New Mexico 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 New Mexico organized by zip code.

87102

Albuquerque, NM

Anne Eisfeller

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels
(505) 620-7215 - Aceharp@aol.com

Anne teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio, as well as at a college. No previous musical training is required. Anne teaches all musical styles, specializing in classical and South American music. She has Bachelor's of Music and Master's of Music degrees from Indiana University, and teaches at the Univeristy of New Mexico. She has been teaching since 1976.

 

87106

Albuquerque, NM

Miranda Rensberger

Lever harp - beginning to intermediate
(505) 417-6284 - luthien1@comcast.net

Miranda teaches private lessons for college students, adults, and seniors at her studio, and at the homes of local students. No previous musical training is required. Miranda teaches classical, modern, pop, celtic, folk, and early music. She also teaches arranging. She has been teaching since 2006.

"I focus on teaching you to create the best possible sound on your harp while preventing injury. I want you to enjoy playing the harp."

 

87123

Albuquerque, NM

Karen McKibben

Lever harp - beginning to intermediate
Pedal harp - beginning
(505) 293-3009 - karenmckibben3@yahoo.com

Karen 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. Karen teaches all musical styles, and also teaches composition, arranging, improvisation, and music theory. She has been teaching since 2002.

"My music teacher studied pedal harp with Marcel Grandjany in New York City. I played with the Celtic Coyote folk band for two years which was an incredible learning opportunity -- they were all my teachers.
Lessons are based on your goals and interests. We will start where you are learning beautiful simple pieces as you learn correct technique. Lessons include painless theory. playing by ear, reading music, and improvising. With a good foundation you can go as far as you'd like."

 

87510

Abiquiu, NM
(Santa Fe, Los Alamos, Taos)

Miriam Shilling

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels

Miriam offers harp lessons for children and adults at her studio in Abiquiu. No previous musical training is necessary. Miriam teaches a variety of music styles, specializing in classical music. She attended Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam. She also played with All-State Orchestra 2 years, All-Eastern Orchestra 1 year, and went on tours to Southeast Asia and Scandinavia with the Long Island Youth Orchestra. Miriam studied with Jeanne Goldstein and Arlene Wangler in New York and has been teaching since 1997.

"I'm a professional harpist who's been playing weddings and events for over 35 years. While I highly recommend at least a year of piano lessons before beginning the harp, I will teach all levels. Adults and well-behaved children are always welcome."

 
Miriam Shilling

88005

Las Cruces, NM
(El Paso, TX)

Eike Gunnarson

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - beginning
(915) 204 8473 - eikegun@aol.com

Eike teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studios in Las Cruces, New Mexico and El Paso, Texas. She also gives virtual lessons through Skype and Zoom. No previous musical training is required. She has lever harps for rent to her students. Eike teaches classical, Celtic, folk, Early, and religious music. She also teaches arranging and music theory and offers harp ensembles for her students. Eike has a Masters degree and teaches in both English and German. She has been teaching since 1997.

 

88061

Silver City, NM

Karen Nelson

Lever and double-strung harps - beginning level

Karen teaches private and group lessons for children and adults at her studio. No previous musical training is required. Karen teaches all musical styles, specializing in folk and modern music. She also teaches arranging, improvisation, and music theory, and offers harp circles for her students. Karen has been teaching since 2018.

 

88310

Alamagordo, NM
(Las Cruces)

Lacy Reynolds

Lever harp - beginning to intermediate
Pedal harp - beginning to intermediate
(801) 671-4757

Lacy teaches private lessons for all ages at her studio, and through Skype. No previous musical training is required. Lacy specializes in classical, folk, and Celtic music, and also teaches the Suzuki method. She offers recitals for her students. She studied with Andrea Manes, Megan Visser, and Dr. Cathryn Clayton. Lacy has a BA in Music from the University of Utah, and has been teaching since 2012.