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    Lois ColinOffering private lessons in
    New Rochelle, New York
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    Contact Lois Colin - New York 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 Westchester Harp Ensemble founded and directed by Lois Colin which has been in existence since 2001. 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.

    The Harp Ensemble has performed at the following places:

    - Senior centers throughout Westchester
    -Westchester Children’s Hospitals
    -The Northern Westchester Center for the Arts
    -Sunday Service with Children's Choir of Briarcliff Congregational Church
    -Larchmont Public Library with Pam's pipers
    -Eastchester Public Library
    -Irvington Public Library
    -Dobbs Ferry Public Library
    -Colonial Fair, Thomas Paine Cottage, New Rochelle, NY
    -Trinity-St. Paul's Episcopal Church, New Rochele, NY. Benefit Concert for the Thomas Paine Cottage
    -Thomas Paine Cottage,
    -Rye Public Library
    -Larchmont Public Library annual March concerts with Pam’s Piper’s
    -New Rochelle High School
    -Hartsdale Outdoor Concert Series
    - Artsfest at the Pelham Art Center, 2012, 2013, 2014
    - annual "In Celebation of Saint Patrick's Day" performance at the New Rochelle Public Library

    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 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 $90.00 based on the hour, and are offered at the Colin Harp Music Studio located at the Media Loft, New Rochelle, NY.