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Esther Lee
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Esther Lee
Santa Clara, California 95051
United States
Metro Area: Santa Clara
Contact and Information:
Telephone: 866-814-8735
Fax: 408-884-2379
Email: harping@gmail.com

Teaches:

  • Pedal Harp

  • Lever Harp

  • Celtic Harp

  • Folk Harp

  • Therapy Lap Harp

Style:

  • Classical

  • Celtic                                                   

  • Folk

Instruction Level:

  • Beginner

  • Intermediate

  • Advanced

Method:  

Salzedo Method (Lessons are uniquely designed for each individual based on their needs)

Teaching Location:

Studio at Home (At student's home optional)

Teaching Since:

1996

Travel:   Yes - 10 miles
Recitals:  

Annual Student Recitals performed in front of family, friends, and the community.

~ Scholarships are offered and based on Financial Need, Commitment/Dedication, and Advancement Level.
1. Annual perfect attendance will receive one free month of lessons.
2. Students advancing two or more levels in one year will receive one free hour of studio recording time along with a $100 gift card.

~ Harp Ensemble and/or Chamber Ensemble are recommended during a studentís 2nd year of lessons and required in their 3rd year of lessons.

Honors & Awards:  
  • 2003 - Joyce Fahlman Fellowship, Dean's Scholar Award for Music
Certifications:  
  • 2007 - Certified Music Practitioner (Harp)
  • 2005 - Certified California Teaching Credential
Performance Experience:  

Performances include Symphony, Opera, Ballet, Wedding, Corporate Parties, etc.

Selected Orchestral pieces: La Boheme (Giacomo Puccini), Symphonie Fantastique (Hector Berlioz), The Nutcracker

     
Education:  
  • Studied with Jessica Siegel (Former student of Alice Chalifaux) and Lou Ann Neill (Currently Principal Harpist of the Los Angeles Philharmonia)
  • Degree in Music Performance and Music Education
  • Joyce Fahlman Fellowship, Dean's Scholar Award for Music
     
Quote:   "Changing lives one note at a time"
     
Description & Biography:   Esther Lee was born and raised in Walnut Creek, CA where she began her training in music on the piano at the age of four. With a strong foundation in music theory and instruction, she began the harp and her career as a professional harpist under the instruction of Jessica Siegel-Tonti, a former student of Alice Chalifoux. She continued to study the harp with Lou Anne Neill at the University of California, Los Angeles where she earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in both music performance and education while performing as the principle harpist of the UCLA Philharmonic Orchestra. She also studied under the masters program for education at UCLA and received her California Teaching Credential.



In 2004, Esther returned to Walnut Creek and pursued Music Practitioning with the Music Healing and Transition Program. She graduated and began working with VITAS Innovative Hospice, working with terminally ill patients, bringing them healing music to the soul and enriching their lives and the lives of those around them. Over the years, Esther has become one of Bay Area's favorite harpists. She currently resides in Santa Clara, CA as an active Music Practitioner, Harp Performer, and Private Harp Instructor. She currently performs on the harp at Symphonies, Operas, and Special engagements while raising up a passionate and fiery generation of young students.
     
Reviews:   To view reviews or to make one, go to Lifebeat Music on Yelp.com
     
References upon Request:   Yes
Visit my Website:   www.lifebeatmusic.com
     
 
 
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