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.
If you are a teacher and would like to be added to this page, please visit http://www.harpads.com for details, or email Stacie Johnston at HarpAds@gmail.com. Changes and corrections ONLY may be sent to WebEditor@harpsociety.org.
Rebecca Reinhard Foreman, M.M. University of Southern California
5520 N. Agave Drive
Tucson, AZ 85704
Principal Harp, Tucson Pops Orchestra
Dr. Carrol McLaughlin, DMA University of Arizona, Masters Juilliard
7686 W. Innutian Court
Tucson, AZ 85743
ManifestMomentToMoment.com; 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.
401 Brighton Springs
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
Faculty: Chapman, Biola, Concordia, Vanguard Universities, Cal State University, Fullerton; Limited private teaching
Stephanie Bennett, BM in Harp Performance, University of Michigan (With High Distinction & James B. Angell award); Further study in Advanced Contemporary Harmony and Arranging, Dick Grove School of Music.
PO Box 28-0514
Northridge, CA 91328-0514
First Prize Winner, Salvi International Competition of Jazz and Pop Harp. Teaching all ages. Beginners, all styles; advanced harpists, studies in pop, jazz and improvisation.
Maria Casale, B.M., M.M., The juilliard School
12728 Milbank St.
Studio Citiy, CA 91604
Faculty: Pepperdine University
Celia Chan Valerio, B.M., Loma Linda University; M.M. and D.M., Indiana University
11554 Murphy St.
Loma Linda, CA 92354
Ellie Choate, MA California State University, Long Beach
Long Beach, CA
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
Faculty positions: Professor of Harp, Westmont College (Santa Barbara), Cal Poly (San Luis Obispo), CA
Cheryl Ann Fulton, BS, MM, DMA Indiana University
5670 Nottingham Court
El Sobrante, CA 94803
magnatune.com / cherylannfulton.com
Faculty Thornton School of Music; Private Studio San Francisco Bay Area and Skype
Karen Gottlieb, B.A., University of Washington-Seattle; M.A., Cleveland Institute of Music
218 9th Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94118
Teaching: San Francisco State University & Mill College, Oakland; Private studio teaching & advanced coaching
Bennetta Heaton, B.M.
47 Rovigo Court
Danville, CA 94526
Dr. Linda-Rose Heimbreiker, DMA, MM, Harp Performance, University of North Texas; BM, Harp Performance, University of Southern California
4522 Rainier Drive
Cypress, CA 90630
Faculty: Irvine Valley College; Private studio for all ages and levels
Stephanie Janowski, B.A., University of California, San Diego; M.S., PhD, Stanford University
6546 Bibel Ave
San Jose, CA 95129
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
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, Master of Music:Harp Performance -Azusa Pacific University
PO Box 821
Monrovia, CA 91016
Harp professor at Azusa Pacific University and Cal Poly Pomona
PO Box 5253
Fresno, CA 93755
Donna Laureen Rickard, University of Southern California, California State University
21791 Eveningside Lane
Lake Forest, CA 92630-2404
Private lessons offered in home studio in Orange County plus worldwide instruction by Skype and Facetime. Pedal and lever harp lessons for all ages, abilities and aspirations. Tutoring for ABRSM and theory also available.
1550 Washburn Road
Pasadena, CA 91105
Faculty: University of Southern California Thorton School of Music, Colburn Conservatory and Colburn School of the Arts
Wendy Kerner, B.M., Harp Performance, M.M., Harp Performance, The Juilliard School
17 Hunter Lane
Ridgefield, CT 06877
Principal Harp, The Bridgeport Symphony Orchestra; Principal Harp, The Ridgefield Symphony Orchestra; Principal Harp, The Norwalk Symphony; CD: Sounds of the Seine, Delos Records; Founding Member of The Fontenay Chamber Players, septet; Founding Member of The Glorian Duo, Harp and Flute; Winner of the Artists International Chamber Music Competition; Winner Silver Prize National Flute Association Chamber Music Competition
Susan Knapp Thomas, B.M.Eastman School of Music
1 Birch Road
Bloomfield, CT 06002
Instructor of Harp, Hartt School of Music, University of Hartford; Skype lessons available
Kay Kemper, B.M., Harp Performance, Cleveland Institute of Music
8353 B Trent Court
Boca Raton, FL 33433
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
Susan Knapp Thomas, B.M.Eastman School of Music
3850 SW River's End Way
Palm City, FL 34990
Instructor of Harp, Hartt School of Music, University of Hartford
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
Tyler Hartley, BM in music performance
331 Justin Drive
Woodstock, GA 30188
Offering private harp lessons on both lever and pedal harp to students of all ages.
Susan H. Ottzen, B.M., M.Ed., CWRU, Cleveland Institute of Music
1249 Thomas Road
Decatur, GA 30030
previously with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
Elisabeth Remy Johnson, Harvard University, A.B.
