Welcome to our teachers and performers directory!  If you are seeking a harp teacher or a performer anywhere between British Columbia and Northern California, this is a good place to start your search. Contact information and a description of specialties is given for each individual, who are listed in alphabetical order by first name. If you live in the Pacific Northwest and would like to be added to this directory, please contact  info@pugetsoundfolkharpsociety. org  for submission guidelines.

(New! Technology has opened another opportunity for harp instruction... please scroll to the bottom of the page for a new section of harp teachers available for distance learning via the internet!)


Alishia Joubert — Bellingham WA,  360-778-2337, henzeharper@gmail.com, www.alishiaharp.com. Teaches: Lever harp (rentals available) and pedal harp, all levels. Individualized lessons are based on the student's goals, whether it be preparing for college or for personal growth and enjoyment. Optional recitals are available in the community (usually nursing homes). Performs: Lever and pedal harp for weddings and other functions, as well as ensemble and orchestral work. Plays in a variety of styles, including Classical, Latin, Celtic, and Pop.

Alison Vardy — Victoria BC, 250-656-5985 , www.alisonvardy.com. Teaches: lever harp (some available to rent) to individuals in home studio, will travel to present group workshops. Performs: Celtic and Paraguayan harp for wide range of corporate and private events, also public concerts, in British Columbia.

Allegra Bel Embley — Eugene OR, 541-525-0332, www.LaBellaHarp.com. Teaches: lever and pedal harp to students of all levels and ages. Performs: pedal harp for weddings, receptions, corporate/private events, and all other special occasions in Eugene and surrounding areas.

Alys Howe — formerly of Vancouver BC, has relocated to Cape Breton. Contact her through her website, www.alyshowe.com.

Andrew Anderson — Burien WA, 206-246-0383. Performs: lever harp and wire-strung harp plus vocals for all occasions, will travel as needed. Also plays cittern and banjo, and is available in ensemble Town Cryer (music of the British Isles).

Anna Jenkins — Shoreline WA, 206-914-2662, www.peaceharp.com. Performs: Lever harp for weddings, funerals, special events.  Service: Comfort therapy musician for nursing homes, adult family homes, and private patients. 

Ardy Mattox — Gilchrist OR, PO Box 752,  916-425-5717, ardymattox@akamail.comPerforms: weddings at SunRiver, Crosswater, Broken Top, and Bend-Sisters area. 

Ashley Veater — Lynnwood WA, www.seattleweddingharpist.com. Performs: pedal harp for weddings, receptions, and other events in the Greater Seattle and Puget Sound area; wide variety of styles including classical, popular, show tunes, and wedding favorites. Teaches: beginning to intermediate level students pedal harp in home studio.

Barbara Duhl-Emswiler — Issaquah WA, 425-235-7087, Mareel@earthlink.net. Performs: solo lever harp, Celtic traditional music plus original and romantic contemporary tunes and wedding favorites for weddings, receptions, parties, corporate events, memorials, restaurants, galleries, small venue and house concerts.

Barbara McColgan Pastore — Port Townsend WA, 360-379-5288, PortTownsndHarp@aol.com Performs:  classical, Celtic and popular music for weddings, receptions, concerts and other gatherings throughout the eastern Olympic Peninsula.  Teaches:  lever harp, focusing on adult beginning or intermediate students.

Becky McMahon — Surrey BC, 604-585-7840, triskeltree@aol.com. Performs: Celtic and popular music for weddings and other events on BC’s lower mainland.

Beth Kollι — Seattle WA (Magnolia), 206-282-3262, www.bethkolle.com, bethkolle@comcast.net. Teaches: lever harp in workshop setting, as well as private lessons at her Magnolia-area home day or evening (arranging, performance coaching for gigs, weddings, and concerts, Scandinavian and Celtic tunes, styling, publishing, and recording). Performs: lever harp and flute, traditional Celtic and Nordic music for weddings, parties, funerals, concerts. Also available in ensemble with harp and flute duo (Greensleeves).

Bianca Collings — formerly of Maple Valley WA, has relocated to Utah.

