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Harp Teacher Directory

Samantha Ballard

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United States,

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Harp type

Pedal, Lever

Styles

Classical, Folk/Celtic, Jazz/Pop

Ages and levels

Beginners welcome, Adults welcome, No piano background required

Background

Schools attended

University of British Columbia

Degrees

Bachelor of Music in Harp Performance

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Samantha Ballard

I believe in a positive learning environment to help each student achieve their personal best. I believe in starting with a strong technical foundation and good posture to prevent injury. I use the Salzedo harp method, but I borrow from other techniques when appropriate. I want my students to have a good understanding of music theory, the historical context of their repertoire, and how to practice effectively. Above all else, I believe learning and playing music should be fun! In addition to classical and folk music, I am also very interested in pop music and soundtracks and have a Youtube channel of my arrangements and covers. I am quite happy to go in whatever direction the student feels most passionate about!
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