The harp’s origins go back over 5000 years to the lyre of ancient Mesopotamia. From the symphony orchestra to Alan Stivell’s folk rock, the harp is one of the most adaptable and beautiful sounding instruments.

Most think of the harp as a Celtic instrument; however, it’s played all over the world and is the national instrument of Paraguay.  Studies have shown that harp music is very meditative and lowers your blood pressure! Is that why the angels play it?

Don’t wait for heaven: start here on earth with your first harp lesson.

Our Harp Teachers

Mehlinda Heart harp teacher

Mehlinda Heart

Mehlinda Heartt has taught Harp lessons in Vancouver at Celtic Traditions School of Music, now re imagined as the Open Door Music School for the past 16 years. During this time she has had great success with her students many of whom have continued to enjoy and play in Melinda’s Harp Choir.

Mehlinda is a professionally recognized Vancouver Harpist with 40 years of experience. She is also a Composer, Arranger and Publisher of Harp music, and she has recorded on several artists albums.

She studied under the tutelage of Edmonton Symphony Harpist Nora Bumanis, and Vancouver Symphony harpist Elizabeth Volpe Bligh at the University of British Columbia.

Mehlinda plays with Duos, Trios, and larger performing groups, with combinations of instruments such as Harp, Harps, Flute, Violin, Cello and Percussion. Larger groups include ‘Blue Lotus’ the ‘Celtic Harp Choir’ and the World Music Group, ‘Mystic Paradise’.

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Rebecca Blair harp teacher

Rebecca Blair

Rebecca Blair has over thirty years of experience teaching harp lessons in Vancouver with adults and children from beginner to advanced. Her teaching method is both encouraging and friendly.

Rebecca brings her Classical training and masters degree in performance, music theory and history, and combines it with Celtic improvisation to create a unique style. As part of her continuing exploration of the harp and its music, Rebecca has attended many Celtic harp workshops in North America and Ireland where she studied with such notable harpists as Kim Robertson, Gráinne Hambly, and Sharlene Wallace.

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