Learning an instrument can be both very fun and very rewarding if given enough time and dedication. The harp is a great instrument because of its uniqueness, beauty, and diverse musical capacity.
I love teaching students and welcome pupils of all ages, with or without previous musical training. I teach both lever and pedal harp, and in my studio I have one Chicago Concert Grand Extended pedal harp, one Troubadour lever harp, and one small Celtic harp.
Lessons are held once every week, and payment is due at the beginning of the month. Lessons can be 30 minutes or one hour long. 30-minute lessons are advisable mostly for younger students.
Recitals are held twice a year and are welcome for students of any skill level to participate in. This is a fun way for students to showcase their hard work and build their confidence performing in front of others! Group lessons and other extra activities are also incorporated throughout the year.
In my teaching I emphasize musicality, achieved by proper technique, and keeping the body relaxed and in line with the instrument to prevent tension. Along with learning pieces, students will become well-rounded musicians by also working on music theory, scales and arpeggios, technical exercises, orchestral excerpts, music history relevant to their current pieces, and confidence with performing.