Cheryl Grohn — Lake Stevens WA, 425-327-5649, CherylG@aol.com. Performs: Celtic harp, piano, organ, keyboard for any event and for all religious services; plays classical, folk, Celtic, popular, Christian. Also available in group Cantabile Ensembles, duo to quintet, with harp, violin, viola, flute, recorder, cello, piano, keyboard, organ. Teaches: lever harp, beginning and intermediate, to children eight and over and adults.

Cynthia Rice Kuni — Carnation WA, 206-909-5844, crkuni@hotmail.com, www.harpmyday.com. Teaches: adult beginners on lever or pedal harp; special interest in traditional Scottish music. Performs: pedal or Celtic harp for parties, receptions, weddings (Celtic repertoire emphasizes traditional Scottish music; pedal repertoire is eclectic, includes classical and pop).

David Michael — Port Townsend WA, 360-379-9732, harp@olympus.net, www.davidmichaelharp.comPerforms: with lever harp on stages, at art sales, festivals, weddings and other private events; also for studio sessions (experienced producer, composer and recording artist with independent label).  Specializes in original world-fusion (eclectic) styles and free-form improvisation. Teaches: with an emphasis on improvisational techniques and ear training.

Elizabeth Joy — Kirkland WA, Elizabeth@ElizabethJoyMusic.com, 360-594-7464, www.elizabethjoymusic.com. Teaches: Celtic and Pedal Harp, all ages and levels welcome, travels to students' homes for lessons. Performs: available to perform for weddings, receptions, parties, bridal showers, funerals, etc., with  26-string Dusty Strings harp, a 36-string Lyon and Healy Troubador harp, or 47-string Lyon and Healy Style 23 pedal harp. Repertoire is Celtic, Classical, Pop, Broadway, Beatles, Disney, Hawaiian, love songs, able to perform songs by request. Willing to travel anywhere in the Seattle area, or beyond for an additional fee.

Elizabeth Nicholson — Portland OR, elizabeth_nicholson@hotmail.com, www.elizabethnicholson.com. Teaches: Lever harp (rentals available), all ages in her home studio in NE Portland. Elizabeth's own background includes training in both modified Salzedo and Grandjany technique, as well as Irish and Paraguayan traditional harp. Her primary performance focus is traditional Irish music, so she welcomes beginning and intermediate students interested in studying harp and music fundamentals in all genres, and advanced students specifically interested in learning about Irish traditional music. Performs: Celtic harp and vocals for all occasions, (weddings, funerals, ceili dances, festivals, house concerts, therapeutic music, interactive workshops, and more). Elizabeth specializes in traditional Irish music, with healthy smatterings of just about any other modal folk genre you can think of, from Egyptian tunes to Venezuelan waltzes to country blues. She performs solo and with several ensembles: Stringed Migration (Celtic/world music), The Rose and Thistle Band (Celtic), and Strawberry Rune (Celtic/Americana). She also performs as an accompanist for a percussive dance troupe. Will travel.

Elizabeth Volpι Bligh — Vancouver BC, evolpebligh@gmail.com.  Teaches: at University of British Columbia, VSO School of Music and privately; takes pedal harp and lever harp students (all students must be serious about practising); lessons on how to function in orchestras and ensembles, keeping hands relaxed and injury-free, how to memorize, techniques for not buzzing, reliable harmonics, practical theory application, rhythm, etc. Performs: Principal Harp of Vancouver Symphony, chamber concerts, concerti. Also composes and arranges for pedal and lever harp.

Gary Plouff — Eugene OR, 541-349-2813, brozeke@hotmail.com, www.sacredflight.org Performs: Weddings and memorial services, repertoire includes Celtic, Popular, Folk, Medieval, and Renaissance. Bedside Service: Gary is a music thanatologist who provides prescriptive music at the bedside to offer spiritual, emotional, and physical comfort to those nearing the end of life and their loved ones.

Gwyneth Evans — Victoria BC, 778-265-2537, harpmusic@gwynethevans.com, www.gwynethevans.com.  Performs: Gwyneth plays both pedal and Celtic harp for weddings and other special events anywhere on Vancouver Island. Her repertoire includes classical, Celtic, and contemporary popular music.

