Find a Harp Teacher or Event Harpist

This is a courtesy listing of harp teachers and event harpists by state and city for those who have asked to be listed.  Melody’s does not recommend any teachers or harpists in particular. We do recommend that you make an informed decision either on your teacher according to your needs, desires, and goals as both a musician and a harpist or on the harpist you hire according to your needs and the occasion.

Note that each name on our list is followed by P (performer) and/or T (teacher).

For the occasional informal discussion on how to be a great harp teacher, please visit Harp Teachers Gathering.

Teaching materials can be found on this page.

Quick Links by State

Alabama

Huntsville – Olivia Hitt (P, T)
Montevallo – Gretchen Monson (P, T)

Arizona

Tucson – Patricia Adams Harris (P, T)
Tucson – Vanessa Myers (P)

Arkansas

Fayetteville – Beth Stockdell (P, T)
Goshen – Brenda Bowen Cox (P, T)
Little Rock – Pamela Gibson (P, T)

California

Chico – Janice Williams (P, T)
Fresno – Laura Porter (P, T)
La Jolla – JoAnna Potthoff (P)
Los Angeles – Leila Jay Bishop (P, T)
Los Angeles (Orange County) – Donna L. Rickard (P, T)
Northridge / Los Angeles – Stephanie Bennett (P, T)
Sacramento – Carol Ng (P, T)
San Diego / Orange County – Kate Loughrey (P, T)
San Francisco (Bay Area) – Lynn Taffin (P, T)
San Jose (Bay Area) – Stephanie Janowski (P, T)
Santa Barbara – Laurie Rasmussen (P, T)
South Lake Tahoe – Anne Roos (P, T)

Colorado

Denver/Longmont – Diane Carter (P)
Denver – Star Edwards (P, T)
Fort Collins – Susan Zevenbergen (P, T)

Connecticut

Wilton – Wendy Kerner (P, T)

Delaware

Laurel – Joy Slavens (P, T)

District of Columbia

Cynthia Cathcart (P, T)
Melissa Tardiff Dvorak (P, T)
Wendy Willis (P, T)

Florida

Fort Lauderdale – Lisa Kikol (P, T)
Fort Myers – Bambi and Barbara Fischer (P, T)
Orlando – Jan Jennings (P, T)

St. Petersburg – Sue Carole DeVale (P, T)
  • Ph.D. in Ethnomusicology and Music Theory, Northwestern University
  • Phone: (727) 577-4277
  • Email: SCDV@aol.com
  • Website: FaceBook Page
The Villages – Susan Krysiak (P, T)

Georgia

Alpharetta – Lisa Handman (P, T)

Decatur – Susan Ottzen (P, T)
Woodstock / Roswell – Tyler Hartley (P, T)

Hawaii

Kealakekua – Bonnie Mitchell (P, T)

Illinois

Chicago – Sharon Crabbe (P, T)

Chicago – Aislinn Gagliardi (P, T)

Chicago – Janelle Lake (P, T)
Chicago – Lillian Lau (P, T)
Evanston / Chicago – Annette Bjorling (P, T)

Indiana

Chesterton – Cynthia Shelhart (P, T)
Dyer / St. John – Kristin Hillegonds (P, T)
Kokomo – Catherine Trout (P, T)
Nappanee – Nancy Lentz (P, T)

Iowa

Cedar Rapids / Cedar Falls – Gretchen Brumwell (P, T)

Kentucky

Florence / Cincinnati – Debbie McCord (P, T)
  • Phone: (859) 525-0051
Louisville – Louisa Ellis Woodson (P, T)

Kansas

Lenexa – Wilma Kelly Liles (P, T)
  • Phone: 816-550-4414
Lindsborg – RoJean Loucks (P, T)

Kansas City – Phaedra Miller (P, T)
Wichita – Patti Schrag (P, T)

Louisiana

Lafayette – Bette Vidrine (P, T)
Lake Charles – Barbara Belew (P, T)
  • Phone: (337) 477-4545

