Harp Teachers in the Madison area:
Karen Beth Atz, Harp Professor (University of Wisconsin-Madison), teaches every level of student on either folk or concert harp. She teaches from her home studio in Prairie du Sac. Her contact information is:
Phone: (608) 669-0328
E-mail for private harp students
E-mail relating to UW-Madison
There is also a way for students to take lessons through the Student Teaching Division at the School of Music, University of Wisconsin-Madison (at the Humanities Building on campus). Beginning and intermediate harp students can take lessons from harp majors at the university. These lessons are taught by high level harp students, and they are supervised by Karen. This is not for college credit. It is a great way for beginners to learn, and for her advanced students to teach. Interested people can contact the School of Music at 608-263-1900.
Rachel Avery teaches lever harp at the beginner to upper intermediate level on Madison's east side (Zoom only at this time).
Elizabeth Borsodi is a professional pedal harpist who teaches in the Madison area. Learn more about her on her website.
Chelcy Bowles s now accepting new students who wish to learn traditional Irish music. Chelcy is Professor Emeritus (Music), UW-Madison Division of Continuing Studies, and has performed and taught Irish traditional music to adult learners for 25 years. Learn good technique and how to play authentic Irish music on the harp! Please email for more information.
Jenny DeRoche is a harpist in the Madison area (west side) who teaches pedal and lever harpists. Contact 414-530-4218 or e-mail.
Mary Ann Harr, 608-231-3256, teaches pedal and lever harp on Madison's west side.
Cheryl Saltzman, teacher for beginning and intermediate harpists on pedal or folk harp on Madison's east side.
Johanna Wienholts, Principal Harp of the Madison Symphony, teaches students of all levels on both lever and pedal harp. She is open to early beginners who are brand new to the instrument as well as advanced students preparing for auditions and competitions. Johanna has a strong technical background and teaches with great enthusiasm and love! Please contact via email for inquiries.
|Harpists in the Madison area:Rachel Avery
, 608-663-2912, performer and teacher, celtic harp (for lesson info, please e-mail
, traditional Celtic and American music on lever harp. To contact directly, email
Mary Ann Harr
, 608-231-3256, performerJada Hooks
, 608-852-7293, pedal harp, performer for weddings, dinner music, parties, Madison and surrounding area
360-509-8155, pedal harp, performer of classical and celtic music for dinner music, parties, weddings, fesitvals, and chamber ensembles
Susanne Oliver, Celtic harp performer in Madison, providing background music for a variety of venues including indoor/outdoor events, yoga classes, massage, healing music for bedside or elderly.
, lever harpist, performer of classical, traditional and contemporary music for weddings, dinners, and other special events in the Madison area. Please contact via email
, Principal Harp of the Madison Symphony, is a performer on pedal harp for both solo and orchestral events. She is available via email
Other Performers and Teachers in Wisconsin
Linda Cannon - Wausau, WI, performer. You may also visit her website or call 715-842-3831
Gerry Elliott - Waukesha, WI, performer and teacher on both pedal and lever harp. Children are taught using the Suzuki method. Gerry is president of the Milwaukee Harp Society. She is an authorized dealer for Lyon and Healy harps and occasionally has other used harps for sale. Email or call (262-547-8539) for more information.
Nanette Felix - Rockford, IL, performer and teacher on both pedal and lever harp. Call (815-325-5007) or click on her name to email.
Mary Keppeler - Milwaukee, WI, pedal harpist. Please visit her website for more information.
Sunny Link - she is the organizer for the harp circle in Appleton, WI, Harper's Star.
Sunny is an encouraging teacher who specializes in adult students. No previous musical experience necessary. She is also a performer, playing celtic, folk, sacred, and familiar favorites. Harp solo or harp with vocals.
John Manno - Milwaukee, WI, pedal and celtic harp
Serena O'Meara, 715-830-5070, www.omearamusic.com
Serena teaches the French Technique at her home studio on the north side of Eau Claire. She has a limited number of lever harps to rent to students, and she also has a dealership in Triplett harps.
Kim Robertson - Milwaukee, WI, nationally known celtic harper and vocalist
Private Studio in Menomonie WI, teaching folk and pedal harp to beginners through university students and adults
Performer, informal and professional formats
Melanie Wiltse, Stevens Point, WI (715) 435-3981 or (715) 570-1157, www.harpsongstudio.com
Beginner and Intermediate Lever/Pedal harp. Especially enjoys adult beginners! Rental harps and sheet music available.