach out today to get started with your lessons!

About Liann
Hi, there! My name is Liann and I've been teaching private lessons since 2014. I love sharing the joy of playing the harp with others. I received my Master of Music degree from Shenandoah Conservatory in 2015, and my Bachelor of Music degree from Ball State University in 2012. I'm a very warm and enthusiastic person and my teaching style is structured and supportive, which I think will be a great fit for you!
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Mary December 24, 2018
· Harp · In studio
I learned so much. I am so glad that I found such a great teacher for the harp.
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Mary December 13, 2018
· Harp · In studio
Liann is patient, encouraging and knows when to either break concepts down or challenge me with something new.
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Hudson January 8, 2018
· Harp · In studio
Liann was so pleasant and knowledgeable. She helped my son with his audition music. We look forward to working with her again.
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About Brian N.

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Long Beach, CA

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Everyone has creative and musical abilities within, and it is the responsibility of the private instructor to bring those out in each student. For some people, learning an instrument comes very easily, and for others it is more of a challenge. Everyone learns differently, which is why private musical instruction is so crucial, no matter what the age of the student. A private instructor can customize learning opportunities so that the student can learn at his or her own pace, allowing the instructor to focus on each student's individual interests and passions. A private instructor can also provide customizedl feedback so that the student can improve upon weaker areas of playing and build upon strengths.

Becoming a musician invites a lifetime of learning into one’s life. For children, it allows them to participate in musical groups and organizations where they learn to work toward common goals. It reinforces mathematical concepts when we talk about rhythm. It invites learning ...

About Brian
Everyone has creative and musical abilities within, and it is the responsibility of the private instructor to bring those out in each student. For some people, learning an instrument comes very easily, and for others it is more of a challenge. Everyone learns differently, which is why private musical instruction is so crucial, no matter what the age of the student. A private instructor can customize learning opportunities so that the student can learn at his or her own pace, allowing the instructor to focus on each student's individual interests and passions. A private instructor can also provide customizedl feedback so that the student can improve upon weaker areas of playing and build upon strengths.

Becoming a musician invites a lifetime of learning into one’s life. For children, it allows them to participate in musical groups and o
rganizations where they learn to work toward common goals. It reinforces mathematical concepts when we talk about rhythm. It invites learning about history when we discuss famous composers, and physics when the way sound is produced is demonstrated. For adults, it keeps their minds active and always learning. No one is too old to learn to play an instrument! Adults learn quickly, and can have great progress in a relatively short amount of time.

Instruction Faculty:
Irvine Valley College
St. Mary's School (Aliso Viejo)

Professional Affiliations:
American Harp Society (Former Chapter President Orange County Chapter)
National Flute Association

Performance Organizations:
Rio Hondo Symphony
United States Military Academy Band
Musical Theatre West
Orange County Women's Chorus
South Coast Symphony
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About Cindy Q.

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Houston, TX
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A graduate from Rice University's Shepherd School of Music, Cindy is a passionate harp teacher and performer who loves to interact with students. She has taught students in all levels in both English and Mandarin Chinese. Cindy first started harp with her grandmother, a well-known harpist in China, at their home in Beijing. Since she was young, she was greatly influenced by watching her grandmother teach at home. Cindy believes in giving young harpists a well-rounded music education, and she focuses on technique and musicality through her teaching.

About Cindy
Cindy is an active harpist in the Houston area. She is a substitute harpist with the Houston Symphony, the China Philharmonic Orchestra, and the New World Symphony. Cindy was an orchestral fellow for the Texas Music Festival Orchestral Institute and the Round Top Music Festival during the summers.

On top of orchestral festivals, Cindy can be found performing around the world in the summers. Last year, she attended the World Harp Congress in Hong Kong, where she performed in a masterclass with Alice Giles and was a winner of the mock audition. She also performed chamber music, in Nantucket, MA, as a part of the Rossini Club. In 2014, Cindy attended and performed at the World Harp Congress in Sydney, Australia. Cindy was a participant of the Saratoga Harp Colony and the Young Artists Harp Seminar in 2013.

In 2014, Cindy made her solo
debut with the Suburban Symphony Orchestra as the winner of their Concerto Competition. She was also the first prize winner of the Houston Tuesday Musical Club’s Ruth Burr Competition for Instrumentalists in 2017, the San Antonio Tuesday Musical Club’s Young Artists Competition in Strings in 2016, the college division of the 2017 American Harp Society Greater Houston Chapter Mildred Milligan Scholarship Competition, and she was a finalist of the American Harp Society's Anne Adams Awards in 2018.

