Learn to play the harp!

Elisa teaches both pedal and celtic harp. All ages and skill levels are welcome.

Frequently Asked Questions:

What is your teaching style/philosophy?
I believe it is extremely important to foster versatility and creativity into musical education. Even though the harp is an instrument rooted stronly in the classical tradition, it is important to teach in a way that is relevant to the music and culture in our world today. The harpist and the harp can evolve with the cultural evolution of music. Because of this, I take a holistic approach: I center listening, curiosity, and exploration in my teaching practice.

Depending on your goals, we will tailor a learn plan for you!  

Where do I get a harp? Do I have to buy one right away? Can I rent?
Buying a harp is a big investment – so don’t worry, you don’t have to buy one right away! There are local music shops and harpists with harp rentals available for a low monthly fee. I am more than happy to help find the right instrument for you.

I’m an adult. Is it too late to start?
I get this question all the time – and my answer always is , it’s never too late to start! I’ve taught students age five to ninety-five. Regardless of previous musical background or education, I believe there is something to be gained from a developing musical relationship.

My child has expressed interest in harp. How young is too young?
Children all have different learning styles – so readiness for music lessons depends on their ability to concentrate and follow directions. I’ve taught students as young as 4 and 5.

Where do you teach?
My private studio is in east Vancouver, British Columbia. I currently do not travel to student’s homes, but I do offer virtual lessons!

 If you are interested in joining Elisa’s private studio, contact her:
Phone  |  (778) 232-9933
Email  |  ElisaThorn@gmail.com