This list represents the teachers who are current members of the American Harp Society, are currently advertising in the American Harp Journal and have returned a release form to the AHS website representative.

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Dr. Carrol McLaughlin, DMA University of Arizona, Masters Juilliard
7686 W Innutian Court
Tucson, AZ 85743
tel: 520-591-4945
Distinguished Professor of Harp, University of Arizona

Dr. Christine Vivona, M.M., The Juilliard School; D.M.A., The University of Arizona
5717 North Genematas Drive
Tucson, AZ 85704
tel: 520-293-2272 / 520-256-1655
play classical jazz and teach classical and jazz; Skype lessons


Mindy Ball, B.M.
429 Robinson Drive
Tustin, CA 92782
tel: 714-630-5887
Faculty: Chapman, Biola, Concordia, Vanguard Universities, Cal State University, Fullerton; Limited private teaching

Stephanie Bennett, Bachelor of Music in Harp Performance, with High Distinction, University of Michigan. Further study in modern harmony, arranging, ear training, etc. (with emphasis on jazz and popular music), Dick Grove School of Music.
PO Box 28-0514
Northridge, CA 91328
tel: 818-377-4085
Beginner and intermediate students are welcome in all styles. Advanced students who are interested in learning popular music and jazz, improvisation, and arranging. All ages. Lessons in Southern California or anywhere in the world by Skype or FaceTime.

Peggy Brown, Studied with Virginia Morgan, San Francisco Symphony, Eileen Malone, Eastman School of Music
4049 San Juan Ave
Fair Oaks, CA 95628
tel: 916-944-8360
916-606-0810 (cell)
fax: 916-944-8360

Dr. Celia Chan Valerio, B.M., Loma Linda University, M.M. and D.M., Indiana University
11554 Murphy Street
Loma Linda, CA 92354
tel: 909-799-1116
fax: 909-799-1116
Faculty: Cal Baptist University, La Sierra University, University of California Riverside, Tabor College. Winner of the Anne Adams Awards,American Harp Society Competition and American String Teachers Association Competition. Positive instruction with an emphasis on tone and musicality. From beginning to advanced level students. Lessons via Skype available.

Ellie Choate, MA California State University, Long Beach
Long Beach, CA
tel: 310-613-1847
Faculty: UC Irvine, CSU Long Beach Cole Conservatory, CSU Fullerton, California Baptist University, private studio

Marcia Dickstein, MusB & M.M., University of Southern California
PO Box 492225
Los Angeles, CA 90049
tel: 310-365-5763
Faculty positions: Professor of Harp, Westmont College (Santa Barbara), Cal Poly (San Luis Obispo), CA

Mary Dropkin, B.M., Harp Performance, U.S.C.
1018 Lake Forest Dr
Claremont, CA 91711
tel: 909-626-8457
faculty: Cal State San Bernadino, Pomona College, University of Redlands

Erica Powell Fleischmann, B.M., Eastman School of Music
79960 Castille Dr
La Quinta, CA 92253
tel: 760-799-4277
Private studio: all ages and levels; Registered with ABRSM USA

Dr. Cheryl Ann Fulton, B.S., M.A., D.M.A., Jacobs School of Music, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
5670 Nottingham Court
El Sobrante, CA 94803
tel: 510-601-8383,,
Faculty: Thornton School of Music, University of Southern California; Private studio and Skype; pedal, lever and historical harps, continuo, early music performance practice; Touch and Tone Technique for Harp TM

Karen Gottlieb, B.A., University of Washington-Seattle; M.A., Cleveland Institute of Music
218 9th Ave
San Francisco, CA 94118
tel: 415-386-0702
Teaching: San Francisco State University & Mill College, Oakland; Private studio teaching & advanced coaching

Bennetta Heaton, B.M.
47 Rovigo Court
Danville, CA 94526
tel: 925-820-1169

Dr. Linda-Rose Hembreiker, M.M., D.M.A., University of North Texas; B.M., University of Southern California
4522 Rainier Dr
Cypress, CA 90630
tel: 714-290-4615
All ages and levels welcome; pedal and lever harp

