Harp Instruction CVHS
Instruction In: Pedal Harp, Lever Harp, Celtic Harp, Folk Harp
Currently Accepting Beginning and Intermediate Level Students
Special Interest in Home-Based Education
Working with Children with Special Needs
Mrs. LeBlanc is the Master Harp Instructor for the Central Valley Harp Studio (CVHS)Wendy teaches harp to students of all ages and levels of experience. Wendy also has extensive experience with home-based education. Wendy teaches in her private studio in Visalia, CA, and performs throughout Tulare, Kings, and Kern Counties, including: Visalia, Tulare, Hanford, Fresno, Springville, Exeter, Lemon Cove, Three Rivers, Dinuba, Porterville, Farmersville, Woodlake, Lindsay, Arvin, Bakersfield, Delano, Taft, Tehapachi, Clovis, and many other cities throughout Tulare, Kings, and Kern Counties. Aspiring harpists of all ages and levels of experience are welcome.
"Since I own my own music business (CraftyHarp.com), I can help you with all of your music needs, including harp rentals, music accessories, music, and gifts."
Wendy believes that each student is a unique individual and tailors her approach and practice routine with an emphasis placed on the well being of the student so that the student may reach his or her maximum potential. Wendy custom tailors each student's lesson plan for his or her own specific needs. Wendy believes that being sensitive and listening to student's goals and aspirations are key to a successful study program. Ms. LeBlanc's teaching style, curriculum, and approach are always fun, relaxed, flexible and varied for each student. Music is a joy and lessons should be enjoyable because harp study is not always easy, but it should always be satisfying! Wendy emphasizes initiative and self-direction and encourages creativity and originality of expression. Wendy teaches individuals as well as harp ensemble and is currently teaching harp throughout Tulare County. Ms. LeBlanc's musical experience embraces a wide variety of musical styles and repertoire, and all ages are welcome to study on all types of harps from concert grands to folk harps.
Wendy's instruction is grounded in fundamentals of harp technique, including proper hand and body position, relaxation and ergonomics, practice techniques, musicianship, solo and ensemble repertoire development, instrument tuning maintenance and care, and participation in the musical community.
Membership in Wendy ’s studio consists of:
*Private harp lessons in a fun and nurturing environment.
*Yearly solo recitals-optional for all students.
*Performances With the Tulare County Silver Winds Flute Orchestra, which performs throughout the year at select venues throughout Tulare County. Optional for all students.
Contact Ms. LeBlanc for Instruction Information:
"Playing the harp is a rich, rewarding experience. Many peope think it is impossible to obtain a harp and learn to play it, but it is really a great option, it is completely possible to learn, and fun! I have many connections in the harp world via my music business, and I can help you either rent or buy an affordable harp that fits your budget, and I can get you a great deal on any accessories or music that you need. I can help you! I work with the industries leading harp manufacturers and I can help you find everything you need to begin a fantastic and amazing journey playing the harp! "- Wendy LeBlanc
“Wendy is an absolutely wonderful teacher. She is so encouraging, and I have improved so much since I began studying with her. She is very
professional, and I would recommend her to anyone who wants to study the harp for fun or as a career. She has allowed me to follow my own
musical path, and is so patient and fun to work with. She is just wonderful!”
Carole, Visalia, CA
“Absolutely stunning, professional artist. An exceptional harpist. Beautiful hands and gorgeous tone quality.”
Bill H., Three Rivers, CA
“Excellent technique and beautiful tone. I loved her performance of the Mozart Flute and Harp
Concerto. I was really impressed!”
Mary G., Visalia, CA
“A wonderful artist and musician. Beautiful sound. Tracy is lucky to have her as her playing partner.”
Tadeu Coelho, World Renowned Flutist and Recording Artist
“Wendy is an incredible Harp player with rich, beautiful tone and her musical interpretation is world class.”
Suzanne Balderston – Master Harpist, Recording Artist, and Composer. Former president of the American Harp Society.