Harp Music Classes

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Sonia Marie Olivas is an experienced music teacher. During the 10+ years of teaching harp classes, she has developed a teaching style that is custom made for each student.  In Person or Online Music Classes available via zoom. 

Her music teaching studio is located at The Lutheran Resurrection Church. 9812 Hamilton Ave., Huntington Beach, CA 92646

You are invited to the Fall Harp Student Recital on Saturday, Dec. 10th at 1pm in the Chapel of St. Andrews Church. Click Here for more details!

Harp Student Recital

harp music lessons*  Harp :  Ages 5-100
*  Music genres : Classical, Latin, Celtic, Pop/Rock, Disney, Broadway…
*  Music lessons : Performance, Technique and Theory    skills.
*  Private ( 1 ) &  Group ( 2 + )
*  Recitals : Fall & Spring (optional)
*  Afternoon, Evening and Weekend Classes
* Create Your Own Class
*  Performance Opportunities with the Orange County Philharmonic Society’s Cameo Committee, St. Andrews Church Music Academy.
                       ~  Testimonials ~

Julia & Yellow Harp

“All is going very well. Sonia is professional and has a nice way about her… she has  just the right level of seriousness for my  daughter, Anastasia. I am seeing a lot of  progress! Overall, I am very impressed and happy with the (music) lessons as well as  the results.”                                                                                                               – Kathy Lukianov

“ Truman’s (music) lessons are a positive  experience and we look forward to each lesson…”- Gaylin Allbaugh

” She (Sonia) is a dedicated teacher and excellent at what she does. Caroline loves her…thanks so much !”- Carol Colvin

Class Rates

Private ( 1 )  $ 50 per hour (studio) $5 per hour (travel )

Group Classes (2-5 students)

Welcome New Harp Students,
I hope this finds you well. I’m excited to start this new musical journey with you! 

Attire: Wear comfortable clothing as the harp will rest on your shoulder and between legs.
Example: Bottoms- Pants, Knee Length Shorts or Long skirt (with lots of slack). Tops- Cover shoulders, fitted sleeves above wrist. No visible zippers, buttons, glitter.

Books: Suzuki Harp Volume 1 with CD – Order Online (Amazon, Suzuki..)

* student supplied  Teacher will have first lesson on first class.

Materials: Journal Ruled Notebook for class notes and assignments. *student supplied

Days: Monday – Friday 10am-4pm

Tuition: $100 (4 classes) or $30 drop in

Harp : 26-36 strings, C lever and F lever or full levers.

Location: Resurrection Lutheran Church

9812 Hamilton Ave., Huntington Beach 92646

Payments: Please make all Cash/Check payments made out to Sonia Olivas. Venmo payments: harpenchants. Credit card or Paypal, an additional 3% fee will be added.

Makeup Policy: There will be no makeups unless class is cancelled. In the event the class is cancelled then the teacher will arrange a makeup within 3 months. In the event an arrangement can’t be made then the student will be reimbursed the amount of the cancelled class.

Cancellation Policy : The student must notify the teacher 30 days in writing for cancelling classes.* Group Classes are exempt.

Music Education Sonia Marie Olivas has graduated from California State University of Northridge with B.A. degree in Music an emphasis on Early Childhood Education and World Music. She has studied under the expert tutelage of such talents as Maria Casale (Juilliard School of Music), Susan Allen (California Arts Institute), Alfredo Rolando Ortiz (internationally acclaimed Paraguayan Harpist), Stella Castelluci (renown pop & jazz harpist), and Christina Tourin (International Harp Therapy Director).

Music Benefits

* Music appreciation students scored 63 points higher on the verbal and 44 points higher on the math for the SAT. College-Bound Seniors National Report: Profile of SAT Program Test Takers, The College Entrance Examination Board, Princeton, New Jersey.

* The musician is constantly adjusting decision on tempo, tone, style, rhythm, phrasing, and feeling-training the brain to become incredibly good at organizing and conducting numerous activities at once. Dedicated practice of this orchestration can have a great payoff for lifelong attentional skills, intelligence, and an ability for self-knowledge and expression. Ratey John J., MD. A User’s Guide to the Brain. New York: Pantheon Books, 2001.

* Music can regulate higher brain function, language and the development of speech. Music can modify posture and create an emotional atmosphere that decreases stress. Dr. Alfred Tomatis

* A Rockefeller Foundation study discovered that music majors have the highest rate of admittance to medical schools, followed by biochemistry and the humanities.

Other Helpful Links: American Music Conference, M.E.N.C.

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