Harp Lessons with Prof. Annabelle Renzo
Since graduating from McGill University where she studied with Jennifer Swartz, principal harpist at the Montreal Symphony Orchestra, Annabelle Renzo has been invited to play with the city's major orchestras; she is currently principal harpist of the Orchestre Symphonique de Longueuil and plays regularly with l’Orchestre Symphonique de Québec, Sherbrooke, Drummondville, Rimouski and many other ensembles around Montreal.
Judy Loman, Isabelle Perrin, Fabrice Pierre and Rita Costanzi are amongst the renowned harpists under which she was trained. Annabelle has also participated in music festivals in Asia (NYOC tour, 2002), in France for the MusicAlp (2005), and in British Columbia where she played with the Symphony Orchestra of the Pacific (2004).
With her new electric harp, Annabelle shows her great versatility by playing at the Montreal Jazz Festival with Fred Alarie (2006), at the Festival d’été de Québec with Kanye West (2007) and with Dennis DeYoung at la Place des Arts, From 2006 to 2008, she was sailing all over the world on cruise ships where she invented her new and unique show; Moonlight Melodies. She is now a guest entertainer on famous cruise lines such as the Holland America and Celebrity Cruises.
In addition to her career as a performer, she is interested in sharing her passion for the instrument and has taught students of all ages for the last 10 years. Recently, Annabelle has been engaged by Les Jeunesses Musicales du Canada to present shows that she has created specifically for young children.
Perhaps you have always wanted to play a different instrument?
Have you ever thought of discovering an ancient instrument that has 5 thousand years?
What about learning the harp?!
Mystical and magical, the harp is certainly a beautiful instrument to discover. Throughout your learning experience, you will developp your artistic skills, concentration, memory and personal discipline. You will be inspired by its very unique sound which will allow you to feel calmness while expressing your personal creativity.
Welcome to beginners and children!
The harp program is made for all ages and all levels, from the small celtic harp to the classical and pedal harp. Children can start lessons at the early age of 5 years old. Inspired by the Suzuki Method, the harp program will enhance your child's confidence, self-esteem, and increase the ability to accept challenges. Lessons can either be private or in small groups.
Maybe you think harps just seemed inaccessible?
These small and portable harps are the answer for you!
Harp Purchase and Rental Program
- small and portable harp
- perfect for children and all beginners!
- only 4 pounds!
- 26 strings, with correct string spacing (3 1/2 octaves)
- nice volume and tone
- made in Indiana, USA
- available in differents colors; natural, black, red, pink, blue, purple, black and green
Full harp package for the beginner harp student includes:
- one small harp (in an assortment of colors)
- tuning key
- harp stick
- harp stand
- harp cover (designed and made in Montreal, Qc)
For more information, please call (514) 697-9991 to inquire