Teaching

Jacqueline is a dedicated teacher who works with students around the world. Students come to her with many diverse goals: some are interested in preparing for auditions or performances, many are interested in building technique and playing at a higher level, and others are looking to begin their study of the harp.

Throughout her teaching, Jacqueline is interested in connecting with each student, assessing their strengths and weaknesses, and charting a path forward that works both for them as an individual and also within the broader context of the classical music world. Jacqueline's teaching approach centers around building skills incrementally and involves carefully selected repertoire and her own pedagogical materials. 

Given her fascination with how people learn and her pedagogical approach, Jacqueline enjoys working with a variety of students from beginning through advanced levels. Jacqueline will meet students where they are, whether that's learning to read music as they begin to play the harp, or refining technical skills when it comes to complex repertoire.

Video of a high school student performing Rouet 

by Alphonse Hasselmans in a student recital. 

General Information

Lessons are offered Mondays through Thursdays in 30, 45, or 60 minute lengths for students ages five and up. 

Online lessons are offered through several platforms: Zoom, Skype and FaceTime. Students interested in studying virtually need to have a harp available at home for practice and lessons. 

As of March 2020, all students are studying exclusively online, but local students will have the option to return to in person lessons at Jacqueline's studio in Baltimore, Maryland once it is safe to do so. Three different size harps are available for lessons in Jacqueline's studio. 

Video of a middle school student performing

Solfeggietto by C. P. E. Bach in a student recital. 

About Jacqueline

In addition to teaching lessons for students privately, Jacqueline is on the faculties of the Baltimore School for the Arts, Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp, and the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. She also is the founder and director of the Baltimore Harp Camp, a week-long summer day camp where students play in a harp ensemble, study music theory and history, and end the camp with a recital of solo and ensemble works. Jacqueline has many years of teaching experience and holds a Master of Music in harp performance and pedagogy from the Peabody Conservatory.

 

Jacqueline is happy to set up a free online trial lesson and answer any questions interested students might have, including information about rates and current availability. Please email her at: jpharp@jpharp.com

More Information

Questions about Lessons and New to the Harp are both informative pages found on this website. Additionally please visit HarpInsideOut.com, an informational harp website maintained by Jacqueline, which provides videos and articles about a wealth of harp related topics. 

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