Stephanie Janowski, B.A., University of California, San Diego; M.S., PhD, Stanford University
6546 Bibel Ave
San Jose, CA 95129
tel: 408-366-8810
Private lessons - lever and pedal harp, all ages and abilities. Curriculum includes music theory, ABRSM exams, annual recital, annual holiday concert, and ensemble opportunities

Kate Loughrey, BM, The University of Arizona, MM, The Peabody Conservatory of The Johns Hopkins University, FRSM, Fellow of the Royal Schools of Music
3146 Marengo Ave.
Altadena, CA 91001
tel: 760-845-0693
Private lessons offered in two Southern California locations: Carlsbad (North San Diego County) and Altadena (Los Angeles County). Students of all ages and levels, from beginner to advanced, are welcome. Performance opportunities include annual studio recitals, masterclasses, and community service/volunteer performances. Additionally, students have the option of preparing for Grades 1-8 of the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music Exams. Intermediate and advanced students may also choose to have further instruction in music theory, music history, arranging, composing, and improvisation as well as ensemble and orchestral coaching.

Bonnie Mohr, Azusa Pacific University M.M.
P.O. Box 821
Monrovia, CA 91016
tel: 626 357-0355

Dominique Piana, M.A.
5662 Carnegie Way
Livermore, CA 94550
tel: 925-455-5333 &

Laura Porter, BA, Mills College, MM, University of Southern California
PO Box 5253
Fresno, CA 93755-5253
tel: 559-903-3747
Principal Harp, Fresno Philharmonic

Donna Laureen Rickard, University of Southern California; Cal State University, Long Beach
21791 Eveningside Lane
Lake Forest, CA 92630
tel: 949-830-6578
fax: 949-830-6578
Private studio: pedal & lever harp instruction for all ages, abilities and aspirations; tutoring for ABRSM and theory also available

Jillian Risigari-Gai, B.M., Harp Performance, CSU-Long Beach; M.F.A., Harp Performance, California Institute of the Arts
4911 Locust Ave
Long Beach, CA 90805
tel: 626-676-5458
Cities: Long Beach, Pasadena, Santa Monica/West LA, Claremont

Toni Robinson-Bogart, B.A.
3298 Montagne Way
Thousand Oaks, CA 91362
tel: 805-241-0885
Limited private teaching

Linda Wood Rollo
15735 Peach Hill Road
Saratoga, CA 95070
tel: 408-399-3426

Jessica Siegel
1601 N. Main Street Suite 106
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
tel: 925-937-4277
fax: 929-937-1976

Dr. Brian Swager, BM - University of Akron, MM - Indiana University, DM - Indiana University
Allegro Fuoco
140 South Van Ness #419
San Francisco, CA 94013
tel: 415-551-7866

Carolyn Judith Sykes, B.F.A., M.F.A., Harp Performance, California Institute of Arts
922 N Craig Ave
Pasadena, CA 91104
tel: 626-791-6262
fax: 626-791-6210 /

JoAnn Turovsky
Faculty: University of Southern California Thorton School of Music, Colburn Conservatory and Colburn School of the Arts

Sonya Yu, M.M., University of Arizona
814 Oak Grove Drive
San Jose, CA 95129
tel: 408-666-7899


Wendy Kerner, B.M. Harp Performance The Juilliard School
M.M.B.M. Harp Performance The Juilliard School
358 Belden Hill Road
Wilton, CT 06897
tel: 203-554-0267
Adjunct Professor of Harp, Sacred Heart University; Principal Harpist Bridgeport, Norwalk, Ridgefield Symphonies; Recording: Sounds of the Seine - The Glorian Duo (harp and flute) on Delos Records

Megan Sesma, BM, BA Eastman School of Music, MA New York University
61 Summer Hill Road
Madison, CT 06443
tel: 860-287-0429
Principal Harp, US Coast Guard Band, Adjunct Harp Faculty, University of Connecticut, Applied Music Faculty, Wesleyan University, Adjunct Harp Faculty, Connecticut College


Kay Kemper, B.M., Harp Performance, Cleveland Institute of Music
8353 B Trent Court
Boca Raton, FL 33433
tel: 561-852-1090
Private home studio; Faculty: Frost School of Music at University of Miami; Principal Harpist: Palm Beach Opera Orchestra, Palm Beach Symhony, Florida Grand Opera Orchestra, Southwest Florida Symphony Orchestra

