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HARP Lessons

Lever Harp, Celtic Harp -

  • harp techniques

  • musicianship skills

  • repertoire

  • improvisation

  • composition

 

Historical Harp -

  • harp techniques

  • musicianship skills

  • historical performance practice

  • solo repertoire

  • continuo playing

MASTERCLASSES, WORKSHOPS

  • A Harpist's Guide to  Accompanying Singers

  • Welsh Triple Harp

  • Self-Accompanying

Zoe Vandermeer is a dramatic coloratura soprano, harpist, music director, composer, and voice teacher.  She is a prize-winning graduate of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, is on the Roster of the CT Commission on Culture and Tourism, and performs internationally.  Her Carnegie Hall Debut took place in October 2014.   She is a recipient of the Hartt School Faculty Development Fund, Dame Joan Sutherland Fund, MTNA Foundation Grant Fund, Emerging Artists Fund, and M. Burkhardt Scholarship Fund.   Her solo Soprano/Harp albums will be released on the Centaur Records label in Fall 2021.  Her album 'Angel's Wine, the Songs of John Dowland', in which she accompanies her singing on Baroque triple harp was favorably reviewed in the UK Lute Society Journal.  She performs internationally, and venues include the International Festival de Deia Spain, Rio International Harp Festival, Sao Paulo Harp Festival Brasil, Glasgow International Early Music Festival, American Harp Society Summer Institute, Somerset Harp Festival, HarpCon2003 Bloomington Indiana, Bloomington Early Music Festival, Pollok House National Trust Museum, American Swedish Historical Museum, and others.  She has recently be named Finalist as a harpist in the national American Prize Competition Professional Instrumentalists Division.  Ms. Vandermeer is a member of the American Harp Society, Scottish Harp Society of America, Historical Harp Society, and United Kingdom Harp Association.

"Zoe is my harp teacher and I am very fortunate to have her.   She teaches students according to their level, ability and learning process.  She cares for her students and wants the best for them." - Han

Ah, perdon, by Mozart, arr. Bochsa, played by Zoe Vandermeer, Welsh triple harp - Zoe Vandermeer
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Brillante, by Sophie Corri, Zoe Vandermeer Celtic Harp - Zoe Vandermeer
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