Teaching


Nella taught as an artist affiliate at Agnes Scott College for more than 20 years and continues to maintain an active private studio.

Her students have played in the major youth symphony orchestras in Georgia, including the Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra, Metropolitan Youth Symphony Orchestra, Georgia Youth Symphony Orchestra, and All State Orchestras. Some students have also performed as concerto soloists. Nella has also had students receive music scholarships to universities throughout the US.

student Sara Hancock
Photograph by Phil Colson


She has coached the harp sections in ASYO, MYSO and GYSO and has twice been the judge for the nationally ranked harp competition at the Stone Mountain Scottish Highland Games. Nella has also served as a past president of the Georgia Chapter of the American Harp Society. In 2010, Nella was on the faculty at Brevard Music Center, one of the country's finest summer institutes and festivals.

Along with private lessons, Nella also offers students the opportunity to play in harp ensemble.

Harp Ensemble
Photograph by Phil Colson



Contact Nella

phone: 404 378-4923.
email: nrigell@gmail.com


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