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  • Pedal Harp
  • Lever Harp
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    Lois ColinOffering private lessons in
    Rhinebeck, New York
    About MeContact Me
    Contact Lois Colin - Hudson Valley, NY Harpist and Harp Teacher

    “Everyone Can Learn To Play The Harp”
    Personalized private lessons are offered on the study of the classic pedal and folk/lever harp. Students of all ages and levels and are welcome. Students are encouraged to join the Dutchess Harp Ensemble founded and directed by Lois Colin. The purpose of the harp ensemble is to offer students the opportunity to perform in public with the emphasis on ensemble playing. The ensemble performs at several yearly performances including programs of holiday and Celtic music.

    All styles of music offered - Classical, Pop, Jazz, Celtic.

    My Teaching Background

    Professional Harpist and Experienced Teacher with
    35 years of experience.

    Bachelor of Music degree, Manhattan School Of Music

    MAT - Master of Art in Teaching, Lehman College

    My Teaching Philosophy
    My approach, style of teaching and teaching philosophy are influenced by world renowned harpist and harp teacher Lucile Lawrence with whom I began the study of the harp at age 8, and my father, Charles Colin, trumpet teacher, music publisher, educator. I use several Carlos Salzedo, Lucile Lawrence books including “The Harpist’s Daily Dozen”, “Conditioning Exercises”, and “The Method For The Harp” which I have found to be helpful in teaching technique and for the development of a good sound quality. I incorporate the harp books that I have written & published through Colin Harp Music and the elements of their technique combining my classical background and performance in contemporary music. My teaching has evolved through the study and performance of Jazz, Pop and Celtic music.

    Rates And Availability

    Harp Lessons are $80.00 based on the hour, and are offered at the Colin Harp Studio located in Rhinebeck, NY.