About Brenda Harp

 

Music has always been a passion of mine and I began writing songs when I was 8 years old. I grew up in the midwest (Chicago/Milwaukee area) in a very musical home and studied piano for about 9 years before heading off to college at John Brown University in Siloam Springs, AR. Received a B.S. in Elementary Ed. I lived in Portland, OR for 5 years and while I was there I had the opportunity to record a demo of three original songs. After relocating to Denver, CO in '92, I became involved with the music at Crossroads Church. Over the next several years at Crossroads, I had the privilege to be instrumental in numerous recordings (vocals, writing, comping vocals, A&R, etc.) and eventually recorded my first CD in 1998. People at the church asked if I would teach their children piano. Though I knew I had a passion for teaching and music, it was not quite what I had in mind. I decided to say "yes" to my friend's son who wanted to learn piano and needless to say, it snowballed. Before I knew it, I had 25 - 30 students. Somehow over the past few decades I've found a balance between teaching and developing the students who come into my life and writing/creating/recording my own music. It is an honor to share the joy of music with others and I feel I'm here to help "turn on the light bulbs" in their minds so they can develop and find their own path in this life of music. 

 

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