Ann Hobson Pilot, B.M., Cleveland Institute of Music; Honorary Doctorate, Tufts University, Bridgewater State College
310 Osprey Point Drive
Osprey, FL 34229
tel: 941-966-6604
cell: 617-320-0948
Available for lessons through New College of Sarasota as well as privately

Mary Brigid Roman, B.M., M.M., Eastman
Florida State University College of Music
Tallahassee, FL 32306
Faculty: Florida State University College of Music, Tallahassee, FL


Susan Bennett Brady, Curtis Institute of Music B.M. and Certificate of Special Studies with Marilyn Costello
1281 Rolling Oaks Drive
Kennesaw, GA 30152
tel: 404-643-7871
Teaching Positions: Private Studio - Kennesaw, GA, CSU Schwob School of Music - Columbus, GA, Reinhardt University - Waleska, GA

Lisa Handman, B.A. Music Education; M.S.
905 Big Horn Circle
Alpharetta, GA 30022
tel: 770-442-9172
fax: 770-442-1893

Elisabeth Remy Johnson, Harvard University, A.B.
570 Windsor Pkwy NE
Atlanta, GA 30342
tel: 404-272-4166
Principal Harp, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra; Harp Instructor at Emory University, Georgia State University, Kennesaw State University

Susan Ottzen, B.M., M.Ed., CWRU, Cleveland Institute of Music
1249 Thomas Road
Decatur, GA 30030
tel: 404-378-7756
previously with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra


Annette Bjorling, Diplom in Ästhetische Kulturwissenschaften und Angewandte Praxis, Universität Hildesheim, Germany (akin to masters degree - in cultural science & education, with major in music)
721 Case St
Evanston, IL 60202
tel: 847-475-3905

Sarah Bullen, Bachelor and Master of Music, The Julliard School
430 S. Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605
tel: 312-341-6735
principal harp, Chicago Symphony

Elizabeth Cifani, B.M., M.M., Northwestern University
1424 Crain St
Evanston, IL 60202
tel: 847-866-6533
faculty: Northwestern University

Dr. Erin Freund, DM, Performance Certificate, MM -- Northwestern University, BM -- Oberlin College
2065 Eldorado Drive
Geneva, IL 60134
tel: 630-864-8489
Harp Instructor at Augustana College; Private studios in Geneva and Rock Island, IL

Lillian Lau, B.M., M.M., Indiana University; Orchestral Diploma, Chicago College of Performing Arts, Roosevelt University
Chicago, IL
tel: 812-391-0730
University of Chicago Department of Music and private harp studio; flute & harp chamber music coaching

Dr. Maria Luisa Rayan, Artist Diploma, Indiana University, Master of Music, Indiana University, Doctor in Musical Arts, Indiana University
410 S. Michigan Ave.
Suite 429
Chicago, IL 60605
tel: 312-543-1858 /
Private lessons for all levels. Preparation for competitions, college auditions and orchestral auditions.

Brittany E. Smith, DipABRSM, Harp Performance
Barrington, IL 60010
tel: 847-204-5773
Registered Suzuki Harp Teacher

Marguerite Lynn Williams, BM, Eastman School of Music, PC, Eastman School of Music, MM, Chicago College of Performing Arts, Faculty- Trinity International University, Previously on Faculty- University of Miami
1750 N. Campbell Ave Unit C
Chicago, IL 60647
tel: 773-791-7520
Principal Harp, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Director, Chicago Harp Ensemble, Founder, Chicago Harp Quartet; Private lessons pedal & lever, beginner to professional, audition and competition coaching.


Abigail Crouch Acosta, LRSM Harp Teaching, LRSM Performance from the Royal Schools of Music, London
6502 Kingsbury Way
Zionsville, IN 46077
tel: 317-750-4267
Abigail is an Affiliate teacher of The Harp School, Inc. She uses the Angel Harp Method, and the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music exam system.