Harper Tasche -- Kent WA, www.harpcrossing.com, 206-240-0357. Teaches: all levels from dedicated beginners to professionals, with large and small folk/lever, cross-strung, and wire-strung harps; also teaches arranging, composition, and performance coaching. Special needs students welcome. Studio located in Kent; individual and group lessons/workshops at your location are negotiable. Performs: Celtic, Nordic, light classical, and original music in a variety of styles for concerts, private and corporate special events, memorials, church services, and studio work.

Janna Engell — North Spokane WA (Chewelah), jannarae@whisperingroses.net. Teaches: Janna teaches both lever and pedal harp in her studio using primarily the Grandjany technique. She works with students of all ages and incorporates theory, music history, improve and composition into lessons. Performs: solo harp at a variety of events; plays with choirs, musicals, and orchestras and performs in the Celtic band Whispering Roses.

Janelle Nadeau —  Vancouver BC, 604-250-1902, janelle_nadeau@hotmail.com, www.janellenadeau.com. Performs: Janelle is a well experienced harpist who plays both lever and pedal harp for Home Concerts, solo or chamber concerts, weddings, receptions, corporate functions and meditative music. She plays with orchestras, choirs and groups. Janelle’s repertoire spans from classical to folk. Janelle sings and accompanies herself as well. Teaches: Janelle teaches people of all ages and levels. She will accommodate your lesson for the type of music that most interests you. She has flexible hours and locations.

Jane Valencia —Vashon WA, www.foresthalls.org. Teaches: Wire-strung harp, Celtic harp, therapeutic harping skills, harp & storytelling, composition, arranging, and improvisation. Children welcome! Performs: Bardic harp and storytelling, and with Debra Knodel as the Pacific Coast harp duo, Spookytree.

Jennifer Pratt Walter — Vancouver WA, 360-693-4715, Lyrica@comcast.netTeaches: beginning harp on either folk or pedal harp, in a modified Grandjany technique.  An experienced, supportive, and patient teacher will be your passport to harp success!  Performs: available for performance in the duo Celtic Muse, featuring two harps, flute, recorders, and other folk instruments. 

Jeralee Salaets — Eugene OR, 541-221-3048, harpist.jeralee@gmail.com. Teaches: pedal and lever harp in private studio, also via Skype and at The John G. Shedd Community Music School; all ages, beginning through advanced; all styles of music, teach theory, arranging. Performs: on pedal and lever harp, for weddings, memorials, private and corporate events; all types of music; will travel outside of Eugene/Springfield area.

Jill Whitman — Wenatchee WA,  509-663-3939, jillharp@nwi.net. Teaches: lever and pedal harp to all levels of students, welcomes adult beginners and children, Suzuki specialist.

Josh Layne — Victoria BC, 250-477-0173, info@joshlayne.com, www.joshlayne.com. Teaches: Lever and pedal harp, all levels and ages. Performs: Pedal harp - concerts, recitals, background music, orchestral, etc.

Judith Peacock Cummings — Seattle WA (Lake Forest Park), 206-365-3561, jcharp@comcast.net. Teaches: lever harp and pedal harp at home and will travel to teach workshops; all ages and levels welcome including adult and child beginners; special interest in Scottish Gaelic music and can teach Gaelic song. Performs: lever harp and pedal harp for weddings, parties, etc.; Celtic, classical, and light music; Seattle and Puget sound area.

Judy Henry — Delta (Tsawwassen) BC, www.judyhenrymusic.com. Teaches: flute, piano, music theory, and lever harp to all ages in home studio. Performs: blend of Celtic, traditional, early, and classical music on lever harp for your special occasions in the Lower Mainland.

Karen Almquist — Silverton OR, 503-873-3175, contact karenalmquist@frontier.com.  Teaches: Pedal and lever harp in home studio, Grandjany method. Opportunities  for ensemble playing and performing, as well as composition and CD recording. Performs: for all occasions as soloist.  Recorded three CDs  with HarpSong (a flute-harp duo).

Kate Kosaka — Auburn WA, 206-288-3915, katekosaka@outlook.com, www.creativeharmonymusic.com. Teaches: lever and pedal harp, beginner to intermediate, also piano. Performs: lever and pedal harp, plus piano, for weddings, funerals, receptions, grand openings, any special occasion from Seattle to Tacoma.

Kathie Hardy — Bellingham WA, 360-319-7081, harp@celticharp.info. Performs: elegant mix of Celtic and traditional music on lever harp for weddings, open houses, memorial services, and corporate events in Whatcom, Skagit and Island counties. Amplification is available.

