Experience

PRIVATE HARP LESSONS Dr. Suen-Campbell is the first harpist from China to obtain a doctoral degree in harp performance. She offers private harp lessons and her students’ age range from 4-70 years old, from beginners to advanced level, on both lever (Celtic) and pedal harps. Her teaching curriculum is mainly based on the Royal Conservatory Music Program, alongside with standard harp repertoire. She provides free consultation on renting or purchasing harps that will suit her students’ needs. Her studio is located in Oakville in the Greater Toronto Area. She also offers high quality lessons/coaching over the internet.  


LECTURE, HARP DEMONSTRATION AND OUTREACH Teresa also gives masterclass, lecture-demonstration and outreach in both Canada and China. She has given lecture-recitals and harp demonstrations in different public libraries of Ottawa, as well as various universities in Hong Kong and China. She has also been invited to give a master class by the Harp Lady Markham in Markham, Toronto. Dr Suen-Campbell was appointed to the harp faculty at Carleton University in Ottawa from 2013-2016. Prior to relocating to Canada, Dr Suen-Campbell was adjunct assistant professor at Chinese University of Hong Kong from 2008-2012. She also taught harp at Northwestern University and the University of Chicago and established the harp department at Macau Youth Symphony Orchestra in Macau, China.


STUDENTS’ ACHIEVEMENT Her former students won top prizes in international competitions held in Japan, Korea, Hong Kong and Macau. Some have been accepted into prestigious music schools in US and Hong Kong. One of them is currently a Lecturer in music at a university in Macau. Most of them also obtained distinctions in their harp examinations.




Former student Hebe placing 2nd at the 26th Nippon Harp Competition Ottawa Public Library harp demonstration

Philosophy

Dr. Suen-Campbell believes in the individuality of students. Every person is unique and her calling as a teacher is to nourish her students’ different talents, in the Platonic teaching tradition. She encourages them to be independent and think critically in their approaches towards music, to speak their own voice in their harp playing.





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