Chase has recently begun accepting beginning harp students of all ages at his home studio in the Powellhurst neighborhood of SE Portland, OR. He can also see students at Artichoke Music.
Chase takes a holistic approach to teaching harp, focusing on technique, ear-training, sight-reading, music theory and arrangement, understanding different musical idioms, musical expression, improvisation, collaboration, and cognitive-behavioral strategies to help with practice and performance. He teaches a relaxed version of classical Salzedo technique as pioneered by Portland harpist Elizabeth Nicholson, in addition to incorporating elements of classical Grandjany and Irish harp technique. This prepares the student for a variety of playing situations and styles.
Lessons are $40/45mins and $50/hr. with an additional $10 if you require him to travel to your home. Currently, Chase cannot provide harp rentals but can help you find one in the area.
No prior music experience is necessary. New students should expect to commit at least 30 mins a day to harp practice.
Please contact Chase with any additional questions: