- Music Theory (Beginner-Intermediate)
Learning the harp is not just about playing the right notes at the right time; it's also about expressing feelings, creativity, and sharing stories through music. My goal is to develop in each student a comprehensive understanding of music that allows them to play the harp with enjoyment and musicality. During our lessons, we have fun, playing games, boom cards, engaging in fun activities, composing, and learning the music they want to play.
Even at the earliest stages of harp study, I focus on teaching students how to make music sound communicative and beautiful, emphasizing artistry and creativity to let their individuality shine through their music. I foster a supportive atmosphere with honest, positive criticism, encouraging self-motivated, independent learning. I teach my students effective learning strategies they can use during at-home practice.
Music study is beneficial for individuals of all ages and abilities. My studio welcomes preschoolers, retired adults, and everyone in between. As a teacher, I am committed to my own growth as a musician and educator. I prioritize regular practice and staying informed about current harp pedagogy trends and perspectives, keeping my teaching fresh and engaging with new repertoire, music games, and studio projects.
Through harp study, my students and I find great satisfaction and enjoyment, learning to appreciate the beauty in ourselves and the world around us through music. My students can expect to learn proper technique, efficient practice methods, sight-reading, music theory, analytical knowledge through musical scores, versatility in different music styles, composing and arranging music, improving interpersonal skills, gaining confidence in performance, and above all, having fun!
I have ABRSM Harp 8 (RCM 10 equivalency). I am currently working on my diploma with Trinity College, London. I have completed 3 years of the music program at Trinity Western University in the areas of music and education. I have also studied piano, harp & theory with the Royal Conservatory of music. I have been teaching harp & piano for the past 25 years privately out of my home.
Master classes with: - Nancy Allen (Julliard) - Alice Giles (Sydney Conservatorium of Music) - Jill Whitman (Western Washington University) - Baltazar Juanrez (Principal Harpist of Mexico's National Symphony Orchestra & Founder of Mexico's International Harp competition) - Elizabeth Volpe - Bligh (UBC & Former principal harpist of the VSO) - Motoshi Kosako (Former principal harpist of Stockton Symphony Orchestra) - Over 25+ years of professional harp performance experience - 20 years of hands-on teaching experience in harp & piano - RCM 8, ABRSM 8 (RCM 10 equivalency) - Tech-savvy and uses multiple camera angles for enhanced learning experience during lessons - Member of the Teach Music Online community and proficient with teaching online - Working on becoming a Pro Certified Online Teacher.
30 Minutes: $39.00
45 Minutes: $49.00
60 Minutes: $59.00
There is a one-time registration fee of 25 $ charged with the first lessons. All Taxes are included in prices, if applicable
NOTE: Your Credit card will be charged ONLY when the first lesson is set up and confirmed with the teacher