Maryland

Bowie – Mary Fitzgerald (P, T)

Fort Meade – Anastasia Pike (P, T)
Rockville – Barbra Bailey Bradley (P, T)

Massachusetts

Norwood – Lizary Rodriguez Rios (P, T)

Minnesota

Rochester – Paula Smith (P, T)
St. Paul – Stephanie Claussen (P, T)

St. Paul / Minneapolis – Cathy Victorsen (P, T)

Missouri

Kansas City – Betsy Paine (P, T)

Michigan

Chesterfield – June C. Zydek (P, T)

Montana

Billings – Daisy Eddy (P)
Billings – Amanda Olson (P, T)

Nebraska

Lincoln – Heidi Beran (P, T)
Lincoln – Jennifer Buehler (P)

Nevada

Las Vegas – Cathryn Daniels (P, T)

New Hampshire

North Conway – Jane Wilcox Hively (P, T)

New Jersey

Lumberton – Mary Schafer (P, T)

Millburn – Odarka Polanskyj Stockert (P, T)
Ocean City – Stephanie M. Sussmeier (P, T)
Merynda Adams (P, T)

New Mexico

Albuquerque – Karen McKibben (P, T)
Albuquerque – Julietta Rabens (P, T)
Santa Fe – Linda Larkin (P, T)

New York

Apalachin – Meredith Kohn Bocek (P, T)
Ithaca – Lisa Craig Fenwick (P, T)
Ithaca – Myra Kovary (P, T)
Lake George / Capital Region – Miriam Shilling (P)
Larchmont – Lois Colin (P, T)
New York City – Dominique Moreno (P, T)
New York City – Margaret Sneddon (P)
Northport – Susan Mann (P, T)
Rochester – Donna Benier (P, T)
Rochester – Roxanne Ziegler (P, T)
Rochester – Amy Walts (P)
Saratoga Springs / Oneonta – Karlinda Caldicott (P, T)
Syracuse – Deette Bunn (P, T)

North Carolina

Asheville – Sue Richards (P, T)

North Dakota

Fargo – Janice Eckworth (P, T)

Ohio

Akron – Barbara Fackler (P, T)
Cleveland / Toledo – Karen Svanoe Westgate (P)
Columbus – Trista Hill (P, T)

Columbus – James Predovich (P, T)
Dayton – Kathleen Miguel (P, T)
Toledo – Denise Grupp-Verbon (P, T)

Oklahoma

Miami – Tammy Willcox (P, T)

Norman – Melissa Young (P, T)
Tulsa – Lorelei Barton (P, T)

Tulsa – Ruth Giessen (P, T)

Tulsa – Linda Barton Paul (P, T)

Oregon

Medford – Laurie Hunter (P, T)

Milwaukie – Joyce M. Leonard (P, T)
Portland – Carole Bellinger (P, T)
  • M. Mus. in Harp Performance, San Jose State University
  • Phone: (503) 655-4327
  • Website: LinkedIn Page
Portland – Kathryn Cater (P, T)

Portland – Emily Grau Silver (P, T)
  • Phone: (971) 222-6429

Pennsylvania

Doylestown – Alison Simpson (P, T)
Hershey – Hannah Eagleson (P, T)
Jersey Shore – Wendy McCormick (P, T)
Laporte – Donna Missigman (P)
  • B. A. in Music Ed., Lycoming College
  • Phone: (570) 946-7841
  • Website: LinkedIn Page
Oreland – Mindy Cutcher (P, T)

Philadephia – Gloria Galante (P, T)
Quakertown – Joanna Mell (P, T)
Reading – Linda Umstead (P)
Wayne – Martha Clancy (P, T)
Yardley – Robin Arioto Fickle (P, T)

Rhode Island

Liz Ammerman (P, T)

Tennessee

Chattanooga – Laura Elder (P, T)

Nashville – Phyllis Sparks (P, T)

Texas

Mary Radspinner, Cypress (P, T)