Diane Evans, B.M., Oberlin College
8105 N Illinois St
Indianapolis, IN 46260
tel: 317-251-4956; cell: 317-797-4299
Principal harp, Indianapolis Symphony; Accepting private students at all levels

Heaven Hui-Wen Fan, D.M. & Artist Diploma, Indiana University
PO Box 7070
Fishers, IN 46038
tel: 317-379-3385
Harp faculty at Anderson University & MasterWorks Festival.  Founder & director of Anderson University Harp Camp.  Winner of the national Anne Adams Award Competition of the American Harp Society and the Creative Renewal Arts Fellowship Award of the Arts Council of Indianapolis and Lilly Endowment. Adjudicator at International Harp Competitions. Pedal & lever harp instruction for all ages and levels.

Dr. Erzsébet Gaál Rinne, D.M., Indiana University, M.M. Illinois State University
Artist and Teaching Diplomas with honor, Franz University of Music
PO Box 5433
Bloomington, IN 47407-5433
tel: 812-332-0930
fax: 812-336-4556
Faculty, University of Evansville, Evansville, IN, (teach in three locations: Bloomington, Carmel, and Evansville); Meridian Music,Indianapolis, IN; Private Studio, Bloomington, IN; Online Harp Instruction available.

Stephanie Newberry Hall, B.M., Vanderbilt University, M.M., University of Houston
4555 Woodhaven Drive
Zionsville, IN 46077
tel: 713-376-7155
Accepting Students of all levels; Specializes in Suzuki harp instruction

Elizabeth Richter, B.M., M.M., Boston University
Ball State University School of Music
Muncie, IN 47306
tel: 765-282-0959
Professor of Harp, Ball State University


Elaine Humphreys Cook, BM from University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, MM from San Francisco Conservatory of Music
314 Given Ave
Lexington, KY 40502
tel: 859-233-1327
Lexington Philharmonic - Principal Harp, University of Kentucky – faculty, Centre College – faculty, Lexington Talent Education Association

Carol McClure, Faculty: University of Louisville School of Music (; Union University, Jackson TN (; Artistic Director, The Harp School Inc.
University of Louisville
School of Music
Louisville, KY 40292
Representative for Tennessee and Kentucky, Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music; Children's Music Resources Editor, St. James Music Press(; Competition Judge and Faculty Member, Wales International Harp Festival 2014. Facebook:

Lisa Spurlock Gilmore
8504 Staghorn Dr.
Louisville, KY 40242
tel: 502-744-8899 /
Louisville Harp Academy - Founder and Director, Indiana University Southeast - Harp Faculty


Barbara Belew
4022 Wooded Drive
Lake Charles, LA 70605
tel: 337-477-4545
Associate Professor: McNeese State University; Lake Charles Symphony; Rapides Symphony Orchestra

Rebecca Todaro, B.M., M.M. Louisiana State University
2822 Burgundy Street
New Orleans, LA 70117
tel: 225-572-4138

Rachel Van Voorhees, M.M., Yale University, B.F.A., SUNY College at Purchase
179 Bellaire Drive
New Orleans, LA 70124
tel: 504-909-3756
Principal Harp, Louisiana Philharmonic and New Orleans Opera, Faculty, Loyola University, Solo Harpist, Windsor Court Hotel, Private Studio Teaching


Dr. Anastasia Pike, Ed.D., Columbia University, M.M., Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University, Salzedo School
P.O. Box 1113
Ft. Meade, MD 20755
tel: 703-593-4584
Faculty, Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University

Jacqueline Pollauf, M.M. and B.M. Peabody Conservatory of Music
Lutherville, MD 21093
tel: 443-846-8437
Faculty: American University, Baltimore School for the Arts, Goucher College, and the University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Rebecca Anstine Smith, M.M. The Peabody Conservatory of Music
B.A. Dickinson College
1796 Reading Street
Crofton, MD 21114
tel: 301-261-0303
Faculty: St. Mary's College of Maryland, Anne Arundel Community College, University of Maryland, College Park (1985-2010)

Michaela Trnkova, Graduate of Prague Conservatory,Czech Republic, Bachelors in Music Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University, Masters in Music Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University
10 Par Three Way
Baltimore, MD 21209
tel: 410-358-0709
Harp Department Faculty & Coordinator, Peabody Preparatory at Johns Hopkins University; Faculty at The Catholic University of America


Tara Alterman, MM Yale School of Music, BM Manhattan School of Music
55 Pleasant St Unit 5
Granby, MA 01033
tel: 413-896-4738
Adjunct professor of harp at Mount Holyoke College, Private studio at home in Granby, MA

Sally M. Elliott, B.M., M.Ed., Tufts University
472 Powder Mill Road
Concord, MA 01742

Krysten Keches, B.A., Harvard University; Graduate Diploma, Australian National University School of Music (U.S. Fulbright Scholarship); M.M. New England Conservatory
437 Columbus Ave. #3
Boston, MA 02116
tel: 508-272-9659
Krysten Keches is an orchestral harpist, soloist, chamber musician, and teacher based in Boston. She currently serves as the harp coach for the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras and offers private instruction for all ages and levels.

