Pacific Harps lessons Online

Why take Online lessons?

Learn online using Zoom, FaceTime or Skype

Online lessons using your computer, tablet or even smartphone are a fun and very efficient way to receive lessons on the harp.

  • You can take online lessons on the harp whether you are a complete beginner or whether you are an advanced player.
  • Online lessons allow you to have the teacher of your choice come to you, no matter where you are in the world.
  • If you live in a remote area and can’t get to a teacher easily, or at all, then this is a wonderful way to have lessons from one of the best teachers.
  • You have the lesson on your own harp, in the comfortable atmosphere of your own place, without having to drive anywhere.
  • You can hear me playing for you and demonstrating, and I can hear you. I have a top model webcam so the picture and sound are very clear.
  • I will send you music and exercises to work on, and recommend music for you to buy.
  • We can work out a mutually good time for the lesson, accounting for international time differences.

I currently teach students in Australia, as well as in other parts of the USA.

Feel free to email me for rates and more information.

Harp Instruction

Carolyn Sykes giving a harp lessonCarolyn Sykes has been teaching music for over 20 years, starting in Australia and continuing in the United States. She has taught in her private studios, in a music school for children that she co-founded in Melbourne Australia, in colleges, and now in her own private school “Pacific Harps”, located in Pasadena, Los Angeles.

The students range in age from 4 years old to 75 years old, and all attend private one-on-one lessons. The tuition covers playing technique, music reading and theory, ear training, rhythm and composition. Each lesson is tailored to the specific needs of the individual student, and is designed to be inspiring and fun at all levels

Music is supposed to be an expression of joy, and all of us that teach here try to make it that way. Music does take some diligence and practice on the part of the student, but the rewards are great. Even for the small children we try to keep the rewards coming with additional incentives and prizes.


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Student Recitals

Twice a year we hold a student recital and a party that all are welcome to participate in. We also hold adult playing circles for those who would rather not perform in such a formal setting as a recital. The adult students bring their own harps and we all play for each other in an intimate setting, followed by dinner.

Skype Harp Lesson with Carolyn SykesPrefer lessons in your own home? We Skype!

Lessons are avaliable in person at our Pasadena studio in Los Angeles, or almost anywhere in the world via Skype. All you need is a computer or iPad with a web cam and a Skype account and you are all set to enjoy lessons from the comfort of your own home! Click HERE for more information.

Harps for Rent and for Sale

We have harps for rent, so that you don’t have to buy one before you have some experience, or before you are sure that this is what you or your child want to continue with. When you are ready to buy, we are happy to help advise you, and help you choose the best instrument for your needs. We have an online Harp Shop at

Pacific Harps is located in Pasadena, California. If this is too far from you and “Skype” lessons are not your cup of tea, feel free to ask us to refer you someone in your area.

About Us

Pacific Harps is a boutique harp instruction, performance, showroom and sales company located in Pasadena, California. Established over 30 years ago by Carolyn Sykes, Pacific Harps has links to France, Australia, Pakistan, Ireland and South America and is continuing to expand, spreading the joy of harp music to an ever wider audience.


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