Austin – Elaine Barber (P, T)
Austin – Melissa Calusio (P, T)
Austin – Andrea Fronk (P, T)
Austin – Lisa Lamb (P, T)
Austin – Emilia Perfetti-White (P, T)
Beaumont – Charlotte Mizener (P, T)
Clear Lake – Danielle Harmon (P, T)
Cypress – Melissa Berger (P, T)
Dallas – Margaret Atkinson (P, T)
Dallas / Fort Worth – Patricia Diers (P, T)
  • B. Mus. in Applied Harp Performance, University of North Texas
  • Phone: (940) 440-2818
  • Website: LinkedIn Page
Fort Worth – Lydia Sander (P, T)
Friendswood – Heather Finley (P, T)
Harker Heights / Killeen – Gretchen Williams (P, T)
Hickory Creek – Kimberly DeRosa (P, T)
Houston – Dona Allen (P, T)
  • Phone: (713) 825-2388

Houston – Jackie Carpenter (P, T)
  • Phone: (713) 818-1897
Houston (Greater Heights) – Stephanie Gustafson (P, T)
Houston (Rice University Area) – Therese Honey (P, T)

Houston (SW area) – Laurie Meister (P, T)
Houston – Abigail Sliva (P, T)
Houston – Sadie Turner (P, T)
Houston (Washington Heights) – Susanna Wang (P, T)
Houston – Terese Weber (P, T)

Houston – Joanna Whitsett (P, T)
Katy – Hope Cowan (P, T)
McAllen – Lou Ann Gramman (P, T)
  • Phone (956) 283-7676
  • Mobile Phone: (956) 802-3561
  • Website: LinkedIn Page
Nacogdoches / Carthage – Karen McGarrett (P, T)
Pasadena – Betsy Brownlee (P, T)
Rowlett – Denise Holland (P, T)
  • B. Mus. in Music Education, Texas Tech University
  • Phone: (214) 533-0483
  • Email: harpdh@gmail.com
San Angelo – Sharon Towndrow (P, T)
  • M. Mus. in Harp Performance, Texas Tech University
  • Phone: (915) 944-8823
  • Website: FaceBook Page
San Antonio (Alamo Heights) – Nelda Etheredge (P, T)
San Antonio – Pauline Glickman (P, T)
  • Phone: (210) 696-5536
San Antonio – Alice Keene (P)
Sharpstown – Becky Baxter (P, T)
  • B. Mus. in Organ Performance, University of Houston
  • Phone: (713) 774-2900

Sugar Land – Joyce Daughtery (P, T)

Sugar Land – Debra O’Donnell (P, T)
  • Phone: (713) 412-1360

Sugar Land – Molly Ness (P, T)
Universal City – Sherri Stricker (P, T)
The Woodlands – Bonnie Goodrich (P, T)

The Woodlands – Cathryn Parker (P, T)

The Woodlands – Rachel Ray (P, T)

Utah

Provo – Summer Pedersen (P, T)

Vermont

Montpelier – Mary Fran Stafford (P, T)

Virginia

Charlottesville / Crozet – Eve Watters (P)
Charlottesville / Ruckersville – Kris Cushman (P, T)
Lynchburg – Hannah White (P, T)
Richmond – Elizabeth Dechent (P, T)
Richmond – Rita Hamilton (P, T)

Washington

Bellevue – Laurie Wright (P, T)
Nine Mile Falls – Serena Miller (P, T)

Spokane – Nancy Davis (P, T)
Spokane / Seattle – Earecka Tregenza (P, T)

Vancouver – Valerie K. Blessley (P, T)
Vancouver – Jennifer Pratt-Walter (P, T)

Wisconsin

Algoma – Tammy Naze (P, T)

Eau Claire – Serena O’Meara (P, T)

Green Bay – Birgit Ruotsala (P, T)
Madison – Rachel Avery (P, T)
New Lisbon – Shari Sarazin (P)

Wyoming

Dave Shaul (P, T)

Harpists in Other Countries

Australia (Sydney) – Eva Murphy (P, T)
Norway – Zuzana Pestukova (P, T)
Scotland (Glasgow) – Leah Jorgensen (P)

This information is provided as a service to our harpist customers.  Melody’s Traditional Music assumes no liability or fault for anyone using the services of any musician whose name has been gleaned from our web site.  Harpists wishing to submit information, please send a message to Mary Radspinner – gentryroad@hotmail.com – or to Gretchen Monson – thegnote7@gmail.com.

