Local Teachers and Performers
Harp Teachers in the Madison Area
Rachel Avery teaches lever harp at the beginner to upper intermediate level on Madison's east side (Zoom only at this time). She is also the administrator for this website.
Chelcy Bowles is 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.
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, Lecturer of Harp at the Mead Witter School of Music and Principal Harpist of the Madison Symphony Orchestra, 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.
Performers in the Madison Area
Rachel Avery, 608-663-2912, celtic harp (outdoor events only at this time due to COVID)
Elizabeth Borsodi, professional pedal harpist, playing both in Madison and in Door County
Chelcy Bowles, 608-256-8614, Irish traditional music
Jenny DeRoche, 4145304218, pedal harp performer for both solo and orchestral events
Mary Ann Harr, 608-231-3256, performer on pedal harp
Jada Hooks, 608-852-7293, pedal harp, performer for weddings, dinner music, parties, Madison and surrounding area
Sylvia O'Connor, 608-756-1577, pedal harp, performer
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.
Cheryl Saltzman, pedal harp, performer
Other Wisconsin Teachers and Performers outside Madison
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.
Melanie Wiltse, Stevens Point, WI.
Beginner and Intermediate Lever/Pedal harp. Especially enjoys adult beginners! Rental harps and sheet music available.