I offer private instruction on both lever and pedal harp. My lever harp is a custom-made Gothic 31 from Pathway Studio Harps in Etowah, TN. My pedal harp is a concert grand Camac Athena. Students are welcome to bring their own harps to lessons if they so desire.
I strive to teach ergonomic, pain-free playing. My desire is that none of my students develop injuries from learning harp. This is critical because I personally know how painful, disappointing, and disastrous an injury incurred at a musical instrument can be. Pain-free playing requires the cooperation of both student and teacher, and students will be expected to pay careful attention to their posture, hand positioning, and other facets of bodily wellness while learning harp. Students must notify me immediately when they experience any pain while playing harp.
My mission as a teacher is to equip you with all the tools you need to become a mature harpist and to help you accomplish your harp goals. These goals vary from student to student, but I honor each one. If your desire is become a professional musician, wonderful! Or if you’d rather just learn to play for your family and friends, fantastic! Or if you want to spread the joy of music and harp to those in nursing homes and hospitals, great! All goals are worthy and are respected in my studio.