- Music Theory (Beginner-Intermediate)
Mastery at the harp involves not only being able to play the correct notes at the correct time, but also being able to express feelings, creativity and share stories through music making. It is my goal to develop in each of my students a comprehensive understanding of music that enables them to play the harp with utmost enjoyment and musicality. Even during the earliest stages of harp study, I am committed to teaching students how to make a piece of music sound communicative and beautiful. This focus on artistry and creativity enables the students’ individuality to shine through their music.
A supportive atmosphere with honest yet positive criticism allows students to become self-motivated, independent learners. I enable my students to become independent learners by teaching them how to listen, evaluate, and make changes in their own playing. I also teach my students strategies for efficient learning that they can use during at-home practice.
I provide a comprehensive music education through weekly private lessons and a variety of studio events. During private lessons, time is spent on technique exercises, sight-reading, and polishing repertoire into artistic performances – with some time reserved for theory/ear training assignments, improvisation/composition activities, and ensemble work. Although an emphasis is placed on classical repertoire, the student's curriculum is always tailored to the student's interests and goals. Monthly studio classes allow students to develop a critical ear, stage presence, an appreciation for great pianists and composers, musicianship, and a spirit of camaraderie with other students. Students can hone their performance abilities further and learn how to receive outside feedback through both formal and informal performance opportunities and optional achievement evaluations.
I am a firm believer in the benefits of music study for all individuals, regardless of age and ability. My studio is comprised of preschool students, retired adults, and everything in between. Harp study develops not only a lifelong appreciation and love for music, but also important life skills – including creativity, concentration, dedication, diligence, and perseverance. Parents are encouraged to be actively supportive and involved in their students’ musical educations.
As a teacher, I believe it is my responsibility to continue growing as a musician and teacher throughout my career. I make it a priority to practice regularly and stay informed about current harp pedagogy trends and perspectives. I strive to keep my teaching fresh and engaging using new repertoire, music games, or studio projects.
My students and I find great satisfaction and enjoyment in the pursuit of furthering our musical abilities through harp study. Through music study, we learn to find and appreciate beauty in ourselves and in the world around us.
I have completed 3 years of the music program at Trinity Western University in the areas of music and education. I am currently working on Grade 10 harp with Royal Conservatory of Music with my plans to complete my ARCT. I I have been teaching for 20 years privately out of my home.
I have 20 years of teaching experience in the areas of harp & piano. I have studied at Trinity Western University for 3 years in the areas of music and education . I have completed RCM Harp 8 and currently and embarking on Harp 10 & ARCT.
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