Minnesota Teachers

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.


Here's what the icons below indicate:

Teaches through Skype, FaceTime, Zoom or other online programs

Teaches both lever and pedal harp

Teaches only lever harp

Teaches only pedal harp

Teaches all ages

Teaches only children and teens

Teaches only teens and adults


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

55112

Arden Hills, MN
(North Metro area)

Terry Gibson

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels

Terry teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio. She will also travel to the homes of local students. No previous musical training is required. She has both lever harps and pedal harps for rent to her students. Terry teaches all musical styles, specializing in arranging, improvisation, and lead sheet playing. She has a teaching degree and has been attending Teacher Training workshops through Lyon and Healy for 5 years. She studied with Pat Anderson and Bridget Stuckey, and has been teaching since 1995.

"I teach note reading to very young students or those who have absolutely no musical background through the use of color. It is a process that I learned about through a book from Canada."

 

55113

St. Paul, MN
(Minneapolis)

Stephanie Claussen

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels

Stephanie teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio, as well as through Skype. She teaches all levels of lever harp, and beginning and intermediate pedal harp. No previous musical training is required. Stephanie specializes in Celtic and early music, and also teaches arranging and classical, folk, and religious music. She has a Bachelor's of Music in Harp Performance, and has been teaching since 2011.

 

55113

Minneapolis, MN
(St Paul)

Cathy Victorsen

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels

Cathy teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio and at the homes of students. She teaches through Zoom and FaceTime. She also teaches at the following colleges: Bethel University, Hamline University, and University of Northwestern in St. Paul. No previous musical training is required. She teaches all musical styles, as well as composition, arranging, and improvisation. She offers harp ensembles for her students, and opportunities to share music at senior living residences. She has a BM in Harp Performance from Boston University, and a MM in Harp Performance from the University of Minnesota. Cathy studied with Frances Miller, Gladys Hubbner, Nancy Allen, Lucille Lawrence, Edward Druzinsky and Marjorie Tyre and also studied at Aspen, Tanglewood, and Sewanee Summer music Festivals. She has been teaching since 1980.

"I enjoy teaching students to play this glorious instrument. There is no limit to the music we can learn to play. My goal is to help them become the best harpists they can be, and to love learning, and sharing their music."

 

55337

Burnsville, MN
(Twin Cities Area)

Lynnette Heinzen

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels
(952) 895-5343 - harpnet@msn.com

Lynnette teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio, and she will travel to the homes of local students. She also teaches through Skype. No previous musical training is required. Lynnette teaches all musical styles, and offers recitals for her students. She has a Bachelor's of Harp Performance, and continues education through master classes and private lessons. She has studied with Frances Miller, Suzanne Balderston, and Lynne Aspnes. She has been teaching since 1979.

"I have performed and taught in the Twin Cities since College. I have a good working relationship with other harpists in the area."

 

55345

Minneapolis, MN
(St. Paul)

Shari Latz Rothman

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels
(952) 807-2175 - sharirothman@comcast.net

Shari teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio and at MacPhail Center for Music. She will travel to the homes of local students, and also teaches through Skype. No previous musical training is required. She has lever harps for rent to her students. Shari teaches all musical styles, and offers recitals and harp ensembles. She has a Bachelor's of Music in Harp Performance from the University of Michigan, and a Master's of Music in Harp Performance from the University of Southern California. She studied with JoAnn Turovsky, Lynne Aspnes, and Frances Miller, and has been teaching since 1992.

 

55391

Deephaven, MN
(Minneapolis MN, Sioux Falls SD)

Jeanne Ekholm

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels

Jeanne teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio. No previous musical training is required. Jeanne specializes in classical and orchestral music, and also teaches pop, folk, and religious music. She has a Bachelor's of Music degree, and has been teaching since 1977.

 

55417

Minneapolis, MN
(St. Paul)

Katie McMahon

Lever harp - beginning to intermediate

Katie teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio, as well as through Skype. No previous musical training is required. Katie teaches all music styles, specializing in classical and Celtic music. She offers recitals and harp ensembles for her students. She has been teaching since 1993.

"I relocated from Ireland to Minneapolis after touring as the original lead singer for the Riverdance show for 5 years. I specialize in beginners of all ages, and also teach voice."

 

55422

Minneapolis, MN

Emily Gerard

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels

Emily teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio and at a music store. No previous musical training is required. She has lever harps for rent to her students. Emily teaches all musical styles, specializing in classical and orchestral music. She offers recitals and harp ensembles. She has Bachelor's and Master's of Music degrees, and has been teaching since 1997.

 

55422

Minneapolis, MN
(St. Paul)

Reuben L. Correa

Lever and wire-strung harps - all levels

Reuben teaches private lessons for children and adults at his studio, and at the homes of local students. No previous musical training is required. Reuben specializes in Celtic and classical music, and also teaches composition, arranging, improvisation, and therapy and folk music. He offers a harp circle for his students. He has a Bachelor's of Music degree from Bethel University, and is a composer and a recording artist. He studied with Ann Ransom of the Minnesota Orchestra, and Francis Miller of the University of Minnesota. He has been teaching since 1991.

"I have been teaching harp for over 25 years. My students have gone on to become professionals in recording, teaching, therapy, and just for the pure pleasure of playing this beautiful instrument."

 

55804

Duluth, MN
(Knife River)

Georganne Hunter

Lever and wire-strung harps - all levels

Georganne teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio. No previous musical training is required. She has lever harps for rent to her students. Georganne specializes in Celtic and Renaissance / early music, and also teaches composition, arranging, improvisation, and therapy music. She offers recitals and harp circle for her students. She has a BA degree, and has been teaching since 1978. She has studied with Kim Robertson, Alie Robertson, Janet Harbison, and Maire Ne Chathasaigh.

 

55901

Rochester, MN

Paula Smith

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels

Paula teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio. She teaches through Zoom and Facetime, and will also travel to the homes of local students. Two years of prior piano lessons are preferred. She has lever harps for rent to her students. Paula teaches all musical styles, specializing in classical and pop music. She offers recitals, harp ensembles and harp circles, and theory classes for her students. She has a Masters of Music in Harp Performance, and a Masters of Science in Education, and has been teaching since 1978.