PRIVATE HARP LESSONS with
are now available
in two flavors:
1. in person in Northridge, California (in the San
Fernando Valley area of Los Angeles)
2. by Skype
or FaceTime, anywhere in the world!
VIDEOS: meet Stephanie Bennett
VIDEO: meet harp teacher Stephanie Bennett
demo of several styles of music on harp
Bennett has been a professional harpist
and harp teacher for over
Stephanie Bennett's bio.)
All lessons are with Stephanie personally, not with substitute
or assistant teachers.
Learn to play Celtic,
classical, folk, popular music, and/or jazz
Harp or Pedal
I teach all
styles for beginners and
I guide advanced and
in pop music, jazz, improvisation, composing and arranging
Finding your own
creativity is emphasized.
'07 student recital: kids, teens and adults, guys and
enjoy learning harp as a hobby. I have taught ages from 4
Above: Stephanie conducts adult student harp ensemble
in a holiday concert at an assisted living, December
for students of all ages who would like to participate in
to recognize their
progress, I am a member of MTAC
(Music Teachers' Assoc. of California)
enjoy helping students learn the music they want to
I often create custom
arrangements for my students, of songs
for which no harp
arrangement is yet available.
My various students have
learned songs by Bach, Beethoven,
Stevie Wonder, Joanna
Newsom, the Beatles, hymns,
contemporary praise songs,
Disney songs, popular 'standards',
folk music, Celtic music,
international folk songs, and have created their
Of course, no matter what style of music you want to
play, it is vital to spend time
training in good technique (hand and arm motions,
posture, etc.) to be able to play as
beautifully and effortlessly as possible.
Helpful to musicians of all
styles (and essential
to those who want to play
by ear, play from lead sheets, improvise, or do their own
are the fascinating subjects
of music theory and
If you don't know how to read music yet, you can learn
this right along with your harp studies. (Depending on what type of
music you're interested in, reading music might or
might not be absolutely necessary. See FAQ
My cat loves
listening to my students play... in-person lessons in
the Northridge studio may not be ideal for you if you
are deathly allergic.
If you study by Skype
or FaceTime, though, it won't be an issue!
2012, an adult student comments:
"I've been taking lessons from Stephanie for over 5 years and
she is an AMAZING teacher!
If you have ever wanted to play the harp you can't find a better
teacher than Stephanie.
She's very patient, encouraging, and inspiring.
Every time I leave a lesson I feel like I can play anything!
She is extremely knowledgeable and not only does she teach harp
technique but music theory as well.
She has a vast repertoire of music and can teach any style of
music you desire,
and she has great kitty cats!"
- Denise Simmons
January 2018, an adult student
"Stephanie is an awesome teacher.
She is very patient. She has no problem reiterating herself
repeatedly when I don't remember what she has taught me.
She is creative in her teaching based on the student's needs.
She is always upbeat and cheerful. She picks me up and
encourages me when I am impatient with myself. She is my biggest
She is flexible. She allows me to learn with or without sheet
music. She makes herself available to help me whenever I have to
learn something for an upcoming performance.
She makes amazingly beautiful arrangements on the spot with
whatever songs I bring to her. She always meets my needs and
exceeds my expectations! She makes playing the harp enjoyable
and rewarding :-)
I highly recommend her for whoever is interested in learning to
play the harp!
TIMES: I teach on
Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and weekends.
lesson is recommended;
you may also take a lesson once every two
weeks if that fits better into your schedule or budget.
45-minute and 30-minute lessons are also available
there's so much to cover, 55-minute lessons are preferable,
except for small children with short attention spans!)
could travel to the student's home in the Los Angeles area,
but this would incur EXTRA CHARGES for my time and