Mary Harrah • Musician • Educator • Linguist


Students will need the following basic materials for lessons.  All materials should be brought to each lesson:

  • Instrument and bow
  • Shoulder rest--either a Kun-style shoulder rest, or a thick foam rest. I will determine which type is best for the individual student.
  • Rosin
  • Spiral bound, lined notebook for assignments (Note: While lessons are being taught online, I will email you lesson notes every week.)
  • Technique and repertoire books as needed--I will let you know which ones you will need.

Online instruction is available via Skype, FaceTime, and Zoom.

Congratulations to Hannah (5th in her region, viola), Jordyn (viola), and Elena (viola) on their successful Regional Orchestra auditions. (January 2024)

Congratulations  all students on a beautiful recital. (May 2023)

Congratulations  to Jackson (viola), Elena (viola), and Angela (1st violin) on their successful Regional Orchestra auditions. (January 2023)

Congratulations to Valeria (MCC Violin) on her acceptance to both ASU's and NAU's School of Music for Music Education. (March 2022)

Congratulations to Jackson--1st alternate for Arizona All State Orchestra, Viola. (March 2022)

Congratulations to Halle (MCC Violin) on her acceptance to SIX Music Therapy programs, including ASU, and a full ride scholarship to ASU. (March 2021)

As of March 2021, in-person instruction has resumed.