Marissa Knaub

Teaching Studio

Marissa has extensive experience in the art of teaching the harp. Currently, she is the adjunct harp professor at Youngstown State University. She has maintained a private harp-teaching studio with students ranging in age from seven to adult.  She was the harp instructor of the Urban Youth Harp Ensemble in Atlanta, GA for two years and at Toccoa Falls College. Marissa was also the harp-teaching assistant at the Young Artists’ Harp Seminar for four summers.  She has conducted many harp ensembles, including at Beginning In The Middle, a training program for adult beginner harp students.


Currently, Marissa is accepting new students into her private studio in Pittsburgh, PA.  All students have a one-hour private lesson on a weekly basis.  Beginners develop the necessary music theory skills required to read music.  Weekly assignments from music theory workbooks supplements areas needing improvement.

Marissa emphasizes correct technique!  She comes from a background of schooling of the Salzedo method.  This technique helps students stay loose and relaxed while maintaining good posture so they can express themselves with ease.  It helps harpists avoid injuries and problems related to playing the harp.  Students begin learning the Salzedo technique from their very first lesson. 

As a student of the harp, students must own or rent an instrument for regular practice.  Marissa is more than happy to help any students find a harp right for them! 


Please contact Marissa if you are interested in beginning harp lessons for you or your child!   
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