Now enrolling new students for Fall 2018
Stephanie's Teaching Credentials
A master of music degree from Manhattan School of Music and a bachelor of music degree from University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Co-founder and co-director of the Houston Youth Harp Ensemble, a Saturday morning program that helps harp students in Houston further their musical growth and build a supportive harp community
Harp faculty at Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp in Twin Lake, Michigan, where she teaches highly talented high school aged harpists during the summer
Music residencies at Travis Elementary School in the Heights (2017–2018) and Monarch Institute (2016–2017) where she developed a music-oriented curriculum and helped students created a musical production
Da Camera of Houston Young Artist Fellow from 2016–2018, which facilitated teaching engagements in public, private, and charter schools all across Houston
Harp teacher Stephanie Gustafson has a decade of teaching experience in diverse settings, with students of all ages, backgrounds, and goals.
Stephanie has two teaching studios in Houston, located in the Heights and Woodlands/Spring. Students receive weekly lessons of 30, 45, or 60 minutes, dependent on age. Stephanie's students are given the opportunity to perform in two studio recitals each year—harpists are encouraged, but not required, to participate. Other performance opportunities are made available to interested students throughout the year, including competitions, ensemble playing, and community engagement. Lessons can include repertoire of all genres, customized based on the student's goals and interests. In addition to classical pieces, students may learn pop music, jazz, religious repertoire, holiday favorites, and students are encouraged to arrange music they love or compose songs for the harp.