570 Windsor Pkwy. NE
Atlanta, GA 30342
Principal Harp, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra; Harp Instructor at Emory University, Georgia State University, Kennesaw State University
Annette Bjorling, Diplom in Aesthetische Kulturwissenschaften und Angewandte Praxis, Universitaet Hildesheim, Germany (akin to masters degree - in cultural science & education, with major in music)
721 Case St.
Evanston, IL 60202
Dr. Erin Freund, DM, Performance Certificate, MM -- Northwestern University, BM -- Oberlin College
2065 Eldorado Drive
Geneva, IL 60134
Harp Instructor at Augustana College; Private studios in Geneva and Rock Island, IL
Lillian Lau, Bachelor of Music & Master of Music, Indiana University Bloomington; Professional Diploma in Orchestral Studies, Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University
Chicago (and suburbs), IL
University of Chicago Department of Music and private harp studio; flute & harp chamber music coaching
Marguerite Lynn Williams, BM, Eastman School of Music, PC, Eastman School of Music, MM, Chicago College of Performing Arts, Roosevelt University
1750 N. Campbell Ave Unit C
Chicago, IL 60647
Principal Harp, Lyric Opera of Chicago; Head of Harp, Chicago College of Performing Arts, Roosevelt Univeristy; Harp Faculty, Trinity International University; Founder & Director, Chicago Harp Ensemble; Founder & General Director, Chicago Harp Quartet
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
Dr. Heaven Hui-Wen Fan, D.M., M.M., & Artist Diploma, Indiana University; B.M., Queensland Conservatorium of Music, Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia
PO Box 7070
Fishers, IN 46038
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.
Erzsebet Gaal 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
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, Blair School of Music, M.M., University of Houston, Moores School of Music
4555 Woodhaven Drive
Zionsville, IN 46077
Specializes in Suzuki Harp Instruction
University of Louisville School of Music
Louisville, KY 40292
Faculty: University of Louisville School of Music (www.louisville.edu), Union University, Jackson TN (www.uu.edu), Artistic Director, The Harp School Inc.
Representative for Tennessee and Kentucky, Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music; Children's Music Resources Editor, St. James Music Press(sjmp.org);
Competition Judge and Faculty Member, Wales International Harp Festival 2014; Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HarpSchoolInc
Lisa Spurlock Gilmore
8504 Staghorn Dr.
Louisville, KY 40242
www.lisaspurlock.com / www.LouisvilleHarpAcademy.com; Louisville Harp Academy - Founder and Director ; Indiana University Southeast - Harp Faculty
4022 Wooded Drive
Lake Charles, LA 70605
Associate Professor: McNeese State University; Lake Charles Symphony; Rapides Symphony Orchestra
Rachel Van Voorhees, M.M., Yale University, B.F.A., SUNY College at Purchase
179 Bellaire Drive
New Orleans, LA 70124
Principal Harp, Louisiana Philharmonic and New Orleans Opera; Faculty, Loyola University; Solo Harpist, Windsor Court Hotel; Private Studio Teaching
Jacqueline Pollauf, M.M. and B.M. Peabody Conservatory of Music
Lutherville, MD 21093
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
Faculty: St. Mary's College of Maryland, Anne Arundel Community College, University of Maryland, College Park (1985-2010)
Tara Alterman, MA Yale School of Music, BA Manhattan School of Music
Granby, MA 01033
tel: 413-896- 4738
Private harp instruction, all ages and levels, group lessons; Mount Holyoke College, Adjunct Professor of Harp
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
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.
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
Individualized lessons to help achieve student goals; accepting all ages and levels of ability; telephone communication preferred
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
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!
Leda Maria Pap-Nagy, Conservatory of Music, Bucharest, Romania
14057 Country Walk Blvd.
Belleville, MI 48111
National Award Winner in Harp; International Award Winnter in Harp and Composition; Private studio in Michigan, Metro Detroit area
Martha Lynn Waldvogel-Warren, M.M. Manhattan School of Music, B.M. University of Miami
1320 Waukazoo Drive
Holland, MI 49424
Faculty : Manhattan School of Music Precollege Division
Mary Walter Bircher, B.M. Peabody Institute of Music, CCM, Certified Clinical Musician, Harp for Healing
1522 South 32 Ave.
Omaha, NE 68105
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
Kristie Smith is a soloist, chamber music artist, and music teacher based in Las Vegas. She is also adjunct faculty at Dixie State University.
Dr. Elaine Christy, M.M., University of Kansas; D.M.A., Manhattan School of Music
197 Princeton Ave.
Princeton, NJ 08540
Harp Instructor, Princeton University (www.music.princeton.edu)
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
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.