Teresa Mango, B.A., William Paterson University; M.M., Manhattan School of Music
PO Box 1047
Stockbridge, MA 01262
tel: 413-298-4844
Associate Faculty: The Hotchkiss School, Lakerville, CT; Miss Hall's School, Pittsfield, MA; Harp Instructor: Westover School, Middlebury, CT; The Taft School, Watertown, CT; Bard College at Simons Rock, Great Barrington, MA

Michele Pinet, B.M., Harp; with highest distinction, The University of Kansas; M.M., Harp Performance, New England Conservatory of Music
36 Kilsythe Road
Arlington, MA 02476
tel: 781-646-4460
fax: 781-646-4460
Individualized lessons to help achieve student goals; accepting all ages and levels of ability

Felice Pomeranz, B.M. Classical Harp- New England Conservatory, Boston, MA, M.M. Jazz Studies, with Academic Honors- New England Conservatory, Boston, MA
379 Old Lancaster Road
Sudbury, MA 01776
tel: 978-443-0656
fax: 978-443-6442
Faculty: Professor of Harp, Berklee College of Music, Boston, MA; Private Studio: Sudbury, MA; FaceTime, Skype, and videoconferencing lessons available; Classical, Chamber Music, and Business Coaching; Specializing in Jazz and Popular Styles; See our Facebook page -- Gildedharps!


Patricia Masri-Fletcher, MM, The Juilliard School
MI 48374
tel: 248-344-8143
Principal Harp, Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Adj. Professor of Harp, Michigan State University, Adj. Professor of Harp, Madonna University

Leda Maria Pap - Nagy, Conservatory of Music, Bucharest, Romania
14057 Country Walk Blvd
Belleville, MI 48111
tel: 734-697-7633
fax: 734-697-7633
National Award Winner in Harp; International Award Winnter in Harp and Composition; Private studio in Michigan, Metro Detroit area

Martha Waldvogel-Warren, B.M., Ball State University; M.M., Cleveland Institute of Music
1320 Waukazoo Drive
Holland, MI 49424
tel: 616-786-2881
Adjunct Professor, Grand Valley State University; Harp Instructor, Hope College; private studio


Darice E. Augustson, B.M., University of St. Francis
1002 S Weller
Springfield, MO 65804
tel: 417-773-0437
teaching at Evangel University, Drury University, Missouri State University

Sue Taylor, M.M., Harp, Ph.D, Musicology, Washington University in St. Louis
7528 York Drive
St. Louis, MO 63105
tel: 314-862-0874
Instructor in harp, Washington University in St. Louis, Webster University, Community Music School


Mary Walter Bircher, B.M. Peabody Institute of Music, CCM, Certified Clinical Musician, Harp for Healing
1522 South 32 Ave
Omaha, NE 68105
tel: 402-203-7005
Faculty, University of Nebraska Lincoln


Kristie Smith, Doctor of Music, Harp Performance, Minor in Music Theory--Indiana University (doctoral candidate); Master of Music, Harp Performance--Indiana University; Bachelor of Music, Harp and Piano Performance--University of Arizona
9828 Giant Steps Ct
Las Vegas, NV 89141
tel: 702-575-2793
Kristie Smith is a soloist, chamber music artist, and music teacher based in Las Vegas. She is also adjunct faculty at Dixie State University.


Stephanie Curcio, B.M and M.A.
2 Davenport Drive
Londonderry, NH 03053
tel: 603-818-4198
Solo and orchestral harpist, teacher, composer, arranger.  Available for master lessons, teacher training, and workshops.


