Houston harp teacher, Dr. Abigail Sliva, has been teaching students of all ages over the past ten years and offers harp lessons to students in Houston and the surrounding areas (Cypress, Klein, Tomball, Woodlands, Katy, Sugarland). Having studied with some of the most renowned harp instructors in America, Dr. Sliva is equipped to teach students ranging from beginning to advanced abilities. Abigail's students frequently win top scores in local competitions and have been winners in one of the most competitive contests in Texas, The Texas All State Competition. Dr. Sliva works with her students to help them acheive their goals and her education and performance experience help her give students a quality, well-rounded education.
Bachelor of Music, Harp Performance, The Cleveland Institute of Music
Master of Music, Harp Performance, The Cleveland Institute of Music
Doctor of Musical Arts, Harp Performance, The Moores School of Music
Dr. Sliva believes that great harp playing is derived from great technique. Technique is an essential part of becoming a successful harpist. Dr. Sliva helps her students perfect their technical abilities allowing them to explore the vast musical repertoire that the harp encompasses. Dr. Sliva teaches Salzedo technique.
Musicality is what brings music to life. Each harpist has their own unique ideas that are expressed through their playing. Dr. Sliva helps her students develop their natural creative instincts and convey their ideas through their music.
Learning how to play the harp is fun and rewarding, however it also requires self discipline. Practicing the harp consistently is an essential part of becoming a successful harpist. The harp is a fun way to learn the value of hard work and self discipline for students of all ages.
Lessons are $60/1hr, $50/45min, and $40/30min. Lesson length is recommended based on the level and age of the student.
Where are you located?
I am located on the NW side of Houston in the 77095 zip code of Cy-fair ISD. I also teach out of the public schools in Klein ISD.
Do you offer online lessons?
Yes, I teach online lessons through Skype.
Can you come to my home for lessons?
Due to the full size of my studio, I do not offer in-home lessons.
When do you offer lessons?
Lessons are offered during the day and after school Monday-Saturday. A lesson time is set based on the mutual availability of both teacher and student.
How do I rent or purchase a harp?
There are a number of local harp renters who rent out their instruments for between $40-$85/month depending on the size and quality of the instrument. Referrals and recommendations can be given to you at your first lesson. Harps are usually purchased through factories located outside of the state and the harp is then shipped to you.
Will I need to bring my harp to lessons?
No, a harp will be provided for you.
How many lessons do I take per week?
Lessons are typically once per week.
Do you have studio recitals?
Yes, typically 1-2 studio recitals are offered throughout the year.
How do I pay you?
Lessons can be paid for via cash, checks made out to Abigail Sliva LLC, or through the free Venmo app.
How do I get started?
Contact Dr. Sliva to schedule your free trail lesson.