Cindy was offered a full-tuition scholarship throughout her undergraduate studies at Rice University. This past May, she received her Bachelor of Music degree with "Distinction in Research and Creative Works". Cindy is currently in her graduate studies with a full-tuition scholarship. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, sewing, and discovering good food with family and friends.
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Cindy Q.

Houston, TX 77005
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$26 / 30-min

About Jessica C.

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White Plains, NY
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Jessica's career as a harpist, songwriter, and singer allows her to use an eclectic approach to teaching harp lessons. She strives to provide her students with a solid musical foundation that allows them to play and create music in their own way. She teaches both classical and Celtic harp in a variety of genres and has been trained in both the French (Grandjany) and Salzedo methods.

About Jessica
Jessica's career as a harpist, songwriter, and singer has taken her from bustling NYC clubs to Hollywood sound stages. Conservatory trained with a composition degree from SUNY Purchase College, she's been featured in Harp Magazine with her group The Callen Sisters and has worked on major film and television productions like the film Bel Canto starring Julianne Moore, the show Mozart In The Jungle starring Gael García Bernal and the film Confessions of a Shopaholic starring Isla Fischer.

As a music educator, Jessica has 12+ years behind her belt as a college, elementary, and private music instructor, teaching both private as well as group lessons. Her teaching philosophy is to make learning music fun and approachable for everyone and to provide students with a solid foundation that allows them to make music in their own way, enhancing
their everyday lives. She works with all ages and excels in working with children and teens.
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Jessica C.

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About Sonja W.

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Flower Mound, TX
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Hi, my name is Sonja!

I've been teaching harp and piano for several years in the D/FW metroplex. My passion is to help students discover and develop their love for music! My teaching philosophy is to cater to each student’s individual needs, all the while keeping a fun, positive, and forgiving learning environment. I offer musical instruction on note reading, technique, theory, aural skills, music history, etc. along with fundamental life skills including responsibility, time management, self-confidence, and professionalism.

I can't wait to work with you!

About Sonja
Hi, I'm Sonja!

My musical background is probably like many other teachers - Masters of Music, several years of teaching experience, regular performer with orchestras and as a soloist, etc.

But, here are some characteristics that set me apart:

Extensive Training - I hold both my BM and MM degrees from the University of North Texas and have worked with several respected teachers over the years.

Well Travelled - I have performed in India, Thailand, the UAE, and Southeast Asia in addition to performing all over the U.S. - Chicago, Los Angeles, Richmond, Santa Fe, Albuquerque, San Antonio, El Paso, etc.

Fun approach - I keep students focused, but have a light hearted and humorous approach to teaching.

Adaptable - I keep a fresh approach to an outdated teaching method. I recognize that not all teaching approaches work the s
ame on every student and I am able to shift accordingly.

Communicative - I'm available anytime if you have any questions during your practice during the week. I accept text messages and emails. I want to be able to support you at all times!
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McKalyn June 5, 2019
· Harp · In home
Sonja is the most encouraging and empowering harp teacher I have ever had! She teaches you what you need to know to succeed and works with you at your own pace. She is patient and always worked with me until I understood what she was teaching. She is so much fun to be taught by, and I learned so much from her!
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Nancy May 12, 2019
· Harp · In home
Sonja’s enthusiasm for the harp and for music, in general, is contagious! Sonja has a lot of patience for beginning harp players. She offers a good mix of “performance” pieces and exercises to keep the practices (and lessons!) both fun and moving in the right direction! After watching me play for only a few minutes, Sonja has the distinct ability of being able to determine where and how I can instantly improve, which she always offers in a positive, constructive format. Sonja makes me feel like I can conquer any piece. I would highly recommend Sonja to anyone considering harp lessons!!
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Julia May 10, 2019
· Harp · In home
My daughter has been taking Harp and piano lessons from Sonja for about a year. Sonja takes the time to work with her orchestra director to adapt pieces for play. She prepares my daughter for auditions as well. Sonja is absolutely wonderful- patient, creative , reliable and responsible. Sonja earns my highest recommendation without hesitation!!
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The average cost of 60-minute harp lessons in Houston is $61. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and your location, you should expect to spend anywhere between $46 and $75 per hour.

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