One of the greatest joys of my career is teaching in my private studio. I love watching a student develop their skills over time, and enjoy guiding them toward their goal. I have an eclectic style of teaching that meets each student where they are. Every lesson is individually designed based on the level the student is currently at, what their ultimate goals are, and the amount of work they are willing to put forth into learning the instrument. I realize that not every student who comes into my studio has aspirations of professionalism! I try to balance lessons with challenging material and a fun atmosphere. Every student plays out of the same method book by Maria Grossi, but repertoire is chosen on an individual basis.
Students do not need to know how to read music prior to their lessons, nor do they need to have had past piano training. However, we will be reading music in our lessons, and this is something we can work on together. Basic theory and other musical concepts are taught in conjunction with the pieces that are being learned.
I accept students from ages 7-107, and value the range of skills and life experiences that various ages bring. Lessons are taught in 30, 45, and 60 minute increments. Beginning and younger students usually benefit from shorter lessons. I always offer a free introductory lesson to introduce you to the harp, and to help you determine if our personalities are compatible.
Rental harps are readily available in the Seattle area, and I highly recommend renting a harp for the first few months of your lessons. Even small harps can be a considerable investment, and you do not want to discover after buying an instrument that it isn’t your cup of tea. I personally have two rental harps available, and will happily provide names of teachers and dealers in the area who have harps available to rent if my own are not available.
Curious? Have other questions? Please contact me for more information about harp lessons. I would love to help you start your journey!