You, too, can play one of the most beautiful instruments in the world, the harp! Learn lovely melodies from the first lesson. Seven years old through adults can all play together, even if they've never studied music before. Come join us for a wonderful musical experience!
B.S., Brandeis University. Additional studies at the Longy School of Music and Radcliffe College. Principal teachers: Theodore Letvin and Leonard Shure (piano), Judith Ross and Mary Jane Rupert (harp)
Nancy Peters has taught at Indian Hill Music School since it first began in 1985. She also taught both harp and piano at the Groton School for 37 years. Nancy has appeared at Tufts University, JFK Library, Bennington College, Boston College, and Thayer Conservatory. She also performs regularly throughout New England with Wind Chimes, a flute and harp duo (with Indian Hill colleague Sue Gleason). The duo has released five CDs since 1997, and their latest recording, "Visions,” features Nancy’s own composition, "Coastal Suite.” As a composer, she has devoted her efforts to both solo and chamber works for harp, including an educational series of progressive difficulty. (Her compositions are available at The Harp Connection, in Salem, MA.)
Nancy offers an eclectic style of teaching, using many different resources from piano and harp literature. “Just as we all vary as individuals, we all learn music in different ways. No one method fits all, even though the ideal end result is a fine performer and musician.” Nancy feels she must decipher the code, so to speak, of each student who comes to her in order to find the most effective methods and materials to teach that particular student productively. During her lessons, Nancy maintains a friendly, relaxed atmosphere. She claims she never learned a thing from a teacher who yelled and/or stormed at her. Her intention and approach to teaching is to support and encourage each student to reach for the next step and to explore their full musical capabilities at all times.
M.M. and B.M., New England Conservatory under the tutelage of Dr. Ann Hobson Pilot. Masterclasses with Paula Page, Nancy Allen, June Han, Lisa Wellbaum, Alice Giles, Marie-Pierre Langlamet, and Gwyneth Wentink
Maria Rindenello-Parker is a prize winner in the Advanced Division of the American Harp Society's 18th National Competition. She was also featured alongside BSO Principal Harp, Dr. Ann Hobson Pilot, on a WGBH radio program about Dr. Pilot’s groundbreaking career as a member of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and teacher. As a performer, Maria is an active freelancer in New England and a studio recording artist for film and video game scores. She served as Principal Harp with Discovery Ensemble and currently performs with Callithumpian Consort, the Cambridge Symphony Orchestra, the Amaryllis Chamber Ensemble, and other greater-Boston area ensembles. Maria has participated in the Spoleto Festival USA, the Aspen Music Festival, Monadnock Music, and the Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival. She is also a member of the Lyon & Healy/Salvi Harp Technicians Guild after a year of training at Lyon & Healy Harps in Chicago.
Maria teaches harp students of all ages, from beginning to advanced levels, on both lever and pedal harps. She integrates solfège, ear training, and theory into curriculum to give depth to her student’s music education.
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