Harpist Joanna Mergler Mayer

Harp Lessons

Harp Lessons
Anchorage area Harp Instructor, Joanna Mergler Mayer, offers regular harp lessons and professional coaching in pedal and non-pedal harp, for students of all ages, abilities, and music experiences.

Lessons will consist of weekly, 30 minute - 1 hour, private instruction, with emphasis on classical harp technique, sound production, theory and notation, and harp maintenance and repair.

Private home studio is located in downtown Anchorage, Alaska.
Skype Harp Lessons are available for Rural Alaskans.

Teaching Experience
As an Alaska grown harpist and one of Alaska's first harp students, Joanna has over 25 years of experience teaching both pedal and non-pedal (Celtic/lever) harp.

Joanna is the creator and Director of the Aurora Harp Ensemble, Alaska's only harp ensemble, established in 2000, for which she arranges and writes music for varying levels of difficulty.

In addition to weekly harp lessons, Joanna's students take part in harp ensemble, play for many local ensembles and orchestras, participate in harp workshops and camps and competitions, and perform for many local organizations, events, and social activities.

Joanna is currently the Harp Coach for the Anchorage Youth Symphony.

As a classically trained Harpist, Joanna studies and teaches the harp technique developed by Carlos Salzedo for the pedal harp. With this technique it is possible to play any harp well. Joanna's harp lessons incorporate traditional ideas with a strong emphasis on technique and sound production.







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