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HarpistGrace Wepner Ludtke provides professional harp instruction for students of all ages. Students flourish in a professional and nurturing environment focusing on technique, musicality, and presentation. Students have opportunities to participate in recitals, master classes, ensembles, and other performance enhancing activities.
University of North Carolina School of the Arts
American Harp Academy; North Carolina Harp Ensemble
Type of harp
Ages and Levels
Beginners welcome, Adults welcome, No piano background required
Private Studio, Summer Program
Based in North Carolina, Grace Wepner Ludtke enjoys her career as a professional harpist, performing solo, chamber, and orchestral music throughout the Southeast region. She has performed in famous performance venues throughout the United States and Europe, including Carnegie Hall in New York City, St. George’s Church in London and Liben Castle in Prague. Grace currently tours with the North Carolina Harp Ensemble directed by Jacquelyn Bartlett and serves as the ensemble’s manager.
Teaching private harp lessons is one of Leigh Stringfellow’s greatest joys. She welcomes students of all ages to join her studio where students learn the fundamentals of harp technique, elements of music theory, musicality and performance techniques in a positive environment. Students are encouraged to participate in recitals, master classes, harp ensemble and other events.
I ENJOY TEACHING STUDENTS OF ALL SKILL LEVELS AND AGES.
SIMULTANEOUSLY, WE WORK ON TECHNIQUE, TONE, MUSICAL LINE AND COLOR, MEMORIZATION AND CREATIVE PRACTICING. I ALSO PROVIDE STUDENTS WITH OPPORTUNITIES FOR SOLO PERFORMANCE, ENSEMBLE PLAYING, AND MASTER CLASSES IN A SUPPORTIVE AND FUN ATMOSPHERE.
Eryn Jones Fuson has been playing lever harp, piano, guitar, and singing professionally since 2005, and teaching private lever harp lessons since 2009. She trained under Pamela Bruner and loves to showcase the versatility of the harp. She utilizes multiple learning methods including ear training, playing by ear, playing by sheet music, and improvising with chord charts. Whether you want to learn “Ave Maria” by Gounod or “Don’t Stop Believing” by Journey, Eryn can help get you there!
Kristen’s pedagogical approach focuses on musicality and technique, valuing each student’s individual learning style and goals. She enjoys working with a variety of ages, and believes the harp is a beautiful instrument that anyone can enjoy! She is available to teach private harp and piano lessons, lessons and tutoring for music theory, ear training, and chamber music coaching.