North Dakota 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.


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

58072

Valley City, ND
(Jamestown, Fargo)

Shirley Diana Starke

Lever harp - beginning to intermediate

Shirley teaches private lessons for children and adults at St. Catherine's Church. No previous musical training is required. Shirley teaches all musical styles, specializing in Celtic and folk music. She has been teaching since 2002. Lever harp lessons are given on a Lyon & Healy Troubadour harp, so students do not need to bring their own harps unless they prefer to do so.

"I will teach in a student's home if it is in or very near Valley City, ND."

 

58203

Grand Forks, ND
(Fargo, Moorhead, Eastern ND)

Callie Stadem

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels
(218) 230-3417 - callie.stadem@gmail.com

Callie teaches private and group lessons for children and adults at her studio, and at the Arioso Music Academy. She also teaches at the homes of local students. No previous musical training is required. She has both lever harps and pedal harps for rent to her students. Callie teaches all musical styles, specializing in classical music and composition. She offers harp ensembles and recitals. She has a BA in Music Liberal Arts, and a MM in Music Composition, and has been teaching since 2010.

"The foundation of my teaching is good technique and understanding of music so that my students can play what they want to play on the harp for many years to come."

 

58501

Bismarck, ND
(Minot, Dickinson, Central/Western ND)

Gayla Sherman

Lever harp - all levels
Pedal harp - all levels
(701) 221-5894 - beautifulharp@hotmail.com

Gayla teaches private lessons for children and adults at her studio and at the University of Mary. No previous musical training is required, but she prefers that students have some piano. She also teaches beginning piano for students who begin harp without any formal piano training. Gayla teaches all musical styles, specializing in classical and folk music. She also teaches arranging and music theory. She offers harp ensembles and opportunities to play for worship in area congregations or for special engagements. Gayla has Bachelor and Masters degrees with minors in harp and church music. She studied with Gayle Barrington, Jean Altshuler, and Margaret Cooper, and has been teaching since 2000.

Performing professionally for over three decades, Gayla is known for her harp performance throughout the South and Midwest and has appeared with civic and community orchestras in Wisconsin, Texas, Kentucky, Missouri, Kansas, and North Dakota. She is principal harpist with the Bismarck-Mandan Symphony Orchestra and is music faculty (harp) for the University of Mary (Bismarck). Gayla is trained in both Salzedo and Grandjany methods.