East Windsor, NJ 08520
Harp Instructor: Private Studio: harp, piano
Kathryn Andrews, Manhattan School of Music: M.M., Orchestral Performance, Mannes College The New School for Music: M.M., Harp Performance
185 Claremont Avenue
New York, NY 10027
Young Artist Harp Seminar, Prep Division Co-Director; The Dwight School (New York), Harp Faculty
Elizabeth Huntley, M.M., New England Conservatory
PO Box 278
Greenfield Center, NY 12833
Faculty: Skidmore College; Principal Harp, Glens Falls Symphony
39 Forest Place
Fredonia, NY 14063
Karen L. Lindquist, Juilliard BM. MM
450 West End Ave. #3A
New York, NY 10024
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
Laura Sherman, DMA Harp & MM Music Theory, University of Michigan, MM Harp, Yale University, BM Harp, Queens College/CUNY
New York, NY
Harpist at Wicked on Broadway and founder of Gotham Harp Publishing
Karen L. Strauss, B.A., Long Island University
45 Fir Drive
Roslyn, Long Island, NY 11576
Jacquelyn Bartlett, Oberlin Conservatory
20 Vauxhall Place
Chapel Hill, NC 27517
www.uncsa.edu / www.firepinktrio.com
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 Z. Norton, Bachelor Music, Cleveland Institute of Music
2075 Cheshire Road
Columbus, OH 43221
www.music.osu.edu / www.Cosmostrio.org
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
firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com
Faculty: Denison University, Granville, OH 43023; Private Studio
Lorelei Kaiser Barton, Oral Roberts University - BM in Harp Performance, Music Education, Bachelor and Masters degrees in Music Therapy, Orchestra and Chamber Music; The University of Tulsa - BM in Harp Performance, Music Education, BA in Music, BA in Music Composition, BM in Arts Management, Minor in Film Scoring, Orchestra, Chamber Music, Harp Ensemble; Tulsa Community College - Associates Degree in Music Performance (harp)
711 South Allegheny Ave.
Tulsa, OK 74112
Course offerings and opportunities
Oral Roberts University - 28 years; The University of Tulsa - 15 years; Tulsa Community College - 15 years; Lamont School of Music, University of Denver BM in Harp Performance; Studied with Jane Kauffman Brye, Suzann Davids, Alice Chalifoux
Carole Bellinger (Kawahara), B.S., M.S., (Microbiology) California State Polytechnic University; PhD.,(Microbiology) UCLA; M.A., (Harp Performance) San Jose State University
West Linn, OR 97068
Lucy Clark Scandrett, BM Harp Performance Oberlin College Conservatory, MM Musicology Converse College
400 Tahoe Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15239
Past President AHS; AHS Lifetime Achievement Award
Andrea Wittchen, M.M., Eastman School of Music
1885 Dartford Road
Bethlehem, PA 18015
Faculty: Lehigh University, Moravian College; www.thewittcheninitiative.com
Nancy Brennand, Northwestern University
271 Vermillion Drive
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, M.M., B.M., Indiana University Jacobs School of Music
1508 Kinnard Dr.
Franklin, TN 37064
Affiliated Artist, Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, NY
Gina Neupert, B.M., M.M.
803 Culbreath Rd.
Covington, TN 38019
firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com
Faculty: Rhodes College; Director: The Rita Crocker Conservatory, The High Strung Harpists; The Rhodes Harp Ensemble; Lyon & Healy Authorized Representative
Marian Shaffer, B.A., M.A. (Mimi Allen)
8494 Bergen Cove
Cordova, TN 38018
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
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.
Jaymee Haefner, D.M. Indiana University; B.M., M.M. University of Arizona
2216 Acorn Bend
Denton, TX 76210
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
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
Faculty: University of Illinois (retired); Professional harpist; private studio; also available for recitals, masterclasses
Delaine Fedson Leonard, M.M. University of Texas at Austin, B.M. University of Northern Iowa, additional studies as the Salzedo School with Alice Chalifoux
PO Box 29405
Austin, TX 78755
Butler School of Music, Austin TX; Southwestern University, Georgetown TX; Winthrop University, Rock Hill SC; Austin Metropolitan Suzuki School, Austin TX; Registered Suzuki Association Harp Teacher Trainer
Emily Mitchell, ARCM Royal College of Music, London; BM Eastman
9223 E Canyon Lake Springs Dr.
Cypress, TX 77433
Adjunct faculty, Stephen F Austin State University; Sam Houston State University
Moira Greyland Peat, BM Music Performance University of Redlands, MM Music Performance University of Nevada, Reno
1612 Tulare Drive
Allen, TX 75002
I specialize in hand and body ergonomics, and harp technique from beginning to advanced. I also teach singing, and have founded two opera companies from my vocal students. I can coach the Celtic performer in Gaelic singing and performance practice.
Elizabeth Blakeslee, B.M., M.M.
3006 Woodlawn Ave.
Falls Church, VA 22042
Second harp, National Symphony Orchestra; harp instructor, George Mason University, Sewanee Summer Music Festival
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
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
Faculty: West Virginia University
Karen Rokos, B.M., M.M. Indiana University
1083 Queen St. #136
Halifax, NS B3H0B2
Symphony Nova Scotia, Certified Lyon & Healy/Salvi Harp Technician
Lanalee de Kant Montgomery
2, rue de Rome
tel: 33(3) 88-61-08-82
fax: 33(3) 88-61-08-82
At Concordia University Wisconsin fall semesters (September through November) and available for performances and special occasions in the Milwaukee area. Please always make contact by e-mail.