Lynn Harting-Ware

Music History & Classical Guitar

Lynn Ware, Guitar teacher

• Masters of Music, Kent State University
• Bachelor of Music, University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music

Lynn Harting-Ware has degrees of a Masters of Music from Kent State University and a Bachelor of Music from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. A specialist teacher of Music History and Theory, she has many years of experience in preparing young students for the RCM Examinations. Her enthusiastic classroom method incorporates visual and audio aids, including CDs and videos. She offers her students a CD lending library, featuring many of the composers covered in class.

Author of student textbooks, including Romantic Music (RCM History 1 (previously History 3)), From Bingen to Beethoven (RCM History 2 (previously History 4)) and Rudiments of Music (RCM Preliminary Rudiments, Rudiments 1, & Advanced Rudiments), Mrs. Ware’s commitment to facilitating her student’s learning is unparalleled. Her classes encourage a sense of fun, discovery, and much student participation. Her teaching method is designed with young students in mind, blending patience, affection and humour with high expectations. This blend of fun and enjoyment with the students, balanced with her demanding requirements, has produced outstanding results with many students achieving grades 90%-100%. In history classes, she teaches listening skills as well as essay writing skills, memory and retention skills, all essential preparations for RCM Exams.

A concert and recording artist, Lynn Harting-Ware is a classical guitarist of international reputation. A frequent guest artist and lecturer at universities, her compact discs are played on classical radio stations throughout the world. Her professional career serves to enhance her teaching. She has given her life to music and this genuine love is the vital force of her teaching. Mrs. Ware has performed, premiered and commissioned many 20th century compositions. She is also a composer, arranger, editor and publisher of musical scores. Recordings on Acoma include The Many Moods of the Guitar (GXD 5732) Impossible Dream (GXD 5733), Forest Scenes (GXD 5734), Americas (GXD 5736), and Angelica (5735).  Click to see her RCM Examinations Gold medal winners in Music Theory!  Click to see prize winning students! 

See Ware Guitar Students performing on YouTube!