Dr. Elaine Christy, M.M., University of Kansas; D.M.A., Manhattan School of Music
197 Princeton Ave
Princeton, NJ 08540
tel: 609-688-0656
Harp Instructor, Princeton University (

Frances Duffy, BFA and MM in harp performance, Carnegie Mellon Univ., MM in Orchestral Performance (harp) Manhattan School of Music
44 Mountain Ave
Bloomfield, NJ 07003
tel: 917-975-8719
Faculty, Thurnauer School of Music, Hoboken School of Music, former Faculty, Brevard Music Center and Hartwick Summer Music Festival. Principal Harp with Wheeling Symphony, Hudson Valley Philharmonic and Allentown Symphony.

Oksana M. Kessous, Manhattan School of Music Professional studies; Moscow State Conservatory: B.A., M.A., D.M.A.
19 PIcasso Ct
East Windsor, NJ 08520
tel: 917-579-1833
Harp Instructor: Private Studio: harp, piano


Kathryn Andrews, M.M. Manhattan School of Music (Orchestral Performance), M.M. Mannes College of Music
190 Claremont Avenue #1C
New York, NY 10027
tel: 973-420-8434,
Private studio in New York and New Jersey. Young Artists Harp Seminar PREP Division faculty.

Nan Gullo Bassett, B.S., Juilliard School of Music; M.Ed., Penn State University; D.M.A., Eastman School of Music
501 Stoutenburgh Lane
Pittsford, NY 14534
tel: 585-218-0235
Senior Associate in Harp, Eastman Community Music School

Elizabeth Huntley, M.M., New England Conservatory
PO Box 278
Greenfield Center, NY 12833
tel: 518-893-7495
Faculty: Skidmore College; Principal Harp, Glens Falls Symphony

Sonja Inglefield
39 Forest Place
Fredonia, NY 14063
tel: 716-679-0568

Karen L. Lindquist, Juilliard BM. MM
450 West End Ave 3A
New York, NY 10024
tel: 917-548-6612

Alyssa Hess Reit, B.M.,M.M. The Juilliard School
5 Dogwood Road
Mahopac, NY 10541
tel: 914-248-0366; 212-946-1363
Faculty: Manhattan School of Music, Pre-College Division, Hunter College, Music Conservatory of Westchester, EMS Summer String Festival, Private Studio

Geraldine Ruegg
60 Cedar Lane
Bronxville, NY 10708
tel: 914-337-5966

Kristi Shade, M.M. Manhattan School of Music, B.M. University of Miami
118 W. 112th St. #3C
New York, NY 10026
tel: 770-827-7261,
Faculty : Manhattan School of Music Precollege Division

Dr. Laura Sherman, DMA Harp & MM Music Theory, University of Michigan, MM Harp, Yale University, BM Harp, Queens College/CUNY
New York, NY
tel: 917-697-3667
Harpist at "Wicked" on Broadway; Founder of Gotham Harp Publishing

Karen L Strauss, B.A., Long Island University
45 Fir Drive
Roslyn, Long Island, NY 11576
tel: 516-484-9554

Dr. Jessica Suchy-Pilalis, M.M., M.A., Eastman School of Music; D.Mus., Indiana University
The Crane School of Music
State University of New York at Potsdam
Potsdam, NY 13676
tel: 315-267-2447 / 717-737-4277
Professor of Harp & Music Theory; also teaching at Crane Youth Music, a two-week summer camp for pre-college musicians

Mia Theodoratus, Suzuki Certificate for teaching young children; BFA University of Texas, Austin, TX; MFA California Institute of the Arts
Brooklyn, NY 11222
tel: 917-696-2314
I teach in the classic conservatory style for classical music, by ear for Celtic and traditional music and specialize in teaching children. I teach at the Irish Arts Center in NYC and out of my Williamsburg Studio.


Jacquelyn Bartlett, Oberlin Conservatory
20 Vauxhall Place
Chapel Hill, NC 27517
tel: 757-818-4869
Artist Faculty, University of North Carolina School of the Arts, Founder and Harpist, FIRE PINK TRIO, Studios in Chapel Hill and Winston-Salem, NC, All ages and abilities welcome!


