Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to know how to read music before studying the harp?

Though knowing how to read music prior to lessons is most definitely helpful, it is not a requirement to take lessons. Learning how to read music is a skill that new students will learn during their first few harp lessons and will continue to strengthen throughout their time in my studio.

What age is appropriate for a child to begin taking harp lessons?

This varies depending on the child as he/she will need to be able to focus for at least 10-15 minutes at a time. I usually suggest that children wait until the age of 7 to begin taking lessons but I am always willing to meet with a child who is younger to determine if he/she should begin lessons sooner.

Do you teach adult students?

Yes! I have several adult students currently and I work with each one of them to develop a personalized teaching plan that cater to their interest and goals.

Do I need to have a harp of my own?

Students must either have a harp to practice on at home, or access to practice time on a harp elsewhere.

Where can I rent/purchase a harp?

I have several harps available for rent. If I don’t have any harps available for rental, I can suggest other options for renting or purchasing a harp that would be best for you.

Do I need to bring my harp to lessons?

No you do not need to bring your harp to lessons, I have a pedal harp and a lever harp in my studio for students to use during lessons. However, if you prefer to use your own harp during lessons you are more then welcome to bring it.

Do you offer virtual lessons?

Yes! Regular online lessons are available at my discretion to students who live further than 60 miles away from my studio. Online lessons are also offered to all students, in combination with in-person lessons, during inclement weather, as a precaution during pandemics, or in other emergency situations.