Therese M. Honey

Harp Teacher

Therese Honey

SAA Member


Houston, TX

Therese Honey is a specialist in Celtic and Early harps, with a background in classical pedal harp. With a diverse private studio in the Houston area, she enjoys teaching both children and adults on pedal and lever harps. She frequently tours the United States as a clinician and adjudicator.

She began her harp studies with Houston Symphony harpist Beatrice Rose, with whom she studied for thirteen years. Therese has continued to further her harp skills by studying other noted harpists and at the Irish Music Summer School in Ireland, Amherst Early Music Workshop, Historical Harp Conference and the University of Houston. In 2008 Therese became a registered Suzuki Harp Teacher.

Therese teaches workshops and seminars on Medieval, Renaissance and Celtic repertoire, arranging and style, and Harp Ensemble. She is a dynamic teacher who inspires and motivates her students to develop strong musicianship skills and good harp technique in all styles of music. Her students learn about performance attitude and preparation, harp repertoire, the history of the harp, proper harp maintenance, and practical aspects of a music career.

In addition to weekly lessons at her Rice University area studio, Therese’s students participate in frequent performances including recitals, competitions, orchestra and harp ensemble.

The Houston Harp Studio has harps available for rent and will advise students on purchase of harps.

Teaching credits:
Houston Baptist University Summer Harp Festival
High School for the Performing and Visual Arts
Historical Harp Society
Somerset Harp Festival
Bay Area Folk Harp Society
North Texas Irish Festival
Washington Area Folk Harp Society
Stone Mountain Highland Games
National Scottish Harp Society Championship
Texas Highland Games
Gulf Coast Harpers Regional Conference
International Society for Folk Harpers and Craftsmen, Inc.
American Harp Society Southwest Regional Conference
Dusty Strings Harp Symposium, Seattle, WA
Santa Fe, NM Harp Society
Summer Acoustic Music Festival
Beginning in the Middle Adult Harp Workshop
Amherst Early Music Workshop
Great Lakes Harpers, Contest and Workshop
Louisville, KY Harp Society
Mississippi CelticFest
Music for Healing and Transition Program
O’Flaherty’s Irish Music Retreat