Finding a harp teacher whom you can see regularly will make a huge difference to your progress.
Today the internet makes your search easier than ever. Below you will find websites where you can look for harp teachers. Some of these list specifically harp teachers based in the UK, while others will point you to where you can look for teachers all over the world.
In the list below you will also find more information on renting your first affordable harp, so you can have a go at playing without having to spend a lot of money to buy one!
Pilgrim Harps [harp]
Pilgrim Harps are based in Surrey and make beautiful lever and pedal harps.
Camac Harps Wales [harp]
If you're based in Wales you can also enquire about harp lessons.
Camac Harps - worldwide [harp]
Find your local Camac Harps representative and get help finding a harp teacher and a harp shop in your area!
Clarsach Society [harp]
Society aiming to promote clarsach and harp playing in Scotland and on their website you will find a directory of harpists all over UK.
If you choose to become a member, you can also hire a clarsach (fees apply).
The London & South-East Branch of the Clarsach Society. Here you will find a list of harp teachers based in the South-East, recently updated with details of teachers in West Midlands, Oxford, Norfolk, Suffolk and other UK regions. You can email a harpist through the website – no need to register.
Now you can also hire a lever harp when you become a member of the Society.
The association has currently over 300 members and your harp teacher will almost certainly be among them. A great place to find out about concerts, workshops and other harp-related events in your area. If you register a member (from as little as £22 a year) you will receive a UKHA magazine and a monthly newsletter listing upcoming concerts. You will also be able to access the forum and exchange thoughts with other members.
If you'd like help contact UKHA (firstname.lastname@example.org) and ask for a list of members based in your area.
This website lists both music schools and private music teachers in the UK.
'Find a musician' section allows you to search for ISM members who teach harp in your area (typing 'harp' as a keyword and your full postcode will give you a wide range of results).