Lessons, Classes, Demonstrations
Are you interested in learning more about the harp? Alison is an experienced educator with degrees in music from the University of Southern California. She is currently accepting Los Angeles harp students for her studio in Glendale, CA. She is available for in-home harp lessons in the nearby areas of Pasadena, Glendale,and Burbank. Just getting started with the harp and need an instrument? Alison also has harps for rent.
California Institute of the Arts (CalArts)
Are you artistically adventurous? Do you have an insatiable drive to learn? Are you interested in exploring the future of music? Or, do you want to expand your musical vocabulary outside of classical music? You might want to consider California Institute of the Arts for a degree.
The best way to know if CalArts is right for you is to visit their website at www.calarts.edu. If you are considering harp at CalArts, Alison is happy to provide free consultations and introductory lessons to prospective students. Please contact her to introduce yourself and learn more!
YOU can learn to play the harp! Alison teaches harp students in Los Angeles from age 6 to adult, from beginner to advanced. Emphasizing a solid, healthy technique, Alison works with students to achieve goals ranging from having the ability to play for "just yourself at home" to working towards a professional career.
Harp instruction is tailored to your level and musical preferences. Lessons incorporate tips and strategies to develop good practice habits and Alison's teaching style helps students engage with music in a fun and intelligent manner for lifelong enjoyment!
Harp lessons are at Alison's home in Glendale, CA.
Demonstrations and Interactive Concerts
As an ambassador for the harp, Alison has presented demonstrations, lectures and interactive concerts for a variety of events. She presents engaging, fun and inspiring lunch/dinner presentations to groups such as The Pasadena Symphony Association's Board of Directors, Masons, many chapters of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Associates, Retired Teachers Association and more.
Programs range from 15 minutes to an hour and can be tailored specifically to your event
Masterclasses and Workshops
Alison has presented master classes at institutions around the world, including the National Conservatory of Vietnam. These classes have included an interactive session for musicians and dancers exploring improvisatory dance to music, tutorials for composers on how to compose for the harp, and master classes for harp students and chamber ensembles of all ages.
Additionally, she has adjudicated several events including the American Harp Society's Music Education Auditions.
Alison is available as an outreach artists to schools throughout the Los Angeles area to introduce the harp through sound and sight to children of all ages.
She has been an outreach artist for Da Camera Society of Mount St. Mary's, USC Thornton Outreach Program, MUSE/IQUE and the Summer Encounter Program at The Colburn School. Alison can create concerts to include other instrumentalists or even tie into an ongoing theme in your classroom!