Laurel Uhlig — Auburn WA, 253-737-5028, laurel@allegriamusic.com. Teaches: Laurel is now teaching nylon, wire and gothic harp, as well as oboe, and English horn in the South King County area. She has 30 years experience and teaches beginning through advanced, music-reading or by ear. She believes in listening to the student's goals and tailoring her instruction for each student individually. She would also love to start an ensemble class. Anyone interested? Rental harps available. Performs: Laurel performs on nylon and gothic harp. She founded the ensemble Allegria, a flute and Celtic harp duet, they provide their own arrangements of elegant Classical and Celtic traditional music doing weddings, parties, corporate events, etc. They have performed all over the Puget Sound area for the past 10 years. She also is a founding member of Jouissance, an ensemble that specializes in medieval and renaissance music in which she plays a great variety of instruments. They have played with the Seattle Symphony, the Christmas Revels (Portland and Puget Sound), at Renaissance Faires and other historically-based educational events and have recorded 2 CD's. She is available for solo gigs as well, especially background music for open-houses, parties, etc. and memorial services. Bedside Service: Laurel is a Certified Music Practitioner and has shared her therapeutic music at St. Francis Hospital and Fransican Hospice.

Laurie Wright — Bellevue/Newcastle WA, 425-271-8460, wrightmusicstudio@comcast.net. Teaches: Pedal harp, lever harp, piano. Full time teacher with 25 years experience teaching children age 5 to adult. Beginners to advanced levels. Individualized curriculum will be tailor-made to suit your interests and musical goals while providing instruction in proper technique, theory, and musicianship. Emphasis on learning a variety of styles - from Baroque & Classical to Pop & Jazz, Sacred music, Celtic, etc. Lesson times available Monday through Friday for 30, 45, or 60 minute lesson depending on the student's age and experience level. Your lessons will be a fun and enjoyable experience! Performs: Pedal or lever harp for all occasions.

Leslie McMichael — Vashon WA, 206-898-4972, leslieharp@comcast.net, www.pluckmusic.comTeaches: children and adults on lever and pedal in greater Seattle, specializes in Suzuki ear training method, provides regular performance and ensemble opportunities, enjoys working with students on improv, arranging, and composition, organizes Vashon Island Harp Camp (all ages). Leslie also offers individual and group harp instruction in north Seattle through the Music Center of the Northwest at 901 North 96th Street; for more information, visit www.mcnw.org. Performs: lever, pedal and electric harp for concerts, weddings, etc.; traditional and classical to folk pop original; solo and with flute, violin, and drums.

Mara Grey — South Whidbey Island WA, 360-341-1497, www.natureweaving.com/harper/. Teaches: folk harp, specializing in getting beginners started quickly and easily, your home or Dusty Strings retail shop in Fremont, Wednesdays until 6 pm. No music reading needed.  Performs: Celtic harp and storytelling house concerts, also weddings, parties, etc.

Marian Sussman — Seattle WA (Northeast Seattle), 206-526-8192, www.mariansussman.com. Teaches: Classical, Celtic and some improvisation. Rents lever harps to students and also teaches intensive one-week workshops. Performs: Classical, Celtic, medieval, and more. Solo harp; flute and harp duo; or flute, harp, and sax.

Marilyn Rummel  — Duncan BC (south Vancouver Island), 250-709-2395, m@marilynrummel.ca or www.marilynrummel.ca. Teaches: lever harp to children and adults at all levels of experience, in Duncan and in Victoria. Ensemble class lessons as well as private lessons focus on musical playing, the study of theory and harmony, and a wide range of music from Canada, the Celtic lands, Eastern Europe and South America. Students learn to play by ear, by memory, and by sight-reading, using the techniques of joyful and attentive practice at lessons and at home. Performs: for events, funerals, memorials, weddings and private ceremonies and parties, playing Celtic, religious, world music, and original compositions.

Marinda Misra — Seattle WA (Laurelhurst), 831-818-7102, misra.harp@gmail.com, www.misraharp.com. Teaches: Lever harp and pedal harp for beginner students. Holds private lessons in home studio. Focuses on basic music theory, note reading and playing technique. No previous musical training required, just an interest in the harp.

