Elisa teaches both pedal and celtic harp. If you are interested in joining her private studio, please contact her. All ages are welcome!
I believe it is extremely important to foster versatility and creativity into musical education. Even though the harp is an instrument that is traditionally considered solely a classical instrument, it is important to teach in a way that is relevant to the music and culture in our world today. The harpist and the harp needs to evolve with the cultural evolution of music. Because of this, I take a holistic approach to teaching: it is important to listen to music, to understand the musical vocabulary of what you are listening to and playing, to learn how to improvise and create new ideas with this material, and play with others. Depending on the goals of the student, we will choose music from across different genres from classical to jazz to pop and use this as a launching pad for learning. This could include analyzing the music to understand the theory, picking out the musical vocabulary that stands out to the student and using it for further learning and improvisation. This ultimately will help develop the student’s personal voice and style within their music.