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Elizabeth Gerberding

Studio Location: Clermont, FL

Phone: 407-968-9822

E-mail: egharpist@hotmail.com

Website: www.egharpist.com / www.7pedalsrecords.com

Type of harp: Lever and pedal

Ages/ Level taught: Ages 6+, beginner, intermediate, and advanced

Education and qualifications: Bachelor of Music in Harp from Webster University in St. Louis, Mo.

Specialties: Self-published beginner harp music books. Harp solo arrangements of popular songs. Recording artist and performer with over 19 years experience.

Additional bio: Harpist for Walt Disney World, performing full time at Victoria & Albert’s as well as with the Disney World Orchestra.

Jan Jennings

Studio location: West Orlando

Phone: 407-905-2501

Email: mail@harpbiz.com

Website: www.harpbiz.com

Type of harp: Lever and pedal

Ages/levels taught: Children to senior adults, beginner to advanced

Education and qualifications: 25+ years experience teaching harp; 47 years experience playing harp; 7 years private study of harp with Marie Mellman Naugle

Specialties: Classical, pop, arranging, improvisation, basic theory

Additional biographic information: First prize winner, Lyon & Healy International Pop & Jazz Harp Competition; frequent clinician at harp events throughout the USA and abroad; several students have been winners and finalists in local, national, and international competitions; published arranger for pedal and lever harp; author: The Harpist’s Complete Wedding Guidebook and Effortless Glissing.

Verlon Eason

Studio Location: Winter Springs, Fl.

Phone: 407-831-3582

Email: fromtheharp700@aol.com

Website: www.verloneason.com

Type of Harp: Lever or Pedal

Ages/Levels Taught: Age 5 to Adult

Education: B.A. Piano/Vocal Music Ed., University of South Florida; graduate of MHTP (Music for Healing and Transition Program), (CMP) Certified Music Practitioner, 2005

Specialities: Classical, Contemporary Christian, Pop, Jazz, Celtic. Workshop instructor on variety of subjects: Memorization, Playing from Lead Sheets, Theory, Performance Anxiety, etc.

Additional biographic information: Active private piano/voice instructor since 1974; Harp/Piano instructor in home studio as well as St. Andrews Music Conservatory; Harp Camp Director at St. Andrews Music Conservatory; Healing Artist Specialist for Orlando Health as a therapeutic harpist; Recording Artist with 3 CD’s; Entrepreneur with retail business of harp gifts, “Sweet Harps Designs by Verlon”

Vicki Garcia

Studio location:  Clearwater, FL

Phone: 727-799-6792

Email:  vickiharp@tampabay.rr.com

Type of harp:  Lever and pedal

Ages/levels taught: Age 5 to adult

Education and qualifications: B.S. in Church Music, East Coast Bible College

Specialties:  Classical, pop, celtic, jazz

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