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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


  • A Harpist's Guide to  Accompanying Singers

  • Welsh Triple Harp

  • Self-Accompanying

I would highly recommend Zoe as a harp teacher. Every lesson I have had has been approached with care and has been FULL of helpful information regarding technique, musicality, history and so much more. This has lead me to establish healthy habits and has facilitated more growth than I thought was possible in the months I have spent with her as my teacher. As someone with a degree in music who has had many instructors teach me various instruments I can say with confidence that the value of Zoe’s lessons is exceptional. She creates an environment that challenges you without judgement, allowing you to move at a pace you are comfortable with, without the risk of you ever getting bored. I look forward to my lesson every week and I am excited to see how much I will grow and improve going forward with Zoe as my harp teacher.

- Andrea C., New Hampshire

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"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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Zoe Vandermeer is a dramatic coloratura soprano and harpist.  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 and Historical Harp Society.

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