Michael MacBean — Shoreline WA, 206-464-5599, thebean@w-link.net. Teaches: folk harp in Seattle, also travels and is available for lessons in Mt. Vernon (every other Monday), Tacoma (Ted Brown Music, every other Friday), and Olympia (Yenney Music, every other Thursday), also teaches at Dusty Strings retail shop (every other Monday and Wednesday); please contact him for travel schedule and lesson locations.  Performs: concerts, weddings, funerals, private parties, etc.

Molly Bauckham —  Seattle WA (Fremont), 206-302-8224, harpmolly@earthlink.net, www.harpmolly.com. Teaches:  lever harp (specializing in adult beginners) at the Dusty Strings Music Shop and School in Fremont, Friday mornings/early afternoons. Using either ear training or notation (or both), Molly guides the student's progress with simple exercises and an emphasis on technique, incorporating both traditional repertoire and the student's own musical interests. Performs: lever harp and/or vocals, including a variety of traditional music as well as some classical and contemporary pieces. Molly is available for many occasions, including weddings, memorials, art openings, private parties or general background music. She can also provide soothing music for those in pain or suffering from illness. Seattle metropolitan area preferred; travel negotiable.

Monica Schley — Seattle WA (Wallingford), 206-720-6486, harppoet@gmail.com, www.monicaschley.com. Performs: Monica Schley is a classically trained Seattle harpist who freelances in many styles: new music, chamber, improvisational, avant garde, jazz and rock. She is band leader and composer for the modern chamber folk trio, The Daphnes, and has worked with Butch Morris, Evan Flory-Barnes, Jherek Bischoff, Masada, Jim Knapp, Hey Marsailles, and Kanye West. Monica also plays and tours with Ahamefule Oluo's critically acclaimed comedy/music show, “Now I'm Fine.” As a Certified Clinical Musician, she works for hospitals and hospice. She is available for private engagements, weddings, recording, live performance, funerals and harp instruction. Teaches: Lever harp and pedal harp, students of all musical backgrounds welcome. She has taught at Holy Names Academy; Vashon Island Harp Camp; and Music Works NW. Currently, Monica teaches at her home studio in Seattle (Wallingford). Focus is on fun; technique is a Salzedo-influenced method; listening exercises and discovering the harp!

Nadya King — McMinnville OR (Wine Country) 593-474-2988, ladyharp1@gmail.com, http://www.ladyharp.com. Performs: Styles include Celtic, traditional, original, and light classical. Nadya loves bringing the magic of the folk harp to community events, church services, schools, celebrations, workshops, meditation, house concerts, and home blessings, healing and transition. Her harps are a 27-string Thormahlen, and a 36-string Kemper "Luclair." Teaches: Lever harp at beginning/intermediate level, including notation, composition, theory, medley, and improvisation. Nadya also offers classes in Energy medicine, song medicine, all levels of Usui Reiki, trending your personal energy, and utilising creativity for personal transformation. Services: A Reiki Master, Harpist, Intentional Creativity teacher and coach, Nadya offers pain management through therapeutic massage, song medicine, Reiki and tuning fork "tune-ups." She offers coaching for performance anxiety and using your creativity therapeutically.

Noah Brenner — Eugene OR, 541-697-5861, noah@noahbrenner.com, www.noahbrenner.com. Teaches:  Lever harp to all levels of players, with focus on relaxed and healthy playing, musical expressiveness, and comfortably playing with and for other people. Lessons take place in Noah's home. Performs: Concerts, festivals, weddings, tango dances (milongas), receptions, and other events. Celtic, South American, and contemporary lever harp repertoire. Travels within Oregon (exceptions are possible). Travel expenses apply outside the Eugene/Springfield area.

Patricia Jaeger — Seattle WA (Northgate), 206-525-7682, pjaeger99@hotmail.com. Teaches: pedal and lever harp at North Seattle Community College and also privately to all ages, to upper intermediate level. Also teaches violin, viola, and beginning piano. Publishes: arrangements published under name Herald Music available widely. Service: harp-and-strings youth ensemble Serenaders gives volunteer programs at Children's Hospital and many retirement and nursing homes (http://groups.msn.com/TheSerenaders). Performs: weddings, parties, etc.

Patricia O'Donovan – Bellingham WA, 360-223-5643, paodonovan@yahooo.comTeaches: offers lessons for all ages and levels on the lap harp. She has over 20 years teaching experience. Her approach is encouraging and enjoyable. She has some small harps available for rental to students. Free Introductory Lesson.

Paula Lalish — E. Jefferson County, Olympic Peninsula, 360-385-4265, lalish@waypoint.com. Teaches: beginning, intermediate folk harp in a variety of styles, emphasis on improvisation and arrangement. Performs: for weddings, funerals, and other gala occasions. Certified Music Practitioner, provides palliative music in home or clinical settings.

Peter Berry — Seattle WA (Beacon Hill), 206-522-5819, peter.berry@live.com.  Performs: lever or medieval Irish wire-strung harp for weddings, funerals, memorials, or other ceremonies; specializes in traditional slow airs of Ireland and contemplative music; combines harp music with storytelling and poetry in concert setting.

Philip Boulding (Magical Strings) — Olalla WA, 253-857-3716, info@magicalstrings.comwww.magicalstrings.comPerforms: Celtic roots and original music locally, throughout the US, and abroad, also music for weddings, conferences, private parties and community events.  Teaches: beginning and intermediate Celtic harp classes in Seattle, Tacoma and Bellevue and privately at their studio on Magic Hill.  Annual Summer Harp Camp in August.  School assemblies and workshops.  Builder:  Celtic lap and concert harps and hammered dulcimers.

Rebecca Blair — Vancouver BC, 604-874-1733, www.dancingharp.com.   Teaches: lever harp privately or at Place des Arts in Coquitlam BC where she holds two workshops per year. Rebecca welcomes students of all ages, from beginner to intermediate. Her focus is on improvisation and arranging, complemented by technique and practical music theory. Performs: in the lower mainland with music for all occasions in venues large or small, specializing in Celtic traditional music. She also performs with a Celtic Trio called the Maenads.

Robin Purchas — Issaquah/Sammamish WA, 402-850 8209, robin@robinpurchas.com, www.robinpurchas.comTeaches: lever harp and pedal harp, all levels. Lessons are taught based on the individual's learning style and purposes for learning the harp.  Performs: pedal harp for weddings, receptions, special events, orchestras and much more in the Seattle and surrounding areas. Plays a variety of styles including classical, Celtic, pop and requests.

Rochelle Brown — Bellingham WA, 360-389-6132, www.myspace.com/rochellebrownsmallharp. Performs: Performer of the wire-strung harp. Played in New York and Dublin, Ireland, for restaurants, events, ceremonies. Can play background music or interact with the audience giving information about the pieces of music, with some singing. Repertoire includes seasonal, and specialized for wedding ceremonies, seating, cocktails, birthdays, etc. Music includes Irish, contemporary, light classical, selected European art songs, creating dreamy textures of sound and song with ethereal and lively atmospheres. Call for a consultation on how to specialize your event with the most beautiful instrument in the world, the harp.

Ruth S. Mar — Bellevue WA, 206-841-7277, rushyama@gmail.com, www.ruthsmar.com. Teaches: lever and pedal harp, all levels. Performs: pedal harp for weddings, receptions, corporate events, and other special occasions in the Greater Seattle area. Also offers flute/harp, violin/harp, and cello/harp duos.

Ruthann Ritchie — Tacoma WA, 253-666-5980, harpist46@hotmail.comPerforms: for weddings, parties, receptions, openings, funerals, memorial services, and other special events on Celtic harp or concert grand pedal harp in the Tacoma area and south to Olympia.

Seumas Gagnι — Seattle WA (Greenwood), 206-297-8398, www.seumasgagne.com. Teaches: folk harp, especially Scottish and Irish dance music, selecting appropriate music for instrument, developing arrangements and techniques; also language and vocal coaching for Scottish Gaelic songs.

