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Amanda Whiting

Job Role: Harp Tutor

Department: Harp

Honours: MA (Jazz), BMus (Hons), LRSM


Amanda started classical harp at the age of six and at sixteen was awarded a specialist scholarship to Wells Cathedral School. She gained her BMus with Caryl Thomas at Cardiff University, and her master’s in jazz at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. She has since become a freelance harpist all over the world; from recitals in London’s Southbank to Jazz festivals in Hamburg, Johannesburg and Belgium to name a few.


As a teacher, Amanda is the Jazz harp specialist at Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama and Royal Birmingham Conservatoire and in 2020, she was awarded her own studio on the Harp Column Academy, teaching jazz around the world.

Notable Achievements

As a composer of jazz harp music, her accolades include the Trinity Harp syllabus (2020-2023) which contains 22 of her compositions.

Amanda was also signed to Jazzman Records in 2020 as a jazz artist, releasing two albums in September 2020 and February 2021.

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