Please see our main Harp Teacher List page for other states, and for more information on how to use this list.
Some teachers who live in neighboring states may be listed at the bottom of this page.
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Here is a list of our harp teachers in Iowa organized by zip code.
(Ankeny, Des Moines)
Marie teaches private and group lessons for children and teens at her studio. No previous musical training is required. Marie specializes in composition, arranging, and improvisation, and classical, therapy and religious music. She offers recitals, theory classes, and creative help for students with special needs. She studied with Laura Erickson and has been teaching since 2010.
"I love to encourage young people to use their talents to glorify the Lord. I enjoy working with kids to discover the best way they learn music and coming up with creative solutions to assist special needs."
Kris teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio, and at Central College in Pella, Iowa. No previous musical training is required. Kris specializes in classical and folk music, and also teaches composition, arranging and improvisation, and Celtic, early, therapy and religious music. She offers recitals, harp ensembles and harp circles. She has a Bachelor's degree in Music Education and Performance, a Certificate in Sacred Music, and has completed coursework for the International Harp Therapy Program. She studied with Mary Watts Foss, Kristin Maahs, and Christina Tourin.
"You are welcome to join a growing number of amateur harpists in the Pella area. You need not be enrolled in private lessons to participate in the semi-annual harp gatherings."
50311Des Moines, IA
(Ames, W. Des Moines)
Kristin teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio and at Grinnell College. She will also travel to the homes of local students. No previous musical training is required. Kristin teaches all musical styles, specializing in classical and Celtic music. She offers recitals and harp ensembles for her students. She has a Bachelor's of Music in Harp Performance, and Suzuki Harp Teacher training. She studied with Sandra Bury, Mary Beckman, Jean and Alice Chalifoux, and also studied Celtic harp at the Cairde na Cruite school in Ireland. She has been teaching since 1986.
"I have over 20 years of experience teaching students of all ages to play the harp. My training is in classical harp and also Celtic harp."
52246Iowa City, IA
Pam teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio, and at the Preucil School of Music, Orchestra Iowa School, and the University of Iowa. No previous musical training is required. Pam teaches all musical styles, specializing in classical and orchestral music, and offers recitals and group classes. She has Bachelor's and Master's degrees in music, and has Suzuki Teacher Training through Book 3, SPA, Revisiting Book 1. She has been teaching since 1992.
52404Cedar Rapids, IA
(Iowa City, Cedar Falls)
Gretchen teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio, and at the University of Northern Iowa, Coe College, and Orchestra Iowa School. She also teaches through Skype and Google Hangouts. No previous musical training is required. Gretchen teaches all music styles, and offers recitals and harp ensembles. She has a Master's of Music in Harp Performance from Rice University, and has been teaching since 1992. She studied with Paula Page, Alice Chalifoux, and Mary Bircher. Gretchen is the Principal Harpist of Orchestra Iowa.
60074Chicago area, IL
Faye teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio and at Wheaton College and Northern Illinois Univeristy. She also teaches through Zoom and Skype, and will travel to the homes of local students. No previous musical training is required. She has pedal harps for rent to her students. Faye teaches all musical styles, specializing in classical and orchestral music. She also teaches composition, arranging, improvisation, and music theory, and offers recitals and harp ensembles for her students. Faye has a BM in performance from Eastern Michigan University, an MM in Performance from Boston University, and is a certified Kindermusik instructor. She studied with Jill Bailiff Reyes and Lucile Lawrence, and has been teaching since 1975.
"What I enjoy most about teaching is the challenge of meeting a new student, exploring his/her learning style and helping that person find a new path in music through playing the harp. With many years of experience, I have learned to pinpoint issues and help students overcome problems. In addition, many of my students who have graduated from college are now able to revisit lessons through skype and zoom. From Wisconsin, to New York to Colorado, there are no boundaries keeping students from finding the right teacher."