Lessons in Lenexa, Kansas
Lessons are generally 1/2 hour in length, weekly. Some intermediate
students are taking 45 minute lessons as they are working on more
repertoire which requires extra time to cover all the music. I teach at
my home in Lenexa on Mondays and Tuesdays or online. Lesson times open for Monday
and Tuesday, either here in Lenexa, or online.
I tailor lesson material to the individual student, starting with basic
harp technique, music theory, and beginning repertoire. After that is
learned, I have two approaches, one for children, one for adults. For
adults,I can take you in whatever direction you want to go whether it
be Celtic music, wedding/church preparation, classical repertoire,
and/or developing your own arrangements. For children, I continue to
introduce them to all types of harp music, with an emphasis on
technique building, repertoire and an understanding of all types of
music. I teach beginning, intermediate and advanced lever harp.
Children who have taken a year of piano or who can read
music will have an advantage in starting the harp, but it isn't
necessary to know how to read music to begin harp lessons. I have
taught many students both young and old, to read music. Age is also not
a factor. I have students ranging in age from 7 to 60. No matter your
age, if you want to learn, I can teach you.
Occasionally I have a harp ensemble class. Students who are advanced beginners up to advanced players may participate.
NEW! Online lessons via Skype!
I'm excited about this great new way to start learning
the harp. If you are out of the metro KC area but in my harp rental
area - Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Missouri or Oklahoma, then consider
this! If you are
too far away to come for lessons in person, you can still take lessons
from me via Skype. Rent a harp from
me, get a webcam (the cost is about $25 or so), download the free Skype
software, and you can have a one-on-one lesson with me every week.
I can see/ talk to you and your harp, and you can see/talk to me and my
harp in real time. Contact me
for further details, harp rental and lesson payment arrangements, and
Rent a Harp to Start Lessons
have harps for rent to beginning students. These are 35 string Merlin
harps, with levers on F's, C's and B's. Each harp comes with a padded
case and tuning key. Rental harps are available for a six month time
period, which can be extended if necessary. A $100 deposit is required
which is refunded at the end of the rental period if the harp is
returned in good condition. The monthly rental fee is $60.