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Alexandra Perdew-Bhatt

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Alexandra Perdew-Bhatt

Lecturer (Harp)
M.M., Orchestral Studies (harp performance) Roosevelt University Chicago College of Performing Arts
B.A., DePauw University Music and Anthropology


Alexandra's major teachers included: Sarah Bullen, Edward Druzinsky, Sally Maxwell, JoAnn Turovsky, Harriet Thompson Moore, and Faye Seeman.
Alexandra has performed extensively throughout the world. Her career has embraced many different styles of playing from Classical to Celtic, Bollywood to Pop, Orchestral to solo music. She has also appeared on several major network television shows. 
She taught at the Philadelphia International Music Festival and was the Director of the Salvi Harps Summer Institute as well as the Salvi Harps Master Class and Concert Series in Anaheim and the Salvi Harps Teaching program for Southern California including the harp ensemble.
She also served as the National Sales Manager and Ambassador for Salvi Harps North America for almost a decade. She still serves as an Ambassador for Salvi Harps. 
Alexandra has been very active in the American Harp Society from starting chapters to serving on several local executive boards. She also served as the Vice President of the American Harp Society Foundation. She has been a Co-Director of the Anne Adams Awards for twenty years. 
Alexandra's passion is teaching. She has been teaching harp and piano around the country for twenty years through her personal harp studio and the Salvi Harps Showroom in Southern California. Her students participate in local, regional, national, and international competitions as well as playing in many orchestras. Her students have gone on to attend the best Universities and Conservatories in the country. They have also gone on to perform with many professional orchestras and have appeared as soloists in the Olympic Games ceremonies and the Grammys. She believes that every student has their own voice and interpretation of a piece and that should always come alive when they play. In addition, she teaches that harpists should be diverse and be able to play many types of music in many styles. Most importantly though, she teaches students that whatever they go one to do in their life, there is a place for their artistry. Her students have gone on to become writers, businessmen and women, doctors, engineers, and professional musicians, but they are all proud to still be performing.