Zuzanna taught 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 can learn 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.
What instrument will I need? Do I need to buy a harp?
You do not need to buy a harp when starting - in fact, I advise against it! I believe that you should try out an instrument before committing to a purchase - and for this, you will need some basic playing skills. Therefore I recommend hiring a harp when you start your lessons.
There are many harp manufacturers offering instruments for hire. The cost of monthly hire varies between £25 and £60 and most retailers offer deducting the costs of hiring a harp when you decide to buy a new one from them.
A 34 string lever harp is the most typical instrument on offer, and it can serve you for many months or even years!
Where will the lessons take place?
This term the lessons will take place online.
To learn the harp from the comfort of your own home, you will need:
- a device such as laptop, phone, tablet with camera (most devices have them built in nowadays)
- broadband connection
I will help you to connect and make sure you're comfortable with your set up.
How much do you charge for lessons?
- 10 weekly harp lessons 60 minutes each
- a welcome pack including my Ebook for beginners
- information on tuning and taking care of your harp
- individually designed training plan
- notes from every lesson sent to you email
- access to all PDF's and videos published on my website
- special price for additional lessons (£39 per lesson)
What days and times can you offer?
I teach from Monday to Friday between 2:00 and 7:00 pm.
I aim to offer a regular time slot to every student who decides to commit to weekly lessons. Please let me know if there is any particular day or time that you would like to have lessons.
What happens if I need to change the time or cancel my lesson?
I will be happy to offer you an alternative date and time - I require 48 hour notice for cancellations and time change requests.
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.
How do you teach?
You can have a peek on how I teach through my Live Harp Lesson series for beginners and intermediate players. Every Friday at 11:00 am I give a short, FREE lesson on Facebook where you can ask questions in real time. There's always a free PDF for you to practise new skills after the lesson and video from the lessons is uploaded to the website, so you can go back and watch a replay whenever you need!
See the video below below for one of the latest lessons, or click to check out all videos
Live Harp Lesson
Is there anything else I should know before I start?
To find out more about playing the harp, have a look at the Resources page where you will find out more about the instrument, planning practice, supporting your child's progress, taking care of the fingers, tuning the harp. Make sure you also check out my new ebook Discover the Harp where you will find plenty of useful tips on preparing for harp lessons.
Zuzanna is a very kind and patient teacher. She not only teaches my daughter playing but also tuning the harp. And she always sends us some practical learning resources. My daughter is really enjoying learning with her.
Ping, pupil's parent
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 taught my daughter harp until her move to Edinburgh. My daughter made great progress with her. She is a lovely person who it is a pleasure to work with. She goes the extra mile for her pupils!
Heather, pupil's parent
Zuzanna is a brilliant teacher. She helped me learn harp as an absolute beginner, and ensured that I enjoy my lessons too. She’s very organised and helpful. I highly recommend her if you are looking for a great music teacher!
Brenna, adult beginner
Get in touch!
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