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Iowa Teachers

Iowa Teachers

Here is a list of our harp teachers in Iowa organized by zip code.

Please see our main Harp Teachers 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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50035
Bondurant, IA

(Ankeny,
Des Moines)
Marie Morris - lever and lap harps – Beginning and intermediate
(515) 664-1024 -
Radiantsunshine4him@gmail.com - www.radiantsunshine4him.blogspot.com
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."
50219
Pella, IA

Kris DeWild - lever harp and pedal harp – beginning to intermediate
dewildk@central.edu
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."
50311
Des Moines, IA

(Ames,
W. Des Moines)
Kristin Maahs - lever harp and pedal harp - all levels
(515) 238-8978 -
Krismaahs@gmail.com
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."
52246
Iowa City, IA

(Cedar Rapids)
Pam Weest-Carrasco - lever harp and pedal harp - all levels
carrafam1@mchsi.com
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.
52405
Cedar Rapids, IA

(Iowa City,
Cedar Falls)
Gretchen Brumwell - lever harp and pedal harp - all levels
(319) 363-1546 -
GretchenBrumwell@gmail.com
Gretchen teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio, and at the University of Northern Iowa, Coe College, Wartburg College, and Orchestra Iowa School. Two years of piano is preferred, but not 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.