Harp Lessons Online via Zoom

martha gallagher

“I am not a teacher, but an awakener!”
Robert Frost

I continue to delight in the journey of music, creative expression and life that has come to me through playing the harp over the past 35 years. I truly love sharing music and inspirations with harp players of all levels and music interests through teaching and with audiences through performances.

Expand your harp/music/life journey, exploring and experiencing new dimensions of playing the harp by taking private lessons with me; a player who loves to explore music and a teacher who loves to help her students develop wings to carry them on their own harp journey.

Be open to the adventure and you will find my lessons full of music, information, and inspirations wrapped up in a whole lot of fun. These lessons are for anyone and everyone who wants to develop and deepen their harp playing and musicianship, while learning and exploring all kinds of music.

In Zen Buddhism, the term “beginner’s mind” refers to one having an attitude of openness, being enthusiastic and lacking preconceptions when learning. Whether a beginning or advanced harp player, we’ll use the beginner’s mind philosophy to help you soar into the wide, wild and wonderful world of playing the harp!




Pay by PayPal

$50 for a half hour lesson
$90 for a full hour lesson



harp on dock

“Martha plays with a sense of joy and energy; a joie de vivre!”
Northeast Public Radio

Martha Gallagher has been delighting audiences with her distinctive and richly varied performances for over 40 years. She has a diverse musical background; from classical flautist with a symphony orchestra to lead singer in rock and jazz/blues bands. Her one-woman shows appeal to harp playing audiences as well as music-loving audiences in general.

Her love affair with the Celtic harp began just as she was finishing college.

She built her first harp and, not knowing anyone who taught harp, began a journey of delight and discovery, teaching herself to play the lever harp. She continues her ever-expanding adventure with her voice and harp, sharing joy and inspiration with students and audiences far and wide.

Martha’s extensive solo tours have taken her around the US and Canada, with several tours sponsored by The National Endowment for the Arts. She has performed with such luminaries as six-time Grammy winners The Chieftains and been featured on numerous television and radio programs; appearances include BBC Television, Northeast Public Radio, North Country Public Radio and Good Morning Arizona.

Martha has been a guest artist/clinician at The Berklee College of Music and The Boston Conservatory. She has been a headlining performer, as well as an popular teacher and workshop leader, at many national festivals and conferences, including the Somerset Folk Harp Festival, VHC Beginning in the Middle, Harp Gathering, Northern Lights Harp Fest, AHS National Conference, Southeastern Harp Weekend, Harp Con, Goderich Celtic College and Roots Festival, and the Big Sky Harp Festival. Her music and articles have been published in a variety of music and harp magazines. Martha is currently on the board of the International Society of Folk Harpers and Craftsmen and is the CD reviewer for The Folk Harp Journal.

In 2014 she premiered her first orchestral work, a suite for lever harp and symphony, based on the story of her Orphan Harp, Hope. Martha enjoys working with a variety of ensembles, arranging and performing her original works with symphonies, vocal ensembles, hand bell ensembles and other groups. She has produced and recorded seven CDs of primarily original music on her indie label Singing Strings.

Marco Sunset

For more about Martha, please visit adkharper.com