Jude Mollenhauer, B.Mus., The Curtis Institute of Music; M.A., University of Pennsylvania
3012 Melford Road
Columbus, OH 43221
tel: 614-487-9321 (private studio)
fax: 614-487-9321 (call first)
Principal Harp: Columbus Symphony Orchestra; Faculty: Otterbein University, Westerville, OH 43081; Capital University, Columbus, OH 43209

Jeanne Norton, Bachelor Music, Cleveland Institute of Music
2075 Cheshire Road
Columbus, OH 43221
tel: 614-486-8567
Principal: ProMusica Chamber Orchestra,harpist: CSO, Opera Naples; Faculty: OSU School of Music, Wittenberg University Dept. of Music

Ni Yan, B.M. Shenyang Conservatory of Music, China; M.M. University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music
6239 Muirloch Drive
Dublin, OH 43017
tel: 614-766-4048
Faculty: Denison University, Granville, OH 43023; Private Studio


Carolyn Bellinger, B.S., M.S., (Microbiology) California State Polytechnic University; PhD.,(Microbiology) UCLA; M.A., (Harp Performance) San Jose State University
West Linn, OR 97068
tel: 503-655-4327


Lucy Clark Scandrett
400 Tahoe Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15239
tel: 724-327-8363; 412-491-6555
fax: 724-327-8363

Andrea G. Wittchen, M.M., Eastman School of Music
1885 Dartford Road
Bethlehem, PA 18015
tel: 610-868-3630
Faculty: Lehigh University, Moravian College,

Saul Davis Zlatkovski, Macalester College, B.A. Music, Lynne Aspnes; Boston University Harp Seminar at Tanglewood, Lucile Lawrence; Summer Harp Colony of America-Salzedo School, Alice Chalifoux; Manhattan School of Music, M.M., Lucile Lawrence; Private Study, Lucile Lawrence
1929 Chestnut Street
Suite 2F
Philadelphia, PA 19103
tel: 215-563-4848,
ASCAP award-winning composer, published by Harpiana Editions; Contributor to Pentacle-biography of Carlos Salzedo; Composer, Editor of harp music and pedagogical articles. Harp lessons for beginners, advanced and professional harpists, coaching. Classes, editing and transcription, composition taught.


Margaret Day
PO Box 1602
Westerly, RI 02891
tel: 401-596-2794
Private Studio


Nancy Brennand, Northwestern University
271 Vermillion Dr
Little River, SC 29566
Principal harpist of the Long Bay Symphony in Myrtle Beach, formerly with New York City Opera, American Symphony,and Hudson Valley Philharmonic; Experience as a harpist on Broadway and with the Brennand Gates Harp & Flute Duo and American Harp Duo; I teach the Renie Method, My former teachers were Mildred Dilling, Marcel Grandjany and Alberto Salvi.


Kirsten Agresta Copely, B.M., M.M., Indiana University Jacobs School of Music - Harp Performance
1508 Kinnard Drive
Franklin, TN 37064
tel: 212-851-6387
Affiliated Artist - Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, NY; Private Teaching Studio, Nashville, TN and New York, NY

Carol McClure, Artistic Director, The Harp School, Inc (
Faculty: Union University, Jackson, TN (; University of Louisville, Louisville, KY (
The Harp School, Inc.
PO Box 486
Burns, TN 37029
Representative for Tennessee and Kentucky, Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music; Children's Music Resources Editor, Saint James Music Press (; Competition Judge and Faculty Member, Wales International Harp Festival 2014; (; Facebook:

Gina Neupert, B.M., M.M.
803 Culbreath Rd
Covington, TN 38019
tel: 901-326-4748;
Faculty: Rhodes College; Director: The Rita Crocker Conservatory, The High Strung Harpists; The Rhodes Harp Ensemble; Lyon & Healy Authorized Representative

Marian Jackson Shaffer, B.A., M.A. (Mimi Allen)
8494 Bergen Cove
Cordova, TN 38018
tel: 901-758-1723
Faculty: Vanderbilt University, University of Memphis, Sewanee Summer Music Festival (University of the South, Sewanee, TN); Principal Harp: Memphis Symphony, Opera Memphis, Ballet Memphis, Iris Orchestra

Phyllis Taylor Sparks, B.M. and M.M. University of Michigan, M.M. Belmont University
P.O. Box 41807
Nashville, TN 37204
tel: 615-333-0804
Adjunct Harp Instructor Tennessee State University and Western Kentucky University. Private harp studio in Nashville, Tennessee. Member of The Nashville String Machine Recording Orchestra. Seven solo recordings on Voyager Records.


