Heidi has been a private harp instructor for over 15 years and has enjoyed teaching an age range from 6–60+. Her desire is to pass on her love for this instrument and music to her students, whether they are interested in pursuing the instrument as a profession or they just desire to take a few lessons for a post-retirement hobby. The ability to read music or a year of piano lessons is strongly recommended, but each potential student will be evaluated on an individual basis. Regardless of where a student begins musically, Heidi continues to instill a solid foundation in music theory, encourages student creativity for writing their own works, holds contests amongst students for practicing and meeting goals, brings students together to play duets or in an ensemble, and offers performance experience through recitals or local events. Contact Heidi for more information about scheduling a free trial lesson and locating an instrument!
If a student is interested in beginning harp lessons, there are many questions that usually arise from either the parents or children, and my goal is that the following section will answer some of those questions!
Purchasing & Renting A Harp
Where do we purchase or rent a harp?
And should we purchase or rent?
The answer to these questions is not nearly as difficult as it may seem. First of all, the decision to purchase versus rent will probably be based upon the immediate commitment, availability of harps in the area, and age of the student. A great option is to contact Lou Hurst of Hurst Harps here in Lincoln, Nebraska about renting or purchasing a lever or pedal harp. Often, a rent-to-own program is a great way in the beginning to determine the interest of the student during the first few months. Also, there are occasionally used harps available for purchase in the area.
What about a pedal harp versus a lever harp?
Most beginning students choose to start with a lever harp, however if they are a little older and very serious about continuing harp as a career, a pedal harp might be a wise investment.
Where do we purchase music, strings and accessories?
The follow three places are great for purchasing these items.