Downloadable Product Information

Here at Melody’s we offer a wide array of music books and accessories.  In the music book category, you may have a choice between PDFs (or MP3s) and paper books. If there is a choice, you are required to click either the paper version or PDF version before you can put an item into your cart. There should be no shipping charge for download music.  If there are physical products in your cart at the same time, your total will reflect shipping for those physical items.

Products that are download only will have a narrow blue banner toward the top of the description.   Products that are only available as physical/paper will not have a choice for you to make in order to add to your cart, nor will they have the narrow blue banner signifying download only.

After you check out, you are directed back to your receipt where you can download your music. Also, you will receive an email thanking you for your order with links that will take you to your downloads. Please add melodytradmusic@gmail.com to your approved e-mail list. If you do not receive an e-mail within a few minutes after you place your order, check your spam folder.

If you created an account with us, you can also find your downloads by going to “My Account” and clicking on the “Downloads” link.  We highly recommend that you create an account so that you can refer to your order history whenever you want.

Depending on your computer settings, when you click on your download link, 1 –  it may open automatically, 2 – it may go into your “downloads” folder, or 3 – your computer may prompt you to “save as”. 

If you have a problem with your downloads, please contact us at MelodyTradMusic@gmail.com  for assistance. Because our website contains so many titles, on occasion we have overlooked uploading a PDF here or there.  When you notify us of this, we make the correction immediately.  Please note that downloads are not “returnable.”

PDF DOWNLOADS

Depending on your computer settings, when you click on your download link, 1 –  it may open automatically, 2 – it may go into your “downloads” folder, or 3 – your computer may prompt you to “save as”.  If you can’t find your PDF, look in your “downloads” folder first.  The title of the PDF may not match the title of the book, so you may want to change the title to what you will remember. After you have located your download, please either remember that it is in your “downloads” folder, or better yet, move it to another folder on your computer with a name that you will remember.

Your respect of the copyright laws will help support the musicians and arrangers who created this music, and will encourage more harp music to be produced in the future. Please do not make multiple copies to pass on to others. You can help keep downloadable harp music viable and available by encouraging your students, friends, and relatives to purchase their own copies. Thank you for your assistance in this endeavor.

mp3 DOWNLOADS

On our website, folkharp.com, we offer a wide selection of paper and download music. We were always in a quandary about publications having several parts, or that include sound files. After realizing that we can place multiple files into one folder and “zip” it up, we are now able to offer book + cd options.

What we do: sound files and the PDF book are placed into a folder and zipped. The zipped folder is inserted into the product on the back end of the web site.

What you receive: after you purchase, you receive a zipped folder. This is a folder that literally has a picture of a zipper on it, indicating there is more than one document in the folder.

What you do with it: Generally by double clicking on the folder, it automatically opens up. The challenge lies in whether or not you have a program that unzips these folders. If you do, it is as simple as double clicking and the contents are revealed. Alternately, you can right click on the folder, which brings up choices, one of which is “open with” – you then click on your unzip program.

If you don’t have a program to unzip your files you’ll have a challenge! Recently I bought a small laptop for my zoom lessons. This laptop did not come with winzip, or any other kind of program that unzips these folders. The computer kept wanting me to purchase winzip for $29.  I found another program that does a great job, and it is free. 7-zip unzips all my compressed (zipped) folders! It is open source and you can find out more here:https://www.7-zip.org/

We hope all this information is helpful to you.

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