Tisha Murvihill

Harp Teacher
Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Harp Lessons with Tisha Murvihill

Have you always wanted to play the harp? Let's get started!

Harp Student Lauren tries the harp.


I have a Master's degree in Music Performance from Indiana University School of Music under Distinguished Professor Susann McDonald. I have been the Principal Harpist of the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra since 1995 and have been teaching privately for many years.

Harp Teacher Tisha Demonstrates for Lauren

Teaching Philosophy

I suppose the best way to describe my teaching style is relaxed and easy-going. I want the harp to be fun for you! At the same time, I want you to feel that you are progressing and accomplishing your goals. If you want me to prepare you for a career as a professional harpist, I am happy to work with you on that. However, if you simply want to play at home for yourself and your friends, we can make that happen. Email harp@harptisha.com for more info.

Harp Teacher Tisha teaches Alita
Harp Teacher Tisha teaches Karen
Harp Teacher Tisha demonstrates a harp technique for Lauren
Harp Teacher Tisha demostrates a harp Skype lesson

Skype Lesson

Contact Tisha

Please contact Tisha by filling out a contact form or by emailing harp@harptisha.com.

About Tisha Murvihill

“Magical,” “Superb,” “Virtuoso,” “Outstanding”; these are the words newspapers such as the Calgary Herald and the Miami Herald have used to describe award-winning harpist Tisha Murvihill, Principal Harpist of the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra.

In addition to her duties with the CPO, Ms. Murvihill has recorded three solo harp CDs to great acclaim. Her debut recording, If Brahms Wrote for Harp, was reviewed as “…a stunning presentation of the work of Johannes Brahms...” (HarpColumn, January ‘04). Her second CD, A Quiet Afternoon: Inspirational Songs for Harp, was awarded the “2009 Instrumental Album of the Year” Covenant Award by the Gospel Music Association of Canada, and she is very excited about her third CD, Come Just As You Are, which also received a Covenant Award nomination.

In 2005, the World Harp Congress honoured Ms. Murvihill with an invitation to Ireland to give a lecture-recital featuring her performance and transcriptions of Brahms’ music. She can often be heard on radio stations all over North America including stations in Pittsburgh, St. Louis, San Francisco, Minneapolis, and Canada. She has been the featured soloist with numerous groups including the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra and the New World Symphony.

Prior to moving to Calgary, Ms. Murvihill spent three years with the New World Symphony in Miami, Florida under the direction of Michael Tilson Thomas. There, she was twice selected to represent the orchestra at international fund raising events in Monte Carlo and received special mention on the New World Symphony’s CD release Defining Dahl: The Music of Ingolf Dahl for a solo which the Miami Herald called “sterling.”

Ms. Murvihill holds a Master’s Degree in harp performance from Indiana University where she studied under Distinguished Professor Susann McDonald and won the prestigious concerto competition.