Caroline Léonardelli Harp Studio
located in Central Ottawa Canada. Second studio in France.
I am available for virtual on line lessons I have students around the world including Asia, Europe and USA. Teach all age groups and levels.
Caroline is a JUNO Award Nominee for solo classical performance. She is the only harpist in Canada to have graduated from
the renowned Paris Conservatoire with a first prize. With over 25 years of teaching experience, many of Caroline's students have achieved advanced levels of performance and received numerous awards and invitations.
Caroline has a private studios located in Ottawa, Canada, and France and is a performance instructor at Carleton University. Caroline founded the De La Salle High School Music Program Harp Ensembles. Harp students range in age from seven to adult, and from beginner to advanced levels. Caroline has implemented online / virtual lessons and has achieved great success with this method.
Adults it is never too late, contact me and I will get you started and provide the support you need. Parents your children deserve an exceptional teacher to ensure they are have a great and long lasting start to their music enjoyment.
Caroline teaches the European School of harp method which is recognized as the approach of choice for the top international performers. Caroline’s teaching program, is focused on developing high caliber performance of classical solo harp, harp ensembles, chamber music, and orchestra audition repertoire. Lessons are provided in an enjoyable setting, tailored to the individual student’s needs and abilities.
Many of Caroline’s harp students have become professional musicians and a number have gone on to advanced studies at major university music schools including: Eastman School of Music, Yale School of Music, University of Montreal, and University of Toronto. Several students have won principal harp positions with the National Youth Orchestra and others have been invited to perform at the Ottawa International Chamber Music Festival.
To enjoy the instrument and progress in level, regular practice is necessary in addition to lessons. Caroline provides a program tailored to each individual and their particular needs.
Caroline’s harp ensembles include harp duo, trios, and quartet ensembles from beginner to University Masters Level. Caroline strives to promote and achieve the highest standards of performing ensembles. Caroline selects students based on their development for the various ensembles. Ensembles including the De La Salle high school ensemble perform in concert invitations as well as outreach to schools and retirement homes. In December 2022 the De La Salle Harp ensembles were invited to perform at the Music and Beyond Solstice Concert at Dominion Chalmers Concert Hall to great success. Photos from the day of the performance below.
Master Classes & Competition Judging
Caroline's master classes specialize in French and Italian repertoire solo, ensemble or chamber repertoire. Master Class engagements include the prestigious Eastman School of Music in New York. Caroline is a much sought after judge for performance competitions including the Orchestre Symphonique de Montreal National Music Competition.
Caroline brings her depth of experience as a sophisticated and talented performer to her teaching environment. Her methodology encourages self-discipline and self-exploration through daily routine which is highly effective in bringing out the best in her students. Whether you want to work on your technique, your musicality or your group work she will bring out the best in you. I have loved working with her. Cindy
Madame Caroline is a fantastic, world-class harp professor! She is excellent at assessing a student's abilities and interests, in helping a student overcome challenges, and in adjusting her lessons to keep her student motivated. Whether Madame Caroline is teaching in your home, in her studio, or online, she is very organized, provides specific and positive feedback, and is always able to pinpoint areas of growth.