I love learning from Zuzanna. Her teaching style is calm and creative and she works with her students to make sure each of them gets what they want out of their harp lessons.
Rachael, adult beginner
Zuzanna teaches harp at Fettes College, Radley College and St Edward's School. She regularly gives workshops and interactive concerts for children, such as for the LPO Funharmonic series. She also provides coaching for the Thames Youth Orchestra.
Students of all ages and abilities are welcome to attend private lessons with Zuzanna's. An experienced and patient teacher, she encourages her pupils to embark on a journey of personal discovery to enjoy making music. Alongside her MMus and BMus qualifications, she was awarded a specialist teaching diploma from the Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice.
Frequently Asked Questions
I have never played any musical instrument. Can I still learn to play the harp?
Yes, you are always welcome to start playing the harp, at any age and regardless of previous musical experience. We will learn the basics of music theory as we go along and progress at your own pace.
Where will the lessons take place?
At my music studio in Edinburgh (Slateford, EH11). For most satisfying progress I recommend attending the lessons in person, however online sessions are also possible.
Do I have to bring a harp with me for a lesson?
No - I have both a clarsach (a smaller harp with levers) and a pedal harp which you are welcome to use during lessons at my studio. However, you will need your own instrument to practise on between the lessons to make sure you make a good progress!
What instrument will I need? Do I need to buy a harp?
You do not need to buy a harp straight away, as there are many harp manufacturers offering instruments for hire. I recommend starting with a small lever harp up to 34 strings. The average cost of monthly hire is £50 and most retailers offer deducting the costs of hiring a harp when you decide to buy a new one from them.
How much do you charge for lessons?
A 45-minute lesson costs £28 and a 60-minute lesson £35. If you cannot afford weekly lessons but would still love to play the harp, do get in touch and we will discuss together to find the best solution for your budget.
When is the good age for a child to start?
This depends on the kind of attention span your child has, their height and general coordination of movements. Children between 6 and 8 years old usually can focus for longer periods of time and enjoy their lessons, their fingers are also strong enough to maintain good position at an instrument. With younger children I suggest starting piano lessons first as an introduction to music, since this instrument also requires performing movements in both hands independently, yet is slightly less technically challenging.
I want to play the harp!