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Harp Lessons 1-on-1 Online
Cara Dawson: Online Harp Teacher

Harp Tutor​ Online

Cara Dawson

Harp Teacher

“My lessons offer a supportive and nurturing environment to help students of any level develop their technical and musical abilities on the instrument. Together, we can work our way through the centuries of available repertoire to discover and hone the students‘ musical tastes and personality along the way. Above all, I hope to communicate the joy of making music. “ 


Cara Dawson

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Cara Dawson Performs

Cara Dawson Education

Universität de Künste Berlin, Germany. 

Degree obtained: Master's Degree.

Trinity Laban Conservatoire, London, England. 
Degree Obtained: Bachelor's Degree.

Winner of John Marson harp Award for outstanding musicianship.

Guildhall School of Music, London, England 
Degree Obtained: Bachelor's Degree.


Contact us to check available times and dates. 

Available Levels

  • Absolute Beginner

  • Intermediate

  • Advanced

  • College Prep

  • Conservatoire Level


  • Children: Ages 8 upwards

  • Adults: All ages

Every new student receives a free 20-30 minute intro. 
No obligation.

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Course info

  • All lesson materials are carefully selected based on each student's needs and musical preferences.

  • Lever and pedal harp.

  • Tuning the harp.

  • Body awareness at the harp for ease of playing, tension reduction, and injury prevention.  

  • Contemporary harp playing, improvisation, and extended techniques.

  • Specially selected repertoire to fit the students' technical needs and musical preferences. 

  • Technical agility through scales, arpeggios, and etudes. 

Graded Music Exams

  • ABRSM Practical Exams: Grades 1-8 & Diplomas

  • Trinity Practical Exams: Grade 1-8 & Diplomas

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Orchestral Harp Repertoire | Audition Support

  • Orchestral Repertoire Studies.

  • Guidance in playing the harp in a symphony orchestra and within ensembles.

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Cara Dawson

Cara Dawson is an award-winning harpist from England with a reputation spanning various musical scenes. She is a graduate of renowned institutions; Guildhall School of Music and Drama and Trinity Laban Conservatoire with a First Class Honours Degree, and earlier at Chethams School of Music. She now continues with a Master in Harp Performance at Universität der Künste Berlin, with an emphasis on New Music. Her awards have included the Ida Caroll Award for Strings, Henry Wood Trust Scholarship, and the John Marson Harp Award for Outstanding Musicianship. 


An experienced orchestral player, Cara has built a career performing in many of the UK and Germany's major concert halls, including Barbican Concert Hall, Bridgewater Hall, Royal Festival Hall, and Berlin Philharmonie, under the baton of many noted conductors, including François-Xavier Roth. She now works regularly as a freelance harpist in Berlin with various orchestras, as well as solo and chamber projects. She also collaborates continually with composers on developing new works for harp solo and within ensembles. As a recording artist, she has released work with Da Vinci Classics and the State51 Conspiracy. 


As a teacher, Cara is committed to each student's personal goals. Her approach is always to work in a kind and encouraging atmosphere, as she is passionate about students enjoying all their time at the harp, be it in lessons, performances, and practice time. She believes in creating a solid foundation in technical agility through exercises for both fingers and feet (if learning pedal harp) to allow ease of musicality. Lessons also include awareness of posture, sight reading, sound quality, and performance skills in both solo and ensemble playing. Cara has completed courses in harp pedagogy at the Guildhall School and general musical pedagogy at Trinity Laban. 

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How it Works

1. Sign Up

Signing up is free. 
We will contact you within 12 hours. 

All levels and ages welcome!

2. Learn

Everyone receives a free intro. 
No obligation. 

For an overview of the lesson prices, please visit our pricing overview page. 

Do you have questions?

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Why Music Tutor Online?

1. Professional Teachers

We love sharing our passion for music with you. 
All our music teachers have degrees from top music colleges and are specialists in their field.  

2. Unique Personal Support

Full personal support throughout.
Your music learning experience is our utmost priority. 

3. Our Lesson Space

Stable and secure video calling.
Private virtual classroom.
Latest developments in online teaching software.

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