Instruments used by students at Harp on the Hill Studio--concert grand harp, lever harp, and piano
Girl having a harp lesson
At Harp on the Hill Music Studio, learning to play the music you love on the instrument you love is only the beginning.
With more than 25 years experience as a music teacher, Stacey has developed many of her own methods for teaching specific musical skills, most notably a more creative and engaging approach to teaching theory through music making.
Think. Play. Feel.
At Harp on the Hill Studio, theory, technique, repertoire, ear-training, and music appreciation are not thought of as separate subjects. Instead they are taught in a multilayered way that helps create more engaged, more intelligent and more well-rounded musicians.
Did I mention that students— no matter their age or stage of musical development—find this approach fascinating? And yes, even fun.
Interested in reading more about Stacey's unique pedagogical approach? Visit her Teaching Corner page.
If there is one central tenant that has come to guide all my teaching, it is this:
When students understand the principles of how music is constructed, they are able to learn it more quickly, play it more expressively, and appreciate it more deeply.
Ready to book a first piano lesson or harp lesson? Find out more about rates and lesson options here.
About Stacey's Students
Stacey's students, past and present, are some of the most interesting, intelligent, quirky and passionate people she has had the privilege of meeting.
Unlike many music studios which cater primarily to children, Stacey’s teaching practice represents a much more diverse mix of ages and musical backgrounds: from mid-career lawyers with a passion for world music, to 20-something singer-songwriters, to retirees who—in addition to taking up the challenge of learning a new instrument—are devoted choral singers and world travellers.
Stacey has also been teacher to numerous emerging artists in the indie pop and folk scene, including Emilie Kahn (formerly of Emilie and Ogden).
What Students Say
...Stacey drew on many genres to help me develop my folk and pop arrangements for my first full length album.
Using Celtic tunes, jazz, classical pedagogy and more, Stacey's goal was to widen my perspective of the uses of the harp in different genres...
(Mars on the Harp)
Location and Facilities
126 Hillcrest Ave.
Lachine (first street after Montreal-West)
Stacey's students arrive at her studio from every corner of Montreal and its surrounding suburbs.
For those who can't easily arrive by car, train, bus, foot or bike, Stacey offers online harp and piano lessons via Skype, Facetime or Zoom. Read more about Online Lessons.
Harp students who do not yet own a harp may rent one through Maison Glissando.