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I am seeking a harp teacher (for an adult and perhaps for a child) in the
East Bay, preferably on the west side of the hills. It's a bit of an
obscure instrument. Know anyone?
Diana Stork is the best! firstname.lastname@example.org More info about harp teachers here:
The Crowden Center for Music in the Community offers individual instruction in violin,
viola, cello, string bass, piano, recorder, flute, clarinet, guitar, and ... HARP! We
are located at the corner of Rose and Sacramento Streets in North Berkeley. Visit
www.crowden.org, call 510-559-2941 or email email@example.com for more information.
I realize this is entirely unrealistic, but is there any such
thing as a low-end autoharp that one wouldn't mind sharing with
a kid? My 4 yr old is pretty responsible-I let her play with my
guitar, and she does well. I bought her a kid's ukelele, which
was very inexpensive, but ALL she does w/ that and my guitar is
strum it much like an autoharp. She likes music, and I thought
it would be great to be able to have her make music easily. I
thought about a zither-or whatever those things are called
(autoharp w/ fewer strings and no cords). But she'd probably
strum it exactly the same way, and it wouldn't do much good. I
might be willing to pay $100 or even a little more, but probably
wouldn't want to go for the full-end beautiful instruments I've
seen. Is there any possibility?
We saw a simple wooden autoharp at TJ Maxx in Fairfield made by First Act. It looked
and sounded pretty nice. They call it a Lap Harp.
Using the internet, found that one listed at Sears. Also saw
one on ebay: East German and much more complex for $35 + shipping from Virginia.
Good luck. Great you want your kid to strum with you.
Does anyone know a patient and wonderful Harp teacher for adults?
I've played the piano in the past and have a desire to learn the harp. I'd
like to learn to play a smaller harp -- the kind that is pretty portable.
Try Chris Caswell, a great harp teacher in Albany. He makes his own harps too. His cell is: 707/
The Holy Names Preparatory Music Department has a harp teacher
Daphanie who is very good. Also, The Renaissance School has a
harp teacher through their music program (531-8566).
Bennetta Heaton is a lovely, calm and patient harpist/ teacher.
I did not see the original posting requesting information about
a harp teacher, but I wanted to let you know that Mitch Landy
offers harp lessons at The Crowden Center for Music in the
Community, 1475 Rose Street (at Sacramento) in Berkeley. He
currently teaches at Crowden on Tuesday afternoons -- and at
his home studio in El Sobrante at other times. You can read
more about Mitch at his web site: http://www.harpguy.com. To
inquire about lessons at The Crowden Music Center, please call
me at 510-559-2941 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Diana Stork,located in Berkeley, is an incredible harp teacher, leader of the
Youth Harp Ensemble, and coordinator of the yearly Festival of Harps which
plce in Rohnert Park. email@example.com
I'm interested getting a recommendation for harp lessons. My
daughter is 7 and will be a begining student. We are looking
for something in the El Cerrito, Kensington or Berkeley area.
Do you want pedal harp or lever harp? A pedal harp is more
expensive, harder to transport, but a must if you want to play
in the orchestra. The lever harp music and tradition is
wonderful. Lever harps can also be less tightly strung, so they
are easier on the body.
My daughter takes lessons from Diana Stork, who is a wonderful
warm lever harp teacher with an eclectic approach. She is
director of the Bay Area Youth Harp Ensemble, with several
performance opportunities each year. She is in West Berkeley,
near East Bay Nursery. firstname.lastname@example.org
Diana Rowen teaches lever harp and piano in Berkeley near King
Middle School. 510/758-0959.
Cheryl Ann Fulton teaches lever harp in Berkeley near the Ashby
Bart station. 510/601-8383
Natalie Cox teaches lever and pedal harp in El Cerrito 510/234-
Some teachers suggest that you begin on a piano. The lessons are
cheaper, and the skill transfers well to a harp, which is
similar to a piano.
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