Shannon Ryan — Port Townsend WA, 360-742-9505, shannonryan2@gmail.com. Teaches: Lever harp to individuals in home studio. Styles: Celtic, classical, medieval, and more (specializing in original compositions for harp and voice and music intended for healing). Performs: Lever harp (alone or with vocals) for weddings, memorials, funerals, private, and corporate events, as well as public concerts and other functions. Shannon offers Sacred Chant and Medicinal Music concerts as well as "Sound Sanctuary" (evenings of guided meditation and medicinal music) throughout the Pacific Northwest. Services: Shannon is a Certified Therapeutic Harp Practitioner. She works as a comfort therapist with Assured Hospice as well as Jefferson Healthcare offering live therapeutic music at the bedside. Shannon also offers therapeutic harp sessions integrated with energy medicine, sound healing, and therapeutic massage at her private healing practice in Port Townsend, WA. She offers "Sound Sanctuary" (evenings of guided meditation and medicinal music) at sacred space venues throughout the Pacific Northwest.

Susan Easthouse — Anacortes WA, 360-770-6232 (call or text), seasthouse@comcast.netTeaches: lever harp to adult beginners at her home or theirs.

Susan Irwin — Yakima WA,  509-910-4118, gentleharp@gmail.com.   Teaches: beginners' lever harp instruction for all age groups.

Susan (Tudy) McLain — Seattle WA (West Seattle), 206-932-1861, www.greensleevesharp.com. Teaches and Performs:  Celtic and pedal harps.  Rental harps available. Also teaches at the Dusty Strings retail shop in Fremont.

Susan Jean Repath — Mill Bay BC, 250-743-3247, http://members.shaw.ca/susanrepathPerforms: Celtic harp, guitar, bodhran, and voice in coffee house settings, folk festivals, small venues, and house concerts. Specializes in traditional music of Ireland, Scotland and Wales; also contemporary and popular music as well as original music. First CD, "The Parting".

Susi Hussong —  Seattle WA (Ballard)  206-783-9493,  harp4u@comcast.netwww.harp4u.comTeaches: lever and pedal harp to all levels; enjoys beginners, both adult and children.  Performs: classical, Celtic and contemporary music for all occasions.  Also performs as a duo with flutist and as a trio with flute, cello, and harp.

Teruyo Koshimaya — Seattle WA (West Seattle), teruyo108@fidalgo.net. Performs: on lever harp, Celtic music and other traditional music for weddings and parties. Teaches: lever harp, adult beginners and mature children (Japanese speaking students welcome).

Tina Larkin — Seattle WA, 513-305-0476 (no texting please),  tinalarkinmusic@live.com, www.tinalarkin.com. Teaches: Lever Harp and Fiddle, beginners and intermediate, north Seattle, Everett areas. Ear training and repertoire for Celtic, early music, and composition. Can travel to student's home. Performs: Tina, the Harp and Fiddle Diva - Celtic, Early Music and Original Compositions on Lever Harp and French Mericourt Violin. House concerts, weddings, receptions, parties, hospital therapy for the Pacific Northwest area.

Valerie K. Blessley — Vancouver WA, 360-576-8111, blesses@pacifier.com Teaches: modified Grandjany technique, usable on pedal or folk harp, and Perho River Valley style Finnish kantele.  Performs: with the NW harp duo Celtic Muse, the NW kantele group Livakat, and the Finnish trio Soittorasia.

Wendy Humphreys Tebbutt — Halfmoon Bay BC, 604-885-5578, wendy@peakseminars.ca. Teaches: lever harp, harp ensemble, and singing on the Sunshine Coast and in Vancouver. Rentals available. Workshops & Private Sessions: Specialized Kinesiology for Performers. Performs: A former orchestral harpist, now a classical singer and chamber musician who has performed across Canada; Wendy performs solo harp/voice concerts and is part of Gemini & Humphreys (piano 4 hands duo, flutes, recorders, Celtic harp, & voice).

Distance Learning

Christine Magnussen of HarpSpirit, Certified Therapeutic Harp Practitioner, offers live online harp lessons or harp therapy mentorship. 45 or 60 min lessons are customized to each student. Heart and spirit-centered approach. See http://peacecalm.com/bio.html or e-mail  harp@peacecalm.com.

Elizabeth Paine of Houston TX is now teaching live video harp lessons to students of all ages and ability levels anywhere in the world using ooVoo (see www.ooVoo.com). Instruction is available for lever, pedal, or cross-strung harp. Please contact Elizabeth at thevirtualharp@gmail.com.

This page was last updated on June 29, 2019

 

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