Cécile Denis

Conservatory Instructor

In Her Studio:

Cécile Denis teaches both celtic and pedal harp at the Conservatory. Lessons with Cécile cost $60 per hour. She is accepting new students, ages 6 and up. Previous musical education is appreciated; however, Cécile will teach students without previous musical education. Students in Cécile’s studio are strongly encouraged to take part in Conservatory recitals and can also work towards exams and music festival. The range of styles Cécile teaches is wide: from classical to celtic, as well as anything the student brings to work on. If they don’t already have an instrument, Cécile’s students can rent one of Cécile’s harps and/or take part in a Build Your Own Harp workshop held at the Conservatory where the will build their own 22-string harp under Cécile’s guidance. As well as taking individual lessons, student are encouraged to sign up for the Harp Ensemble class, where they can engage into further learning and networking with fellow harpists. Cécile offers individual lessons in both English and French.


Cécile Denis completed her studies at the Conservatoire de Région in France before she came to Canada where she completed her Master’s degree in Harp Performance at the University of Toronto. There she studied with acclaimed Canadian harpist, Judy Loman.

Regina and Saskatoon became the two major centers for Cécile’s performances, when she moved to Regina in 2007 and was appointed Principal Harpist with the RSO and SSO. The same year, she started teaching harp at the Conservatory of Performing Arts in Regina, and in 2008, she created the Conservatory Harp Ensemble.

Cécile Denis is an active orchestral, chamber and solo musician. She has been featured as guest artist with the RSO symphony and chamber players as well as the SSO chamber players. She has recorded two CDs, “Harposphere” and “Nocturnes”.

In 2012, the OSAC “Stars for Saskatchewan” concert series featured Cécile’s playing in Shaunavon and Rosthern, thus bringing the unique sounds of the harp closer to more people across the province.

Cécile Denis believes in constantly improving on her skills and in 2019, she took a masterclass with MET Orchestra Principal Harpist, Emmanuel Ceysson.

  • BMus – University of Toronto
  • MMus – University of Toronto

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