Based in Middle Tennessee with over 20 years of teaching experience, Dr. Sarah K. Crocker is the Owner and Director of the Hillnote Harp Academy in Franklin, TN, Adjunct Professor of Harp at Middle Tennessee State University and Lipscomb University, and harp faculty of the Tennessee Governor’s School for the Arts.
Kirsten Agresta Copely is the Adjunct Associate Professor of Harp at Vanderbilt University Blair School of Music and has been teaching privately for over 25 years. She was formerly an Affiliated Artist at Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, NY. Kirsten also maintains a private teaching studio in Franklin, TN. Skype lessons are available.
Kirsten offers competition and audition coaching for students preparing regional, national, and international competition or orchestral repertoire.
I welcome students of all ages, abilities, and genres. Lessons focus on building a complete person and musician, preparing harpists to be their own best teachers and to thrive in today’s artistic environment as amateurs, professionals, or future college music majors. Goal setting and achievement, productive practice strategies, a healthy and supple technique, and finding a unique artistic voice are the cornerstones on which I build each lesson.
Phyllis has been teaching music lessons since the age of 14. Many of her private studio students have gone on to professional careers and major universities. She enjoys teaching harp students of all ages focusing on the Grandjany harp method. All levels of harpists are welcome via in person (with mask), ZOOM, SKYPE or FACETIME!
Timbre focuses on teaching foundational healthy technique, giving students the skill and versatility to follow any career in music they desire. She teaches Salzedo technique with classical repetoire, but also offers training in improvization, writing, and songwriting, if students are interested in alternative uses of the harp. She draws from over 10 years of experience as a succesfull songwriter and touring artist, as well as 23 years of playing harp classically.