Sophie teaches harp lessons out of her home studio in Rancho Peñasquitos, San Diego, conveniently located by Carmel Valley, Mira Mesa, Scripps Ranch, Carmel Mountain, Rancho Bernardo, and Poway. She specializes in adult harp students but has been teaching students of all ages since 2017. Sophie can get you completely set up with a harp and any other information needed to begin harp lessons. Contact Sophie here or at (858) 243-3682 for more info and to set up a free 30-minute lesson.
Miss Graf is a wonderful and compassionate harp teacher. She taught my 11-year-old daughter with great patience and abundant knowledge of music and the instrument itself. She was very organized, professional and took extra time out of her busy schedule to help my daughter in the youth orchestra when she could. I have also heard her perform in many occasions and am always impressed with the skills and quality she showed in all the music she played.
I am a novice harpist even though I've owned my harp for years. Sophie was very patient when I made mistakes and made me feel at ease. She gave me new ways to connect my fingering patterns that made playing and reading so much easier. Sophie really paid close attention to my tecnique and was able to make very helpful corrections. With just a few lessons my playing was greatly improved. Sophie has a pleasant personality and is fun to work with. I highly reccommend her!
Why Play the Harp?
(from Lyon & Healy West at harp.com)
There are a number of reasons to play the harp!
Beginners can play beautiful music at first sitting
Your first notes sound beautiful. Even practice sounds good. It builds concentration. Playing encourages freedom of thought and expression.
For its beauty
The harp is a very unique instrument. Always eye-catching; can be adorned in many ways (carving, gilding, color). The instrument and the performance itself are graceful and elegant.
Playing will give you years of pleasure
Creating beautiful music is very satisfying. People appreciate the sound of the harp and the skill it takes to play one. Harpists have a tight-knit bond and love to encourage one another. It’s fun!
It can lead to a rewarding career
Harpists have more choices than other musicians. You can play in an orchestra, perform at receptions or sophisticated parties, teach in a school or for private lessons, perform at religious services or with a choir.
All ages can take it up
You are never too old to start. All it takes is a dedication and love of the instrument. The harp comes in different sizes for just the right fit. There is a variety of music to fit your personal taste.
It can be used as a healing tool
The soothing sounds are very relaxing. The full vibrant tones massage the entire body. Music can affect us emotionally and lift our moods. The tranquility of the harp can refresh the spirit and aid in healing.
Studying a musical instrument is good for you
It provides structure to your life and builds concentration and time management skills. Playing encourages freedom of thought and expression. There is satisfaction in studying a challenging instrument