Studio Harp Lessons with Cynthia Shelhart

I teach adult harp students of all levels at my studio in Chesterton, Indiana, near Chicago. Lessons are 45 minutes long, twice a month. All students experience learning by ear, reading music, and musical improvisation in an organized and motivational environment. Although I specialize in early music and traditional Scottish & Irish music, other musical styles may be available for study upon request. Each student learns individualized nylon- or gut-strung technique for the small harp. Harps with at least 22 strings are welcome (recommended lowest note: G below middle C, or lower). Double-strung harp lessons are available for harp players with experience on other harps.

Contact me to schedule harp lessons, or to learn more about harp study.

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Kleppe Wedding (private event)

Sand Creek Country Club, Chesterton IN


Moore Wedding (private event)

Chateau Banquets, Merrillville IN


Housing Opportunities Gala (private event)

Blue Chip Casino, Michigan City IN


Fields Wedding (private event)

Aberdeen Manor Ballroom & Event Center, Valparaiso IN


University of Chicago Early Music Ensemble

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Bond Chapel, 1050 E 59th St, Chicago IL 60637

As a member of the Early Music Ensemble, Cynthia sings and plays continuo on this early music bouquet from France featuring pieces by Mouton, Sermisy, Arcadelt, Janequin, and others for voices, viols, guitar, harpsichord, and winds. Admission free.


Kristevski Wedding (private event)

Aberdeen Manor, Valparaiso IN

Private event.


U of C Early Music Ensemble Tea Time Concert

Fulton Recital Hall, 5845 S Ellis Ave, Chicago IL 60637

Cynthia sings soprano with the University of Chicago Early Music Ensemble. Concert is free and open to the public, in Fulton Recital Hall (fourth floor of Goodspeed Hall). Complimentary tea and cookies are served in the Fulton Hall lobby at 4:15pm and the concert begins promptly at 4:30pm.


Benedict Wedding (private event)

Aberdeen Manor, Valparaiso IN

Private event.