Teacher’s Directory

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Education/Qualifications:  Bachelor of Music, Piano/Vocal Music Ed. University of South Florida, 1972; Harp instructor at Saint Andrews Music Conservatory (2006-2016); Studied harp with world-class instructors since 1994; Specialties:  Improvisation

Additional biographic information:  Professional freelance harpist and CMP (Certified Music Practitioner) through MHTP (Music for Healing and Transition Program); Guest clinician at a number of national harp conferences; Past President, Vice President, and Board member of the Central Florida Chapter of AHS.

 

Vicki Garciavicki-garcia1

  • Studio location:  Clearwater
  • Phone: 727-799-6792
  • Email:  vickiharp@tampabay.rr.com
  • Type of harp:  Lever and pedal
  • Ages/levels taught: Age 5 to adult
  • Education & qualifications: B.S. in Church Music,
    • (East Coast Bible College)
  • Specialties:  Classical, pop, celtic, jazz

 

Jan Jennings

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  • Studio location:  West Orlando, online
  • Phone:  407-905-2501
  • Email:  mail@harpbiz.comWebsite:  www.harpbiz.com
  • Type of harp:  Lever and pedal
  • Ages/levels taught:  Children to senior adults, beginner to advanced
  • Specialties:  Classical, pop, arranging, improvisation, theory
  • Education and qualifications: 30+ years’ experience teaching harp; 53 years’ experience playing harp; 7 years private study with Marie Mellman Naugle (student of Marcel Grandjany)

Additional biographic information:  First prize winner of the Lyon & Healy International Pop & Jazz Harp Competition; frequent clinician at harp events throughout the USA; several students have been winners and finalists in local, national, and international competitions; author of two instructional books for harpists; formerly harpist for the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress, Embassy Suite Hotels, Orlando Plaza Hotel, Resorts International Hotel/Casino, Lake Buena Vista Plaza, Harbor Hills Country Club, and Sabal Point Country Club.

Barbara Kraichy

  • Studio Location: Naples
  • Phone: 239-947-3335
  • E-mail: Bkharpist@gmail.com
  • Website: KraichyandErickson.com
  • Type of harp: pedal
  • Ages/levels taught: All levels
  • Education/Qualifications: Diploma, Manhattan School of Music,1965. Student of Marcel Grandjany. Orchestral studies with Myor Rosen, NY Philharmonic
  • Specialties: All performance genres
  • Additional biographic information: Kraichy and Erickson Harp and Violin Duo since 2000

 

Elizabeth LeBlancelizabeth-leblanc

  • Studio Location: Longwood/Online
  • Phone: 407-968-9822
  • E-mail: Elizabeth@ElizabethLouiseHarpist.com
  • Website: ElizabethLouiseHarpist.com
  • Type of harp:  pedal, lever
  • Ages/Level taught: beginner to advanced
  • Education/Qualifications: Interlochen Arts Academy, BM Harp Performance, MA Harp Performance.
  • Specialties: solo, orchestra, improvisation,
  • Additional biographic information: harpist for Walt Disney World