Elaine Martin Barber, M.M., Shepherd School of Music, Rice University
902 Gardner Rd #21
Austin, TX 78721
tel: 512-569-6444
Principal harp: Austin Symphony, Austin Lyric Opera

Jaymee Haefner, D.M. Indiana University; B.M., M.M. University of Arizona
2216 Acorn Bend
Denton, TX 76210
tel: 940-565-3739
Harp, Theory, Director of Undergraduate Studies: University of North Texas College of Music; Secretary and Southwest Regional Director, American Harp Society; Treasurer, World Harp Congress; National Harp Associations Liaison, World Harp Congress Review

Sydney Payne Howell, BM North Texas University, MM-Harp New England Conservatory
100 Devon Ct.
Weatherford, TX 76087
tel: 817-713-1966
fax: 817-341-0167
Suzuki Specialist; 40 years teaching experience

Alice Spero Keene, B.M., University of Michigan; additional study, Indiana University, Salzedo School/Camden, Maine
810 Venado Hills
San Antonio, TX 78260
tel: 830-714-5028
Faculty: University of Illinois (retired); Professional harpist; private studio; also available for recitals, masterclasses

Emily Mitchell, Royal College of Music, London, ARCM, Eastman School of Music, BM with Performer's Certificate
9223 E Canyon Lake Springs Dr
Cypress, TX 77433
tel: 281-213-4945
fax: same
Harp Adjunct, School of Music, Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, TX

Abigail Sliva, Doctor of Musical Arts, Harp Performance, The Moores School of Music; Principle Studies, Paula Page; Anticipated class of 2016; Master of Music, Harp Performance, The Cleveland Institute of Music; Principle Studies, Yolanda Kondonassis; Bachelor of Music, Harp Performance, The Cleveland Institute of Music; Principle Studies, Yolanda Kondonassis
15910 FM 529 Road
Houston, TX 77095
tel: 630-577-7932


Hye-Yun Chung Bennett, Juilliard,Professional Study Plan. M.A., Calif. State Univ., L.A. CA. Susann McDonald's former T.A., Adjunct Professor,Harp & Piano @ Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA.
2736 Meadow Dr. W.
Chesapeake, VA 23321
tel: 757- 676-1048

Elizabeth Blakeslee, B.M., M.M.
3006 Woodlawn Ave
Falls Church, VA 22042
tel: 703-975-1132
Second Harp: National Symphony Orchestra; Faculty: George Mason University

Elisa Dickon, BM, MM Cleveland Institute of Music, MS Old Dominion University
1785 Tait Terr.
Norfolk, VA 23509
tel: 757-470-7486

Melissa Tardiff Dvorak, BM and MM, Harp Performance, The Peabody Conservatory of Music of the Johns Hopkins University
7207 Idylwood Ct
Falls Church, VA 22043
tel: 703-748-4990
additional studies at the Salzedo School


Christine Mazza, B.A.Ohio University; M.M.Cleveland Institute of Music
612 Poplar Woods Drive
Morgantown, WV 26505
tel: 304-598-2569
fax: 304-598-2569
Faculty: West Virginia University


Paula M Smith, M.S. ED., M.M.
309 Red Cedar Street
Menomonie, WI 54751
tel: 715-308-0297
Faculty: University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire


Karen D Rokos, B.M., M.M. Indiana University
1083 Queen St. #136
Halifax, NS B3H0B2 Canada
tel: 902-221-7471
Symphony Nova Scotia, Certified Lyon & Healy/Salvi Harp Technician

Lanalee de Kant Montgomery
2, rue de Rome
67000 Strasbourg France
tel: 33(3) 88-61-08-82
fax: 33(3) 88-61-08-82
At Concordia University Wisconsin (Mequon) from September through November every year. Please always make contact by e-mail.

Karen Vaughan, LRAM, FRAM Royal Academy of Music, London
94 Grimsdyke Road
Hatch End
Pinner, Middlesex HA5 4PW United Kingdom
tel: 44 20 8421 1817
Head of Harp, Royal Academy of Music, London; Co-principal harp, London Symphony Orchestra; Associate Artistic Director, World Harp Congress