Jacqueline is on the faculties of American University; Goucher College; the University of Maryland, Baltimore County; and the Baltimore School for the Arts . Additionally, she maintains a thriving private studio of harp students. Many of Jacqueline's students are active performers in the Baltimore area and have performed with such ensemble programss as the Baltimore Symphony Youth Orchestra the Chesapeake Youth Orchestra, the Harford Youth Orchestra, and the Maryland Youth Symphony Orchestra.
Jacqueline is the harp instructor at the University of Maryland,Baltimore County. The music department provides one-on-one attention, small classes, and excellent ensembles.
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Jacqueline is the harp instructor at the Baltimore School for the Arts, a Baltimore City high school that provides students in and around Baltimore with an excellent academic foundation and artistic training in one of four areas - dance, music, theater or visual art. Additionally, the school provides a free out reach program called T.W.I.G.S. (To Work In Gaining Skills) which provides instruction for elementary and middle school students in dance, music, theater, stage production and visual art.
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Students travel from all around the greater Baltimore area to study with Jacqueline in private home studio in a suburb north of Baltimore. Weekly thirty, forty-five, or sixty minute lessons are available for students as young as age five, up through adult. Jacqueline is happy to teach all levels and enjoys coaching orchestral and chamber parts as well. Lessons include basic music theory and ear-training, with more extensive tutoring in these subjects available as needed. Jacqueline welcomes students without prior musical training, and is easily able to begin with basic harp technique and the reading of music.
There are several performance opportunities throughout the year for interested students, including studio recitals and ensemble concerts. Jacqueline will gladly offer advice about renting or purchasing a harp. Although not as simple as finding a more common instrument, there are still many options available for harps, including renting privately, renting from a harp center, or purchasing a new or used instrument. Students are not expected to bring their own harp to lessons. A pedal harp and two lever harps (pictured above) are available for lessons in the studio.
Technology enables Jacqueline to offer remote Skype lessons via the internet to students regardless of their geographic location. Especially popular with students who don't live in the area, who would otherwise have a long commute, or who have been studying with Jacqueline but moved away, student and teacher meet on Skype for a video call every week. Jacqueline listens to and watches the student play and provides immediate feedback, just as a face-to-face lesson would take place. Students must have a computer near their instrument, a web camera, speaker and microphone (most newer computers have all of this built in) and have downloaded the free Skype program. Skype lessons remove travel time and expenses, and allow for greater flexibility in scheduling. Many students and parents have difficulty envisioning how this works in actual practice. Please contact Jacqueline with questions, or simply to set up a trial Skype lesson.
Jacqueline holds an annual summer day camp for harp students of all ages and abilities. This camp includes ensemble music, harp history and music theory and performances by guest musicians. The week culminates in a recital featuring all participants. Any students in the Baltimore area are welcome to attend.
Looking for a harp teacher? Jacqueline would be happy to discuss the possibility of lessons at any of the above locations, meet with you for an initial meeting or trial lesson, or answer any questions you might have.
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