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Madeleine Crump

Harp Lessons, Piano Lessons | Ensemble Coaching

  • Qualifications: Bachelor or Music Performance, Honours, in Harp and Suzuki trained Piano Teacher
  • Pricing: please enquire
  • Styles: Suzuki Piano, Folk/contemporary/classical harp.
  • Suitability: beginner to intermediate


Coming from a large musical family, Madeleine Crump began studying the piano at the age of four. Introduced to her great-grandfather’s harp, Madeleine soon developed a love for the instrument and acquired a pedal harp during her high school years. In 2010 she started her studies at the New Zealand School of Music in Wellington under Carolyn Mills, principal harpist of the NZSO.

Madeleine has won a number of scholarships and awards such as the Wellington Sisters Charitable Trust Instrumental Scholarship NZIRMT Waikato (2009), and the H.G.Cook scholarship for Senior Piano for NZIRMT Waikato (2009). Since then Madeleine has been principal of the New Zealand National Youth Orchestra in 2010, 2011 and 2014. She has also played harp for the New Zealand School of Music orchestra, and performed with various chamber groups. She has regularly performed with Orchestra Wellington, Hamilton Opus Orchestra and Hawkes Bay Orchestra performing numerous works, operas and ballets including Madame Butterfly and Sleeping Beauty.
During her university years Madeleine was a finalist in the New Zealand School of Music concerto competition, playing Ravel’s Intoduction and Allegro. She has had the privilege of performing for Sir Jon Trimmer of the New Zealand Ballet, Dame Malvina Major and Prime Minister John Key. In 2014, Madeleine was chosen by audition from a group of international young harpists to perform a selection of solo works at the International World Harp Congress in Sydney.

Madeleine has an honours degree in harp performance from the New Zealand School of Music, Victoria University, Wellington.

Teaching Info

Whilst studying at university, Madeleine also underwent her Suzuki Piano teaching, completing the first two stages and completing her level One. She has been teaching Suzuki Piano for just over four years, and strongly believes that this is a fantastic method for young children. Madeleine follows the Suzuki method of teaching, which provides a strong focus on listening and repetition, and a strong learning triangle between teacher, student and parent. More information can be found on this website

Madeleine provide’s lessons at her home in Karori.

She also provides harp lessons for the lever harp. Madeleine’s harp technique is based on the Salzedo Method, which builds firm playing techniques that produces a good quality of sound and develops beautiful and elegant playing gestures.